Classification management involves the identification, marking, safeguarding, declassification, and destruction of classified national security information generated in Government and industry. It encompasses the life-cycle management of classified information from original classification to declassification. The three levels of classification are Top Secret, Secret, and Confidential. Unclassified is a marking used to denote information that does not meet the requirements for classification.
There are two ways to classify information – original classification and derivative classification. Original classification is the initial determination that information requires, in the interest of national security, protection against unauthorized disclosure. Derivative classification is the incorporating, paraphrasing, restating, or generating in new form information that has already been classified.
Agency Training Requirements
Security education plays a critical role in the effectiveness of an agency's information security program
Includes training aids, tips, and videos that focus on specific classification management topics and the ISOO Marking Book that covers derivative classification in detail
Mandatory Declassification Review (MDR)
Information to inform and guide you through the MDR process at agency level through the appeals process
Information to inform and guide you through classification challenges at agency level through the appeals process