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Privacy Documents for U.S. Secret Service

DHS/USSS/PIA-001 - Customer Proprietary Network Information (CPNI)

Customer Proprietary Network Information, July 8, 2013  (PDF, 13 pages - 2MB). The US Secret Service (USSS) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) co-sponsor and manage the CPNI reporting website, which is a tool for telecommunications carriers to report a breach of its customer proprietary network information to law enforcement. The USSS and the FBI conducted this Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) because the CPNI reporting website contains personally identifiable information (PII).

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DHS/USSS/PIA-002 - Targeted Violence Information Sharing System (TAVISS)

Targeted Violence Information Sharing System (TAVISS) August 19, 2013 (PDF, 15 pages – 207 KB). The Secret Service created TAVISS to conduct name checks and determine whether a subject is of protective interest to any agency within the TAVISS network. The Secret Service conducted this PIA because TAVISS contains PII regarding subjects of protective interest to the Secret Service and participating agencies in the network.

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DHS/USSS/PIA-003 – Protective Research Information System Management System (PRISM-ID)

Protective Research Information System Management (PRISM-ID) August 16, 2013 (PDF, 14 pages – 193 KB) The Secret Service created and uses the PRISM-ID system to record information that assists the agency in meeting its protective mission, including the protection of the President, Vice President, their immediate families, former Presidents and First Ladies, major candidates for the presidency and vice presidency, foreign heads of state visiting the United States, and other individuals authorized to receive Secret Service protection. This PIA was conducted because PRISM-ID collects PII.

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DHS/USSS/PIA-004 – Counter Surveillance Unit Reporting (CSUR) Database

Counter Surveillance Unit Reporting (CSUR) Database, July 27, 20110 (PDF, 11 pages - 182.95KB). The Secret Service created this database to assist Secret Service employees in managing, analyzing, and distributing intelligence information regarding threats or potential threats to the safety of individuals, events, and facilities protected by the Secret Service. The Secret Service conducted this PIA because CSUR contains PII regarding subjects of protective interest to the Secret Service.

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DHS/USSS/PIA-007 – Forensic Services Division (FSD) Polygraph System

Forensic Services Division (FSD) Polygraph System, December 15, 2011 (PDF, 14 pages – 212.73 KB) . The Forensic Services Division (FSD) Polygraph Branch of the Secret Service uses the FSD Polygraph system to track all polygraph examinations that it administers. This database contains information on applicant and criminal polygraph examinations and their results. USSS conducted this PIA because the system contains PII of individuals who undergo an exam.

DHS/USSS/PIA-008 – Secret Service Use of Advanced Imaging Technology

Secret Service Use of Advanced Imaging Technology, December 23, 2011 (PDF, 7 pages – 687.61KB).  The Secret Service deployed Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) at Secret Service protective sites as a secondary means of personnel screening at protected sites, used only if primary screening measures indicate that an individual requires an additional level of screening. 

DHS/USSS/PIA-009 - Field Investigative Reporting System (FIRS)

Field Investigative Reporting System (FIRS), March 7, 2012 (PDF, 18 pages - 9.82 MB).  The Secret Service created FIRS for the reporting of law enforcement activities that fall within the Secret Services jurisdiction, such as investigating counterfeiting and electronic crimes. The Secret Service conducted this PIA because FIRS is a new system that contains PII regarding subjects of criminal investigations.

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DHS/USSS/PIA-010 – Enterprise Investigative System (EIS)

Enterprise Investigative System (EIS), March 30, 2012 (PDF, 14 pages – 9.06 MB).  The Secret Service uses EIS to collect information about ongoing and resolved investigations, and on individuals seeking access to USSS protected events. EIS is a compilation of six applications that are used collectively in support of fulfilling the investigative mission to protect the integrity of the nation’s financial systems. This PIA was conducted because EIS collects PII.

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DHS-USSS-PIA-011 U.S. Secret Service Cyber Awareness Program (Cyveillance)

U.S. Secret Service Cyber Awareness Program (Cyveillance) (PDF, 11 pages).  The Secret Service has procured under contract the Cyveillance system as part of its Cyber Awareness Program.  Cyveillance searches for information regarding the Secret Service and investigatory and protective intelligence information.  The Secret Service conducted this PIA because, while the primary purpose of Cyveillance is not to collect PII, the content of interest to the Secret Service that is collected by Cyveillance may contain PII.

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Information identified by Cyveillance that is not retained for further investigation is not stored in a system of records, and because it is not retrieved by personal identifier, there is therefore, no applicable SORN.  Refer to the PIA for more information.

DHS/USSS/PIA-012 U.S. Secret Service Credential Distribution System

U.S. Secret Service Credential Distribution System, July 11, 2013, PDF, 10 pages, 2.2MB.  The United States Secret Service (USSS) Information Resources Management Division has created the Credentialing Distribution System (CreDS). CreDS provides the USSS with the capability to electronically collect National Special Security Event (NSSE) prospective event worker information, enable automated criminal background checks, and produce appropriate event credentials. The USSS is conducting this Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) because CreDS handles personally identifiable information (PII) regarding NSSE workers and applicants.

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DHS/USSS/PIA-013 – Clearances, Logistics, Employees, Applicants and Recruitment (CLEAR)

Clearances, Logistics, Employees, Applicants, and Recruitment (CLEAR), January 3, 2013, (PDF 10 pages, 198 KB).  CLEAR assists USSS employees in managing applicant data throughout the hiring process. The Secret Service conducted this Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) because CLEAR contains personally identifiable information (PII) of persons applying for federal employment with USSS.

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DHS/USSS/PIA-014 Field Support System

Field Support System, October 18, 2013, PDF, 12 pages, 239 KB.  The Secret Service uses the Field Support System (FSS) for ongoing investigations into criminal activity. FSS is a combination of three programs which detect criminal activity and collect evidence in ongoing investigative cases ranging from financial crimes, cyber-crimes, and potential threats toward individuals and events under Secret Service protection.  This PIA was conducted because the FSS collects PII.

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Last Published Date: August 14, 2014
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