0 Replies Latest reply on Jun 6, 2016 11:26 AM by Meredith Stewart

    RSVP for the next meeting of the Public Interest Declassification Board

    Meredith Stewart Adventurer

      Calling all those interested in open government and declassification!  The following invitation is from the Public Interest Declassification Board. Please consider attending the meeting on June 23, 2016.  Register to attend. 




      Join us at the next public meeting of the PIDB!


      When: Thursday, June 23, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.


      Doors Open: 9:15 a.m.


      Where: The Archivist's Reception Room, Room 105, National Archives and Records Administration


      Address: 700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC (Enter through the Pennsylvania Ave. Lobby)


      The Public Interest Declassification Board (PIDB) will hold a public meeting to report on its work in developing recommendations to modernize the classification and declassification system.  Members will report on their ongoing investigation into how the use of technological applications will modernize declassification, making it more efficient and effective in the digital age.  Additionally, the PIDB has invited a representative from the White House to discuss the Administration's policies and initiatives to increase government transparency.  At the PIDB's last public meeting, Deputy Chief Technology Officer of the United States, Alex MacGillivray, spoke of the need for Government to adopt the use of technologies in its work processes to improve access and use of Government information.


      We will allot time for questions and comments from the public.


      This meeting is open to the public. However, due to space limitations and access procedures, we require individuals planning to attend the meeting to register on Eventbrite:




      Attendees must enter through the Pennsylvania Avenue entrance. Please note we require one form of Government-issued photo identification (e.g. driver’s license) to gain admittance. For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations, please contact the PIDB staff at 202-357-5342 or pidb@nara.gov. Two weeks advance notice will allow us to provide access.


      Press may contact NARA's Public Affairs Office at 202-357-5300.


      Be sure to stay connected to the Board’s activities and look for more information about the Board on its website and its blog, Transforming Classification.