NARA Participated In Keeping Gov Docs Secret After Declassification Occured

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on April 11, 2006

Follow-up to April 10, 2006 posting, Archivist Statement on Declassification of MOU Between National Archives and U.S. Air Force, this press release today from the National Security Archive: “The National Archives and Records Administration secretly agreed to a covert effort, led by the Air Force, the CIA, and other still-hidden intelligence entities, to remove open-shelf archival records and reclassify them while disguising the results so that researchers would not complain, according to a previously secret Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The secret agreement, made between the Air Force and the National Archives, was declassified pursuant to a Freedom of Information Act request by the National Security Archive and posted on the NARA website yesterday.”

  • AP: “The National Archives agreed to seal previously public CIA and Pentagon records and to keep silent about U.S. intelligence’s role in the reclassification, according to an agreement released under the Freedom of Information Act.”
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