..Over-classification can even hamper the government’s national security efforts by reducing the amount of information that is shared between security and law enforcement officials and their respective agencies, according to a 2011 Brennan Center report. The 9/11 Commission, for example, found that the failure to share information contributed to intelligence gaps in the months before the September 11 attacks in 2001..
..The Obama administration is making a slow march toward reforming the way government officials classify documents. [A certain individual] and the Brennan Center recently applauded the administration’s National Action Plan that was submitted last week to the Open Government Partnership, a transparency initiative that includes 60 countries. In the plan, the administration announced the creation of the Classification Reform Committee, which will review recommendations for reform made by the independent Public Interest Declassification Board..
So, they apparently want to reform and perhaps recategorize what is considered classified information? I don’t know.. Personally, I want to know if there have been any past subversive government efforts to suppress knowledge regarding the workings of thorium nuclear reactors, a chief competitor to uranium developed for use in the 1960s. I’m sure the N.R.C. and the C.I.A. have tried to classify both information & news here and there on the workings of nuclear power, abroad especially.