Unauthorized Disclosures of Classified Information or Controlled Unclassified Information on DoD Information Systems
Deputy Secretary of Defense Memo - Publish Date: 08/14/14
The unauthorized disclosure of classified information or controlled unclassified information (CUI) poses a significant threat to our nation's security and to DoD operations and missions. This memo states that safeguarding our classified information and CUI must be the cornerstone of everything we do on all of our information systems, and in every workplace.
The attached information on safeguarding requirements and incident response measures must be implemented across the Department upon issuance of this memorandum. The attachment also directs the adoption of the term Negligent Discharge of Classified Information (NDCI) to connote the seriousness of classified security violations and reinforces the use of appropriate disciplinary and corrective actions in response to such incidents.
Senior leaders, commanders, and supervisors shall ensure that the attached requirements are implemented through appropriate training, accountability, and leadership involvement in these matters. Your personal engagement is essential to foster a culture of increased diligence in safeguarding our classified information and CUI.