Description:

Independent, nongovernmental research institute and library located at The George Washington University, the Archive collects and publishes declassified documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act. It systematically tracks U.S. government agencies and federal records repositories for documents that either have never been released before, or that help to shed light on the decision-making process of the U.S. government and provide the historical context underlying those decisions.

Begun:

1985

Website:http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/
Office Location:2130 H St. N.W., Suite 701 Washington, DC
Structure:

501(c)(3) organization

Founder:

Ray Bonner and Scott Armstrong

Executive Director:

Thomas S. Blanton

Approximate number of full-time staff:

27

Number with prior professional journalism experience:

10

Annual operating budget:

$3 million

Annual salaries posted, or accessible via 990 form:

No

Editorial/ethics policy statement:

Yes

Diversity statement:

Yes (but not online)

IRS 990 form posted on website:

No (but biannual, audited financial reports are posted online)

Major donors disclosed:

Yes

INN Member:

No

Awards:

Numerous, including a 2005 Emmy Award, USA TODAY's “Hot Site” award and the 1999 George Polk Award.

Contact:

nsarchiv@gwu.edu or 202-994-7000 



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