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DHS/CBP/PIA-019 Air and Marine Operations Surveillance System

Air and Marine Operations Surveillance System (AMOSS), July 22, 2013, (PDF, 3.6MB, 16 pages).  AMOSS is a sophisticated radar processing system that supports CBP’s mission to protect the American people and critical infrastructure. AMOSS integrates use of air, land, and sea resources in order to detect, interdict, and prevent acts of terrorism and the unlawful movement of people, illegal drugs, and other contraband toward or across the borders of the United States.  The system may collect and use PII from publicly available aircraft and airport data provided by the FAA, requests from law enforcement about suspects, tips from the public, and recordings of event and operations data. This Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) was conducted to provide notice and transparency to the public that AMOSS collects, uses, and shares PII.

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