OpenTheGovernment.org, Coalition Partners, Seek Input on Revision to Classification Policy

OpenTheGovernment.org, several coalition partners, and other open government advocates, sent a letter to the National Security Advisor asking that the public be given the opportunity to comment on the exact revision language of the Executive Order on classification prior its presentation to the President for final consideration. The opportunity to comment on how public input is finally translated in to policy is the true measure of the transparency, participation,and collaboration promised by the President.

Our request was denied. A September 2nd letter from General Jones states that they "believe it is essential to preserve the confidentiality of the President’s deliberative process regarding these complex issues that stem from the President’s constitutional authority to protect the national security."
Read the letter. page 1 and page 2.

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