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GAO: Use of "Sensitive But Unclassified" Hinders Information Sharing

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The Government Accountability Office said in a new report “the nation still lacks the government-wide policies and processes … for guiding and integrating the myriad of ongoing efforts to improve the sharing of terrorism-related information critical to protecting our homeland” The GAO said it has identified 56 separate designations of “sensitive but unclassified” information – 16 in one agency alone — being used to protect information, most often by withholding from the public and often other agencies. (4/18/06)