The head of each Executive agency, in accordance with Executive Order 13526, shall require annual training for each employee who has original classification authority. For employees who perform derivative classification, or are responsible for analysis, dissemination, preparation, production, receipt, publication, or otherwise communication of classified information, training shall be provided at least every two years. Such training shall—
(1)educate the employee, as appropriate, regarding—
(A)the guidance established under subparagraph (G) of section
403–1(g)(1) of this title, as added by section
5(a)(3), regarding the formatting of finished intelligence products;
(B)the proper use of classification markings, including portion markings that indicate the classification of portions of information; and
(C)any incentives and penalties related to the proper classification of intelligence information; and
(2)ensure such training is a prerequisite, once completed successfully, as evidenced by an appropriate certificate or other record, for—
(A)obtaining original classification authority or derivatively classifying information; and
(B)maintaining such authority.
(b) Relationship to other programs
The head of each Executive agency shall ensure that the training required by subsection (a) is conducted efficiently and in conjunction with any other required security, intelligence, or other training programs to reduce the costs and administrative burdens associated with carrying out the training required by subsection (a).
Section was enacted as part of the Reducing Over-Classification Act, and not as part of the National Security Act of 1947 which comprises this chapter.
Pub. L. 111–258, § 3,Oct. 7, 2010, 124 Stat. 2648, provided that: “In this Act [see Short Title of 2010 Amendment note set out under section
101 of Title
6, Domestic Security]:
“(1) Derivative classification and original classification.—The terms ‘derivative classification’ and ‘original classification’ have the meanings given those terms in Executive Order No. 13526 [50 U.S.C. 435 note].
“(2) Executive agency.—The term ‘Executive agency’ has the meaning given that term in section
105 of title
5, United States Code.
“(3) Executive order no. 13526.—The term ‘Executive Order No. 13526’ means Executive Order No. 13526 (75 Fed. Reg. 707; relating to classified national security information) or any subsequent corresponding executive order.”
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