Agency Information Collection Activities; Request for Comments; Revision of the BJS Confidentiality Pledge, 13507-13509 [2017-04886]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 47 / Monday, March 13, 2017 / Notices difference between NIBRS and the traditional Summary Reporting System (SRS) is the degree of detail in reporting. In reporting data via the traditional SRS, law enforcement agencies tally the occurrences of eight Part I crimes. NIBRS is capable of producing more detailed, accurate, and meaningful data because data are collected about when and where crime takes place, what form it takes, and the characteristics of its victims and perpetrators. Although most of the general concepts for collecting, scoring, and reporting UCR data in the SRS apply in the NIBRS, such as jurisdictional rules, there are some important differences in the two systems. The most notable differences that give the NIBRS an advantage over the SRS are: No Hierarchy Rule, in a multiple-offense incident NIBRS reports every offense occurring during the incident where SRS would report just the most serious offense and the lowerlisted offense would not be reported; NIBRS provides revised, expanded, and new offense definitions; NIBRS provides more specificity in reporting offenses, using NIBRS offense and arrest data for 24 Group A offense categories can be reported while in the SRS eight Part I offenses can be reported; NIBRS can distinguish between attempted and completed Group A crimes; NIBRS also provides crimes against society while the SRS does not; the victim-to-offender data, circumstance reporting, drug related offenses, offenders suspected use of drugs, and computer crime is expanded in NIBRS; the NIBRS update reports are directly tied to the original incident submitted. The Group A offense categories include animal cruelty, arson, assault offenses, bribery, burglary/breaking and entering, counterfeiting/forgery, destruction/ damage/vandalism of property, drug/ narcotic offenses, embezzlement, extortion/blackmail, fraud offenses, gambling offenses, homicide offenses, human trafficking, kidnapping/ abduction, larceny/theft offenses, motor vehicle theft, pornography/obscene material, prostitution offenses, robbery, sex offenses, sex offenses/nonforcible, stolen property offenses, and weapon law violations. The Group B offense categories include bad checks, curfew/ loitering/vagrancy violations, disorderly conduct, DUI, drunkenness, family offenses/nonviolent, liquor law violations, peeping tom, trespass of real property, and all other offenses. Beginning in 2019, the NIBRS will also collect additional data values to capture data on domestic violence, cargo theft, and negligent manslaughter. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:49 Mar 10, 2017 Jkt 241001 5. An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: There are approximately 6,648 law enforcement agencies. The amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond is two hours monthly which totals to an annual hour burden of 24 hours. The two hours to respond is the time it takes for the agencies records management system (RMS) to download the NIBRS and send to the FBI. By design, law enforcement agencies generate NIBRS data as a byproduct of their RMS. Therefore, a law enforcement agency builds its system to suit its own individual needs, including all of the information required for administration and operation; then forwards only the data required by the NIBRS to participate in the FBI UCR Program. 6. An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: There are approximately 159,552 hours, annual burden, associated with this information collection. The total number of respondents is 6,648 with a total annual hour burden of 24 hours (6,648 × 24 = 159,552 total annual hours). If additional information is required contact: Melody Braswell, Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, Justice Management Division, Policy and Planning Staff, Two Constitution Square, 145 N Street NE., 3E.405A, Washington, DC 20530. Dated: March 8, 2017. Melody Braswell, Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice. [FR Doc. 2017–04871 Filed 3–10–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Agency Information Collection Activities; Request for Comments; Revision of the BJS Confidentiality Pledge Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), a component of the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) in the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), is seeking comments on revisions to the confidentiality pledge it provides to its respondents. These revisions are required by the passage and implementation of provisions of the federal Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2015, which requires the Secretary of SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 13507 the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to provide Federal civilian agencies’ information technology systems with cybersecurity protection for their Internet traffic. More details on this announcement are presented in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below. DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for 60 days until May 12, 2017. ADDRESSES: Questions about this notice should be addressed to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, ATTN: Devon Adams, 810 7th Street NW., Washington, DC 20531 (email: Devon.Adams@usdoj.gov; telephone: 202–307–0765 (this is not a toll-free number). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Allina Lee by telephone at 202–305– 0765 (this is not a toll-free number); by email at Allina.Lee@usdoj.gov; or by mail or courier to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, ATTN: Allina Lee, 810 7th Street NW., Washington, DC 20531. Because of delays in the receipt of regular mail related to security screening, respondents are encouraged to use electronic communications. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract Federal statistics provide key information that the Nation uses to measure its performance and make informed choices about budgets, employment, health, investments, taxes, and a host of other significant topics. Most federal surveys are completed on a voluntary basis. Respondents, ranging from businesses to households to institutions, may choose whether or not to provide the requested information. Many of the most valuable federal statistics come from surveys that ask for highly sensitive information such as proprietary business data from companies or particularly personal information or practices from individuals. BJS protects all personally identifiable information collected under its authority under the confidentiality provisions of 42 U.S.C. 3789(g). Strong and trusted confidentiality and exclusively statistical use pledges under 42 U.S.C. 3789(g) and similar statutes are effective and necessary in honoring the trust that businesses, individuals, and institutions, by their responses, place in statistical agencies. Under statistical confidentiality protection statutes, federal statistical agencies make statutory pledges that the information respondents provide will be E:\FR\FM\13MRN1.SGM 13MRN1 mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES 13508 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 47 / Monday, March 13, 2017 / Notices seen only by statistical agency personnel or their agents and will be used only for statistical purposes. These statutes protect such statistical information from administrative, law enforcement, taxation, regulatory, or any other non-statistical use and immunize the information submitted to statistical agencies from legal process. Moreover, many of these statutes carry monetary fines and/or criminal penalties for conviction of a knowing and willful unauthorized disclosure of covered information. Any person violating the confidentiality provisions of 42 U.S.C. 3789(g) may be punished by a fine of up to $10,000, in addition to any other penalties imposed by law. As part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2016 (Pub. L. 114–113) signed on December 17, 2015, the Congress included the Federal Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2015 (codified in relevant part at 6 U.S.C. 151). This act, among other provisions, permits and requires the Secretary of Homeland Security to provide federal civilian agencies’ information technology systems with cybersecurity protection for their Internet traffic. The technology currently used to provide this protection against cyber malware is known as Einstein 3A. Einstein 3A electronically searches internet traffic in and out of federal civilian agencies in real time for malware signatures. When such a signature is found, the internet packets that contain the malware signature are shunted aside for further inspection by DHS personnel. Because it is possible that such packets entering or leaving a statistical agency’s information technology system may contain a small portion of confidential statistical data, statistical agencies can no longer promise their respondents that their responses will be seen only by statistical agency personnel or their agents. However, federal statistical agencies can promise, in accordance with provisions of the Federal Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2015, that such monitoring can be used only to protect information and information systems from cybersecurity risks, thereby, in effect, providing stronger protection to the integrity of the respondents’ submissions. Consequently, with the passage of the Federal Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2015, the federal statistical community has an opportunity to welcome the further protection of its confidential data offered by DHS’ Einstein 3A cybersecurity protection program. The DHS cybersecurity program’s objective is to protect federal civilian information systems from VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:49 Mar 10, 2017 Jkt 241001 malicious malware attacks. The federal statistical system’s objective is to endeavor to ensure that the DHS Secretary performs those essential duties in a manner that honors the statistical agencies’ statutory promises to the public to protect their confidential data. DHS and the federal statistical system have been successfully engaged in finding a way to balance both objectives and achieve these mutually reinforcing objectives. However, pledges of confidentiality made pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 3789(g) and similar statutes assure respondents that their data will be seen only by statistical agency personnel or their agents. Because it is possible that DHS personnel could see some portion of those confidential data in the course of examining the suspicious Internet packets identified by Einstein 3A sensors, statistical agencies are revising their confidentiality pledges to reflect this process change. Therefore, BJS is providing this notice to alert the public to these confidentiality pledge revisions in an efficient and coordinated fashion. II. Method of Collection The following is the revised statistical confidentiality pledge for applicable BJS data collections, with the new line added to address the new cybersecurity monitoring activities bolded for reference only: ‘‘The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) is authorized to conduct this data collection under 42 U.S.C. 3732. BJS is dedicated to maintaining the confidentiality of your personally identifiable information, and will protect it to the fullest extent under federal law. BJS, BJS employees, and BJS data collection agents will use the information you provide for statistical or research purposes only, and will not disclose your information in identifiable form without your consent to anyone outside of the BJS project team. All personally identifiable data collected under BJS’s authority are protected under the confidentiality provisions of 42 U.S.C. 3789g, and any person who violates these provisions may be punished by a fine up to $10,000, in addition to any other penalties imposed by law. Further, per the Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2015 (codified in relevant part at 6 U.S.C. 151), federal information systems are protected from malicious activities through cybersecurity screening of transmitted data. For more information on the federal statutes, regulations, and other authorities that govern how BJS, BJS employees, and BJS data collection agents collect, handle, PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 store, disseminate, and protect your information, see the BJS Data Protection Guidelines—(https://www.bjs.gov/ content/pub/pdf/BJS_Data_Protection_ Guidelines.pdf).’’ The following listing shows the current BJS Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) OMB numbers and information collection titles whose confidentiality pledges will change to reflect the statutory implementation of DHS’ Einstein 3A monitoring for cybersecurity protection purposes. OMB control No. Information collection title 1121–0094 ............. Deaths in Custody Reporting Program. National Corrections Reporting Program. 1121–0065 ............. Affected Public: Survey respondents to applicable BJS information collections. Total Respondents: Unchanged from current collection. Frequency: Unchanged from current collection. Total Responses: Unchanged from current collection. Average Time per Response: Unchanged from current collection. Estimated Total Burden Hours: Unchanged from current collection. Estimated Total Cost: Unchanged from current collection. BJS has also added information about the Cybersecurity Enhancement Act and Einstein 3A to the BJS Data Protection Guidelines to provide more details to interested respondents about the new cybersecurity monitoring requirements. The following text has been added to Section V. Information System Security and Privacy Requirements: ‘‘The Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2015 (codified in relevant part at 6 U.S.C. 151) required the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to provide cybersecurity protection for federal civilian agency information technology systems and to conduct cybersecurity screening of the Internet traffic going in and out of these systems to look for viruses, malware, and other cybersecurity threats. DHS has implemented this requirement by instituting procedures such that, if a potentially malicious malware signature were found, the Internet packets that contain the malware signature would be further inspected, pursuant to any required legal process, to identify and mitigate the cybersecurity threat. In accordance with the Act’s provisions, DHS conducts these cybersecurity screening activities solely to protect federal information and information systems from cybersecurity risks. To E:\FR\FM\13MRN1.SGM 13MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 47 / Monday, March 13, 2017 / Notices comply with the Act’s requirements and to increase the protection of information from cybersecurity threats, OJP facilitates, through the DOJ Trusted Internet Connection and DHS’s EINSTEIN 3A system, the inspection of all information transmitted to and from OJP systems including, but not limited to, respondent data collected and maintained by BJS.’’ The Census Bureau collects data on behalf of BJS for BJS’s National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) and its supplements. These collections are protected under Title 13 U.S.C. 9. The Census Bureau issued a Federal Register notice (FRN) to revise its confidentiality pledge language to address the new cybersecurity screening requirements (new line bolded for reference only): ‘‘The U.S. Census Bureau is required by law to protect your information. The Census Bureau is not permitted to publicly release your responses in a way that could identify you. Per the Federal Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2015, your data are protected from cybersecurity risks through screening of the systems that transmit your data.’’ The following listing includes the BJS information collections that are administered by the Census Bureau whose confidentiality pledge will be revised. OMB control No. NCVS. School Crime Supplement to the NCVS. Identity Theft Supplement to the NCVS. Police Public Contact Supplement to the NCVS. Supplemental Victimization Survey to the NCVS. 1121–0317 ............. 1121–0260 ............. 1121–0302 ............. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES III. Data OMB Control Number: 1121–0358. Legal Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3506(e) and 42 U.S.C. 3789(g). Form Number(s): None. IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on the efficacy of BJS’s revised confidentiality pledge above. Comments submitted in response to this notice will become a matter of public record. If additional information is required contact: Melody Braswell, Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, Justice Management Division, Policy and Planning Staff, Two Constitution Square, 145 N Street NE., 3E.405A, Washington, DC 20530. Dated: March 8, 2017. Melody Braswell, Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice [FR Doc. 2017–04886 Filed 3–10–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–18–P Information collection title 1121–0111 ............. 1121–0184 ............. documents/2016/12/23/2016-30959/ agency-information-collection-activitiesrequest-for-comments-revision-of-theconfidentiality-pledge. The Census Bureau will publish a 30-day FRN to solicit additional public comment. Comments on the Census Bureau’s revised confidentiality pledge should be submitted directly to the point-ofcontact listed in the notice. Affected Public: Survey respondents to applicable BJS information collections. Total Respondents: Unchanged from current collection. Frequency: Unchanged from current collection. Total Responses: Unchanged from current collection. Average Time per Response: Unchanged from current collection. Estimated Total Burden Hours: Unchanged from current collection. Estimated Total Cost: Unchanged from current collection. The 60-day FRN submitted by the Census Bureau can be accessed at https://www.federalregister.gov/ VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:49 Mar 10, 2017 Jkt 241001 NATIONAL FOUNDATION ON THE ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES National Endowment for the Arts National Council on the Arts 190th Meeting National Endowment for the Arts, National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: Pursuant to section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463), as amended, notice is hereby given that a meeting of the National Council on the Arts will be held in Conference Rooms A & B at Constitution Center, 400 7th St. SW., Washington, DC 20506. Agenda times are approximate. DATES: Friday, March 31, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Office of Public Affairs, National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC 20506, at 202/682–5570. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The meeting, in Conference Rooms A & B, is SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00082 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 13509 scheduled from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and will be open to the public on a space available basis. The tentative agenda is as follows: The meeting will begin at 9:00 a.m. with opening remarks and voting on recommendations for funding and rejection and guidelines, followed by updates from the Chairman. There also will be presentations related to several Arts Education projects supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, including: The Regional Arts and Culture Council (Oregon) presenting on their Right Brain Initiative; Paper Mill Playhouse (New Jersey) presenting on their autismfriendly theater performances; Architecture Resource Center (Connecticut) presenting on their design education program; ProjectSTEP (Massachusetts) presenting on their music education program, including a student presentation/performance; and Adventure Theatre (Maryland) presenting on its programs, including a vocal performance by students. After the presentations there will be concluding remarks from the Chairman and announcement of voting results. The meeting will adjourn at 12:00 p.m. The session also will be webcast. To register to watch the webcasting of this open session of the meeting, go to https://www.arts.gov/event/2017/ national-council-arts-march-2017webcast. If, in the course of the open session discussion, it becomes necessary for the Council to discuss non-public commercial or financial information of intrinsic value, the Council will go into closed session pursuant to subsection (c)(4) of the Government in the Sunshine Act, 5 U.S.C. 552b, and in accordance with the July 5, 2016 determination of the Chairman. Additionally, discussion concerning purely personal information about individuals, such as personal biographical and salary data or medical information, may be conducted by the Council in closed session in accordance with subsection (c)(6) of 5 U.S.C. 552b. Any interested persons may attend, as observers, Council discussions and reviews that are open to the public. If you need special accommodations due to a disability, please contact the Office of Accessibility, National Endowment for the Arts, Constitution Center, 400 7th St. SW., Washington, DC 20506, 202/682–5567, Voice/T.T.Y. 202/682– 5496, at least seven (7) days prior to the meeting. E:\FR\FM\13MRN1.SGM 13MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE


