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Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records

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AGENCY:

Department of the Air Force, DOD.

ACTION:

Notice to alter systems of records.

SUMMARY:

The Department of the Air Force is proposing to alter two systems of records notices in its existing inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.

DATES:

This proposed action will be effective without further notice on September 20, 2001 unless comments are received which result in a contrary determination.

ADDRESSES:

Send comments to the Air Force Privacy Act Manager, CIO-BIM/P, 1250 Air Force Pentagon, Washington, DC 20330-1250.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Mrs. Anne Rollins at (703) 588-0561 or DSN 425-0561.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Department of the Air Force 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 address above.

The proposed system reports, as required by 5 U.S.C. 552a(r) of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, was submitted on August 8, 2001, to the House Committee on Government Reform, the Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs, and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) pursuant to paragraph 4c of Appendix I to OMB Circular No. A-130, “Federal agency Responsibilities for Maintaining Records About Individuals,” dated February 8, 1996 (February 20, 1996, 61 FR 6427).

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Dated: August 13, 2001.

L.M. Bynum,

Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.

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F031 AF SP E

System name:

Security Police Automated System (SPAS) (June 11, 1997, 62 FR 31793).

Changes:

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System name:

Delete entry and replace with “Security Forces Management Information System (SFMIS)”.

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Categories of individuals covered by the system:

Delete entry and replace with “Individuals involved in incidents and accidents occurring on Air Force (AF) installations, or reportable incidents occurring off base, including all active duty military personnel, reserve and guard; DoD civilians and other civilians; and retirees, who may be victims, witnesses, complainants, offenders, suspects, drivers; individuals who have had tickets issued on base, or had their license suspended or revoked; those persons barred from the installation; and persons possessing a licensed firearm.”

Categories of records in the system:

Delete entry and replace with “Data on individuals (victims, witnesses, complainants, offenders, suspects, and drivers) involved in incidents may include, but is not limited to, name; Social Security Number; date of birth; place of birth; home address and phone; alias; race; ethnicity; sex; marital status; identifying marks (tattoos, scars, etc.); height; weight; eye and hair color; date, location, nature and details of the incident/offense to include whether alcohol, drugs and/or weapons were involved; driver's license information; tickets issued; vehicle information; suspension/revocation or barment records; whether bias against any particular group was involved; if offense involved sexual harassment; actions taken by military commanders (e.g., administrative and/or non-judicial measures, to include sanctions imposed); referral actions; court-martial results and punishments imposed; confinement information, to include location of correctional facility, gang/cult affiliation if applicable; and release/parole/clemency eligibility dates.”

Authority for maintenance of the System:

Delete entry and replace with “10 U.S.C. 8013, Secretary of the Air Force; DoD Directive 7730.47, Defense Incident Based Reporting System (DIBRS); Air Force Instruction 31-203, Security Forces Management Information System; 18 U.S.C. 922 note, Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act; 28 U.S.C. 534 note, Uniform Federal Crime Reporting Act; 42 U.S.C. 10601 et seq., Victims Rights and Restitution Act of 1990; and E.O. 9397 (SSN).”

Purpose(s):

Delete entry and replace with “Serves as a repository of criminal and specified other non-criminal incidents used to satisfy statutory and regulatory reporting requirements, specifically to provide crime statistics required by the Department of Justice (DoJ) under the Uniform Federal Crime Reporting Act; to provide personal information required by the DoJ under the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act; and statistical information required by DoD under the Victim's Rights and Restitution Act; and to enhance AF's capability to analyze trends and to respond to executive, legislative, and oversight requests for statistical crime data relating to criminal and other high-interest incidents.

Security Forces commanders will use criminal/statistical data for local law enforcement purposes. The system generates reports for use by the Air Force Security Forces at all levels of command, provides security forces commanders the ability to view criminal statistics and apply whatever actions are necessary for enforcement.”

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

Add to entry three new paragraphs “To the Department of Justice for criminal reporting purposes and as required by the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act.

To courts and state, local, and foreign law enforcement agencies for valid judicial proceedings.

To victims and witnesses to comply with the Victim and Witness Assistance Program, the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program, and the Victims' Rights and Restitution Act of 1990.”

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Retention and disposal:

Delete entry and replace with “Disposition pending. No records will be destroyed until authorization is granted from the National Archives and Records Administration. All records will be retained until approval is granted.”Start Printed Page 43844

System manager(s) and address:

Delete entry and replace with “Reports and Analysis Program Manager, Police Services Branch, Headquarters Air Force Security Forces Center (HQ AFSFC/SFOP), 1720 Patrick Street, Lackland Air Force Base, TX 78236-5226.”

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Record source categories:

Delete entry and replace with “Information obtained from individuals; DoD and civilian law enforcement authorities, security flight personnel, desk sergeants, operations personnel, staff judge advocates, courts-martial, correctional institutions and facilities, and administrative reports branch personnel.”

