Executive Order 12937
EXECUTIVE ORDER 12937
The following excerpt (Executive Order 12937) from the Federal Register further affirms the Clinton Administration's commitment to openness.
President Clinton and Attorney General Reno have made known their intention for increased openness on the part of governmental agencies. This is demonstrated notably in the memorandum of October 1993, to all agencies from the White House urging increased openness, to reduce FOIA backlogs, and urging agencies to make spontaneous releases of information, and a related memo from Atty. General Reno also of October 1993.
It is also pertinent to note that President Clinton's Presidential Review Directive 29 (PRD-29), is well under way, operating with clear goals of reducing the amount of classified material, increased declassification and greater release of information to the public. PRD-29 will result in a re-write of the security provisions of Executive Order 12356.
We expect that researchers from many interest groups will profit from the material being released. We hope that the UFO community reaps some benefit from this release of material as well.
Federal Register / Vol. 59, No. 219 / Tuesday, November 15,
Executive Order 12937 of November 10, 1994
Declassification of Selected Records Within the Archives of the United States
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered:
Section 1. The records in the National Archives of the United States referenced in the list accompanying this order are hereby declassified.
Sec. 2. The Archivist of the United States shall take such actions as are necessary to make such records available for public research no later than 30 days from the date of this Order, except to the extent that the head of an affected agency and the Archivist have determined that specific information within such records must be protected from disclosure pursuant to an authorized exemption in the Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. 552, other than the exemption that pertains to national security information.
Sec. 3. Nothing contained in this order shall create any right or benefit substantive or procedural, enforceable by any party against the United States, its agencies or instrumentalities, its officers or employees, or any other person.
THE WHITE HOUSE
/s/ William Clinton
Billing code 3195-01-M
Records in the following record groups ("RG") in the National Archives of the United States shall be declassified. Page numbers are approximate. A complete list of the selected records is available from the Archivist of the United States.
I. All unreviewed World War II and earlier records, including:
II. Post-1945 Collections (Military and Civil)
[FR Doc. 94-28431
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