1. HSPB web sites are provided as a public service by the
United States Army Medical Research and Materiel Command* and the Office of the Deputy
Chief of Staff for Information Management, located on Fort Detrick, MD.
2. Information presented on this web site is considered public information and may be
distributed or copied. Use of appropriate byline/photo/image credits is requested.
3. To aid in site management, information is collected
for statistical purposes. This 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,
this government computer system employs software programs to monitor network traffic to
identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.
5. Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, no other attempts are made to
identify individual users or their usage habits. Raw data logs are used for no other purposes
and are scheduled for regular destruction in accordance with
Archives and Records Administration Guidelines General Schedule 20 . All data collection
activities are in strict accordance with
Directive 5240.1 (reference (p)).
6. Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this service
are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1987
and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act.
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tokens that pass information back and forth from your computer to the server and remain after
you close your browser. HSPB web sites do use session cookies, i.e. tokens that remain
active only until you close your browser, for site management and statistical purposes.
This 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.
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