Agency Information Collection Activities; Request for Comments; 
Revision of the BJS Confidentiality Pledge

AGENCY: Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), a component of the 
Office of Justice Programs (OJP) in the U.S. Department of Justice 
(DOJ), is seeking comments on revisions to the confidentiality pledge 
it provides to its respondents. These revisions are required by the 
passage and implementation of provisions of the federal Cybersecurity 
Enhancement Act of 2015, which requires the Secretary of the Department 
of Homeland Security (DHS) to provide Federal civilian agencies' 
information technology systems with cybersecurity protection for their 
Internet traffic. More details on this announcement are presented in 
the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below.

DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for 60 days until 
May 12, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Questions about this notice should be addressed to the 
Bureau of Justice Statistics, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. 
Department of Justice, ATTN: Devon Adams, 810 7th Street NW., 
Washington, DC 20531 (email: Devon.Adams@usdoj.gov; telephone: 202-307-
0765 (this is not a toll-free number).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Allina Lee by telephone at 202-305-
0765 (this is not a toll-free number); by email at 
Allina.Lee@usdoj.gov; or by mail or courier to the Bureau of Justice 
Statistics, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, 
ATTN: Allina Lee, 810 7th Street NW., Washington, DC 20531. Because of 
delays in the receipt of regular mail related to security screening, 
respondents are encouraged to use electronic communications.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    Federal statistics provide key information that the Nation uses to 
measure its performance and make informed choices about budgets, 
employment, health, investments, taxes, and a host of other significant 
topics. Most federal surveys are completed on a voluntary basis. 
Respondents, ranging from businesses to households to institutions, may 
choose whether or not to provide the requested information. Many of the 
most valuable federal statistics come from surveys that ask for highly 
sensitive information such as proprietary business data from companies 
or particularly personal information or practices from individuals. BJS 
protects all personally identifiable information collected under its 
authority under the confidentiality provisions of 42 U.S.C. 3789(g). 
Strong and trusted confidentiality and exclusively statistical use 
pledges under 42 U.S.C. 3789(g) and similar statutes are effective and 
necessary in honoring the trust that businesses, individuals, and 
institutions, by their responses, place in statistical agencies.
    Under statistical confidentiality protection statutes, federal 
statistical agencies make statutory pledges that the information 
respondents provide will be

