Requests for Access to Classified Information by Historical Researchers (June 11, 1997, 62 FR 31793)
Air Force OPA-MB, 1221 South Fern Street, Room D159, Arlington, VA 22202.
CATEGORIES OF INDIVIDUALS COVERED BY THE SYSTEM:
All persons outside the Executive Branch of the United States Government who request access to classified information for historical research purposes.
CATEGORIES OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM:
Basic biographical data on the requester, letters of requests, letters granting access or denial and statement signed by the requester explaining the conditions governing access.
AUTHORITY FOR MAINTENANCE OF THE SYSTEM:
10 U.S.C. 8013, Secretary of the Air Force: Powers and duties; delegation by.
Used to determine the trustworthiness of individuals for whom access is requested, authorize or deny access based on this determination and prescribe locations, schedules and circumstances in which research may be conducted. Biographical data is disseminated to the Defense Investigative Service, the Department of Justice, the Air Force Office of Special Investigations and the Air Force Security Clearance Office.
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, these records or information contained therein may specifically be disclosed outside the DoD as a routine use pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a(b)(3) as follows:
The DoD 'Blanket Routine Uses' published at the beginning of the Air Force's compilation of systems of records notices apply to this system.
POLICIES AND PRACTICES FOR STORING, RETRIEVING, ACCESSING, RETAINING, AND DISPOSING OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM:
Maintained in file folders.
Retrieved by name.
Records are accessed by custodian of the record system and by person(s) responsible for servicing the record system in performance of their official duties who are properly cleared for need-to-know. Records are stored in safes.
RETENTION AND DISPOSAL:
Retained in office files until superseded, obsolete, no longer needed for reference, or on inactivation, then destroyed by tearing into pieces, shredding, pulping, macerating, or burning.
SYSTEM MANAGER(S) AND ADDRESS:
Chief, Magazine and Book Branch, Secretary of the Air Force Office of Public Affairs.
Individuals seeking to determine whether information about themselves is contained in this system should address written inquiries to or visit the Chief, Magazine and Book Branch, Secretary of the Air Force Office of Public Affairs.
Written requests should be notarized. Personal visits require positive identification such as Military ID card, drivers license, Social Security Number, date of birth, etc.
RECORD ACCESS PROCEDURES:
Individuals seeking access to information about themselves contained in this system should address written inquiries to or visit the Chief, Magazine and Book Branch, Secretary of the Air Force Office of Public Affairs.
CONTESTING RECORD PROCEDURES:
The Air Force rules for accessing records, and for contesting contents and appealing initial agency determinations are published in Air Force Instruction 37-132; 32 CFR part 806b; or may be obtained from the system manager.
RECORD SOURCE CATEGORIES:
Information obtained from the individual, police and investigating officers, and the Department of Justice.
EXEMPTIONS CLAIMED FOR THE SYSTEM:
FEDERAL REGISTER HISTORY: