EO Executive Order of December 29, Classified National Security Information. This order prescribes a uniform system for classifying. E.O. prescribes a “uniform system for classifying, safeguarding, and declassifying national security information.” The Order declares that the democratic. 10 Dec E.O. revised the previous policies on these matters and established Congress may opt to examine the implementation of E.O.
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It does not apply to information that is not classified but that may require protection, including withholding under the Freedom of Information Act or other law, such as information pertaining to law enforcement, information protected by attorney-client or attorney-work product privilege, or privacy, confidential commercial, or sensitive deliberative information.
In the unusual e.o.3526 where the presence of FGI is not evident, the document shall be marked This Document Contains [country of origin] Information, or simply contains FGI if the identity of the foreign government must be concealed. IM; Like many of its predecessors, E. Pursuant to section 1. Information that has been declassified and released under proper authority may be reclassified only if:.
IM; As required by Section 4. If an employee, contractor, licensee, certificate holder, or grantee of the Department originates information that is not marked as classified, but which an employee believes should be classified, he or she should first consult the Department of State Classification Guide to see if the information in question is covered by the guide. Declassification may also occur automatically by 1 occurrence of the date or event specified by the original classification authority, or 2 expiration of the maximum time frame for duration of classification established under E.
When this is not feasible, information should be classified for 10 years unless that clearly does not provide adequate protection, in which case the information may be classified for up to 25 years from date of origin. The major focus is the idea that information should become declassified systematically as soon as practicable.
Government programs for safeguarding nuclear materials or facilities. For more information on modified handling procedures, see 12 FAM Department positions delegated original classification authority since June are listed on the Office of Information Programs and Services website. Top Secret classification authorities: IM; Like its predecessor, E. Top Secret applies to information, the unauthorized disclosure of which reasonably could be expected to cause exceptionally grave damage to the national security that the OCA is able to identify or describe.
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M has delegated the authority and responsibility for classification actions under section 1. Do not assume that a classified record that is more e.o.13526 years old has been declassified.
As noted in 5 FAM Tampa Bay Times PolitiFact. It is the responsibility of the recipient U. Use of the Classification Guide is the preferred method of classification and is intended to ensure uniformity and conformity with government-wide classification standards.
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Additionally, empty your deleted items folder. When updating the guide each bureau will be asked to review and identify any information that has changed and no longer requires classification or information that is not currently addressed in the e.o13526 but should be added.
National Archives and Records Administration, Vol. In order to classify information, it must pertain to one of the following:. The positions include deputy assistant secretaries in the Department; deputy chiefs of mission abroad, and principal officers at consulates general and consulates abroad.
Given the extreme sensitivity of information that would reveal the identity of confidential human sources or human intelligence sources, and the usual need to protect such information for lifetimes or other long durations, original classifiers may mark this type of information only, at e.o.113526 time of classification, as exempt from automatic declassification at 25 years by marking 50X1-HUM formerly X1 or 25X1-human.
The full text of E. If you do not have the appropriate clearance to access and possess the document, please contact your ISSO immediately. As provided in section 1. This process is commonly referred to as an upgrade or as upgrading information.
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IM; All declassified records, regardless of media format, must be marked in such a manner as to leave no doubt about the declassified status of the information and the identity of the declassification authority. Representatives to various international organizations. Working papers or drafts, regardless of e.l.13526, containing classified information shall be dated when created and marked with the highest classification of information contained therein, protected at that level, and if otherwise appropriate destroyed when no longer needed.
On the face of each originally classified document, regardless of media, the original classification authority OCA must apply the following markings: There is no need to include cables or emails as these s.o.13526 available via the corporate archive. See 5 FAM Particular care must be taken to insure that any special media, such as floppy disks, CD-ROMs, flash drives, audio or visual tape cartridges, or equipment, are clearly marked so as to show the classification status of the material, the level of protection required, and the duration of the classification.
In general, these instructions should be sent to any and all individuals who are identified as having sent or received the newly classified document:.
This is intended to help you find any versions of the document in your possession; and.
The derivative classifier should maintain with the file or record copy of the derivatively classified document a listing of the sources used, but it is not necessary to transfer the reason s for the original classification decision to the derived document.
Each Department employee and contractor is responsible for knowing and following the requirements of E.
Downgrading means changing the level of classified information to a lower level e. Formal challenges are required to be in writing, but they need not be any more specific than to question why information is or is not classified or is classified at a certain level. Another form of derivative classification is the incorporating, paraphrasing, restating, or generating in a new form information that is already classified and then marking e.i.13526 newly developed material consistent with the classified markings that apply to the source information.
This sub-chapter supplements and expands upon the Departments national security information regulations appearing in E.o.1352 22 Code of Federal Regulations Part 9 see 5 FAM No information may remain classified indefinitely.
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The Department will suspend the classification authority of derivative classifiers who fail to receive such training annually until such training is received. Information exempted from automatic declassification remains subject to the mandatory and systematic review provisions of E.
Documents that identify a confidential human source or human intelligence source, or key design concepts of weapons of mass destruction should carry the 50X1-HUM or 50X2-WMD marking. Users of the Declassification Guide are encouraged to submit comments and suggestions for its improvement to classification state. Wikisource has original text related to this article: Department derivative classifiers are required to receive training on the proper application of derivative classification principles annually or their derivative classification authority will be suspended until they receive such training.
An integral file block usually consists of a set of records covering either a specific topic or a range of time, such as a presidential administration.