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Downgrading

Administrative Law

Executive Order 12958, Classified National Security Information, § 6.1(p) (1995) (superseded)

“Downgrading” means a determination by a declassification authority that information classified and safeguarded at a specified level shall be classified and safeguarded at a lower level.

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

For purposes of this order:
(q)  "Downgrading" means a determination by a declassification authority that information classified and safeguarded at a specified level shall be classified and safeguarded at a lower level.