The National Security Archive: Putting Freedom of Information into Action

The National Security Archive: Putting Freedom of Information into Action

Download
For more than 25 years, the National Security Archive has been working for more open government at home and abroad. This independent nonprofit covers the waterfront: investigative journalism; research on international affairs; open government advocate; indexer and publisher of former secrets; and archive of declassified U.S. documents. The Archive is the leading nonprofit user of the U.S. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), which exists to increase government transparency by creating a public right of access to government information. The Archive's strategy is bold and its output is huge: 40,000 targeted Freedom of Information and declassification requests to more than 200 offices and agencies of the U.S. government, resulting in more than 10 million pages of previously secret U.S. government documents.
Citation: Carnegie Results, The National Security Archive: Putting Freedom of Information into Action. New York: Carnegie Corporation of New York, 2014. Print.
Program: International Peace and Security