An Update from the National Declassification Center

07.27.11 | 1 min read | Text by Steven Aftergood

In the past 18 months, the National Declassification Center has completed processing of less than 5% of the 400 million page backlog of 25 year old historical records that are awaiting declassification.  Still, the Center “remain[s] confident” that it will meet the December 2013 deadline set by President Obama for processing the entire backlog.

The Center has just published a new biannual report outlining its progress to date along with a description of current efforts and challenges ahead.  The report notes that of the 18 million pages that have undergone declassification review at the Center thus far, 92% have been declassified and made available to the public.