Privacy Act of 1974; Computer Matching Program, 54981-54982 [06-7923]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 182 / Wednesday, September 20, 2006 / Notices Dated: September 14, 2006. C.R. Choate, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 06–7769 Filed 9–19–06; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE BILLING CODE 5001–06–M Privacy Act of 1974; Computer Matching Program DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE AGENCY: Office of the Secretary of Defense [DOD–2006–OS–0197] Defense Manpower Data Center, Defense Logistics Agency, DoD. ACTION: Notice of a computer matching program. Office of the Secretary Transformation Advisory Group Meeting of the U.S. Joint Forces Command Department of Defense. Notice of Closed Meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES SUMMARY: The Transformation Advisory Group (TAG) will meet in closed session on 12–13 December 2006. The establishment date was already published in the Federal Register on 28 May 2003, in accordance with 41 CFR 102–3.150. The mission of the TAG is to provide timely advice on scientific, technical, and policy-related issues to the Commander, U.S. Joint Forces Command as he develops and executes the DOD transformation strategy. Full development of the topics will require discussion of information classified in accordance with Executive Order 12958, dated 17 April 1995, as amended March 2003. Access to the information must be strictly limited to personnel having the requisite clearances and specific needto-know, unauthorized disclosure of the information to be discussed at the TAG meetings could cause serious damage to our national defense. The meeting will be closed for security reasons, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552, Exemption(b)1, Protection of National Security, and Exemption(b)3 regarding information protected under the Homeland Security Act of 2002. In accordance with Section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and 41 CFR 102–3.155 this meeting will be closed. DATES: December 12–13, 2006. Location: United States Joint Forces Command, 1562 Mitscher Avenue, Suite 200, Norfolk, VA 23551–2488. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Robert O. Anderson, Designated Federal Officer, (757) 836–6395. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Mr. Floyd March, Joint Staff, (703) 697–0610. Dated: September 13, 2006. L.M. Bynum, OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, DoD. [FR Doc. 06–7746 Filed 9–19–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–M VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:40 Sep 19, 2006 Jkt 205001 SUMMARY: Subsection (e)(12) of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (5 U.S.C. 552a), requires agencies to publish advanced notice of any proposed or revised computer matching program by the matching agency for public comment. The Department of Defense (DoD) as the matching agency under the Privacy Act, is hereby giving notice to the record subjects of a computer matching program between Social Security Administration (SSA) and the DoD that their records are being matched by computer. The Social Security Act requires SSA to verify, with independent or collateral sources, information provided to SSA by recipients of SSI payments and beneficiaries of SVB benefits. The SSI and SVB recipient/beneficiary provides information about eligibility/entitlement factors and other relevant information. SSA obtains additional information as necessary before making any determinations of eligibility/payment or entitlement/benefit amounts or adjustments thereto. With respect to military retirement payments to SSI recipients and SVB beneficiaries who are retired members of the Uniformed Services or their survivors, SSA proposes to accomplish this task by computer matching with the DoD. DATES: This proposed action will become effective October 20, 2006, and matching may commence unless changes to the matching program are required due to public comments or by Congressional or by Office of Management and Budget objections. Any public comment must be received before the effective date. ADDRESSES: Any interested party may submit written comments to the Director, Defense Privacy Office, 1901 South Bell Street, Suite 920, Arlington, VA 22202–4512. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Vahan Moushegian, Jr. at (703) 607– 2943. Pursuant to subsection (o) of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, (5 U.S.C. 552a), the Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC) and SSA have concluded an agreement SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 54981 to conduct a computer matching program. The parties to this agreement have determined that a computer matching program is the efficient, expeditious, and effective means of obtaining and processing the information needed by the SSA under the Social Security Act to verify the eligibility/entitlement of, and to verify payment/benefit amounts for, certain SSI and SVB recipients/ beneficiaries. Computer matching also will produce the required data to calculate and make any necessary adjustments of SSI payments and SVB benefits. The principal alternative to using a computer matching program would be to conduct a manual comparison of DoD payment records with a list of SSI and SVB recipients/ beneficiaries. Conducting such a manual match would clearly impose a considerable administrative burden, constitute a greater intrusion on the individual’s privacy, and would result in additional delay in the eventual SSI payment and SVB benefit or recovery of unauthorized or erroneous payments/ benefits. Using the computer matching program, the information exchange between the parties can be accomplished within 30 days. A copy of the computer matching agreement between SSA and DoD is available upon request. Requests should be submitted to the address caption above or to the Office of Payment Policy, Office of Income Security Programs, Office of Disability and Income Security Programs, Social Security Administration, 0106 RRCC, 6401 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21235. Set forth below is the notice of the establishment of a computer matching program required by paragraph 6.c. of the Office of Management and Budget Guidelines on computer matching published on June 19, 1989, at 54 FR 2518. The matching agreement, as required by 5 U.S.C. 552a(r) of the Privacy Act, and an advance copy of this notice was submitted on September 12, 2006, to the House Committee on Government Reform, the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, and the Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget pursuant to paragraph 4d 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). E:\FR\FM\20SEN1.SGM 20SEN1 54982 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 