Earlier this month, NPEC and the American Bar Association cohosted an event on Capitol Hill featuring Senator Mark Warner, chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and Senator Mike Rounds who also is a member of the committee and sits on the Senate Armed Services Committee. The event also featured Ben Powell of the Congressionally-mandated Public Interest Declassification Board.
The Senators and Mr. Powell explained how over-classification is undermining our national security and laid out their proposals to fix the problem. Many of their comments focused on NPEC’s study, “Over-classification: How Bad Is It, What’s the Fix?”
Because there is a good chance that the proposals discussed are fixes the White House and Congress may soon adopt, the videos are must-listening.
May 11, 2023
Over-classification: What’s the problem?
Senator Warner on his legislation to cut down on over-classification
Senator Rounds on how harmful over-classification is to our national security
How lowering classifications is a must to make our military stronger
How does Congress intend to use the Public Interest Declassification Board that it created?
What are the concerns of the Biden administration and those eager to protect secrets about lowering classifications and declassifying?
Why NPEC’s report on over-classification and what the Public Interest Declassification Board is focused on matters
Why we need artificial intelligence and machine learning tools to help us to classify and why these tools will never be enough
Continued— Why we need artificial intelligence and machine learning tools to help us to classify and why these tools will never be enough