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October 1992 Issue [Readings]

Government Secrets, Backward and Forward


From the 1991 Annual Report to the President by the Information Security Oversight Office, a division of the General Services Administration. The excerpt below appeared in the April issue of Secrecy & Government Bulletin, a newsletter published in Washington, D.C.

In fiscal year 1991, government agencies classified as secret a total of 7,107,017 documents. This marks the first time that the total number of reported classification decisions in a year is a palindrome.

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October 1992

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