Coalition expresses support for DNI James Clapper in classification review

Today, OpenTheGovernment.org joined 11 organizations in a letter expressing support for Director of National Intelligence James Clapper’s approach to the upcoming Fundamental Classification Guidance Review (FCGR) process. The letter commends DNI Clapper for his March memo to the heads of major intelligence agencies, stating that his hands-on approach promises a successful review. The groups also made two recommendations for how the FCGR could be even more effective in reducing the problem of overclassification:

– Agency directors should consider not only those classification topics that are redundant or obsolete, but also those that are unecessarily vague.
– DNI Clapper and agency directors should seek input from a wide array of stakeholders, including members of the public.

Read the full letter here

 

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