Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI)

CUI Category: Export Controlled

 

Category Description:

Unclassified information concerning certain items, commodities, technology, software, or other information whose export could reasonably be expected to adversely affect the United States national security and nonproliferation objectives. To include dual use items; items identified in export administration regulations, international traffic in arms regulations and the munitions list; license applications; and sensitive nuclear technology information.

Category Marking: EXPT
Banner Format and Marking Notes:
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Banner Format:

CUI//Category Marking//Limited Dissemination Control

 

Marking Notes:

  • Category Marking is optional when marking Basic CUI unless required by agency policy. Example: CUI//Limited Dissemination Control
  • Category Marking preceded by "SP-" is required when marking Specified CUI. Example: CUI//SP-Category Marking//Limited Dissemination Control
  • Whether CUI is Basic or Specified is determined by the applicable Safeguarding and/or Dissemination Authority for a given instance of CUI.
  • Separate multiple Category Markings by a single forward slash (/) and list Category Markings alphabetically. Example: CUI//Category Marking A/Category Marking B//Limited Dissemination Control
  • Category Markings for Specified CUI precede Category Markings for Basic CUI. Example: CUI//SP-Category Marking/Category Marking//Limited Dissemination Control
  • Separate multiple Limited Dissemination Controls by a single forward slash (/). Example: CUI//Category Marking//Limited Dissemination Control/Limited Dissemination Control
  • Reference 32 CFR 2002.20, CUI Marking Handbook, Limited Dissemination Controls and individual agency policy for additional and specific marking guidelines.

 

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Notes for Safeguarding, Dissemination and Sanction Authorities:

  • CUI Specified authorities include specific handling practices that differ from general CUI requirements. For Specified authorities, reference individual Safeguarding/Dissemination control citations for distinct requirements
  • Whether CUI is Basic or Specified is determined by the applicable Safeguarding and/or Dissemination Authority for that CUI.
  • Each "Safeguarding and/or Dissemination Authority" citation links to the statute, regulation or government-wide policy authorizing the control of that information as CUI.
  • Each "Sanctions" authority links to the statute, regulation or government-wide policy that includes penalties for CUI misuse of CUI for the associated "Safeguarding and/or Dissemination Authority" on the same line.
Safeguarding and/or Dissemination Authority Basic or
Specified
Sanctions
50 USC 4614(c) Basic  
13 USC 301(g) Basic  
15 CFR 736, Supplement No. 2 Specified  
42 USC 2077(a) Specified  
42 USC 2156 Basic  
42 USC 2168(a) Basic 42 USC 2168(b)
42 USC 2168(c)
15 CFR 718.3 Specified  
22 CFR 124.9(a)(5) Basic 22 CFR 127.3
22 CFR 126.10(b) Specified  
50 USC 4605(l)(5) Basic  
15 CFR 748.1(c) Specified  
15 CFR 760.5(c) Specified  
10 USC 130(a) Basic  
32 CFR 250.4(a) Basic  
32 CFR 250.9 Specified  

 

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Authority links are updated based on regular re-publication of the United States Code and Code of Federal Regulations, and the CUI Registry maintenance schedule.

 

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