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Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records

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AGENCY:

Office of the Inspector General, DoD.

ACTION:

Notice to amend systems of records.

SUMMARY:

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) is amending a system of records notice in its existing inventory of 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 March 12, 2009 unless comments are received which result in a contrary determination.

ADDRESSES:

Send comments to Chief, FOIA/PA Office, Inspector General, Department of Defense, 400 Army Navy Drive, Room 201, Arlington, VA 22202-4704.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Office of the Inspector General Privacy Officer at (703) 604-8723.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) 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 system 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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Dated: February 4, 2009.

Morgan E. Frazier,

Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.

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System Name:

Case Control System—Investigative. (October 15, 2008, 73 FR 61084).

Changes:

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System Name:

Delete entry and replace with “Case Reporting and Information Management System Records.”

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Categories of Individuals Covered by the System:

Delete entry and replace with “Individuals covered include any person or activity which is or has been the subject of an OIG investigation. Additionally, covered individuals will include persons who have been identified as a target or informant as well as personnel employed by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG).”

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Category of Records:

Delete entry and replace with “Individual's Name, Social Security Number (SSN), Drivers License, Other ID Numbers, Gender, Race/Ethnicity, Birth Date, Mailing Home Address, Mailing Office Address, Home Phone Number, Office Phone Numbers, Personal Email Address, Business Email Address, Place of Birth, Marital Status, Employment Information, Law Enforcement Data, records of investigations to include Reports of Investigation, Information Reports and Case Summaries, which are being or have been conducted by the OIG.”

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Safeguards:

Delete entry and replace with “Computerized records maintained in a controlled area are accessible only to authorized personnel. Records are maintained in a controlled facility. Physical entry is restricted by the use of locks, guards, and is accessible only to authorized personnel. Physical and electronic access is restricted to designated individuals having a need therefore in the performance of official duties and who are properly screened and cleared for need-to-know. Electronic data system is password protected and will include data encryption of some fields.”

Retention and Disposal:

Delete entry and replace with “Electronic records are retained indefinitely for statistical purposes. Paper records are archived two years after cases are closed.”

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System Name:

Case Reporting and Information Management System Records.

System location:

Primary location: Office of the Inspector General, Department of Defense, Office of the Deputy Inspector General for Investigations, Defense Criminal Investigative Service (DCIS), 400 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, VA 22202-4704.

Decentralized locations: Office of the Deputy Inspector General for Investigations/ Defense Criminal Investigative Service Field Offices, Resident Agencies, and Posts of Duty have temporary control over portions of the records.

Categories of Individuals Covered by the System:

Individuals covered include any person or activity which is or has been the subject of an OIG investigation. Additionally, covered individuals will include persons who have been identified as a target or informant as well as personnel employed by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG).

Categories of Records in the System:

Individual's Name, Social Security Number (SSN), Drivers License, Other ID Numbers, Gender, Race/Ethnicity, Birth Date, Mailing Home Address, Mailing Office Address, Home Phone Number, Office Phone Numbers, Personal Email Address, Business Email Address, Place of Birth, Marital Status, Employment Information, Law Enforcement Data, records of investigations to include Reports of Investigation, Information Reports and Case Summaries, which are being or have been conducted by the OIG.

Authority for Maintenance of the System:

Inspector General Act of 1978, (Pub. L. 452), as amended; DoD Directive 5106.1, Inspector General of the Department of Defense; and E.O. 9397 (SSN).

Purpose(s):

The file contains open and closed case listings used to manage investigations, to produce statistical reports, and to control various aspects of the investigative process. Users are OIG employees. Used to determine the existence, location, and status of cases, control workload, and to prepare statistical reports. The records in this system are used for the following purposes: Suitability, loyalty, eligibility, and general trustworthiness of individuals for access or continued access to classified information and suitability for access to government facilities or industrial firms engaged in government projects/contracts; contractor responsibility and suspension/debarment determinations; suitability for awards or similar benefits; use in current law enforcement investigation or program of any type; use in judicial or adjudicative proceedings including litigation or in accordance with a court order; to identify offenders, to provide facts and evidence upon which to base prosecution, to provide information to other investigative elements of the Department of Defense having jurisdiction over the substance of the allegations or a related investigative interest in criminal law enforcement investigations including statutory violations, counter-intelligence, counter-espionage and counter-terrorist activities and other security matters; to effect corrective administrative action and to recover money and property which has been wrongfully used or misappropriated; to make statistical evaluations and reports; to make decisions affecting personnel actions concerning members of the Armed Forces and or Federal employees; and to respond to other complaint investigations and congressional inquiries as 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. Secret Service in conjunction with the protection of persons under its jurisdiction.

To other Federal, State, or local agencies having jurisdiction over the substance of the allegations or a related investigative interest in criminal law enforcement investigations including statutory violations, counter-intelligence, counter-espionage, and counter-terrorist activities and other security matters.

To other Federal Inspector General offices, the President's Council on Integrity and Efficiency, and/or other Federal law enforcement agencies for the purpose of coordinating and conducting administrative inquiries and civil and criminal investigations, or when responding to such offices, Council, and agencies in connection with the investigation of potential violations of law, rule, and/or regulation.

To other Federal Inspector General offices, the President's Council on Integrity and Efficiency, and/or the Department of Justice for purposes of Start Printed Page 6589conducting external reviews to ensure that adequate internal safeguards and management procedures continue to exist within the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense.

The ‘Blanket Routine Uses' set forth at the beginning of the OIG's compilation of systems of records notices also apply to this system.

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

Storage:

Electronic storage media.

Retrievability:

By name or Social Security Number.

Safeguards:

Computerized records maintained in a controlled area are accessible only to authorized personnel. Records are maintained in a controlled facility. Physical entry is restricted by the use of locks, guards, and is accessible only to authorized personnel. Physical and electronic access is restricted to designated individuals having a need therefore in the performance of official duties and who are properly screened and cleared for need-to-know. Electronic data system is password protected and will include data encryption of some fields.

Retention and disposal:

Electronic records are retained indefinitely for statistical purposes. Paper records are archived two years after cases are closed.

System manager(s) and address:

Director, Internal Operations Directorate, Defense Criminal Investigative Service, Office of the Inspector General for Investigations, Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense, 400 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, VA 22202-4704.

Notification procedure:

Individuals seeking to determine whether information about themselves is contained in this system should address written inquiries to the Freedom of Information Act Requester Service Center/Privacy Act Office, 400 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, VA 22202-4704.

Written requests should contain the individual's full name (including former names and aliases) date and place of birth, Social Security Number (SSN), current home address, telephone number and the request must be signed.

Record access procedures:

Individuals seeking access to information about themselves contained in this system should address written inquiries to the Freedom of Information Act Requester Service Center/Privacy Act Office, 400 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, VA 22202-4704.

Written requests should contain the individual's full name (including former names and aliases) date and place of birth, Social Security Number (SSN), current home address, telephone number and the request must be signed.

Contesting record procedures:

The OIG's rules for accessing records and for contesting contents and appealing initial agency determinations are published in 32 CFR part 312 or may be obtained from the system manager.

Record source categories:

OIG System Administrators.

Exemptions claimed for the system:

Parts of this system may be exempt pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a(j)(2) if the information is compiled and maintained by a component of the agency that performs as its principle function any activity pertaining to the enforcement of criminal laws.

An exemption rule for this record system has been promulgated in accordance with the requirements of 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(1), (2), and (3), (c) and (e) and published in 32 CFR part 312. For additional information contact the system manager.

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[FR Doc. E9-2794 Filed 2-9-09; 8:45 am]

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