Federal agencies routinely generate, use, store, and share information that, while not classified, still requires some level of protection from unauthorized access and release. Protection may be required for privacy, critical infrastructure, law enforcement, contractual protections, or other reasons.
Historically, each agency developed its own practices for sensitive information, resulting in a patchwork of processes across federal agencies. Similar information might be labeled differently, or different types of information might have the same markings with different meanings depending on each organization’s usage. The CUI Program is a unified effort between Executive Branch agencies to standardize these protections and practices across departments and agencies.
Established by Executive Order 13556 and implemented by 32 CFR part 2002, the CUI Program is now being implemented across Executive Branch agencies and departments. Sharing CUI is authorized for any Lawful Government Purpose, which is any activity, mission, function, or operation that the U.S. Government recognizes as within the scope of its legal authorities. The CUI Program will enable timely and consistent information sharing while better protecting sensitive information not only throughout TVA and the Federal government, but also with our non-Federal partners.
In the meantime, TVA will continue following current policies and procedures used for handling PII, critical infrastructure, legal, and other sensitive information. There will be a crossover time of using old and new processes as we begin converting to CUI markings and procedures.
For questions or additional information, please contact the CUI Program Manager at [email protected].