Thanking Information Security Professionals at ISOO

Like most Federal agencies and departments, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is commemorating Public Service Recognition Week virtually this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO) is part of NARA and we are also celebrating the work of our staff this week virtually as well. Public Service Recognition … Continue reading Thanking Information Security Professionals at ISOO

FOIA Advisory Committee to Hold Public Meeting Online, May 1

The FOIA Advisory Committee will hold a virtual meeting, online and open to the public from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Friday, May 1, 2020. The agenda for this public meeting will focus on the Committee’s report and draft recommendations from its Vision Subcommittee and Time/Volume Subcommittee, including four recommendations that the Committee agreed to … Continue reading FOIA Advisory Committee to Hold Public Meeting Online, May 1

Interagency Security Classification Appeals Panel Status During Covid-19 Pandemic

On March 18, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) completely closed its facility in downtown Washington, D.C. due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The staff of the Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO), who also comprise the staff of the Interagency Security Classification Appeals Panel (ISCAP), is affected by the facility closure. ISOO provides all program … Continue reading Interagency Security Classification Appeals Panel Status During Covid-19 Pandemic

CUI Program Offers Training on CUI Marking Fundamentals

The CUI Program has scheduled a webex training session on “CUI Marking Fundamentals,” for April 23, 2020, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (EDT). Participants will receive a certificate of completion for attending, and the session will also provide an update on the CUI Program and its implementation by Executive Branch agencies.  For information on … Continue reading CUI Program Offers Training on CUI Marking Fundamentals

CUI Program Blog Identifies Common Issues for Teleworkers

The CUI Program Blog has posted a blog discussing common issues that may arise when employees telework with Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI). The blog calls for Federal agencies to consult with CUI Program Officials in developing guidance for teleworking with CUI, and for front-line supervisors to discuss with their employees how best to protect CUI … Continue reading CUI Program Blog Identifies Common Issues for Teleworkers

The Interagency Security Classification Appeals Panel declassifies over 500 pages and 70 minutes of video

On Thursday, April 9, the Interagency Security Classification Appeals Panel (ISCAP) posted over 500 pages of declassified documents and approximately 70 minutes of declassified videos. Topics in this release include the Israeli and Pakistani nuclear weapons programs, the war in Afghanistan, and training material from the National Security Agency (NSA). The declassified NSA training material … Continue reading The Interagency Security Classification Appeals Panel declassifies over 500 pages and 70 minutes of video

Congressional Requirements to Digitize Military Service Records Support Progress toward Improving Classification and Declassification

The Fiscal Year 2020 (FY 2020) National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) requires that the Department of Defense (DOD) provide veterans and former members of the Armed Services with a machine readable and electronically transferable Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214) by December 31, 2023.  This legislation supports the implementation of … Continue reading Congressional Requirements to Digitize Military Service Records Support Progress toward Improving Classification and Declassification

Intelligence Community Inspectors General required to submit Annual Reports on IC Agency Classification and Declassification Actions

For the next three fiscal years (FY 2020-2022), the FY2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) requires Intelligence Community (IC) Inspectors General (IGs) to submit reports to both House and Senate intelligence committees on adherence to classification and declassification policies at their agencies.  The reports must be submitted by the IGs of the Central Intelligence Agency … Continue reading Intelligence Community Inspectors General required to submit Annual Reports on IC Agency Classification and Declassification Actions