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DHS/CBP/PIA-056 Traveler Verification Service

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is congressionally mandated to deploy a biometric entry/exit system to record arrivals and departures to and from the United States. Following several years of testing and pilots, CBP has successfully operationalized and deployed facial recognition technology, now known as the Traveler Verification Service (TVS), to support comprehensive biometric entry and exit procedures in the air, land, and sea environments. CBP has issued Privacy Impact Assessments (PIA) documenting each new phase of TVS testing and deployment. CBP is now issuing this comprehensive PIA to a) consolidate all previously issued PIAs and b) provide notice to the public about how TVS collects and uses personally identifiable information (PII).

DHS/CBP/PIA-055 HRM 5000

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Human Resources Management (HRM) has selected contract support to improve and streamline the recruiting, hiring, and personnel security processes for CBP “Frontline” positions, including U.S. Border Patrol Agents, CBP Officers, and Air and Marine Interdiction Agents. HRM 5000 is CBP’s contract with Accenture Federal Services (AFS) LLC. This contract addresses surge hiring to support the President’s Executive Order for an additional 5,000 Border Patrol Agents (BPA). It will also be used to support the hiring of additional law enforcement positions within the Office of Air and Marine and the Office of Field Operations.

DHS/CBP/PIA-054 Laboratory Information Network (LIN)

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Laboratories and Scientific Services Directorate (LSSD) owns and operates the Laboratory Information Network (LIN) system. Laboratory analysts use the LIN web application for tracking and storing information related to analysis requests, test results, and laboratory reports supporting CBP trade and forensic investigations.

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