Intelligence Law Glossary - 50X2-WMD


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50X2-WMD

Administrative Law

32 CFR § 2001.26(b)(2):  Automatic declassification exemption markings [32 CFR CHAPTER XX—INFORMATION SECURITY OVERSIGHT OFFICE, NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION: 32 CFR PART 2001—CLASSIFIED NATIONAL SECURITY INFORMATION]

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(b) Marking information exempted from automatic declassification at 50 years.
Records exempted from automatic declassification at 50 years shall be automatically declassified on December 31 of a year that is no more than 75 years from the date of origin unless an agency head, within five years of that date, proposes to exempt specific information from declassification at 75 years and the proposal is formally approved by the Panel.
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(2) When the information clearly and demonstrably could reveal key design concepts of weapons of mass destruction, the marking shall be “50X2-WMD.”
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