Classification Management Tutorial
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC
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The purpose of this Classification Management tutorial is to provide detailed supplemental guidance to Original Classification Authorities OCAs for the development of United States US Army security classification guides SCGs or guidance. Army Regulation AR 380-5 Department of the Army Information Security Program implements the policies set forth in Executive Order 12958 as amended on 25 March 2003 Classified National Security Information and Department of Defense DoD 5200.1-R Information Security Program. It establishes the policies for security classification downgrading declassification and safeguarding of information requiring protection in the interest of national security. Incorporated into AR 380-5 is DoD 5200.1-H Handbook for Writing Security Classification Ordnance November 1999 which states that timely issuance of comprehensive guidance regarding security classification of information concerning any system plan program or project the unauthorized disclosure of which reasonably could be expected to cause damage to the national security and that precise classification guidance is prerequisite to effective and efficient information security and assures that security resources are expended to protect only that which truly warrants protection in the interests of national security.
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