The DHS Data Framework (“Framework”) is a scalable information technology program with built-in capabilities to support advanced data architecture and governance processes. The Framework is DHS’s “big data” solution to build in privacy protections while enabling more controlled, effective, and efficient use of existing homeland security-related information across the DHS enterprise and with other U.S. Government partners, as appropriate. Currently, the Framework includes the Neptune and Cerberus systems, and the Common Entity Index. Between November 2013 and August 2014, DHS deployed a pilot/prototype to test different capabilities needed to implement the Framework. After the successful completion of the pilot/prototype phase, DHS now intends to mature the Framework by entering into the next phase—limited production capability. DHS is updating the original Framework Privacy Impact Assessment to reflect this transition to limited production capability.
Last Published Date: February 21, 2019