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A transcript of the National Declassification Center's first open forum is now available at

www.justiceforkennedy.blogspot.com

I think you'll find it quite interesting.

Joe Backes

Thanks, Joe,

JFK Documents are listed as Record Group 272 - under "Kennedy Assassination Commission," a high interest, easy to process group, but for some reason, one that I think will be more difficult than they have estimated.

Here's the Plan, which sets a background for what's being said.

BK

http://jfkcountercou...ification-plan/

THE NATIONAL DECLASSIFICATION CENTER

Releasing All We Can, Protecting What We Must 1

National Declassification Center Prioritization Plan

I. Background

On 29 December 2009, President Obama signed Executive Order 13526 (E.O. 13526), creating the National Declassification Center (NDC) under the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), and a memo entitled "Implementation of the Executive Order, Classified National Security Information." The following day Archivist of the United States David Ferriero established the NDC to achieve the goals of ensuring that records are reviewed in a timely and efficiently, and making these records available to the public. Once established, the Acting NDC Director began developing a prioritization plan, in compliance with section 3.7(d) of E.O. 13526, for the declassification review and public release of classified records held by NARA. The plan incorporates the interests of NARA's customers, to include researchers, the general public, the media and Federal agencies, and the Public Interest Declassification Board's (PIDB)1 recommendation that records of high public interest receive declassification priority. The NDC Director will use the plan to prioritize declassification, and the adjudication of referrals in the Interagency Referral Center (IRC)2 and the Remote Archives Capture (RAC)3 programs.

The plan was developed to ensure that declassification resources are applied in a thorough and consistent manner, while focusing on those records of the highest public interest.

II. Prioritization Method

To achieve the NDC goal of making declassified records available to the public, three factors affect how records will be prioritized:

1) High Public Interest The NDC will use a variety of sources, including public input through a variety of social media technologies, and information about records requested in the NARA research rooms, and by the public through the Freedom of Information Act, the Presidential Records Act and Mandatory Declassification Review provisions of E.O. 135264, to determine the level of public interest.

2) Likelihood of Declassification Factors include complexity of information, volume of tabs (exemptions, exclusions, referrals) and age of material. There are a number of lower level classified records which may lend themselves to quick turnaround, while other records contain classified information that must be protected under E.O. 13526 and will not result in significant public release.

3) Resources Required to Complete Declassification Some Record Groups (RGs) are have information that must be protected under the provisions established in E.O. 13526, and contain multiple referrals to other equity agencies. Addressing interagency referrals is labor intensive for the NDC and the agencies in the current process. Performing declassification is more difficult on records with multiple referrals and would slow down the process. Researcher interest would determine how these records fit into the prioritization plan.

To apply these criteria to classified records and develop a balanced plan, the NDC developed a matrix that places classified records in one of four categories. The categories are illustrated on a four quadrant diagram (figure 1). Figure 1

High Public Interest

1

2

Easy

Difficult

3

4

Low Public Interest

The following definitions were applied to each axis:

The horizontal axis represents the likelihood of declassification and the level of effort required to move records through the NDC to the open shelf. o Records determined to be "Easy" have few referrals and/or have a high probability of declassification.

o Records determined to be "Difficult" contain multiple referrals and/or have most of the documents exempted under E.O. 13526.

The vertical axis shows the level of public interest in the declassification of the records (as defined above).

Using these definitions each category (quadrant on Figure 1) was then defined as:

Category 1 (High Interest, Easy to process) 1% of the backlog

Category 2 (High Interest, Difficult to process) 90% of the backlog of Federal records and 100% of Presidential materials referred through the RAC.

Category 3 (Low Interest, Easy to process) 2% of the backlog

Category 4 (Low Interest, Difficult to process) 7% of the backlog

Initially the NDC will devote the majority of resources to the records in categories 1 and 2, with fewer resources devoted to categories 3 and 4.

Using this matrix model, NDC placed the classified record groups (RG) and Presidential materials into one of the four categories. Each RG will be further subdivided to place each series or collection into one of the four categories (see Appendix A). The NDC will use this information to prioritize review of records in the RAC system and the IRC, and to develop work plans that will focus on the highest priority records for declassification review and release. In preparation for discussions with agency partners and the public, the NDC, in coordination with the Office of Presidential Libraries, developed the following draft prioritization plan:

III. Prioritization Plan

Within the NDC there will be two separate workflows:

Quality Assurance review and release of the eligible material within the 408 million page backlog of Federal records cited in the President's Memo5;

Declassification review and release of interagency referrals of eligible Federal records through the IRC, and Presidential records referred through the RAC.

5 In section 2 of the President's memo he states "Under the direction of the National Declassification

Declassification Review and Interagency Referrals

By analyzing the goals and deadlines for each of these processes the NDC has determined that - for Federal records - the primary focus must be eliminating the backlog. For Federal records, the processing of interagency Federal referrals will be a secondary focus. This approach will make the largest volume of declassified records available to the public in the shortest period of time. The NDC will concentrate the majority of the declassification review resources on Federal records that fall into categories one and two of the prioritization plan, with fewer resources utilized on categories three and four.

A similar analysis of approaches to declassification of interagency referrals, led to the conclusion that the primary focus for these materials must be processing of interagency referrals. The priority for interagency referrals will be the high interest Presidential records in the RAC.

Using input from reference archivists at Archives II and the Office of Presidential Libraries, the chart below outlines the top priorities for the backlog and interagency referrals.

Backlog Priorities

(Federal Records)

Interagency Referral Priorities

(Presidential and Federal Records)

Category 1 Records

Presidential Referrals through RAC

Category 2 Records: High Interest RGs that account for 2/3 of records pulled for

researchers at Archives II:

Department of State

o RG 59 General Records of the Department of State

o RG 84 Records of the Foreign Service Posts of the Department of State

RG 306 Records of the U.S. Information Agency

RG 19 Records of the Bureau of Ships

Army (Units in WWII, Korea and Vietnam)

o RG 407 Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1917

o RG 472 Records of the U.S. Forces in Southeast Asia, 1950-1975

RG 226 Records of the Office of Strategic Services

High level military records

o RG 218 Records of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff

o RG 319 Records of the Army Staff

o RG 330 Records of the Office of the Secretary of Defense

o RG 338 Records of U.S. Army Operational, Tactical, and Support Organizations

o RG 342 Records of U.S. Air Force Commands, Activities, and Organizations

Category 3 Records

Category 4 Records

Harry S Truman - Remaining Backlog of Referrals

Dwight D. Eisenhower - Remaining Backlog of Referrals

John F. Kennedy National Security Files

Lyndon Baines Johnson National Security Files

Richard Nixon o Erlichman and Haldeman Staff Member Office Files

o President's Office File

o Latin American Country Files

Gerald R. Ford National Security Files

Jimmy Carter o Brzezinski Materials

o Jimmy Carter Presidential President's Files Staff Secretary's File

o NSC Institutional Files, 1977-81

o Donated Historical Material Mondale, Walter F.

Kissinger Collection Scanned at the Library of Congress - Materials related to China

Federal Record Referrals

Federal Records in the IRC

The annual goals and resource allocations for processing and review of Federal and Presidential records in the NDC will be approved by the NDC Director in consultation with Office of Presidential Libraries, NDC management, agencies participating in the NDC, and the public. The NDC Director will provide each agency with a list of NDC priorities to guide their declassification work planning, the volume of Federal and Presidential records in their review queues under the NDC, and review deadlines for records under the NDC. Agencies will be expected to provide a sufficient number of reviewers to meet established NDC goals, or accept automatic declassification of their equities as outlined in E.O. 13526.

This plan sets the priorities for the remainder of the current and next fiscal years. NDC priorities will be updated at three year intervals, or as needed based on changing priorities and workloads.

IV. Public Input

The NDC is committed to focusing our efforts on those records determined to be of high public interest. Draft prioritization plans will be created using NARA experts to identify which records are of high pubic interest. To ensure NDC prioritization plans meet the needs of the public, the NDC Director in conjunction with the Office of Presidential Libraries will solicit public input through a series of programs using social media tools and town hall meetings. Draft plans will be made available on the NDC website, and distributed to archival, historical (both Federal and non-Federal), and public interest groups through e-mail, and other social media tools. The NDC will utilize blogs and public forums to collect input on draft plans. The NDC Director will consolidate all input to create a final version of the plan, and establish milestones. The final plan, milestones and quarterly progress reports will be available to the public on the NDC website.

The NDC will update prioritization plans as high priority records are declassified and priorities change. We will continue to use social media tools to encourage and collect public input for future updates. Through these efforts we will maintain a plan that strives to meet the expectations of the public and the President's vision for an interagency National Declassification Center.

1 The Public Interest Declassification Board is an advisory committee established by Congress in order to promote the fullest possible public access to a thorough, accurate, and reliable documentary record of significant U.S. national security decisions and activities.

