The National Archives has proposed a rule to address the problem of controlled unclassified information (CUI). CUI are government records that don't meet the level of security needed for classified information, but are nonetheless restricted from general access. There are no government-wide rules to deal with how this material is handled and there are more than 100 different markings federal agencies use to categorize this information.
Historians looking forward to publication of the long-awaited supplemental volume in the Foreign Relations of the United States series covering 1953 CIA actions in Iran will have to continue waiting. As reported by Steven Aftergood of the FAS Project on Government Secrecy, the planned release of this volume was blocked due to current events. Per the minutes of the 8 September Historical Advisory Committee, State Department Historian Stephen "Randolph
On Monday, December 8 at 11 am, the State Department Historical Advisory Committee meets in open session at the Department of State. Those interested in attending should e-mail [email protected].
HAC monitors and advises on the overall process of creating the Foreign Relations of the United States documentary series . More information about the committee is available on its website.
Commemorating Yuri Orlov's 90th birth on August 13, the National Security Archive at George Washington University and the Memorial Society in Moscow have posted Electronic Briefing Book No. 482. This extensive collection of formerly secret Soviet and U.S.