Intelligence Law Glossary - Original Classification


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Original Classification

Administrative Law

Executive Order 12958, Classified National Security Information, § 6.1(bb) (1995) (superseded)

“Original classification” means an initial determination that information requires, in the interest of the national security, protection against unauthorized disclosure.

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

For purposes of this order:
(ff)  "Original classification" means an initial determination that information requires, in the interest of the national security, protection against unauthorized disclosure.