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DHS/USSS/PIA-012(a) Electronic Name Check System

The United States Secret Service (USSS) Information Resources Management Division has established a system called Credentialing Distribution System (CreDS). CreDS provides the USSS with the capability to electronically collect National Special Security Event (NSSE) prospective event worker information to enable automated criminal background checks. The Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) for CreDS was published in July 2013. This PIA Update is being completed because CreDS is being renamed to the Electronic Name Check System (E-Check).

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