National Declassification Center Issues Progress Report

The National Declassification Center at the National Archives has released its Third Bi-Annual status report. This report details the progress made since January 2010 in meeting the President’s December 29, 2009, charge to eliminate the approximately 400 million page back log of reviewed, but not publicly available records at NARA. Click here to view the executive summary.

Below is a summary of the progress the NDC has made thus far in reducing the backlog:

  • Total pages evaluated in the NDC referral quality review process (January 1, 2010 – June 30, 2011): 117,404,134 pages.
  • Total pages that have completed all processing: 18,038,692 pages. Total pages released to the public (also includes 603,126 pages released in the Interagency Referral Center; January 1, 2010 – June 30, 2011): 16,594,585 pages.
  • Total back log pages requiring referral quality review processing as of June 30, 2011: 268,795,866 pages.