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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) developed ATLAS (not an acronym) to automate, streamline, and support accurate exchange of data among USCIS, DHS, and non-DHS systems used to support biometric and biographic-based screening and vetting of immigration requests. ATLAS is used as both an automated check service platform and rule-based screening platform for USCIS. This Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) evaluates the privacy risks and mitigations associated with ATLAS. November 2020

Associated SORN(s):

  • DHS/USCIS/ICE/CBP-001 Alien File, Index, and National File Tracking System
  • DHS/USCIS-005 Inter-Country Adoptions Security
  • DHS/USCIS-006 Fraud Detection and National Security Records
  • DHS/USCIS-010 Asylum Information and Pre-Screening
  • DHS/USCIS-017 Refugee Case Processing and Security Screening Information
  • DHS/USCIS-018 Immigration Biometric and Background Check
Attachment Ext. Size Date
DHS/USCIS/PIA-084 ATLAS - November 2020 - Appendix Updated - July 2021 PDF 519.89 KB 07/07/2021
Last Updated: 03/31/2023
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