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Overview Edit

The Commission on Protecting and Reducing Government Secrecy (also called the Moynihan Commission) was established by the Protection and Reduction of Government Secrecy Act; Classified information, in Title IX of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 1994 and 1995.[1]

The purpose of the Commission was:

(1) to examine the implications of the extensive classification of information and to make recommendations to reduce the volume of information classified and thereby to strengthen the protection of legitimately classified information; and
(2) to examine and make recommendations concerning current procedures relating to the granting of security clearances.

The Commission issued its Report of the Commission on Protecting and Reducing Government Secrecy in 1997.

References Edit

  1. Pub. L. No. 103-236 (Apr. 30, 1994); 50 U.S.C. §401 note.

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