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Glossary of Terms Used for USAID's Automated Directives System (ADS) - Updated 07/15/2011 Partial Revision

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Original Classification Authority (Oca)

An individual authorized in writing, either by the President, or by agency heads or other officials designated by the President, to classify information in the first instance (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapters 562, 566, 568).

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