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Privacy Act of 1974; Systems of Records

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AGENCY:

Defense Logistics Agency, Defense.

ACTION:

Notice to alter a system of records.

SUMMARY:

The Defense Logistics Agency proposes to alter a system of records notice in its inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended. The alteration adds two routine uses, revises the purpose category, and makes other administrative changes to the system notice.

DATES:

This action will be effective without further notice on March 8, 2004, 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 Register 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 January 29, 2004, 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: January 30, 2004.

Patricia L. Toppings,

Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.

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S253.10 DLA-G

System name:

Invention Disclosure (February 22, 1993, 58 FR 10854).

Changes:

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System identifier:

Replace ‘S253.10 DLA-G' with ‘S100.70'.

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Categories of individuals covered by the system:

Delete ‘to the DLA General Counsel' at the end of the sentence and replace with ‘to DLA.'

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Categories of records in the system:

Delete entry and replace with ‘Inventor's name, Social Security Number, address, and telephone numbers; descriptions of inventions; designs or drawings, as appropriate; evaluations of patentability; recommendations for employee awards; licensing documents; and similar records. Where patent protection is pursued by DLA, the file may also contain copies of applications, Letters Patent, and related materials.'

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Authority for maintenance of the system:

Delete entry and replace with ‘5 U.S.C. 301, Departmental Regulations; 5 U.S.C. 4502, General provisions; 10 U.S.C. 2320, Rights in technical data; 15 U.S.C. 3710b, Rewards for scientific, engineering, and technical personnel of federal agencies; 15 U.S.C. 3711d, Employee activities; 35 U.S.C. 181-185, Secrecy of Certain Inventions and Filing Applications in Foreign Countries; E.O. 9397 (SSN); and E.O. 10096 (Inventions Made by Government Employees) as amended by E.O. 10930.'

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Purpose(s):

Delete entry and replace with ‘Data is maintained for making determinations regarding and recording DLA interest in the acquisition of patents; for documenting the patent process; and for documenting any rights of the inventor. The records may also used in conjunction with the employee award program, where appropriate.'

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

Add two new paragraphs ‘To the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for use in processing applications and performing related functions and responsibilities under Title 35 of the U.S. Code.

To foreign government patent offices for the purpose of securing foreign patent rights.'

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Safeguards:

Delete entry and replace with ‘Access is limited to those individuals who require the records for the performance of their official duties. Paper records are maintained in buildings with controlled or monitored access. During non-duty hours, records are secured in locked or guarded buildings, locked offices, or guarded cabinets. The electronic records systems employ user identification and password or smart card technology protocols.'

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Retention and disposal:

Delete entry and replace with ‘Records maintained by Headquarters and field Offices of Counsel are destroyed 26 years after file is closed. Records maintained by field level Offices of Counsel where patent applications are not prepared are destroyed 7 years after closure.'

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Record source categories:

Delete entry and replace with ‘Inventors, reviewers, evaluators, officials of U.S. and foreign patent offices, and other persons having a direct interest in the file.'

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S100.70

System name:

Invention Disclosure.

System location:

Office of the General Counsel, HQ DLA-DG, 8725 John J. Kingman Road, Stop 2533, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-6221, and the offices of counsel of the DLA field activities. Official mailing addresses are published as an appendix to DLA's compilation of systems of records notices.Start Printed Page 5842

Categories of individuals covered by the system:

Employees and military personnel assigned to DLA who have submitted invention disclosures to DLA.

Categories of records in the system:

Inventor's name, Social Security Number, address, and telephone numbers; descriptions of inventions; designs or drawings, as appropriate; evaluations of patentability; recommendations for employee awards; licensing documents; and similar records. Where patent protection is pursued by DLA, the file may also contain copies of applications, Letters Patent, and related materials.

Authority for maintenance of the system:

5 U.S.C. 301, Departmental Regulations; 5 U.S.C. 4502, General provisions; 10 U.S.C. 2320, Rights in technical data; 15 U.S.C. 3710b, Rewards for scientific, engineering, and technical personnel of federal agencies; 15 U.S.C. 3711d, Employee activities; 35 U.S.C. 181-185, Secrecy of Certain Inventions and Filing Applications in Foreign Countries; E.O. 9397 (SSN); and E.O. 10096 (Inventions Made by Government Employees) as amended by E.O. 10930.

Purpose(s):

Data is maintained for making determinations regarding and recording DLA interest in the acquisition of patents, for documenting the patent process, and for documenting any rights of the inventor. The records may also be used in conjunction with the employee award program, where appropriate.

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 U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for use in processing applications and performing related functions and responsibilities under Title 35 of the U.S. Code.

To foreign government patent offices for the purposes of securing foreign patent rights.

Information may be referred to other government agencies or to non-government agencies or to non-government personnel (including contractors or prospective contractors) having an identified interest in a particular invention and the Government's rights therein.

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 maintained in paper and computerized form.

Retrievability:

Filed by names of inventors.

Safeguards:

Access is limited to those individuals who require the records for the performance of their official duties. Paper records are maintained in buildings with controlled or monitored access. During non-duty hours, records are secured in locked or guarded buildings, locked offices, or guarded cabinets. The electronic records systems employ user identification and password or smart card technology protocols.

Retention and disposal:

Records maintained by the HQ and field Offices of Counsel are destroyed 26 years after file is closed. Records maintained by field level Offices of Counsel where patent applications are not prepared are destroyed 7 years after closure.

System manager(s) and address:

Office of the General Counsel, Headquarters, Defense Logistics Agency, ATTN: DG, 8725 John J. Kingman Road, Stop 2533, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-6221.

Notification procedure:

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

Record access procedures:

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

Individuals should provide information that contains full name, current address and telephone numbers of requester.

For personal visits, each individual shall provide acceptable identification, e.g., driver's license or identification card.

Contesting record procedures:

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

Record source categories:

Inventors, reviewers, evaluators, officials of U.S. and foreign patent offices, and other persons having a direct interest in the file.

Exemptions claimed for the system:

None.

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[FR Doc. 04-2540 Filed 2-5-04; 8:45 am]

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