Document Marking

  1. The following information is required on classified documents or other classified
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    1. Classification level;
    2. Identity, by name or personal identifier or position, of the OCA
    3. Agency and office of origin;
    4. Declassification instructions;
    5. Concise reason for classification, unless it would reveal additional classified information.
  2. Classification authorities, should, where practicable, use a classified addendum if the classified information forms a small portion of an otherwise unclassified document.
  3. Information that has been classified does not become unclassified merely because a document has either been improperly marked or not marked at all.