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AGENCY:

Office of the Secretary, DoD.

ACTION:

Notice to amend two systems of records.

SUMMARY:

The Office of the Secretary of Defense is amending two systems of records notices in its existing inventory Start Printed Page 56063of 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 November 1, 2007 unless comments are received which result in a contrary determination.

ADDRESSES:

Send comments to the OSD Privacy Act Coordinator, Records Management Section, Washington Headquarters Services, 1155 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-1155.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Ms. Karen Finnegan at (703) 696-3081.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Office of the Secretary of Defense 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 specific changes to the record systems being amended are set forth below followed by the notice, as amended, published in its entirety. The proposed amendments are 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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September 26, 2007.

L.M. Bynum,

Alternative OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.

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S322.15 DMDC

System name:

Defense Incident-Based Reporting System (DIBRS) (May 25, 2007, 72 FR 29308).

Changes:

System identifier:

Delete entry and replace with “DMDC 07”.

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

Delete entry and replace with “The DoD ‘Blanket Routine Uses’ set forth at the beginning of the OSD compilation of systems of records notices apply to this system.”

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Notification procedure:

Delete entry and replace with “Individuals seeking to determine whether information about themselves is contained in this system should address written inquiries to the Privacy Act Officer, Office of Freedom of Information, Washington Headquarters Services, 1155 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-1155.

Written requests should contain the full name, Social Security Number (SSN), date of birth, and current address and telephone number of the individual.”

Record access procedures:

Delete entry and replace with “Individuals seeking access to information about themselves contained in this system should address written inquiries to the Privacy Act Officer, Office of Freedom of Information, Washington Headquarters Services, 1155 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-1155.

Written requests should contain the full name, Social Security Number (SSN), date of birth, and current address and telephone number of the individual.”

Contesting record procedures:

Delete entry and replace with “The OSD rules for accessing records, for contesting contents and appealing initial agency determinations are published in OSD Administrative Instruction 81; 32 CFR part 311; or may be obtained from the Privacy Act Officer, Office of Freedom of Information, Washington Headquarters Services, 1155 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-1155.

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DMDC 07

System name:

Defense Incident-Based Reporting System (DIBRS).

System location:

Naval Postgraduate School Computer Center, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA 93943-5000.

Categories of individuals covered by the system:

Active duty military (includes Coast Guard) or civilian personnel who have been apprehended or detained for criminal offenses which must be reported to the Department of Justice pursuant to the Uniform Crime Reporting Handbook as required by the Uniform Federal Crime Reporting Act.

Active duty military (includes Coast Guard) personnel accused of criminal offenses under the Uniform Code of Military Justice and investigated by a military law enforcement organization.

Active duty military (includes Coast Guard) personnel accused of fraternization, sexual harassment, a sex-related offense, a hate or bias crime, or a criminal offense against a victim who is a minor and investigated by a commander, military officer, or civilian in a supervisory position.

Active duty military (includes Coast Guard) personnel accused of a criminal incident, which is not investigated by a military law enforcement organization, but which results in referral to trial by court-martial, imposition of non-judicial punishment, or an administrative discharge.

Active duty military (includes Coast Guard) personnel convicted by civilian authorities of felony offenses as defined by State or local law.

Active duty military (includes Coast Guard) personnel who attempt or commit suicide. Individuals who are victims of those offenses which are either reportable to the Department of Justice or are reportable for having committed criminal incidents in violation of law or regulation.

Active duty military (includes Coast Guard) personnel who must be reported to the Department of Justice under the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act because such personnel have been referred to trial by a general courts-martial for an offense punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year; have left the State with the intent of avoiding either pending charges or giving testimony in criminal proceedings; are either current users of a controlled substance which has not been prescribed by a licensed physician (Note: Includes both current and former members who recently have been convicted by a courts-martial, given non-judicial punishment, or administratively separated based on drug use or failing a drug rehabilitation program) or using a controlled substance and losing the power of self-control with respect to that substance; are adjudicated by lawful authority to be a danger to themselves or others or to lack the mental capacity to contract or manage their own affairs or are formally committed by lawful authority to a mental hospital or like facility (Note: Includes those members found incompetent to stand trial or found not guilty by reason of lack of mental responsibility pursuant to Articles 50a and 72b of the Uniform Code of Military Justice); have been discharged from the Armed Services pursuant to either a dishonorable discharge or a dismissal adjudged by a general courts-martial; or have been convicted in any court of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence.

