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Access to classified information is

[t]he ability and opportunity to obtain knowledge of classified information. Persons have access to classified information if they are permitted to gain knowledge of the information or if they are in a place where they would be expected to gain such knowledge. Persons do not have access to classified information by being in a place where classified information is kept if security measures prevent them from gaining knowledge of the information.[1]

Overview[edit | edit source]

As stated in Executive Order 13526, a person may have access to classified information provided that:

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