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Imagery Declassification Preparations Continue

12.19.12 | 1 min read | Text by Steven Aftergood

Intelligence community officials have been meeting with representatives of the National Archives to discuss the anticipated declassification and release of intelligence imagery from the KH-9 satellite dating between 1971 and 1984.

Officials have been negotiating the transfer of the original negatives from the KH-9 system and the provision of finding aids, according to a newly released but heavily redacted report from the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, dated June 2012.

Multiple releases of declassified imagery are planned over the coming year “with final delivery of imagery scheduled for September 2013.”  See “Intelligence Imagery Set to be Disclosed in 2013,” Secrecy News, October 22, 2012.

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