Advisory board urges White House to lead secrecy reform

From Secrecy News:

In a long-awaited report to the President, the Public Interest Declassification Board urged the White House to take the lead in fixing the national secrecy system.

The Public Interest Declassification Board is an advisory committee that was established by Congress to help promote possible access to the documentary record of significant U.S. national security decisions and activities.  In 2009, President Obama asked the Board to develop recommendations for “a more fundamental transformation of the security classification system.”

“The current classification and declassification systems are outdated,” wrote Board chair Amb. Nancy Soderberg in a November 27 transmittal letter to the President.