Intelligence Law Glossary - Violation


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Violation

Administrative Law

Executive Order 12958, Classified National Security Information, § 6.1(oo) (1995) (superseded)

“Violation” means:
   (1) any knowing, willful, or negligent action that could reasonably be expected to result in an unauthorized disclosure of classified information;
   (2) any knowing, willful, or negligent action to classify or continue the classification of information contrary to the requirements of this order or its implementing directives; or
   (3) any knowing, willful, or negligent action to create or continue a special access program contrary to the requirements of this order.

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

For purposes of this order:
(tt)  "Violation" means:

(1)  any knowing, willful, or negligent action that could reasonably be expected to result in an unauthorized disclosure of classified information;
(2)  any knowing, willful, or negligent action to classify or continue the classification of information contrary to the requirements of this order or its implementing directives; or
(3)  any knowing, willful, or negligent action to create or continue a special access program contrary to the requirements of this order.