CUI is information the Government creates or possesses, or that an entity creates or possesses for or on behalf of the Government, that a law, regulation, or Government-wide policy requires or permits an agency to handle using safeguarding or dissemination controls.
A CUI Registry provides information on the specific categories and subcategories of information that the Executive branch protects.
The CUI Registry can be found at: https://www.archives.gov/cui and https://www.dodcui.mil/Home/DoD-CUI-Registry/ and includes the following organizational index groupings:
- Critical Infrastructure
- Export Control
- International Agreements
- Law Enforcement
- Natural and Cultural Resources
- Procurement and Acquisition
- Proprietary Business Information
Resources, including online training to better understand CUI can be found on National Archives’ website at https://www.archives.gov/cui/training.html as well as the Department of Defense’s website https://www.dodcui.mil/.