On September 14, 2016, NARA issued a final rule, effective November 13, 2016, creating cross-agency practices and procedures for the safeguarding and handling of “Controlled Unclassified Information” (as opposed to covered defense information for defense contractors). See Final Rule; see also Registry of controlled unclassified information, available here.
The Final Rule applies to executive agencies that handle controlled unclassified information and to non-executive branch entities whose agreements will include controlled unclassified information handling requirements. Contractors should familiarize themselves with these requirements, since the requirements will likely appear in a future FAR clause directed toward contractor controlled unclassified information safeguarding.
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