Washingto Technology has an article on a new report from the National Archives and Records Administration. â€œWe need to streamline the multiple, inefficient and, at times, ineffective independent agency reviews of the same material,â€ according to the report, which was published by NARAâ€™s Information Security Oversight Office.
There are an increasing numbers of documents being classified, primarily for counterterrorism activities and critical infrastructure protection, at the Homeland Security and Justice departments.
The total number of classifications dropped to 14.2 million in fiscal 2005, a decrease from 15.6 million the year before. That reversed an upward trend that had been occurring since 2001, with 8.7 million classifications that year. In 2002 there were 11.3 million, in 2003 14.2 million, and in 2004 15.6 million.