Government Technical Data Packages Distribution Statements (codes)

Distribution Statement Codes contained in Solicitation Technical Data Packages (TDPs)

                                   (Click Letters for more information)
A - Unlimited
B -
Limited to US Government agencies
C -
Limited to US Government agencies & their contractors
D -
Limited to DoD and US DoD contractors only
E -
Limited to DoD only
F -
Distribution to be determined by the controlling DoD office
X -
Limited to US Government organizations and private enterprises with a current DD 2345.

I. Export Control Warning Notice:

May be used in conjunction with any distribution statements listed below. Does not apply to Distribution Statement A. Technical data can only be distributed to contractors who have a current DD 2345, Militarily Critical Technical Data Agreement on file with Defense Logistics Information Service (DLIS). Technical data that are export-controlled must be marked with an export control warning notice. This statement identifies technical data which the DoD will withhold from public release using authority in 10 U.S.C. 130. The Government�s right to use, modify, reproduce, release, perform, display, or disclose such technical data are restricted for the Contractor/their subsidiaries/or sub-contractors� at every level. Any reproduction of technical data or portions thereof marked with these legends must also reproduce these legends on such technical data.

II. Non Disclosure Agreement (may be required for Limited Distribution B, C, D, E, F, or X):

Contractors must send the Contract Specialist the Non-Disclosure Agreement in order to receive TDP. Used in conjunction with License Agreements and possibly used with any distribution statements listed below. The Government�s right to use, modify, reproduce, release, perform, display, or disclose such technical data are restricted for the Contractor/their subsidiaries/or sub-contractors� at every level. Any reproduction of technical data or portions thereof marked with these legends must also reproduce these legends on such technical data.

DEFINITION OF DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT CODES:

1. Distribution Statement A

 This is approved for public release distribution is unlimited.

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2. Distribution Statement B

Distribution is limited to US Government agencies only; other requests shall be referred to the controlling DOD office.

Reasons for selection of Distribution B:

  • Foreign Government Information - limits distribution according to the desires of the foreign government that furnished the technical information.
  • Proprietary Information - protects information not owned by the US Govt and protected by a contractor's "limited rights" statement, or received with the understanding that it not be routinely transmitted outside the US Government.
  • Test and Evaluation - protects results of test and evaluation of commercial products or military hardware when such disclosure may cause unfair advantage or disadvantage to the manufacturer of the product.
  • Contractor Performance Evaluation - protects information in management reviews, records of contract performance evaluation, or other advisory documents evaluating programs of contractors.
  • Critical Technology - protects information and technical data the advanced current technology or describes new technology in an area of significant, or potentially significant military application, or that relate to a specific military deficiency of a potential adversary.
  • Premature Dissemination - protects information on systems or hardware in the developmental or conceptual stage to prevent premature disclosure that might jeopardize the inventor's right to obtain a patent.
  • Software Documentation - protects software documentation and data releasable only under specific regulations.
  • Administrative or Operational Use - protects technical or operational data or information from automatic dissemination under the International Exchange Program (IEP) or by other means. This protection covers publications required solely for official use or strictly for administrative or operational purposes.
  • Specific Authority - protects information not specifically included in the above reasons, but which requires protection according to valid documented authority such as Executive Orders (EOs), classification guidelines, or regulatory documents.

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3. Distribution Statement C:

Distribution is authorized to US Government agencies and their contractors; other requests for this document shall be referred to the controlling DOD office.

Reasons for assigning Distribution Statement C:

  • Foreign Government Information - Same as distribution statement B.
  • Software Documentation - Same as distribution statement B.
  • Critical Technology - Same as distribution statement B.
  • Administrative or Operational Use - Same as distribution statement B.
  • Specific Authority - Same as distribution statement B.

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4. Distribution Statement D:

Shall be used to authorize distribution of technical documents to DoD components and their contractors.

Reasons for assigning Distribution Statement D.

  • Foreign Government Information - Same as distribution statement B.
  • Software Documentation - Same as distribution statement B.
  • Critical Technology - Same as distribution statement B.
  • Administrative or Operational Use - Same as distribution statement B.
  • Specific Authority - Same as distribution statement B.

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5. Distribution Statement E:

Shall be used to authorize distribution of technical documents to DoD components only.

Reasons for selecting Distribution Statement E.

  • Direct Military Support - the document contains export-controlled technical data or such military significance that release for purposes other than direct support of DoD-approved activities may jeopardize an important technological or operational military advantage for the United States. Designation of such data is made by competent authority in accordance with DoD Directive 5230.25.
  • Premature Dissemination - Same as distribution statement B.
  • Critical - Same as distribution statement B.
  • Foreign Government - Same as distribution statement B.
  • Proprietary Information - Same as distribution statement B.
  • Test and Evaluation - Same as distribution statement B.
  • Contractor Performance - Same as distribution statement B.
  • Software - Same as distribution statement B.
  • Specific - Same as distribution statement B.
  • Administrative or Operational Use - Same as distribution statement B.

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6. Distribution Statement F:

Shall be used to signify that all distribution of technical document is to be determined by the controlling DOD office.

Reasons for selecting Distribution Statement F.

  • Direct Military Support - Same as distribution statement B.
  • Special Dissemination and Reproduction - Same as distribution statement B.

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7. Distribution Statement X:

(Order TDP Online here) Distribution is authorized to US government organizations and private individuals or enterprises eligible to obtain export-controlled technical data in accordance with DoD Directive 5230.25. The I. Export Control Warning Notice always applies for Distribution Statement X.

Reasons for selecting Distribution Statement X.

  • When distribution statements: B, C, D, E, or F do not apply.
  • Unclassified technical data subject to export-control laws for reasons other than critical technology.

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