Thursday, April 27, 2006

National Archives Audit

As we mentioned in our February 22 post, National Archives (NARA) has been reviewing the reclassification of documents in their collection. They just released an audit of the documents that were removed from public view. It discovered that of "a sample consisting of 1,353 of the withdrawn records, we concluded that 64 percent of the sampled records did, in fact, contain information that clearly met the standards for continued classification. " NARA has released "Interim Guidelines Governing Re-review of Previously Declassified Records at the National Archives." These guidelines require a report of the number of records withdrawn by which agencies at least once a year.

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