182 / Wednesday, September 20, 2006 / Notices Dated: September 14, 2006. C.R. Choate, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Office, Department of Defense. Center Data Base,’’ last published in the Federal Register at 69 FR 31974, June 8, 2004, as amended at 69 FR 67117, November 16, 2004. Computer Matching Program Between the Social Security Administration and the Department of Defense for Verification of Social Security Supplemental Security Income Payments and Special Veterans Benefits E. DESCRIPTION OF COMPUTER MATCHING PROGRAM A. PARTICIPATING AGENCIES Participants in this computer matching program are the Social Security Administration (SSA) and the Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC) of the Department of Defense (DoD). The SSA is the source agency, i.e., the activity disclosing the records for the purpose of the match. The DMDC is the specific recipient activity or matching agency, i.e., the agency that actually performs the computer matching. B. PURPOSE OF THE MATCH The Social Security Act requires SSA to verify, with independent or collateral sources, information provided to SSA by recipients of SSI payments and beneficiaries of SVB benefits. The SSI and SVB recipient/beneficiaries provides information about eligibility/ entitlement factors and other relevant information. SSA obtains additional information as necessary before making any determinations of eligibility/ payment or entitlement/benefit amounts or adjustments thereto. With respect to military retirement payments to SSI recipients and SVB beneficiaries who are retired members of the Uniformed Services or their survivors, SSA proposes to accomplish this task by computer matching with the DOD. C. AUTHORITY FOR CONDUCTING THE MATCH The legal authority for the matching program is contained in sections 1631(e)(1)(B), (f), and 806(b) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1383(e)(1)(B), (f) and 1006(b)). jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES D. RECORDS TO BE MATCHED The systems of records maintained by the respective agencies under the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, from which records will be disclosed for the purpose of this computer match are as follows: SSA will use records from a system of records identified as 60–0103, entitled ‘‘Supplemental Security Income Record and Special Veterans Benefits, SSA/ ODSSIS’’, last published in the Federal Register at 71 FR 1830, January 11, 2006. DMDC will use records from a system of records identified as S322.10 DMDC, entitled ‘‘Defense Manpower Data VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:40 Sep 19, 2006 Jkt 205001 SSA, as the source agency, will provide DMDC with an electronic file which contains the data elements. Upon receipt of the electronic file, DMDC, as the recipient agency, will perform a computer match using all nine digits of the SSN of the SSI/SVB file against a DMDC database which contains the data elements. The DMDC database consists of extracts of personnel and pay records of retired members of the uniformed services or their survivors. The ‘‘hits’’ or matches will be furnished to SSA. SSA is responsible for verifying and determining that the data on the DMDC electronic reply file are consistent with the SSA source file and resolving any discrepancies or inconsistencies on an individual basis. SSA will also be responsible for making final determinations as to eligibility for /entitlement to, or amount of payments/ benefits, their continuation or needed adjustments, or any recovery of overpayments as a result of the match. 1. The electronic file provided by SSA will contain approximately 8.6 million records extracted from the SSR/SVB. 2. The electronic DMDC database contains records on approximately 2.3 million retired uniformed service members or their survivors. F. INCLUSIVE DATES OF THE MATCHING PROGRAM This computer matching program is subject to public comment and review by Congress and the Office of Management and Budget. If the mandatory 30 day period for comment has expired and no comments are received and if no objections are raised by either Congress. The Office of Management and Budget within 40 days of being notified of the proposed match, the computer matching program becomes effective and the respective agencies may begin the exchange at a mutually agreeable time on a quarterly basis, shifting to a monthly basis, provided DoD consents, when and if the computer system work can be completed to effectuate the increased frequency. By agreement between SSA and DMDC, the matching program will be in effect for 18 months with an option to renew for 12 additional months unless one of the parties to the agreement advises the other by written request to terminate or modify the agreement. PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 G. ADDRESS FOR RECEIPT OF PUBLIC COMMENTS OR INQUIRIES Director, Defense Privacy Office, 1901 South Bell Street, Suite 920, Arlington, VA 22202–4512. Telephone (703) 607– 2943. [FR Doc. 06–7923 Filed 9–19–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Notice of Extension of Project Period and Waiver for the Center on Learning Disabilities Office of Special Education Programs, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Department of Education. SUMMARY: The Secretary waives the requirements in the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR), in 34 CFR 75.250 and 75.261(a), respectively, that generally prohibit project periods exceeding five years and extensions of project periods involving the obligation of additional Federal funds. This extension of project period and waiver will enable the currently funded Center on Learning Disabilities to receive funding from October 1, 2006 through September 30, 2007. DATES: This extension of project period and waiver are effective September 20, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Renee Bradley, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Room 4105, Potomac Center Plaza, Washington, DC 20202–2641. Telephone: (202) 245–7277. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), you may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1– 800–877–8339. Individuals with disabilities may obtain this document in an alternative format (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, or computer diskette) on request to the contact person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. AGENCY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On July 6, 2001, the Department published a notice in the Federal Register (66 FR 35746) inviting applications for a new award for fiscal year (FY) 2001 for a Center on Learning Disabilities (Center). 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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Office of the Secretary of Defense

