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Classification of Documents up 75 % in FourYears

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The rate of classification has increased 75% since the start of the Bush Administration and topped 16 million classification decisions in 2004, according to the head of the government’s classification oversight office, J. William Leonard. “Safeguarding” of unclassified information is also increasing, says Jacques Gansler, director of the Center for Public Policy and Private Enterprise at the University of Maryland,. He said he’s found more than 50 sets of differing rules issued by government agencies to protect unclassified information. (3/11/05)