And, while some of them disagree as to whether secrecy is on the increase or decrease in science, most say that the legal authority for a classification system described as excessive is due for review and, potentially, trimming.
"There are opportunities being provided to reassess the situation" of excessive or inappropriate classification, says Theodore Postol, a physicist and a professor in the Program in Science, Technology, and Society at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. "But the situation is not getting any better. In fact, it may be getting worse."
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