Software Sensitivity Review

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As required by DOE O 241.1B, software submitting sites are to review all software for classified and controlled unclassified information, including Personally Identifiable Information (PII), according to approved local procedures. 

Prior to announcing and/or submitting software to ESTSC or a SIAC, or disseminating software publicly, the submitting site should conduct reviews to determine the appropriate Intellectual Property or other category of sensitivity. Those categories include: 
  1. Unlimited Announcement - Software which be made available to all requesters; government, public and foreign (sensitive countries require Headquarters approval).
  2. Open Source Software - Computer software that is distributed under a license that grants the user the rights to use, copy, modify, prepare derivative works, and distribute the software without having to make royalty payments. Such distribution may include original or modified source code, other formats, and any derivative works thereof. Contractor must submit AN 241.4 to ESTSC and provide unique URL on the Notice for ESTSC to distribute. 

  3. Copyrighted/Unlimited – ESTSC is authorized in major contractor data clauses to disseminate copyrighted works developed using DOE funding, under a BROAD government license. Works may be made available to all requesters. Sensitive countries require Headquarters approval. An expanded description/abstract is required.
     
  4. Copyrighted/Limited – ESTSC is authorized in major contractor data clauses to disseminate copyrighted works developed using DOE funding, under a LIMITED government license, to Government agencies and their contractors. The copyright holder will disseminate to all other requesters. An expanded description/abstract is required.
     
  5. Official Use Only (OUO) 
    A.     Export Controlled Information (e.g. under ITAR/EAR) (Exemption 3) – OUO
    B.     Protected Data – CRADA or OTHER (please specify) OUO
    C.     Patent Pending (Exemption 3) – OUO
    D.     Limited Rights Data (Proprietary/Trade Secret) (Exemption 4) – OUO
    E.      Nuclear Energy Applied Technology (Exemption 5) – OUO
    F.      Program-Determined Official Use Only (enter exemption number) – OUO
    G.     Security Sensitive Information (Exemption 2) – OUO

     

 

Last updated: June 25, 2014