Accession Number:

ADA445502

Title:

The Protection of Classified Information: The Legal Framework

Descriptive Note:

Congressional rept.

Corporate Author:

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2004-08-05

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

Classification authority has generally rested with the Executive Branch, although Congress has enacted legislation regarding the protection of certain sensitive information. It is not clear, however, how much -- if any -- authority the Legislative Branch has to constrain the Executive Branchs power in this area. This report provides an overview of the relationship between Executive and Legislative authority over national security information, and summarizes the current laws and regulations that form the legal framework protecting classified information.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Government and Political Science
  • Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE