Other Fields
Agency Scheme: 
Hearing Level: Basic Structure
Name of Hearing Office (local name): 
Interagency Security Classification Appeals Panel
Name of Hearing Office (global name): 
National Archives and Records Administration: Interagency Security Classification Appeals Panel
Hearing Officer #1 (Title): 
Panel Member
Are administrative appeals permitted from final decisions at the hearing-level stage?: 
Yes (Some Types of Cases)
Comments/Notes on Adjudication Structure: 

ISCAP provides the public and with a forum for further review of classification determinations. The ISCAP member body consists of senior level representatives appointed by the Departments of State, Defense, and Justice, NARA, ODNI, and NSA (the Director of the CIA may appoint a temporary representative to participate as a voting member in all ISCAP deliberations regarding classified information originated by the CIA).

In both classification challenges and mandatory declassification review requests, an individual first files an administrative appeal with the agency, and after that, may appeal to ISCAP through the Executive Secretary. The Executive Secretary determines whether the appeal is valid for ISCAP consideration. If it is, the Executive Secretary submits the appeal to ISCAP, which then deliberates on the appeal. ISCAP may vote to affirm the agency's decision, reverse the agency's decision in whole or in part, or remand the matter to the agency for further consideration. A decision to reverse an agency's decision requires the affirmative vote of at least a majority of the members present. Agencies that disagree with ISCAP's decision may appeal to the President of the United States.

PROCESS & PROCEDURE - General Information
Are private parties permitted to have representation at hearings?: 
Is the agency permitted to have representation at hearings?: 
Regulations/rules of practice for hearings (please include CFR citations): 
32 CFR Part 2003; 36 CFR Part 1260
PROCESS & PROCEDURE - Pre-Hearing Procedure
Is discovery permitted by either party at the hearing-level stage?: 
Does the hearing officer have subpoena authority?: 
Are ex parte contacts prohibited?: 
Are parties provided notice of hearing?: 
Yes (All Types of Cases)
PROCESS & PROCEDURE - Hearing Procedure
What types of hearings are permitted at the hearing-level stage?: 
Written (Document-Only) Hearing
Please provide the approximate percentage of each type of hearing relative to the total number of hearings (FY2013)
Written (Document-Only) Hearing: 
How is the type of hearing selected: 
Required by Rule
How many hearing officers preside at each hearing?: 
Four or More
Is witness testimony permitted at hearings?: 
N/A (Document-Only Hearings)
Can parties cross-examine witnesses?: 
N/A (Document-Only Hearings)
Can third-parties submit amicus briefs and/or evidence?: 
Are hearings recorded and/or transcribed?: 
N/A (Document-Only Hearings)
Are hearings open to the public?: 
N/A (Document-Only Hearing)
PROCESS & PROCEDURE - Post-Hearing Procedure
Who has authority to issue final decisions?: 
Adjudication Officer
Do agency regulations or guidance provide time limits for issuance of final decisions?: 
Is judicial review available after issuance of a final decision?: 
PROCESS & PROCEDURE - Case Management
Does the agency permit web-based electronic filing of hearing-related briefs or other documents?: 
Are final decisions published and/or posted on the agency website?: 
Yes (All Decisions)
Do agency regulations/rules of practice specify the contents of the administrative record at the hearing-level stage?: 
Do agency regulations/rules of practice provide for closure of the record at the hearing-level stage (subject to applicable exce: 
Comments/Notes on Hearing-Level Process & Procedures (Optional): 
ISCAP decisions not posted in traditional sense. Rather the outcome of declassification--the document itself--is posted. In the appeals in which ISCAP affirms the classification decision of the agency, the documents at issue will not be posted on the website, and only a notification of that affirmed decision will be posted. An agency that does not agree with ISCAP's decision may appeal within 60 days of the decision to the President of the United States through the President for National Security Affairs to overrule the decision of ISCAP.
Total # of Hearing Officers: 
ADR: General Information
Is ADR available at one or more points during the hearing process?: 
CASELOAD STATISTICS - Summary Statistics
Total # Cases Decided/Closed (FY2013): 
Verified by Agency: 
Not verified