Managing Secrecy: Security Classification Reform - The Government Secrecy Act Proposal [Revised July 8, 1998] [open pdf - 85KB]
From the Document: "The end of the Cold War, heightened interest in effecting greater economy and better management in security classification operations, and the considered recommendations of a national study commission on official secrecy have all contributed to the proposed Government Secrecy Act (H.R. 1546/S. 712), introduced on a bicameral, bipartisan basis to establish, for the first time, a statutory mandate for security classification and declassification. This report follows the development and progress of this legislation and will be updated as events warrant."
CRS Report for Congress, 98-298