Protection of Unclassified Security-Related Information (CRS)

09.28.06 | 1 min read | Text by Steven Aftergood

Classification is the predominant means of protecting national security information. But even when information is unclassified, there are a number of statutes that can be used to restrict its public availability on security-related grounds.

Such statutory controls on unclassified security-related information are usefully cataloged in a new report from the Congressional Research Service.

See “Protection of Security-Related Information” (pdf), September 27, 2006.

For no extra charge, here are a couple of other recent CRS reports (pdf) obtained by Secrecy News.

“U.S.-India Nuclear Cooperation: A Side-By-Side Comparison of Current Legislation,” September 5, 2006.

“The Use of Federal Troops for Disaster Assistance: Legal Issues,” updated August 14, 2006.