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posted on Jul, 6 2004 @ 10:28 PM
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what are the classifications in government for projects such as the levels and such?

Also what are the levels of clearence you can get and what order are they in?

I dont ever hear much about these things and again i am just curious?




posted on Jul, 6 2004 @ 11:47 PM
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For the US, here are the levels, from lowest to highest:

* Unclassified
* Sensitive but Unclassified (SBU)
* Confidential
* Secret
* Top Secret

Also, classified information is given on a need-to-know basis. So just having a top secret clearance doesn't give you the right to view any top secret info.

Some documents have a code word added, to show that the info is related to a specific project. So if MAGIC was added to my clearance I could view documents classified "Top Secret/MAGIC".

Here's NATOs classification system:
* NATO Restricted
* NATO Confidential
* NATO Secret
* COSMIC Top Secret

A US citizen can access NATO documents of the same or lesser classification as their US clearance if they have been given a NATO security briefing.

Hope this helps.



[edit on 7/7/2004 by Rev_Godslapper]



posted on Jul, 7 2004 @ 12:36 AM
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What would be MY classification? I am a government "guinea pig". (Please email me, or send an ATS message.Thanks.)
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posted on Jul, 7 2004 @ 03:41 AM
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Great post Rev_Godslapper with the Nato infomation you often read about US classifications but very little about the rest of the world.



posted on Jul, 7 2004 @ 02:44 PM
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Also I was wondering what are the different classifications people have to get like what are the different access classifications people aquire to gain access to different facilities or different levels??



posted on Jul, 7 2004 @ 03:37 PM
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A rather simple search reveals a rather excellent thread from the past.

www.abovetopsecret.com...




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