Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI)
Introduction to Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI)
Course 1: Introduction to Controlled Unclassified Information
Evolution of CUI

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d Interactive Timeline with 7 selectable items. When each of the Items is selected, the corresponding text is displayed. For more information on the referenced documents, visit the CUI webpage at: http://www.archives.gov/cui. When Item #1 (2004) is selected, a photo of the capital building is displayed as well as the following text: 2004 Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 Required the President to take action to facilitate the sharing of terrorism-related information. When Item #2 (2005) is selected, a photo of the White House is displayed as well as the following text: 2005 Presidential Memorandum dated December 16, 2005 (Guidelines and Requirements in Support of the Information Sharing Environment) Included Presidential Guideline 3 which instructed specifically that procedures and standards for designating, marking, and handling SBU information must be standardized across the Federal Government. When Item #3 (2007) is selected, a photo of people sitting at a conference desk with stacks of paper is displayed as well as the following text: 2007 Presidential Guideline 3 Report - Final report produced by the SBU Coordinating Committee, Submitted recommendations for standardized SBU procedures in response to 2005 Presidential Memorandum. When Item #4 (2008) is selected, two text boxes are displayed. The box on the left reads: 2008 Presidential Memorandum dated May 7, 2008 (rescinded by Executive Order 13556)- Initially adopted, described, and instituted CUI as the single categorical designation for all SBU information in the Information Sharing Environment (ISE), Established a CUI framework for designating, marking, safeguarding, and disseminating CUI, Appointed the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) as the Executive Agent to oversee and implement the CUI framework. The text box on the right reads: 2008 Archivist of the United States Memorandum dated May 21, 2008 (Establishment of the Controlled Unclassified Information Office) - Established the Controlled Unclassified Information Office (CUIO) to exercise NARA’s responsibility as the CUI Executive Agent, Tasked the CUIO with oversight and management of implementation of the CUI framework. When Item #5 (2009) is selected, two text boxes are displayed. The box on the left reads: 2009 Presidential Memorandum dated May 27, 2009 (Classified Information and Controlled Unclassified Information)- Established the formation of a Task Force to review efforts related to CUI. The text box on the right reads: 2009 Report and Recommendations of the Presidential Task Force on Controlled Unclassified Information dated August 25, 2009 - Included 40 recommendations for CUI. When Item #6 (2010) is selected, the following text is displayed: 2010 Executive Order 13556 dated November 4, 2010 (Controlled Unclassified Information E.O.), Following Presidential direction, develop implementing directives. When Item #7 (Next Steps) is selected, a graphic of an arrow showing years 2011-2013 is displayed as well as the following text: Next Steps Federal Agencies: Develop and issue agency implementing policy standards, integrate CUI requirements into agency information systems as they are developed and/or upgraded, build agency specific performance measurement plans, build agency-specific training plans. For additional information, see Executive Order on Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) Overview for Departments and Agencies in the Resources section.
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