Information Security Oversight Office Reports Classification of 20.5 Million Documents

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on July 16, 2007

“Each year Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO) gathers relevant statistical data regarding each agency’s security classification program. ISOO analyzes this data in its 2006 Annual Report to the President.”

  • AP: “There were 20.5 million decisions to classify government secrets last year, and a report to the president found serious shortcomings in the process.”
  • Related government documents: July 12, 2007 House Intelligence Committee Hearing on Classification of National Security Information.

  • Statement of Rep. Anna G. Eshoo, Chair
  • Statement of Bill Leonard, Director of the Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO) at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
  • Statement of Steven Aftergood, Director of the Project on Government Secrecy at the Federation of American Scientists (FAS)
  • Statement of Meredith Fuchs, General Counsel to the National Security Archive at George Washington University
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