The Department of State Classification Guide Law and Legal Definition

According to 22 CFR 9.6 [Title 22. Foreign Relations; Chapter I -- Department of State; Subchapter A. General; Part 9. Security Information Regulations] the Department of State Classification Guide is (DSCG) is “the primary authority for the classification of information in documents created by Department of State personnel. The Guide is classified "Confidential" and is found on the Department of State's classified Web site.”