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DHS/USSS/PIA-012 Electronic Name Check System


The United States Secret Service (USSS) uses the Electronic Name Check System (eCheck) to assist with conducting and managing the results of background checks on prospective attendees requesting access to attend a National Special Security Event (NSSE). The system allows trained USSS personnel to electronically submit a request for information on a prospective NSSE attendee and receive results of his or her criminal status and history prior to granting access to an event. This PIA update is being completed to reflect an increase in functionality for USSS field offices when accessing the criminal status and personally identifiable information (PII) of self-identified foreign nationals. Criminal status and history information will continue to be verified and corroborated by the USSS professional agents when making a determination as to whether to grant or deny an individual access to an NSSE. October 2019

Associated SORN(s)

  • DHS/USSS-004 Protection Information System
  • DHS/ICE-007 Criminal History and Immigration Verification (CHIVe) System of Records
Attachment Ext. Size Date
DHS/USSS/PIA-012(c) U.S. Secret Service Electronic Name Check System (eCheck) - October 2019 PDF 276.83 KB
DHS/USSS/PIA-012(b) Electronic Name Check System, September 2016 PDF 144.15 KB
DHS/USSS/PIA-012(a) Electronic Name Check System, July 2015 PDF 142.54 KB
Privacy PIA USSS Creds- July 2013 PDF 2.23 MB
Last Updated: 03/31/2023
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