Why There Haven’t Been Any New Updates on This Site Over the Last Week
If you are a part of our BBH email list, you know that I am in the middle of the release of a new course on content marketing that I will be teaching next Wednesday – Friday.
I am only taking a limited amount of applications and currently not receiving any from the public (yet).
Anyway, putting together that the free videos for that launch and teaching my Intro to Marketing class for UC Berkeley Extension has taken up the majority of my time and kept me from updating the site.
But today, I wanted to post this information about JFK because, like I always say, I know that even as a business owner you have interests outside of business.
And I know that some of you might interested about where to find this information.
So here you go….
Where You Can Find and Read the Newly Release JFK Papers
The National Archives today released 2,891 records related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy that are subject to the President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act of 1992 (JFK Act). These records are available for download online.
The President has also ordered that all remaining records governed by section 5 of the JFK Act be released, and thus additional records will be released subject to redactions recommended by the executive offices and agencies. NARA will process these records for release as soon as possible on a rolling basis.
Additional Background from Archive.gov
“When Congress passed the JFK Assassination Records Collection Act in 1992 agencies throughout the Federal Government transferred assassination-related records to the National Archives which established the JFK Assassination Records Collection. The Collection consists of approximately 5 million pages of records. Approximately 88% of the records in the Collection are open in full. An addition 11% are released in part with sensitive portions removed. Approximately 1% of documents identified as assassination-related remain withheld in full. All documents withheld either in part or in full were authorized for withholding by the Assassination Records Review Board (ARRB), an independent temporary agency that was in existence from 1994 to 1998.
“According to the Act, all records previously withheld either in part or in full should be released on October 26, 2017, unless authorized for further withholding by the President of the United States. The 2017 date derives directly from the law that states:
Each assassination record shall be publicly disclosed in full, and available in the Collection no later than the date that is 25 years after the date of the enactment of this Act, unless the President certifies, as required by this Act, that –
(i) continued postponement is made necessary by an identifiable harm to military defense, intelligence operations, law enforcement or conduct of foreign relations; and
(ii) the identifiable harm is of such gravity that it outweighs the public interest in disclosure.
The Act was signed by President Bush on October 26, 1992, thus the final release date is October 26, 2017.*”