What is Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI)?

As defined by Presidential Executive Order 13556, and 32 CFR 2002, is information that the Federal Government creates or possesses, or that an entity creates or possesses for or on behalf of the Federal Government, that a law, regulation, or Federal Government-wide policy requires or permits an agency to handle using safeguarding or dissemination controls. CUI does not include information that requires safeguarding or dissemination controls pursuant to and consistent with applicable law, regulations, and government-wide policies that is classified under Executive Order 13526 or the Atomic Energy Act, as amended. The Federal CUI regulation applies to Federal executive branch agencies that handle CUI and all organizations (including universities) that handle, possess, use, share, create, or receive CUI—or which operate, use, or have access to Federal information and information systems on behalf of such an agency.