Accession Number:

AD1084824

Title:

Secrecy in U.S. National Security: Why a Paradigm Shift Is Needed

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

RAND Corporation Santa Monica United States

Report Date:

2018-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

38.0

Abstract:

This Perspective summarizes our key findings and conclusions regarding the adequacy of the present system governing secrecy in U.S. national security information. This work, based on a novel approach and expert opinionincluding our own direct experience with the issuesaims to provide recommendations to improve the system that makes, safeguards, and discloses secrets. An improved system will afford significantly better protection to secrets that truly need it, reduce overclassification by providing clear parameters for creating secrets, and more fully support government transparency goals.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE