Historically, SBU information has been shared using an ad hoc, ungoverned body of policies and practices. Across the federal government, there are a variety of markings and different labeling or handling procedures for SBU information. This has confused both its producers and its users.
Inconsistencies in SBU policies failed to protect information in a consistent and transparent manner, which greatly increased the likelihood of errors in handling and sharing information. SBU practices impeded the timeliness, accuracy, and flow of information.
A uniform program for the management of sensitive unclassified information is necessary to standardize how information is handled and shared. This will result in more effective and efficient operations and improve information sharing.
In the graphic on the right, select the corner to peel back the confusion.