- This web site is provided as a public service by the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Development and Acquisition), the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Acquisition Management, DASN (ACQ) and the Director, Acquisition Career Management (DACM). Its purpose is to provide acquisition, business, and logistics reform-related information and news that is deemed relevant to the Department of the Navy acquisition community, its industry partners, and the general public.
- Information presented on the ASN RDA web site is considered public domain and may be distributed or copied. Use of appropriate byline/photo/image credits is requested.
- For site management, IP addresses and pages visited are 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.
- 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.
- Except for authorized law enforcement investigation, no other attempts are made to identify individualís users or their usage habits. Raw data logs are used to simply determine how many users are accessing the site, which pages are the most popular, and from which top level domain users are coming. These data logs are scheduled for regular destruction in accordance with National Archives and Records Administration guidelines.
- 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.
- If you have any questions or comments about the information presented here, please forward them to the ASN RDA Webmaster.
- We will not obtain personally identifying information about you if you choose to send email to the site webmaster, or submit an online feedback form. Any contact information that you provide will be solely used to respond to your request and will not be stored.
If you choose to send email to the ASN RDA webmaster or use the Contact An Expert feature, any contact information that you provide will be solely used to respond to your request.
Example of Information Collected from the ASN RDA Web Site for Statistical Purposes
If you do nothing during your visit but browse through the website, read pages, or download information, we automatically collect and store the following information about your visit:
- The Internet domain (for example, "xcompany.com") and IP address (a number that is assigned to your computer when you are online) from which you access our website;
- The type of browser and operating system used to access our site;
- The date and time you access our site;
- The pages you visit; and
- If you linked to the ASN RDA website from another website, the address of that website.
This information is collected for statistical purposes and the ASN RDA Webmaster receives analyses of user behavior in order to measure user interest in the various areas of the site.
Below is an example of the information collected based on a standard request for a World Wide Web document:
xxx.yyy.com - - [28/Jan/1999:00:00:01 -0500]
"GET /www.acq-ref.navy.mil/index.html HTTP/1.0" 200 16704
- xxx.yyy.com (or 18.104.22.168) -- this is the host name (or IP address) associated with the requester (you as the visitor). In this case, (....com) the requester is coming from a commercial address. Depending on the requestor's method of network connection, the host name (or IP address) may or may not identify a specific computer. Connections via many Internet Service Providers assign different IP addresses for each session, so the host name identifies only the ISP. The host name (or IP address) will identify a specific computer if that computer has a fixed IP address.
- [28/Jan/1999:00:00:01 -0500] -- this is the date and time of the request
- "GET / www.acq-ref.navy.mil/index.html HTTP/1.0" -- this is the location of the requested file
- 200 -- this is the status code - 200 is OK - the request was filled
- 16704 -- this is the size of the requested file in bytes
- Mozilla 3.0 -- this identifies the type of browser software used to access the page, which indicates what design parameters to use in constructing the pages
- www.altavista.digital.com -- this indicates the last site the person visited, which indicates how people find this site
Requests for other types of documents use similar information. No other user-identifying information is collected.