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Glossary of Terms

Equity – Information in a classified document in which a classifying agency has an interest and needs to review before declassification.

EO 13526 – The Executive Order governing the classification and declassification of national security information.

Freedom of Information Act Review - Records governed by the Presidential Records Act (44 U.S.C. 2201-2207) are subject to request under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552, as amended) five years after the end of a Presidential Administration. Archivists review requested records to identify those items that can be released to the FOIA requester.

Mandatory Review:  A request by a researcher for declassification review of specific classified documents under Sec. 3.5 of EO 13526.