The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of the Chief Security Officer (OCSO), Center for International Safety & Security (CISS) manages the Foreign Access Management (FAM) program that screens foreign nationals and foreign entities that seek physical and electronic access to DHS personnel, information, facilities, programs, or systems. DHS also provides this service to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) on a full-time basis, and occasionally to other agencies as needed. DHS has provided legacy support to USDA as a result of its presence at the DHS Plum Island Animal Disease Center (PIADC).
This Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) update reflects the incorporation of non-DHS foreign access screening request data into the Integrated Security Management System (ISMS) Foreign Access Management System (FAMS). In addition, this update reflects the expanded support to USDA and other U.S. Government agencies to assess the feasibility and benefit of screening as a service for foreign nationals accessing non-DHS Government personnel, information, facilities, programs, and systems. Unless otherwise noted, the information provided in previously published PIAs remains in effect. Individuals are encouraged to read all program PIAs to fully understand CISS’s privacy assessment of the FAM program. April 2017
- DHS/ALL-039 Foreign Access Management System