Transitioning to CUI: When Organizations are Moving at Different Paces

Moving the entire Executive branch to change course is similar to getting an aircraft carrier battle group to turn. Each component element has unique specs and circumstances, but they must function as a unified whole.

Not surprisingly as agencies move forward with their implementation, we are getting questions about the interaction between organizations that are at different stages of implementation.

The simple answer is:

  • Follow any specific requirements as needed and apply your agency’s existing policies and practices that are in effect at the time you are taking your action.

The more complex answer is:

  • If you and the organization you receive the information from have an information sharing agreement in place, then follow the information sharing agreement.
  • If no information sharing agreement governs the situation, then follow the best practices below.
    • If your agency has not yet implemented, but you receive CUI from an organization that has, then use your existing pre-CUI policies to safeguard according to the law, regulation, or government-wide policy that authorizes that CUI category.
    • If your agency has implemented, but receive CUI marked with Legacy Markings from an organization that has not yet implemented, then use your existing CUI policies to safeguard according to the law, regulation, or government-wide policy that authorizes that CUI category.

Please note that since all CUI categories are based on requirements in law, regulation, or government-wide policy, those authorities and their requirements existed prior to CUI implementation and must be followed regardless of CUI implementation status.

CUI Marking class (Webex)

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We will be offering a CUI Marking fundamentals webex on
August 28, 2020 from 11 am – 1 pm (EDT).
Participants will receive a completion certificate for attending the webex.
In addition to providing an overview of the principles of marking in the unclassified environment, this class will provide an update on the CUI Program and its implementation among Executive Branch agencies.
During this class we will discuss the new CUI Notices 2020-01 (CUI Program Implementation Deadlines) and CUI Notice 2020-02 (Alternative Marking Methods)

The conference begins at 11:00 AM Eastern Time on August 28, 2020; you may join the conference 10 minutes prior.

 

The conference begins at 11:00 AM Eastern Time on August 28, 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: 9214891#
Need an international dial-in number?

Step 2: Join the conference on your computer.
Entry Link: https://ems8.intellor.com/login/831806

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

 

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Reminder: CUI Marking Webex (Tomorrow)

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We will be offering a CUI Marking fundamentals webex on   July 23, 2020 from 11 am – 1 pm (EDT). Participants will receive a completion certificate for attending the webex. In addition to providing an overview of the principles of marking in the unclassified environment, this class will provide an update on the CUI Program and its implementation among Executive Branch agencies. During this class we will discuss the new CUI Notices 2020-01 (CUI Program Implementation Deadlines) and CUI Notice 2020-02 (Alternative Marking Methods)

The conference begins at 11:00 AM Eastern Time on July 23, 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: 1399154# Need an international dial-in number?

Step 2: Join the conference on your computer. Entry Link: https://ems8.intellor.com/login/829785

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 assistance with your audio? Please dial 888-796-6118. Need assistance with your Webex? Please dial 888-793-6118.

***NOTE: You do NOT have to RSVP for this class, you may just dial in.***

July Marking class presentation

AD HOC STAKEHOLDER UPDATE: CUI Metadata markings and NIEM 5.0 beta 1 Release (Presentation with Q&A)

Join us on Monday for a quick presentation and some Q&A!

The conference begins at 2:30 PM Eastern Time on July 13, 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: 2367572#

Step 2: Join the conference on your computer.
Entry Link: https://ems8.intellor.com/login/829772

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

The Ad Hoc Stakeholder Update will have two parts followed by a short Q&A:

  • (10-15 min) An introduction to the CUI Program and how metadata markings can help support CUI Marking and Sharing Requirements. By Devin Casey, Program Analyst.

DEVIN CASEY is the lead for agency implementation and oversight activities for the Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) Program. Since joining the CUI Program, Devin has authored numerous policies and guidance documents that have aided stakeholders, agencies and industry, in the implementation and management of the CUI Program.

  • (30 min) An overview of the CUI additions to the upcoming NIEM 5.0 as well as instructions on how to submit comments to NIEM 5.0 Beta 1. By Charles Chipman, Senior Research Scientist.

CHARLES “CHUCK” CHIPMAN is a senior research scientist working for Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) supporting the Joint Staff J6 Data and Services Division, which serves as the NIEM Management Office and MilOps Domain steward. He is retired Air Force (C4ISR) and before GTRI spent 10 years as a contractor supporting the AF’s Joint Interoperability of Tactical Command and Control Systems (JINTACCS) program, primarily providing configuration management of the U.S. Message Text Format Program (MilStd6040), an XML-based exchange standard, which is where he was introduced to NIEM/GTRI.

  • (15-20 min) Q&A

CUI Marking Class (Webex)

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We will be offering a CUI Marking fundamentals webex on
July 23, 2020 from 11 am – 1 pm (EDT).
Participants will receive a completion certificate for attending the webex.
In addition to providing an overview of the principles of marking in the unclassified environment, this class will provide an update on the CUI Program and its implementation among Executive Branch agencies.
During this class we will discuss the new CUI Notices 2020-01 (CUI Program Implementation Deadlines) and CUI Notice 2020-02 (Alternative Marking Methods)

The conference begins at 11:00 AM Eastern Time on July 23, 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: 1399154#
Need an international dial-in number?

Step 2: Join the conference on your computer.
Entry Link: https://ems8.intellor.com/login/829785

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

 

***NOTE: You do NOT have to RSVP for this class, you may just dial in, and the slides will be posted prior to the Webex***

 

 

 

CUI Metadata standard available for review

The CUI Executive Agent has been working with the CUI Advisory Council and the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) to develop a metadata standard for CUI categories and limited dissemination controls.  NIEM is a common vocabulary that enables efficient information exchange across diverse public and private organizations.

The draft standard can be found here and is available for comment until July 17, 2020.

Reminder: CUI Marking Webex (Tomorrow)

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We will be offering a CUI Marking fundamentals webex on
June 18, 2020 from 11 am – 1 pm (EDT).
Participants will receive a completion certificate for attending the webex.
In addition to providing an overview of the principles of marking in the unclassified environment, this class will provide an update on the CUI Program and its implementation among Executive Branch agencies.
During this class we will discuss the new CUI Notices 2020-01 (CUI Program Implementation Deadlines) and CUI Notice 2020-02 (Alternative Marking Methods)

The conference begins at 11:00 AM Eastern Time on June 18, 2020; you may join the conference 10 minutes prior.

Step 1: Dial into the conference.
Dial-in: 1-877-369-5243 or 1-617-668-3633
Access Code: 0449805##
Need an international dial-in number?
Step 2: Join the conference on your computer.
Entry Link: https://ems8.intellor.com/login/827980

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 assistance with your audio? Please dial 888-796-6118. Need assistance with your Webex? Please dial 888-793-6118.

 

June Marking class presentation