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Classification Costs Increase Even As Volume of New Secrets Drops

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· Story link The costs of federal secrecy rose almost 15 percent to $9.2 billion in 2005, the Information Security…

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The costs of federal secrecy rose almost 15 percent to $9.2 billion in 2005, the Information Security Oversight Office reported. The government’s cost of classifying and keeping secret information rose to $7.7 billion while the cost to industries working with secret data rose to $1.5 billion. ISOO earlier reported that the volume of classification decisions had dropped in 2005 by nine percent to 14.2 million. (8/25/06)