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Officials said topics will include the fine line between the public's right to know and national safety and security, and most importantly, the 25-year declassification rule described in Executive Order 12958, and what that means for Bush presidential records in January. A moderated question and answer ...

In 1976, Congress established the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) to provide the President and others within the Executive Office of the President with advice on the scientific, engineering, and technological aspects of the economy, national security, homeland security, health, foreign relations, ...
In section 1.7 of executive order 12958, as amended, on “classification limitations and prohibitions,” the President directed that “In no case shall information be classified in order to … conceal violations of law….” The ACLU cited this provision in a recent FOIA lawsuit to argue that transcripts of detainee ...
(c) "Classified information" means information that has been determined pursuant to Executive Order 12958 of April 17, 1995, as amended, or a successor or predecessor order, or the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 (42 U.S.C. 2011 et seq.) to require protection against unauthorized disclosure. (d) "Continuous ...
As part of an inter-agency review of Executive Order 12958, Mr. Cheney's office proposed eliminating appeals to the attorney general — precisely the avenue Mr. Leonard was taking. According to Mr. Waxman's investigation, the vice president's staff also proposed abolishing altogether the Information ...
(k) "Special access program" has the meaning provided in section 4.1 of Executive Order No. 12958, or any successor order. Sec. 1.2. Access to Classified Information. (a) No employee shall be granted access to classified information unless that employee has been determined to be eligible in accordance with this order ...


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