About CUI and CMMC at WashU

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CMMC – How do I know if it is required?

CMMC is required for your project activity if (1) you are handling Federal Contract Information (FCI) or Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) and…

CMMC – Model Framework

The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) framework organizes processes and cybersecurity best practices into a set of 17 capability domains…

CMMC – What information is protected?

CMMC is primarily designed to protect Federal Contract Information (FCI) and Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI)…

CMMC – What is it?

The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) is a program of unified standards and frameworks of cybersecurity best practices and controls …

CMMC – Why was it created?

The theft of intellectual property and sensitive information due to malicious cyber activity threatens economic security and national security…

CUI – Does my RFP/RFI involve CUI?

The below steps are designed to assist you in determining if a RFP/RFI will require safeguards to protect…

CUI – Training and Resources

All faculty and staff who may come into contact with CUI data in their course of performing their job duties are required to take training. The training required depends upon your job, and the nature of your interaction with CUI data here at the university.

CUI – What is it?

Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) is a category of unclassified data that federal agencies create or possess, government, which is required…


Answers to frequently asked questions about the WUSTL-SEn environment for CUI data at Washington University in St. Louis.

CUI in Projects – Researcher Impacts

This page provides a high level overview of the steps required in order to ensure you comply with the security requirements for projects involving CUI.

CUI Management Plan

The WashU CUI Management Plan covers the required safeguards for processing, storing, and transmitting CUI data, both physical and electronic.


The WashU CUI project team is made up of individuals from throughout the university, reflecting the interdisciplinary nature…

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Training and Resources

Working with CUI data or working in areas containing CUI requires special training. Find out about training and the resources available to help you successfully safeguard data here at the university.


Understanding the WUSTL-SEn environment is important, and you might have questions.