The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate’s (DHS S&T) Biodefense Knowledge Center (BKC) developed and operates the Biodefense Knowledge Management System (BKMS). The current generation of the BKMS, version 1.0, enables approved users to access and analyze biological sciences topics and related biodefense information to assist with their efforts to better understand or characterize biological threats, by offering an integrated suite of tools for managing and indexing scientific documents and information. In BKMS 2.0, S&T intends to add a component to the system to include data derived from the intelligence community (IC) and law enforcement (LE)-sensitive data. S&T is conducting this Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) because such an addition will allow for a new function of the system for selected BKMS users, who are authorized to explore IC/LE data (which may contain personally identifiable information (PII)).
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