DHS is updating its regulations to incorporate new and revised procedures pursuant to Executive Order , “Classified National Security. The current order on classified information Executive Order was issued by President Obama on December 29, , and it revoked and replaced the. EO Executive Order of December 29, Classified National Security Information. This order prescribes a uniform system for classifying.
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As a component of the Obama Administration’s initiative to improve transparency and open-access to the Federal 31526 and the information it produces formally introduced upon taking office in late January  and as a result of an agency-wide review and recommendation process ordered in May of that same year,  the issuance of EO was ultimately prompted by several factors.
One factor was the large backlog of documents scheduled to be automatically declassified on December 31, and how to deal with that reality. These latest regulations, at the time, went into full effect on June 25, except for sections 1.
Executive Order Classified National Security Information
EO restated the authorized list of designees who can originate classification, in effect rescinding any previous designations made by officials or agency heads to subordinates. The major focus is the idea that information should become declassified systematically as soon as practicable. Specific time limits are mentioned for different kinds of information, but there is also the provision that information that still needs to be classified can stay classified.
Mechanisms are outlined for periodic reevaluation of the need to classify information, even if the result of the evaluation is to keep the information classified.
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