Office of the Chief Information Officer

United States Department of Agriculture

Departmental Regulation 3450-001

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Office of Information Resource Management

Computer Matching Projects Involving Individual Privacy Data

1 PURPOSE

This regulation establishes policy and procedures related to conducting computerized matching projects. Appendix A contains the OMB memorandum (M-84-6) dated December 29, 1983, which explains the requirement and procedures for completion of the Computer Match Checklist.

Appendix B contains the OMB memorandum (M-82-5) dated May 11, 1982, which transmits the revised guidelines on conducting computerized matching projects.

Appendix C contains guidance based on OMB's Model Control System for Computer Matching Projects.

2 POLICY

When conducting computerized matching projects, agencies and staff offices will assure that requirements of the Privacy Act of 1974 are met and implementing instructions from the Office of Management and Budget are followed.

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