(Washington, DC, November 4, 2010 )—Organizations working on government openness and accountability welcome the release of the Executive Order on Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) (PDF/16 KB). The Order rescinds the Bush Administration CUI memorandum, which was intended to create "a tiered system of designations and establish a framework for designating, marking, safeguarding, and disseminating designated information." Instead, the Order simply standardizes and limits the use of control markings on unclassified information.Read the rest here.
Patrice McDermott, Director of the OpenTheGovernment.org coalition, said "The Bush policy and earlier drafts could have created a fourth level of classification. Instead, this Order is a victory for openness, for both our community and the Administration. We applaud the Administration for the time, effort, and thoughtful consideration of input from inside and outside government it took to make this the outcome."
Friday, November 05, 2010
Open government advocates welcome new limits on information markings
from NFOIC.org and OpenTheGovernment.org: