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OSD/JS Privacy Program

Mission Statement

The OSD/JS Privacy Office is a branch of the Executive Services Directorate, Washington Headquarters Services. The office provides guidance and direction to members of the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the Joint Staff as it relates to the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended.

Basic Privacy Principles

Privacy issues are implicated in a wide range of activities in both our personal and public lives.

Our concept of Privacy includes:

  • Control of information concerning our personal life.
  • Freedom from intrusion upon one's seclusion.
  • Limits on publicity that places one in a false light.
  • Prevention of identity theft, and the theft of one's name or likeness.
  • Right to keep personal information confidential.

General Privacy Principles for Public and Private Sectors:

  • Personal information should be acquired, disclosed, and used only in ways that respect an individual's privacy.
  • Personal information should not be improperly altered or destroyed.
  • Personal information should be accurate, timely, complete, and relevant to the purpose for which it is provided and used.

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Contact Us With Any Questions, Comments, or Concerns

General Privacy Act Questions
Please send your general privacy question, along with your name, phone number and email address to the OSD/JS Privacy Office at the below email address.NOTE: This email is NOT for privacy act requests.
OSD/JS Privacy Inbox
Privacy Act Requests
NOTE: Privacy Act requests (e.g. records about you and retrieved by your name or identifier) must be submitted IN WRITING; must be signed by you; and include the name and number of the system of records notice which can be found at SYSTEM OF RECORDS NOTICES (SORNS). Privacy Act requests cannot be submitted electronically; please use the below mailing address or fax.

Office of the Secretary of Defense/Joint Staff
FOIA Requester Service Center
1155 Defense Pentagon
Washington, DC 20301-1155
Alexandria, VA 22350

Facsimile: 571-372-0454
OSD/JS Privacy Act Training
If you have privacy related questions or would like to schedule an agency live training session, please email the OSD/JS Privacy Inbox with your request and we will contact you for additional details and scheduling.
Privacy training is also available on iCompass.