August 24, 2012 – On August 29 in Washington, DC, the National Archives National Declassification Center (NDC) will host its third public forum. The forum’s theme is “NDC challenges at two years: What did we learn, and how are we moving forward?” NDC Director Sheryl Shenberger will update the public on declassification progress toward meeting the President’s goal of eliminating the backlog of unprocessed classified records by December 31, 2013. She will also discuss the fifth Bi-annual Report on Operations of the National Declassification Center.
The National Declassification Center at the National Archives at College Park was established under Executive Order 13526 on December 30, 2009. The NDC’s mission is to align people, processes, and technologies to advance the declassification and public release of historically valuable permanent records while maintaining national security.
At the forum, two inter-agency panels will address NDC’s progress over the past two years. National Archives staff will update the public on standardized declassification training and changes to declassification policy. The forum will conclude with a question and answer session with members of the public.
Additional information is available on the National Archives and Records Administration’s website.
[Posted by: Erin Mosley]