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Government Sponsor Role

The Government Sponsor is the point of contact within TRICARE Management Activity (TMA) or the respective Service who assumes responsibility for any data use requested in a Data Sharing Agreement Application (DSAA).

Government Sponsor Responsibilities:

  • Agree to and execute a Data Sharing Agreement (DSA) once the DSAA is approved by the TMA Privacy and Civil Liberties Office (Privacy Office)
  • Confirm and/or provide accurate and complete responses to the DSAA and ensure the prompt submission of an applicable renewal request or extension request template to the Privacy Office:
  • Ensure the DSA – Modification Request template is submitted to the Privacy Office when a change is required to an executed DSA
  • Maintain current contact information with the Privacy Office and, if necessary, complete a DSA – Change of Sponsor template within 15 days of the Sponsor transition
  • Oversee compliance with applicable standards for protecting the privacy, security and integrity of the data received
  • Coordinate with applicant and ensure the TMA breach reporting and notification requirements are fulfilled as outlined on the Privacy Office’s Breach Response page at http://www.tricare.mil/tma/privacy/breach.aspx
  • Confirm adherence to Business Associate Agreement (BAA) requirements, when applicable
  • Ensure a completed, signed DSA – Certification of Data Disposition is submitted to the Privacy Office within 30 days of the expiration of the DSA or the completion of the project (whichever comes first) certifying that the data have been appropriately destroyed
  • Oversee the work performed by the Applicant / Recipient for the duration of the DSA
  • Ensure that the publication or release of any data, results, or findings adheres to applicable DoD requirements


“On October 1, 2013, the Department of Defense established the Defense Health Agency (DHA) to manage the activities of the Military Health System. These activities include those previously managed by TRICARE Management Activity (TMA), which was disestablished on the same date. During the next several months, all TMA websites will change to reflect the new DHA. We appreciate your patience during this transition."
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