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Institutionalizing Innovation in Secrecy Policy

It is possible to imagine all kinds of changes in government secrecy policy that would make the secrecy system smaller, more efficient, more susceptible to error correction, and more attuned to shifting security requirements. Such changes might include, for example, self-cancelling classification markings, numerical limits on classification activity, broadly distributed oversight and declassification authority, new [.
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Secrecy System Shows Signs of Contraction

Military / US Military : Secrecy News (2 years ago)

The creation of new national security secrets dropped sharply in 2012, recently released government data show.  While the proper boundaries of official secrecy remain a matter of intense dispute, the secrecy system itself is showing... Read Post

The Presidential Transition and Secrecy

Military / US Military : Secrecy News (6 years ago)

The possibilities for significant changes in government secrecy policy are starting to attract official attention as the presidential transition process begins. “I know things are going to change,” one executive branch official with... Read Post

Reducing Government Secrecy: Finding What Works

Military / US Military : Secrecy News (6 years ago)

Although people have been complaining about abuse of the national security classification system for decades, such complaints have rarely been translated into real policy changes. More than half a century ago, a Defense Department a... Read Post

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