D.5 - International affairs and commerce

International Affairs and Commerce involves the non-military activities that promote U.S. policies and interests beyond our national borders, including the negotiation of conflict resolution, treaties, and agreements. In addition, this function includes: foreign economic development and social/political development; diplomatic relations with other Nations; humanitarian, technical and other developmental assistance to key Nations; and global trade. Information that is protected by procedures established and authorized under criteria specified in an Executive Order or an Act of Congress to be kept classified in the interests of foreign policy are national security related35. Security objectives and impact levels associated with such national security information are determined by the head of each agency exercising control of the system and are outside the scope of this guideline.

Information types

Code Name Impact levels
Confidentiality Integrity Availability
D.5.1 Foreign affairs High High Moderate
D.5.2 International development and humanitarian aid Moderate Low Low
D.5.3 Global trade High High High