Privacy & Security

1.  This is a Department of Defense (DoD) interest computer system sponsored by the Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel & Readiness) as a public service.

2.  All DoD interest computer systems and related equipment are intended for the communication, transmission,processing, and storage of official U.S. Government or other authorized information only.

3.  All DoD interest computer systems are subject to monitoring at all times to ensure proper functioning of equipment and systems, including security devices and systems, to prevent unauthorized use and violations of statutes and security regulations, to deter criminal activity, and for other similar purposes. Any user of a DoD interest computer system should be aware that any information placed in the system is subject to monitoring and is not subject to any expectation of privacy.

4.  If monitoring of this or any other DoD interest computer system reveals possible evidence of violation of criminal statutes, this evidence and any other related information, including identification information about the user, may be provided to law enforcement officials. If monitoring of this or any other DoD interest computer system reveals violations of security regulations or unauthorized use, employees who violate security regulations or make unauthorized use of DoD interest computer systems are subject to appropriate disciplinary action.

5.  Use of this or any other DoD interest computer system constitutes a consent to monitoring at all times.

6.  This government computer system uses software programs that create summary statistics. These programs are used for such purposes as assessing what information is of most and least interest to users, determining technical design specifications, and identifying system performance or problem areas.

7.  For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, this government computer system employs software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this service are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act.

8.  Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, no other attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits.

9.  If you have any questions or comments about the information presented here, please forward them to us using the Contact US link at the top right of the page.

10.  Cookie Disclaimer - There may be areas within our websites that required the use of cookies.  However, the Department of Defense DOES NOT keep a database of information obtained from these cookies.


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