CIA Plans to Destroy Some of Its Old Leak FilesBreaking News
The CIA is scheduled to begin destroying old records related to leaks of classified information in August unless critics convince the National Archives to scuttle the plan.
The National Archives and Records Administration tentatively approved a CIA proposal to get rid of several types of records after 30 years. Along with leak-tied files, the record types include medical records, behavioral conduct files, security clearance information, personality files with counterintelligence interests, workers-compensation reports for employees posted overseas, and declassification and referral files.
Leak-related files currently have to be saved permanently, but under this proposal they can be destroyed 30 years after a case is closed.
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