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Policy on Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI)


4.0 - Updated on 2023-08-01 by Anna Campbell

3.0 - Updated on 2023-07-31 by Anna Campbell

2.0 - Updated on 2023-07-31 by Anna Campbell

1.0 - Updated on 2020-10-20 by Eileen Crowley

Policy on Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI)


1.  Purpose

This policy establishes the requirements and standard approach for compliance with DOE Order 471.7, Controlled Unclassified Information.


This Policy is not a contract and is not intended to create any obligations on Fermi Research Alliance (FRA). This Policy may be terminated or changed by FRA at any time, with or without notice.


2.  Scope

The scope of this policy covers the entirety of FRA’s activities that are considered CUI-generating, and information held by FRA that is CUI.


3.  Applicability

This Policy applies to Fermi Research Alliance, LLC and all its employees, affiliates, and users. 


4.  Effective Date and Date Reviewed/Updated

This Policy went into effect on July 31, 2023. This policy replaces the Policy on Official Use Only Documents.  


5.  Policy



6.  Definitions

Fermilab is the physical site and property that is the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.


Fermi Research Alliance, LLC is the operator and manager of the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory under Department of Energy Prime Contract No. DE-AC02-07CH11359 and is the principal employer of personnel working at Fermilab.


CUI, or Controlled Unclassified Information, is information that requires safeguarding or dissemination controls pursuant to and consistent with applicable law, regulations, and government-wide policies but is not classified under Executive Order 13526 or the Atomic Energy Act, as amended. For Fermilab, CUI is information that has a federal aspect to it, by way of federal funding and federal interest, and is not intended for open publication. CUI does not include information contained in contractor-owned records as defined by FRA’s prime contract with the DOE.


The Departmental Element Designated CUI Official is the designated official who oversees the implementation of the requirements in DOE Order 471.7 within their element (with the elements being the DOE Offices, such as Office of Science, Office of Electricity, office of Environmental Management, etc.)


7.  Responsibilities

The Fermilab CISO is accountable for DOE Order 471.7 being implemented across Fermilab.


The Fermilab CUI Team Lead, reporting to the CISO, is responsible for DOE Order 471.7 being implemented across Fermilab.


8.  Authorities

DOE Order 471.7, Controlled Unclassified Information.


9.  Owner

The Fermilab CISO is the owner of the policy.


10.  Review Cycle

This Policy shall be reviewed every year.


11.  Communication Plan

The requirements of this Policy shall be communicated by the CUI Team Lead to all employees, affiliates, and users and periodic training shall be provided to Requirement Owners and ALD/Senior/Office/Project Directors. This Policy shall be available on the Fermilab policy website.  The CISO is responsible for the successful communication of this Policy.