DATE:  March 19, 1998
SUBJECT:    Delegation of Authority Concerning the Information Security Program
Pursuant to the authority vested in the Secretary of the Treasury, including the authority vested by 31 U.S.C. 321(b) and Executive Order (E.O.) 12958, Classified National Security Information," dated April 17, 1995, as amended, it is ordered that:
1.    The Department shall maintain an information security program to fulfill the responsibilities imposed by E.O. 12958, under which national security information is to be classified, safeguarded and declassified. The program shall be applicable throughout the Department.
2.    The Assistant Secretary for Management and Chief Financial Officer is delegated the authority of the Secretary to exercise and perform all duties, rights, powers, and obligations under the above referenced authority, except for any matter in which, by law, executive order, or regulation of outside agencies, the personal decision of the head of the agency or the principal deputy is required. This delegation includes issuing any regulations required to implement the Department's information security program.
3.    The Assistant Secretary for Management and Chief Financial Of fleer is designated as the Department's senior agency official under Section 5.6(c) of E.O. 12958, with authority to direct and administer Treasury's information security program. The Assistant Secretary for Management and Chief Financial Officer shall ensure that the functions listed in Section 5.6(c) of E.O. 12958 are carried out.
4.    The authority to classify information is delegated in Treasury Order (TO) 102-19, and this Order does not modify the provisions of TO 102-19.
5.    The responsibilities of the Special Assistant to the Secretary (National Security) with respect to National Foreign Intelligence Information continue uninterrupted and are not affected by this Order.
6.    The authority delegated by this order may be redelegated.
                                    Robert E. Rubin
                                    Secretary of the Treasury
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