Recommendations and Reports
This white paper reaffirms the PIDB’s most important recommendation for developing and ensuring such a system is the adoption of a government-wide technology investment strategy for the management of classified information.
This Report is a supplemental report focusing on topic-based declassification prioritization as a means to transform the security classification system.
Transforming the Security Classification System – November, 2012
This Report to the President discusses 14 recommendations on how to transform the security classification system.
- Response from the National Security Advisor – September 2, 2009
This letter thanks the Public Interest Declassification Board (PIDB) for their work in soliciting public comment for the review of Executive Order 12958, as amended.
- Letter to the National Security Advisor – July 21, 2009
Summary of Comments Received from the Public – July 21, 2009
The letter and summary represent the efforts of the PIDB to satisfy the June 2, 2009 request of the National Security Advisor. The letter highlights four key themes that the Board saw in the public comments at the July 8, 2009 meeting and the Declassification Policy Forum. The summary of public comments is meant to capture not only what the public stated, but also the diversity of views.
- Summary of Comments Received from the Public – July 21, 2009
- Declassification Policy Forum – June 28, 2009, through July 27, 2009
In response to the National Security Advisor's request, the PIDB hosted a blog discussion on four topics: Declassification Policy, National Declassification Center, Classification Policy, and Technology Challenges and Opportunities. The Board also held a public meeting on July 8, 2009 to solicit recommendations from members of the public .
- Letter from the National Security Advisor– June 2, 2009
This letter requests that the PIDB hold a series of public forums to solicit recommendations for revisions to Executive Order 12958, as amended, "Classified National Security Information."
- PIDB Letter to the President – March 6, 2009
This letter makes recommendations to the President for comprehensive reform of the current approach to declassification.
- Improving Declassification – January 2, 2008
This report to the President highlights 15 issues in the declassification system and the corresponding recommendations from the PIDB.