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source, of criminal and other law enforcement information. This exemption is further necessary to protect the privacy and physical safety of witnesses and informantS. This system of records is exempted from procedures for notice to an individual as to the existence of records pertaining to him/her dealing with an actual or potential civil or regulatory investigation, because Such notice to an individual would be detrimental to the successful conduct and/or completion of an investigation, pending or future. Mere notice of the fact of an investigation could inform the Subject Or others that their activities are under, or may become the subject of, an investigation. This could enable the subjects to avoid detection, to influence Witnesses in properly, to destroy records, or to fabricate testimony. Exempt portions of this system Containing screening board reports. Screening board reports Set forth the results of oral examination of applicants for a position as a Special agent with the Naval Investigation Service Command. Disclosure of these records would reveal the areas pursued in the course of the examination and thus adversely affect the result of the Selection process. Equally important, the records contain the candid views of the members composing the board. Release of the records could affect the Willingness of the members to provide Candid opinions and thus diminish the effectiveness of a program which is essential to maintaining the high Standard of the Special Agent Corps., i.e., those records constituting examination material used solely to determine individual qualifications for appointment in the Federal Service.

(n) System identifier and name: N05520– 5, Personnel Security Program Management Records System. Eremption: Portions of this system of records are exempt from the following Subsections of 5 U.S.C. 552a: (d)(1–5). Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552a(k)(1) and (k)(5). Reasons: Granting individuals access to information collected and maintained in this system of records could result in the disclosure of classified material; and jeopardize the Safety of informants, and their families. Fur

ther, the integrity of the system must be ensured so that complete and accurate records of all adjudications are maintained. Amendment could cause alteration of the record of adjudication.

(o) System Identifier and Name: N05527– 1, Security Incident System. Eacemption: Portions of this system of records are exempt from the following Subsections of the Privacy Act; (c)(3), (c)(4), (d), (e)(2), and (e)(4)(G) through (I), (e)(5), (e)(8), (f) and (g). Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552a(j)(2). Reasons: Granting individuals access to information collected and maintained by this component relating to the enforcement of criminal laws could interfere with orderly administration of justice, and possibly enable Suspects to avoid detection or apprehension. Disclosure of this information could result in concealment, destruction, or fabrication of evidence, and jeopardize the safety and well being of informants, witnesses and their families, and of law enforcement personnel and their families. Disclosure of this information could also reveal and render ineffectual investigative techniques, Sources, and methods used by this component, and could result in the invasion of privacy of individuals only incidentally related to an investigation.The exemption of the individual’s right of access to his Or her records, and the reason therefore, necessitate the exemption of this system of records from the requirements of Other cited provisions.

(p) System Identifier and Name: N05527– 4, Naval Security Group Personnel Security/Access Files.

Eacemption: Portions of this System of records are exempt from the following Subsections Of the Privacy Act: (c)(3),

(d), (e)(1), (e)(4)(G) through (I), and (f). Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552a(k)(1) through (k)(5).

Reasons: Exempt portions of this system contain information that has been properly classified under E.O. 12958, and that is required to be kept Secret in the interest of national defense or foreign policy. Exempt portions of this system also contain information Considered relevant and necessary to make a determination as to qualification, eligibility or suitability for access to classified special intelligence information, and that was obtained by providing an express or implied promise to the source that his or her identity would not be revealed to the subject of the record.

(q) System Identifier and Name: N05800– 1, Legal Office Litigation/Correspondence Files.

Eremption: Portions of this system of records are exempt from the following Subsections of the Privacy Act: (d), (e)(1), and (f)(2), (3), and (4).

Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552a(k)(1), (k)(2), (k)(5), (k)(6), and (k)(7).

Reasons: Subsection (d) because granting individuals access to information relating to the preparation and conduct of litigation would impair the development and implementation of legal strategy. Accordingly, Such records are exempt under the attorneyclient privilege. Disclosure might also compromise on-going investigations and reveal confidential informants. Additionally, granting access to the record subject would Seriously impair the Navy’s ability to negotiate Settlements or pursue other civil remedies. Amendment is inappropriate because the litigation files contain official records including transcripts, Court Orders, investigatory materials, evidentiary materials such as exhibits, decisional memorandum and other case-related papers. Administrative due process could not be achieved by the “exparte” correction of Such materials.

