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System of Records Notices (SORNs) Collection

A system of records is a group of any records under the control of any agency from which information is retrieved by the name of the individual or by some identifying number, symbol, or other identifier assigned to the individual. The Privacy Act requires each agency to publish notice of its systems of records in the Federal Register. This notice is generally referred to as a System of Records Notice or SORN.

  • DHS Major Information Systems (MIS)

    The Department of Homeland Security’s Major Information Systems are listed on this page by system name with links to the documents.

  • DHS/TSA/PIA-019 Air Cargo Security Requirements

    Pursuant to the Final Rule for Air Cargo Security Requirements, TSA will collect and retain personal information about four sets of individuals for the purposes of conducting a security threat assessment. The first set consists of certain individuals who have, or are applying for, unescorted access to air cargo. The second set consists of each individual who is a sole proprietor, general partner, officer or director of an IAC or an applicant to be an IAC, and certain owners of an IAC or an applicant to be an IAC. The third set consists of known shippers who are individuals. The fourth set consists of individuals who in addition to having unescorted access to cargo have responsibilities for screening cargo under 49 CFR 1544.

  • DHS/USCIS/PIA-006 Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) Program

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Verification Division administers the Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) Program. SAVE is a fee-based inter-governmental initiative designed to help federal, state, tribal, and local government agencies confirm citizenship and immigration status prior to granting benefits and licenses, as well as for other lawful purposes. The purpose of this update is to discuss the changes to SAVE, including: (1) a new information collection, (2) the use of the Person Centric Entity Resolution microservice, (3) migration to a cloud-hosted environment, (4) transition from a paper-based process to a paperless process, and (5) to inform the public of USCIS’s use of information from SAVE in administering bonds posted as security for performance and fulfillment of the financial obligations of a bonded noncitizen (someone who is not a U.S. Citizen) to the U.S. Government. USCIS is publishing an update to this Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) to describe the collection, use, maintenance, and disclosure of personally identifiable information (PII), as well as the risks associated with these updates.

  • DHS/TSA/PIA-002 - Hazardous Materials Endorsement (HME)

    TSA conducts security threat assessments on individuals applying for, renewing or transferring a Hazardous Materials Endorsement (HME) for a commercial drivers license (CDL).

  • DHS/TSA/PIA-003 - Airspace Waiver and Flight for Certain Aviation Operations (Including DCA)

    For airspace waivers, through aircraft operators, TSA collects and retains personal information that is used to conduct a security threat assessment on the flight crewmembers and passengers who will be onboard the aircraft while it is operating in restricted airspace. The collection of information will differ slightly depending on the type of waiver/authorization requested.

  • DHS/TSA/PIA-005 - TSA Office of Transportation Redress

    The TSA Traveler Identity Verification Program was developed as a voluntary program to provide a forum for individuals who believe they have been unfairly or incorrectly delayed, denied boarding, or identified for additional screening at our nation's airports to request redress.

  • DHS/TSA/PIA-008 - Sensitive Security Information for Use in Litigation

    TSA will conduct security threat assessments and criminal history record checks on individuals seeking access to Sensitive Security Information (SSI) in a civil proceeding in a Federal court that demonstrates substantial need for relevant SSI in preparation of the party's case may request access to SSI. In order to determine if an individual representing the party may be granted access to SSI for this purpose.

  • DHS/TSA/PIA-012 - Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Program

    TSA published a joint Final Rule with the United States Coast Guard (Coast Guard) to implement a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) program to provide a biometric credential that can be used to confirm the identity of workers in the national transportation system. TSA will conduct a security threat assessment and criminal history record check before issuing the credential.

  • DHS/TSA/PIA-013 - Federal Flight Deck Officer Program (FFDO)

    Under Federal Flight Deck Officer (FFDO) program, TSA deputizes qualified volunteer pilots and flight crewmembers of passenger and cargo aircraft as law enforcement officers to defend the flight deck of aircraft against acts of criminal violence or air piracy. TSA collects data on pilots to assess the qualification and suitability of prospective and current FFDOs through an online application, and to administer the program.

  • DHS/TSA/PIA-015 - Tactical Information Sharing System Update (TISS)

    The Tactical Information Sharing System (TISS) receives, assesses, and distributes intelligence information related to transportation security to Federal Air Marshals (FAMs) and other Federal, State, and local law enforcement. TISS applies to all transportation modes, not just aviation.