Monday, March 14, 2011

Public Interest Declassification Board event at Newseum Weds March 16th, 2011

Sorry for the late notice but I just got this email today. - Joe

This Wednesday, March 16, the Public Interest Declassification Board will host a panel discussion at the Newseum in conjunction with the First Amendment Center's full-day conference in commemoration of National Freedom of Information Day.  "Technology, Classification, Declassification, and the Public Interest" will take place from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm.  If you have not yet registered for this event, please contact the First Amendment Center at 202/292-6288 or

That day the Board will also open its blog, Transforming Classification, for public comment.  The purpose of this blog is to solicit public comment on the Board's draft proposals to the President for transforming the classification system.  The Board will begin their conversation with posts on using technology to improve the de/classification system and rethinking information management in the electronic environment.  Subsequent posts will detail initiatives to speed up declassification reviews, level the classification system, and ensure declassification reviews of historical nuclear information and historical Congressional records. 

The blog will be open for comment from March 16 to May 4.  The URL is

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