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DHS/TSA/PIA-039 TSA Encounter Analysis Branch


The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A), Encounter Analysis Branch (EAB) seeks to improve TSA’s ability to identify potential risks to transportation security. Initial efforts by the EAB involved discovering and analyzing previously unknown links or patterns among individuals who undergo a TSA security threat assessment (STA), passengers identified as a match to a government watch list, and passengers who do not present acceptable identification documents to access the sterile area of an airport whose identity cannot be verified through the identity verification process. TSA is updating the EAB Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) to reflect operational changes to the program to include new investigative steps that may be taken in performing security threat assessment reviews on transportation sector workers and TSA Pre✓® participants. July 2019

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DHS/TSA/PIA-039(b) TSA Encounter Analysis Branch - July 2019 PDF 254.23 KB
DHS/TSA/PIA-039(a) TSA Encounter Analysis Branch - October 2017 PDF 197.53 KB
DHS/TSA/PIA-039 Office of Intelligence & Analysis Trends and Patterns Branch (TPB) PDF 228.01 KB
Last Updated: 03/31/2023
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