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Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records

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AGENCY:

Office of the Secretary, DoD.

ACTION:

Notice to Alter a System of Records.

SUMMARY:

The Office of the Secretary of Defense proposes to alter a system of records in its inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.

DATES:

This proposed action would be effective without further notice on July 18, 2011 unless comments are received which result in a contrary determination.

ADDRESSES:

You may submit comments, identified by docket number and/Start Printed Page 35422Regulatory Information Number (RIN) and title, by any of the following methods:

  • Federal Rulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 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 and docket number or Regulatory Information Number (RIN) 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 http://www.regulations.gov as they are received without change, including any personal identifiers or contact information.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Ms. Cindy Allard, Chief, OSD/JS Privacy Office, Freedom of Information Directorate, Washington Headquarters Services, 1155 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-1155 or by phone at (703) 588-6830.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Office of the Secretary of Defense 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 in FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

The proposed system report, as required by 5 U.S.C. 552a(r) of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, was submitted on June 8, 2011, to the House Committee on Oversight and 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: June 8, 2011.

Aaron Siegel,

Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.

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DHRA 06

System name:

National Security Education Program Records (December 30, 2008, 73 FR 79833).

Changes:

System ID:

Delete entry and replace with “DHRA 09.”

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System location:

Delete entry and replace with “National Security Education Program, 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1210, Arlington, VA 22209-2248.

Institute of International Education, 1400 K Street, NW., Suite 650, Washington, DC 20005-2473.

IT-CNP, Inc., 2657G Annapolis Road, Hanover, MD 21076-1262.

Telophase Corporation, 2000 N. 14th Street, Suite 770, Arlington, VA 22201-2539.”

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Purpose(s):

Delete entry and replace with “To provide Americans with the resources and encouragement needed to acquire skills and experiences in areas of the world critical to the future security of nations in exchange for a commitment to seek work in the federal government. This will enable the National Security Education Program to select qualified applicants to be awarded National Security Education Program scholarships and fellowships.

A record is maintained in the system for each student who receives an award. The progress that each student makes toward fulfilling their Federal service obligation is tracked within our system.”

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Retrievability:

Delete entry and replace with “Individual's name and last four digits of SSN.”

Safeguards:

Delete entry and replace with “Paper and electronic media containing information is restricted to those who require the data in the performance of their official duties. Access to information is further restricted by the use of passwords that are changed periodically as well as via Common Access Card (CAC). Physical entry is restricted by the use of locks, guards, and administrative procedures. Contract officers are required to incorporate all appropriate Privacy Act clauses and contractor personnel are required to sign non-disclosure documents holding them to all provisions of the Privacy Act.”

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System manager(s) and address:

Delete entry and replace with “Director, National Security Education Program, 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1210, Arlington, VA 22209-2248.”

Notification procedure:

Delete entry and replace with “Individuals seeking to determine whether information about themselves is contained in this system of records should address written inquiries to the Director, National Security Education Office, 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1210, Arlington, VA 22209-2248.

Requests should contain the name and number of this system of records notice, individuals name, address, award year and type, SSN, and must be signed.”

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 Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD)/Joint Staff Freedom of Information Act Requester Service Center, 1155 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-1155.

Requests should contain the name and number of this system of records notice, individuals name, address, award year and type, SSN and must be signed.”

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DHRA 09

System name:

National Security Education Program Records.

System location:

National Security Education Program, 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1210, Arlington, VA 22209-2248.

Institute of International Education, 1400 K Street, NW., Suite 650, Washington, DC 20005-2473.

IT-CNP, Inc., 2657G Annapolis Road, Hanover, MD 21076-1262.

Telophase Corporation, 2000 N. 14th Street, Suite 770, Arlington, VA 22201-2539.

Categories of individuals covered by the system:

Individuals who apply for the following scholarships or fellowships: David L. Boren Scholarships, English for Heritage Language Speakers Scholarships, David L. Boren Fellowships, and Flagship Fellowships.

