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NARA declassification chief tackles backlog

For years, a huge backlog of government agency documents in need of declassification has piled up at the National Archives and Records Administration. Now, however, a woman whose name is familiar in the federal declassification community is on board at NARA, taking the first steps toward whittling away at that backlog of 410 million pages of documents by a seemingly impossible deadline set in the law.

Tags: NARA , Public Interest Declassification Board , Sheryl Shenberger , best practices , Max Cacas

Friday - 07/23/2010, 07:11am EDT

Cool Jobs: DHS vet protects nation through food

Dr. Doug Meckes says his job is more than barns and chicken coops. As director of DHS's Food, Agriculture, and Veterinary Defense Division, he helps secure the nation by protecting our food supply. And he says the role of federal vets is only growing.

Tags: Doug Meckes , Auburn University , DHS , OPM , FDA , NIH , Smithsonian , Rachel Stevens

Wednesday - 07/14/2010, 06:55am EDT

History at risk over unclassified and declassified information

Without training and leadership, modern history may be lost forever.

Tags: mngt , transparency , classification , Martin Faga , Meredith Fuchs , NARA , Public Interest Declassification Board , GWU , National Security Archive

Tuesday - 07/14/2009, 01:30pm EDT

How do terrorist groups end?

Host Derrick Dortch talks with Christopher Harmon, the Major General Matthew C. Horner Chair of Military History at the Marine Corps University about the book "Towards a Grand Strategy Against Terrorism."
October 8, 2010

Tags: Christopher Harmon , Marine Corps University , Towards a Grand Strategy Against Terrorism , Homeland Security , Derrick Dortch , Fed Access , pay and benefits

Monday - 10/11/2010, 04:14pm EDT

Counterterrorism director Leiter to resign

National Counterterrorism Center director Michael Leiter will resign in the coming month. Leiter has been at NCTC since 2007, coming from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence

Tags: Defense , counterterrorism , National Counterterrorism Center , Office of the Director of National Intelligence , Michael Leiter

Thursday - 06/09/2011, 02:16pm EDT

National security plans for 21st century disasters

Your agency will function just fine after a major disaster. Richard Reed is the special assistant to the President for National Security Affairs and Senior Director for Resilience Policy at the Executive Office of the President. He's also the man that made that possible.

Tags: In Depth , management , disaster recovery , SAMMIES 2011 , Richard Reed

Tuesday - 05/24/2011, 06:33pm EDT

Osama bin Laden is dead

The "fog of war" is clearing and details about Osama bin Laden's death are changing.

Tags: Osama bin Laden , Pakistan , Intel Briefing , J.J. Green ,

Thursday - 05/05/2011, 04:04pm EDT

State Dept. puts embassies on alert after bin Laden killing

The State Department early Monday put U.S. embassies on alert and warned of the heightened possibility for anti-American violence after the killing of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden by American forces in Pakistan.

Tags: Osama bin Laden , State , embassies , Homeland Security , CIA , DoD

Monday - 05/02/2011, 12:43am EDT

Security shakeup explained

President Obama is expected to make personnel announcements Thursday to unveil a major shuffling of his national security team. We get details and analysis from the AP's Mark Smith and our own JJ Green.

Tags: Federal Drive , security , Mark Smith , JJ Green , Intel Briefing , management , Defense , DoD , CIA , Leon Panetta , David Patraeus

Thursday - 04/28/2011, 11:03am EDT
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