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AGENCY:

Office of the Secretary of Defense, DoD.

ACTION:

Notice of a modified System of Records.

SUMMARY:

The Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) is modifying a System of Records titled, “Joint Advertising, Market Research & Studies (JAMRS) Recruiting Database,” DHRA 04. Records in the JAMRS system are used to compile, process and distribute files of individuals to the Services to assist them in their direct marketing recruiting efforts. The system also provides JAMRS with the ability to measure effectiveness of list purchases through ongoing analysis and to remove the names of individuals who are currently members of, or are enlisting in, the Armed Forces or who have asked that their names be removed from future recruitment lists. The JAMRS Recruiting Database serves as a foundation for the Services' outreach efforts.

DATES:

This notice is effective upon publication; however, comments on the Routine Uses will be accepted on or before November 15, 2019. The Routine Uses are effective at the close of the comment period.

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 Chief Management Officer, Directorate for Oversight and Compliance, 4800 Mark Center Drive, Mailbox #24, Suite 08D09, Alexandria, VA 22350-1700.

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. Luz D. Ortiz, Chief, Records, Privacy and Declassification Division (RPD2), 1155 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20311-1155, or by phone at (571) 372-0478.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The OSD is modifying a system of records subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, 5 U.S.C. 552a. This system is used by the Armed Forces to educate potential prospects on the benefits of military service.

There are several unique advantages to centralizing the development and maintenance of this database on behalf of the DoD and the individual military services. This includes: Improved information assurance and physical security measures to ensure the information is safeguarded at the highest possible levels; reduced cost and avoidance of duplicate purchases of information, and timely removal of individuals from mailing lists who do not want to receive information from the Military.

The DoD notices for Systems of Records subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, 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, Civil Liberties, and Transparency Division website at https://dpcld.defense.gov.

The proposed systems reports, as required by of the Privacy Act, as amended, were submitted on August 20, 2019, to the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) pursuant to Section 6 to OMB Circular No. A-108, “Federal Agency Responsibilities for Review, Reporting, and Publication under the Privacy Act,” revised December 23, 2016 (December 23, 2016, 81 FR 94424).

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Dated: October 10, 2019.

Aaron T. Siegel,

Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.

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SYSTEM NAME AND NUMBER:

Joint Advertising, Market Research & Studies (JAMRS) Recruiting Database, DHRA 04.

SECURITY CLASSIFICATION:

Unclassified.

SYSTEM LOCATION:

Epsilon Data Management, LLC, 2425 Busse Road, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007-5737.

SYSTEM MANAGER(S):

Program Manager, Office of People Analytics, Joint Advertising, Market Research & Studies (JAMRS), Suite 06J25, 4800 Mark Center Drive, Alexandria, VA 22350-4000; email: info@jamrs.org.

AUTHORITY FOR MAINTENANCE OF THE SYSTEM:

10 U.S.C. 503(a), Enlistments: recruiting campaigns; 10 U.S.C. 136, Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness; 10 U.S.C. 3013, Secretary of the Army; 10 U.S.C. 5013, Secretary of the Navy; 10 U.S.C. 8013, Secretary of the Air Force; and 14 U.S.C. 350 Coast Guard, as amended.

PURPOSE(S) OF THE SYSTEM:

The JAMRS Recruiting Database compiles, processes, and distributes files of individuals, ages 16 to 18 years, to the Services to assist them in their direct marketing recruiting efforts. The system also provides JAMRS with the ability to measure effectiveness of list purchases through ongoing analysis and to remove the names of individuals who are currently members of, or are enlisting in, the Armed Forces or who have asked that their names be removed from future recruitment lists.

CATEGORIES OF INDIVIDUALS COVERED BY THE SYSTEM:

Individuals aged 16 to 18; college students; Selective Service System registrants; individuals who have taken the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) test; individuals who have responded to various paid/non-paid advertising campaigns seeking enlistment information; current military personnel who are on Active Duty or in the Reserves and prior service individuals who still have remaining Military Service Obligation; individuals who are in the process of enlisting; and individuals who have asked to be removed from any future recruitment lists.