[DOD-2006-OS-0197]


Privacy Act of 1974; Computer Matching Program

AGENCY: Defense Manpower Data Center, Defense Logistics Agency, DoD.

ACTION: Notice of a computer matching program.

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SUMMARY: Subsection (e)(12) of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (5 
U.S.C. 552a), requires agencies to publish advanced notice of any 
proposed or revised computer matching program by the matching agency 
for public comment. The Department of Defense (DoD) as the matching 
agency under the Privacy Act, is hereby giving notice to the record 
subjects of a computer matching program between Social Security 
Administration (SSA) and the DoD that their records are being matched 
by computer.
    The Social Security Act requires SSA to verify, with independent or 
collateral sources, information provided to SSA by recipients of SSI 
payments and beneficiaries of SVB benefits. The SSI and SVB recipient/
beneficiary provides information about eligibility/entitlement factors 
and other relevant information. SSA obtains additional information as 
necessary before making any determinations of eligibility/payment or 
entitlement/benefit amounts or adjustments thereto. With respect to 
military retirement payments to SSI recipients and SVB beneficiaries 
who are retired members of the Uniformed Services or their survivors, 
SSA proposes to accomplish this task by computer matching with the DoD.

DATES: This proposed action will become effective October 20, 2006, and 
matching may commence unless changes to the matching program are 
required due to public comments or by Congressional or by Office of 
Management and Budget objections. Any public comment must be received 
before the effective date.

ADDRESSES: Any interested party may submit written comments to the 
Director, Defense Privacy Office, 1901 South Bell Street, Suite 920, 
Arlington, VA 22202-4512.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Vahan Moushegian, Jr. at (703) 
607-2943.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to subsection (o) of the Privacy 
Act of 1974, as amended, (5 U.S.C. 552a), the Defense Manpower Data 
Center (DMDC) and SSA have concluded an agreement to conduct a computer 
matching program.
    The parties to this agreement have determined that a computer 
matching program is the efficient, expeditious, and effective means of 
obtaining and processing the information needed by the SSA under the 
Social Security Act to verify the eligibility/entitlement of, and to 
verify payment/benefit amounts for, certain SSI and SVB recipients/
beneficiaries. Computer matching also will produce the required data to 
calculate and make any necessary adjustments of SSI payments and SVB 
benefits. The principal alternative to using a computer matching 
program would be to conduct a manual comparison of DoD payment records 
with a list of SSI and SVB recipients/beneficiaries. Conducting such a 
manual match would clearly impose a considerable administrative burden, 
constitute a greater intrusion on the individual's privacy, and would 
result in additional delay in the eventual SSI payment and SVB benefit 
or recovery of unauthorized or erroneous payments/benefits. Using the 
computer matching program, the information exchange between the parties 
can be accomplished within 30 days.
    A copy of the computer matching agreement between SSA and DoD is 
available upon request. Requests should be submitted to the address 
caption above or to the Office of Payment Policy, Office of Income 
Security Programs, Office of Disability and Income Security Programs, 
Social Security Administration, 0106 RRCC, 6401 Security Boulevard, 
Baltimore, MD 21235.
    Set forth below is the notice of the establishment of a computer 
matching program required by paragraph 6.c. of the Office of Management 
and Budget Guidelines on computer matching published on June 19, 1989, 
at 54 FR 2518.
    The matching agreement, as required by 5 U.S.C. 552a(r) of the 
Privacy Act, and an advance copy of this notice was submitted on 
September 12, 2006, to the House Committee on Government Reform, the 
Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, and the 
Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, 
Office of Management and Budget pursuant to paragraph 4d 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: September 14, 2006.
C.R. Choate,
Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Office, Department of Defense.
Computer Matching Program Between the Social Security Administration 
and the Department of Defense for Verification of Social Security 
Supplemental Security Income Payments and Special Veterans Benefits