Subsection (e)(1) because it is not possible in all instances to determine relevancy or necessity of Specific information in the early stages of case development. What appeared relevant and necessary when collected, ultimately may be deemed unnecessary upon a Ssessment in the context of devising legal strategy. Information collected during civil litigation investigations which is not used during subject case is often retained to provide leads in Other cases or to establish patterns of activity.

SubSection (f)(2), (3), and (4) because this record system is exempt from the individual access provisions of SubSection (d).

(r) System Identifier and Name: N01000– 5, Naval Clemency and Parole Board Files. Eremption: Portions of this system of records are exempt from the following Subsections of the Privacy Act: (c)(4), (d), (e)(4)(G), and (f). Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552a(j)(2). Reasons: Granting individuals access to records maintained by this Board could interfere with internal processes by which Board personnel are able to formulate decisions and policies with regard to clemency and parole in cases involving naval prisoners and other persons under the jurisdiction of the Board. Material will be screened to permit access to all material except such records or documents as reflect items of Opinion, conclusion, or recommendation expressed by individual board members or by the board as a whole. The exemption of the individual’s right to access to portions of these records, and the reasons therefore, neCessitate the partial exemption of this System of records from the requirements of the Other cited provisions.

(s) System Identifier and Name: N06320– 2, Family Advocacy Program System.

Eremption: Portions of this system of records are exempt from the following Subsections of the Privacy Act: (c)(3)

and (d). Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552a(k)(2) and

(k)(5). Reasons: Exemption is needed in

order to encourage persons having knowledge of abusive or neglectful acts toward children to report. Such information, and to protect such sources from embarrassment or recriminations, as well as to protect their right to privacy. It is essential that the identities of all individuals who furnish information under an express promise of confidentiality be protected. Additionally, granting individuals access to information relating to Criminal and civil law enforcement, as well as the release of certain disclosure accounting, could interfere with ongoing investigations and the orderly administration of justice, in that it could result in the concealment, alteration, deStruction, or fabrication of information; could hamper the identification of offenders or alleged offenders and the disposition of charges; and could

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jeopardize the safety and well being of parents and their children. Exempted portions of this system also contain information considered relevant and necessary to make a determination as to qualifications, eligibility, or suitability for Federal employment and Federal contracts, and that was obtained by providing an express or implied promise to the Source that his or her identity would not be revealed to the subject of the record.

(t) System Identifier and Name: N12930– 1, Human Resources Group Personnel Records. Eremption: Portions of this system of records are exempt from the following Subsections of the Privacy Act; (d), (e)(4)(G) and (H), and (f). Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552a(k)(5) and (k)(6). Reasons: Exempted portions of this system contain information considered relevant and necessary to make a determination as to qualifications, eligibility, or suitability for Federal employment, and was obtained by providing express or implied promise to the source that his or her identity would not be revealed to the subject of the record. Exempted portions of this System also contain test Or examination material used solely to determine individual qualifications for appointment or promotion in the Federal service, the disclosure of which would comprise the objectivity or fairness of the testing Or examination process.

[59 FR 55363, Nov. 7, 1994, as amended at 61 F.R. 2917, Jan. 30, 1996; 62 FR 15615, Apr. 2, 1997; 62 FR 61914, Nov. 20, 1997; 63 FR 25773, May 11, 1998]

$701.119 Exemptions for Specific Marine Corps Record Systems.

