The White House is inviting your input on future treatment of classified information. The following is from this morning’s White House blog:
We are very interested in receiving your comments on how classified national security information policy should be revised. I am Martin Faga, Chairman of the Public Interest Declassification Board (PIDB), which is an advisory committee established to promote the fullest possible public access to a thorough, accurate, and reliable documentary record of significant U.S. national security decisions and activities.
On May 27, 2009, the President signed a Memorandum ordering the review of Executive Order 12958, as amended, ”Classified National Security Information” (pdf). The review of the Order is to be completed within 90 days. On June 2, 2009, the National Security Advisor asked the PIDB to assist in this review by soliciting recommendations for revisions to the Order to ensure adequate public input as the review moves forward.
In response to this request, the PIDB will first solicit recommendations through this blog. We expect to receive thoughtful comments that further the discussion of policy in four areas: declassification policy, a National Declassification Center, classification policy, and technology issues and challenges. We will begin today with declassification policy and allow commenting on this topic for three days before moving on to the next topic.
PLEASE ACCESS THE DECLASSIFICATION POLICY FORUM
It would be great if you would copy-and-paste what you write in the DPF in comments to this blog post. The resulting discussion on HLSwatch could contribute to the overall effort.