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1 I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e Air Force Declassification Office (AFDO) Ms. Linda Smith – Director

2 I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e The Overview Mission/Goals/Organization AFDO Product/Deliverables Life Cycle Management/Processes Retrieval and review Quality Control Progress toward 31 December 06 deadline Public Interest Initiatives Building Blocks to the Future

3 I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e Mission & Goals Ensure EO 12958, as amended, “Classified National Security Information” Section 3.3, is implemented Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO)—Directive No. 1—sets information security requirements Review Air Force originated information determined permanently valuable and 25 years old, or older (rolling review) Respond to mandatory reviews, Congressional searches, and Freedom of Information Act Request, as requested Pre – 1982 “permanently valuable” records - Dec , or they will be automatically declassified Review referrals from other government agencies (OGA’s) Determine appropriate decisions – Pass/Fail Represent Secretary of the Air Force Senior Security Official on declassification working groups (External Referral Working Group, Automated working Group) DoD R, “Info Security Program,” and Air Force Instruction : Air Force Declassification Plan

4 I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e AF Security Enterprise Air Force Security Enterprise AFDO L. Smith SAF/AA Mr. Davidson Secretary AF (SAF) Mr. Wynne A7SI A7S Security Chief of Staff Gen Moseley A1- Manpower A2 – Intelligence* A3 – Air, Space and Information Ops A4 – Logistics A5 – Plans A6 – Communications A7 – Installations & Mission Support A8 – Strategic Plans and Programs A9 – Analyses, Lessons Learned *Coordination

5 I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e The AFDO Process Retrieve 25 yrs Permanent AF Record No Review Record AF Exemption? Yes Remain Classified Exclude d RD/FRD Declassify Release Refer Other Agency Equities No other agency equities Yes No

6 I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e classified records CLASSIFICATIONDECLASSIFICATION RECORDS Centers Transfer Federal Records Center (Storage) NARA RECORD AFDO USER RECORD Retrieve – Requires Life Cycle Management Processes

7 I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e Retrieve – Where’s the Record? Records -- include all books, papers, maps, photographs, machine-readable materials, or other documentary materials, regardless of physical form or characteristics, made or received by an agency of the United States Government under Federal law or in connection with the transaction of public business and preserved or appropriate for preservation by that agency or its legitimate successor as evidence of the organization, functions, policies, decisions, procedures, operations, or other activities of the Government or because of the informational value of the data in them (44 U.S.C. 3301).

8 I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e Retrieving & Review Tools INFORM Report – Federal Record Centers Multiple Listing Registry – National Archives Information Retrieval Indexing System – IRIS at AF Historical Research Agency Document Declassification Support System (DDSS) National Archives Declassification, Review and Redaction System (ADRRES)

9 I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e Air Force Repositories RG 342 – Field Activities – MAJCOM/Base Histories Air Force Historical Research Agency, Maxwell AFB, Alabama National Archives II Washington National Records Center RG 340 – Secretariat RG 341 – Air Staff

10 I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e

11 Process – Review To Identify Exemptions 25X1: Intelligence sources and methods (SC & MT) 25X2: Use of weapons of mass destruction 25X3: Impair cryptologic systems or activities 25X4: Impair the application of state-of-the-art technology 25X5: Actual U.S. military war plans that remain in effect 25X6: Foreign government information that demonstrably impairs relations with other countries 25X7: Protection of President/Vice-President etc 25X8: Emergency preparedness plans or reveal current vulnerabilities or systems, installations, infrastructures, or projects relating to national security 25X9: Violate a statute, treaty, or international agreement

12 I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e Quality Control Process Three tier review Real-time automated feedback loop to reviewer/supervisor if errors in decisions “Hands-On” document application and automated standardization program Full-time training officer (senior reviewer) Air Force partnerships with other government agencies for equity recognition training Full-time Training Officer: interagency training and equity recognition Host annual “Equity Recognition” declassification conferences/seminars 2007 will co-host with NARA Host an interagency classified/unclassified Community of Practice (CoP) website Routine inspections: ISOO/Department of Energy (DOE), Air Force Information Security Office and Air Force “Eagle Look”

13 I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e Progress: Production (millions of pages)

14 I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e Public Interest Initiatives Southeast Asia records declassification – AF Historical Research Agency – 10 mil pages Gulf War Records “Illness Syndrome” Reviews – 2 million pages Roswell Incident study – 1994 Cuban Missile Crisis SAC Histories Other AFDO historian – Mr. Michael Binder

15 I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e Building Blocks to the Future Institutionalization – The seamless integration of life cycle management and training: Records Management – Integrated Process Team underway Credibility – The acceptance of training for the benefits and values it provides – needs Commander emphasis Education and Awareness – Instruction of declassification management program requirements and benefits, and their responsibilities. See Training – The providing of necessary training and skills development to staff at all levels Communications – All of us: security, warfighters, public affairs, historians and records managers are our outreach. Source: Dept of Energy Records Management Program: Aug 95

16 I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e Conclusion Air Force Declassification Office Ms. Linda Smith - Director Release Secure & Protect Yes


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