US government advisory group urges new declassification measures Alexis Unkovic at 4:30 PM ET
[JURIST] The Public Interest Declassification Board [NARA backgrounder] Wednesday pressed President George W. Bush for improvements to the existing US records declassification scheme in an era of increased government secrecy [JURIST news archive]. In a new report [PDF text], the group recommended establishing a National Declassification Program under the National Archivist, promulgating a system for identifying historically significant information, and setting up a system to expedite the declassification of presidential records. AP has more.
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