AP3.3. SENSITIVE BUT UNCLASSIFIED (SBU) AND LIMITED OFFICIAL USE
AP3.3.1. Description. Sensitive But Unclassified (SBU)
information is information originated within the Department of State that
warrants a degree of protection and administrative control and meets the
criteria for exemption from mandatory public disclosure under the Freedom of
Information Act (reference
(g)). Before May 26, 1995, this information was designated and marked
"Limited Official Use (LOU)." The LOU designation will no longer be used.
AP3.3.2. Markings. The Department of State does not
require that SBU information be specifically marked, but does require that
holders be made aware of the need for controls. When SBU information is
included in DoD documents, they shall be marked as if the information were
For Official Use Only. There is no requirement to remark existing material
containing SBU information.
AP3.3.3. Access to SBU Information. Within the
Department of Defense, the criteria for allowing access to SBU information
are they same as those used for FOUO information.
AP3.3.4. Protection of SBU Information. Within the
Department of Defense, SBU information shall be protected as required for