Groups provide comments on proposed regulation on Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI)

After coordinating closely with the Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO) on the implementation of the CUI framework, open government groups submitted comments on the proposed regulation on CUI on July 7, 2015. In the letter, the groups expressed gratitude for the responsiveness of ISOO to civil society concerns and suggestions, while explaining remaining concerns that certain provisions of the proposed rule could discourage legitimate information-sharing, both internally and outside the government.

According to the letter, the submitted comments are designed to ensure CUI does not become a fourth level of classification, contrary to the spirit and intent of Executive Order 13556, or hinder public access to government records pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act.

The full letter with comments is available here.