|Superseded in March 2013|
Most federal judges come into contact with classified information infrequently, if at all, but when they do, they are faced with the dilemma of how to protect government secrets in the context of an otherwise public proceeding. This pocket guide is designed to familiarize federal judges with statutes and procedures established to help public courts protect government secrets when courts are called upon to do so. The guide provides information about the Classified Information Procedures Act (CIPA), information security officers, and secure storage facilities.
Notice: Minor revision to Appendix B of Keeping Government Secrets
Effective January 15, 2011, pursuant to modestly revised procedures established under the Classified Information Procedures Act, information security officers formerly known as “court security officers” are now known as “classified information security officers.” (PDF, 6 pp.)