System of Records Notices (SORNs)
Office of the Secretary, DoD/Joint Staff Preamble
HOW SYSTEMS OF RECORDS ARE ARRANGED
The Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) provides immediate staff assistance and advice to the Secretary of Defense, independently organized and identified offices function in full coordination and cooperation. Therefore, the Office of the Secretary of Defense systems of records are not maintained or arranged by subject but established in functional areas of a particular responsible staff office. The Office of the Secretary of Defense includes the offices of the Under Secretaries of Defense, the Assistant Secretaries of Defense, and Assistants to the Secretary of Defense, the General Counsel, DoD, and such other staff offices as the Secretary of Defense establishes to assist him in carrying out his duties and responsibilities.
HOW TO USE THE INDEX GUIDE
To assist in locating and reviewing the particular record system of interest, the various staff offices and the prefix letter symbols represented as part of the record system identification for that office are set for below.
Armed Forces Information Service
Defense Acquisition University
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Force Management and Personnel)
General Counsel, Department of Defense
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs)
Defense Human Resource Activity
Defense Manpower Data Center
National Defense University
Department of Defense Dependents Schools
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs)
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Program Analysis and
Pentagon Force Protection Agency
Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness)
Defense Security Cooperation Agency
Defense Technical Information Center
Tricare Management Activity
Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition
Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy
Washington Headquarters Services
Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences
Records are retrieved by name or by some other personal identifier. It is therefore especially important for expeditious service when requesting a record that particular attention be provided to the Notification and/or Access Procedures of the particular record system involved so as to furnish the required personal identifiers, or any other pertinent personal information as may be required to locate and retrieve the record.
BLANKET ROUTINE USES
Certain `blanket routine uses` of the records have been established that are applicable to every record system maintained within the Department of Defense unless specifically stated otherwise within a particular record system. These additional blanket routine uses of the records are published below only once in the interest of simplicity, economy and to avoid redundancy.
LAW ENFORCEMENT ROUTINE USE
In the event that a system of records maintained by this component to carry out its functions indicates a violation or potential violation of law, whether civil, criminal or regulatory in nature, and whether arising by general statute or by regulation, rule or order issued pursuant thereto, the relevant records in the system of records may be referred, as a routine use, to the appropriate agency, whether Federal, state, local, or foreign, charged with the responsibility of investigating or prosecuting such violation or charged with enforcing or implementing the statute, rule, regulation or order issued pursuant thereto.
DISCLOSURE WHEN REQUESTING INFORMATION ROUTINE USE
A record from a system of records maintained by this component may be disclosed as a routine use to a Federal, state, or local agency maintaining civil, criminal, or other relevant enforcement information or other pertinent information, such as current licenses, if necessary to obtain information relevant to a component decision concerning the hiring or retention of an employee, the issuance of a security clearance, the letting of a contract, or the issuance of a license, grant or other benefit.
DISCLOSURE OF REQUESTED INFORMATION ROUTINE USE
A record from a system of records maintained by this component may be disclosed to a Federal agency, in response to its request, in connection with the hiring or retention of an employee, the issuance of a security clearance, the reporting of an investigation of an employee, the letting of a contract, or the issuance of a license, grant or other benefit by the requesting agency, to the extent that the information is relevant and necessary to the requesting agency's decision on the matter.
CONGRESSIONAL INQUIRIES ROUTINE USE
Disclosure from a system of records maintained by this component may be made to a Congressional office from the record of an individual in response to an inquiry from the Congressional office made at the request of that individual.
PRIVATE RELIEF LEGISLATION ROUTINE USE
Relevant information contained in all systems of records of the Department of Defense published on or before August 22, 1975, may be disclosed to the Office of Management and Budget in connection with the review of private relief legislation as set forth in OMB Circular A-19 at any stage of the legislative coordination and clearance process as set forth in that Circular.
