The memo states services should not use SSNs on spreadsheets, hard copy lists, electronic reports, or collect them in surveys. The military services and agencies also should review forms and systems to reduce SSN use.
DoD began this effort in April 2011, when it stopped printing SSNs on its secure identity cards.
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