Too Secret? Rethinking Government Classification

Too Secret? Rethinking Government Classification

President Obama came to the White House pledging to change the culture of government secrecy. But last year, the nearly 77 million government documents were deemed too sensitive public consumption...

President Obama came to the White House pledging to change the culture of government secrecy. But last year, the nearly 77 million government documents were deemed too sensitive public consumption –- a 40 percent increase in classifications from the year before. J. William Leonard, the government's former "Classification Czar" joins Kojo to talk about how this critical national security tool is used and abused.

Guests

J. William "Bill" Leonard

Former director of the Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO)

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