DISCLOSURES REQUIRED BY INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS ROUTINE USE
A record from a system of records maintained by this component may be disclosed to foreign law enforcement, security, investigatory, or administrative authorities in order to comply with requirements imposed by, or to claim rights conferred in, international agreements and arrangements including those regulating the stationing and status in foreign countries of Department of Defense military and civilian personnel.
DISCLOSURE TO STATE AND LOCAL TAXING AUTHORITIES ROUTINE USE
Any information normally contained in IRS Form W-2 which is maintained in a record from a system of records maintained by this component may be disclosed to state and local taxing authorities with which the Secretary of the Treasury has entered into agreements pursuant to Title 5, U.S. Code, Sections 5516, 5517, 5520, and only to those state and local taxing authorities for which an employee or military member is or was subject to tax regardless of whether tax is or was withheld. This routine use is in accordance with Treasury Fiscal Requirements Manual Bulletin Number 76-07.
DISCLOSURE TO THE OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT ROUTINE USE
A record from a system of records subject to the Privacy Act and maintained by this component may be disclosed to the Office of Personnel Management concerning information on pay and leave, benefits, retirement deductions, and any other information necessary for the Office of Personnel Management 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 this 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 TO MILITARY BANKING FACILITIES OVERSEAS ROUTINE USE
Information as to current military addresses and assignments may be provided to military banking facilities who provide banking services overseas and who are reimbursed by the Government for certain checking and loan losses. For personnel separated, discharged, or retired from the Armed Forces, information as to last known residential or home of record address may be provided to the military banking facility upon certification by a banking facility officer that the facility has a returned or dishonored check negotiated by the individual or the individual has defaulted on a loan and that if restitution is not made by the individual, the U.S. Government will be liable for the losses the facility may incur.
DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION TO THE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION ROUTINE USE
A record from a system of records maintained by this component may be disclosed as a routine use to the General Services Administration for the purpose of records management inspections conducted under authority of 44 U.S.C. 2904 and 2906.
DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION TO THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION ROUTINE USE
A record from a system of records maintained by this 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.
DISCLOSURE TO THE MERIT SYSTEMS PROTECTION BOARD ROUTINE USE
A record from a system of records maintained by this component may be disclosed as a routine use to the Merit Systems Protection Board, including the Office of the Special Counsel for the purpose of litigation, including administrative proceedings, appeals, special studies of the civil service and other merit systems, review of OPM or component rules and regulations, investigation of alleged or possible prohibited personnel practices; including administrative proceedings involving any individual subject of a DoD investigation, and such other functions, promulgated in 5 U.S.C 1205 and 1206, or as may be authorized by law.
COUNTERINTELLIGENCE PURPOSES ROUTINE USE
A record from a system of records maintained by this component may be disclosed as a routine use outside the DoD or the U.S. Government for the purpose of counterintelligence activities authorized by U.S. Law or Executive Order or for the purpose of enforcing laws which protect the national security of the United States.
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.
INFORMATION SHARING ENVIRONMENT ROUTINE USE
A record from a system of records maintained by a Component consisting of, or relating to, terrorism information (6 U.S.C. 485(a)(4)), homeland security information (6 U.S.C. 482(f)(1)), or Law enforcement information (Guideline 2 Report attached to White House Memorandum, Information Sharing Environment, November 22, 2006) may be disclosed to a Federal, State, local, tribal, territorial, foreign governmental and/or multinational agency, either in response to its request or upon the initiative of the Component, for purposes of sharing such information as is necessary and relevant for the agencies to the detection, prevention, disruption, preemption, and mitigation of the effects of terrorist activities against the territory, people, and interests of the United States of America as contemplated by the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Protection Act of 2004 (Public Law 108-458) and Executive Order 13388 (October 25, 2005).
NOTE: Information relating to, but not in and of itself constituting, terrorism, homeland security, or law enforcement information, as defined above, may only be disclosed upon a showing by the requester that the information is pertinent to the conduct of investigations of, or the development of analyses regarding, terrorism.