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Briefing Report on Overclassification

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A briefing report for the House Subcommittee on National Security’s March 2 hearing concluded that overclassification ultimately incurs avoidable fiscal costs and compromises national security. …And government officials confronted with dizzyingly complex rules for numerosus categories of classified information often cannot or do not distinguish truly significant security matters from routine material marked secret out of an excess of caution or zeal.”