Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI)

Departments and Agencies

Policy and Executive Agent Directives

The Controlled Unclassified Information Executive Agent (CUI EA) issues guidance to Executive branch departments and agencies that handle unclassified information that requires safeguarding or dissemination controls, pursuant to and consistent with applicable law, regulations, and government-wide policies.

Issue Date Title
07/03/2014 Revised Guidance regarding Controlled Unclassified Information and the Freedom of Information Act (this supercedes the joint issuance dated November 22, 2011
05/22/2013 Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) Office Notice 2013-01: Provisional Approval of Proposed CUI Categories and Subcategories
04/11/2013 Appointments of Senior Agency Official and Program Manager for CUI Program Implementation
07/27/2012 Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) Office Memorandum: Review of Proposed Categories for CUI Registry
11/22/2011 Guidance regarding CUI and the Freedom of Information Act (superceded on July 3, 2014)
06/09/2011 Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) Office Notice 2011-01: Initial Implementation Guidance for Executive Order 13556
11/04/2010 Executive Order 13556 "Controlled Unclassified Information"

CUI Advisory Council

The CUI EA established the CUI Advisory Council to carry out consultative functions directed by Executive Order 13556.

CUI Advisory Council Charter

Additional Resources

The CUI EA has developed recommendations to assist departments and agencies in development of their CUI programs and submission of information to the EA.

Compliance Plan Overview for Departments and Agencies

Executive Order 13556 Overview for Departments and Agencies

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