DARPA Spectrum Challenge Privacy Statement


The DARPA Spectrum Challenge competition for which you are applying is supported by, and conducted on behalf of, a Federal government agency within the Department of Defense (DoD). As part of the registration process you are asked to furnish personally identifiable information (PII) about yourself that will be specifically available to the DoD, potentially maintained in a database, and therefore subject to protection under the Privacy Act of 1974 and applicable DoD regulations. In accordance therewith, the following Privacy Act Statement is a required notification to you prior to the collection of your PII. Please read it carefully:

AUTHORITY: 10 U.S.C. 133, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisitions, Technology and Logistics; 10 U.S.C. 2374a, Prizes for Advanced Technology Achievements; 15 U.S.C. 3701 et. seq., Stevenson-Wydler Techology Innovation Act of 1980, (as amended, Prize Competitions); and E.O. 9397 (as amended, SSN).

PURPOSE: The DARPA Spectrum Challenge is a competition to demonstrate a radio protocol that can best utilize a given communication channel in the presence of other users and interfering signals. Uses of personally identifiable data will be used solely for the purpose of administering the event and will not be linked or linkable to an individual except as permitted and/or required by law.

ROUTINE USES: In addition to those disclosures generally permitted under 5 U.S.C. 552a(b) of the Privacy Act of 1974, these records may specifically be disclosable outside the DoD as a routine use pursuant to the DoD Blanket Routine Uses available at http://privacy.defense.gov/blanket_uses.shtml.

DISCLOSURES: Providing your PII is voluntary, however a failure to provide will result in a non-valid registration for the Spectrum Challenge competition and otherwise disqualify you from participation.