Is Your Agency Ready for Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) Compliance? Meet Your December 6th Deadline

On November 4, 2010, U.S. President Barack Obama signed a new Executive Order to establish a uniform policy for the government treatment of “Controlled Unclassified Information” (CUI). This framework standardizes practices around the sharing of Controlled Unclassified Information, with the goal of improving the sharing of information within the executive departments of the U.S. Federal Government.

Government agencies must now complete a number of deliverables as part of the CUI implementation plan. In May 2011, agencies were required to submit a catalogue of proposed Controlled Unclassified Information categories to the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). The next step is for agencies to develop a CUI compliance plan, which is due by December 6, 2011.

Patricia Hammar, executive secretary of the CUI Presidential Task Force, provides expert advice, templates, and best practices from governments that have implemented similar initiatives in the paper called “Protect Your CUI Data: 5 Steps to Implementing Your Controlled Unclassified Information Plan”. The paper includes the following content:

1. A 5-step process to develop a CUI compliance plan

2. Best practices for information classification, data loss prevention and email retention

3. Details on how to meet CUI requirements with easy-to-use marking and safeguarding software

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