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DHS/TSA/PIA-050 Amtrak Rail Passenger Threat Assessment

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is responsible for security in all modes of transportation, including surface modes such as rail. Amtrak is a national passenger rail operator managing more than 300 trains a day to more than 500 destinations in the United States and Canada. To assess the operating environment from a risk perspective, Amtrak has requested that TSA assess the use of Amtrak trains by known or suspected terrorists. To conduct the assessment, Amtrak will provide TSA with rail passenger personally identifiable information (PII) collected over the course of several months for TSA to match against the Threat Screening Center’s (TSC) Terrorist Screening Database (TSDB), commonly known as the “watchlist.” TSA is conducting this Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) pursuant to the E-Government Act of 2002 because this assessment entails a new receipt of personally identifiable information on members of the public for watchlist matching.

DHS/ICE/PIA-060 ICE Pilot on Use of Body Worn Cameras

ICE is publishing this Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) to evaluate the privacy risks associated with the potential use of Body Worn Camera technology on a wider scale and to address any issues related to the product selection, collection, retention, and storage of the information collected from Body Worn Camera usage.

DHS/OIG/PIA-003 Data Analytics Cloud System

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) is responsible for conducting and supervising independent and objective audits, inspections, and investigations of Department of Homeland Security’s programs and operations. The Office of Inspector General’s Office of the Chief Data Officer (OCDO) established the Data Analytics Cloud System (DACS) to ingest, store, manage, and analyze information necessary for these audits, inspections, and investigations, as well as information necessary to improve Office of Inspector General’s operational effectiveness and efficiency. The Office of the Chief Data Officer acquires, integrates, and analyzes large volumes of data from Department of Homeland Security systems, other government agencies, public sources, and vendors that frequently include personally identifiable information (PII) and sensitive PII (SPII).

DHS/CBP/PIA-071 Operational Use of Familial DNA

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is implementing Familial deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) testing as a factor to determine if an adult claiming to be the biological parent of a child is, in fact, the biological parent. Such testing will help to identify individuals who are fraudulently representing themselves as a family unit when apprehended by DHS. Additionally, such Familial DNA testing is being implemented for purposes of complying with a court order in Ms. L v. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), 3:18-cv-00428 (S.D. Cal), which requires DNA testing prior to any separation of an adult and child based on concerns of parentage. CBP is conducting this Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) to provide transparency about the limited scope of DNA collection for the purpose of Familial DNA testing, which compares two DNA profiles (adult and child) to determine whether a biological parent-child relationship exists, and to outline and explain how CBP will mitigate privacy risks associated with Familial DNA.

DHS/S&T/PIA-042 DHS Federally Funded Research and Development Centers

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) sponsors federally funded research and development centers (FFRDC). The DHS Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) FFRDC Program Management Office (PMO) oversees and manages access to these specialized services in systems engineering, integration, studies, and analysis. The FFRDC services can be accessed by DHS components; external federal, state, and local government; non-governmental organizations and institutions; universities and affiliated research centers; and other public sector and private sector groups, through the PMO. S&T conducted this Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) to address the Department’s FFRDC program as well as two specific FFRDCs (i.e., Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center [HSOAC] and Homeland Security Systems Engineering and Development Institute [HSSEDI]) and the privacy risks associated with the collection, use, maintenance, and dissemination of personally identifiable information (PII), privacy sensitive projects and activities, and use of DHS-accredited information systems.

DHS/ALL/PIA-091 Family Reunification Task Force (FRTF)

On February 2, 2021, President Biden signed Executive Order 1401 and ordered the formation of the President’s Interagency Task Force on the Reunification of Families. The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS or the Department) is the Chair and is joined by the Department of State (DoS), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Department of Justice (DOJ) (collectively known as the Task Force). The Executive Order instructs the Task Force to identify and implement comprehensive strategies that will bring families back together, ensuring that the children and parents who were intentionally separated from each other at the United States/Mexico border are provided support. This Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) is being conducted to analyze the privacy risks associated with the personally identifiable information (PII) collected as part of this effort and document the mitigation strategies implemented to ensure adequate protection of those individuals’ privacy.

DHS/S&T/PIA-041 Office of Industry Partnerships Portal (OIP Portal)

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Office of Industry Partnerships (OIP) manages a public-facing, standalone web portal (OIP Portal). The OIP Portal allows members of industry to submit proposals for Broad Agency Announcements (BAA) for DHS Research and Development (R&D)-related subjects, the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, and the Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP). S&T is conducting this Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) to address the OIP Portal’s collection, use, maintenance, and dissemination of personally identifiable information (PII).

DHS/CBP/PIA-010 Analytical Framework for Intelligence (AFI)

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Analytical Framework for Intelligence (AFI) system provides enhanced search and analytical capabilities to identify, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who pose a potential law enforcement or security risk, and aids in the enforcement of customs, immigration, and other laws enforced by DHS at the border. Since the original Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA), CBP has increased technical safeguards in AFI; added a new user role, additional DHS users, and additional data sources; and developed a governance process that includes the operational and oversight components of CBP.

DHS/ALL/PIA-090 Team Awareness Kit (TAK)

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is responsible for providing services and technologies to protect its workforce while increasing operational capabilities and enabling mission fulfillment. To this end, DHS has has enhanced and deployed Team Awareness Kit (TAK), a government-off-the-shelf application that enables near real-time location monitoring and display with operational personnel carrying devices.

DHS/I&A/PIA-001 Public-Private Sector Analytic Exchange Program (AEP)

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) acts as an Executive Agent for the Public-Private Sector Analytic Exchange Program (“AEP” or “the Program”) on behalf of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI). The purpose of the AEP is to provide intelligence community (IC) and federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial (FSLTT) intelligence analysts the opportunity to engage with volunteer private sector analysts to better understand select national security and homeland security issues. All participants are selected through a competitive application process. AEP participants work to create unclassified joint analytic deliverables of interest to both the private sector and the U.S. Government. I&A is publishing this privacy impact assessment (PIA) because I&A collects personally identifiable information from individuals applying to, and selected for, the AEP in order to verify their U.S. citizenship, facilitate entry into federal buildings, facilitate reimbursement of their travel expenses, and enable access to federally-maintained information technology platforms used to facilitate public-private collaboration.


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