Exemptions claimed for the system:

Delete entry and replace with “Parts of this system may be exempt pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a(j)(2) if the information is compiled and maintained by a component of the agency which performs as its principle function any activity pertaining to the enforcement of criminal laws.

An exemption rule for this exemption has been promulgated in accordance with requirements of 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(1), (2), and (3), and (c) and (e) and published in 32 CFR part 806b. For additional information contact the system manager.”

F031 AF SP E

System name:

Security Forces Management Information System (SFMIS).

System location:

DISA MegaCenter, Building 857, 401 E. Drive, Maxwell Air Force Base-Gunter Annex, AL 36114-3001; security forces units at all levels can access the system.

Categories of individuals covered by the system:

Individuals involved in incidents and accidents occurring on Air Force (AF) installations, or reportable incidents occurring off base, including all active duty military personnel, reserve and guard; DoD civilians and other civilians; and retirees, who may be victims, witnesses, complainants, offenders, suspects, drivers; individuals who have had tickets issued on base, or had their license suspended or revoked; those persons barred from the installation; and persons possessing a licensed firearm.

Categories of records in the system:

Data on individuals (victims, witnesses, complainants, offenders, suspects, and drivers) involved in incidents may include, but is not limited to, name; social security number; date of birth; place of birth; home address and phone; alias; race; ethnicity; sex; marital status; identifying marks (tattoos, scars, etc.); height; weight; eye and hair color; date, location, nature and details of the incident/offense to include whether alcohol, drugs and/or weapons were involved; driver's license information; tickets issued; vehicle information; suspension/revocation or barment records; whether bias against any particular group was involved; if offense involved sexual harassment; actions taken by military commanders (e.g., administrative and/or non-judicial measures, to include sanctions imposed); referral actions; court-martial results and punishments imposed; confinement information, to include location of correctional facility, gang/cult affiliation if applicable; and release/parole/clemency eligibility dates.

Authority for maintenance of the system:

10 U.S.C. 8013, Secretary of the Air Force; DoDD 7730.47, Defense Incident Based Reporting System (DIBRS); Air Force Instruction 31-203, Security Forces Management Information System; 18 U.S.C. 922 note, Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act; 28 U.S.C. 534 note, Uniform Federal Crime Reporting Act; 42 U.S.C. 10601 et seq., Victims Rights and Restitution Act of 1990; and E.O. 9397 (SSN).

Purpose(s):

Serves as a repository of criminal and specified other non-criminal incidents used to satisfy statutory and regulatory reporting requirements, specifically to provide crime statistics required by the Department of Justice (DoJ) under the Uniform Federal Crime Reporting Act; to provide personal information required by the DoJ under the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act; and statistical information required by DoD under the Victim's Rights and Restitution Act; and to enhance AF's capability to analyze trends and to respond to executive, legislative, and oversight requests for statistical crime data relating to criminal and other high-interest incidents.

Security Forces commanders will use criminal/statistical data for local law enforcement purposes. The system generates reports for use by the Air Force Security Forces at all levels of command, provides security forces commanders the ability to view criminal statistics and apply whatever actions are necessary for enforcement.

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, 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 the Department of Justice for criminal reporting purposes and as required by the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act.

To courts and state, local, and foreign law enforcement agencies for valid judicial proceedings.

To victims and witnesses to comply with the Victim and Witness Assistance Program, the Sexual Assault prevention and Response Program, and the Victims' Rights and Restitution Act of 1990.

The DoD ‘Blanket Routine Uses’ published at the beginning of the Air Force's compilation of systems of records notices apply to this system.

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

Storage:

Maintained on computers and computer output products; some paper reports are generated.

Retrievability:

Records are retrieved by name or Social Security Number.

SAFEGUARDS:

Records are accessed by person(s) responsible for servicing the record system in performance of their official duties, and by authorized personnel who are properly screened and cleared for need-to-know. Records are stored in computer storage devices which are protected by computer system software.

RETENTION AND DISPOSAL:

Disposition pending. No records will be destroyed until authorization is granted from the National Archives and Records Administration. All records will be retained until approval is granted.

SYSTEM MANAGER(S) AND ADDRESS:

Reports and Analysis Program Manager, Police Services Branch, Headquarters Air Force Security Forces Center (HQ AFSFC/SFOP), 1720 Patrick Street, Lackland Air Force Base, TX 78236-5226.

NOTIFICATION PROCEDURE:

Individuals seeking to determine whether this system of records contains information on themselves should address written inquiries to or visit the Start Printed Page 43845system manager at Headquarters Air Force Security Forces Center, Police Services Branch (HQ AFSFC/SFOP), 1720 Patrick Street, Lackland Air Force Base, TX 78236-5226. Official mailing addresses are published as an appendix to the Air Force's compilation of record system notices.

