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Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness/ National Security Education Program, DoD.



In compliance with section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness/National Security Education Program announces a proposed new public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.


Consideration will be given to all comments received by November 14, 2008.


You may submit comments, identified by docket number and title, by any of the following methods:

  • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
  • Mail: Federal Docket Management System Office, 1160 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-1160.

Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name, docket number and title for this Federal Register document. The general policy for comments and other submissions from members of the public is to make these submissions available for public viewing on the Internet at as they are received without change, including any personal identifiers or contact information.

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To request more information on this proposed information collection or to obtain a copy of the proposal and associated collection instruments, please write to the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness/National Security Education Program, ATTN: Mr. Robert Slater, PO Box 12221, Arlington, VA 22209-2221, or call at 703-696-5673.

Title; Associated Form; and OMB Number: National Language Service Corps; DD Test Forms 2932, 2933, 2934 and 2935; OMB Number 0704-0449.

Needs and Uses: The information collection requirement is necessary to identify individuals with language and special skills who potentially qualify for employment or service opportunities in the public section during periods of national need or emergency.

Affected Public: Individuals or Households.

Annual Burden Hours: 2,200.

Number of Respondents: 4,000.

Responses per Respondent: 1.75.

Average Burden per Response: 18.86 minutes.

Frequency: On occasion.

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Summary of Information Collection

The DD Test Form 2932, National Language Service Corps Application, is the initial document used to collect information from members of the public. The National Language Service Corps Application form contains a brief set of screening questions. Applicants fill this out for basic information (age, citizenship, Foreign Language), and if they meet eligibility criteria, they proceed to the supplemental documents.

The supplemental documents are used to determine eligibility for membership in the National Language Service Corps. The DD Test Form 2934, National Language Service Corps (NLSC) Global Language Self-Assessment, provides an overall assessment of the applicant's foreign language ability. The DD Test Form 2933, National Language Service Corps (NLSC) Detailed Skills Self-Assessment, is a detailed description of the applicant's skills with respect to specific foreign language tasks. The DD Test Form 2935, National Language Service Corps (NLSC) Language Data Sheet, provides background data on where the applicant learned the foreign language and whether the applicant has used the language professionally. These three supplemental documents are used in conjunction for the certification of language skills for entry into the NLSC and quality assurance of certification.

The information collected in the application and the supplemental documents is used solely by the National Language Service Corps.

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Dated: September 5, 2008.

Patricia L. Toppings,

OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.

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[FR Doc. E8-21423 Filed 9-12-08; 8:45 am]