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					                                      INSJECTOR GENERAL
                                       DEP RTMENT OF DEFENSE
                                       480 MARK CENTER DRIVE
                                    ALEXA DRIA, VIRGINIA 22350-1500




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                                                                                              bctober 3, 2012
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MEMORANDUM FOR SECRETARIE,' OF THE MILITARY DEPARTMENTS
               CHAIRMAN F THE JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF   :
               UNDER SECR ~TARIES OF DEFENSE
               ASSISTANT S ,CRETARIES OF DEFENSE
               DIRECTORS F THE DEFENSE AGENCIES
               DIRECTORS F THE DOD FIELD ACTIVITIES

SUBJECT: (U) Implementation of Pub ic Law 111-258, the "Reducing Over-(:~assification
         Act," Within the Departmet t of Defense (Project No. D2013~DINTQ1~0016.000)
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        (U) We will begin the subject pr dect immediately. Public Law 111-258~ October 7,
2010, requires federal Inspectors Genet\1 to evaluate the policies, procedures, ru~es, regulations,
or management practices that ma. y be co 1tributing to persistent misclassit1catiot.'1 pf material; .and
ascertain if the applicable classification olicies, procedures, rules, and regulatio~s have been
adopted, followed, and effectively admh istered. This project will facilitate the t'mely reporting
required by the Public Law to address tl e following:                        ·            .
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        •   etTorts by the Department to lecrease over-classification; and
        •   efforts by the Depmimcnt to remote information sharing and transp~rency in
            operations in compliance wit 1 law.                               I
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        (U) We will perform this projec at DoD and Component organizations. !Additional
organizations may be identified during t e course of the research. We will fully ponsider
suggestions fl·om management on additi nal or revised objectives.                :

         (U//FOUO) Please provide us a oint of contact in writing, within 7 day~ of the date of
this memorandum. The point of contact must be a Government employee, eithet~ a GS-15 or the
mil.itary equivalent. Send the contact's rame, title, grade, phone number, and e-1~1ail address by
mml, by fax                   , or by e-m!l to .                         , or     !
                            n you aIread provided a point of contact during the r~search phase of
this ettort, please contlrm that the point f contact remains the same, In additiod, if you have
any questions, please contact




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       (U) You can obtain information · bout the Department of Defense Oft1ce ~)f Inspector
General from DoD Directive 5106.01, "I 1spector General of the Department ofqefense,H April
13, 2006, change 1, September 25, 2006 nd DoD Instruction 7050.3, "Access to !Records and
Information by the Inspector Ge11eral, D partment of Defense," April24, 2000. <Pur website
address is www.dodig.rnil.                                                     i



                                            James . lves
                                             cti Deputy Inspector General
                                              for Intelligence and Special
                                              Program Assessments




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