[govinfo] Deadline: 5:00 pm, 7-30-09 -- Ltr re: Public Review of New Classification EO

  • From: Bill Leonard <bill@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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  • Date: Wed, 29 Jul 2009 23:23:27 -0400

Thanks to all who have responded to date wrt support for a letter going to
General Jones asking for an opportunity for public comment prior to a new
classification Executive Order being signed by the President.

Attached is the latest version with the names and organizations of those who
have agreed to date to support this letter.  It slightly differs in two
regards from the earlier draft.  First, it includes a number of
non-substantive tweaks offered by Dan Metcalf.  Second, it reflects the fact
that the Public Interest Declassification Board (PIDB) has endorsed the
concept of additional public comment on the actual words of a revised E.O.
For those who have not seen, the PIDB letter can be viewed at:
http://www.archives.gov/declassification/pidb/letter07-21-09.pdf .  I and
others do not believe this recommendation of the PIDB vitiates the need for
our letter -- on the contrary, it makes it all the more important since
there is no guarantee that the PIDB's endorsement of this recommendation
will be accepted.

For those who have already let me know of your support, please review and
ensure I properly captured the name of your organization and
the organization official endorsing the letter.  If I have left anyone off,
please let me know and accept my apologies.

For those who would like to support but have yet to let me know, please let
me know by 5:00 pm, Thursday, July 30, 2009.  The plan is for this letter to
be sent to General Jones on August 1, 2009 and publicly released the same



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