DHS/OBIM/PIA-006 Automated Real-Time Identity Exchange System (ARIES)
The Automated Real-time Identity Exchange System (ARIES) technology enables a single user interface for the facilitation of current international fingerprint-based information sharing programs by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Department of State (DOS), U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), and U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) with foreign partners. The ARIES technology facilitates connectivity and bilateral data exchange between foreign partners and domestic U.S. government agencies and improves auditing of fingerprint-based information sharing programs. ARIES provides a technical pathway to access the DHS Automated Biometric Identification System (IDENT) and IDENT’s replacement biometric system, Homeland Advanced Recognition Technology (HART). The Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM) is publishing a Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) because ARIES allows the Department to access and share biometric data, associated biographic data, and encounter data.
Last Updated: 07/18/2022