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DHS/S&T/PIA-035 Laboratory Management System (LMS)

The National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center (NBACC) is a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) and laboratory within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Science & Technology Directorate (S&T). NBACC develops and applies methods to identify the means, method, and forensic signatures associated with a biological agent, biocrime, or bioterror investigation. This work guides DHS investments in vaccines, drugs, detectors, and other countermeasures to protect against biological terrorism. NBACC uses the Laboratory Management System (LMS) to facilitate and maintain a state of mission-related laboratory compliance with International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Standard ISO 17025 (general requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories) and its laboratory registration with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). LMS assists NBACC in meeting its compliance, verification, and registration obligations under ISO 17025; federal, state, and local regulations; and DHS policies; and in reducing the likelihood of records mismanagement in its mission- related laboratory operations. LMS collects personally identifiable information (PII) from or about DHS workforce members (both government and contractors) who work with NBACC. The PII collected, used, maintained, and transmitted by LMS is limited to information on the training, credentials, and qualifications of that NBACC workforce to perform its FFRDC and DHS laboratory mission.

Associated SORN(s):

  • OPM/GOVT-1 General Personnel Records
  • DHS/ALL-003 Department of Homeland Security General Training Records
  • DHS/ALL-021 Department of Homeland Security Contractors and Consultants
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Created Date: December 12, 2018
Last Published Date: May 10, 2019
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