need to know


need to know
A criterion used in security procedures that requires the custodians of classified information to establish, prior to disclosure, that the intended recipient must have access to the information to perform his or her official duties.

Military dictionary. 2000.

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  • Need to Know — may refer to: The Need to know category of classified information Need to Know (The Twilight Zone), an episode of the 1985 revival of The Twilight Zone Need to Know (House), an episode of the television series House Need To Know (newsletter),… …   Wikipedia

  • need-to-know — adj on a need to know basis if information is given to people on a need to know basis, they are given only the details that they need at the time when they need them ▪ Access to the manufacturing process is on a strictly need to know basis …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • need-to-know — UK US adjective only before noun used for describing the principle that secret information will only be given to people who need it to do a particular job In our business, you work on the need to know principle. Thesaurus: secret, secretive and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Need to know — For other uses, see Need to Know (disambiguation). The term need to know , when used by government and other organizations (particularly those related to the military or espionage), describes the restriction of data which is considered very… …   Wikipedia

  • need-to-know — UK / US adjective [only before noun] used for describing the principle that secret information will only be given to people who need it to do a particular job In our business, you work on the need to know principle …   English dictionary

  • need-to-know — /ˈnid tə noʊ/ (say need tuh noh) adjective only as required to be able to carry out one s work: on a need to know basis …   Australian English dictionary

  • need to know — Bakers trade bread recipes on a knead to know basis …   English expressions

  • Need to Know (PBS) — Need to Know Format Commentary/Documentary Country of origin United States Production Running time 1/2 hour gross Broadcast …   Wikipedia

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  • Need to Know (The Twilight Zone) — Need to Know The Twilight Zone (1985 series) episode Episode no. Season 1 Episode 21a Directed by Paul Lynch Written by …   Wikipedia


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