On March 21, I posted this entry, Executive Order on National Security Info to be Rescinded. On March 25, the President issued Executive Order 12958, Amended, Classified National Security Information. "...the national defense has required that certain information be maintained in confidence in order to protect our citizens, our democratic institutions, our homeland security, and our interactions with foreign nations. Protecting information critical to our Nations security remains a priority."
See also, Presidential directive changes 'tone' of classification rules, and this New York Times Editorial, Secrecy: The Bush Byword.