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Report: 2013 Security Classification Spending Hits $11.63B

budget analysis reviewThe National Archives and Records Administration’s Information Security Oversight Office has released its annual report showing that security classification spending hit $11.63 billion in 2013, Federal Times reported Monday.

Steve Watkins writes the intelligence community accounted for about $1.87 billion of the increase, or 16 percent of the total costs.

The classified information systems protection and maintenance category represented $4.4 billion of that spending while security management, oversight and planning cost nearly $2.2 billion, Federal Times reports.

Industry also used up $1.07 billion in 2013, down 11 percent from the previous year, according to the report.

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