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Privacy Impact Assessments (PIA) Collection

The Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) is a decision tool to identify and mitigate privacy risks that notifies the public what Personally Identifiable Information (PII) DHS is collecting, why the PII is being collected and how the PII will be collected, used, accessed, shared, safeguarded and stored.

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  • DHS/ALL/PIA-094 Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) Case Request System

    The Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) program is a United States (U.S.) government program initiated in January 2019 pursuant to Section 235(b)(2)(C) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). Under MPP, the United States returns certain citizens and non-Mexican nationals to Mexico while their U.S. removal proceedings are pending. The MPP Case Request System provides an avenue for individuals to initiate a review of their enrollment in MPP if they believe they should not be included in the program.

  • DHS/TSA/PIA-052 Checkpoint Information Management Web Application

    The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) performs a wide variety of transportation security functions, including, among others, the physical screening of transportation passengers and transportation sector workers. The traveling public often notices transportation security functions at TSA airport security checkpoints, but they also occur at other locations such as airport gates, airport worker sterile area access points, and national security events. To promote efficiency and uniformity in the reporting of incidents, TSA has developed a web application accessible from TSA-issued devices, the Checkpoint Information Management (CIM) Web Application, to permit the electronic submission of incident reports.

  • DHS/OBIM/PIA-005 Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM)-National Institute of Standards of Technology (NIST) Data Transfer

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS or the Department) Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM), through the Automated Biometric Identification System (IDENT), which will be replaced with the Homeland Advanced Recognition Technology System (HART), is the Congressionally designated lead provider of biometric identity services for the Department. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is a non-regulatory federal agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce that promotes U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve quality of life. DHS and NIST, in support of efforts to increase the accuracy of OBIM’s biometric matching, entered into an Interagency Agreement (IAA or Agreement) for research, development, testing, and evaluation activities.

  • DHS/ALL/PIA-093 Hummingbird

    On August 29, 2021, President Biden directed the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to lead implementation of ongoing efforts across the federal government to support vulnerable Afghans, including those who worked alongside the United States in Afghanistan for the past two decades, as they safely resettle in the United States. Leadership of the program is transitioning from the Department of State (State) to DHS. In order to support its OAW responsibilities, DHS will use the Hummingbird application as a tool for tracking, screening, processing, and resettling individuals coming from Afghanistan who prior to arrival are neither U.S. citizens nor lawful permanent residents.

  • DHS/CBP/PIA-072 Unified Immigration Portal (UIP)

    The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Unified Immigration Portal (UIP) provides agencies involved in the immigration process a means to view and access certain information from each of the respective agencies from a single portal in near real time (as the information is entered into the source systems). CBP is publishing this Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) to provide notice of implementation of the UIP and assess the privacy risks and mitigations for the UIP.

  • DHS/ALL/PIA-009 Web Time & Attendance System

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer (OCHO) has procured a COTS application and customized it to meet DHS standard requirements. This system is designed to implement an enterprise system that can efficiently automate the timesheet collection process and provide robust reporting features and a labor distribution capability.

  • DHS/S&T/PIA-043 S&T Operations and Requirements Analysis Division

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS, or the Department) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Operations and Requirements Analysis Division (ORA) provides analytical expertise by conducting capabilities, requirements, operations, and alternatives analyses to maximize efficiency and effectiveness for the Homeland Security Enterprise. S&T ORA uses Systems of Systems Operational Analytics, hereinafter referred to as SoSOA, a virtual, web-based environment that meets DHS and Homeland Security Enterprise critical mission and operational needs, to help DHS improve its structured analytics, data integration, and data collaboration. S&T is publishing this Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) because ORA uses systems, such as SoSOA, containing personally identifiable information (PII) and privacy-sensitive information to perform analysis and to assess the privacy risks associated with the use, maintenance, dissemination, and disposal of privacy-sensitive data stored in systems or cloud environments and used to make operational decisions.

  • DHS/ALL/PIA-092 Immigrant Military Members and Veterans Initiative (IMMVI)

    On February 2, 2021, President Biden signed Executive Order 14012, Restoring Faith in Our Legal Immigration Systems and Strengthening Integration and Inclusion Efforts for New Americans. In support of Executive Order 14012, on July 2, 2021, the Secretaries of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Veterans Affairs (VA) announced a new joint initiative, the Immigrant Military Members and Veterans Initiative (IMMVI). This initiative was formed to support the Nation’s noncitizen service members, and their immediate family members, and directed DHS and the VA to identify and prioritize the return of current and former U.S. military members, and their immediate family members, who were removed from the United States, to ensure they receive the benefits to which they may be entitled. 

  • DHS/USCIS/PIA-086 Employee Production Reporting Tools (EPRT)

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) uses multiple reporting tools, collectively referred to as Employee Production Reporting Tools (EPRT), to support the DHS workforce performance management program and promote a culture that values high quality performance. USCIS is conducting this Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) because Employee Production Reporting Tools collects, uses, and maintains the personally identifiable information (PII) of members of the public.

  • DHS/ICE/PIA-061 Homeland Security Investigation (HSI) Surveillance Technologies

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), deploys surveillance technologies in furtherance of its criminal investigations and national security missions. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is conducting this Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) to document Homeland Security Investigations’ privacy protections when using the following surveillance technologies: a) body wire; b) location tracking technology; c) cell-site simulators; d) small unmanned aircraft systems; e) license plate readers and commercial license plate reader data services; and f) video surveillance technology.