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seen only by statistical agency personnel or their agents and will be 
used only for statistical purposes. These statutes protect such 
statistical information from administrative, law enforcement, taxation, 
regulatory, or any other non-statistical use and immunize the 
information submitted to statistical agencies from legal process. 
Moreover, many of these statutes carry monetary fines and/or criminal 
penalties for conviction of a knowing and willful unauthorized 
disclosure of covered information. Any person violating the 
confidentiality provisions of 42 U.S.C. 3789(g) may be punished by a 
fine of up to $10,000, in addition to any other penalties imposed by 
law.
    As part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2016 
(Pub. L. 114-113) signed on December 17, 2015, the Congress included 
the Federal Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2015 (codified in relevant 
part at 6 U.S.C. 151). This act, among other provisions, permits and 
requires the Secretary of Homeland Security to provide federal civilian 
agencies' information technology systems with cybersecurity protection 
for their Internet traffic. The technology currently used to provide 
this protection against cyber malware is known as Einstein 3A. Einstein 
3A electronically searches internet traffic in and out of federal 
civilian agencies in real time for malware signatures.
    When such a signature is found, the internet packets that contain 
the malware signature are shunted aside for further inspection by DHS 
personnel. Because it is possible that such packets entering or leaving 
a statistical agency's information technology system may contain a 
small portion of confidential statistical data, statistical agencies 
can no longer promise their respondents that their responses will be 
seen only by statistical agency personnel or their agents. However, 
federal statistical agencies can promise, in accordance with provisions 
of the Federal Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2015, that such 
monitoring can be used only to protect information and information 
systems from cybersecurity risks, thereby, in effect, providing 
stronger protection to the integrity of the respondents' submissions.
    Consequently, with the passage of the Federal Cybersecurity 
Enhancement Act of 2015, the federal statistical community has an 
opportunity to welcome the further protection of its confidential data 
offered by DHS' Einstein 3A cybersecurity protection program. The DHS 
cybersecurity program's objective is to protect federal civilian 
information systems from malicious malware attacks. The federal 
statistical system's objective is to endeavor to ensure that the DHS 
Secretary performs those essential duties in a manner that honors the 
statistical agencies' statutory promises to the public to protect their 
confidential data. DHS and the federal statistical system have been 
successfully engaged in finding a way to balance both objectives and 
achieve these mutually reinforcing objectives.
    However, pledges of confidentiality made pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 
3789(g) and similar statutes assure respondents that their data will be 
seen only by statistical agency personnel or their agents. Because it 
is possible that DHS personnel could see some portion of those 
confidential data in the course of examining the suspicious Internet 
packets identified by Einstein 3A sensors, statistical agencies are 
revising their confidentiality pledges to reflect this process change. 
Therefore, BJS is providing this notice to alert the public to these 
confidentiality pledge revisions in an efficient and coordinated 
fashion.

II. Method of Collection

    The following is the revised statistical confidentiality pledge for 
applicable BJS data collections, with the new line added to address the 
new cybersecurity monitoring activities bolded for reference only:
    ``The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) is authorized to conduct 
this data collection under 42 U.S.C. 3732. BJS is dedicated to 
maintaining the confidentiality of your personally identifiable 
information, and will protect it to the fullest extent under federal 
law. BJS, BJS employees, and BJS data collection agents will use the 
information you provide for statistical or research purposes only, and 
will not disclose your information in identifiable form without your 
consent to anyone outside of the BJS project team. All personally 
identifiable data collected under BJS's authority are protected under 
the confidentiality provisions of 42 U.S.C. 3789g, and any person who 
violates these provisions may be punished by a fine up to $10,000, in 
addition to any other penalties imposed by law. Further, per the 
Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2015 (codified in relevant part at 6 
U.S.C. 151), federal information systems are protected from malicious 
activities through cybersecurity screening of transmitted data. For 
more information on the federal statutes, regulations, and other 
authorities that govern how BJS, BJS employees, and BJS data collection 
agents collect, handle, store, disseminate, and protect your 
information, see the BJS Data Protection Guidelines--(https://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/BJS_Data_Protection_Guidelines.pdf).''
    The following listing shows the current BJS Paperwork Reduction Act 
(PRA) OMB numbers and information collection titles whose 
confidentiality pledges will change to reflect the statutory 
implementation of DHS' Einstein 3A monitoring for cybersecurity 
protection purposes.

