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Critical program information is

[i]nformation concerning sensitive activities, whether classified or unclassified, that is vitally needed by adversaries or competitors for them to plan and act effectively.[1]
[i]nformation about the program, technologies, and/or systems that, if compromised, would degrade combat effectiveness or shorten the expected combat-effective life of the system.[2]

Overview Edit

"Access to this information could allow someone to kill, counter, or clone the acquisition system before or near scheduled deployment, or force a major design change to maintain the same level of effectiveness."[3]

References Edit

  1. DOE Manual 470.4-7, at 17.
  2. Glossary of Security Terms, Definitions, and Acronyms, at 60.
  3. Id.

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