Acting Director, Information Security Oversight Office
Mr. William P. Fischer was appointed as Acting Director of ISOO, effective July 3, 2023. ISOO is responsible to the President for policy and oversight of the government-wide security classification system under Executive Order 13526, the National Industrial Security Program under Executive Order 12829, as amended, and the Controlled Unclassified Information Program under Executive Order 13556. As the Acting Director of ISOO, Mr. Fischer serves as the Executive Secretary of the Interagency Security Classification Appeals Panel and the Public Interest Declassification Board, and as the Chairman of the National Industrial Security Program Policy Advisory Committee, the State, Local, Tribal, and Private Sector Policy Advisory Committee, and the Controlled Unclassified Information Advisory Council.
William P. Fischer was appointed Director of the National Declassification Center in February 2019, and will continue to serve in this position while Acting Director of ISOO. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Fischer served in a number of positions at the Department of State involving records management, declassification, and other information access programs. He most recently served as the Deputy Director of the Office of Information Programs and Services at the State Department. Prior to joining the Department of State in 2008, Mr. Fischer served in a variety of archival roles at NARA from 1998 to 2008.
Mr. Fischer holds a B.A. in History from the University of Montana, an M.A. in History from Montana State University, and a Ph.D. in History from the Catholic University of America.
Updated July 3, 2023