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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 notice DA&M 01, entitled “Civil Liberties Program Case Management System'' to receive, log and track the processing of allegations of civil liberties violations by the DoD, its civilian employees, members of the Military Services, DoD contractors, or others acting under the authority of the DoD and document the review, investigation, and redress provided. Records may also be 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 14, 2016. This proposed action will be effective on 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: Department of Defense, Office of the Deputy Chief Management Officer, Directorate of Oversight and Compliance, Regulatory and Audit Matters Office, 9010 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-9010.

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 the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT or from the Defense Privacy and Civil Liberties Division Web site at http://dpcld.defense.gov/​.

The proposed systems reports, as required by 5 U.S.C. 552a(r) of the Privacy Act, as amended, were submitted on February 4, 2016, to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and 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 8, 2016.

Aaron Siegel,

Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.

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DA&M 01

System name:

Civil Liberties Program Case Management System (October 3, 2013, 78 FR 61345)

Changes:

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System identifier:

Delete entry and replace with “DCMO 02.”

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System location:

Delete entry and replace with “Defense Privacy and Civil Liberties Office, Office of the Deputy Chief Management Officer, Department of Defense, 9010 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-9010. Records are maintained by offices within the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) and Joint Staff (JS). For a complete list of these offices contact the system manager.”

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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:

Disclosure to the Office of Personnel Management Routine Use. A record from a system of records subject to the Privacy Act and maintained by a DoD Component may be disclosed to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) concerning information on pay and leave, benefits, retirement deduction, and any other information necessary for the OPM to carry out its legally authorized government-wide personnel management functions and studies.

Disclosure to the Department of Justice for Litigation Routine Use. A record from a system of records maintained by a DoD Component may be disclosed as a routine use to any component of the Department of Justice for the purpose of representing the Department of Defense, or any officer, employee or member of the Department in pending or potential litigation to which the record is pertinent.

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 a 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 Office 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://Start Printed Page 7328dpcld.defense.gov/​Privacy/​SORNsIndex/​BlanketRoutineUses.aspx.

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Storage:

Delete entry and replace with “Data will be stored on paper and on electronic storage media.”

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System manager(s) and address:

Delete entry and replace with “Chief, Defense Privacy and Civil Liberties Division, Office of the Deputy Chief Management Officer, Department of Defense, 9010 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-9010.”

Notification procedures:

Delete entry and replace with “Individuals seeking to determine if information about themselves is contained in this system should address written inquiries to the Chief, Defense Privacy and Civil Liberties Division, Office of the Deputy Chief Management Officer, Department of Defense, 9010 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-9010.

For verification purposes, the requestor should provide his/her full name, home or work address, home or work telephone number, email addresses, Military Service or DoD component involved, and case number.”

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 include full names, home or work addresses, home or work telephone number, email address, Military Service or DoD component involved and case number, and the name and number of this system of records.”

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[FR Doc. 2016-02770 Filed 2-10-16; 8:45 am]

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