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DHS/FEMA/PIA-051 FEMA Physical Access Control Systems (PACS)


The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Office of the Chief Security Officer (OSCO) owns and operates the Physical Access Control System (PACS). PACS supports a range of functions related to managing physical access by individuals to FEMA facilities. PACS allows authorized security personnel to simultaneously manage and monitor multiple entry points from a single, centralized location. FEMA is conducting this Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) Update to provide notice and assess the privacy impacts of FEMA’s use of PACS in ways not addressed in the original PIA, including the collection of additional PII; the expansion of unescorted access to State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial emergency managers; the use of new Facility Access Request forms; and the classified portion of PACS.

June 2020

Associated SORN(s):

  • DHS/ALL-024 Facility and Perimeter Access Control and Visitor Management System
  • DHS/ALL-023 Personnel Security Management System
  • DHS/ALL-025 Law Enforcement Authority in Support of the Protection of Property Owned, Occupied, or Secured by the Department of Homeland Security System
  • DHS/ALL-026 Personal Identity Verification Management System
Attachment Ext. Size Date
DHS/FEMA/PIA-051(a) FEMA Physical Access Control Systems (PACS) - June 2020 PDF 250.79 KB 06/22/2020
DHS/FEMA/PIA-051 FEMA Physical Access Control Systems (PACS) - April 2018 PDF 406.39 KB 04/20/2018
Last Updated: 03/31/2023
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