Classified National Security Information
Structural Reforms To Improve the Security of Classified
Networks and the Responsible Sharing and Safeguarding of Classified Information
On October 7, 2011, the White House released a new Executive Order 13587. This order ensures sharing and safeguarding of classified information on computer networks shall be consistent with appropriate protections for privacy and civil liberties. [PDF] [HTML]
On June 25, 2010, 32 C.F.R. Part 2001 the implementing directive for E.O. 13526, became effective. This prescribes a uniform system for classifying, safeguarding, and declassifying national security information.[PDF] [HTML]
State, Local, Tribal, and Private Sector Entities
On August 18, 2010, the White House released a new Executive Order 13549, entitled "Classified National Security Information Program for State, Local, Tribal, and Private Sector Entities."
On December 29, 2009, the White House released a Presidential memorandum entitled Implementation of the Executive Order “Classified National Security Information” . This memorandum imparts specific requirements to the Executive branch concerning implementation of the new order.
Original Classification Authority
On December 29, 2009, the White House released a Presidential order entitled "Original Classification Authority". This order designates those agency heads and officials as having the authority to classify information.
Mishandling of Classified InformationOn November 28, 2010, the Director of OMB released a memo regarding the safeguarding of classified information.
On January 3, 2011, the Director of ISOO and National Counterintelligence Executive within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), released a guidance memorandum to assist agencies to comply with the assessment requirements of the implementation of safeguarding procedures
Interagency Security Classification Appeals Panel (ISCAP)
32 C.F.R. Part 2003, describes the procedures to be followed by individuals or organizations who wish to bring matters before the Interagency Security Classification Appeals Panel (ISCAP), and the procedures that the ISCAP will follow to resolve these matters.
National Industrial Security Program
The purpose of this order is to establish mechanisms for private
companies, nonprofit organizations, executive departments and agencies
(agencies), and other entities must be able to share information related to cybersecurity risks and incidents and collaborate to respond in as close
to real time as possible.
32 CFR Part 2004-National Industrial Security Program Directive No. 1 - Safeguards Federal Government classified information that is released to ontractors, licensees, and grantees of the United States Government.
32 CFR part 2004 amendment- This amendment provides guidance to agencies on release of certain classified information (referred to as "proscribed information") to contractors that are owned or under the control of a foreign interest and have had the foreign ownership or control mitigated by an arrangement known as an Special Security Agreement (SSA).