AP2.1.27. Declassification Guide. Written instructions
issued by a declassification authority that describes the elements of
information regarding a specific subject that may be declassified and the
elements that must remain classified.
AP2.1.28. Derivative Classification. The process of
determining whether information has already been originally classified and, if
it has, ensuring that it continues to be identified as classified by marking
or similar means when included in newly created material.
AP2.1.29. Document. Any physical medium in or on which
information is recorded or stored, to include written or printed matter,
audiovisual materials, and electromagnetic storage media.
AP2.1.30. DoD Components. The Office of the Secretary of
Defense (OSD), the Military Departments, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of
Staff, the Combatant Commands, and the Defense Agencies.
AP2.1.31. Downgrading. A determination that information
classified at a specified level shall be classified at a lower level.
AP2.1.32. Event. An occurrence or happening that is
reasonably certain to occur and that can be set as the signal for automatic
declassification of information.
AP2.1.33. File Series. Documentary material, regardless
of its physical form or characteristics, that is arranged in accordance with a
filing system or maintained as a unit because it pertains to the same function
AP2.1.34. Foreign Government Information
AP184.108.40.206. Information provided to the United States
Government by a foreign government or governments, an international
organization of governments, or any element thereof, with the expectation
that the information, the source of the information, or both, are to be held
AP220.127.116.11. Information produced by the United States pursuant
to or as a result of a joint arrangement with a foreign government or
governments, or an international organization
of governments, or any element thereof, requiring that the information, the
arrangement, or both, are to be held in confidence; or
AP18.104.22.168. Information received and treated as "Foreign
Government Information" under the terms of a predecessor order to E.O. 12958
AP2.1.35. Formerly Restricted Data. Information removed
from the Restricted Data category upon a joint determination by the Department
of Energy (or antecedent Agencies) and the Department of Defense that such
information relates primarily to the military utilization of atomic weapons
and that such information can be safeguarded adequately as classified defense
information. For purposes of foreign dissemination, this information is
treated in the same manner as Restricted Data.
AP2.1.36. Information. Any knowledge that can be
communicated or documentary material, regardless of its physical form or
characteristics, that is owned by, produced by or for, or is under the control
of the United States Government. "Control" means the authority of the Agency
that originates information, or its successor in function, to regulate access
to the information.