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The Public Interest Declassification Board (PIDB) is an advisory committee established by the Public Interest Declassification Act of 2000[1] "to promote the fullest possible public access to a thorough, accurate, and reliable documentary record of significant . . . national security decisions and . . . activities."

Section 2 of the Public Interest Declassification Board Reauthorization Act of 2012, Section 602 of the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007, and Section 1102 of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 extended and modified the PIDB.

The Board

The PIDB issued a report titled "Transforming the Security Classification System" in November 2012.


  1. Pub. L. No. 106-567, title VII, Dec. 27, 2000, 114 Stat. 2856.