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             OMB control No.               Information collection title
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1121-0094...............................  Deaths in Custody Reporting
                                           Program.
1121-0065...............................  National Corrections Reporting
                                           Program.
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    Affected Public: Survey respondents to applicable BJS information 
collections.
    Total Respondents: Unchanged from current collection.
    Frequency: Unchanged from current collection.
    Total Responses: Unchanged from current collection.
    Average Time per Response: Unchanged from current collection.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: Unchanged from current collection.
    Estimated Total Cost: Unchanged from current collection.
    BJS has also added information about the Cybersecurity Enhancement 
Act and Einstein 3A to the BJS Data Protection Guidelines to provide 
more details to interested respondents about the new cybersecurity 
monitoring requirements. The following text has been added to Section 
V. Information System Security and Privacy Requirements:
    ``The Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2015 (codified in relevant 
part at 6 U.S.C. 151) required the Department of Homeland Security 
(DHS) to provide cybersecurity protection for federal civilian agency 
information technology systems and to conduct cybersecurity screening 
of the Internet traffic going in and out of these systems to look for 
viruses, malware, and other cybersecurity threats. DHS has implemented 
this requirement by instituting procedures such that, if a potentially 
malicious malware signature were found, the Internet packets that 
contain the malware signature would be further inspected, pursuant to 
any required legal process, to identify and mitigate the cybersecurity 
threat. In accordance with the Act's provisions, DHS conducts these 
cybersecurity screening activities solely to protect federal 
information and information systems from cybersecurity risks. To

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comply with the Act's requirements and to increase the protection of 
information from cybersecurity threats, OJP facilitates, through the 
DOJ Trusted Internet Connection and DHS's EINSTEIN 3A system, the 
inspection of all information transmitted to and from OJP systems 
including, but not limited to, respondent data collected and maintained 
by BJS.''
    The Census Bureau collects data on behalf of BJS for BJS's National 
Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) and its supplements. These 
collections are protected under Title 13 U.S.C. 9. The Census Bureau 
issued a Federal Register notice (FRN) to revise its confidentiality 
pledge language to address the new cybersecurity screening requirements 
(new line bolded for reference only):
    ``The U.S. Census Bureau is required by law to protect your 
information. The Census Bureau is not permitted to publicly release 
your responses in a way that could identify you. Per the Federal 
Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2015, your data are protected from 
cybersecurity risks through screening of the systems that transmit your 
data.''
    The following listing includes the BJS information collections that 
are administered by the Census Bureau whose confidentiality pledge will 
be revised.

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             OMB control No.               Information collection title
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1121-0111...............................  NCVS.
1121-0184...............................  School Crime Supplement to the
                                           NCVS.
1121-0317...............................  Identity Theft Supplement to
                                           the NCVS.
1121-0260...............................  Police Public Contact
                                           Supplement to the NCVS.
1121-0302...............................  Supplemental Victimization
                                           Survey to the NCVS.
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    Affected Public: Survey respondents to applicable BJS information 
collections.
    Total Respondents: Unchanged from current collection.
    Frequency: Unchanged from current collection.
    Total Responses: Unchanged from current collection.
    Average Time per Response: Unchanged from current collection.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: Unchanged from current collection.
    Estimated Total Cost: Unchanged from current collection.
    The 60-day FRN submitted by the Census Bureau can be accessed at 
https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/12/23/2016-30959/agency-information-collection-activities-request-for-comments-revision-of-the-confidentiality-pledge. The Census Bureau will publish a 30-day FRN to 
solicit additional public comment. Comments on the Census Bureau's 
revised confidentiality pledge should be submitted directly to the 
point-of-contact listed in the notice.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 1121-0358.
    Legal Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3506(e) and 42 U.S.C. 3789(g).
    Form Number(s): None.

IV. Request for Comments

    Comments are invited on the efficacy of BJS's revised 
confidentiality pledge above. Comments submitted in response to this 
notice will become a matter of public record. If additional information 
is required contact: Melody Braswell, Department Clearance Officer, 
United States Department of Justice, Justice Management Division, 
Policy and Planning Staff, Two Constitution Square, 145 N Street NE., 
3E.405A, Washington, DC 20530.

    Dated: March 8, 2017.
Melody Braswell,
Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice.
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