NDC Director Serves as ISOO Acting Director Following Retirement of ISOO Director Mark Bradley

The Archivist of the United States, Dr. Colleen Shogan, has appointed William P. Fischer, to serve as Acting Director of the Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO), until a permanent hire is made following the retirement of ISOO Director Mark Bradley on June 30, 2023. Mr. Bradley had served as ISOO Director since his appointment by the President in 2016.

Mr. Fischer will continue to serve as the Director of the National Declassification Center (NDC) at the National Archives and Records Administration, the position to which he was appointed in February 2019. Prior to his appointment as the NDC Director, Mr. Fischer served in a number of positions at the Department of State involving records management, declassification, and other information access programs, including the Deputy Director of the Office of Information Programs and Services. Prior to joining the Department of State in 2008, Mr. Fischer served in a variety of archival roles at NARA from 1998 to 2008.

ISOO is responsible to the President for policy and oversight of the government-wide security classification system under Executive Order 13526, the National Industrial Security Program under Executive Order 12829, as amended, and the Controlled Unclassified Information Program under Executive Order 13556. As the Acting Director of ISOO, Mr. Fischer serves as the Executive Secretary of the Interagency Security Classification Appeals Panel and the Public Interest Declassification Board, and as the Chairman of the National Industrial Security Program Policy Advisory Committee, the State, Local, Tribal, and Private Sector Policy Advisory Committee, and the Controlled Unclassified Information Advisory Council.

ISOO Publishes FY 2022 Annual Report to the President

Today, ISOO published its FY 2022 Annual Report to the President. Each year, ISOO reports to the President on the implementation of the Classified National Security Information (CNSI) and Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) programs, following requirements in Executive Orders 13526 and 13556. These Reports summarize ISOO’s oversight activities and make key recommendations that seek to improve the effectiveness of how our Government manages and protects this information.

EXTENSION: ISOO is Hiring: Vacancy Announcements GS-0343-11/12/13 Program Analyst (2)

ISOO’s GS-0343-11/12/13 Program Analyst vacancy announcements were extended until Tuesday, October 11 and can be found on USA Jobs at the following links.

https://www.usajobs.gov/job/676878100 (ST:  open to current or former federal employees qualifying as status candidates, federal employees currently servicing on a VRA, VEOA eligibles, CTAP/ICTAP eligible, eligible for special hiring authorities (e.g., the Schedule A appointment for persons with disabilities, or covered by an Interchange Agreement), or VRA eligible, or land management employees eligible through PL 114-47)
https://www.usajobs.gov/job/676878500 (DE:  open to candidates without prior federal service, federal employees without competitive service status, or those with status)

Please note the closing date for applications is currently Monday September 26.