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DHS/USSS/PIA-028 United States Secret Service Unmanned Aircraft Systems Program (UAS)


The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) U.S. Secret Service (Secret Service or USSS) employs Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) for surveillance and law enforcement purposes in support of its protective and investigative mission. sUAS identify threats, mitigate vulnerabilities, and create secure environments for protected people, places, and events and further support Agency investigations into crimes against U.S. financial systems committed by criminals around the world and in cyberspace. sUAS-platformed video technology assists the Agency with securing protective sites/interests and further allows surveillance for law enforcement investigations or tactical operations. The Secret Service is publishing this updated Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) to provide notice of the Secret Service extending its use of sUAS for investigative purposes not addressed in the original Privacy Impact Assessment,1 and to assess the privacy impacts of using this technology for that purpose. September 2023

Associated SORN(s):

  • DHS/USSS-001 Criminal Investigation Information System
  • DHS/USSS-004 Protection Information Systems
Attachment Ext. Size Date
DHS/USSS/PIA-028(a) United States Secret Service Unmanned Aircraft Systems Program (UAS) - September 2023 PDF 496.68 KB 09/27/2023
DHS/USSS/PIA-028 United States Secret Service Unmanned Aircraft Systems Program (UAS) - May 2020 PDF 237.7 KB 05/22/2020
Last Updated: 09/28/2023
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