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Privacy Act of 1974; Systems of Records

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AGENCY:

Defense Logistics Agency, DOD.

ACTION:

Notice to add a system of records.

SUMMARY:

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

DATES:

This action will be effective without further notice on October 8, 2003, unless comments are received that would result in a contrary determination.

ADDRESSES:

Send comments to the Privacy Act Officer, Headquarters, Defense Logistics Agency, ATTN: DSS-B, 8725 John J. Kingman Road, Suite 2533, Fort Belvior, VA 22060-6221.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Ms. Susan Salus at (703) 767-6183.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Defense Logistics Agency notices for systems of records subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended, have been published in the Federal Start Printed Page 52910Register and are available from the address above.

The proposed system report, as required by 5 U.S.C. 552a(r) of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, was submitted on August 27, 2003, 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 29, 2003.

Patricia Toppings,

Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.

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System name:

Government Telephone Use Records.

System location:

Records are located at Defense Logistics Agency Support Services, Corporate Installations, Headquarters, Defense Logistics Agency, 8725 John J. Kingman Road, Stop 6220, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-6221, and at the telephone control offices of DLA field units. Official mailing addresses are published as an appendix to DLA's compilation of systems of records notices.

Categories of individuals covered by the system:

DLA employees, military members, contractors, and individuals authorized to use government telephone systems, including cellular telephones, pagers, and telecommunications devices for the deaf or speech impaired. The records also cover individuals who have been issued telephone calling cards.

Categories of records in the system:

The records include individual's name and physical location; duty telephone, cell, and pager numbers; billing account codes; government issued telephone calling card account number; equipment and calling card receipts and turn-in documents; and details of telephone use to include dates and times of telephone calls made or received, numbers called or called from, city and state, duration of calls, and assessed costs.

Authority for maintenance of the system:

10 U.S.C. 133, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics; 40 U.S.C. 762a, Federal Telecommunications System Requirements; 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq., Federal Information Policy; National Telecommunications and Information Systems Security Directive 900, National Security Telecommunications, April 2000, promulgated pursuant to 47 U.S.C. 901 et seq., National Telecommunications; E.O. 12731, Ethical Conduct; 5 CFR part 2635, Use of Government Property; and DoD Instruction 5335.1, Telecommunications Services.

Purpose(s):

Records are maintained to verify that telephones are used for official business or authorized purposes; to identify inappropriate calls and the persons responsible, and to collect the costs of those calls from those responsible. These records may be used as a basis for disciplinary action against offenders.

Records are also maintained to ensure proper certification and payment of bills; to safeguard telecommunications assets; for internal management control; for reporting purposes; and to forecast future telecommunications requirements and costs.

Statistical data, with all personal identifiers removed, may be used by management officials for purposes of conducting studies, evaluations, and assessments.

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 telecommunications service providers to permit servicing the account.

The DoD ‘Blanket Routine Uses’ set forth at the beginning of DLA'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:

Records are stored in paper and electronic formats.

Retrievability:

Records are retrieved by individual's name, billing account code, or telephone number.

Safeguards:

Access to the data is limited to those who require the records in the performance of their official duties. The electronic records employ user identification and password protocols. Physical entry is restricted by the use of locks, guards, and administrative procedures. Employees are periodically briefed on the consequences of improperly accessing restricted databases or records.

Retention and disposal:

Records are destroyed when 3 years old. Initial telephone use reports may be destroyed earlier if the information needed to identify abuse has been captured in other records.

System manager(s) and address:

Staff Director, Defense Logistics Agency Support Services Corporate Installations, Headquarters, Defense Logistics Agency, 8725 John J. Kingman Road, Stop 6220, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-6221, and the Heads of DLA field activities. Official mailing addresses are published as an appendix to DLA's compilation of systems of records notices.

Notification procedure:

Individuals seeking to determine whether this system of records contains information about themselves should address written inquiries to the Privacy Act Officer, Defense Logistics Agency, ATTN: DSS-B, 8725 John J. Kingman Road, Stop 6220, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-6221, or to the Privacy Act Officer of the particular DLA activity involved. Official mailing addresses are published as an appendix to DLA's compilation of systems of records notices.

Individuals must supply their full name and the DLA facility or activity where employed at the time the records were created or processed.

Record access procedures:

Individuals seeking access to information about themselves contained in this system of records should address written inquiries to the Privacy Act Officer, Defense Logistics Agency, ATTN: DSS-B, 8725 John J. Kingman Road, Stop 6220, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-6221, or to the Privacy Act Officer of the particular DLA activity involved. Official mailing addresses are published as an appendix to DLA's compilation of systems of records notices.

Individuals must supply their full name and the DLA facility or activity where employed at the time the records were created or processed.

Contesting record procedures:

The DLA rules for accessing records, for contesting contents and appealing initial agency determinations are contained in DLA Regulation 5400.21, 32 CFR part 323, or may be obtained from the Privacy Act Officer, Start Printed Page 52911Headquarters, Defense Logistics Agency, ATTN: DSS-B, 8725 John J. Kingman Road, Stop 6220, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-6221.

Record source categories:

Data is supplied by the telephone user, telecommunications service providers, and DLA management.

Exemptions claimed for the system:

None.

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[FR Doc. 03-22689 Filed 9-5-03; 8:45 am]

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