Categories of records in the system:

Records compiled by law enforcement authorities (e.g., Pentagon Force Protective Agency, military and civilian police, military criminal investigation Start Printed Page 56064services or commands); DOD organizations and military commands; Legal and judicial authority (e.g., Staff Judge Advocates, courts-martial); and Correctional institutions and facilities (e.g., the United States Disciplinary Barracks) consisting of personal data on individuals, to include but not limited to, name; social security number; date of birth; place of birth; race; ethnicity; sex; identifying marks (tattoos, scars, etc.); height; weight; nature and details of the incident/offense to include whether alcohol, drugs and/or weapons were involved; driver's license information; actions taken by military commanders (e.g., administrative and/or non-judicial measures, to include sanctions imposed); 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.

Records also consist of personal information on individuals who were victims. Such information does not include the name of the victim or other personal identifiers (e.g., Social Security Number, date of birth, etc.), but does include the individual's residential zip code; age; sex; race; ethnicity; and type of injury.

Authority for maintenance of the system:

5 U.S.C. 301, Departmental Regulation; 10 U.S.C. 136, Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness; 10 U.S.C. 1562, Database on Domestic Violence Incidents; 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. 10607, Victims Rights and Restitution Act of 1990; 18 U.S.C. 922, The Lautenberg Amendment to the Gun Control Act; 42 U.S.C. 14071, The Jacob Wetterling Crimes Against Children and Sexually Violent Offender Registration Program; 10 U.S.C. 1562, Database on Domestic Violence Incidents; Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002, Pub. L. 107-188; DOD Directive 7730.47, Defense Incident-Based Reporting System (DIBRS); and E.O. 9397 (SSN).

Purpose(s):

To provide a single central facility within the Department of Defense (DOD) which can serve as a repository of criminal and specified other non-criminal incidents which will be 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 the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002; statistical information required by DOD under the Victim's Rights and Restitution Act; information required for the DOD database on domestic violence incidents; and to enhance DOD'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.

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:

(1) To compile crime statistics so that such information can be both disseminated to the general public and used to develop statistical data for use by law enforcement agencies; (2) To compile information on those individuals for whom receipt or possession of a firearm would violate the law so that such information can be included in the National Instant Criminal Background Check System which may be used by firearm licensees (importers, manufactures or dealers) to determine whether individuals are disqualified from receiving or possessing a firearm; and (3) To compile information on those individuals for whom access to a biological agent or toxin would violate the law so that such information can be included in a database which may be used to determine whether individuals are disqualified from accessing such agents or toxins.

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

Electronic storage media.

Retrievability:

Records are retrieved by name, Social Security Number (SSN), incident number, or any other data element contained in the system.

Safeguards:

Computerized records are maintained in a controlled area accessible only to authorized personnel. Entry to these areas is restricted by the use of locks, guards, and administrative procedures. Access to personal information is limited to those who require the records in the performance of their official duties. Access to personal information is further restricted by the use of passwords which are changed periodically.

Retention and disposal:

The master file is retained permanently. Input and source records are destroyed after data have been entered into the master file or when no longer needed for operational purposes, whichever is later. Output products (electronic or paper) are destroyed when no longer needed for operational purposes.

System manager(s) and address:

Deputy Director, Defense Manpower Data Center, DOD Center Monterey Bay, 400 Gigling Road, Seaside, CA 93955-6771.

Notification procedure:

Individuals seeking to determine whether information about themselves is contained in this system should address written inquiries to the Privacy Act Officer, Office of Freedom of Information, Washington Headquarters Services, 1155 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-1155.

Written requests should contain the full name, Social Security Number (SSN), date of birth, and current address and telephone number of the individual.

Record access procedures:

Individuals seeking access to information about themselves contained in this system should address written inquiries to the Privacy Act Officer, Office of Freedom of Information, Washington Headquarters Services, 1155 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-1155.

Written requests should contain the full name, Social Security Number (SSN), date of birth, and current address and telephone number of the individual.

Contesting record procedures:

The OSD rules for accessing records, for contesting contents and appealing initial agency determinations are published in OSD Administrative Instruction 81; 32 CFR part 311; or may be obtained from the Privacy Act Officer, Office of Freedom of Information, Washington Headquarters Services, 1155 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-1155. Start Printed Page 56065

Record source categories:

The military services (includes the U.S. Coast Guard) and Defense agencies.

Exemptions claimed for the system:

None.

S322.35 DMDC

System name:

Survey and Census Data Base (June 5, 2006, 71 FR 32331).

Changes:

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System identifier:

Delete entry and replace with “DMDC 08”.