(a) System Identifier and Name: MMN00018, Base Security Incident Reporting System. Eacemption: Portions of this system of records are exempt from the following Subsections of the Privacy Act: (c)(3), (c)(4), (d), (e) (2) and (3), (e)(4)(G) through (I), (e)(5), (e)(8), (f), and (g). Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552a(j)(2). Reasons: Granting individuals access to information collected and maintained by these activities relating to the enforcement of criminal laws could interfere with Orderly investigations,

with the Orderly administration of justice, and might enable suspects to avoid detection or apprehension. DisClosure of this information could result in the concealment, destruction, or fabrication of evidence, and jeopardize the Safety and well being of informants, witnesses and their families, and law enforcement personnel and their families. Disclosure of this information Could also reveal and render ineffectual investigative techniques, sources, and methods used by this component, and could result in the invasion of the privacy of individuals Only incidentally related to an investigation. The exemption of the individual’s right of access to his or her records, and the reasons therefore, necessitate the exemption of this system of records from the requirements of other cited provisions.

(b) System Identifier and Name: MIN00001, Personnel and Security Eligibility and ACCeSS Information SyStem. Eacemption: Portions of this system of records are exempt for the following Subsections of the Privacy Act: (C)(3), (d), (e)(1), (e)(4)(G) through (I), and (f). Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552a(k)(2), (k)(3), and (k)(5), as applicable. Reasons: Exempt portions of this system contain information that has been properly classified under E.O. 12958, and that is required to be kept secret in the interest of national defense or foreign policy. Exempt portions of this System also contain information considered relevant and necessary to make a determination as to qualifications, eligibility, or suitability for Federal civilian employment, military Service, Federal contracts, or access to classified, Compartmented, or otherwise Sensitive information, and was obtained by providing an expressed or implied assurance to the source that his or her identity would not be revealed to the subject of the record. Exempt portions of this System further contain information that identifies sources whose confidentiality must be protected to ensure that the privacy and physical safety of these witnesses and informants are protected.

[59 FR 55363, Nov. 7, 1994, as amended at 61 F.R. 2917, Jan. 30, 1996]

PART 705–PUBLIC AFFAIRS REGULATIONS

Sec. 705.1 Purpose. 705.2 Chief of Information and the Office of Information (CHINFO). 705.3 [Reserved] 705.4 Communication directly with private organizations and individuals. 705.5 Taking of photos on board naval ships, aircraft and installations by members of the general public. 705.6 Releasing public information material to the media. 705.7 Radio and television. 705.8 Motion pictures. 705.9 Availability of motion pictures to external audiences. 705.10 Still photography. 705.11 Supplying photographs and Services to other than Navy and Marine Corps. 705.12 Print, media. 705.13 Commercial advertising. 705.14 Embarkation of media representatives. 705.15 Employment of Navy personnel as correspondents or Staff members of civillan newS media. 705.16 Navy produced public information material. 705.17 Participation guidelines. 705.18 Authority and coordination. 705.19 Financing. 705.20 USe of Navy material and facilities. 705.21 Requests for Navy participation. 705.22 Relations with Community groups. 705.23 Guest Cruises. 705.24 ExhibitS. 705.25 Navy Exhibit Center. 705.26 Exhibit availability report. 705.27–705.28 [Reserved] 705.29 Navy Art Collection. 705.30 Aerospace Education Workshop. 705.31 USS Arizona. Memorial, Pearl Harbor. 705.32 Aviation eventS and parachute demOnStrations. 705.33 Participation by Armed Forces bands, Choral groups, and troops in the public domain. 705.34 Other special events. 705.35 Armed Forces participation in events in the public domain. 705.36 Government transportation of civilians for public affairs purposes. 705.37 Public affairs and public service awards.

AUTHORITY: 5 U.S.C. 301; 10 U.S.C. 5031.

SOURCE: 41 FR 29101, July 15, 1976, unless Otherwise noted.

$705.1 Purpose.

The regulations and rules in this part prescribe policies and procedures for

the Department of the Navy pertaining to public affairs practices.

§ 705.2 Chief of Information and the Office of Information (CHINFO).

