How to manage CUI Content within the Permissions Wizard

The MOTAR Permissions Wizard ensures contributors are in control of who can access and distribute Production content.


Instructions regarding how to launch the Permissions Wizard can be found at the link below:

pageHow to Launch the Permissions Wizard

Once launched CLICK the NEXT button to begin.


The user will either choose UNCLASSIFIED or CONTROLLED UNCLASSIFIED INFORMATION (CUI) depending on the permissions required for the listing.

This page will cover the CUI Permissions Wizard structure. Instructions for Unclassified Permissions Wizard steps can be found at the link below:

pageHow to Use the Permissions Wizard

If the user is unsure which classification type should be utilized for the content, they should contact their organization's security manager for additional assistance.

  • UNCLASSIFIED (U) indicates the absence of Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) and classified information. (U) as a portion marking indicates the absence of CUI and classified information. UNCLASSIFIED when not used in a marking, indicates that the information being referred to is not classified, but does not indicate whether or not the information is controlled (CUI) or not. (Definition from National Archives and Record Administration/NARA)

  • Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) is government created or owned information that requires safeguarding or dissemination controls consistent with applicable laws, regulations and government wide policies. CUI is not classified information. It is not corporate intellectual property unless created for or included in requirements related to a government contract. (Definition from Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency/DCSA) .

When selecting CONTROLLED UNCLASSIFIED INFORMATION (CUI), the user will have the option to choose either CUI BASIC or CUI SPECIFIED COMING SOON. Once a selection is made, the user will need to CHECK the BOX at the bottom of the window to certify that the information being uploaded is considered classified.

CLICK the NEXT button to continue to the next step.


On the DISSEMINATE screen, SELECT the applicable LIMITED DISSEMINATION CONTROL MARKING(S) for the listing.

CLICK the NEXT button to continue to the next step. This will open the LIMDIS CONTROL page that will need to be filled out by the user.

Starting with the DESIGNATING AGENCY(IES) field, the user will be required to ENTER the name of at least one agency, CLICK the +ADD button or the ENTER button on the keyboard to ADD an agency name to the AGENCY NAME list. When an agency name is added to the AGENCY NAME list a red TRASH CAN icon will appear next to the name that the user can CLICK to delete the ENTRY if desired.

The next required fields are the user’s contact information in the YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION SECTION. Here the user will need to ENTER their FIRST NAME and LAST NAME. The user will also need to ENTER a valid PHONE NUMBER and/or EMAIL.

CLICK the NEXT button to continue to the next step.


On the DISCLOSE screen, SELECT either YES or NO to verify if the Foreign Disclosure Office has approved the content for release to any non-US military members.

CLICK the NEXT button to continue to the final step.


On the SUBMIT screen, review all License and Permission to verify it is accurate.

If changes are required, SELECT either the BACK button to return to the previous step or the RESTART button to clear all settings and re-launch the Permissions Wizard.

The studio group that published the content will be annotated in the user exceptions section (blue banner). For example, the studio group is "AwesomeVR02" in the image below.

Once the information is verified to be accurate, CHECK the BOX to certify the content is ready to share and CLICK the COMPLETE button to save all settings and close the Permissions Wizard.

Once the content is published, permissions can be further modified to set fine grain permissions down to the individual user or organization level. Additional details can be found at the following link:

pageHow to Use the Permissions Wizard

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