D.2.4 - Executive functions of the Executive Office of the President (EOP)
Executive Functions involve the Executive Office of the President (EOP).
Subject to exception conditions described below, the recommended provisional security categorization for the executive information type is as follows:
The confidentiality impact level associated with the executive information type is associated with functions of the Executive Office of the President (EOP). The effects of loss of confidentiality of policies and guidance during the formative stage can result in attempts by affected entities and other interested parties to influence and/or impede the policy and guidance development process. Premature public release of formative policies and guidance before internal coordination and review can result in unnecessary damage to public confidence in the EOP. These consequences may occur when the release includes unedited internal commentary and discussion. Most of the information processed in and by the EOP is classified national security information and is outside the scope of this guideline. Other information processed by the EOP is extremely sensitive and applicable to homeland security and law enforcement. The unauthorized disclosure of this extremely sensitive information can seriously imperil human life, key national assets, and critical infrastructures. Recommended Confidentiality Impact Level: Based on the catastrophic harm that can be suffered by the nation due to unauthorized disclosure of executive information the provisional confidentiality impact level recommended for executive functions information is high.
The integrity impact level is based on the specific mission and the data supporting that mission, not on the time required to detect the modification or destruction of information. Unauthorized modification or destruction of information affecting external communications that contain EOP information (e.g., web pages, electronic mail) may adversely affect public confidence in the government. In the case of the EOP, the impact of such a loss of public confidence may be at least moderate. Recommended Integrity Impact Level: The provisional integrity impact level recommended for executive information is moderate.
The availability impact level is based on the specific mission and the data supporting that mission, not on the time required to re-establish access to the executive information. National defense and critical infrastructure protection aspects of EOP functions are not generally tolerant of delays. Excessive recovery delays can result in loss of coordination of critical defense and public welfare processes. Recommended Availability Impact Level: The provisional availability impact level recommended for executive functions information is high.