FR Doc 05-21149
[Federal Register: October 24, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 204)]
[Page 61436-61437]
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Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records--Presidential Scholars 
Program Files and PSAonline Application System (18-06-03)

AGENCY: Office of Communications and Outreach, Department of Education.

ACTION: Notice of an altered system of records.


SUMMARY: In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended 
(Privacy Act), we publish this notice to amend the system of records 
entitled ``Presidential Scholars Program Files and PSAonline 
Application System'' (18-06-03) to reflect the fact that the general 
support system for the

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``PSAonline'' application system has changed from a contractor site to 
the U.S. Department of Education's Network (EDNet). This change in the 
host of the online system will increase the security of the information 
contained in this system of records. More specifically, we are amending 
the system of records, last published in the Federal Register on 
December 3, 2003 (68 FR 67782), in the following ways: (1) By listing 
the Office of Chief Information Officer as the central system location. 
(2) By updating the sections on storage and safeguards to reflect 
current retention and safety measures. (3) By adding an appendix 
listing additional system locations.

DATES: The amendments in this notice are effective on October 24, 2005.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melissa Apostolides, Office of 
Communications and Outreach, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., room 5E119, 
Washington, DC 20202-8173. Telephone: (202) 205-0512. If you use a 
telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), you may call the Federal 
Relay Service (FRS) at 1-800-877-8339.
    Individuals with disabilities may obtain this document in an 
alternative format (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, or computer 
diskette) on request to the contact person listed in the previous 



    The Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a) requires the Department to publish 
in the Federal Register this notice of an altered system of records 
maintained by the Department. The Department's regulations implementing 
the Privacy Act are contained in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 
in 34 CFR part 5b.
    The Privacy Act applies to information about individuals that 
contains individually identifiable information that is retrieved by a 
unique identifier associated with each individual, such as a name or 
social security number. The information about each individual is called 
a ``record'' and the system, whether manual or computer-based, is 
called a ``system of records.''
    The Privacy Act requires each agency to publish a notice of new or 
altered systems of records in the Federal Register. Each agency also 
must submit reports to the Administrator of the Office of Information 
and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the 
Chair of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental 
Affairs, and the Chair of the House Committee on Government Reform 
whenever the agency publishes a new system of records or makes a 
significant change to an established system of records. Minor changes 
to an established system of records, such as the amendments to the 
Presidential Scholars Program Files and PSAonline Application System, 
do not require an agency to prepare a report.

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    Dated: October 18, 2005.
Kevin F. Sullivan,
Assistant Secretary for Communications and Outreach.

    For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Assistant Secretary 
for the Office of Communications and Outreach of the U.S. Department of 
Education amends the system of records entitled Presidential Scholars 
Program Files and PSAonline Application System (18-06-03). The 
following amendments are made to the notice of an altered system of 
records published in the Federal Register on December 3, 2003 (68 FR 
    1. On pages 67782, third column, and 67783, first column, the 
information under the heading ``SYSTEM LOCATIONS,'' is revised to read 
as follows:

System Locations

    Office of the Chief Information Officer, Regional Office Building 
3, 301 7th and D Streets, SW., Washington, DC 20202-8173.
    See the Appendix at the end of this notice for additional system 
    2. On page 67784, third column, make the following changes:
    a. Under the heading ``STORAGE,'' the paragraph is revised to read 
as follows:


    The records are maintained in hard copy filed in lockable standard 
filing cabinets; on access-controlled personal computers; and in a 
computer database maintained on the Department of Education's Network 
    b. Under the heading ``SAFEGUARDS,'' the first paragraph is revised 
to read as follows:


    All physical access to the Department of Education site where this 
system of records is maintained and the sites of the Department of 
Education's staff and contractors with access to the system is 
controlled and monitored by security personnel who check each 
individual entering the building for his or her employee or visitor 
    3. On page 67785, at the end of the third column, add a new heading 
and list three additional system locations as follows:

Appendix to 18-06-03

Additional System Locations

    U.S. Presidential Scholars Program, Community Services, 
Partnerships and Recognition Programs Team, Office of Communications 
and Outreach, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., 
Washington, DC 20202-8173.
    American College Testing, Inc., Recognition Program Services, 301 
ACT Drive, Iowa City, Iowa 52243-4030.
    Fastek, 1425 60th Street NE., Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402-1253.

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