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Notice

Privacy Act of 1974; Systems of Records

Action

Notice To Amend A System Of Records.

Summary

The Defense Logistics Agency proposes to amend a system of records notice in its existing inventory of records systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.

 

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DATES: Back to Top

This proposed action will be effective without further notice on May 10, 2010 unless comments are received which result in a contrary determination.

ADDRESSES: Back to Top

You may submit comments, identified by docket number and title, by any of the following methods:

  • Federal Rulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
  • Mail: Federal Docket Management System Office, 1160 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-1160.

Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name and docket number for this Federal Register document. The general policy for comments and other submissions from members of the public is of make these submissions available for public viewing on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov as they are received without change, including any personal identifiers or contact information.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Back to Top

Ms. Jody Sinkler at (703) 767-5045.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Back to Top

The Defense Logistics Agency systems of records notices subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended, have been published in the Federal Register and are available from the Privacy Act Officer, Headquarters, Defense Logistics Agency, ATTN: DGA, 8725 John J. Kingman Road, Stop 16443, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-6221.

The specific changes to the record system being amended are set forth below followed by the notice, as amended, published in its entirety. The proposed amendment is not within the purview of subsection (r) of the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended, which requires the submission of new or altered systems reports.

Dated: April 5, 2010.

Mitchell S. Bryman,

Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.

S500.30 CAAS Back to Top

System name:

Incident Investigation/Police Inquiry Files (November 16, 2004; 69 FR 67112).

Changes:

System identifier:

Delete “CAAS” from entry.

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System location:

Delete entry and replace with “Public Safety and Security Office, Headquarters, Defense Logistics Agency, 8725 John J. Kingman Road, Suite 2533, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-6221, and the Public Safety and Security Offices of the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Field Activities. Official mailing addresses are published as an appendix to DLA's compilation of systems of records notices.”

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Authority for maintenance of the system:

Add “, as amended” after (SSN).

Purpose(s):

Delete entry and replace with “The record information related to investigations of or inquiries into incidents under DLA jurisdiction. Records may be used to make decisions with respect to disciplinary action and/or suitability for employment; to bar individuals from entry to DLA facilities or installations; to evaluate the adequacy of existing physical security safeguards; and to perform similar functions with respect to maintaining a secure workplace. Statistical data, with all personal data removed, may be provided to other offices for purposes of reporting, planning, training, vulnerability assessment, awareness, and similar administrative endeavors. Complaints appearing to involve criminal wrongdoing are referred to the appropriate criminal investigative organization for investigation and disposition.”

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Storage:

Delete entry and replace with “Paper files and electronic storage media.”

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Safeguards:

Delete entry and replace with “Records are maintained in areas accessible only to DLA Headquarters and Field Activities security and staff personnel who use the records to perform their duties. All records are maintained on closed military installations with security force personnel performing installation access control and random patrols. Common Access Cards and personal identification numbers are used to authenticate authorized desktop and laptop computer users. Computer servers are scanned monthly to assess system vulnerabilities. Systems security updates are accomplished daily. The computer files are password protected with access restricted to authorized users with a need for the information. Records are secured in locked or guarded buildings, locked offices, or locked cabinets during non duty hours, with access restricted during duty hours to authorized users with a need for the information.”

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System manager(s) and address:

Delete entry and replace with “Program Manager, Law Enforcement Operations, Headquarters, Defense Logistics Agency, Office of Public Safety, 8725 John J. Kingman Road, Suite 3533, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-6220, and the Security Managers within the DLA Field Activity responsible for the operation of security forces and staff at the DLA Field Activity. Official mailing addresses are published as an appendix to DLA's compilation of systems of records notices.”

Notification procedure:

Delete entry and replace with “Individuals seeking to determine whether information about themselves is contained in this system of records should address written inquiries to the Privacy Act Office, Headquarters, Defense Logistics Agency, ATTN: DGA, 8725 John J. Kingman Road, Suite 1644, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-6221.

Individuals are required to provide name, Social Security Number (SSN), employing activity name and address, and, if known, place of investigation.

