The Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO) recently released its Report to the President for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015. This annual report covers government agencies’security classification activities, shares cost estimates for these activities, and provides an update on the Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) program.
This annual report was mandated by Executive Order 13526, “Classified National Security Information.”
FY 2015 report declassification highlights include:
- A 14 percent increase in original classification activity, for a 2015 total of 53,425 decisions.
- A 32 percent decrease in derivative classification action, down to 52,778,354 decisions.
- Under automatic, systematic, and discretionary declassification review, agencies reviewed 87,192,858 pages and declassified 36,779,589 pages of historically valuable records. This was a 35 percent increase in the number of pages reviewed and 32 percent increase in the number of pages declassified.
Agencies reviewed 391,103 pages under mandatory declassification review and declassified 240,717 pages in their entirety, declassified 109,349 pages in part, and retained classification of 41,037 pages in their entirety