2 The Interagency Referral Center was developed in 2006 by NARA as part of the National Declassification Initiative (NDI). The IRC was a voluntary program that consolidated review and referral (information within a document that is potentially classified by another agency) of Federal records in NARA custody into one central location within the National Archives at College Park. The IRC is now mandatory and part of the NDC.

3 The Remote Archives Capture Program was established in 1996 as a joint effort between the Presidential Libraries and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to facilitate declassification review and referral of classified Presidential papers in remote locations. This program digitally scans remotely located Presidential classified records and makes all twenty-five year old classified materials available electronically for declassification review in a centralized location in the Washington, DC area.

4 Researchers may submit FOIA and MDR requests for records at NARA that are not yet available to the public.

5 In section 2 of the President's memo he states "Under the direction of the National Declassification Center (NDC), and utilizing recommendations of an ongoing Business Process Review in support of the NDC, referrals and quality assurance problems within a backlog of more than 400 million pages of accessioned Federal records previously subject to automatic declassification shall be addressed in a manner that will permit public access to all declassified records from this backlog no later than December 31, 2013."

6 Appendix A Breakdown of NARA Federal RGs into Categories

Category 1 Record Groups (High Interest, Easy to Process) RG

Title

Entries

Volume

24 Bureau of Navy Personnel (Deck Logs)

107 Secretary of War

153 JAG (Army)

160 U.S. Army Service Forces (WWII)

226 Office of Strategic Services

260 U.S. Occupation Headquarters, WWII

263 Central Intelligence Agency

272 Kennedy Assassination Commission

Security Counsel

304 Office of Civil and Defense Mobilization

331 Allied Operational and Occupation Headquarters WWII

332U.S. Theaters of War, WWII

336 Chief, Transportation

337 HQ, Army Ground Forces

359 Office of Science and Technology

472 U.S Forces in Southeast Asia

494 U.S. Army Forces in the Middle Pacific (WWII) 1

500 U.S. Army Major Operational and Tactical Formations (WWII and after)

1 1 2,286 cuft

Category 2 Record Groups (High Interest, Difficult to Process) RG

Title

Entries

Volume

Bureau of Ships

Chief of Naval Operations

International Conferences, Commissions and Expositions

State Department

Department of Justice

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Bureau of Aeronautics

Bureau of Ordnance

Chief of Engineers

Foreign Service Posts

Quartermaster General

Chief Signal Officer

United States Marine Corps

Chief of Ordnance

Inspector General (Army)

Chemical Warfare Service

Naval Districts and Shore Establishments

Pardon Attorney

Joint Chiefs of Staff

National Aeronautics and Space Admin.

Securities and Exchange Commission

Commerce Records Relating to International Commercial Operations (see RG 489)

U.S. Agency for International Development

Office of Naval Research

U.S. Information Agency

Naval Operating Forces

Atomic Energy Commission

Office of the Secretary of Defense

Office of the Secretary of the Army

U.S. Army Operational, Tactical and Support Organizations

Office of the Secretary of the Air Force

HQ U.S. Air Force (Air Staff)

U.S. Air Force Commands, Activities, and Organizations

Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR)

Naval Ship Systems Command (NAVSEA)

Joint Commands

Defense Intelligence Agency

U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency

Bureau of Naval Weapons

Records of the Adjutant General's Office

General Records of the Department of the Navy

Records of Organizations in Executive Office of the President (Federal Records)

Energy Research and Development Agency

Department of Energy

Independent Counsels

Watergate Special Prosecution Force

U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM)

U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM)

U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM)

U.S. European Command (EUCOM)

U.S. Army, Europe (USAREUR)

U.S. Army, Pacific (USARPAC)

151,793 cuft

Category 3 Record Groups (Low Interest, Easy to Process) RG

Title

Entries

Volume

Veterans Affairs

District Courts

Federal Housing Administration

Hydrographic Office

Bureau of Accounts (Treasury)

Commerce

Interior

Treasurer of the U.S.

U.S. Geological Survey

National Archives and Records Administration

Bureau of Mines

General Records of the Department of the Navy

Immigration and Naturalization Service

Secret Service

Public Health Service

United States Attorneys

Judge Advocate General (Navy)

Office of Alien Property

Bureau of Supplies and Accounts

Bureau of Forei1gn and Domestic Commerce

Foreign Agricultural Service

National Institute of Standards and Technology

National Guard Bureau

Federal Communications Commission

Department of Labor

Panama Canal

Civil Aeronautics Board

Chief of Finance (Army)

Office of Censorship

Temporary Committees, Commissions and Boards

Office of Scientific Research and Development

Federal Aviation Administration

Collection of Foreign Records Seized

Bureau of Labor Statistics

National Council on Marine Resources and Engineering Development

National Science Foundation

Records of the FEMA

International Military Agencies

Records of the Defense Logistics Agency

Heritage Conservation and Recreation Service

Bureau of Economic Analysis

U.S. Travel and Tourism Administration

Economic Development Administration

Provost Marshal General

Office of Emergency Preparedness

Federal Highway Administration

Records of the Environmental Protection Agency

National Telecommunications and Information Administration

Records of the Overseas Private Investment Corp.

Financial Management Service

Economic Stabilization Programs

U.S. Foreign Assistance Agencies

International Trade Administration

Peace Corps

Department of Defense Inspector General

Category 4 Record Groups (Low Interest, Difficult to Process) RG

Title

Entries

Volume

Office of Management and Budget

Department of the Treasury

Bureau of Yards and Docks

Records of the Surgeon General (Army)

Publications of the U.S. Government

Naval Intelligence Command

Federal Property Resources Service

International Military Agencies

Interservice Agencies

Naval Electronic Systems Command (NAVELEX)

Naval Ordinance Systems Command (NAVORD)

Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP)

Interdepartmental and Intradepartmental Committees (State)

Maritime Administration (MARAD)

Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

Defense Information Systems Agency

Defense Nuclear Agency/ Defense Threat Reduction Agency

Chief of Naval Material (NAVMAT)

Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC)

General Accounting Office

Defense Mapping Agency

Bureau of Export Administration

Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS)

U.S. Army Material Command

Continental Army Command (CONARC) (modern)

U.S. Army Forces in Alaska

U.S. Army Forces in the Caribbean

U.S. Army Military District of Washington (MDW)

Military Traffic Management Command (MTMC)

U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC)

General HQs, Far East Command, Supreme Commander Allied Powers, & United Nations Command (FECOM, SCAP, UNC)

U.S. Army Forces Command (FORCECOM)

11,439 cuft

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A transcript of the National Declassification Center's first open forum is now available at

www.justiceforkennedy.blogspot.com

I think you'll find it quite interesting.

Joe Backes

The NDC's "prioritization plan," can be found here - http://www.archives.gov/declassification/prioritization-plan.pdf

The whole point of the forum was to discuss this draft plan.

You can add your comments about the plan on their blog here - http://blogs.archives.gov/ndc/?p=31&cpage=1#comment-18

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A transcript of the National Declassification Center's first open forum is now available at

www.justiceforkennedy.blogspot.com

I think you'll find it quite interesting.

Joe Backes

The NDC's "prioritization plan," can be found here - http://www.archives....zation-plan.pdf

The whole point of the forum was to discuss this draft plan.

You can add your comments about the plan on their blog here - http://blogs.archive...ge=1#comment-18

Here's some JFK assassination related highlights from the transcript at Joe's blog. Thanks Joe. BK

Dr. Michael Kurtz - Michael Kurtz has been at NARA since 1974, and is currently the Assistant Archivist for Record Services, Washington, D.C. He was the acting director of the NDC from its establishment and is chair of the interagency senior steering group that advises the NDC on policy issues...

For the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, we are looking to review the national security files for their national security advisors and that would be the significant programs at each of those libraries...

...On the questions related to the John F. Kennedy assassination review records, just to note that we have 5 million pages that are in the RRB records [he mangled it, he meant of course the ARRB records.] the assassination review board records. Less then 1% of those records at this point are classified in full and they are scheduled to be released in 2017, unless an agency makes a direct appeal to the president. And it would be at the presidential level that any decision would be made on whether that small amount of material needs to be, continues to be classified.

Questions also came in about the concern that agencies are holding back relevant records related to the JFK assassination and I want to say that any reports that we receive on those reports will be investigated and looked into. At this point we have not found agencies holding back assassination related records. There is some ongoing litigation involving the Central Intelligence Agency. We have been in communication with the agency, but no access to the records and no resolution of it as the litigation goes forward, which I think is a bit typical for litigation related issues....

