CIA official wants top secret classification system revamped

Shh. It looks like the CIA’s top secret classification system is about to break away from its original 1940s carbon paper format, which has evolved only minimally over the last 70 years, the Federal Times reports.

Top CIA official Harry Cooper Jr. said at a recent forum that the government needs to change the way it classifies and stores information, and how much access people should have to such data, to adapt to today’s digital world, according to the article.

The current system relies on labeling information in tiers of “confidential,” “secret,” or “top secret.”

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