ABSTRACT

Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimate: H.R. 854: Over-Classification Reduction Act   [open pdf - 13KB]

"H.R. 854 would amend federal law concerning the security classification of government documents. The legislation would require the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), in consultation with other affected federal agencies, to develop regulations that prevent the overuse of classification procedures to prevent disclosure of information collected or prepared by the federal government. The legislation would require agencies to consider whether the disclosure of classified information could benefit state, local, or tribal governments as well as law enforcement activities or the public. The bill also would authorize training for federal employees on classifying information, and audits by inspectors general to determine whether information has been properly classified."

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2009-02-18
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Congressional Budget Office: http://cbo.gov
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