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Re: Cosmic Top Secre

From: Nick Pope <nick.nul>
Date: Fri, 1 Nov 2002 18:45:16 -0000
Archived: Fri, 01 Nov 2002 10:08:55 -0400
Subject: Re: Cosmic Top Secre

>From: Anthony Cipoletta <cipey.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Subject: Cosmic Top Secret
>Date: Thu, 31 Oct 2002 19:04:44 -0500

>I was the PA Petty Officer and Weps Security Petty Officer
>aboard the USS Darter (SS-576) from '86-'88 and had a very high
>security clearance. According to the DoD and NSA there are only
>4 levels of Security


Anthony and List,

A Parliamentary Question on the term "Cosmic" was asked last
year in Britain. The Question and Answer were recorded in
Hansard (the formal record of UK parliamentary proceedings) on
April 30 2001. The question is from a Member of Parliament and
the response from one of the Defence Ministers. They are as

Mr Cohen: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will
list the types of information covered by the COSMIC security

Mr Spellar: The term COSMIC is not a classification but a
qualifying marking used by NATO. It signifies that the
information is the property of NATO and remains the property of
the originator and may not be passed outside NATO without the
originator's consent. This qualifying marking is used only with
top secret information, the unauthorised disclosure of which
would result in exceptionally grave damage to NATO. "COSMIC top
secret" is the highest classification marking in NATO and it is
equivalent to "UK top secret".

Check out the link at:


or search for the term "cosmic security classification" on Google.

Best wishes,

Nick Pope

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