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Alternate Title: EO Classified National Security Information. “This order prescribes a uniform system for classifying, safeguarding, and declassifying. 31 Dec On May 27, , President Barack Obama ordered a review of E.O. The assistant to the President for National Security Affairs. On March 28, , President George W. Bush amended EO with Executive Order This amendment called upon all agencies to make the concept.

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Articles e.o.112958 more detailed references. Then- Vice President Dick Cheney said in a February 15,interview, “There is an executive order that specifies who has classification authority, and obviously focuses first and foremost on the President, but also includes the Vice President.

Further amendment to Executive Orderas amended, classified national security information. A more extensive analysis of the changes from the previous executive order was compiled by the group Public Citizen.

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Bush’s order appears to allow much more information to be classified and for longer periods; the wording is hard to e.o.129958 in some areas [ specify ]. Clinton’s order set declassification deadlines for classified material and made it harder for politicians to classify information.

Our democratic principles require that the American people be informed of the activities of their Government. Among the various changes made to the based regulations, Executive Order notably: These changes provide a greater opportunity to emphasize our commitment to open Government. An example of a U. Protecting information critical to our Nation’s security remains a priority. Clinton, Bill, Publisher: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Wikisource has original text related to this article: This analysis is contradicted by the supplemental Order of October 13, issued pursuant to Sec.


The subsequent revisions to the regulations governing Classified National Security Information practices by both Presidents Bush and Obama differed from EO in that they declared the Vice President directly in their original issuances rather than in a supplemental Order as President Clinton had.

Also, our Nation’s progress depends on the free flow of information.

This page was last edited on 27 Augustat Office of the Federal Register Date: Classified information in the United States.

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Retrieved from ” https: Classified National Security Information “This order prescribes a uniform system for classifying, safeguarding, and declassifying national security information.

In other projects Wikisource. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Executive Order is further evidence of real power in the vice president’s office.

It also appears to give more power over classification to the Offices of the President and Vice President, but the wording used was not properly defined in the listing of relevant definitions now consolidated into their own section in Part 6 of the Executive Order.


Byron York of the National Review noted, “Throughout Executive Orderthere are changes to the original Clinton order which, in effect, give the vice president the power of the president in dealing with classified material Executive Order and the amendments incorporated into it, including Executive Orderwere revoked by E.o12958 Barack Obama in the issuance of Executive Order Bush on 25 March Nevertheless, throughout our history, the national interest has required that certain information be maintained in confidence in order to protect our citizens, our democratic institutions, and our participation within the community of nations.

Executive Order 12958

Public Domain Retrieved From: Executive Order ; EO Author: Executive orders of George W. Changed the classification and handling of sensitive and classified information by the United States Government. Federal Register April 20,v. In recent years, however, dramatic changes have altered, although not eliminated, the national security threats that we confront. Views Read Edit View history. Office of the Federal Register.