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We hereby transmit the report of the Commission on Protecting and Reducing
Government Secrecy.

The Commission was created under Title IX of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 1994 and 1995 (P.L. 103-236) to conduct "an investigation into all matters in any way related to any legislation, executive order, regulation, practice, or procedure relating to classified information or granting security clearances” and to submit a final report containing recommendations covering these areas. The Commission's investigation was the first authorized by statute to examine government secrecy in 40 years, and only the second ever.

The Commission's report is unanimous. It contains recommendations for actions by the Executive Branch and the Legislative Branch, with the object of protecting and reducing secrecy in an era when open sources make a plenitude of information available as never before in history.

Respectfully submitted,

Jang Coubert

Larry Cordlest
Vice Chairman

crra TCK Moynihan Chairman

The President
The White House
Washington, D.C. 20500

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In accordance with Title IX of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 1994 and 1995 (P.L. 103-236), we hereby transmit the report of the Commission on Protecting and Reducing Government Secrecy.

The Commission was created under Title IX of P.L. 103-236 to conduct “an investigation into all matters in any way related to any legislation, executive order, regulation, practice, or procedure relating to classified information or granting security clearances” and to submit a final report containing recommendations covering these areas. The Commission's investigation was the first authorized by statute to examine government secrecy in 40 years, and only the second

ever.

The Commission's report is unanimous. It contains recommendations for actions by the Executive Branch and the Legislative Branch, with the object of protecting and reducing secrecy in an era when open sources make a plenitude of information available as never before in history.

Respectfully submitted,

Jory Combut

Daniel Patrick Moynihan
Chairman

Larry Combest
Vice Chairman

The Honorable Newt Gingrich
Speaker of the House of Representatives
Washington, D.C. 20515

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In accordance with Title IX of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 1994 and 1995 (P.L. 103-236), we hereby transmit the report of the Commission on Protecting and Reducing Government Secrecy.

The Commission was created under Title IX of P.L. 103-236 to conduct “an investigation into all matters in any way related to any legislation, executive order, regulation, practice, or procedure relating to classified information or granting security clearances” and to submit a final report containing recommendations covering these areas. The Commission's investigation was the first authorized by statute to examine government secrecy in 40 years, and only the second

ever.

The Commission's report is unanimous. It contains recommendations for actions by the Executive Branch and the Legislative Branch, with the object of protecting and reducing secrecy in an era when open sources make a plenitude of information available as never before in history.

Respectfully submitted,

Juary Paulent

Damel Patrick Moynihan
Chairman

Larry Combest
Vice Chair dan

The Honorable Richard A. Gephardt
Minority Leader
U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, D.C. 20515

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