Security and Privacy Notice

Financial Disclosure Management (FDM)

Now operated by the Army General Counsel, the FDM program began as a joint project of the U.S. Army Office of The Judge Advocate General (OTJAG) and the U.S. Army CECOM Life Cycle Management Command (CECOM LCMC). Personal and financial information is private and sensitive in nature. Application administrators are bound by Army regulation and individual non-disclosure agreements to safeguard private information from unauthorized persons. Note, however, that completed OGE 278 Public Financial Disclosure Reports may be released to the public after a proper request. Please see the OGE 278 Privacy Act Statement for more information.

For site management, this government computer system uses software programs to create summary statistics, which are used for website planning and maintenance, determining technical design specifications, and analyzing system performance. For security purposes, and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, this government computer system employs software programs to monitor network traffic, to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, to cause damage, or to deny service to authorized users. Server logs are scheduled for regular destruction in accordance with National Archives and Records Administration General Schedule 20. Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this service are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act.

Safeguarding Against and Responding to the Breach of Personally Identifiable Information: Upon notice that a Filer's protected personal information has been compromised the FDM Program Office will initiate action in accordance with Department of Defense policy, Safeguarding Against and Responding to the Breach of Personally Identifiable Information, https://dpcld.defense.gov/Portals/49/Documents/Privacy/PII_Memo_Safeguard.pdf (5 Jun 2009).

FDM has taken special steps to protect the sensitive reported personal financial information of all Filers. FDM has substantial safeguards in place (see FDM Security, /whatIsFDM/security.htm). FDM's secure technology meets or exceeds security requirements in private industry worldwide. The features include use of a browser with Secure Socket Layers (SSL) protocol with 128-bit encryption software (strong encryption), and firewalls.

FDM access is by Common Access Card and PIN or user ID/password. FDM does not capture a user's Social Security Number or account numbers of reported financial holdings. FDM has been used increasingly in the Army since 2004. To date, the FDM system safeguards have proven secure and reliable at protecting the reportable sensitive personal financial information of all Filers. Since FDM began operating in early 2004 there have been no reported incidents of personal information compromise.

OGE 278 Privacy Act Statement

Title I of the Ethics in Government Act of 1978, as amended (the Act), 5 U.S.C. app. § 101 et seq., and 5 C.F.R. Part 2634 of the Office of Government Ethics regulations require the reporting of this information. The primary use of the information on this report is for review by Government officials to determine compliance with applicable Federal laws and regulations. This report may also be disclosed upon request to any requesting person pursuant to section 105 of the Act or as otherwise authorized by law. You may inspect applications for public access of your own form upon request. Additional disclosures of the information on this report may be made: (1) to a Federal, State, or local law enforcement agency if the disclosing agency becomes aware of a violation or potential violation of law or regulation; (2) to a court or party in a court or Federal administrative proceeding if the Government is a party or in order to comply with a judge-issued subpoena; (3) to a source when necessary to obtain information relevant to a conflict of interest investigation or decision; (4) to the National Archives and Records Administration or the General Services Administration in records management inspections; (5) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) during legislative coordination on private relief legislation; and (6) in response to a request for discovery or for the appearance of a witness in a pending judicial or administrative proceeding, if the information is relevant to the subject matter. See also the OGE/GOVT-1 (OGE 278 System of Record Notice) executive branchwide Privacy Act system of records. Knowing and willful falsification of information, or failure to file or report information required to be reported by section 102 of the Act, may subject you to a civil monetary penalty and to disciplinary action by your employing agency or other appropriate authority under section 104 of the Act. Knowing and willful falsification of information required to be filed by section 102 of the Act may also subject you to criminal prosecution.

OGE 450 Privacy Act Statement

Title I of the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. App.), Executive Order 12674, and 5 CFR Part 2634, Subpart I, of the Office of Government Ethics regulations require the reporting of this information. The primary use of the information on this form is for review by Government officials of your agency, to determine compliance with applicable Federal conflict of interest laws and regulations. Additional disclosures of the information on this report may be made: (1) to a Federal, State or local law enforcement agency if the disclosing agency becomes aware of a violation or potential violation of law or regulation; (2) to a court or party in a court or Federal administrative proceeding if the Government is a party or in order to comply with a judge-issued subpoena; (3) to a source when necessary to obtain information relevant to a conflict of interest investigation or decision; (4) to the National Archives and Records Administration or the General Services Administration in records management inspections; (5) to the Office of Management and Budget during legislative coordination on private relief legislation; (6) in response to a request for discovery or for the appearance of a witness in a judicial or administrative proceeding, if the information is relevant to the subject matter; (7) to reviewing officials in a new office, department or agency when an employee transfers from one covered position to another; (8) to a Member of Congress or a congressional office in response to an inquiry made on behalf of an individual who is the subject of the record; and (9) to contractors and other non-Government employees working for the Federal Government to accomplish a function related to an OGE Governmentwide system of records. This confidential report will not be disclosed to any requesting person unless authorized by law. See also the OGE/GOVT-2 (OGE 450 System of Record Notice) executive branchwide Privacy Act system of records.