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April 10, 2006

Archivist of the United States' Statement on Declassification of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Between the National Archives and Records Administration and the United States Air Force

Washington, DC…Today the redacted "Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the National Archives and Records Administration and the United States Air Force" was released. Archivist of the United States Allen Weinstein said, "I applaud the release of this document. It is an important first step in finding the balance between continuing to protect national security and protecting the right to know by the American public. This release underlines the cooperation of our Federal partners. The National Archives continues to work together with them and with the public to ensure that the issue of inappropriate classification is fully investigated. Our findings will be issued by the end of this month in the audit report which is being conducted by the Information Security Oversight Office."

The MOU is posted on the National Archives web site at: www.archives.gov/declassification/ndc/mou-nara-usaf.pdf

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