SYSTEM NAME: Biographical Records for Public Affairs (October 1, 2007, 72 FR 555819).
SECURITY CLASSIFICATION: None.
Locations 1, 3 through 9 inclusive, and Locations 11 and 18, as set forth in Appendix A.
CATEGORIES OF INDIVIDUALS COVERED BY THE SYSTEM:
This system maintains information on principal and prominent management and staff officials, program and project managers, scientists, engineers, speakers, other selected employees involved in newsworthy activities, and other participants in Agency programs.
CATEGORIES OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM:
Current biographical information about the individuals with a recent photograph when available. Data items are those generally required by NASA or the news media in preparing news or feature stories about the individual and/or the individual's activity with NASA.
AUTHORITY FOR MAINTENANCE OF THE SYSTEM:
42 U.S.C. 2473 and 44 U.S.C. 3101.
ROUTINE USES OF RECORDS MAINTAINED IN THE SYSTEM, INCLUDING CATEGORIES OF USERS AND THE PURPOSES OF SUCH USES:
The information contained in this system of records is compiled, updated, and maintained at NASA Centers for ready reference material and for immediate availability when required by the news media for news stories about the individual generally involving participation in a major NASA activity.
The following are routine uses: These records are made available via the Internet to professional societies, civic clubs, industrial and other organizations, news media representatives, researchers, authors, Congress, other agencies and other members of the public.
POLICIES AND PRACTICEWS FOR STORING, RETRIEVING, ACCESSING, RETAINING, AND DISPOSING OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM:
STORAGE: Records in this system are maintained as hard-copy documents and on electronic media.
RETRIEVABILITY: Records are retrieved from the sysetem by individual's name.
Since the records are a matter of public information, no safeguard requirements are necessary.
RETENTION AND DISPOSAL:
Records are maintained in Agency files and destroyed when there is no longer a potential for public interest in them in accordance with NASA Records Retention Schedules, Schedule 1, Item 40.
SYSTEM MANAGER(S) AND ADDRESS:
Chief, NASA Newsroom, Public Affairs Division, Location 1.
Subsystem Managers: Public Affairs Officer at Locations 3 through 9 and Location 11; Manager, Customer Satisfaction and Communication Office, Location 18; as set forth in Appendix A.
An individual desiring to find out if a Biographical System of Records contains a record pertaining to him/her should call, write, or visit the Public Affairs Office at the appropriate NASA Center.
RECORD ACCESS PROCEDURES:
An individual may request access to his/her record by calling, writing, or visiting the Public Affairs Office at the appropriate NASA locations. Individuals may examine or obtain a copy of their biographical record at any time.
CONTESTING RECORD PROCEDURES:
The information in the record was provided voluntarily by the individual with the understanding that the information will be used for public release. The individual is at liberty at any time to revise, update, add, or delete information in his/her biographical record to his/her own satisfaction.
RECORD SOURCE CATEGORIES:
Information in the biography of an individual in the system of records is provided voluntarily by the individual generally with the aid of a form questionnaire.