Citation Edit

The White House, Executive Order 12065: National Security Information (June 28, 1978) (full-text).

Overview Edit

This Executive Order is intended to balance the public's interest in access to Government information with the need to protect certain national security information from disclosure. It addresses classification designation; classification authority; the limitations on delegation of classification authority; exceptional cases; duration of classification; the use of derivative classification; declassification authority; declassification policy; and downgrading.

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