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   Pentagon memo on over-classification of documents classified "For Official Use Only"

23 Nov 2012 10:29 AM   |   2422 clicks   |   NextGov
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gopher321    [TotalFark]  
Well, that actually makes sense.

/dnrtfa

23 Nov 2012 10:29 AM
seancakes     
FOUO is one of the absolute lowest classification markings in existence. Aside from unclassified, that is.

23 Nov 2012 10:35 AM
Evil Twin Skippy     
/snerk

23 Nov 2012 10:38 AM
Silverstaff     

seancakes: FOUO is one of the absolute lowest classification markings in existence. Aside from unclassified, that is.


FOUO IS Unclassified.

It's a caveat placed on Unclassified information meaning it is not intended for public release. It isn't a classification unto itself.

The lowest level that is actually "Classified" from a legal/technical standpoint is Confidential.

23 Nov 2012 10:41 AM
Evil Twin Skippy     

seancakes: FOUO is one of the absolute lowest classification markings in existence. Aside from unclassified, that is.


FOUO isn't a real classification. It's all over government forms. There is Classified, Secret, Top-Secret, and UltraFa...

***NO CARRIER***

23 Nov 2012 10:44 AM
EZ Writer     
*adjusts Command Security Manager hat*

Ahem...

FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY (FOUO): applies to unclassified information that is exempt from mandatory release to the public under Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and may be used for protecting a variety of information.

There are three levels of classification defined in terms of level of damage -- CONFIDENTIAL, SECRET and TOP SECRET.

However, there are many different levels of special handling. FOUO is a special handling caveat, specifically, a type of Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI).

And now I feel like I've worked on my day off...

*shakes tiny fist*

23 Nov 2012 10:58 AM
Wrencher     
Well ##### and ##### in a #####.

23 Nov 2012 11:00 AM
Iceman_Cometh     

EZ Writer: *adjusts Command Security Manager hat*

Ahem...

FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY (FOUO): applies to unclassified information that is exempt from mandatory release to the public under Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and may be used for protecting a variety of information.

There are three levels of classification defined in terms of level of damage -- CONFIDENTIAL, SECRET and TOP SECRET.

However, there are many different levels of special handling. FOUO is a special handling caveat, specifically, a type of Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI).

And now I feel like I've worked on my day off...

*shakes tiny fist*


I'm counting your post as quarterly security training.

23 Nov 2012 11:01 AM
Evil Twin Skippy     

Iceman_Cometh: EZ Writer: *adjusts Command Security Manager hat*

Ahem...

FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY (FOUO): applies to unclassified information that is exempt from mandatory release to the public under Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and may be used for protecting a variety of information.

There are three levels of classification defined in terms of level of damage -- CONFIDENTIAL, SECRET and TOP SECRET.

However, there are many different levels of special handling. FOUO is a special handling caveat, specifically, a type of Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI).

And now I feel like I've worked on my day off...

*shakes tiny fist*

I'm counting your post as quarterly security training.


Me too

23 Nov 2012 11:02 AM
XplodedSynapses     
i hope they used a cover sheet.

23 Nov 2012 11:03 AM
ramblinwreck     

Evil Twin Skippy: Iceman_Cometh: EZ Writer: *adjusts Command Security Manager hat*

Ahem...

FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY (FOUO): applies to unclassified information that is exempt from mandatory release to the public under Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and may be used for protecting a variety of information.

There are three levels of classification defined in terms of level of damage -- CONFIDENTIAL, SECRET and TOP SECRET.

However, there are many different levels of special handling. FOUO is a special handling caveat, specifically, a type of Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI).

And now I feel like I've worked on my day off...

*shakes tiny fist*

I'm counting your post as quarterly security training.

Me too


Three? Thanks Security Manager ;)

23 Nov 2012 11:22 AM
BitwiseShift     
Use of this memo as toilet paper is discouraged unless it is an official evacuation.

23 Nov 2012 11:28 AM
Snotnose     
A few years back my company sent out a memo reminding us that things marked "company confidential" should not be taken home, and should be disposed of in the shredder. I sent mail pointing out that everything was marked 'company confidential', including the cafeteria menus.

Never heard back, and the menus were still confidential for the 2 years I remained with the company.

23 Nov 2012 11:31 AM
demaL-demaL-yeH    [TotalFark]  
*Ctl-F "unclassified"*
13 matches.
*whistles nonchalantly and leaves*

23 Nov 2012 11:32 AM
indarwinsshadow     
I'm curious to what the problem with the ammo is. Is it tolerances in manufacturing (porosity in the material) or improper balance, or is it a problem with the weapons not producing enough spin to accurately fire the round downrange or?

23 Nov 2012 11:45 AM
Tanthalas39     
No irony police douchebags yet? *checks watch*

23 Nov 2012 11:57 AM
Tourney3p0     
My timesheet at work is stamped FOUO.

There are a lot of articles lately that are only IRONIC, AMUSING, etc if you lack even a basic understanding of what's going on.

23 Nov 2012 11:59 AM
dramboxf    [TotalFark]  
I had a buddy that used to work for the NSA. He told hilarious stories over things that were classified Top Secret and TS/SCI.

I think my favorite is that it's TS/SCI @ NSA for the POs for toilet paper. That's right -- according to my buddy, they created a Special Compartmented Intelligence classification for the # of toilet paper rolls they purchase. (This was 1994, btw.)

I asked, "WTF?"

He told me that he asked his Security Officer about it, and the SO told him that it was a hold over from the Cold War. Someone got the idea that the Rooskies might be able to reverse calculate how many people worked @ NSA based on how much TP they went through, and at that time, the # of people working @ NSA was considered Vital National Security Information.

Probably BS. Probably like the Dominos/Pentagon thing. Still a funny story.

23 Nov 2012 03:23 PM
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