The National Archives National Declassification Center (NDC) recently released its 2011 Prioritization Plan for eliminating the 400+ million page backlog of reviewed, but unavailable archival records. President Obama has charged the National Archives with eliminating the backlog by December 2013.
Also available, as Appendix B for Civilian Records and Appendix C for Defense records are FY 2011 Civilian and Defense work plans for Federal records. These plans provide greater detail on those records that will
be processed in 2011.
The plan is a roadmap for the NDC to declassify and process for release federal records and Presidential materials. The annual work plans provide greater detail about which entries or subject areas within records groups are scheduled for processing this year. NDC Director Sheryl Shenberger noted that “input from the public helped us focus on where to begin,” but she added that “our goal is to meet the President’s deadline to process the entire backlog by the end of 2013.”
The plans may be viewed online by clicking here. Additionally, comments about the plans or their implementation may be posted on the NDC blog [http://blogs.archives.gov/ndc] or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Progress updates and new release highlights will also be posted on the web site and announced on the blog.