32 CFR 505.13 - Computer Matching Agreement Program.
(a) General provisions.
(1) Pursuant to the Privacy Act and this part, DA records may be subject to computer matching, i.e., the computer comparison of automated systems of records.
(2) There are two specific kinds of Matching Programs covered by the Privacy Act -
(i) Matches using records from Federal personnel or payroll systems of records; and
(ii) Matches involving Federal benefit programs to accomplish one or more of the following purposes -
(A) To determine eligibility for a Federal benefit;
(B) To comply with benefit program requirements; and
(C) To effect recovery of improper payments or delinquent debts from current or former beneficiaries.
(3) The comparison of records must be computerized. Manual comparisons are not covered.
(4) Any activity that expects to participate in a Computer Matching Program must contact the DA FOIA/P Office immediately.
(5) In all cases, Computer Matching Agreements are processed by the Defense Privacy Office and approved by the Defense Data Integrity Board. Agreements will be conducted in accordance with the requirements of 5 U.S.C. 552a, and OMB Circular A-130.
(b) Other matching. Several types of computer matching are exempt from the restrictions of the Act such as matches used for statistics, pilot programs, law enforcement, tax administration, routine administration, background checks, and foreign counterintelligence. The DA FOIA/P Office should be consulted if there is a question as to whether the Act governs a specific type of computer matching.