Individuals must identify themselves by full name, rank, home address, and Social Security Number and present a military ID, valid driver's license, or some other form of identification when appearing in person.

RECORD ACCESS PROCEDURES:

Individuals seeking to access records about themselves contained in this system should address written requests to or visit the system manager at Headquarters Air Force Security Forces Center, Police Services Branch, (HQ AFSFC/SFOP), 1720 Patrick Street, Lackland Air Force Base, TX 78236-5226.

Individuals must identity themselves by full name, rank, home address, and Social Security Number. Official mailing addresses are published as an appendix to the Air Force's compilation of record systems notices.

CONTESTING RECORDS PROCEDURES:

The Air Force rules for accessing records, for contesting contents and appealing initial agency determinations are published in Air Force Instruction 37-132; 32 CFR part 806b; or may be obtained from the system manager.

RECORD SOURCE CATEGORIES:

Information obtained from individuals; DoD and civilian law enforcement authorities, security flight personnel, desk sergeants, operations personnel, staff judge advocates, courts-martial, correctional institutions and facilities, and administrative reports branch personnel.

Exemptions claimed for the system:

Parts of this system may be exempt pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a(j)(2) if the information is compiled and maintained by a component of the agency which performs as its principle function any activity pertaining to the enforcement of criminal laws.

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 806b. For additional information contact the system manager.

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System name:

Family Advocacy Program Record (June 11, 1997, 62 FR 31793).

Changes:

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Categories of individuals covered by the system:

Delete entry and replace with “All DoD beneficiaries who are entitled to care at Air Force medical facilities.”

Categories of records in the system:

Delete entry and replace with “Records of suspected and established cases of family maltreatment, assessments and evaluations, investigative reports, check lists, family advocacy case management team minutes and reports, follow-up and evaluative reports, correspondence, and any other supportive data gathered relevant to individual family advocacy program cases. Records of family member exceptional medical and/or educational needs, medical summaries, individual educational program plans, general supportive documentation and correspondence. Secondary prevention records, assessment and survey instruments, service plans, and chronological data. Prevention contact activity files.”

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Purpose:

Delete entry and replace with “To document the activities of the Family Advocacy Program as they relate to allegations of and substantiated cases of family maltreatment, exceptional educational and/or medical needs of family members, prevention activities, assessment and survey activities; compile database for statistical analysis, tracking, and reporting; evaluate program effectiveness and conduct research.”

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Retrievability:

Delete entry and replace with “Records are retrieved by the name and Social Security Number of the sponsor or the sponsor's spouse.”

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System name:

Family Advocacy Program Record.

System location:

Headquarters United States Air Force, Office of the Surgeon General, 110 Luke Avenue, Room 400, Bolling Air Force Base, Washington, DC 20332-7050;

Headquarters, Air Force Medical Operations Agency, Family Advocacy Program, 2601 Doolittle Road, Building 801, Brooks Air Force Base, TX 78235-5254;

Major Command Surgeons' offices; Air Force hospitals, medical centers, and clinics. Official mailing addresses are published as an appendix to the Air Force's compilation of systems of records notices.

Categories of individuals covered by the system:

All DoD beneficiaries who are entitled to care at Air Force medical facilities.

Categories of records in the system:

Records of suspected and established cases of family maltreatment, assessments and evaluations, investigative reports, check lists, family advocacy case management team minutes and reports, follow-up and evaluative reports, correspondence, and any other supportive data gathered relevant to individual family advocacy program cases. Records of family member exceptional medical and/or educational needs, medical summaries, individual educational program plans, general supportive documentation and correspondence. Secondary prevention records, assessment and survey instruments, service plans, and chronological data. Prevention contact activity files.

Authority for maintenance of the system:

10 U.S.C. 8013, Secretary of the Air Force; Air Force Regulation 40-301, Air Force Family Advocacy Program, and E.O. 9397 (SSN).

Purpose(s):

To document the activities of the Family Advocacy Program as they relate to allegations of and substantiated cases of family maltreatment, exceptional educational and/or medical needs of family members, prevention activities, assessment and survey activities; compile database for statistical analysis, tracking, and reporting; evaluate program effectiveness and conduct research.

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, 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 any member of the family in whose sponsor's name the file is maintained, in furtherance of treating any member of the family.

To the Attorney General of the United States or his authorized representatives in connection with litigation, or other matters under the direct jurisdiction of the Department of Justice.Start Printed Page 43846

To officials and employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs in the performance of their official duties relating to the adjudication of veterans claims and in providing medical care to members of the Air Force.

