C126.96.36.199. Any individual or organization may request a
review for declassification of information classified under E.O. 12958 (reference
(e)) or predecessor orders. Upon receipt of such a request, the
responsible DoD organization shall conduct a review if:
C188.8.131.52.1. The request describes the document or material
with enough specificity to allow it to be located with a reasonable
amount of effort;
C184.108.40.206.2. The information is not exempt from search and
review under the Central Intelligence Agency Information Act (reference
C220.127.116.11.3. The information has not been reviewed for
declassification within the preceding 2 years.
C18.104.22.168. Information originated by the incumbent President;
the incumbent President's White House Staff; committees, commissions, or
boards appointed by the incumbent President, or other entities within the
Executive Office of the President that solely advise and assist the
incumbent President is exempt from the provisions of this
C4.4.2. Responsibilities and Procedures
C22.214.171.124. Heads of the DoD Components shall establish
systems for promptly responding to requests for mandatory declassification
review. Information reviewed shall be declassified if it no longer meets
the standards for classification established by this Regulation.
Information that is declassified shall be released to the requester unless
withholding is appropriate under applicable law (for example, the Freedom
of Information Act (reference
(g)) or the Privacy Act of 1974 (reference
C126.96.36.199. If documents or
material being reviewed for declassification under this section contain
information that has been originally classified by another DoD Component
or Government Agency, the reviewing activity shall refer the appropriate
portions of the request to the originating organization. Unless the
association of that organization with the requested information is itself
classified, the DoD Component that received the request may notify the
requester of the referral.
C188.8.131.52. A DoD Component may refuse to confirm or deny the
existence or non-existence of requested information when the fact of its
existence or non-existence is properly classified.
C184.108.40.206. If the requested information has been reviewed for
declassification within the 2 years preceding the request, the DoD
Component will so notify the requester. No further review is required.
C220.127.116.11. The mandatory declassification review system shall
provide for administrative appeal in cases where the review results in the
information remaining classified. The requester shall be notified of the
results of the review and of the right to appeal the denial of
declassification. If the requester subsequently files an appeal and the
appeal is denied, the requester must be notified of the right to appeal
the denial to the Interagency Security Classification Appeals Panel.
C18.104.22.168. Special procedures for use in mandatory review of
cryptologic information are at Appendix