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

Delete entry and replace with “The DoD ‘Blanket Routine Uses’ set forth at the beginning of the OSD compilation of systems of records notices apply to this system.”

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Notification procedure:

Delete entry and replace with “Individuals seeking to determine whether information about themselves is contained in this system should address written inquiries to the Privacy Act Officer, Office of Freedom of Information, Washington Headquarters Services, 1155 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-1155.

Written requests should contain the full name, Social Security Number (SSN), date of birth, and current address and telephone number of the individual.”

Record access procedures:

Delete entry and replace with “Individuals seeking access to information about themselves contained in this system should address written inquiries to the Privacy Act Officer, Office of Freedom of Information, Washington Headquarters Services, 1155 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-1155.

Written requests should contain the full name, Social Security Number (SSN), date of birth, and current address and telephone number of the individual.”

Contesting record procedures:

Delete entry and replace with “The OSD rules for accessing records, for contesting contents and appealing initial agency determinations are published in OSD Administrative Instruction 81; 32 CFR part 311; or may be obtained from the Privacy Act Officer, Office of Freedom of Information, Washington Headquarters Services, 1155 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-1155.

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DMDC 08

System name:

Survey and Census Data Base.

System location:

Naval Postgraduate School Computer Center, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA 93943-5000.

Categories of individuals covered by the system:

Individuals who completed census or survey forms, including military members, civilians, persons eligible for DoD benefits, men and women of military age, and applicants to the military services.

Categories of records in the system:

Survey responses and census information.

Authority for maintenance of the system:

5 U.S.C. 7101 Note, Employee Surveys (Pub. L. 108-136, Sec. 1128); 10 U.S.C. 136, Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness; 10 U.S.C. 481, Racial and Ethnic Issues; Gender Issues: Surveys; 10 U.S.C. 1782, Surveys of Military Families; 10 U.S.C. 2358, Research and Development Projects; DoD Directive 5124.2, Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness (USD (P&R)); and E.O. 9397 (SSN).

Purpose(s):

The purposes of the system are to count DoD personnel and beneficiaries for evacuation planning, apportionment when directed by oversight authority and for other policy planning purposes, and to obtain characteristic information on DoD personnel and households to support manpower and benefits research; to sample attitudes and/or discern perceptions of social problems observed by DoD personnel and to support other manpower research activities; to sample attitudes toward enlistment in and determine reasons for enlistment decisions. This information is used to support manpower research sponsored by the Department of Defense and the military services.

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:

The information may be used to support manpower research sponsored by other Federal agencies.

The DoD `Blanket Routine Uses' set forth at the beginning of the OSD 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:

Electronic storage media.

Retrievability:

Records can be retrieved by Social Security Number; by institutional affiliation such as service membership; and by individual characteristics such as educational level.

Safeguards:

Access to data at all locations is restricted to those who require the records in the performance of their official duties. Access is further restricted by the use of passwords which are changed periodically. Physical entry is restricted by the use of locks, guards, and administrative procedures.

Retention and disposal:

Master file, system documentation, codebooks, record layouts, and other system documentation are permanent. Survey questionnaires and census forms (inputs/source records) are destroyed after computer records have been created and validated. Summary reports (electronic or paper) are deleted and/or destroyed when no longer needed for operational purposes.

System manager(s) and address:

Director, Defense Manpower Data Center, 1600 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 400, Arlington, VA 22209-2593.

Notification procedure:

Individuals seeking to determine whether information about themselves is contained in this system should address written inquiries to the Privacy Act Officer, Office of Freedom of Information, Washington Headquarters Services, 1155 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-1155.

Written requests should contain the individual's full name, Social Security Number (SSN), date of birth, and current address and telephone number of the individual.

Record access procedures:

Individuals seeking access to information about themselves contained in this system should address written Start Printed Page 56066inquiries to the Privacy Act Officer, Office of Freedom of Information, Washington Headquarters Services, 1155 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-1155.

Written requests should contain the individual's full name, Social Security Number (SSN), date of birth, and current address and telephone number of the individual.

Contesting record procedures:

The OSD rules for accessing records, for contesting contents and appealing initial agency determinations are published in OSD Administrative Instruction 81; 32 CFR part 311; or may be obtained from the Privacy Act Officer, Office of Freedom of Information, Washington Headquarters Services, 1155 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-1155.

Record source categories:

The survey and census information is provided by the individual; additional data obtained from Federal records are linked to individual cases in some data sets.

Exemptions claimed for the system:

None.

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