ERIC Number: ED032910
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-May-7
Reference Count: N/A
Barriers to the Flow of Technical Information: Limitation Statements - Legal Basis.
Downie, Currie S.
The new "Freedom of Information Act" and the more important reasons for limitations on the flow of information are discussed. The legal basis for these limitations can be found in the almost 100 statutory provisions which prohibit, exempt, or otherwise protect certain types of information from disclosure. The Export Control Acts of the Department of Commerce and the Mutual Security Act of the Department of State are among the most difficult to administer. Some of the basic reasons and requirements for Department of Defense distribution statements are reviewed. Finally, statistics are presented to show approximately what proportion of the federal reports fall in the various categories of limitations, and the contributions of the Air Force laboratories to the federal technical report literature. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Censorship, Federal Legislation, Government Publications, Information Dissemination, Security
Clearinghouse for Federal Scientific and Technical Information, Springfield, Va. 22151 (AD 692 400, MF-$0.65, HC-$3.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Aerospace Research (Air Force), Arlington, VA.
Note: Presented to the National Security Industrial Association, Technical Information Advisory Committee, 7 May 1969, Los Angeles, Calif.