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Safeguarding Sensitive but Unclassified Information // For
Official Use Only (FOUO)
FOUO is the marking used by DHS to identify Sensitive
but UNCLASSIFIED information within the DHS community, the unauthorized
disclosure of which could adversely impact a person's privacy or welfare, the conduct of federal
programs, or other operations essential to the national interest and that is
not otherwise covered by a statute or regulation.
Other government agencies and international
organizations frequently use different terms to identify sensitive information,
such as "Limited Official Use" (LOU), "Official Use Only'' (OUO),
and in some instances"Law Enforcement Sensitive" (LES).
In most instances the safeguarding requirements for this type of information are equivalent to FOUO.
However, other agencies and international organizations
may have additional requirements concerning the safeguarding of their sensitive
information. When available, follow the safeguarding guidance provided by the
other agency or organization. Should no guidance be available the information
will be safeguarded in accordance with FOUO guidance provided in
It is not permitted to mark
information as FOUO to conceal government negligence, ineptitude,or other disreputable circumstances
embarrassing to a government agency.
Information determined to be FOUO will be sufficiently
marked so that persons granted access to it are aware of its sensitivity and protection requirements. At a minimum, it is to be marked on the bottom of each page "FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY." Materials containing specific types of FOUO information
can be further marked with an applicable caveat, e.g."LAW ENFORCEMENT SENSITIVE," in order to alert the reader of the type of information
conveyed. Additional access and dissemination restrictions may also be cited as
the situation warrants.
Markings typically associated with
classified information such as originator information,
downgrading instructions, and date/event markings are not required on FOUO
clearance is not needed for access to FOUO information. Access to FOUO information is based on a
"right-to-know" and "need-to-know" as determined by the
holder of the information. All FOUO
information shall disseminated only in accordance with the Fort Worth INTEX
Information Sharing Policy (FWPD IIS), the Texas Public Information Act, the
“Criminal Intelligence System Operating Policies” 28 CFR Part 23 and all other
applicable law and regulations. Where there is uncertainty as to a person's right-to-know or need-to-know, the holder
should request dissemination instructions from the Fort
Worth Intelligence Exchange (INTEX).
may be shared with other agencies, federal, state, private sector, or
local government and law enforcement officials, provided a need-to-know has
been established and the information is shared in the furtherance of an official government activity, to include homeland defense, and no additional
dissemination restrictions have been cited by the originator.
FOUO information may be transmitted over official email channels.
However, it shall not be sent to personal
email accounts. For added security when transmitting FOUO information by email,
password protected attachments may
be used with the password transmitted or otherwise communicated separately.
FOUO information may be mailed by regular US Postal Service first class mail or any commercial
should not be entered or posted on on any public website.
FOUO information should not be posted in areas
accessible to the public or people who do not have a "right to know" (such as janitorial workers/inmates).
When unattended, FOUO information shall be stored in a locked filing
cabinet, locked desk drawer, a locked overhead storage compartment such as
systems furniture credenza, or a similar locked compartment.
Information can also be stored in a room or area that has sufficient
physical access control measures to afford adequate protection and prevent unauthorized access by members of the public,visitors, or other persons without the need-to-know, such as a locked room or an area where access
is controlled by a guard, cipher lock, or card reader.
Hard copy FOUO materials will be destroyed by
shredding, burning, pulping, or pulverizing,
sufficient to assure destruction beyond recognition and reconstruction.
After destruction, materials
may be disposed of with normal waste.
Electronic storage media
shall be sanitized appropriately by overwriting or degaussing.
Paper products or electronic media containing
FOUO information will not be disposed of in regular trash or recycling
receptacles unless the materials have been destroyed as specified above.
compromise, and suspicious or inappropriate requests for FOUO information
shall be reported to the INTEX.
Additional guidance or
assistance can be obtained by contacting the INTEX at(817) 392-4697 email@example.com.
AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU AND THE
FORT WORTH INTELLIGENCE EXCHANGE (INTEX)
I hereby accept the obligations contained in this Agreement in consideration of my being granted access to FOUO information. As used in
this agreement, FOUO information may be marked or unmarked, and may include
oral communications, under the standards of the INTEX.
I understand and accept that by being granted access to FOUO information,
special confidence and trust is being
placed in me by the INTEX.
2. I hereby acknowledge that I have read the above statement, titled "Safeguarding Sensitive but Unclassified Information" and that I understand the nature and protection of FOUO information,
including the procedures to be
followed in ascertaining whether other persons to whom I contemplate disclosing this information have been approved for access to it, and
that I understand these procedures. I also acknowledge that I have been advised that the INTEX adheres to 28 CFR (Code of Federal Regulations) Part 23 guidelines and to the Texas Public
Information Act, with respect to criminal intelligence files, and will only share criminal intelligence information with
other law enforcement agencies that adhere to the same guidelines.
3. I have been advised that the unauthorized disclosure, unauthorized retention, or negligent handling of FOUO information by me could cause damage or irreparable injury to the
INTEX. I hereby agree that I will never divulge FOUO information to anyone unless: (a) I have officially verified that the recipient has been properly authorized by the INTEX to receive it; or (b) I have been given prior
authorization from the agency
responsible for the information that such disclosure is permitted; or (c) the
recipient has the "need to know" in order to perform their
official, public safety duties. I understand that if I am uncertain about the classification status or
handling control authority of information received from the INTEX, I am required to confirm from an authorized
INTEX official that the information is FOUO before I may disclose it, except to a person as provided in (a) or (b)above.
4. I understand that documents labeled "Law Enforcement Sensitive" (LES), by INTEX policy, may contain sensitive information and is restricted to current law enforcement personnel holding an active CJIS clearance and may not be distributed outside law enforcement without prior authorization.
5. I have been advised that any breach of this
Agreement may result in the termination of my affiliation with the INTEX and the Fusion Liaison Officer Program.
6. I have read this agreement carefully and my
questions, if any, have been answered.