As part of their regular operations, government contractors often handle Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) that requires protection and adherence to specific guidelines. The Department of Defense (DoD) has established the DoD Instruction 5230.24 (DoDI 5230.24) to govern the management and safeguarding of CUI. In this section, we will explore what DoDI 5230.24 is, who it applies to, its importance in protecting CUI, and the requirements for compliance. Learn more about DoDI 5230.24 and ensure your organization handles CUI in a secure and compliant manner.
What Is DoDI 5230.24?
DoDI 5230.24, titled “Distribution Statements on Technical Documents,” is an instruction issued by the DoD that provides guidelines for the proper marking, dissemination, and control of CUI within the DoD community. Its primary purpose is to ensure consistent handling and protection of CUI to prevent unauthorized access, disclosure, or loss.
Who Does DoDI 5230.24 Apply To?
DoDI 5230.24 applies to all individuals, organizations, and entities within the DoD community that create, manage, store, transmit, or receive technical documents containing CUI. This includes DoD personnel, contractors, subcontractors, and other entities working with or on behalf of the DoD.