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Website Notices, Policies & Disclaimers


This website is a public information service provided by the Health Affairs/TRICARE Management Activity (HA/TMA), Portfolio Planning and Management Division (PPMD).

For 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.

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 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 National Archives and Records Administration Guidelines. Unauthorized attempts to upload 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.


Disclaimer of Liability: With respect to materials on or available through download from this website, neither the U.S. Government, the Department of Defense, HA/TMA nor any of its employees or contractors make any representations or warranties, express or implied, or statutory, as to the validity, accuracy, completeness, or fitness for a particular purpose; nor represent that use would not infringe privately owned rights; nor assume any liability resulting from the use of such materials and shall in no way be liable for any costs, expenses, claims, or demands arising out of the use of such materials.

Disclaimer of Endorsement:

Neither the U.S. Government nor the Department of Defense endorses or recommends any commercial goods, products, processes, or services. References to or appearance of any specific products, processes, or services by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, in materials on or downloaded from this website does not constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the U.S. Government or the Department of Defense. The views and opinions of authors expressed on this website or in materials available through download from this site do not necessarily state or reflect those of the U.S. Government or the Department of Defense, and they may not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.


Generally, U.S. government works (i.e. works prepared by officers and employees of the U.S. government as part of their official duties) are not protected by copyright in the U.S. (17 U.S.C. §105) and may be used without obtaining permission from the Government. However, the U.S. government works may contain privately created, copyrighted works (e.g. quotes, photographs, charts, drawings, etc.) used under license or with permission of the copyright owner. Incorporation in a U.S. government work does not place these private copyrighted works in the public domain.

Not all materials on or available through download from this website are U.S. government works. Some materials available from this website are protected by copyrights owned by private individuals or organizations and are subject to restrictions on use. Some contractors or grantees who have produced works for the Government may have copyrighted their work. For some materials resulting from collaborative authorship between a government employee and private individual, the private individual may hold a copyright to the work jointly with the U.S. Government. The Government’s right in this type of work is a worldwide license to use, modify, reproduce, release, perform, display, or disclose these works by or on behalf of the Government.
On this website, the Department of Defense may publicly release copyrighted works in which it has government purposes or licenses or specific permissions to release. These licenses or permissions do not necessarily transfer to recipients or users of this website. Such works are still protected by copyright and recipients of these works and users of this website are cautioned to comply with the copyright law (Title 17 United States Code).
On this website, there are also available many private works that are copyrighted in whole or in part. We are extremely grateful to the respective copyright owners for the licenses or permissions to make their works available on or download through this website. We caution users to respect these owners’ rights and to comply with the copyright law.


The Health Affairs/TRICARE Management Activity (HA/TMA) is committed and is making every possible effort to ensure that all information on this website is accessible to individuals with disabilities in accordance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. If you are having a problem accessing this web site or its content, please let us know and we will work to make the web page, feature or content accessible, or to provide the information in a format that is accessible.


The appearance of hyperlinks to external Web sites does not constitute endorsement by the TRICARE Management Activity of these Web sites or the information, products or services contained therein. For other than authorized government activities, TRICARE Management Activity does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at other locations. Such links are provided consistent with the stated purpose of this DoD Web site. Once you link to another site, you are subject to the privacy and use policies of the new site, and you should read that site’s collection of policies on privacy, use, and security.


Please see the TMA FOIA page for TMA Policy on FOIA.


Please see Document Posting Restrictions for website policy.