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Records and Declassification Division Mission Statement

The mission of the Records and Declassification Division (RDD) is to oversee the implementation, operation, and sustainment of the...

  • OSD Records & Information Management Program
  • OSD Declassification Programs
  • WHS Privacy Program
  • Provide archive, research, and retrieval services for Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Defense correspondence.

...in support of the Secretary of Defense, Deputy Chief Management Officer, Washington Headquarters Services, DoD Agencies, and supported Field Activities.

The Major Programs of the Records and Declassification Division

Declassification Program

RDD serves as the primary focal point and principal liaison for the planning, implementation, and execution of OSD's Declassification Programs.

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Records & Information Management Program

Headed by the OSD Records Administrator (Chief, WHS, RDD), the OSD Records and Information Management Program is responsible for oversight, implementation of the Federal Records Act within the Offices of the Secretary of Defense and the WHS supported Defense Agencies and Field Activities.

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Privacy Program

The WHS Privacy Office is a branch of the Executive Services Directorate, Washington Headquarters Services. The office provides guidance and direction to the WHS Directorates as it relates to the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended.

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