Jim Lesar - Jim Lesar. I like, Steven Aftergood, I have questions about the prioritization plan, I would thank you very much for making it available for comment, but I have a couple of observations. The first of which is that it really does very little in the way of prioritization because of the 408 million pages said to be backlogged 90% are in the difficult, the high public interest but difficult to process category. So, that leaves you with the problem of further prioritizing that classification which is most of everything you've got. And it seems to me that while there is a basis for some of what you've suggested, that is that there should be the input of requesters and researchers should be considered in that I think you need to go beyond that into some sort of substantive evaluation of the importance of the subjects in terms of accountability to democratic institutions and to the political history of the United States. So, I would prefer, or suggest that at the apex of the high public interest documents are those in which Congress itself has spoken and demanded release, most notably in the case of the President Kennedy assassination records.

And I'm a little disturbed at the suggestion which I have seemed to have picked up here is that those records would be withheld until 2017, while the Act, the JFK Act does provide for withholding until 2017 it does not mandate that date. There are other considerations that should advance it to the very top of the apex, including the fact that the 50th anniversary is upon us within three years. There will be an enormous public scrutiny of the assassination in light of that, and not to have all of the records out for that debate would be a very grave error, I think.

There are, next to the category that I would place at the top where Congress had mandated disclosure on a subject I would say that the next level down would be those areas where congressional committees have considered a subject, have investigated a subject, The Church Committee, The Watergate [Commission], The King Assassination, Prisoners of Wars, those kinds of issues, Vietnam, those kinds of issues need to be in the second tier in considering a prioritization [plan.]. Thank you.

David Ferriero - Do you want to respond to that?

Dr. Michael Kurtz - Thank you very much. I think as we do our annual work plan, breakdown this high level, that's when your points about these, the political issues, the constitutional issues, the high public interest issues really can help inform us to decide at which particular point do we want to deal with this particular collection, and so forth. Again, keeping in mind that if we are successful as we have every expectation to be in eliminating the backlog the vast majority of that will be on the open shelves by or before Dec 2013. As we go forward a lot of what you are saying really forms, I think, a basis for how we do prioritization as we go beyond the backlog.

Jim Lesar - I would just add a further thing, that this is an area where I think there is no area that has received more intense, and continuing and enduring inquiry from the public in terms of FOIA requests, and in terms of mandatory declassification review requests than the subject of the Kennedy assassination. It is an area where a large number of very talented people have over a long period of time, unique, I think, in American history, devoted themselves in trying to answer the unanswered questions. We are getting very old, we are dying off, we need the information now, not three years from now.

George Lardner - My name is George Lardner, and I would like to get a little better understanding of those 408 million pages and what's in them. Let me take a homely example, seven years ago I asked the archives for a bunch of records under the Freedom of Information Act, I got a bunch. I thought I got them all. Last year I discovered that, no, no, 20 boxes have been overlooked. So, I have been pestering them and getting some boxes. But, I'm wondering, these boxes, these 20 had to undergo, what I was told was declassification review. I said why? They are not marked confidential or secret. They said well we have to review them for Social Security numbers things like that. Is my material in the 408 million or did it fall between the cracks. And do they just use the phrase declassification review for anything they have to process before they can give them to you?

Dr. Michael Kurtz - Mr. Lardner, let me try to answer this quick because I do not know the particulars of your situation.

George Lardner - Sure.

Dr. Michael Kurtz - We are required, of course, to review records that have privacy concerns.

George Lardner - Right.

Dr. Michael Kurtz - And so, that actually is a very significant review issue for NARA, and it's not the same as declassification review. Declassification review is for national security information. But PII information is of great concern to any number of individuals and entities and so perhaps that's exactly what your information got caught up in. I'm not sure.

George Lardner - But does that mean then that there are that many more, hundreds of thousands or millions of pages that are just privacy related that are in addition to the 408 million you've listed here that you would have to go through the tedious process of so called declassification?

Dr. Michael Kurtz - Yes. I mean there is a significant amount to the collections in both the presidential libraries and federal records that have privacy issues. We have a special staff that is set up to deal with those review issues and try to expedite and getting them out to researchers as soon as possible. Historical records are in a little bit of a different category than say your current financial information that a bank or someone has to protect, there are different standards, not as strict, not as more contemporary information, nonetheless it requires review.

George Lardner - Can I ask one follow up question then? Do you have enough money to get it done by 2013? (Sheryl Shenberger smiled and nodded no. Laughter) Do you have an extra special appropriation? Or what are you going to do?

Dr. Michael Kurtz - Okay, well in the President's budget for FY '11 that's on the Hill being reviewed the President is requesting five million dollars for the NDC and to increase staff and to begin building the information technology infrastructure that we need.

George Lardner - Is that enough?

Sheryl Shenberger - Umm-mmm. (As in, "no.")

George Lardner - No, I didn't think so.

Beth Fidler - We have also requested an additional million dollars to support the remote archives capture project in 2011.

Dr. Michael Kurtz - Thank you.

David Ferriero - Well, let me just say this is a mandate that does have funding attached to it, which is extraordinary.

John Judge - I'm John Judge I work with the Coalition on Political Assassinations, we were, our groups were part of what got the JFK Records Act passed. The executive order seems to have a presumption of release. I seem to remember that there was a similar executive order that was never implemented out of the Clinton era to have a release of files that were at that point 25 years or older, at least to have a full review for release. And the executive order seems from my reading, I'm not a lawyer, to allow some records to be put in the category of wouldn't be released after 25 years, and they can go to 50, some to 75, some to 75 years beyond that perhaps, I'm assuming that that's what this review that you're implementing deals with but I'm not sure if there are yet, in other words whether the agencies are getting an additional swipe to say well he wants it out after 25 years but we think we should keep it because of this standard or that standard, so that would be interesting for me to be cleared up.

The reason the JFK Records Act worked so well and worked so much better than the Freedom of Information Act, which it actually was meant to help correct, is that it established, number one, an independent review board that did not involve an agency decision. It also had a set presumption of release. It had a very limited number of reasons that anyone could postpone the release of the document under the review, like a living agent who was going to be compromised, an existing source or operation method that was going to be compromised, or a privacy agreement, or an agreement with a foreign government, but that was it, and beyond that, like protecting somebody's identity for some reason, and that's why I think that the percentage that is still postponed is so small. So, it was much more limited in terms of what exemptions it would allow. It did allow redactions. and also allowed replacements where the text, or the gist of what was being redacted could be conveyed for the historical purpose.

[The Assassination Records Review Board referred to this practice as "substitute language."]

With this volume that is probably not doable for everything but you might prioritize some records especially in these public interest areas where you thought about that as a possibility.

And it also had documents postponed to date certain in other words if the living agent died during the period before the multiple release then the record could be released. It set some dates in the Federal Register for release prior to 2017 and the presumption is that the archivist in there reviewing those annually or as they come up but I don't know whether that's being done, but they set some things for earlier release. And certainly Congress could reverse the date.

Another thing that they did that was with most of the files they put what they call a RIF on the file, a record information form, that allowed a digital, and those were digitized, and that allowed a digital search of the topics and the names in the file without having to digitize the entire file and that has been useful for researchers and might be something you would consider.

I helped to draft, and there's a new version of the bill, I did it in '05 and '06, a Martin Luther King Records Act about his life and assassination, and it was passed on the JFK Act. And it's in play now somewhat in congress. But, a lot of the House Select Committee files on Dr. King are still locked up and other records, and I don't know whether this 25 year rule touches records that have been segregated for a congressional investigation like this, in other words they may have been locked up under the House rule but because they are agency generated and over 25 years old they would fit the category that way, whether this review would touch them or whether the congressional segregation itself is going to hold the sway.

Dr. Michael Kurtz - Let me try a couple, respond to a couple of the points that you made sir? First of all, this gives us an opportunity to say something that really none of the three of us have actually said, the process that is going on with the agencies with the 408 million pages is not a re-review of everything. The president not only in a kind of way set the prioritization plan but he also really served as a risk manager and said the two areas of information that we are to focus on, it relates to confidential sources and to keep weapons concepts, and weapons design for weapons of mass destruction. Now as we are doing sampling and quality assurance to try to deal with those two areas if we find some other information that should be classified alright we can tab it but it is not an opportunity for agencies to re-review and kind of apply their judgment yet again. These records have been reviewed once, or more times by the agencies. As far as legislative records, yes, they are in a different category from federal or presidential records and so they don't, legislative records do not fall under the purview of the executive order. Their governed release is governed by the rules of the House or the Senate and so our legislative archives unit works very closely, and NARA works very closely with congress and the committees of congress specifically to work on declassification and release but given the separation of powers these are different mandates and different requirements for between presidential, federal and legislative....

Dr. Michael Kurtz - I would also note that the Information Security Oversight Office which is an arm of NARA has the authority and carries it out to do audits of how agencies conduct and perform their declassification operations....

Eric Larson - And one more question, which agencies have equity in the Kennedy assassination records?

