Interagency Security Classification Appeals Panel [ISCAP] Law and Legal Definition

The Interagency Security Classification Appeals Panel (ISCAP) is an appellate panel for Mandatory Declassification Review (MDR) that provides the public and users of the classification system with a forum for further review of classification decisions.

The ISCAP was established by to perform three primary functions:

a. to rule on appeals from government employees who challenged agency classification policies;

b. to approve, deny, or amend agency exemptions from automatic declassification requirements; and

c. to rule on appeals from members of the public who have filed requests for mandatory declassification.