[LINK] US review of classification policy

Marghanita da Cruz marghanita at ramin.com.au
Fri Jul 10 14:14:58 AEST 2009

> THURSDAY, JULY 9TH, 2009 AT 10:49 AM
> Technology Challenges and Opportunities
> Posted by Sanford J. Ungar
> The review of classification policy has never before undergone such significant participation from the public.  This is in part because of the format (online blog) we chose to solicit your input.  It is an important step for the members of the Public Interest Declassification Board, because we are hearing directly from the people we strive to represent.  Thank you for contributing and participating in this unprecedented conversation.  ...   Today, we hope the topic of discussion will attract the attention of those with knowledge and expertise in information technology and electronic communications. 
> The President has asked that the review.....
>     *  How can technology provide greater access to Government information? 
>     * How should Government classification policy address information in the electronic environment? 
>     * How can we be sure to create and preserve an accessible record of decisions made and actions taken in a technology-assisted environment that is not always forward-looking?
>     * How can the Government review electronic records effectively for public access?
>     * How can technology be used to improve classification and declassification? 
>     * How can classification and declassification decisions be captured at the creation of the electronic record? 
>     * How can records management of classified records be improved through technology?
>     * Should records management play a role in how electronic records are declassified?
>     * What standards should be employed when classifying electronic information?
>     * Should there be standards and integration for classified systems?
>     * How can technology help remove impediments to the sharing of classified information? 

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