David Ferriero - Yeah, [a better question would be] which don't.

Dr. Michael Kurtz - I really don't know how to actually, specifically answer that question. I'd say that less than 1 % is still classified in full, which agencies those involve, I'm not sure. Sorry...

Jefferson Morley - Hi, my name is Jefferson Morley. Thank you for having this forum, I think it really does a lot to encourage people's confidence that the government is truly interested in getting this out, so I wish you a lot of success.

A couple of comments and suggestions, one, we've heard a lot about how do you set your priorities I think it would be very interesting to publish your data about how many record requests there are per agency, I think that would be useful. I think in regards to the Kennedy assassination in particular which is a subject area that crosses many agencies it would be possible to compare this topic versus this agency in terms of what should be a priority, I think that would be helpful.

A second point was I noticed in your summary of where you are going, now I'm talking about specific record groups, the specific identification stopped at, I think, the Carter administration. And we didn't hear what record groups are of highest priority in the administrations since then, Reagan, Bush I, Clinton, and so on. And I think that Jim Lesar's suggestion made there that what has been of interest to congressional committees might go to the top, so for example you might have the Iran/Contra material becoming the most important as you go forward. But, in any case, to publish your own thinking about what record groups in the subsequent administrations you are going to focus on or are considering focusing on.

And finally, specifically in the JFK area you mentioned litigation and I think that was a reference to a lawsuit I have going on I just want to say that that's very fine to say that the agency is not going to respond until the litigation is done, the fact is there is a memorandum of understanding about the enforcement of the JFK Records Act. It was signed by the CIA, signed by the records review board in 1998, it is a legally enforceable document right now and it should be enforced. And if you really want to get, win peoples, public confidence you're going to have to enforce the law in this case. It's not complicated. The law is there, the intent of congress is very clear, and it needs to be addressed. Thank you....

Lesar - Yes, Jim Lesar, again. In 1984 congress passed the Central Intelligence Agency Information Act which allowed for the designation of "operational files" which are exempt from review under the FOIA, exempt from search and review under the FOIA, will all designated operational files be transferred to the National Declassification Center?

Dr. Michael Kurtz - The plan is according to the records schedule that we have with the Central Intelligence Agency, yes, we have records schedules with all agencies, is that the permanently valuable records which include operational files over a period of time would be transferred to the national archives, yes.

Jim Lesar - All of them? Or will the CIA screen and eliminate some of them beforehand?

Dr. Michael Kurtz - Well, all I can say is as far as the record schedule goes, any files series that is judged to be permanently valuable all of that material in that file series is to be kept intact and transferred to the national archives.

Jim Lesar - And who makes the decision as to whether or not they are determined to be permanently valuable?

Dr. Michael Kurtz - In general the way that works is it's really, it's a joint decision making process between the agency involved and the national archives to where we come to a consensus, a conclusion on which files series are permanently valuable. And so it's the same thing with the CIA as it is with any other agency.

Jim Lesar - Okay. And those will published in the public register, federal register?

Dr. Michael Kurtz - The schedules are published in the federal register for public comment

Jim Lesar - One further question, are there any of the records that you say are one percent of the JFK Act collection is currently withheld. Are any of those, does that category consist solely of CIA records?

Dr. Michael Kurtz - I would have to check into that. I do know it's got, that less than one percent really has a good bit of human sources and methods, that would be CIA related, whether there are other equities I'm not sure.

Jim Lesar - Do you plan to review the JFK materials under the National Declassification Center or are you simply relying on the 2017 date?

Dr. Michael Kurtz - No, we will process this as part of the NDC.

Jim Lesar - In so doing will you apply the JFK review standards which were far more liberal than the FOIA and which may differ with other standards?

Dr. Michael Kurtz - Well, NARA has taken on the responsibility of the assassination review board when it went out of existence. So, yes, we would be working with those standards.

Jim Lesar - Thank you.

Dr. Anna Nelson - I really came here today to represent the historians of American foreign relations because we are among the very biggest users of classified records as you might expect, along with some military historians. Much of what I was going to say would be repeating what has been said. So, we were working with the draft, you've talked a lot about going beyond the draft. So, those were questions that we had.

There is one thing though that has not been mentioned today, and that is, so that is really going to be my main point, you know it's wonderful to open everything for comment, I can't congratulate you more about that, it gets a lot of people involved. The problem is that it takes a researcher who is actively researching to really lead you to certain areas that you may not think about as priorities. For example, one of the examples is the draft is that it totally leaves out the State Department lot files. Every historian looks at the State Department lot files. They are more important than almost anything else because whatever the screwy name of them they are in fact office files of assistant secretaries, their deputies, they are invaluable, but they were not listed. So, I think that what you need in addition, not to do without all the people, but in addition you need to have ad hoc groups for various kinds of records who would meet intermittently and answer some of the questions and actually have a hands on experience, there are a lot of people in the Washington area, other people you might tie [to] a meeting, to a conference, or something here, so you don't have to spend a whole of lot money which is always an issue, but I think that that would be a very important thing.

However, I, as some of you know I was also a member of the John F. Kennedy Assassination Board. When I was on that board, which has been gone now for 12 years a fellow historian said to me, well you know what, you will never get away from it. And he was right. But, I would like to say that when we turned off the lights and closed the door in 1998 we knew that there would be records out there somewhere that we hadn't seen. It was just impossible to try to do them all. We were successful because we had a statute. And the statute allowed us to do all kinds of things, and because we had an administration that was willing to be a little more open.

The person who is in charge of those records told me a few years ago that there was a bunch of CIA records which the CIA said let's just get rid of them, and they gave them to the archives, they were part of what was going to be held back, I don't know if anybody has used those or not, the rest of the records, to my understanding are all CIA records. There may be one of two from Defense or something but obviously there were an enormous number of CIA and FBI records, and there is an enormous number of records in the archives in the collection, you said 5 million pages, I would also like to add that yes, our guidelines were far more open, we really thought that when people died 10 years after their privacy was no longer an issue, so we made certain guidelines like that, we were very protective of people who needed it or whose families needed it but the guidelines were very, very broad and we could do that because we had a statute behind us. We also made the decision that if we redacted material, which we had to do, we would make sure that the paragraphs made sense, we would not redact material which just left the reader saying what in the world is this about? So, we made some, you put four or five historians on the board you have that kind of trouble, we tried to make good decisions and open a lot of records, you know what, having been told repeatedly by the CIA in our meetings that we were destroying American security, [if you] open those records you are destroying American security, we opened the records, we have yet to destroy American security.

David Ferriero - Thank you all, this is a great start for the public to have some input into what is going on here. I encourage you to take a look at the NDC blog, the NDC website, to continue this discussion with us, and as I said this is the first of a series of open forums that we will be hosting. So, thank you all for joining us.

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This is a list of some documents which may or may not be still classified, although I am sure most of them still are.

If you read the topic/subject lines, I would argue that not many persons here on the Forum, would say declassifying

these files wouldn't provide for some very interesting reading. The OPLAN 32-64 (PHASE II) document is of particular interest.

See Document # 23

1

AGENCY : HSCA

RECORD NUMBER : 180-10110-10147

RECORDS SERIES : SECURITY CLASSIFIED FILES

AGENCY FILE NUMBER : MEXICO CITY TRIP # 2

DOCUMENT INFORMATION

ORIGINATOR : HSCA

FROM : LOPEZ, EDWIN

TO : BLAKEY, G. ROBERT

TITLE : [No Title]

DATE : 00/00/0000

PAGES : 3

DOCUMENT TYPE : MEMORANDUM

SUBJECTS : CIA, ADMINISTRATION

CLASSIFICATION : UNCLASSIFIED

RESTRICTIONS : REFERRED

CURRENT STATUS : POSTPONED IN FULL

DATE OF LAST REVIEW : 08/16/1993

COMMENTS : Box 5.

______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

1a

AGENCY : HSCA

RECORD NUMBER : 180-10097-10223

RECORDS SERIES : NUMBERED FILES

AGENCY FILE NUMBER : 009987

DOCUMENT INFORMATION

ORIGINATOR : HSCA

FROM : [No From]

TO : [No To]

TITLE : [No Title]

DATE : 07/13/1978

PAGES : 8

DOCUMENT TYPE : NOTES

SUBJECTS : DAVIS III, THOMAS ELI; FBI, FILES

CLASSIFICATION : UNCLASSIFIED

RESTRICTIONS : REFERRED

CURRENT STATUS : POSTPONED IN FULL

DATE OF LAST REVIEW : 06/19/1993

COMMENTS : File from FBI 184-5. Box 184.

