Hyperlinks, Privacy Act and Accessibility/Section 508 Information

Hyperlinks Disclaimer

The appearance of hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by the Department of Defense, the U.S. Army, or the Department of the Army Criminal Investigation Division; of non-U.S. Government sites or the information, products, or services contained therein. Although the Department of the Army Criminal Investigation Division may or may not use these sites as additional distribution channels for Department of Defense information, it does not exercise editorial control over all the information that you may find at these locations. Such hyperlinks are provided consistent with the stated purpose of this website.

Privacy and Security Notice

1. This website is provided as a public service by the Department of the Army Criminal Investigation Division and the U.S. Army.
2. Information presented on this service, not identified as protected by copyright, is considered public
Information (public domain) and may be distributed or copied. We request that you use the appropriate byline, photo, and image credits on the content if used.
3. For site management, information is collected to report both technical and information problems with the website specifically, including accessibility problems, for statistical purposes. This U.S. Government computer system uses software programs to create summary statistics, which are used for such purposes as assessing what information is of most and least interest, determining technical
design specifications, and identifying system performance or problem areas.
4. For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, software
programs are employed to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.
5. Except for authorized law enforcement investigations and national security purposes, no other
attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits beyond Department of Defense websites. Raw data logs are used for no other purposes and are scheduled for regular destruction in accordance with National Archives and Records Administration approved records schedule.
6. Web measurement and customization technologies (WMCT) may be used on this site to remember
your online interactions, to conduct measurement and analysis of usage, or to customize your experience. The Department of Defense does not use the information associated with WMCT to track individual user activity on the Internet outside of Defense Department websites, nor does it share the data obtained through such technologies, without your explicit consent, with other departments or agencies, unless directed to do so in statute, regulation, or Executive order. The Department of Defense does not keep a database of information obtained from the use of WMCT.
7. General instructions for how you may opt out of some of the most commonly used WMCT is available at https://www.usa.gov/optout-instructions.
8. Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this site are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1987 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act (Section 1030 of Title 18, United States Code).
9. If you have any questions or comments about the information presented here, please forward them to CIDPAO@army.mil.

Accessibility / Section 508

Section 508 Background:
Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (29 U.S.C. 794d) requires that when Federal agencies develop, procure, maintain, or use information and communication technology (ICT), Federal employees with disabilities have access to and use of information and data that is comparable to the access and use by Federal employees who are not individuals with disabilities, unless an undue burden would be imposed on the agency. Section 508 also requires that individuals with disabilities, who are members of the public seeking information or services from a Federal agency, have access to and use of information and data that is comparable to that provided to the public who are not individuals with disabilities, unless an undue burden would be imposed on the agency.
Department of Defense Section 508 Compliance Office:
If you have a disability and the format of any material on our webpages interferes with your ability to access the information, please submit your concerns to DoD Section 508 Issues and Concerns. Please indicate the nature of the accessibility problem, the web address of the requested material, your preferred format in which you want to receive the material (electronic format (ASCII, etc.), standard print, large print, etc.), and your contact information.
Department of Defense Section 508 Responsibilities:
The Section 508 Office of the Department of Defense Chief Information Officer (DoD CIO) ensures comprehensive Section 508 management, implementation, and governance infrastructure so that DoD Components will effect ICT accessibility in compliance with Section 508 policies, procedures, and performance measures. The DoD 508 Coordinator represents the Department of Defense on Federal-wide boards and committees.
Website Evaluations:
In an effort to ensure that DoD public websites are accessible, the Office of the DoD CIO, randomly tests DoD websites for accessibility. The testing results are provided to the Component Information Technology lead to, if necessary, bring websites into 508 compliance. To ensure all DoD websites are compliant, DoD Components should periodically evaluate their websites and ensure they comply with Section 508 U.S. Access Boards standards and WCAG 2.0.
Information and Communication Technology Solicitation Assessments:
The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 39.2 requires that acquisition of ICT supplies and services must meet the applicable accessibility standards at 36 CFR Part 1194 (Section 508 Standards).  The General Services Administration (GSA), in an effort to enforce accessibility of federally procured products and services, randomly select federal contracts for review.  Guidance is given to DoD Components to review existing procurement and information technology policies and procedures to confirm that the Section 508 standards are appropriately considered and clearly stated when preparing requirements and solicitation documents.
Click here for more information on the Department of Defense's Section 508.