Smyth Report and Tolman Committee Reports
— The Department of Energy's Office of Classification and Office of History and Heritage Resources have joined together in a collaborative effort to make available documents which constitute the very beginnings of declassification efforts and classification/declassification guidelines, which began as part of the Manhattan Project, and formed the basis for the Department's classification/declassification efforts. See Reports.
J. Robert Oppenheimer Personnel Hearings Transcripts
— In December 1953, the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) suspended the security clearance of Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer, and after a four-week, closed-door hearing in April and May 1954, formally revoked that clearance. In June 1954, the AEC released a redacted version of the hearing transcript, (see AEC press release
), with security classified information deleted, published by the Government Printing Office (GPO) under the title, In the Matter of J. Robert Oppenheimer: Transcript of Hearing before Personnel Security Board
. See Oppenheimer transcripts
OpenNet Celebrates its 20th Anniversary!
— Twenty years ago, the Department of Energy introduced OpenNet, a web site to improve public access to declassified documents. OpenNet began with bibliographic citations for over a quarter million documents. In the last 20 years, OpenNet has nearly doubled in size to around 490,000 bibliographic citations. OpenNet has evolved from a few complete documents to almost 140,000 fully searchable electronic full-text documents. See key events