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Computer Matching Programs

A computer matching program is required pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974 for any computerized comparison of two or more automated systems of records, or a system of records with non-federal records, for the purpose of establishing or verifying eligibility or compliance as it relates to cash or in-kind assistance or payments under federal benefit programs.

Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. § 552a(o), any record contained in a system of records may only be disclosed to a recipient agency or non-federal agency for use in a computer matching program pursuant to a Computer Matching Agreement (CMA) between the source agency and the recipient agency or non-federal agency.  The Department requires CMAs to be developed and approved for any matching program as defined by the statute.

Notices for approved computer matching programs published in the Federal Register are listed below:

Last Published Date: September 24, 2014
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