Order of December 29, 2009

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Order of December 29, 2009 by Barack Obama
Original Classification Authority
Issued: December 29, 2009  Federal Register page and date: 75 FR 735, January 5, 2010

Order of December 29, 2009

Original Classification Authority


Pursuant to the provisions of section 1.3 of the Executive Order issued today, entitled ‘‘Classified National Security Information’’ (Executive Order 13526), I hereby designate the following officials to classify information originally as "Top Secret" or "Secret":


TOP SECRET

Executive Office of the President:
The Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff
The Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs (National Security Advisor)
The Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism
The Director of National Drug Control Policy
The Director, Office of Science and Technology Policy
The Chair or Co-Chairs, President's Intelligence Advisory Board

Departments and Agencies:

The Secretary of State
The Secretary of the Treasury
The Secretary of Defense
The Attorney General
The Secretary of Energy
The Secretary of Homeland Security
The Director of National Intelligence
The Secretary of the Army
The Secretary of the Navy
The Secretary of the Air Force
The Chairman, Nuclear Regulatory Commission
The Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
The Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
The Director, Information Security Oversight Office

SECRET

Executive Office of the President:
The United States Trade Representative

Departments and Agencies:

The Secretary of Agriculture
The Secretary of Commerce
The Secretary of Health and Human Services
The Secretary of Transportation
The Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development
The Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency


Any delegation of this authority shall be in accordance with section 1.3(c) of the Executive Order, except that the Director of the Information Security Oversight Office, the Secretary of Agriculture, and the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency may not delegate the authority granted in this order. If an agency head without original classification authority under this order, or otherwise delegated in accordance with section 1.3(c) of the Executive Order, has an exceptional need to classify information originated by their agency, the matter shall be referred to the agency head with appropriate subject matter interest and classification authority in accordance with section 1.3(e) of the Executive Order. If the agency with appropriate subject matter interest and classification authority cannot readily be determined, the matter shall be referred to the Director of the Information Security Oversight Office.

Presidential designations ordered prior to the issuance of the Executive Order are revoked as of the date of this order. However, delegations of authority to classify information originally that were made in accordance with the provisions of section 1.4 of Executive Order 12958 of April 17, 1995, as amended, by officials designated under this order shall continue in effect, provided that the authority of such officials is delegable under this order.

This order shall be published in the Federal Register.


Signature of Barack Obama
Barack Obama 
The White House,
December 29, 2009.
[FR Doc. E9–31425 Filed 1–4–10; 11:15 am]
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Notes[edit]

Complimented by:
  • Implementing Directive; Final Rule ( 32 C.F.R. Part 2001, 75 FR 37254 ) rest of E.O. 13526 came into full effect June 25, 2010
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