Public Interest Declassification Board (PIDB)

Meeting Agenda Thursday, July 22, 2010

Public Interest Declassification Board

Location: Capitol Visitor Center
Congressional Meeting Room North
Public Session

I. Welcome
(Martin Faga, Acting Chair and Jay Bosanko, Executive Secretary)

  9:30-9:40
II. Introduction of New Director of the National Declassification Center
(Sheryl Shenberger, Director of the NDC)

  9:40-9:50
III. Discussion of FRD Issues: The View from Outside
(Steven Aftergood, Federation of American Scientists; William Burr, National Security Archives; R. Stan Norris, Natural Resource Defense Council)

  9:50-10:50
Break
  10:50-11:00
IV. Discussion for FRD Issues: A Conversation with the Agencies
(Dr. Andrew Weston-Dawkes, Director, Office of Classification, Department of Energy; Steve Henry, Deputy Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Nuclear Matters, Department of Defense; Ambassador Robert Miller, Department of State)

  11:00-12:00
V. Opportunity for Public Comment 

  12:00-12:30
Break for Lunch
  12:30-1:30
VI. Declassification of Historical Congressional Records: Panel I
(Harold Reylea (ret.), Congressional Research Service; Dr. David M. Barrett, Villanova University; Don Ritchie, Senate Historian)

  1:30-2:45
Break

  2:45-3:00
VII. Declassification of Historical Congressional Records: Panel II
(Porter Goss, former chair of House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI); Michael Sheehy, former Staff Director of HPSCI)

  3:00-3:45
VIII. Opportunity for Public Comment
(Porter Goss, former chair of House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI); Michael Sheehy, former Staff Director of HPSCI)
  3:45-4:15
IX. Public Session Adjournment (Porter Goss, former chair of House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI); Michael Sheehy, former Staff Director of HPSCI)   4:15
Break   4:15-4:30
Executive Session    
X. Board Member Discussion
  • Issues raised at today's meeting
  4:30-5:30
XI. Executive Session Adjournment   5:30

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