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CUI is the new Controlled Unclassified Information directive released by the White House this past Friday. You may have seen smintheus' excellent diary Bush issues new secrecy directive. You should know what it is if you don't already (please take POLL). I called Rep. Waxman's office this morning, and made sure to notify POGO.org which has an excellent record on the pre-CUI Sensitive But Unclassified designation. Now we need to watch out against short-term abuses of whatever good potential CUI might have for future Presidents. Please see smintheus' excellent diary Bush issues new secrecy directive if you don't already know what CUI is, but please VOTE in the POLL first!

update: summary of what CUI is in slogans --

CUI is a dream come true for a WH that has always hated leaking and now needs ways to keep out sunshine.

Controlled information is a way to make whistleblowers afraid to lie about leaking, so for them CUI = Gag On This

CUI is a purely routine and standard impediment to certain Congressional and FOIA paperwork however fine men attest no wrongdoing or bad judgement has been allowed to interfere with the dutiful control of information

Originally posted to philipmerrill on Mon May 12, 2008 at 06:56 PM PDT.

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