A. Participating Agencies
    Participants in this computer matching program are the Social 
Security Administration (SSA) and the Defense Manpower Data Center 
(DMDC) of the Department of Defense (DoD). The SSA is the source 
agency, i.e., the activity disclosing the records for the purpose of 
the match. The DMDC is the specific recipient activity or matching 
agency, i.e., the agency that actually performs the computer matching.

B. Purpose of the Match
    The Social Security Act requires SSA to verify, with independent or 
collateral sources, information provided to SSA by recipients of SSI 
payments and beneficiaries of SVB benefits. The SSI and SVB recipient/
beneficiaries provides information about eligibility/entitlement 
factors and other relevant information. SSA obtains additional 
information as necessary before making any determinations of 
eligibility/payment or entitlement/benefit amounts or adjustments 
thereto. With respect to military retirement payments to SSI recipients 
and SVB beneficiaries who are retired members of the Uniformed Services 
or their survivors, SSA proposes to accomplish this task by computer 
matching with the DOD.

C. Authority for Conducting the Match
    The legal authority for the matching program is contained in 
sections 1631(e)(1)(B), (f), and 806(b) of the Social Security Act (42 
U.S.C. 1383(e)(1)(B), (f) and 1006(b)).

D. Records to be Matched
    The systems of records maintained by the respective agencies under 
the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, from which records will be 
disclosed for the purpose of this computer match are as follows:
    SSA will use records from a system of records identified as 60-
0103, entitled ``Supplemental Security Income Record and Special 
Veterans Benefits, SSA/ODSSIS'', last published in the Federal Register 
at 71 FR 1830, January 11, 2006.
    DMDC will use records from a system of records identified as 
S322.10 DMDC, entitled ``Defense Manpower Data Center Data Base,'' last 
published in the Federal Register at 69 FR 31974, June 8, 2004, as 
amended at 69 FR 67117, November 16, 2004.

E. Description of Computer Matching Program
    SSA, as the source agency, will provide DMDC with an electronic 
file which contains the data elements. Upon receipt of the electronic 
file, DMDC, as the recipient agency, will perform a computer match 
using all nine digits of the SSN of the SSI/SVB file against a DMDC 
database which contains the data elements. The DMDC database consists 
of extracts of personnel and pay records of retired members of the 
uniformed services or their survivors. The ``hits'' or matches will be 
furnished to SSA. SSA is responsible for verifying and determining that 
the data on the DMDC electronic reply file are consistent with the SSA 
source file and resolving any discrepancies or inconsistencies on an 
individual basis. SSA will also be responsible for making final 
determinations as to eligibility for /entitlement to, or amount of 
payments/benefits, their continuation or needed adjustments, or any 
recovery of overpayments as a result of the match.
    1. The electronic file provided by SSA will contain approximately 
8.6 million records extracted from the SSR/SVB.
    2. The electronic DMDC database contains records on approximately 
2.3 million retired uniformed service members or their survivors.

F. Inclusive Dates of the Matching Program
    This computer matching program is subject to public comment and 
review by Congress and the Office of Management and Budget. If the 
mandatory 30 day period for comment has expired and no comments are 
received and if no objections are raised by either Congress. The Office 
of Management and Budget within 40 days of being notified of the 
proposed match, the computer matching program becomes effective and the 
respective agencies may begin the exchange at a mutually agreeable time 
on a quarterly basis, shifting to a monthly basis, provided DoD 
consents, when and if the computer system work can be completed to 
effectuate the increased frequency. By agreement between SSA and DMDC, 
the matching program will be in effect for 18 months with an option to 
renew for 12 additional months unless one of the parties to the 
agreement advises the other by written request to terminate or modify 
the agreement.

G. Address for Receipt of Public Comments or Inquiries
    Director, Defense Privacy Office, 1901 South Bell Street, Suite 
920, Arlington, VA 22202-4512. Telephone (703) 607-2943.
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