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Executive Order 13142

Issued by William J. Clinton on Friday 19 November 1999


Amendment To Executive Order 12958Classified National Security Information

Federal Register, Volume 64 Issue 225 (Tuesday, November 23, 1999)

[Federal Register Volume 64, Number 225 (Tuesday, November 23, 1999)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 66089-66090]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 99-30687]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 64, No. 225 / Tuesday, November 23, 1999 / 
Presidential Documents

[[Page 66089]]


                Executive Order 13142 of November 19, 1999

                
Amendment To Executive Order 12958--Classified 
                National Security Information

                By the authority vested in me as President by the 
                Constitution and the laws of the United States of 
                America, and in order to extend and establish specific 
                dates for the time within which all classified 
                information contained in records more than 25 years old 
                that have been determined to have historical value 
                under title 44, United States Code, should be 
                automatically declassified, and to establish the 
                Information Security Oversight Office within the 
                National Archives and Records Administration, it is 
                hereby ordered that Executive Order 12958 is amended as 
                follows:

                Section 1. In the first sentence of section 3.4(a) of 
                Executive Order 12958, the words ``within five years 
                from the date of this order'' are deleted and the words 
                ``within six and one half years from the date of this 
                order'' are inserted in lieu thereof.

                Sec. 2. The following new language is inserted at the 
                end of section 3.4(a): ``For records otherwise subject 
                to this paragraph for which a review or assessment 
                conducted by the agency and confirmed by the 
                Information Security Oversight Office has determined 
                that they: (1) contain information that was created by 
                or is under the control of more than one agency, or (2) 
                are within file series containing information that 
                almost invariably pertains to intelligence sources or 
                methods, all classified information in such records 
                shall be automatically declassified, whether or not the 
                records have been reviewed, within 8 years from the 
                date of this order, except as provided in paragraph 
                (b), below. For records that contain information that 
                becomes subject to automatic declassification after the 
                dates otherwise established in this paragraph, all 
                classified information in such records shall be 
                automatically declassified, whether or not the records 
                have been reviewed on December 31 of the year that is 
                25 years from the origin of the information, except as 
                provided in paragraph (b), below.''

                Sec. 3. Subsections (a) and (b) of section 5.2 are 
                amended to read as follows:

                ``(a) The Director of the Information Security 
                Oversight Office, under the direction of the Archivist 
                of the United States and in consultation with the 
                Assistant to the President for National Security 
                Affairs and the co-chairs of the Security Policy Board, 
                shall issue such directives as are necessary to 
                implement this order. These directives shall be binding 
                upon the agencies. Directives issued by the Director of 
                the Information Security Oversight Office shall 
                establish standards for:

                     (1) classification and marking principles;
                     (2) agency security education and training 
                programs;
                     (3) agency self-inspection programs; and
                     (4) classification and declassification guides.

                (b) The Archivist of the United States shall delegate 
                the implementation and monitorship functions of this 
                program to the Director of the Information Security 
                Oversight Office.''

                Sec. 4. Subsection (a) and the introductory clause and 
                item (4) of subsection (b) of section 5.3 are amended 
                as follows:

[[Page 66090]]

                (a) Subsection (a) shall read ``(a) There is 
                established within the National Archives and Records 
                Administration an Information Security Oversight 
                Office. The Archivist of the United States shall 
                appoint the Director of the Information Security 
                Oversight Office, subject to the approval of the 
                President.''

                (b) The introductory clause of subsection (b) shall 
                read ``Under the direction of the Archivist of the 
                United States, acting in consultation with the 
                Assistant to the President for National Security 
                Affairs, the Director of the Information Security 
                Oversight Office shall:''.

                (c) Item (4) of subsection (b) shall read ``(4) have 
                the authority to conduct on-site reviews of each 
                agency's program established under this order, and to 
                require of each agency those reports, information, and 
                other cooperation that may be necessary to fulfill its 
                responsibilities. If granting access to specific 
                categories of classified information would pose an 
                exceptional national security risk, the affected agency 
                head or the senior agency official shall submit a 
                written justification recommending the denial of access 
                to the President through the Assistant to the President 
                for National Security Affairs within 60 days of the 
                request for access. Access shall be denied pending the 
                response,''.

                    (Presidential Sig.)

                THE WHITE HOUSE,

                    November 19, 1999.

[FR Doc. 99-30687
Filed 11-22-99; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3195-01-P


Citation: 64 FR 66089
Amends: EO 12958, April 17, 1995
 

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