2023 Inspector General Audit of the DoD’s Controlled Unclassified Information program

Ensuring the confidentiality and integrity of sensitive information is critical for Defense agencies. Consistent, accurate application of protective markings is the cornerstone of protecting sensitive data. Yet this straightforward task presents many challenges for most Defense agencies. Varying classification frameworks, formatting inconsistencies across different file types, and legacy systems create a potential minefield for human error.  

In June 2023, the US Department of Defense (DoD) Inspector General released a report examining the efficacy of the Department's implementation of its Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) program.

This white paper summarises the findings of that report, including:

  • Background into the US DoD's CUI Program.
  • DoD-specific CUI requirements for marking documents and emails.
  • A summary of the Inspector General’s key findings and recommendations to improve the US DoD’s CUI Program implementation. 
  • How implementing a pure-play protective marking tool, such as Janusseal, can give Defense agencies a streamlined, practical, cost-effective approach to protective marking. 

Download your complimentary copy below.