DON Fax Policy
DTG 081745Z NOV 12 - Publish Date: 11/08/12
This message states, that effective immediately, the use of fax machines to send information containing SSN and other PII by DON personnel is prohibited except under the following circumstances:
- When another more secure means of transmitting PII is not practical.
- When a process outside of DON control requires faxing to activities such as the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS), Tricare, Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC), etc.
- In cases where operational necessity requires expeditious handling.
- When faxing PII related to internal government operations only, i.e., office phone number, rank, job title, etc.