Intelligence Law Glossary - File Series


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File Series

Administrative Law

Executive Order 12958, Classified National Security Information, § 6.1(q) (1995) (superseded)

“File series” means file units or documents arranged according to a filing system or kept together because they relate to a particular subject or function, result from the same activity, document a specific kind of transaction, take a particular physical form, or have some other relationship arising out of their creation, receipt, or use, such as restrictions on access or use.

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

For purposes of this order:
(r)  "File series" means file units or documents arranged according to a filing system or kept together because they relate to a particular subject or function, result from the same activity, document a specific kind of transaction, take a particular physical form, or have some other relationship arising out of their creation, receipt, or use, such as restrictions on access or use.