In addition, the requester must provide a notarized statement or an unsworn declaration made in accordance with 28 U.S.C. 1746, in the following format:

If executed without the United States: `I declare (or certify, verify, or state) under penalty of perjury under the laws of the United States of America that the foregoing is true and correct. Executed on (date). (Signature)'.

If executed within the United States, its territories, possessions, or commonwealths: `I declare (or certify, verify, or state) under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct. Executed on (date). (Signature)'.”

Record access procedures:

Delete entry and replace with “Individuals seeking access to information about themselves contained in this system of records should address written inquiries to the Privacy Act Office, Headquarters, Defense Logistics Agency, ATTN: DGA, 8725 John J. Kingman Road, Suite 1644, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-6221.

Individuals are required to provide name, Social Security Number (SSN), employing activity name and address, and, if known, place of investigation.

In addition, the requester must provide a notarized statement or an unsworn declaration made in accordance with 28 U.S.C. 1746, in the following format:

If executed without the United States: `I declare (or certify, verify, or state) under penalty of perjury under the laws of the United States of America that the foregoing is true and correct. Executed on (date). (Signature)'.

If executed within the United States, its territories, possessions, or commonwealths: `I declare (or certify, verify, or state) under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct. Executed on (date). (Signature)'.”

Contesting record procedures:

Delete entry and replace with “The DLA rules for accessing records, for contesting contents, and appealing initial agency determinations are contained in 32 CFR part 323, or may be obtained from the system manager.”

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Exemptions claimed for the system:

Delete third paragraph and replace with “An exemption rule for this exemption has been promulgated in accordance with requirements of 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(1), (2), and (3), (c) and (e) and published in 32 CFR part 323. For additional information contact the Privacy Act Office, Headquarters, Defense Logistics Agency, ATTN: DGA, 8725 John J. Kingman Road, Suite 1644, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-6221.”

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S500.30 Back to Top

System name:

Incident Investigation/Police Inquiry Files.

System location:

Public Safety and Security Office, Headquarters, Defense Logistics Agency, 8725 John J. Kingman Road, Suite 2533, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-6221, and the Public Safety and Security Offices of the Defense Logistics Agency Field Activities. Official mailing addresses are published as an appendix to DLA's compilation of systems of records notices.

Categories of individuals covered by the system:

Individuals who have been the subject of a non-criminal investigation or police inquiry into incidents occurring on DLA-controlled facilities or installations. The system also covers incidents at other locations that involve individuals assigned to or employed by DLA or employed by agencies that receive security and police force services from DLA.

Categories of records in the system:

Records contain case number, name of subject, Social Security Number (SSN), address, telephone number, and details of the incident or inquiry; the investigative report containing details of the investigation, relevant facts discovered, information received from sources and witnesses, the investigator's findings, conclusions, and recommendations; and case disposition details.

Authority for maintenance of the system:

5 U.S.C. 301, Departmental Regulations; 5 U.S.C. 303(b), Oath to Witnesses; 10 U.S.C. 133, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Technology; and E.O. 9397 (SSN), as amended.

Purpose(s):

To record information related to investigations of or inquiries into incidents under DLA jurisdiction. Records may be used to make decisions with respect to disciplinary action and/or suitability for employment; to bar individuals from entry to DLA facilities or installations; to evaluate the adequacy of existing physical security safeguards; and to perform similar functions with respect to maintaining a secure workplace. Statistical data, with all personal data removed, may be provided to other offices for purposes of reporting, planning, training, vulnerability assessment, awareness, and similar administrative endeavors. Complaints appearing to involve criminal wrongdoing are referred to the appropriate criminal investigative organization for investigation and disposition.

Routine uses of records maintained in the system, including categories of users and the purposes of such uses:

In addition to those disclosures generally permitted under 5 U.S.C. 552a(b) of the Privacy Act of 1974, these records or information contained therein may specifically be disclosed outside the DOD as a routine use pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a(b)(3) as follows:

To Federal, State, and local agencies that administer programs or employ individuals involved in an incident or inquiry.

The DoD “Blanket Routine Uses” also apply to this system of records.

Policies and practices for storing, retrieving, accessing, retaining, and disposing of records in the system:

Storage:

Paper files and electronic storage media.

