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Two bills target over-classification of information
Wednesday - 9/29/2010, 4:22pm EDT
Some members of Congress say the over-classification of documents in the intelligence community is causing miscommunication and confusion.
This week Congress passed two pieces of homeland security legislation.
The "Reducing Over-Classification Act" (H.R. 553) addresses the over-classification of information that, bill sponsors say, slow down the information-sharing process between federal, state, local, and private partners.
Rep. Jane Harman (D-Cal.), a sponsor of that bill, said over-classification impedes efforts to give first responders real-time intelligence so they can prevent and disrupt terror plots.
The second bill -- the "Redundancy Elimination and Enhanced Performance for Preparedness Grants Act" (H.R. 3980) -- would help determine the effectiveness of homeland security grants given to state and local governments.
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