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AGENCY:

Office of the Secretary of Defense, DoD.

ACTION:

Notice to alter a System of Records.

SUMMARY:

The Office of the Secretary of Defense proposes to alter a system of records, DMDC 15 DoD, entitled “Armed Services Military Accession Testing” in its inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended. The system is used to establish eligibility for enlistment; verify enlistment and placement scores; verify retest eligibility; and provide aptitude test scores as an element of career guidance to participants in the DoD Student Testing Program. The data is also used for research, marketing evaluation, assessment of manpower trends and characteristics; and related statistical studies and reports. The data is used on a continuing basis for the purpose of regeneration of scores and reclassification, and score quality evaluation. Records are also used as a management tool for statistical analysis, tracking, reporting, evaluating program effectiveness and conducting research.

DATES:

Comments will be accepted on or before March 13, 2015. This proposed action will be effective the date following the end of the comment period unless comments are received which result in a contrary determination.

ADDRESSES:

You may submit comments, identified by docket number 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, 4800 Mark Center Drive, East Tower, 2nd Floor, Suite 02G09, Alexandria, VA 22350-3100.

Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name and docket number 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 Service, 1155 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-1155, or by phone at (571) 372-0461.

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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 or at the Defense Privacy and Civil Liberties Division Web site at http://dpcld.defense.gov/​. The proposed system report, as required by U.S.C. 552a(r) of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, was submitted on February 6, 2015, 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: February 6, 2015.

Aaron Siegel,

Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.

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DMDC 15 DoD

System name:

Armed Services Military Accession Testing (January 3, 2011, 76 FR 111).

Changes:

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Categories of records in the system:

Delete entry and replace with “Individuals name, Social Security Number (SSN), address, telephone number, date of birth, sex, ethnic group identification, educational grade, rank, booklet number of ASVAB test, individuals plans after graduation, and individual item responses to ASVAB subtests and associated accession tests, test dates and test scores.”

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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 “In addition to those disclosures generally permitted under 5 U.S.C. 552a(b) of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, the records contained herein may specifically be disclosed outside the DoD as a routine use pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a(b)(3) as follows:

To Federally Funded Research Development Centers for the purpose of conducting analyses on DoD accession policies.

To the United States Coast Guard to establish eligibility for enlistment; verify enlistment and placement scores; verify retest eligibility; and provide aptitude test scores as an element of career guidance to participants in the DoD Student Testing Program.

Disclosure of information to the National Archives and Records Administration routine use: A record from a system of records maintained by a DoD Component may be disclosed as Start Printed Page 7581a routine use to the National Archives and Records Administration for the purpose of records management inspections conducted under authority of 44 U.S.C. 2904 and 2906.

Data breach remediation purposes routine use: A record from a system of records maintained by a Component may be disclosed to appropriate agencies, entities, and persons when (1) The Component suspects or has confirmed that the security or confidentiality of the information in the system of records has been compromised; (2) the Component has determined that as a result of the suspected or confirmed compromise there is a risk of harm to economic or property interests, identity theft or fraud, or harm to the security or integrity of this system or other systems or programs (whether maintained by the Component or another agency or entity) that rely upon the compromised information; and (3) the disclosure made to such agencies, entities, and persons is reasonably necessary to assist in connection with the Components efforts to respond to the suspected or confirmed compromise and prevent, minimize, or remedy such harm.”

The DoD Blanket Routine Uses set forth at the beginning of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) compilation of systems of records notices may apply to this system. The complete list of DoD blanket routine uses can be found online at: http://dpcld.defense.gov/​Privacy/​SORNsIndex/​BlanketRoutineUses.aspx.

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Safeguards:

Delete entry and replace with “Computerized records are maintained in a controlled area accessible only to authorized personnel. Entry to these areas is restricted to those personnel with a valid requirement and authorization to enter. Physical entry is restricted by the use of locks, guards, and administrative procedures (e.g., fire protection regulations).

Access to personal information is restricted to those who require the records in the performance of their official duties. Access to personal information is further restricted by the use of Common Access Cards. All individuals granted accesses to this system of records are to have received annual Information Assurance and Privacy Act training.

Periodic security audits are performed on the system. User's security practices are regularly monitored. System backups are encrypted and stored off site.”

Retention and disposal:

Delete entry and replace with “MEPCOM-

Test scores transmittals and qualification test answer records are maintained for one year then destroyed.

DMDC-

Test results from High School students are de-identified within 6 months of receipt and are destroyed annually when 50 years old. All other test results are de-identified when 10 years old and destroyed annually when 50 years old.”

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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 Director, Defense Manpower Data Center, 4800 Mark Center Drive, Alexandria, VA 22350; or Deputy Director, Defense Manpower Data Center, DoD Center Monterey Bay, 400 Gigling Road, Seaside, CA 93955-6771.

Signed, written requests should contain the individual's full name, SSN, current address, and date tested.”

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/Joint Staff Freedom of Information Act Requester Service Center, 1155 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-1155.

Signed, written requests should contain the individual's full name, SSN, current address, date tested, and the number of this system of records notice.”

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[FR Doc. 2015-02848 Filed 2-10-15; 8:45 am]

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