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Privacy Documents for the Office of Operations Coordination and Planning

DHS/OPS/PIA-001 - Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN) Database (DB)

Operations Directorate Homeland Security Information Network Database, April 5, 2006 (PDF, 17 pages - 254 KB). The Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN) Database supports the HSIN user community by enabling approved users to research and analyze information with a nexus to terrorism. The HSIN is a secure internet-based system of integrated communication networks designed to facilitate information sharing between DHS and other Federal, state, county, local, Tribal, private sector commercial, and other non-governmental organizations involved in identifying and preventing terrorism as well as in undertaking incident management activities.

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DHS/OPS/PIA-002 - Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN) Sensitive But Unclassified (SBU)

Homeland Security Information Network Sensitive But Unclassified (SBU), (HSIN-SBU), June 22, 2007 (PDF, 30 pages – 18.0 MB). The Homeland Security Information Network Sensitive But Unclassified (HSIN-SBU) is designed to facilitate the secure integration and interoperability of information sharing resources amongst federal, state, local, tribal, private sector commercial, and other non-governmental stakeholders involved in identifying and preventing terrorism as well as in undertaking incident management activities. As part of the information sharing efforts HSIN supports, HSIN has established different communities of interest (COIs) within the HSIN network.

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DHS/OPS/PIA-003 - Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) Project

Suspicious Activity Reports (SAR) Project, November 21, 2008 (PDF, 16 pages – 231 KB) The Office of Operations Coordination and Planning (OPS), in cooperation with the Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) is publishing this PIA to reflect a planned research project regarding Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs). The Operations Coordination and Planning Directorate will host a stand-alone system designed to analyze Suspicious Activity Report data taken from several Department of Homeland Security (DHS) components. OPS has conducted this PIA because SARs occasionally contain personally identifiable information (PII) and because it is physically hosting the project in addition to contributing SARS data.

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DHS/OPS/PIA-004(e) - Publicly Available Social Media Monitoring and Situational Awareness Initiative Update

Publicly Available Social Media Monitoring and Situational Awareness Initiative Update April 1, 2013 (PDF, 28 pages – 385 KB).  The Office of Operations Coordination and Planning (OPS), National Operations Center (NOC), leads the Publicly Available Social Media Monitoring and Situational Awareness Initiative to assist DHS and its components involved in fulfilling OPS statutory responsibility to provide situational awareness and establish a common operating picture for the Federal Government, and for those state, local, and tribal governments, as appropriate.

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DHS/OPS/PIA-005 - National Operations Center (NOC) Patriot Report Database

NOC Patriot Report Database December 7, 2010 (PDF, 12 pages – 179 KB) The National Operations Center (NOC) in the Office of Operations Coordination and Planning (OPS) operates the NOC Patriot Report Database. The NOC Patriot Report Database is a repository for reports generated to record and track suspicious activity that may implicate terrorism-related or criminal activity. OPS has conducted this privacy impact assessment (PIA) because the NOC Patriot Report Database may contain personally identifiable information (PII).

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DHS/OPS/PIA-006 - National Operations Center (NOC) Tracker and Senior Watch Officer Logs

NOC Tracker and Senior Watch Officer Logs February 3, 2011 (PDF, 15 pages – 222 KB) The National Operations Center (NOC) in the Office of Operations Coordination and Planning (OPS) operates the NOC Tracker Log and the Senior Watch Officer (SWO) Log.  The SWO Log is a synopsis of all significant information received and actions taken during a shift by the SWO. The NOC Tracker Log is a repository of all NOC responses to threats or incidents and significant activities that require a NOC tracking number. OPS has conducted this privacy impact assessment (PIA) because both the SWO Log and NOC Tracker Log may contain personally identifiable information (PII) associated with an administrative note or a watch desk Request for Information (RFI).

DHS/OPS/PIA-007 - HSIN 3.0 Shared Spaces On The Sensitive But Unclassified Network

HSIN 3.0 Shared Spaces On the Sensitive but Unclassified Network, July 25, 2012 (PDF 31 pages, 261 KB).  The Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN) is maintained by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of Operations, Coordination and Planning (OPS) on the Sensitive but Unclassified (SBU) network. HSIN is designed to facilitate the secure integration and interoperability of information-sharing resources between federal, state, local, tribal, territorial, private sector, international, and other non-governmental partners involved in identifying and preventing terrorism as well as in undertaking incident management activities. HSIN is a user-driven, web-based, information-sharing platform that connects all homeland security mission partners within a wide spectrum of homeland security mission areas.  HSIN contains personally identifiable information (PII) about the homeland security enterprise, HSIN users, and members of the public who are the subject of documents, reports, or bulletins contained in the HSIN collaboration spaces. This Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) only covers the substantive material posted and shared within the HSIN collaboration spaces, and not the individual user accounts. Federal records contained within HSIN are governed by the source system of records notice (SORN) and Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Non-federal records contained in HSIN are governed by the laws and regulations applicable to the relevant foreign, state, or local agencies who participate in HSIN.

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DHS/OPS/PIA-008(c) - HSIN Release 3 User Accounts: Identity Provider within the National Information Exchange Federation

HSIN R3 User Accounts: Identity Provider within the National Information Exchange Federation (NIEF), February 18, 2014, PDF, 19 pages.  The DHS Office of Operations Coordination and Planning (OPS) maintains the Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN). HSIN is designed to facilitate the secure integration and interoperability of information-sharing resources among federal, state, local, tribal, private-sector, and other non-governmental stakeholders involved in identifying and preventing terrorism as well as undertaking incident management activities. This PIA Update documents how OPS has established new information sharing relationships with the national Information Exchange Federation.

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DHS/OPS/PIA-009 - National Operations Center Operations Counterterrorism Desk (NCOD) Database

National Operations Center Operations Counterterrorism Desk (NCOD) Database (PDF 19 pages, 206 KB).  The National Operations Center (NOC), within the Office of Operations Coordination and Planning (OPS), operates the NOC Counterterrorism Operations Desk (NCOD) and serves as the primary DHS point of contact to streamline counterterrorism Requests for Information (RFIs). The NCOD Database is a tracking tool used by NCOD Officers to track all counterterrorism related incoming and outgoing inquiries. OPS has conducted this Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) because the NCOD Database contains personally identifiable information (PII). 

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Last Published Date: March 4, 2014
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