32 CFR 701.125 - Computer matching program.
The DPO has responsibility for coordinating the approval of DOD's participation in Computer Matching agreements with other Federal, state, and local agencies.
(a) Purpose. To establish or verify initial or continuing eligibility for Federal benefit programs; verify compliance with the requirements, either statutory or regulatory, of such programs; or recoup payments or delinquent debts under such Federal benefit programs.
(b) Record comparison. The record comparison must be a computerized one between two Federal Agencies or one Federal Agency and a state agency. Manual comparisons are not covered.
(c) Types of programs not covered.
(1) State programs and programs using records about subjects who are not “individuals” as defined in § 701.101(e) are not covered.
(2) Statistical matches whose purpose is solely to produce aggregate data stripped of personal identifiers.
(3) Statistical matches whose purpose is in support of any research or statistical project.
(4) Law enforcement investigative matches whose purpose is to gather evidence against a named person or persons in an existing investigation.
(5) Tax administration matches.
(6) Routine administrative matches using Federal personnel records.
(7) Internal matches using only records from DOD systems of records.
(8) Background investigation and foreign counterintelligence matches done in the course of performing a background check for security clearances of Federal personnel or Federal contractor personnel or foreign counterintelligence.
(d) Categories of individuals covered. Applicants for Federal benefit programs (i.e., individuals initially applying for benefits); program beneficiaries (i.e., individuals currently receiving or formerly receiving benefits); and providers of services to support such programs (i.e., those deriving income from them such as health care providers).
(e) Features of a computer matching program. A computer matching program entails not only the actual computerized comparison, but also preparing and executing a written agreement between the participants, securing approval of the Defense Data Integrity Board, publishing a matching notice in the Federal Register before the match begins, ensuring that investigation and due process are completed, and taking ultimate action, if any.
(f) Approval/denial of agreements. The Executive Secretary, Defense Data Integrity Board, receives and processes for review all requests for computer matching agreements involving DOD activities. Members of the Defense Data Integrity Board are provided with a copy of the proposed computer matching agreement that details the costs associated with the match, length of agreement, and the number of computer matches expected, for their approval/disapproval.
(g) Questions. CNO (DNS-36) represents the DON on the Defense Data Integrity Board. Questions from DON personnel should be directed to CNO (DNS-36).