Talk:For Official Use Only

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If I'm not mistaken, since this text originated from a U.S. Government website, it is public domain. Aldrich Hanssen (talk) 16:37, 19 June 2008 (UTC)

I have begun updating this article to be compliant with the DoDM 5200.01 published 24 February 2012. I kinda blew it on references. As I indicated in my initial edit, I personally certify that the information contained in the four volumes of DoDM 5200.01 and the website upon which they are hosted are Approved for Public Release per official U.S. DoD policy. I don't edit Wikis much, so I'm a bit baffled at what went wrong. Help would be much appreciated. casual disregard (talk) 20:41, 26 March 2012 (UTC)

Old use?[edit]

Pacific Missile Test Center used to print "For Official Use Only" on the telephone directory. I guessed it meant "Not for commercial use." — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:38, 13 June 2013 (UTC)

I think it's unlikely the meaning shifted. My first hand experience is FOUO basically means "unclassified, but don't share it unnecessarily and shred it when you're done with it". It'd be nice to find a reference that clarifies this. Anyway, examples I've seen include unclassified agendas for symposiums, teaching materials for courses on security, and mailing lists. It's stuff that doesn't need to be classified or would be rendered useless by classifying it, but should be controlled because it would make life easier for people who mean harm. (Knowing who works at a test center, or what was discussed at a conference, may tell a spy who they need to be friends with). In practice it's close to what private companies consider 'proprietary'. The place where I work won't let you give the phone book either. (talk) 16:57, 23 April 2014 (UTC)

cui vs fouo[edit]

I'm confused. Does CUI supersede FOUO or is FOUO one of the markings that falls under CUI? By this I mean in the future will documents be labeled CUI or FOUO?--Drewder (talk) 14:07, 2 June 2015 (UTC)