ACTION ALERT: Public Comment taken on Fusion Centers

Posted: December 3, 2010 in fusion centers, public input

***Comments are due December 15, 2010.*** 

If you actually want to make a difference; MAKE YOUR OPINION KNOWN & YOUR VOICE HEARD!! Public input and your comments are being considered by those considering your 4th Amendment. Continue to “Plead the 4th”.. by sending your solutions, opinions, remarks and comments by following the directions.

c/o EPIC :::Public Comments Sought on Federal Fusion CentersFor More Information, see EPIC: Information Fusion Centers and Privacy, EPIC: Total Information Awareness, and EPIC v. Virginia Department of State Police (Fusion Center Secrecy Bill).

SUMMARY: The Department of Homeland Security is giving concurrent notice of an updated and reissued system of records pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974 for the Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General–002 Investigative Records System of Records and this proposed rulemaking. In this proposed rulemaking, the Department proposes to exempt portions of this system of records from one or more provisions of the Privacy Act because of criminal, civil, and administrative enforcement requirements.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before December 15, 2010.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number DHS-
2009-0095, by one of the following methods:

Federal e-Rulemaking Portal:

Follow the instructions for submitting comments.

Fax: 703-483-2999.

Mail: Mary Ellen Callahan, Chief Privacy Officer, Privacy
Office, Department of Homeland Security, Washington, DC 20528.

Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name and docket number for this notice. All comments received will be posted and docket number for this notice. All comments received will be posted without change to, including any personalinformation provided. [ BE POLITE!!]

Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to


For general questions please contact:

Doris A. Wojnarowski (202-254-4211),  

Department of Homeland Security,

Office of Inspector General, 

Mail Stop 2600, 245 Murray Drive, SW., Building 410, Washington, DC 20528; or by facsimile (202) 254-4299. 

For privacy issues please contact: Mary Ellen Callahan (703-235-0780),

Chief Privacy Officer, Privacy Office, Department of Homeland Security,

245 Murray Drive, SW., Building 410, Washington, DC 20528.

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