Opt-Out information: Individuals, who are 151/2 years old or older, or parents or legal guardians acting on behalf of individuals who are between the ages of 151/2 and 18 years old, seeking to have their name or the name of their child or ward, as well as other identifying data, removed from this system of records (or removed in the future when such information is obtained) should address written Opt-Out requests to the Joint Advertising, Marketing Research & Studies (JAMRS), ATTN: Opt-Out, Suite 06J25, 4800 Mark Center Drive, Alexandria, VA 22350-4000. Such requests must contain the full name, date of birth, and current address of the individual.

Opt-Out requests will be honored for ten years. However, because Opt-Out screening is based, in part, on the current address of the individual, any change in address will require the submission of a new Opt-Out request with the new address.

CATEGORIES OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM:

All records: Full name, gender, address, city, state, zip code, source code.

For individuals ages 16 to 18 years: Date of birth, telephone number, high school name, graduation date, grade point average, education level, military interest, college intent, ethnicity, ASVAB test date, and ASVAB Armed Forces Qualifying Test Category score.

For college students: Telephone number, college name, college location, college type, college competitive ranking, class year, ethnicity, and field of study.

For Selective Service System: Date of birth and Selective Service registration method. Individuals who have responded to various paid/non-paid advertising campaigns seeking enlistment information: date of birth, telephone number, Service Code, last grade completed, email address, and contact immediately flag.

For military personnel: Date of birth, Electronic Data Interchange Personal Identifier/Department of Defense (DoD) Identification Number, ethnicity, education level, application date, military service, and occupation information.

For individuals who have asked to be removed from future recruitment list: Date of birth and reason code.

RECORD SOURCE CATEGORIES:

Individual; State Department of Motor Vehicle offices; commercial information brokers/vendors; Selective Service System; Defense Manpower Data Center; United States Military Entrance Processing Command for individuals who have taken the ASVAB test; and the Military services and Congressional offices for individuals who have asked to be removed from any future recruitment lists.

ROUTINE USES OF RECORDS MAINTAINED IN THE SYSTEM, INCLUDING CATEGORIES OF USERS AND PURPOSES OF SUCH USES:

In addition to those disclosures generally permitted under 5 U.S.C. 552a(b) of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, these 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:

a. To the Department of Homeland Security to support the development of advertising and market research targeted at prospective United States Coast Guard recruits.

b. To contractors, grantees, experts, consultants, students, and others performing or working on a contract, service, grant, cooperative agreement, or other assignment for the Federal Government when necessary to accomplish an agency function related to this system of records.

c. To the appropriate Federal, State, local, territorial, tribal, foreign, or international law enforcement authority or other appropriate entity where a record, either alone or in conjunction with other information, indicates a violation or potential violation of law, whether criminal, civil, or regulatory in nature.

d. To any component of the Department of Justice for the purpose of representing the DoD, or its components, officers, employees, or members in pending or potential litigation to which the record is pertinent.

e. In an appropriate proceeding before a court, grand jury, or administrative or adjudicative body or official, when the DoD or other Agency representing the DoD determines that the records are relevant and necessary to the proceeding; or in an appropriate proceeding before an administrative or adjudicative body when the adjudicator determines the records to be relevant to the proceeding.

f. To the National Archives and Records Administration for the purpose of records management inspections conducted under the authority of 44 U.S.C. 2904 and 2906.

g. To a Member of Congress or staff acting upon the Member's behalf when the Member or staff requests the information on behalf of, and at the request of, the individual who is the subject of the record.