Retrievability:

Records are retrieved by name of subject, subject matter, and by case number.

Safeguards:

Records are maintained in areas accessible only to DLA Headquarters and Field Activities security and staff personnel who use the records to perform their duties. All records are maintained on closed military installations with security force personnel performing installation access control and random patrols.

Common Access Cards and personal identification numbers are used to authenticate authorized desktop and laptop computer users. Computer servers are scanned monthly to assess system vulnerabilities. Systems security updates are accomplished daily. The computer files are password protected with access restricted to authorized users with a need for the information. Records are secured in locked or guarded buildings, locked offices, or locked cabinets during non duty hours, with access restricted during duty hours to authorized users with a need for the information.

Retention and disposal:

Records are destroyed 5 years after date of last action; incidents involving terrorist threats are destroyed 7 years after the incident is closed.

System manager(s) and address:

Program Manager, Law Enforcement Operations, Headquarters, Defense Logistics Agency, Office of Public Safety, 8725 John J. Kingman Road, Suite 3533, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-6220, and the Security Managers within the DLA Field Activity responsible for the operation of security forces and staff at the DLA Field Activity. Official mailing addresses are published as an appendix to DLA's compilation of systems of records notices.

Notification procedure:

Individuals seeking to determine whether information about themselves is contained in this system of records should address written inquiries to the Privacy Act Office, Headquarters, Defense Logistics Agency, ATTN: DGA, 8725 John J. Kingman Road, Suite 1644, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-6221.

Individuals are required to provide name, Social Security Number (SSN), employing activity name and address, and, if known, place of investigation.

In addition, the requester must provide a notarized statement or an unsworn declaration made in accordance with 28 U.S.C. 1746, in the following format:

If executed without the United States: “I declare (or certify, verify, or state) under penalty of perjury under the laws of the United States of America that the foregoing is true and correct. Executed on (date). (Signature)”.

If executed within the United States, its territories, possessions, or commonwealths: “I declare (or certify, verify, or state) under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct. Executed on (date). (Signature)”.

Record access procedures:

Individuals seeking access to information about them contained in this system of records should address written inquiries to the Privacy Act Office, Headquarters, Defense Logistics Agency, ATTN: DGA, 8725 John J. Kingman Road, Suite 1644, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-6221.

Individuals are required to provide name, Social Security Number, employing activity name and address, and, if known, place of investigation.

In addition, the requester must provide a notarized statement or an unsworn declaration made in accordance with 28 U.S.C. 1746, in the following format:

If executed without the United States: “I declare (or certify, verify, or state) under penalty of perjury under the laws of the United States of America that the foregoing is true and correct. Executed on (date). (Signature)”.

If executed within the United States, its territories, possessions, or commonwealths: “I declare (or certify, verify, or state) under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct. Executed on (date). (Signature)”.

Contesting record procedures:

The DLA rules for accessing records, for contesting contents, and appealing initial agency determinations are contained in 32 CFR part 323, or may be obtained from the system manager.

Record source categories:

Information is provided by the record subject, victims, witnesses, and investigators.

Exemptions claimed for the system:

Investigatory material compiled for law enforcement purposes may be exempt pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a(k)(2). However, if an individual is denied any right, privilege, or benefit for which he would otherwise be entitled by Federal law or for which he would otherwise be eligible, as a result of the maintenance of such information, the individual will be provided access to such information except to the extent that disclosure would reveal the identity of a confidential source.

Investigatory material compiled solely for the purpose of determining suitability, eligibility, or qualifications for federal civilian employment, military service, federal contracts, or access to classified information may be exempt pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a(k)(5), but only to the extent that such material would reveal the identity of a confidential source.

An exemption rule for this exemption has been promulgated in accordance with requirements of 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(1), (2), and (3), (c) and (e) and published in 32 CFR part 323. For additional information contact the Privacy Act Office, Headquarters, Defense Logistics Agency, ATTN: DGA, 8725 John J. Kingman Road, Suite 1644, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-6221.

[FR Doc. 2010-7990 Filed 4-7-10; 8:45 am]

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