Director of National Intelligence to Speak on Secrecy in a Democracy
Classified information drives controversies over Trump, Biden, and JFK files
The Public Interest Declassification Board (PIDB) is hosting "America’s Secrets: Classified Information and Our Democracy," a two-day event featuring a public meeting of the PIDB and a keynote conversation with the Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines on Thursday, January 26th, and a full-day conference featuring a keynote address from Senator John Cornyn on Friday, January 27th.
As Director of National Intelligence, Haines oversees the work of the entire U.S. intelligence community. She is a former deputy director of the CIA, which continues to withhold information from more than 4,000 records related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
Established by statute, the seven member PIDB advises the President of the United States regarding issues pertaining to national classification and declassification policy, including the JFK assassination files.
The PIDB’s blog: Transforming Classification has more information about the Board’s activities.
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