In March 2015 NARA’s National Declassification Center initiated an “Indexing on Demand” program which allows researchers to request priority processing for records that have been declassified by not yet undergone the final processing required for their release to the public. More information is available at: http://blogs.archives.gov/ndc/2015/03/19/a-new-opportunity-to-request-priority-processing/
On 26 July 1948, by Executive Order 9981, President Truman ordered the desegregation of the U.S. armed forces. What were the foreign policy implications for relations with countries hosting U.S. armed forces?
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.