______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

2 AGENCY : DAVIS

RECORD NUMBER : 178-10004-10204

RECORDS SERIES : GENERAL SUBJECT FILE

AGENCY FILE NUMBER : SSC-TRUJILLO ASSASSINATION, CUBA, CHILE

DOCUMENT INFORMATION

ORIGINATOR : DOS

FROM : CARTER, INR/DDC

TO : HUGHES, INR/OD

TITLE : ARA-AGENCY MEETING OF JUNE 3, 1964

DATE : 06/04/1964

PAGES : 2

DOCUMENT TYPE : MEMORANDUM

SUBJECTS : ANTI-CASTRO ACTIVITIES; CUBAN EXILES; DOS

CLASSIFICATION : SECRET

RESTRICTIONS : REFERRED

CURRENT STATUS : POSTPONED IN FULL

DATE OF LAST REVIEW : 08/10/1993

COMMENTS : Attached to 1781000410190.

______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

3 AGENCY INFORMATION

AGENCY : WC

RECORD NUMBER : 179-40004-10388

RECORDS SERIES : 12: INV 4

DOCUMENT INFORMATION

ORIGINATOR : FBI

FROM : [No From]

TO : [No To]

TITLE : [No Title]

DATE : 12/09/1963

PAGES : 1

DOCUMENT TYPE : PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENT

SUBJECTS : STANFORD, JOHN

CLASSIFICATION : UNCLASSIFIED

RESTRICTIONS : REFERRED

CURRENT STATUS : POSTPONED IN FULL

DATE OF LAST REVIEW : 00/00/0000

COMMENTS : FOLDER 3; BOX F09

______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

4 AGENCY : NARA

RECORD NUMBER : 179-10001-10086

RECORDS SERIES : WC DOCUMENTS REVIEWED BY FBI FOR HSCA

AGENCY FILE NUMBER : SA 105-2909

DOCUMENT INFORMATION

ORIGINATOR : FBI

FROM : [No From]

TO : [No To]

TITLE : [No Title]

DATE : 12/06/1963

PAGES : 2

DOCUMENT TYPE : PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENT

SUBJECTS : STANFORD, JOHN

CLASSIFICATION : UNCLASSIFIED

RESTRICTIONS : REFERRED

CURRENT STATUS : POSTPONED IN FULL

DATE OF LAST REVIEW : 06/09/1993

COMMENTS : pp. 35 & 55CD # 172

______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

5 AGENCY INFORMATION

AGENCY : DOJ

RECORD NUMBER : 179-20002-10245

RECORDS SERIES : CLASSIFIED SUBJECT FILE 129-11, OFFICIAL MAIL SECT.

18C

DOCUMENT INFORMATION

ORIGINATOR : DOJ

FROM : OLIVER, LEE

TO : THURMAN, KAY

TITLE : [No Title]

DATE : 04/25/1967

PAGES : 1

DOCUMENT TYPE : PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENT

SUBJECTS : ROUTING SLIP ENCLOSING 3 SUMMARIES OF FBI REPORTS

CLASSIFICATION : UNCLASSIFIED

RESTRICTIONS : REFERRED

CURRENT STATUS : POSTPONED IN FULL

DATE OF LAST REVIEW : 00/00/0000

COMMENTS : ATTACHED TO SUMMARIES FOR ALLEN ELI WRIGHT, WILLIAM

SEYMOUR, MANUEL GARCIA GONZALES BOX 57

______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

6 AGENCY : DOJ

RECORD NUMBER : 179-20001-10048

RECORDS SERIES : CLASSIFIED SUBJECT FILE 129-11, ENCLOSURES, SERIAL #2

DOCUMENT INFORMATION

ORIGINATOR : IRS

FROM : SHUR, GERALD

TO : HUNDLEY, WILLIAM

TITLE : [No Title]

DATE : 12/02/1963

PAGES : 4

DOCUMENT TYPE : PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENT

SUBJECTS : YARAS, DOLORES; YARAS, DAVID

CLASSIFICATION : UNCLASSIFIED

RESTRICTIONS : REFERRED

CURRENT STATUS : POSTPONED IN FULL

DATE OF LAST REVIEW : 00/00/0000

COMMENTS : EXTRACTED FROM THE MCCLELLAN COMMITTEE; BOX 63

______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

7 AGENCY : WC

RECORD NUMBER : 179-40005-10032

RECORDS SERIES : 09: RUBY, JACK 2-1-2

DOCUMENT INFORMATION

ORIGINATOR : DOJ

FROM : SHUR, GERALD

TO : HUNDLEY, WILLIAM

TITLE : [No Title]

DATE : 11/27/1963

PAGES : 5

DOCUMENT TYPE : PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENT

SUBJECTS : RUBY, JACK; RUBENSTEIN, JACK; RUBENSTEIN, LEON

CLASSIFICATION : UNCLASSIFIED

RESTRICTIONS : REFERRED

CURRENT STATUS : POSTPONED IN FULL

DATE OF LAST REVIEW : 00/00/0000

COMMENTS : 3 UNNUMBERED PAGES PLUS P. 4-5; BOX J01

______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

8 AGENCY : WC

RECORD NUMBER : 179-40007-10204

RECORDS SERIES : 10: BURKE, JAMES

DOCUMENT INFORMATION

ORIGINATOR : FBI

FROM : HOOVER, J. EDGAR

TO : RANKIN, J. LEE

TITLE : [No Title]

DATE : 02/20/1964

PAGES : 6

DOCUMENT TYPE : PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENT

SUBJECTS : OSWALD, MARINA, RELATIONSHIP WITH JAMES MARTIN;

MARTIN, JAMES, RELATIONSHIP WITH MARINA OSWALD

CLASSIFICATION : UNCLASSIFIED

RESTRICTIONS : REFERRED

CURRENT STATUS : POSTPONED IN FULL

DATE OF LAST REVIEW : 00/00/0000

COMMENTS : ALSO IDENTIFIED AS K.P. MARINA OSWALD 7; P. 1-6; BOX

F05

______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

9 AGENCY : WC

RECORD NUMBER : 179-40002-10289

RECORDS SERIES : 09: CARLIN, BRUCE RAY

DOCUMENT INFORMATION

ORIGINATOR : SSA

FROM : [No From]

TO : [No To]

TITLE : [No Title]

DATE : 04/16/1964

PAGES : 4

DOCUMENT TYPE : PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENT

SUBJECTS : CARLIN, BRUCE, INFORMATION FROM SSA

CLASSIFICATION : UNCLASSIFIED

RESTRICTIONS : REFERRED

CURRENT STATUS : POSTPONED IN FULL

DATE OF LAST REVIEW : 00/00/0000

COMMENTS : ATTACHMENT TO LETTER FROM FREDERICK H. SCHMIDT,

DIRECTOR OF SECURITY, HEW; P. 1-4; BOX SOC1

______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

10 AGENCY : WC

RECORD NUMBER : 179-40007-10308

RECORDS SERIES : 10: CARROLL, MARION

DOCUMENT INFORMATION

ORIGINATOR : SSA

FROM : [No From]

TO : [No To]

TITLE : [No Title]

DATE : 03/31/1964

PAGES : 5

DOCUMENT TYPE : PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENT

SUBJECTS : CARROLL, MARION, INFORMATION FROM SSA

CLASSIFICATION : UNCLASSIFIED

RESTRICTIONS : REFERRED

CURRENT STATUS : POSTPONED IN FULL

DATE OF LAST REVIEW : 00/00/0000

COMMENTS : ATTACHED TO LETTER FROM FREDERICK H. SCHMIDT, DIRECTOR

OF SECURITY, HEW DATED 3/31/64; P. 1-5; BOX SOC1

______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

11 AGENCY : WC

RECORD NUMBER : 179-40002-10193

RECORDS SERIES : 10: SCHMIDT, LARRIE

DOCUMENT INFORMATION

ORIGINATOR : FBI

FROM : [No From]

TO : [No To]

TITLE : [No Title]

DATE : 12/05/1963

PAGES : 2

DOCUMENT TYPE : PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENT

SUBJECTS : BURLEY, WILLIAM; SCHMIDT, LARRIE

CLASSIFICATION : UNCLASSIFIED

RESTRICTIONS : REFERRED

CURRENT STATUS : POSTPONED IN FULL

DATE OF LAST REVIEW : 00/00/0000

COMMENTS : ALSO IDENTIFIED AS 89-43; P. 702-703; BOX F08

______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

12 AGENCY : FBI

RECORD NUMBER : 124-90107-10080

RECORDS SERIES : HQ

AGENCY FILE NUMBER : 105-117222-91

DOCUMENT INFORMATION

ORIGINATOR : U.S. COAST GUARD

FROM : USCG

TO : [No To]

TITLE : [No Title]

DATE : 00/00/0000

PAGES : 1

DOCUMENT TYPE : PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENT

SUBJECTS : JOHN THOMAS DUNKIN; [RESTRICTED]

CLASSIFICATION : CONFIDENTIAL

RESTRICTIONS : REFERRED

CURRENT STATUS : POSTPONED IN FULL

DATE OF LAST REVIEW : 08/03/1998

OPENING CRITERIA : APPROVAL OF USCG

COMMENTS : CHART, REFERRED TO USCG

______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

13 AGENCY INFORMATION

AGENCY : HSCA

RECORD NUMBER : 180-10126-10185

RECORDS SERIES : SECURITY ADMINISTRATION FILES

DOCUMENT INFORMATION

ORIGINATOR : HSCA

FROM : FALLIS, STEPHEN J.

