Secrecy and Security Library
A Vision for the Digital Age: Modernization of the U.S. National Security Classification and Declassification System, Public Interest Declassification Board, May 2020
FAS letter to President Truman on "the problem of security in relation to scientific discovery", July 8, 1949
Excerpt from Safety Analysis for a Notional Timber Wind Flight Test, Sandia National Laboratories, no date (circa 1991)
DOE/NNSA Off-Site Source Recovery Program: Strengthening Cradle-to-Grave Control of Radioactive Sources, Bill Stewart, Los Alamos National Laboratory, December 2017
On Their Own Terms: A Lexicon with an Emphasis on Information-Related Terms Produced by the U.S. Federal Government by Susan L. Maret, Ph.D., 6th edition, revised 2016
United States Government Policy for Institutional Oversight of Life Sciences Dual Use Research of Concern, released September 24, 2014 (via HHS)
Manhattan District History, Volume 14 - Intelligence & Security, December 31, 1945 (via DOE)
Department of Defense Internal Review of the Washington Navy Yard Shooting, Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, November 20, 2013
Security from Within: Independent Review of the Washington Navy Yard Shooting, Department of Defense, November 2013
Global Principles on National Security and the Right to Information (the Tshwane Principles), Open Society Justice Initiative, June 12, 2013
Understanding the Global Principles on National Security and the Right to Information (briefing paper), Open Society Justice Initiative, June 12, 2013
Transforming the Security Classification System, Public Interest Declassification Board, December 2012
Report of the Interdepartmental Group on Unauthorized Disclosures of Classified Information (The "Willard" Report), March 31, 1982
Changes in Espionage by Americans: 1947-2007 by Katherine L. Herbig, Defense Personnel Security Research Center, Technical Report 08-05, March 2008
The Need for New Legislation Against Unauthorized Disclosures of Communication Intelligence Activities, U.S. Army-Naval Communication Intelligence Coordinating Committee Special Report No. 1, June 9, 1944
Improving Declassification: A Report to the President from the Public Interest Declassification Board, December 2007
The Deemed Export Rule in the Era of Globalization submitted to the Secretary of Commerce, by the members of the Deemed Export Advisory Committee, December 20, 2007
National Strategy for Information Sharing: Successes and Challenges in Improving Terrorism-Related Information Sharing, National Security Council, October 2007
Origins of Defense-Information Markings in the Army and Former War Department by Dallas Irvine, National Archives Staff Information Paper, 1972 (Annexes [5 MB PDF file])
Final Report of the Nazi War Crimes & Japanese Imperial Government Records Interagency Working Group, April 2007
Access to information by the media in the OSCE region: trends and recommendations, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, 30 April 2007 (Country Reports) (a longer analysis from David Banisar at Privacy International)
National Policy on Classified Information Spillage, Committee on National Security Systems, CNSS Policy No. 18, June 2006
National Instruction On Classified Information Spillage, Committee on National Security Systems, CNSS Instruction 1001, February 2008
The Judge Advocate’s Handbook For Litigating National Security Cases, Office of the Judge Advocate General, Department of the Navy, 2002
The Espionage Statutes and Publication of Defense Information by Harold Edgar and Benno C. Schmidt, Columbia Law Review, May 1973 (6.3 MB PDF)
Soviet Use of Declassified Documents, memorandum for Secretary Kissinger, National Security Council, October 8, 1975
Laws and Regulations Governing the Protection of Sensitive But Unclassified Information, a report prepared by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress, September 2004
Secrecy in the Bush Administration, prepared for Rep. Henry A. Waxman by the minority staff of the House Government Reform Committee, September 14, 2004 (600 KB PDF file)
Department of Defense Overprint to the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual Supplement, Revision 1, 1 April 2004 (3.2 MB PDF file)
- Letter of Transmittal from Carol A. Haave, DUSD (Counterintelligence and Security), 30 March 2004
Policy Guidelines for the Development and Promotion of Governmental Public Domain Information by Paul F. Uhlir, UNESCO, May 2004
Security Classification of Information: Volume 1. Introduction, History, and Adverse Impacts by Arvin S. Quist, revised September 2002.
Gulf War Air Power Survey
- Gulf War Air Power Survey, Vol I: Planning & Command and Control (1.7 Mb .doc file) [zipped file, self-extracting, 550K]
- Gulf War Air Power Survey, Vol II: Operations & Effects and Effectiveness (2.0 Mb .doc file) [zipped file, self-extracting, 720K]
- Gulf War Air Power Survey, Vol III: Logistics & Support (1.9 Mb .doc file) [zipped file, self-extracting, 640K]
- Gulf War Air Power Survey, Vol IV: Weapons, Tactics, and Training & Space Operations (566 Kb .doc file) [zipped file, self-extracting, 200K]
- Gulf War Air Power Survey, Vol V, Part II: Chronology of the Gulf War (690 Kb .doc file) [zipped file, self-extracting, 220K]
- Gulf War Air Power Survey, Summary Report (792 Kb .doc file) [zipped file, self-extracting, 270K]
Espionage Against the United States by American Citizens, 1947-2001 by Katherine L. Herbig and Martin F. Wiskoff, Defense Personnel Security Research Center, July 2002 (PDF).
Implementation of the Nazi War Crimes Disclosure Act, An Interim Report to Congress (IWG), 2002, National Archives and Records Administration Interagency Working Group, March 19, 2002.
Restricted Data Declassification Decisions, 1946 to the Present, Department of Energy, RDD-7, January 1, 2001.
Security Classification of Information: Volume 2. Principles for Classification of Information by Arvin S. Quist, April 1993.
Secrecy in International and Domestic Policy Making: The Case for More Sunshine by Senators Daniel P. Moynihan and Ron Wyden, October 2000.
Science and Security in the Service of the Nation: A review of the security incident involving classified hard drives at Los Alamos National Laboratory, by the Honorable Howard H. Baker, Jr., and the Honorable Lee H. Hamilton, September 2000.
Secrecy and Knowledge Production, Judith Reppy, ed., proceedings of a workshop at Cornell University, 1999.
Science At Its Best; Security At Its Worst, Report of the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board on Security Problems at the U.S. Department of Energy, June 1999.
Final Report of the Assassination Records Review Board, September 30, 1998
Critical Foundations: Protecting America's Infrastructures, Report of the President's Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection, October 1997
Defense Department Overprint to the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual Supplement, January 1998
NISPOM Supplement, DoD 5220.22-M-Sup. 1, February 1995
Report of the Fundamental Classification Policy Review Group issued by the Department of Energy (unclassified version), December 1997
Report of the Commission on Protecting and Reducing Government Secrecy, March 4, 1997
Redefining Security: A Report by the Joint Security Commission, February 28, 1994
National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual
International Programs Security Handbook, 1993
Building Public Trust: Actions to Respond to the Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments, March 1997
Classification of Compilations of Information by Arvin S. Quist, June 1991 (1.3 MB PDF file)
CIA's Role in the Study of UFOs, 1947-90
Security Practices Board of Review (The "Trefry Report") Final Report and Recommendations, Federal Emergency Management Agency, November 1992
Keeping the Nation's Secrets, A Report to the Secretary of Defense by the Commission to Review DOD Security Policies and Practices (the "Stilwell Commission"), 1985.
Provisions of Federal Law in Effect in Time of National Emergency, Report to the House Committee on the Judiciary, January 25, 1962