DOD Should Give Better Guidance and Training to Contractors Who Classify National Security Information.
GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC PROCUREMENT LOGISTICS AND READINESS DIV
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Because of deficiencies in guidance, training, and inspections, some national security information has been classified improperly--both overclassified and underclassified--and has not been properly marked to protect it. GAO evaluated contractor compliance with the classification program requirements of Executive Order 12065 and the Department of Defense DOD by visiting 20 contractors in southern California and by sending about 600 questionnaires to contractors nationwide. GAO concluded that DOD needs to improve the classification guidance furnished to contractors its program for training contractor employees in classification management and its program for inspecting contractor compliance with the order, implementing instructions, and classification guidance.
- Administration and Management
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