To officials and employees of other departments and agencies of the Executive Branch of government upon request in the performance of their official duties relating to review of the official qualifications and medical history of applicants and employees who are covered by this record system and for the conduct of research studies and relating to the coordination of family advocacy programs, medical care and research concerning family maltreatment and neglect and exceptional educational or medical conditions.

To private organizations (including educational institutions) and individuals for authorized health research in the interest of the Federal government and the public. When not considered mandatory, patient identification data shall be eliminated from records used for research studies.

To officials and employees of the National Research Council in cooperative studies of the National History of Disease; of prognosis and of epidemiology. Each study in which the records of members and former members of the Air Force are used must be approved by the Surgeon General of the Air Force.

To officials and employees of local and state governments and agencies in the performance of their official duties pursuant to the laws and regulations governing local control of communicable diseases, preventive medicine and safety programs, child abuse and other public health and welfare programs.

To the Federal, state or local governmental agencies when appropriate in the counseling and treatment of individuals or families with exceptional medical or educational needs or when involved in child abuse or neglect.

To authorized surveying bodies for professional certification and accreditations.

To the individual organization or government agency as necessary when required by Federal statute, E.O., or by treaty.

Drug/Alcohol and Family Advocacy information maintained in connection with Abuse Prevention Programs shall be disclosed only in accordance with applicable statutes.

The Department of the Air Force ‘Blanket Routine Uses’ set forth at the beginning of the Air Force's compilation of systems of records notices apply to this system, except as stipulated in the ‘NOTE’ below.

NOTE:

Records of identity, diagnosis, prognosis or treatment of any client/patient, irrespective of whether or when he/she ceases to be a client/patient, maintained in connection with the performance of any alcohol or drug abuse prevention and treatment function conducted, requested, or directly or indirectly assisted by any department or agency of the United States, shall, except as provided herein, be confidential and be disclosed only for the purposes and under the circumstances expressly authorized in 42 U.S.C. 290dd-2. This statute takes precedence over the Privacy Act of 1974 in regard to accessibility of such records except to the individual to whom the record pertains. The DoD ‘Blanket Routine Uses’ do not apply to these types of records.

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

Storage:

Records may be stored in file folders, in computers, and on computer output products.

Retrievability:

Records are retrieved by the name and Social Security Number of the sponsor or the sponsor's spouse.

Safeguards:

Records are maintained in various types of lockable filing equipment in monitored or controlled access lockable rooms or areas. Records are accessible only to authorized personnel that are properly screened and trained. Computer terminals are located in supervised areas with access controlled by password or other user-code systems. Records on computer storage devices are protected by computer system security software or physically stored in lockable filing equipment.

Retention and disposal:

Maltreatment and Exceptional Family Member Program files will be retained in the installation Family Advocacy Office for 2 years after the individual case file is closed then transferred to National Personnel Records Center (NPRC), 111 Winnebago Street, St. Louis, MO 63118-2001 for an additional 20 years. Secondary Prevention Files will be retained in the office for 2 years after closure then destroyed by shredding. New Parent Support Program Contact Activity Files will be retained in the office for 2 years after the last staff contact then destroyed by shredding.

System manager(s) and address:

Division Chief, Air Force Medical Operations Agency, Family Advocacy Division, 2601 Doolittle Road, Building 801, Brooks Air Force Base, TX 78235-5254, Major Command Surgeons, and Commanders of Air Force medical treatment facilities. Official mailing addresses are published as an appendix to the Air Force's compilation of systems of records notices.

Notification procedure:

Individuals seeking to determine if this system of records contains information on them should address inquiries to the Family Advocacy Officer at the Air Force medical treatment facility where services were provided. Official mailing addresses are published as an appendix to the Air Force's compilation of systems of records notices.

Requests should include the name and Social Security Number of the individual concerned.

Record access procedures:

Individuals seeking to access their records in this system should address requests to the Patient Affairs Officer at the Air Force medical treatment facility where services were provided. Official mailing addresses are published as an appendix to the Air Force's compilation of systems of records notices.

Requests should include the name and Social Security Number of the individual concerned.

Contesting record procedures:

The Air Force rules for accessing records, and for contesting contents and appealing initial agency determinations are published in Air Force Instruction 37-132; 32 CFR part 806b; or may be obtained from the system manager.

Record source categories:

Individual to whom the record pertains, reports from physicians and other medical department personnel; reports and information from other sources including educational institutions, medical institutions, law enforcement agencies, public and private health and welfare agencies, and witnesses.

Exemptions claimed for the system:

Investigatory material compiled for law enforcement purposes, other than material within the scope of subsection 5 U.S.C. 552(j)(2), 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 the information, the individual will be provided access to the information exempt to the extent that disclosure Start Printed Page 43847would 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 except 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 record system has been promulgated in accordance with the requirements of 5 U.S.C. 552 (b)(1), (2), and (3), (c) and (e) and published in 32 CFR part 806b.

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