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2005 Report to the President on Information Classification

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The classification of government documents fell in 2005 for the first time since 2001, the Information Security Oversight Office said in its annual report to the President. Declassification of documents picked up slightly after a severe drop in 2004 but it still remains well below earlier levels. ISOO said the government made 14.2 million classification decisions in 2005 compared with 15.6 million in 2004, a nine per cent drop. It attributed the decline to “better diligence in the management of their information security programs.” (5/25/06)