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Privacy Act of 1974; Systems of Records

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AGENCY:

Defense Logistics Agency, DoD.

ACTION:

Notice of amend systems of records.

SUMMARY:

The Defense Logistics Agency proposes to amend 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.

DATES:

This action will be effective without further notice on March 26, 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, Stop 6220, 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 Defense Logistics Agency proposes to amend 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 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 a new or altered system report.

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Dated: February 18, 2004.

L.M. Bynum,

Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense

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S253.31 DLA-G

System name:

Patent Licensews and Assignments (February 22, 1993, 58 FR 10854).

Changes:

System identifier:

Delete entry and replace with ‘S100.72’.

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Authority for maintenance of the system:

Delete entry and replace with ‘10 U.S.C. 2386, Copyrights, patents, designs, etc.; acquisition; 10 U.S.C. 2515, Office of Technology Transition; 35 U.S.C. 202, Disposition of rights; Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement Subpart 227.70 Infringement Claims, Licenses, and Assignments; DoD Regulation 3200.12-R-4, Domestic Technology Transfer Program.’

Purpose(s):

Delete entry and replace with ‘Data is maintained for the acquisition and administration of patent license and assignment agreements.’

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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 locked cabinets. The electronic records systems employ user identification and password or smart card technology protocols.’

Retention and disposal:

Delete entry and replace with ‘Records submitted to the office of General Counsel, HQ are destroyed 26 years after file is closed. Records maintained by Offices of General Counsel of DLA's field activities are destroyed 7 years after closure.’

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Record source categories:

Delete ‘Patent’ from first line.

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S100.72

System name:

Patent Licenses and Assignments.

System location:

Office of the General Counsel, HQ DLA, 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.

Categories of individuals covered by the system:

Individuals and firms, which have granted patent licenses or assignments to DLA.

Categories of records in the system:

Files including patent license and assignment agreements and accounting records indicating basis for Government payment of royalties during life of agreements.

Authority for maintenance of the system:

10 U.S.C. 2386, Copyrights, patents, designs, etc.; acquisition; 10 U.S.C. 2515, Office of Technology Transition; 35 U.S.C. 202, Disposition of rights; Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement Subpart 227.70, Infringement Claims, Licenses, and Assignments; DoD Regulation 3200.12-R-4, Domestic Technology Transfer Program.

Purpose(s):

Data is maintained for the acquisition and administration of patent license and assignment agreements.

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)(5) as follows:

Information may be referred to other Government agencies or to non-Government personnel (including contractors or prospective contractors) having an identified interest in the potential or actual infringement of particular patents.

The DoD ‘Blanket Routine Uses’ set forth at the beginning DLA's compilation of systems of records notice apply to this system.

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

Storage:

Records maintained in paper and computerized form.

Retrievability:

Filed by name of individual or firm granting rights.

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 locked cabinets. The electronic records systems employ user identification and password or smart card technology protocols.

Retention and Disposal:

Records submitted to the office of General Counsel, HQ are destroyed 26 years after file is closed. Records maintained by Offices of General counsel of DLA's field activities are destroyed 7 years after closure.

System Manager(s) and Address:

Office of General Counsel, Defense Logistics Agency, 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 to the Privacy Act Officer of the DLA field activity involved. 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 to the Privacy Act Officer of the DLA field activity involved. Official mailing addresses are published as an appendix to DLA's compilation of systems of records notices.

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 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:

DLA Counsel's investigation of published and unpublished records and files both within and without the government, consultation with government and non-government personnel, information from other government agencies and information submitted by Government officials or other persons having a direct interest in the subject matter of the file.

Exemptions Claimed for the System:

None.

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[FR Doc. 04-4044 Filed 2-24-04; 8:45 am]

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