ISOO to Brief the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Advisory Committee on December 10, 2020

John Powers, Associate Director for Classification Management, ISOO will join William P. Fischer, Director of the National Declassification Center in briefing the FOIA Advisory Committee on FOIA and classified records at their next meeting on Thursday, December 10 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. E.T. This virtual meeting is open to the public and registration … Continue reading ISOO to Brief the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Advisory Committee on December 10, 2020

ISOO Director Addresses the Automatic Declassification Deadlines and Declassification Review Requirements

ISOO Director Mark Bradley issued a memorandum to Senior Agency Officials reminding them of the December 31, 2020 deadline for automatic declassification and agency declassification review requirements. In consultation with the National Security Council and legal counsel, ISOO determined that Executive Order 13526, “Classified National Security Information,” does not permit a waiver or delay in … Continue reading ISOO Director Addresses the Automatic Declassification Deadlines and Declassification Review Requirements

ISOO Invites NISPPAC Virtual Meeting Participants to Complete Survey Through November 29, 2020

Although in-person meetings are preferred, at this time the virtual format best continues the work of the NISPPAC while keeping everyone safe.  In order to better plan for future engagements, please complete the short online survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NISPPAC111820. Your feedback will let us know what worked at the virtual event, and how we can improve the next NISPPAC meeting.  … Continue reading ISOO Invites NISPPAC Virtual Meeting Participants to Complete Survey Through November 29, 2020

Reminder for Registration for the NISPPAC’s Public Teleconference on November 18, 2020

The National Industrial Security Program Policy Advisory Committee (NISPPAC) will hold a teleconference open to the public at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 18, 2020.  You must register in advance through the Event Services link at https://ems8.intellor.com?do=register&t=1&p=831768 if you wish to attend.  Please do not share the individualized link, and instead, direct employees to register as well. NISPPAC … Continue reading Reminder for Registration for the NISPPAC’s Public Teleconference on November 18, 2020

ISOO Requires Agency Data Submissions Due on December 4, 2020

The deadline for federal agencies to submit their responses to the FY 2020 ISOO data collection effort is Friday, December 4, 2020.  Submissions should be sent to Mr. Adam Huddleston, Senior Program Analyst, at adam.huddleston@nara.gov In FY 2018, ISOO embarked on a multiyear effort to reform how it collects data from Federal agencies, intending to issue a … Continue reading ISOO Requires Agency Data Submissions Due on December 4, 2020

Senator Ron Wyden to Speak on the 2020 Declassification Reform Act Today at Noon

The Public Interest Declassification Board (PIDB) will host a virtual public meeting today (Wednesday, October 7, 2020) from Noon to 1:30 p.m. Senator Ron Wyden will discuss the bipartisan bill, the Declassification Reform Act of 2020, and the need to modernize the U.S. classification and declassification system. The meeting is open to the public. Register … Continue reading Senator Ron Wyden to Speak on the 2020 Declassification Reform Act Today at Noon