Open Government at the National Archives
Updates on Transparency, Participation, and Collaboration
August 29, 2013 - The National Archives issues NARA Bulletin 2013-02: Guidance on a New Approach to Managing Email Records. Learn more about this new approach called "Capstone" on the Records Express Blog.
August 16, 2013 - The FOIA Ombudsman Blog discusses NARA's updated FOIA Regulation, published as a proposed rule in the Federal Register on August 5. The public can submit comments until October 4, 2013.
March 14, 2013 - Ambassador Nancy Soderberg, Chair of the Public Interest Declassification Board, discusses transforming the security classification system at an event at the Brennan Center for Justice. Learn more about the event on the Transforming Classification blog.
March 12, 2013 - The National Archives announces it will contribute 1.2 million digital images of records to the Digital Public Library of America. Learn more about project on the National Archives Press Release.
March 11, 2013 - Nancy Soderberg, Chair of the Public Interest Declassification Board, commemorates Sunshine Week on the Transforming Classification blog.
March 11, 2013 - The National Archives celebrates Sunshine Week with a display of the original Freedom of Information Act and a demonstration of FOIAonline. Learn more about these events on the FOIA Ombudsman blog.
March 7, 2013 - The FOIA Ombudsman blog discusses professionalizing the FOIA profession with the 0306 Government Information Specialist job series.
January 11, 2013 - NARA's Motion Picture, Sound, and Video Branch announces they will publish a quarterly list of newly declassified sound and film recordings. Learn more about these efforts and view the list on the Media Matters blog.
December 6, 2012 - The Public Interest Declassification Board publicly releases its Report to the President on Transforming the Security Classification System. Learn more about the report on the Transforming Classification blog.
November 29, 2012 - The National Archives held the first meeting of senior agency officials for the Managing Government Records Directive. Learn more about this meeting on the Records Express blog.
November 15, 2012 - The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) releases its Performance and Accountability Report for Fiscal Year 2012. The report contains information about the agency's accomplishments, management challenges, and complete audited financial statements.
October 1, 2012 - FOIAonline launches to assist FOIA requestors seeking records from five Federal agencies. Requestors can submit FOIA requests, track their progress, communicate with the processing agency, search other requests, and access previously released responsive documents and file appeals with participating agencies. Learn more on the FOIA Ombudsman blog.
October 2012 - The National Archives launches a new declassification portal to provide a single point of access for declassification actions at the agency. Users can find information about the National Declassification Center, the Public Interest Declassification Board, the Presidential Libraries, and the Interagency Security Classification Appeals Panel.
September 25, 2012 - Federal Register 2.0 is receives the Bright Idea Award for innovative government initiatives by the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Learn more on the OFR Blog.
September 25, 2012 - The annual Records Administration Conference (RACO) is held at the National Archives Building in Washington, DC. Learn more about this event on the Records Express Blog or watch the video on USTREAM (password RACO2012).
September 11, 2012 - The National Declassification Center releases more than 1,000 pages of records related to the Katyn Forest Massacre. Learn more on the NDC Blog.
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