National Archives and Records Administration

May 22, 2008

Archivist of the United States Establishes "Controlled Unclassified Information Office"

Washington, DC. . . Archivist of the United States Allen Weinstein announced today the establishment of the "Controlled Unclassified Information Office" (CUIO) within the National Archives and Records Administration. Weinstein also announced that William J. Bosanko, director of the Information Security Oversight Office, will head up this newly-formed office.

The Office is being created in response to the Memorandum for the Heads of Departments and Agencies on the Designation and Sharing of Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) issued by President Bush on May 9, 2008. The Presidential memorandum designated the National Archives as responsible for overseeing and managing the implementation of the CUI framework.

In creating the office, Professor Weinstein said, "I have provided Mr. Bosanko with a clear roadmap for the National Archives, as the executive agent and consistent with the President's direction, to ensure that only information which genuinely requires the protections afforded by the President's memorandum will be introduced into the CUI Framework."

The Director of the CUI Office will:

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