Categories of records in the system:

Information collected on the online application and an award recipient includes: Title; full name; current address, city, state, and zip code; permanent address, city, state; Social Security Number (SSN); current telephone number and permanent telephone number; email address; voting district; date of birth; country or state of birth; naturalization information; educational information; region, country, and language to be Start Printed Page 35423studied under award; other languages spoken; proficiency in language studied at time of award; overseas experience; relevant activities; honors and awards; government agencies of interest; proposed study abroad program information and budget; other scholarship funding information; gender; ethnicity; employer name and employer address; supervisor name, title, and telephone number; position title; employment dates and hours; language used in position; security clearance held for position; award type; date of award completion; graduation date; length of service requirement; date of availability for work; information on veterans preference, Federal employment history, and preferences with regard to being contacted by intelligence agencies; degree information; foreign language information; job history; overseas experience; other information e.g., special recognitions or memberships; special skills and qualifications; fieldwork or volunteer experience.

Authority for maintenance of the system:

50 U.S.C. 1901 et seq., as amended, the David L. Boren National Security Education Act of 1991; DoD Instruction 1025.02, National Security Education Program; and E.O. 9397 (SSN), as amended.

Purpose(s):

To provide Americans with the resources and encouragement needed to acquire skills and experiences in areas of the world critical to the future security of nations in exchange for a commitment to seek work in the Federal government. This will enable the National Security Education Program to select qualified applicants to be awarded National Security Education Program scholarships and fellowships.

A record is maintained in the system for each student who receives an award. The progress that each student makes toward fulfilling their Federal service obligation is tracked within our system.

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 of 1974, these records may specifically be disclosed outside the DoD as a routine use pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a(b)(3) as follows:

To authorized Federal hiring officials to facilitate the recruiting of National Security Education Program award recipients into Federal service for the purpose of fulfilling National Security Education Programs mission.

To the Boren Forum, the non-profit National Security Education Program alumni organization to confirm the name, award year and type of award of National Security Education Program award recipients.

Disclosure to consumer reporting agencies:

Disclosures pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a(b)(12) may be made from this system to `consumer reporting agencies' as defined in the Fair Credit Reporting Act (14 U.S.C. 1681a(f)) or the Federal Claims Collection Act of 1966 (31 U.S.C. 3701(a)(3)). The purpose of this disclosure is to aid in the collection of outstanding debts owed to the Federal government, typically to provide an incentive for debtors to repay delinquent Federal government debts by making these debts part of their credit records.

The disclosure is limited to information necessary to establish the identity of the individual, including name, address, and taxpayer identification number (Social Security Number); the amount, status, and history of the claim; and the agency or program under which the claim arose for the sole purpose of allowing the consumer reporting agency to prepare a commercial credit report.

The DoD “Blanket Routine Uses” set forth at the beginning of the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) compilation of systems of records notices apply to this system of records.

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

Storage:

Paper records in file folders and electronic storage media.

Retrievability:

Individual's name and last four digits of SSN.

Safeguards:

Paper and electronic media containing information is restricted to those who require the data in the performance of their official duties. Access to information is further restricted by the use of passwords that are changed periodically as well as via Common Access Card (CAC). Physical entry is restricted by the use of locks, guards, and administrative procedures. Contract officers are required to incorporate all appropriate Privacy Act clauses and contractor personnel are required to sign non-disclosure documents holding them to all provisions of the Privacy Act.

Retention and disposal:

Disposition pending (until the National Archives and Records Administration approves retention and disposal schedule, records will be treated as permanent).

System manager(s) and address:

Director, National Security Education Program, 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1210, Arlington, VA 22209-2248.

Notification procedure:

Individuals seeking to determine whether information about themselves is contained in this system of records should address written inquiries to the Director, National Security Education Office, 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1210, Arlington, VA 22209-2248.

Requests should contain the name and number of this system of records notice, individuals name, address, award year and type, SSN, and must be signed.

Record access procedures:

Individuals seeking access to information about themselves contained in this system should address written inquiries to the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD)/Joint Staff Freedom of Information Act Requester Service Center, 1155 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-1155.

Requests should contain the name and number of this system of records notice, individuals name, address, award year and type, SSN and must be signed.

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 system manager.

Record source categories:

Individual; DD Form 2752, National Security Education Program Service Agreement for Scholarship and Fellowship Awards; and DD Form 2753, National Security Education Program Service Agreement Report (SAR) for Scholarship and Fellowship.

Exemptions claimed for the system:

None.

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[FR Doc. 2011-15020 Filed 6-16-11; 8:45 am]

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