Intelligence Release Policies

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On 17 April 1995, President Clinton signed Executive Order 12958, "Classified National Security Information," revamping the U.S. classification and declassification system.

On 19 November 1999, President Clinton extended the deadline for declassification of historically significant documents from April 2000 to October 2001. Vernon Loeb, "A Longer Wait for Declassification," Washington Post, 19 Nov. 1999, A43.

The official releases of the Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO), including the annual reports to the President from 1993 to 2011, are available at

Through 1997

From 1998

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