TO : [No To]

TITLE : "BACKGROUND INVESTIGATIONS"

DATE : 08/15/1977

PAGES : 1

DOCUMENT TYPE : MEMORANDUM

SUBJECTS : HSCA, ADMINISTRATIONS

CLASSIFICATION : UNCLASSIFIED

RESTRICTIONS : REFERRED

CURRENT STATUS : POSTPONED IN FULL

DATE OF LAST REVIEW : 07/08/1993

COMMENTS : Investigation of Daly, Martin I. Box 1.

______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

14 AGENCY : HSCA

RECORD NUMBER : 180-10108-10274

RECORDS SERIES : NUMBERED FILES.

AGENCY FILE NUMBER : 013937

DOCUMENT INFORMATION

ORIGINATOR : WC

FROM : FBI

TO : [No To]

TITLE : [No Title]

DATE : 12/16/1963

PAGES : 2

DOCUMENT TYPE : REPORT.

SUBJECTS : PALMER, THOMAS, STEWART.; DONNELL, WILLIAM.; OSWALD,

LEE; POST-RUSSIAN PERIOD-MURDER BY RUBY.; BY; AGVA.;

RUBY, JACK; BACKGROUND, AFFILIATION, LABOR UNION

ACTIVITIES.

CLASSIFICATION : UNCLASSIFIED

RESTRICTIONS : REFERRED

CURRENT STATUS : POSTPONED IN FULL

DATE OF LAST REVIEW : 06/28/1993

COMMENTS : Box 243.

______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

15 AGENCY : FBI

RECORD NUMBER : 124-90157-10140

RECORDS SERIES : HQ

AGENCY FILE NUMBER : CR 105-205074-2

DOCUMENT INFORMATION

ORIGINATOR : DEFENSE INTELLIGENCE AGENCY

FROM : [RESTRICTED]

TO : [No To]

TITLE : [No Title]

DATE : 05/18/1970

PAGES : 2

DOCUMENT TYPE : PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENT

SUBJECTS : LOUIS KUTNER; [RESTRICTED]

CLASSIFICATION : UNCLASSIFIED

RESTRICTIONS : REFERRED

CURRENT STATUS : POSTPONED IN FULL

DATE OF LAST REVIEW : 11/19/1998

OPENING CRITERIA : APPROVAL OF DIA

COMMENTS : RPT, REFERRED TO DIA

Note Louis Kutner years after the Kennedy Assassination, referred to the Kennedy's in probably the most malicious manner that has ever been recorded in mass media, which is, in itself stating quite a lot..Basically that the Kennedy's were the closest this country ever came to Communism and that it was a good thing they [JFK & Robert, Ted was still

living at the time] were both dead.

______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

16 AGENCY : DOJ

RECORD NUMBER : 179-20001-10417

RECORDS SERIES : CLASSIFIED SUBJECT FILE 129-11, ENCLOSURES, SERIAL

#71, 2-20-67/3

DOCUMENT INFORMATION

ORIGINATOR : FBI

FROM : PURVIS, FLOYD

TO : SHANKLIN, GORDON

TITLE : [No Title]

DATE : 03/10/1967

PAGES : 5

DOCUMENT TYPE : PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENT

SUBJECTS : BURNS, CHARLES; CONFORTO, JANET

CLASSIFICATION : UNCLASSIFIED

RESTRICTIONS : REFERRED

CURRENT STATUS : POSTPONED IN FULL

DATE OF LAST REVIEW : 00/00/0000

COMMENTS : PP. 2-6; DOCUMENT INCLUDES THE PURVIS LETTER AND A FBI

INTERPETATION. BOX 64

______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

17 AGENCY INFORMATION

AGENCY : NARA

RECORD NUMBER : 179-30002-10038

RECORDS SERIES : DECLASSIFICATION REVIEW 1978

DOCUMENT INFORMATION

ORIGINATOR : DOS

FROM : MEXICO CITY

TO : SECRETARY OF STATE

TITLE : [No Title]

DATE : 11/23/1963

PAGES : 3

DOCUMENT TYPE : PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENT

SUBJECTS : OSWALD, LEE

CLASSIFICATION : CONFIDENTIAL

RESTRICTIONS : REFERRED

CURRENT STATUS : POSTPONED IN FULL

DATE OF LAST REVIEW : 00/00/0000

COMMENTS : MARKED COPY CLASSIFIED CONFIDENTIAL ATTACHED TO MCAFEE

TO DEUTRICH 11/20/78 BOX 5

______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

18 AGENCY : WC

RECORD NUMBER : 179-40003-10203

RECORDS SERIES : 08: NUMBERED COMMISSION DOCUMENTS

DOCUMENT INFORMATION

ORIGINATOR : IRS

FROM : CULEEN, JOSEPH

TO : DIRECTOR, COLLECTIONS DIVISION

TITLE : [No Title]

DATE : 03/19/1964

PAGES : 1

DOCUMENT TYPE : PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENT

SUBJECTS : CRAFARD, CURTIS; GOLDSTEIN, FRANK

CLASSIFICATION : UNCLASSIFIED

RESTRICTIONS : REFERRED

CURRENT STATUS : POSTPONED IN FULL

DATE OF LAST REVIEW : 00/00/0000

COMMENTS : ATTACHMENT TO ROGOVIN TO RANKIN, 3/31/64; BOX I02

______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

19 AGENCY INFORMATION

AGENCY : WC

RECORD NUMBER : 179-40003-10450

RECORDS SERIES : 10: GORMAN, WILLIAM

DOCUMENT INFORMATION

ORIGINATOR : FBI

FROM : [No From]

TO : [No To]

TITLE : [No Title]

DATE : 11/23/1963

PAGES : 2

DOCUMENT TYPE : PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENT

SUBJECTS : CRAWLEY, JOE

CLASSIFICATION : UNCLASSIFIED

RESTRICTIONS : REFERRED

CURRENT STATUS : POSTPONED IN FULL

DATE OF LAST REVIEW : 00/00/0000

COMMENTS : ALSO DL 89-43; P. 522-3; BOX F06

______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

20 AGENCY : WC

RECORD NUMBER : 179-40003-10107

RECORDS SERIES : 10: MAREK, FRED

DOCUMENT INFORMATION

ORIGINATOR : FBI

FROM : [No From]

TO : [No To]

TITLE : [No Title]

DATE : 12/10/1963

PAGES : 2

DOCUMENT TYPE : PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENT

SUBJECTS : GORMAN, WILLIAM; CRAWLEY, DOYLE

CLASSIFICATION : UNCLASSIFIED

RESTRICTIONS : REFERRED

CURRENT STATUS : POSTPONED IN FULL

DATE OF LAST REVIEW : 00/00/0000

COMMENTS : ALSO DL 89-43; DOC DATE IS 11/23/63; P. 522-3; BOX F07

______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

21

AGENCY : HSCA

RECORD NUMBER : 180-10108-10274

RECORDS SERIES : NUMBERED FILES.

AGENCY FILE NUMBER : 013937

DOCUMENT INFORMATION

ORIGINATOR : WC

FROM : FBI

TO : [No To]

TITLE : [No Title]

DATE : 12/16/1963

PAGES : 2

DOCUMENT TYPE : REPORT.

SUBJECTS : PALMER, THOMAS, STEWART.; DONNELL, WILLIAM.; OSWALD,

LEE; POST-RUSSIAN PERIOD-MURDER BY RUBY.; BY; AGVA.;

RUBY, JACK; BACKGROUND, AFFILIATION, LABOR UNION

ACTIVITIES.

CLASSIFICATION : UNCLASSIFIED

RESTRICTIONS : REFERRED

CURRENT STATUS : POSTPONED IN FULL

DATE OF LAST REVIEW : 06/28/1993

COMMENTS : Box 243.