h. To appropriate agencies, entities, and persons when (1) the DoD suspects or has confirmed that there has been a Start Printed Page 55293breach of the system of records; (2) the DoD has determined that as a result of the suspected or confirmed breach there is a risk of harm to individuals, the DoD (including its information systems, programs, and operations), the Federal Government, or national security; and (3) the disclosure made to such agencies, entities, and persons is reasonably necessary to assist in connection with the DoD's efforts to respond to the suspected or confirmed breach or to prevent, minimize, or remedy such harm.

i. To another Federal agency or Federal entity, when the DoD determines that information from this system of records is reasonably necessary to assist the recipient agency or entity in (1) responding to a suspected or confirmed breach or (2) preventing, minimizing, or remedying the risk of harm to individuals, the recipient agency or entity (including its information systems, programs and operations), the Federal Government, or national security, resulting from a suspected or confirmed breach.

POLICIES AND PRACTICES FOR STORAGE OF RECORDS:

Records are maintained in electronic storage media.

POLICIES AND PRACTICES FOR RETRIEVAL OF RECORDS:

Records are retrieved by individual's full name, address, and date of birth.

POLICIES AND PRACTICES FOR RETENTION AND DISPOSAL OF RECORDS:

Destroy three years from the date the information pertaining to the individual is first distributed to the Services or, or from the date on which the file has been inactive for one year, according to the mail usage dates, as appropriate. Records of the name and address of individuals who wish to be removed (Opt-Out) from future recruitment lists are retained for ten years from the date the name is added.

ADMINISTRATIVE, TECHNICAL, AND PHYSICAL SAFEGUARDS:

Access to information in the database is highly restricted and limited to those that require the records in the performance of their official duties. The database utilizes a layered approach of overlapping controls, monitoring and authentication to ensure overall security of the data, network and system resources. Sophisticated physical security, perimeter security (firewall, intrusion prevention), access control, authentication, encryption, data transfer, and monitoring solutions prevent unauthorized access from internal and external sources. The following administrative controls are also applied to restrict access to those who require the data in the performance of their official duties: Periodic security audits; regular monitoring of users' security practices; methods to ensure only authorized personnel have access to personally identifiable information; encryption of backups containing sensitive data; and backups secured offsite.

RECORD ACCESS PROCEDURES:

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

Signed, written requests should contain the full name, date of birth, and current address of the individual as well as the name and number of this system of records notice.

In addition, the requester must provide either a notarized statement or an unsworn declaration made in accordance with 28 U.S.C. 1746, in the following format:

If executed outside the United States: “I declare (or certify, verify, or state) under penalty of perjury under the laws of the United States of America that the foregoing is true and correct. Executed on (date). (Signature).”

If executed within the United States, its territories, possessions, or commonwealths: “I declare (or certify, verify, or state) under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct. Executed on (date). (Signature).”

CONTESTING RECORD PROCEDURES:

The DoD rules for accessing records, contesting contents, and for appealing initial agency determinations are contained in 32 CFR part 310, or may be obtained from the system manager.

NOTIFICATION PROCEDURES:

Individuals seeking to determine whether information about themselves is contained in this system should address inquiries to the Joint Advertising, Market Research & Studies (JAMRS), Direct Marketing Program Officer, Suite 06J25, 4800 Mark Center Drive, Alexandria, VA 22350-4000.

Signed, written requests should contain the full name, date of birth, and current address of the individual as well as the name and number of this system of records notice.

In addition, the requester must provide either a notarized statement or an unsworn declaration made in accordance with 28 U.S.C. 1746, in the following format:

If executed outside the United States: “I declare (or certify, verify, or state) under penalty of perjury under the laws of the United States of America that the foregoing is true and correct. Executed on (date). (Signature).”

If executed within the United States, its territories, possessions, or commonwealths: “I declare (or certify, verify, or state) under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct. Executed on (date). (Signature).”

EXEMPTIONS PROMULGATED FOR THE SYSTEM:

None.

HISTORY:

December 22, 2011, 76 FR 79663.

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[FR Doc. 2019-22562 Filed 10-15-19; 8:45 am]

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