General guidelines for Handling Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) as you Telework

As we all work to do our jobs in the changing work environment during the COVID-19 crisis, those who work with CUI should continue to make sure they safeguard CUI.

In many cases, CUI can be worked on, in a telework environment, as long as the proper controls are in place to achieve a controlled environment (physical and electronic) and agency policies allow it.

Make sure to follow any agency policy or guidance, especially interim guidance issued in response to COVID-19 as standard practices may have been changed to allow for greater telework participation. If needed, employees should consult their supervisor if they have any questions regarding the proper handling of sensitive information.

Here are some general guidelines to consider as you telework with CUI: 

  1. CUI should not be stored on personal systems. 
  2. Printing and hard copy storage should be kept to a minimum.  
  3. Agency sponsored/approved virtual desktops (or similar) should be used. 
  4. Personal email accounts should not be used to store or transmit CUI.

Banner Markings now on the CUI Registry!

In response to stakeholder requests and to enhance the usability of the CUI Registry, ISOO recently updated the CUI Registry to reflect the banner markings that can be applied to the various categories of CUI. You can find this change on individual category pages, directly below the category name. This change should assist authorized personnel in the proper application of CUI Markings.  ISOO has also developed a number of resources that should assist with the proper marking of CUI.  The CUI Marking Handbook, training videos (Introduction to Marking & Marking Commingled Information), and the CUI Coversheet are great resources as you implement and begin marking CUI.

The ISOO Overview Blog Launches Today

ISOO Director Mark A. Bradley today (March 20, 2020) is launching The ISOO Overview Blog, as a new forum for engaging with the public, and all ISOO stakeholders, including everyone in the CUI community of interest.  The new blog welcomes comments, which all components of the ISOO staff will review as part of their work.

From now and beyond the current public health emergency, The ISOO Overview Blog will post information at least once a week, including notifications of relevant events, ISOO policy, guidance, and activities; and ISOO reports and perspectives on ISOO’s lines of business and matters related to ISOO’s roles and authorities.

We look forward to brighter days ahead, and continuously expanding conversation in the public interest about how the Federal Government manages, protects, classifies, declassifies, shares and releases its vastly increasing information assets.

Be well and remain engaged.

CUI Q2 Stakeholders Update

The conference begins at 1:00 PM Eastern Time on Today February 12, 2020; you may join the conference 10 minutes prior.

Step 1: Dial into the conference.
Dial-in: 888-251-2949 or 215-861-0694
Access Code: 2240607#
Need an international dial-in number?
Step 2: Join the conference on your computer.
Entry Link: https://ems8.intellor.com/login/821692

When you access the entry link above, you will be provided a choice – to install the WebEx plug-in for your preferred browser or to join the web conference using a temporary path. Either option is acceptable.

Need technical assistance?
Audio Connection: 1-888-796-6118 or 1-847-562-7015
Web Connection: 1-888-793-6118

Industry Day

Industry clapart

ISOO’s third Industry Day

February 11, 2020

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

McGowan Theater + Presidential Conference rooms

National Archives Museum

701 Constitution Ave. NW

Washington, DC 20408

This event is FREE to all vendors and attendees!

Agenda for the day:

10:00 – 12:00 (McGowan Theater) 

CUI Program update and

Fundamentals of Marking CUI Course

(CUI Marking: 101)

Note: If you attend the CUI Marking class 101, you will receive a completion certificate

Guest speaker:

Jesse Rauch, Vice President, Federal Division, Active Navigation

10:00 – 2:00 (Presidential Conference rooms) 

Vendor and Agency Exhibits Open

  Learn about products and services that have been developed for the CUI Program

12:00 – 2:00 (Presidential Conference rooms) 

Networking in all NARA Presidential Conference rooms

If you are interested in attending this event, please RSVP to cui@nara.gov

Reminder: ISOO, as the Executive Agent for the CUI Program, does not endorse nor evaluates any of the products and/or services being offered by Presenters or vendors.

 

Reminder: Industry Day

 

 

Industry clapart

 

ISOO’s third Industry Day

February 11, 2020

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

McGowan Theater + Presidential Conference rooms

National Archives Museum

701 Constitution Ave. NW

Washington, DC 20408

This event is FREE to all vendors and attendees!

Agenda for the day:

10:00 – 12:00 (McGowan Theater) 

CUI Program update and

Fundamentals of Marking CUI Course

(CUI Marking: 101)

Note: If you attend the CUI Marking class 101, you will receive a completion certificate

Guest speaker:

Regan Edens, Chief Transformation Officer, DTC Global

10:00 – 2:00 (Presidential Conference rooms) 

Vendor and Agency Exhibits Open

  Learn about products and services that have been developed for the CUI Program

12:00 – 2:00 (Presidential Conference rooms) 

Networking in all NARA Presidential Conference rooms

If you are interested in attending this event, please RSVP to cui@nara.gov

Reminder: ISOO, as the Executive Agent for the CUI Program, does not endorse nor evaluates any of the products and/or services being offered by Presenters or vendors.

Reminder: Industry Day

Industry clapart

ISOO’s third Industry Day

February 11, 2020

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

McGowan Theater + Presidential Conference rooms

National Archives Museum

701 Constitution Ave. NW

Washington, DC 20408

This event is FREE to all vendors and attendees!

Agenda for the day:

10:00 – 12:00 (McGowan Theater) 

CUI Program update and

Fundamentals of Marking CUI Course

(CUI Marking: 101)

Note: If you attend the CUI Marking class 101, you will receive a completion certificate

Guest speaker:

Regan Edens, Chief Transformation Officer, DTC Global

10:00 – 2:00 (Presidential Conference rooms) 

Vendor and Agency Exhibits Open

  Learn about products and services that have been developed for the CUI Program

12:00 – 2:00 (Presidential Conference rooms) 

Networking in all NARA Presidential Conference rooms

If you are interested in attending this event, please RSVP to cui@nara.gov

Reminder: ISOO, as the Executive Agent for the CUI Program, does not endorse nor evaluates any of the products and/or services being offered by Presenters or vendors.

CUI Program Update to Stakeholders Feb 12 (1-3 EST)

This event is a Web Conference only.

The conference begins at 1:00 PM Eastern Time on February 12, 2020; you may join the conference 10 minutes prior.

Step 1: Dial into the conference.
Dial-in: 888-251-2949 or 215-861-0694
Access Code: 2240607#
Need an international dial-in number?
Step 2: Join the conference on your computer.
Entry Link: https://ems8.intellor.com/login/821692

When you access the entry link above, you will be provided a choice – to install the WebEx plug-in for your preferred browser or to join the web conference using a temporary path. Either option is acceptable.

Need technical assistance?
Audio Connection: 1-888-796-6118 or 1-847-562-7015
Web Connection: 1-888-793-6118

Topics include:

  • CUI Implementation Projections: based on FY 19 Annual Report
  • Update on: CUI and Metadata Plans/Discussion
  • Update on: the CUI Federal Acquisition Regulation case
  • Common misconceptions regarding implementation
    • Consistency in Agency Programs
    • Leveraging Existing Resources
    • CUI and Background Investigations
    • Is my Proprietary Information CUI?
    • Supply Chain and Flow Down Requirements
    • Legacy Information (FOUO, SBU, etc) and Expectations for Safeguarding
    • Assessing Compliance Related to Non-Federal Systems
  • Questions and Answers.

Please submit questions that you would like addressed during the session to cui@nara.gov NLT February 7, 2020.