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Derivative classification is

the incorporating, paraphrasing, restating, or generating in new form information that is already classified, and marking the newly developed material consistent with the classification markings that apply to the source information. Derivative classification includes the classification of information based on classification guidance. The duplication or reproduction of existing classified information is not derivative classification.[1]
[a] determination based on classification guidance or source documents that matter contains Restricted Data, Formerly Restricted Data, and/or National Security Information.[2]

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"Information may be derivatively classified in two ways: (1) through the use of a source document, usually correspondence or a publication generated by an OCA; or (2) through the use of a classification guide."[3]

"Derivative classification actions utilize information from the original category of classification. Every derivative classification action is based on information where classification has already been determined by an OCA. Derivative classification decisions must be traceable to the original classification decision made by an OCA."[4]

References Edit

  1. Executive Order 13526, at §6.1(o).
  2. DOE Manual 470.4-7, at 19.
  3. ISOO 2013 Annual Report to the President, at 5.
  4. Id.

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