Part 1 (Directive) sets out Defence’s top level Information policy commitments, and what we have to do, collectively and individually, to make sure we meet them. It also includes the Rules for Managing Data and for Managing Records.
The essence of the MOD’s Information policy is that information should be:
legally held and used
correctly labelled and stored
readily available in a helpful format to those who should have access to it
securely protected from those who should not have access to it
preserved for an appropriate period of time
Part 2 (Guidance) contains a set of guidance leaflets. They have been put into four categories for easier reference: Information, Knowledge, Records, Data. All of these have been written for the entire Defence community, though the Records and Data titles are likely to be of more interest to specialists.