______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

22

AGENCY : NARA

RECORD NUMBER : 179-10002-10130

RECORDS SERIES : WC DOCUMENT REVIEWED BY FBI FOR HSCA

DOCUMENT INFORMATION

ORIGINATOR : FBI

FROM : [No From]

TO : [No To]

TITLE : [No Title]

DATE : 00/00/1964

PAGES : 1

DOCUMENT TYPE : PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENT

SUBJECTS : LEE, VINCENT; TABER, ROBERT; STANTON-BUCH, CHARLES;

FAIR PLAY FOR CUBA COMMITTEE

CLASSIFICATION : SECRET

RESTRICTIONS : REFERRED

CURRENT STATUS : POSTPONED IN FULL

DATE OF LAST REVIEW : 06/10/1993

COMMENTS : p. 4CD 1084A

______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

23

AGENCY : LBJ

RECORD NUMBER : 177-10002-10075

RECORDS SERIES : NSF, COUNTRY FILE, VIETNAM, SOUTHEAST ASIA, VOLUME 2,

BOX 53

DOCUMENT INFORMATION

ORIGINATOR : OSD

FROM : CINCPAC

TO : [No To]

TITLE : [No Title]

DATE : 00/00/0000

PAGES : 1

DOCUMENT TYPE : OPLAN 32-64 (PHASE II)

SUBJECTS : NEED SUBJECT ASSIGNED

CLASSIFICATION : SECRET

CURRENT STATUS : POSTPONED IN FULL

DATE OF LAST REVIEW : 00/00/0000

COMMENTS : DOC. #66

______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

24

AGENCY : HSCA

RECORD NUMBER : 180-10110-10054

RECORDS SERIES : SECURITY CLASSIFIED FILES

AGENCY FILE NUMBER : 025-JFK

DOCUMENT INFORMATION

ORIGINATOR : FBI

FROM : SAC, DALLAS

TO : DIRECTOR, FBI

TITLE : [No Title]

DATE : 11/22/1963

PAGES : 46

DOCUMENT TYPE : REPORT

SUBJECTS : SOUETRE, JEAN, ALIASES; ROUX, MICHEL

CLASSIFICATION : CONFIDENTIAL

RESTRICTIONS : REFERRED

CURRENT STATUS : POSTPONED IN FULL

DATE OF LAST REVIEW : 08/08/1993

COMMENTS : FBI File No. 1-105-128529 (Souetre)Box 1.

______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

25

AGENCY : HSCA

RECORD NUMBER : 180-10103-10186

RECORDS SERIES : NUMBERED FILES

AGENCY FILE NUMBER : 013992

DOCUMENT INFORMATION

ORIGINATOR : FBI

FROM : HAUER, HOMER

TO : SAC, MIAMI

TITLE : [No Title]

DATE : 04/09/1959

PAGES : 1

DOCUMENT TYPE : MEMORANDUM

SUBJECTS : BROWDER, EDWARD; PEOPLES NATIONAL BANK

CLASSIFICATION : UNCLASSIFIED

RESTRICTIONS : REFERRED

CURRENT STATUS : POSTPONED IN FULL

DATE OF LAST REVIEW : 06/28/1993

COMMENTS : Tabbed 244-13. Box 244.

______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

26

AGENCY : WC

RECORD NUMBER : 179-40004-10436

RECORDS SERIES : 10: CHASE NATIONAL BANK

DOCUMENT INFORMATION

ORIGINATOR : FBI

FROM : [No From]

TO : [No To]

TITLE : [No Title]

DATE : 02/28/1964

PAGES : 2

DOCUMENT TYPE : PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENT

SUBJECTS : DEMOHRENSCHILDT, GEORGE

CLASSIFICATION : UNCLASSIFIED

RESTRICTIONS : REFERRED

CURRENT STATUS : POSTPONED IN FULL

DATE OF LAST REVIEW : 00/00/0000

COMMENTS : ALSO IDENTIFIED AS NY 100-10310; P. 25-26; BOX F05

______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

27

AGENCY : CIA

RECORD NUMBER : 104-10107-10191

RECORDS SERIES : JFK

AGENCY FILE NUMBER : 80T01357A

DOCUMENT INFORMATION

ORIGINATOR : CIA

FROM : [No From]

TO : [No To]

TITLE : COLLINS RADIO

DATE : 01/01/1977

PAGES : 21

DOCUMENT TYPE : PAPER - TEXTUAL DOCUMENT

SUBJECTS : NBR

CLASSIFICATION :

RESTRICTIONS : 1B

CURRENT STATUS : POSTPONED IN FULL

DATE OF LAST REVIEW : 08/04/1998

COMMENTS : JFK38 : F24 : 1998.08.04.11:49:29:123081 : NOT

BELIEVED RELEVANT (NBR) THERE ARE 4 DOCUMENTS; THEY

WERE DECLARED "NBR" BY THE ARRB, IN ACCORDANCE WITH

THE ARRB MEMO DATED 8 OCTOBER 1997.

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AGENCY : HSCA

RECORD NUMBER : 180-10091-10174

RECORDS SERIES : NUMBERED FILES

AGENCY FILE NUMBER : 008791

DOCUMENT INFORMATION

ORIGINATOR : USSS

FROM : GOFF, ROBERT O.

TO : BLAKEY, G. ROBERT

TITLE : [No Title]

DATE : 05/26/1978

PAGES : 2

DOCUMENT TYPE : LETTER

SUBJECTS : HURT, JOHN; USSS, FILES

CLASSIFICATION : UNCLASSIFIED

RESTRICTIONS : REFERRED

CURRENT STATUS : POSTPONED IN FULL

DATE OF LAST REVIEW : 06/18/1993

COMMENTS : Box #:160.

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AGENCY : CIA

RECORD NUMBER : 104-10215-10125

RECORDS SERIES : JFK

AGENCY FILE NUMBER : 80T01357A

DOCUMENT INFORMATION

ORIGINATOR : CIA

FROM : [No From]

TO : [No To]

TITLE : BLOCK, MORRIS.

DATE : 01/01/0000

PAGES : 78

DOCUMENT TYPE : PAPER - TEXTUAL DOCUMENT

SUBJECTS : NBR

CLASSIFICATION :

RESTRICTIONS : 1B

CURRENT STATUS : POSTPONED IN FULL

DATE OF LAST REVIEW : 04/24/1998

COMMENTS : JFK64-50 : F10 : 1998.04.24.12:27:06:436082 : NOT

BELIEVED RELEVANT (NBR)

______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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AGENCY : NARA

RECORD NUMBER : 179-10002-10150

RECORDS SERIES : WC DOCUMENT REVIEWED BY FBI FOR HSCA

DOCUMENT INFORMATION

ORIGINATOR : FBI

FROM : [No From]

TO : [No To]

TITLE : LHM, WASHINGTON, D.C.

DATE : 05/21/1964

PAGES : 1

DOCUMENT TYPE : PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENT

SUBJECTS : SMALL, CHARLES; SMOLIKOFF, CHARLES

CLASSIFICATION : UNCLASSIFIED

RESTRICTIONS : REFERRED

CURRENT STATUS : POSTPONED IN FULL

DATE OF LAST REVIEW : 06/10/1993

COMMENTS : CD #1006

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AGENCY : HSCA

RECORD NUMBER : 180-10110-10163

RECORDS SERIES : SECURITY CLASSIFIED FILES

AGENCY FILE NUMBER : HDQ-65-69127-4

DOCUMENT INFORMATION

ORIGINATOR : FBI

FROM : [No From]

TO : [No To]

TITLE : [No Title]

DATE : 01/08/1965

PAGES : 3

DOCUMENT TYPE : PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENT

SUBJECTS : OSWALD, LEE, RUSSIAN PERIOD, ASSOCIATES AND RELATIVES;

JELISAVCIC, MICHAEL

CLASSIFICATION : CONFIDENTIAL

RESTRICTIONS : REFERRED

CURRENT STATUS : POSTPONED IN FULL

DATE OF LAST REVIEW : 08/16/1993

COMMENTS : Box 2.

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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AGENCY : HSCA

RECORD NUMBER : 180-10071-10110

RECORDS SERIES : NUMBERED FILES

AGENCY FILE NUMBER : 007644

DOCUMENT INFORMATION

ORIGINATOR : HSCA

FROM : PURDY, ANDY

TO : [No To]

TITLE : NOTES, MARCH 1, 1978, FBI FILE

DATE : 03/01/1978

PAGES : 3

DOCUMENT TYPE : NOTES

SUBJECTS : CHEEK, BERTHA; OSWALD, LEE, BACKGROUND; RUBY, JACK,

BACKGROUND, ASSOCIATES AND RELATIVES; CUBA; LYNCH,

JESS; WC, FINAL REPORT; JOHNSON, GLADIS

CLASSIFICATION : UNCLASSIFIED

RESTRICTIONS : REFERRED

CURRENT STATUS : POSTPONED IN FULL

DATE OF LAST REVIEW : 06/07/1993

COMMENTS : 147-4. Typed notes taken from FBI files. Box 147.

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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AGENCY : HSCA

RECORD NUMBER : 180-10104-10337

RECORDS SERIES : NUMBERED FILES.

