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THE GOVERNMENT'S CLASSIFICATION OF

PRIVATE IDEAS

United States. Congress, touse. Committee

on Government Operations. Subcommittee
on Government Information and
Individual Rights

HEARINGS

BEFORE A

SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE

COMMITTEE ON
GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

NINETY-SIXTH CONGRESS

SECOND SESSION

FEBRUARY 28; MARCH 20; AND AUGUST 21, 1980

Printed for the use of the Committee on Government Operations

U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

WASHINGTON : 1981

83-382 0

KE27
G6608
1980

COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS

JACK BROOKS, Texas, Chairman L. H. FOUNTAIN, North Carolina

FRANK HORTON, New York DANTE B. FASCELL, Florida

JOHN N. ERLENBORN, Illinois WILLIAM S. MOORHEAD, Pennsylvania JOHN W. WYDLER, New York BENJAMIN S. ROSENTHAL, New York CLARENCE J. BROWN, Ohio FERNAND J. ST GERMAIN, Rhode Island PAUL N. McCLOSKEY, JR., California DON FUQUA, Florida

THOMAS N. KINDNESS, Ohio JOHN CONYERS, JR., Michigan

ROBERT S. WALKER, Pennsylvania CARDISS COLLINS, Illinois

ARLAN STANGELAND, Minnesota JOHN L. BURTON, California

M. CALDWELL BUTLER, Virginia RICHARDSON PREYER, North Carolina LYLE WILLIAMS, Ohio ROBERT F. DRINAN, Massachusetts

JIM JEFFRIES, Kansas GLENN ENGLISH, Oklahoma

OLYMPIA J. SNOWE, Maine ELLIOTT H. LEVITAS, Georgia

WAYNE GRISHAM, California
DAVID W. EVANS, Indiana

JOEL DECKARD, Indiana
TOBY MOFFETT, Connecticut
ANDREW MAGUIRE, New Jersey
LES ASPIN, Wisconsin
HENRY A. WAXMAN, California
FLOYD J. FITHIAN, Indiana
PETER H. KOSTMAYER, Pennsylvania
TED WEISS, New York
MIKE SYNAR, Oklahoma
ROBERT T. MATSUI, California
EUGENE V. ATKINSON, Pennsylvania

WILLIAM M. JONES, General Counsel
JOHN E. MOORE, Staff Administrator
ELMER W. HENDERSON, Senior Counsel
JOHN M. DUNCAN, Minority Staff Director

GOVERNMENT INFORMATION AND INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS SUBCOMMITTEE

RICHARDSON PREYER, North Carolina, Chairman ROBERT F. DRINAN, Massachusetts

THOMAS N. KINDNESS, Ohio GLENN ENGLISH, Oklahoma

M. CALDWELL BUTLER, Virginia DAVID W. EVANS, Indiana

JOHN N. ERLENBORN, Illinois
PETER H. KOSTMA YER, Pennsylvania
TED WEISS, New York

Ex OFFICIO

JACK BROOKS, Texas

FRANK HORTON, New York
TIMOTHY H. INGRAM, Staff Director
GERALD R. STURGES, Professional Staff Member
THOMAS G. MORR, Minority Professional Staff

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CONTENTS

lap 82

Hearings held on-

Page

February 28.

1

March 20.

291

August 21

441

Statement of -

Abrams, Floyd, Esquire, Cahill Gordon & Reindel..

397

Davida, George, associate professor, Department of Electrical Engineering

and Computer Science, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee,

Wis....

416

Foy, H. Miles, Senior Attorney Adviser, Office of Legal Counsel, Depart-

ment of Justice; accompanied by Vito Di Pietro, Assistant Director,

Commercial Litigation Section, Civil Division; and Larry A. Hammond,

Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Office of Legal Counsel

241

Inman, Adm. B. R., Director, National Security Agency, Fort Meade, Md .. 423
Kahn, David, author, Great Neck, N.Y......

406

McCloskey, Hon. Paul N., Jr., a Representative in Congress from the

State of California ..

291

Moore, David Pelton, inventor and attorney, as presented by Paul Meikle-

john, attorney

188

Sciascia, Richard, Chairman, Armed Services Patent Advisory Board,

Department of Defense; accompanied by Lt. Col. Howard M. Hougen,

Intellectual Property Division, Office of Judge Advocate General, De-

partment of the Army; Donald J. Singer, Patents Division, Office of

Judge Advocate General, Department of the Air Force; and Frank G.

Nieman, Principal Patent Staff Attorney, Office of Naval Research,

Department of the Navy ...

442

Sewell, Duane, Assistant Secretary for Defense Programs, Department of

Energy; accompanied by Eric Fygi, Deputy General Counsel; Leon Sil-

verstrom, Assistant General Counsel for International Development

and Defense Programs; and Robert Duff, Director, Office of

Classification

302, 481

Tegtmeyer, Rene D., Assistant Commissioner for Patents, Patents and

Trademark Office, Department of Commerce; accompanied by C. D.

Quarforth, Director, Special Laws Administration Groups...

2

Wagner, Dr. Richard, executive associate director, Lawrence Livermore
Laboratory, Livermore, Calif.....

433

Letters, statements, etc., submitted for the record by-

Abrams, Floyd, Esquire, Cahill Gordon & Reindel: Information concern-

ing statutory language

403

Davida, George, associate professor, Department of Electrical Engineering

and Computer Science, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee,
Wis.: Prepared statement..

419-423
Foy, H. Miles, Senior Attorney Adviser, Office of Legal Counsel, Depart-
ment of Justice:
Cryptography/technical data ...

262-263
Prepared statement....

242-257
Fygi, Eric, Deputy General Counsel, Department of Energy: Prepared
statement and submissions to additional subcommittee questions .... 317-321,

346-396

Hammond, Larry A., Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Office of Legal

Counsel: Information concerning Government regulations found to be

unconstitutional..

287

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