"The following report encompasses the results of the Fundamental Classification Guidance Review (FCGR) for fiscal year (FY) 2017 conducted by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), as required by Executive Order (EO) 13526, 'Classified National Security Information,' and in response to the Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO) memorandum of March 17, 2016. The FCGR highlights both ODNI accomplishments in classification management - to include evaluating policies, procedures, training and updating classification guides - and the challenges of implementation. Although the 2017 ODNI FCGR officially commenced in March 2016, efforts to ensure that classification guides, training, and policies are regularly evaluated and updated have been ongoing since the last FCGR was completed in 2012. ISOO commented that 'the ODNI operates a strong Classified National Security Information (CNSI) program, one which enjoys leadership support and utilizes numerous best practices' in its on-site review report of October 13, 2015. The report specifically highlighted several best practices, and described the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) implementation of semi-annual guide reviews as 'the strongest commitment to providing the most accurate and current classification guidance that we have seen in the Executive Branch.' The ODNI provided ISOO with status updates on the ODNI CNSI program in October 2016 and February 2017 prior to the submission of this final report."
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