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Declassification Guide

Administrative Law

Executive Order 12958, Classified National Security Information, § 6.1(m) (1995) (superseded)

“Declassification guide” means written instructions issued by a declassification authority that describes the elements of information regarding a specific subject that may be declassified and the elements that must remain classified.

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

For purposes of this order:
(n)  "Declassification guide" means written instructions issued by a declassification authority that describes the elements of information regarding a specific subject that may be declassified and the elements that must remain classified.