Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
The Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) proposes to establish a new system of records, ``Personnel Vetting Records System,'' DUSDI 02-DoD. The system supports the Department of Defense (DoD) in conducting end-to-end personnel security, fitness, suitability, and credentialing processes, including application and questionnaire submission, investigations, adjudications, and continuous vetting activities. The Personnel Vetting Records System integrates DoD information technology capabilities developed to support the execution of federal background investigation activities, including: Investigations and determinations of eligibility for access to classified national security information, eligibility to occupy a sensitive position, and for access to special access programs; suitability for federal employment; fitness of contractor personnel to perform work for or on behalf of the U.S. Government, and Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD)-12 determinations for Personal Identity Verification (PIV) credentials to gain logical or physical access to government facilities and systems. The Personnel Vetting Records System also supports: submissions of adverse personnel information; verification of investigation and adjudicative history and status; support of continuous evaluation (CE); and insider threat detection, prevention, and mitigation activities. The system may also be used as a management tool for statistical analyses; tracking, reporting, and evaluating program effectiveness; and conducting research related to personnel vetting.
Privacy Act of 1974; Implementation
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, the Office of the Secretary of Defense is exempting records maintained in a new system of records, ``Personnel Vetting Records System,'' DUSDI 02-DoD, from certain requirements of the Act.