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Committee Urges New Standards to End Overclassification

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In reporting out the intelligence funding bill, the Senate Select Intelligence Committee took a swipe at over-classification. While offering no examples, the committee report said “Improper classification of information — the disclosure of which would not harm national security — prevents the public from considering national issues in light of all publicly available facts.” It urged the Director of National Intelligence to review classification guidelines and come up with new standards. (10/6/05)