ISOO Issues Annual Report On Federal Government Classification

The Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO) recently issued its Fiscal Year 2010 Report to the President providing data about the Government-wide security classification. ISOO is responsible to the President for policy and oversight of the Government-wide security classification system and the National Industrial Security Program and is part of the National Archives.

Highlights of the report include:



  • Under automatic declassification, agencies reviewed 45,386,491 pages and declas¬sified 24,238,273 pages of historically valuable records.
  • Under systematic declassification reviews, agencies reviewed 5,797,022 pages, and declassified 4,630,410 pages.
  • Under discretionary declassification reviews, agencies reviewed 1,903,832 pages, and declassified 181,607 pages.
  • A total of 53,087,345 pages were reviewed for declassification and 29,050,290 pages were declassified.
  • Agencies reviewed 3,330 pages on appeal, and declassified 1,308 pages in their entirety, declassified 1,057 pages in part, and retained classification of 965 pages in their entirety.