*New* Limited Dissemination Control (LDC) Statements 

As of March 6, 2020 DoD personnel will use LDCs for new CUI documents and materials except export controlled technical information.  The table below provides the new LDCs which replace the legacy distribution statements. CUI export controlled technical information or other scientific, technical, and engineering information will still use distribution statements. 

New LDC

Description

Alignment to Legacy Distribution Statement

NONE – Publicly Releasable AFTER Review

N/A

DISTRO A

No Foreign Dissemination (NOFORN / NF)

Information may not be disseminated in any form to foreign governments, foreign nationals, foreign or international organizations, or non-US citizens.

N/A

Federal Employees Only (FED ONLY)

Dissemination authorized only to (1) employees of United States Government Executive branch departments and agencies (as the agency is defined in 5 U.S.C. 105), or (2) armed forces personnel of the United States or Active Guard and Reserve (as defined in 10 USC 101).

DISTRO B

Federal Employees and Contractors Only

(FEDCON)

Dissemination authorized only to (1) employees of United States Government Executive branch departments and agencies (as the agency is defined in 5 U.S.C. 105), (2) armed forces personnel of the United States or Active Guard and Reserve (as defined in 10 USC 101), or (3) individuals or employers who enter into a contract with the United States (any department or agency) to perform a specific job, supply labor and materials, or for the sale of products and services, so long as dissemination is in furtherance of that contractual purpose.

DISTRO C

No Dissemination to Contractors (NOCON)

No dissemination authorized to individuals or employers who enter into a contract with the United States (any department or agency) to perform a specific job, supply labor and materials, or for the sale of products and services. Note: This dissemination control is intended for use when dissemination is not permitted to federal contractors, but permits dissemination to State, local, or tribal employees.

N/A

Dissemination List Controlled (DL ONLY)

Dissemination authorized only to those individuals, organizations, or entities included on an accompanying dissemination list. Note: Use of this limited dissemination control supersedes other limited dissemination controls, but cannot supersede dissemination stipulated in federal law, regulation, or Government-wide policy.

DISTRO F

Authorized for Release to Certain Foreign

Nationals Only (REL TO USA, LIST )

Information has been predetermined by the designating agency to be releasable or has been released only to the foreign country(ies)/international organization(s) indicated, through established foreign disclosure procedures and channels. It is NOFORN to all foreign country(ies)/international organization(s) not indicated in the REL TO marking. Note: See list of approved country codes for use with REL TO here. USA must always appear first when using REL TO followed by additional permitted trigraph country codes in alphabetical order.


Display Only (DISPLAY ONLY)

Information is authorized for disclosure to a foreign recipient, but without providing the foreign recipient with a physical copy for retention, regardless of medium to the foreign country(ies)/international organization(s) indicated, through established foreign disclosure procedures and channels.

Note: See list of approved country codes for use with DISPLAY ONLY here. USA must always appear first when using DISPLAY ONLY TO followed by additional permitted trigraph country codes in alphabetical order.


Dissemination List – (Include Separate List for

Government Only)*

N/A

DISTRO E

Dissemination List – (Include Separate List for

Government and Contractors Only)*

N/A

DISTRO D

NONE

N/A

DISTRO X:

U.S. Government Agencies and private

individuals or enterprises eligible to obtain

export controlled technical data in accordance

with DoDD 5230.25. DISTRO X was cancelled

and superseded by DISTRO C. 

Attorney Client

Dissemination of information protected by the attorney client privilege beyond the attorney, the attorney’s agents, or the client can result in the loss of the privilege and is prohibited by this marking unless the agency's executive decision-makers decide to disclose the information outside the bounds of its protection.

Note: the Legal Privilege Category marking “PRIVILEGE” must be applied in order to use this limited dissemination control marking.

Marking: AC

Attorney Work Product

Dissemination of information protected by the Attorney Work Product Privilege beyond the attorney, the attorney’s agents, or the client can result in the loss of the privilege and is prohibited by this marking unless specifically permitted by the overseeing attorney who originated the work product or their successor.

Note: the Legal Privilege Category marking “PRIVILEGE” must be applied in order to use this limited dissemination control marking.

Marking: AWP

*The dissemination list limits access to the specified individuals, groups, or agencies and must

accompany the document