Intelligence Law Glossary - Integral File Block


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Integral File Block

Administrative Law

Executive Order 12958, Classified National Security Information, § 6.1(u) (1995) (superseded)

“Integral file block” means a distinct component of a file series, as defined in this section, that should be maintained as a separate unit in order to ensure the integrity of the records. An integral file block may consist of a set of records covering either a specific topic or a range of time such as presidential administration or a 5-year retirement schedule within a specific file series that is retired from active use as a group.

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

For purposes of this order:
(v)  "Integral file block" means a distinct component of a file series, as defined in this section, that should be maintained as a separate unit in order to ensure the integrity of the records.  An integral file block may consist of a set of records covering either a specific topic or a range of time, such as a Presidential administration or a 5-year retirement schedule within a specific file series that is retired from active use as a group.  For purposes of automatic
declassification, integral file blocks shall contain only records dated within 10 years of the oldest record in the file block.