DON Fax Policy

DTG 081745Z NOV 12 - Publish Date: 11/08/12

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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.

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