GAO to review overclassification problems

Hunter said that he requested the review after the recent leaks of the NSA’s top-secret documents detailing phone and Internet surveillance programs.

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The documents were disclosed by Edward Snowden, a former CIA official and NSA contractor who is now holed up in a Moscow airport.

“With access to classified information contingent on the issuance of security clearances, overclassification stands to dangerously expand access to material that should ordinarily be limited,” Hunter wrote to the GAO.