AGENCY FILE NUMBER : 009378

DOCUMENT INFORMATION

ORIGINATOR : HSCA

FROM : LOUISANA MET. CRIME COMMISSION.

TO : [No To]

TITLE : BRUNO-ANGELO-PHILADELPHIA.

DATE : 00/00/0000

PAGES : 1

DOCUMENT TYPE : SUMMARY.

SUBJECTS : LOUISANA MET. CRIME COMMISSION, FILES.; BRUNO,

ANGELO.; ORGANIZED CRIME.

CLASSIFICATION : UNCLASSIFIED

RESTRICTIONS : REFERRED

CURRENT STATUS : POSTPONED IN FULL

DATE OF LAST REVIEW : 06/18/1993

COMMENTS : Box 172.

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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AGENCY : NARA

RECORD NUMBER : 179-30001-10094

RECORDS SERIES : DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, EDUCATION, AND WELFARE

DOCUMENT INFORMATION

ORIGINATOR : HEW

FROM : COHEN, WILBUR

TO : GROVER, WAYNE

TITLE : [No Title]

DATE : 08/16/1965

PAGES : 2

DOCUMENT TYPE : PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENT

SUBJECTS : RELEASE OF HEW DOCUMENTS

CLASSIFICATION : UNCLASSIFIED

RESTRICTIONS : REFERRED

CURRENT STATUS : POSTPONED IN FULL

DATE OF LAST REVIEW : 00/00/0000

COMMENTS : ORIGINAL & CARBON. BOX 4

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

35

AGENCY : WC

RECORD NUMBER : 179-40008-10388

RECORDS SERIES : 08: NUMBERED COMMISSION DOCUMENTS VI-04(8) 2-3

DOCUMENT INFORMATION

ORIGINATOR : DOS

FROM : MADRID

TO : SECRETARY OF STATE

TITLE : [No Title]

DATE : 12/30/1963

PAGES : 2

DOCUMENT TYPE : PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENT

SUBJECTS : TANGIER REPORT *

CLASSIFICATION : UNCLASSIFIED

RESTRICTIONS : REFERRED

CURRENT STATUS : POSTPONED IN FULL

DATE OF LAST REVIEW : 00/00/0000

COMMENTS : LIMITED OFFICIAL USE; ALSO IDENTIFIED AS 36-M; BOX

DOS3

* 32 Documents @ NARA under simple search Tangier

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

36

AGENCY : ROCKCOM

RECORD NUMBER : 178-10002-10371

RECORDS SERIES : OLSEN-ROETHE FILE

AGENCY FILE NUMBER : O-R (III-C) (1)(2)

DOCUMENT INFORMATION

ORIGINATOR : ROCKEFELLER COMMISSION

FROM : [No From]

TO : [No To]

TITLE : [RESTRICTED]

DATE : 04/03/1975

PAGES : 154

DOCUMENT TYPE : TESTIMONY

SUBJECTS : STURGIS, FRANK; [RESTRICTED]; CIA; ANTI-CASTRO

ACTIVITIES; CLANDESTINE OPERATIONS; CUBAN EXILES;

MIAMI; ASSASSINATIONS, FOREIGN LEADERS; HUNT, E.

HOWARD; [RESTRICTED]; FIORINI, FRANK

CLASSIFICATION : TOP SECRET

RESTRICTIONS : REFERRED

CURRENT STATUS : POSTPONED IN FULL

DATE OF LAST REVIEW : 07/11/1993

COMMENTS : Actually the testimony of Frank Sturgis only. Other

individual made only one remark.

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

37

AGENCY : CIA

RECORD NUMBER : 104-10193-10076

RECORDS SERIES : JFK

AGENCY FILE NUMBER : 80T01357A

DOCUMENT INFORMATION

ORIGINATOR : CIA

FROM : [No From]

TO : [No To]

TITLE : CIA OP FILES ON WILLIAM HARVEY.

DATE : 01/01/0000

PAGES : 123

DOCUMENT TYPE : PAPER - TEXTUAL DOCUMENT

SUBJECTS : NBR

CLASSIFICATION :

RESTRICTIONS : 1B

CURRENT STATUS : POSTPONED IN FULL

DATE OF LAST REVIEW : 04/08/1998

COMMENTS : JFK64-28 : F23 : 1998.04.08.10:20:06:233108 : NOT

BELIEVED RELEVANT (NBR)

______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

38

AGENCY : DOJ

RECORD NUMBER : 179-20002-10202

RECORDS SERIES : CLASSIFIED SUBJECT FILE 129-11, OFFICIAL MAIL SECT.

18B

DOCUMENT INFORMATION

ORIGINATOR : DOJ

FROM : OLIVER, LEE

TO : YEAGLEY, J. WALTER

TITLE : [No Title]

DATE : 00/00/0000

PAGES : 2

DOCUMENT TYPE : PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENT

SUBJECTS : GLYNNE, WILLIAM; STANFORD, PHILIP; BUICK, ROBERT

CLASSIFICATION : UNCLASSIFIED

RESTRICTIONS : REFERRED

CURRENT STATUS : POSTPONED IN FULL

DATE OF LAST REVIEW : 00/00/0000

COMMENTS : DOJ ROUTING SLIP; ATTACHED TO DIRECTOR TO AG 4/5/67,

REPORT RE BUICK 4/3/67; BOX 57

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AGENCY : CIA

RECORD NUMBER : 104-10194-10017

RECORDS SERIES : JFK

AGENCY FILE NUMBER : 80T01357A

DOCUMENT INFORMATION

ORIGINATOR : CIA

FROM : [No From]

TO : [No To]

TITLE : CIA OP FILES ON GUY VITALE.

DATE : 01/01/0000

PAGES : 70

DOCUMENT TYPE : PAPER - TEXTUAL DOCUMENT

SUBJECTS : NBR

CLASSIFICATION :

RESTRICTIONS : 1B

CURRENT STATUS : POSTPONED IN FULL

DATE OF LAST REVIEW : 04/08/1998

COMMENTS : JFK64-29 : F14 : 1998.04.08.12:47:43:326108 : NOT

BELIEVED REVELANT (NBR)

______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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AGENCY : NARA

RECORD NUMBER : 176-10011-10021

RECORDS SERIES : PAPERS OF C. DOUGLAS DILLON

AGENCY FILE NUMBER : 7

DOCUMENT INFORMATION

ORIGINATOR : DOD

FROM : [No From]

TO : [No To]

TITLE : BACKGROUND PAPER

DATE : 00/00/0000

PAGES : 5

DOCUMENT TYPE : PAPER, TEXTUAL DOCUMENT

SUBJECTS : USSS

CLASSIFICATION : SECRET

RESTRICTIONS : 1C

CURRENT STATUS : POSTPONED IN FULL

DATE OF LAST REVIEW : 08/18/1993

OPENING CRITERIA : UPON AGENCY REVIEW

COMMENTS : PAPERS OF C. DOUGLAS DILLON:SUBJECTS:THE PRESIDENT'S

COMMITTEE ON THE WARREN REPORT(DILLON

COMMITTEE):UNDATED:BOX 35

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AGENCY : HSCA

RECORD NUMBER : 180-10092-10074

RECORDS SERIES : NUMBERED FILES

AGENCY FILE NUMBER : 001172

DOCUMENT INFORMATION

ORIGINATOR : FBI

FROM : KELLEY, CLARENCE M.

TO : FOWLKES, FRANK

TITLE : [No Title]

DATE : 09/10/1976

PAGES : 1

DOCUMENT TYPE : LETTER

SUBJECTS : TRAPNELL, GARRETT B.; FBI; FILES

CLASSIFICATION : UNCLASSIFIED

RESTRICTIONS : REFERRED

CURRENT STATUS : POSTPONED IN FULL

DATE OF LAST REVIEW : 07/30/1993

COMMENTS : FOIA request. Box 25.

______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

42

AGENCY : SSCIA

RECORD NUMBER : 157-10014-10240

RECORDS SERIES : MISCELLANEOUS RECORDS OF THE CHURCH COMMITTEE

AGENCY FILE NUMBER : 07-M-145

DOCUMENT INFORMATION

ORIGINATOR : SSCIA

FROM : [No From]

TO : [No To]

TITLE : KENNEDY ASSASSINATION FOLLOW-UP

DATE : 00/00/1975

PAGES : 36

DOCUMENT TYPE : CORRESPONDENCE

SUBJECTS : VIETNAM; CIA; PFEIFFER, E. W.; CAMBODIA

CLASSIFICATION : UNCLASSIFIED

RESTRICTIONS : REFERRED

CURRENT STATUS : POSTPONED IN FULL

DATE OF LAST REVIEW : 01/21/1999

COMMENTS : CCBOX 441

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