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Authorized Holder

Administrative Law

Executive Order 13,526, Classified National Security Information, § 6.1 (c) (December 29, 2009)

For purposes of this order:

(c)  "Authorized holder" of classified information means anyone who satisfies the conditions for access stated in section 4.1(a) of this order.

32 CFR § 1802.2 [32 CFR CHAPTER XVIII—NATIONAL COUNTERINTELLIGENCE CENTER: 32 CFR PART 1802—CHALLENGES TO CLASSIFICATION OF DOCUMENTS BY AUTHORIZED HOLDERS PURSUANT TO SECTION 1.9 OF EXECUTIVE ORDER 12958]

For purposes of this part, the following terms have the meanings as indicated:
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Authorized holders
means any member of any United States executive department, military department, the Congress, or the judiciary (Article III) who holds a security clearance from or has been specifically authorized by NACIC to possess and use on official business classified information, or otherwise has Constitutional authority pursuant to their office;

32 CFR § 1907.02(b) [32 CFR CHAPTER XIX—CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY: 32 CFR PART 1907—CHALLENGES TO CLASSIFICATION OF DOCUMENTS BY AUTHORIZED HOLDERS PURSUANT TO § 1.9 OF EXECUTIVE ORDER 12958]

For purposes of this part, the following terms have the meanings as indicated:
(b) Authorized holders
 means any member of any United States executive department, military department, the Congress, or the judiciary (Article III) who holds a security clearance from or has been specifically authorized by the Central Intelligence Agency to possess and use on official business classified information, or otherwise has Constitutional authority pursuant to their office;