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Saturday, August 16 • 8:30am - 9:45am
SESSION 608 - Federal Declassification Initiatives and Challenges

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Join panelists from within and outside the U.S. government to discuss the changes to declassification policy and practice since 2009 as well as the further changes that will be required to ensure access to an expanding universe of classified U.S. government records in the coming years. The speakers discuss the work of the National Declassification Center, the roles of the Interagency Security Classification Appeals Panel and the Public Interest Declassification Board, and the problem of unauthorized disclosures in clouding the public’s confidence in the classification system.

Carpenter: Federal Declassification Initiatives and Challenges: Introduction
Daley:
The Effects of Publicized Unauthorized Disclosures on Security Review
Mengel: The National Declassification Center Goals and Progress
Powers: The Public Interest Declassification Board's Recommendations for Classification and Declassification Reform
Ronan: The Role of the Interagency Security Classification Appeals Panel

Speakers
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Bill Burr

Senior Analyst, The National Security Archive
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William C. Carpenter

Senior Program Analyst, National Archives and Records Administration, Information Security Oversight Office
William C. Carpenter is a senior program analyst at the Information Security Oversight Office at NARA, where he works on declassification policy and leads the staff of the Interagency Security Classification Appeals Panel.
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David Daley

SECURITY REVIEW SPECIALIST, Department of Defense
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David J. Mengel

Deputy Director, National Declassification Center, National Archives and Records Administration
David started with the National Archives in 1991 in the records declassification division, and is currently the NARA Liaison to the Interagency Security Classification Appeals Panel (ISCAP), and Deputy Director of the National Declassification Center.
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John Powers

Associate Director, Classification Management, National Archives and Records Administration, Information Security Oversight Office
John Powers serves as the senior staff officer managing the work of the Interagency Security Classification Appeals Panel,leads a team supporting the Public Interest Declassification Board (PIDB), and represents ISOO on interagency working groups.
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Mary Ronan

Director, Access Management, National Security Council Staff


Saturday August 16, 2014 8:30am - 9:45am
Washington 5 [Exhibition Level] Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Road NW, Washington, DC 20008

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