(a) The Chief of Information is the direct representative of the Secretary of the Navy and of the Chief of Naval Operations in all public affairs and internal relations matters. As such, the Chief of Information has the authority to implement public affairs and internal relations policies and to coordinate Navy and Marine Corps public affairs and internal relations activities of mutual interest. (b) The Chief of Information will keep Navy commands informed of Department of Defense policies and requirement.S. NO Command within the Department of the Navy, except HeadQuarters, Marine Corps, will deal directly with the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs) On public affairs matters unless authorized to do so by the Chief of Information. (C) The Chief of Information will be Consulted on all Navy public affairs and internal relations matters and informed of all operations and proposed plans and policies which have national Or international (and in the case of audio-visual material, regional) public affairs aspects. (d) The Chief of Information heads the Navy Office of Information, the Navy Internal Relations Activity (NIRA), the Office of Information Branch Offices (NAVINFOs), the Navy Public Affairs Center (NAVPACENs) and the Fleet Home Town News Center (FHTNC). In addition, the Chief of Information has responsibility (on behalf of the Secretary of the Navy as Executive Agent for the Department of Defense) for the High School News Service and has operational control of the U.S. Navy Band, Washington, DC. (e) The Navy Office of Information Branch Offices (NAVINFOs) are located in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, and New York. As representatives of the Secretary of the Navy, Chief of Naval Operations, and Chief of Information, the NAVINFOs have a primary mission of providing direct liaison with local and regional maSS COmmunications media.

(1) The function of the NAVINFOs are as follows: (i) Establish and maintain close personal relationships with local television, radio, film, publishing, and other mass-media organizations including minority-group-oriented media. (ii) Seek ways through these media. to inform the public about naval perSonnel and activities. (iii) Provide assistance to media, or— ganizations and respond to their interest in Navy programs, stories, and features. In this regard, maintain informal liaison with various information offices afloat and ashore in order to respond to requests from local media representatives, particularly those from inland areas, who desire to visit fleet units or activities ashore. (iv) Provide advice on Navy cooperation and assistance, as appropriate, to representatives of national industrial and commercial organizations, including advertising agencies. (v) Maintain a library of Navy motion picture films for use by local television stations, distribute news films and audio material, and otherwise perform normal audio-visual functions at the local level. (vi) Provide personnel and other asSistance as appropriate, to Special Command Information Bureaus and public information staffs of other naval activities as directed by the Chief of Information. (vii) Advise the Chief of Information On Current trends and significant problems relating to local media requirement.S. (viii) Seek ways to support the longrange goals and immediate priorities of the Navy. (ix) Provide advice and a SSistance in the placement of news and feature malterials to the field activities of the Navy Recruiting Command. (x) Perform such other tasks as may be assigned by the Chief of Information. (2) Additionally, NAVINFO Los Angeles is the Navy representative for all appropriate liaison with motion picture and network television Offices in the Hollywood area. Naval activities will channel all requests for information or assistance from these media to

NAVINFO Los Angeles, which will coOrdinate with CHINFO. (3) Additionally, NAVINFO New York is the Navy representative for all appropriate liaison with television and radio networks in the New York area. and with magazine and book publishers in that area. Requests for assistance Originating from these media should be directed to NAVINFO New York, which will coordinate with CHINFO. (4) Except as specifically directed by CHINFO, the Branch Offices do not have responsibility or authority for Community relations or internal relations. (5) Direct liaison between NAVINFOS and Naval District public affairs of fices, Navy recruiters and other naval activities afloat and ashore is encouraged. (f) Areas covered by the respective Offices are: (1) NAVINFO Atlanta.: Alabama, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and Southern West Virginia. (2) NAVINFO Boston: Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. (3) NAVINFO Chicago: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and Northern West Virginia. (4) NAVINFO Dallas: Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. (5) NAVINFO Los Angeles: Arizona, California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. (6) NAVINFO New York: Connecticut, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. (g) The Navy Public Affairs Centers (NAVPACENs) are located in Norfolk and San Diego. The Centers have a primary mission of producing Navy stories for dissemination to the media, through normal information channels. (1) The following tasks are included a.m.Ong the functions Of the NAVPACENS. (i) Produce written, audio and photographic feature public information material about fleet and shore personnel,

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