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Foreign Government Information

Administrative Law

Executive Order 12958, Classified National Security Information, § 6.1(r) (1995) (superseded)

“Foreign government information” means:
   (1) information provided to the United States Government by a foreign government or governments, an international organization of governments, or any element thereof, with the expectation that the information, the source of the information, or both, are to be held in confidence;
   (2) information produced by the United States Government pursuant to or as a result of a joint arrangement with a foreign government or governments, or an international organization of governments, or any element thereof, requiring that the information, the arrangement, or both, are to be held in confidence; or
   (3) information received and treated as 'foreign government information' under the terms of a predecessor order.

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

For purposes of this order:
(s)  "Foreign government information" means:
(1)  information provided to the United States Government by a foreign government or governments,
an international organization of governments, or any element thereof, with the expectation that the information, the source of the information, or both, are to be held in confidence;
(2)  information produced by the United States Government pursuant to or as a result of a joint arrangement with a foreign government or governments, or an international organization of governments, or any element thereof, requiring that the information, the arrangement, or both, are to be held in confidence; or
(3)  information received and treated as "foreign government information" under the terms of a predecessor order.