CUI Email Resource

The CUI Executive Agent has created a resource to help better understand how to send, reply and/or, forward emails with CUI markings.  Please click here for more information.

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NIST Special Publications Update

Two major NIST publications are about to be finalized on June 14: NIST Special Publication (SP) 800-171A, “Assessing Security Requirements for Controlled Unclassified Information”; and an update to the NIST SP 800-171, “Protecting Controlled Unclassified Information in Nonfederal Systems and Organizations.” The draft 171A text may be found on the NIST site: https://csrc.nist.gov/publications/detail/sp/800-171a/draft.  The 800-171A is intended to help organizations develop assessment plans and conduct assessments of the security requirements in NIST SP 800-171, which defines the requirements for protecting CUI on non-Federal systems consistent with the CUI Federal regulation (32 CFR 2002.14h2).

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​CUI Program Update to Stakeholders​​ (Slides and the Next Update)

Thank you to all those who joined us for the 15 May 2018 webinar! As promised here are the slides from that presentation which covered:

  • A brief overview of the CUI program;
  • An update on agency implementation efforts;
  • A review of all existing notices, policies, training and resources currently available from the CUI Registry;
  • The status and plans for a CUI Federal Acquisition Regulation rule; and
  • Questions and Answers.

Q&As from the webinar will be posted soon.

The next Update to Stakeholders will be 15 August 2018 (1-3 pm EST).

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​CUI Program Update to Stakeholders​​ (Webinar link and call-in ​information)

​​The next scheduled webinar will be 15 May 2018 (1-3 EDT). 
P​lease use the following to access the webinar:
Dial-in Number:  800-988-0218
Audience passcode: 2160962

Conference number: PWXW7483514

Participants can join the event directly at:
https://www.mymeetings.com/nc/join.php?i=PWXW7483514&p=2160962&t=c

 

The webinar will include:

  • A brief overview of the CUI program;
  • An update on agency implementation efforts;
  • A review of all existing notices, policies, training and resources currently available from the CUI Registry;
  • The status and plans for a CUI Federal Acquisition Regulation Rule; and
  • Time for Questions and Answers.  Note:  During the webinar, participants may submit questions through the instant messenger feature.
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A short video talking about CUI and the contracting environment.

Here is a video from an event on 2/2/2018, hosted by stackArmor, where  Devin Casey, CUI Program Analyst, speaks to the CUI program and plans for oversight and contracting. Topics range from how the distinctions between CUI and Proprietary information to agencies implementation efforts and general timelines for implementation of CUI in the federal environment as well as through contracts.
If you would like to learn more or to schedule a briefing of your own please contact us at: cui@nara.gov
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Promoting Appropriate Information Protection and Sharing: CUI and the Public Interest Declassification Board

Just as the Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO) Director Mark A. Bradley acts as the Executive Agent for the Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) Program in reforming the protection and handling of unclassified information across Executive Branch agencies, the ISOO Director also serves as the Executive Secretary for the Public Interest Declassification Board (PIDB).

Congress established the PIDB to promote broad public access to an accurate record of the most significant national security decisions and activities of the United States Government.  Serving the President as a joint Executive and Legislative Branch advisory board, the PIDB seats nine members, five appointed by the President and one each by the Speaker and Minority Leader of the House as well as the Majority and Minority Leaders of the Senate. Appointees must be U.S. citizens who are preeminent in the fields of history, national security, foreign policy, intelligence policy, social science, law, or archives.

The PIDB advises the President on the classification and declassification of National Security Information (NSI), providing policy recommendations that promote the appropriate sharing and protection of NSI in the current digital age.  The bipartisan PIDB is in the final stages of preparing a new report to the President recommending a strategy to reduce over-classification, to make classification more precise, and to facilitate more rapid and agile information sharing through digital communications and information systems.

PIDB’s Declassification Technology Working Group, composed of Executive Branch classification and information security officials, have provided input to develop the forthcoming report to the President.  Recommendations in the report focus on issues of modernizing declassification in the management of electronic records across the federal government, and other issues of information security and access vital to the public interest.

PIDB encourages information and security management professionals to comment on the recommendations by subscribing to the PIDB blog Transforming Classification, at: https://transforming-classification.blogs.archives.gov/, where, in the coming weeks, PIDB will publish the report.

 

 

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CUI Program Update to Stakeholders

The next scheduled webinar will be 15 May 2018 (1-3 EDT). All subscribers to the CUI Blog will receive links and call-in information to access the webinar prior to the event.

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Slides from CUI Briefing to Stakeholders on 2/15/2018

We had great attendance in our webinar yesterday with some great participation in the Q&A period. Thank you to all those who attended. The following topics were covered during the webinar:

A brief overview of the CUI program;
A summary of the upcoming changes to the CUI Registry;
An update on agency implementation efforts;
A review of all existing notices, policies, training and resources currently available from the CUI Registry;
The status and plans for a CUI Federal Acquisition Regulation Rule; and
Time for Questions and Answers.
Please see the slides attached: Feb 15, 2018 Webex

Q&As from the webinar will be posted soon.

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Archivist David S. Ferriero Introduces CUI Video

The Archivist of the United States, David S. Ferriero, introduces a new CUI video on YouTube, which stresses the critical importance of sharing and protecting CUI.

Addressed to the wide community involved in handling and protecting CUI, the CUI video runs about 12 minutes, and presents discussions on the following topics:

  • The definition of CUI, and the distinctions between types of information provided in the CUI Registry;
  • The principles of access and sharing as they apply to lawful government purpose and limited dissemination control markings;
  • Marking requirements overall, and for email, packages and standard mail;
  • Controlled environments, both physical and electronic;
  • The reproduction of CUI;
  • FAXing CUI;
  • Reporting incidents;
  • The destruction of CUI; and
  • The acceptable indicators for the decontrol of CUI.

In the video, Mr. Ferriero acknowledges the implementation of CUI concepts and tools “as an art practiced by civil servants in every department and agency, and their non-federal partners, working on behalf of the American people.”

The video is available for download from the ISOO website and may be used to support and supplement training and awareness efforts.

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CUI Program update to stakeholders

​The next scheduled webinar will be February 15, 2018 (1-3 EDT). All subscribers to the CUI Blog will receive links and call-in information to access the webinar prior to the event. The webinar will include:

  • A brief overview of the CUI program;
  • A summary of the upcoming changes to the CUI Registry;
  • An update on agency implementation efforts;
  • A review of all existing notices, policies, training and resources currently available;
  • from the CUI Registry;
  • The status and plans for a CUI Federal Acquisition Regulation Rule; and
  • Time for Questions and Answers.
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