TCP and Coalition Urge Pres. Obama to Appoint Security Classification Reform Steering Committee

The Constitution Project joined a coalition of more than thirty organizations in writing to urge President Obama to appoint a Security Classification Reform Steering Committee to address the problem of “over-classification.”  The letter sent to the White House on April 23 notes that “A presidentially-appointed Steering Committee would provide a mechanism for identifying and coordinating needed changes and for overcoming internal agency obstacles to change. It would also reflect the urgency of reining in a classification system that is largely unchecked.”  Creation of the steering committee was recommended by the Public Interest Declassification Board,an advisory committee established by Congress to  promote public access to national security decision making. TCP has been working to promote reforms to our classification system based upon the Liberty and Security Committee’s 2009 report Reining in Excessive Secrecy:  Recommendations for Reform of the Classification and Controlled Unclassified Information Systems. 

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