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Reducing overclassification through accountability, Elizabeth Goitein and David M. Shapiro

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Reducing overclassification through accountability
Title
Reducing overclassification through accountability
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Elizabeth Goitein and David M. Shapiro
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eng
Summary
A major theme of this report--and a source of frustration to those who have studied the classification system is the persistent gap between written regulation and actual practice. Chief executives since Franklin Delano Roosevelt have issued executive orders on classification. Classification authority emanates primarily from these orders, which have long purported to impose common-sense limits, such as a ban on using classification to conceal embarrassing information about government officials. And the current order--Executive Order 13,526, which President Obama issued in December 2009 includes further limits, such as a requirement that records not be classified if significant doubt exists about the need for secrecy. In practice, however, such limits too often fall by the wayside. As a Senate Commission chaired by Daniel Patrick Moynihan found, "Any policy, including on classification and declassification, is only as good as its implementation." This report focuses on improved implementation, i.e., how to make sure that classifiers comply with existing criteria for classifying documents. This report concludes that the primary source of the "implementation gap" is the skewed incentive structure underlying the current system--a structure that all but guarantees overclassification will occur
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Goitein, Elizabeth
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no index present
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JK468.S4 ONLINE
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Shapiro, David M.
  • Brennan Center for Justice
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  • Security classification (Government documents)
  • Security classification (Government documents)
  • Security classification (Government documents)
  • United States
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Reducing overclassification through accountability, Elizabeth Goitein and David M. Shapiro
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Viewed on (Oct. 7, 2011)
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online resource
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757859327
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1 online resource
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online
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computer
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remote
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(OCoLC)757859327
Label
Reducing overclassification through accountability, Elizabeth Goitein and David M. Shapiro
Publication
Copyright
Note
Viewed on (Oct. 7, 2011)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
757859327
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)757859327

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