Reduction of Social Security Number (SSN) Use Within DoD
|Publication Date:||1 August 2012|
PURPOSE. This Instruction:
a. Establishes policy and assigns responsibilities for SSN use reduction in the Department of Defense in accordance with the authority in DoD Directive 5124.02 (Reference (a)).
b. Establishes a DoD SSN Use Reduction Plan.
c. Incorporates and cancels Directive-Type Memorandum 07-015 (Reference (b)).
APPLICABILITY. This Instruction:
a. Applies to OSD, the Military Departments, the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Joint Staff, the Combatant Commands, the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense (IG, DoD), the Defense Agencies, the DoD Field Activities, and all other organizational entities within the Department of Defense (hereinafter referred to collectively as the "DoD Components").
b. Covers all uses of SSNs within the Department of Defense, in accordance with section 552a of title 5, United States Code (U.S.C.), as amended (also known and hereinafter referred to as "The Privacy Act" (Reference (c))).