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Administrative Law

Executive Order 12958, Classified National Security Information, § 6.1(s) (1995) (superseded)

“Information” means any knowledge that can be communicated or documentary material, regardless of its physical form or characteristics, that is owned by, produced by or for, or is under the control of the United States Government. 'Control' means the authority of the agency that originates information, or its successor in function, to regulate access to the information.

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

For purposes of this order:
(t)  "Information" means any knowledge that can be communicated or documentary material, regardless of its physical form or characteristics, that is owned by, is produced by or for, or is under the control of the United States Government.

Executive Order 13549, Classified National Security Information Program for State, Local, Tribal, and Private Sector Entities, § 5 (d) (August 18, 2010)

For purposes of this order:
  (d) “Information” means any knowledge that can be communicated or documentary material, regardless of its physical form or characteristics, that is owned by, produced by or for, or is under the control of the United States Government.

32 CFR § 1701.2 [32 CFR CHAPTER XVII—OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE: 32 CFR PART 1701—ADMINISTRATION OF RECORDS UNDER THE PRIVACY ACT OF 1974]

For purposes of this subpart, the following terms have the meanings indicated:
[…]
Information
means information about an individual and includes, but is not limited to, vital statistics; race, sex, or other physical characteristics; earnings information; professional fees paid to an individual and other financial information; benefit data or claims information; the Social Security number, employer identification number, or other individual identifier; address; phone number; medical information; and information about marital, family or other personal relationships.

32 CFR § 1802.2 [32 CFR CHAPTER XVIII—NATIONAL COUNTERINTELLIGENCE CENTER: 32 CFR PART 1802—CHALLENGES TO CLASSIFICATION OF DOCUMENTS BY AUTHORIZED HOLDERS PURSUANT TO SECTION 1.9 OF EXECUTIVE ORDER 12958]

For purposes of this part, the following terms have the meanings as indicated:
[…]
Information
means any knowledge that can be communicated or documentary material, regardless of its physical form, that is:
(1) Owned by, produced by or for, or under the control of the United States Government, and
(2) Lawfully and actually in the possession of an authorized holder and for which ownership and control has not been relinquished by NACIC;

32 CFR § 1803.2 [32 CFR CHAPTER XVIII—NATIONAL COUNTERINTELLIGENCE CENTER: 32 CFR PART 1803—PUBLIC REQUESTS FOR MANDATORY DECLASSIFICATION REVIEW OF CLASSIFIED INFORMATION PURSUANT TO SECTION 3.6 OF EXECUTIVE ORDER 12958]

For purposes of this part, the following terms have the meanings as indicated:
[…]
Information
means any knowledge that can be communicated or documentary material, regardless of its physical form that is owned by, produced by or for, or under the control of the United States Government; it does not include information originated by the incumbent President, White House Staff, appointed committees, commissions or boards, or any entities within the Executive Office that solely advise and assist the incumbent President;

32 CFR § 1804.2 [32 CFR CHAPTER XVIII—NATIONAL COUNTERINTELLIGENCE CENTER: 32 CFR PART 1804—ACCESS BY HISTORICAL RESEARCHERS AND FORMER PRESIDENTIAL APPOINTEES PURSUANT TO SECTION 4.5 OF EXECUTIVE ORDER 12958]

For purposes of this part, the following terms have the meanings indicated:
[…]
Information
means any knowledge that can be communicated or documentary material, regardless of its physical form that is owned by, produced by or for, or is under the control of the United States Government;

32 CFR § 1907.02(g) [32 CFR CHAPTER XIX—CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY: 32 CFR PART 1907—CHALLENGES TO CLASSIFICATION OF DOCUMENTS BY AUTHORIZED HOLDERS PURSUANT TO § 1.9 OF EXECUTIVE ORDER 12958]

For purposes of this part, the following terms have the meanings as indicated:
(g) Information
means any knowledge that can be communicated or documentary material, regardless of its physical form, that is:
(1) Owned by, produced by or for, or under the control of the United States Government, and
(2) Lawfully and actually in the possession of an authorized holder and for which ownership and control has not been relinquished by the CIA;

32 CFR § 1908.02(f) [32 CFR CHAPTER XIX—CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY: 32 CFR PART 1908—PUBLIC REQUESTS FOR MANDATORY DECLASSIFICATION REVIEW OF CLASSIFIED INFORMATION PURSUANT TO § 3.6 OF EXECUTIVE ORDER 12958]

For purposes of this part, the following terms have the meanings as indicated:
(f) Information
means any knowledge that can be communicated or documentary material, regardless of its physical form that is owned by, produced by or for, or under the control of the United States Government; it does not include:
(1) Information within the scope of the CIA Information Act, or
(2) Information originated by the incumbent President, White House Staff, appointed committees, commissions or boards, or any entities within the Executive Office that solely advise and assist the incumbent President;

32 CFR § 1909.02(k) [32 CFR CHAPTER XIX—CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY: 32 CFR PART 1909—ACCESS BY HISTORICAL RESEARCHERS AND FORMER PRESIDENTIAL APPOINTEES PURSUANT TO § 4.5 OF EXECUTIVE ORDER 12958]

For purposes of this part, the following terms have the meanings indicated:
(k) Information
means any knowledge that can be communicated or documentary material, regardless of its physical form that is owned by, produced by or for, or is under the control of the United States Government;

See Also

28 CFR § 22.2(e) [28 CFR PART 22—CONFIDENTIALITY OF IDENTIFIABLE RESEARCH AND STATISTICAL INFORMATION]

[…]
(e) Information identifiable to a private person
means information which either—
(1) Is labelled by name or other personal identifiers, or
(2) Can, by virtue of sample size or other factors, be reasonably interpreted as referring to a particular private person.

32 CFR § 1703.2 [32 CFR CHAPTER XVII—OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE: 32 CFR PART 1703—PRODUCTION OF ODNI INFORMATION OR MATERIAL IN PROCEEDINGS BEFORE FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL OR OTHER GOVERNMENT ENTITY OF COMPETENT JURISDICTION]

The following definitions apply to this part:
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ODNI Information or Material:
Information or material that is contained in ODNI files, related to or based upon material contained in ODNI files or acquired by any ODNI employee as part of that employee's official duties or because of that employee's association with the ODNI.