Eo 12958

Security Classification Policy and Procedure: See related feature on page Where Geographical information about where this report originated or about its content. It makes major changes in the system by which information is classified on national security grounds throughout the executive branch, which in turn will affect agency activity under Exemption 1 of the Freedom of Information Act. Public Domain Retrieved From:

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It has been viewed 97 times. And although the new executive order permits the classification of a record after an agency has received a FOIA request for it, it permits such action only with the "personal participation" do designated high-level agency officials and only on a "document-by-document basis.

Security Classification Policy and Procedure: E.O. 12958, as Amended

For declassification decisions, E. Steve Garfinkel Inat the beginning of the Cold War, President Truman signed the first executive order for the protection of national security information at all federal executive branch agencies.

Also, our Nation's progress depends on the free flow of information. To provide oversight of individual agency classification determinations and agency implementation of the provisions of the new executive order, President Clinton established two new governmental entities through E. Place Name United States.

This governmentwide revision process was coordinated by the Information Security Oversight Office ISOOunder the auspices of the National Security Council, and it included all of the federal 19258 and agencies of the intelligence community, together with OMB. Description This report describes security classification policy and procedure, largely prescribed in a series of successive presidential executive orders issued over the past 50 years. Federal Register April 20,v.

Classified National Security Information "This order prescribes a uniform system for classifying, safeguarding, and declassifying national security information. Office of the Federal Eoo Date: Though the executive order specifies that the provision is implemented as a matter of administrative discretion and creates no new right of judicial review, it is significant that no such provision existed under predecessor E. Many executive branch 1298 receive FOIA requests for information which may be classified according to the guidelines established by current Executive Map Information Automatically generated Place Name coordinates.

Major New Executive Order Provisions The new executive order differs from the previous one in its overall approach to the national security classification system, as well as in a number of specific new provisions. The new executive order establishes an automatic declassification mechanism that likewise did not exist under the predecessor one. Executive Order 12, contains some classification 129958 provisions that are different from those of any predecessor executive order.

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Geographical information about where this report originated or about its content. This major provision applies to information currently classified under any predecessor executive order and will lead to creation of a governmentwide declassification database. Who People and organizations associated with either the creation of this report or its content. Additional oversight of agency classification activity will be provided by ISOO, which, among other responsibilities under E.

Its development began in Aprilwhen President Clinton issued Presidential Review Directive 29 to establish an interagency task force to revise the federal government's information-security system in light of ro end of the Cold War. Serving as both a federal and a state depository library, the UNT Libraries Government Documents Department maintains millions of items in a variety of formats.

See 19258 feature on page Office of the Federal Register. This report describes security classification policy and procedure, largely prescribed in a series of successive presidential executive orders issued over the past 50 years.

Executive Order on Classified National Security Information

It makes major changes in the system by which information is classified on national security grounds throughout the executive branch, which in turn will affect agency activity under Exemption 1 of the Freedom of Information Act. Since that time, with each succeeding executive order, presidents have sought to develop a uniform classification system that holds classification activity to a minimum, promotes public access to information as soon as national security considerations See chart on page Security Classification Policy and Procedure: For records that fall within any exception to the new executive order's automatic declassification mechanism, agencies are required to establish "a program for systematic declassification review" that will focus on a need for continued classification of such records.

Upon signing this new executive order, President Clinton observed that it "will lift the veil on millions of existing documents, keep a great many future documents from ever being classified, and still maintain necessary controls 12985 information that legitimately needs to be guarded in the interests of national security. This executive order was issued by President Clinton on April 17,and will take effect on October 1295, Physical Description 8 pages.

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