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The DHS Privacy Office is responsible for evaluating the Department programs, systems, and initiatives for potential privacy impacts, and providing strategies to reduce the privacy impact.

  • DHS/CBP/PIA-010 Analytical Framework for Intelligence (AFI)

    The U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Analytical Framework for Intelligence (AFI) system provides enhanced search and analytical capabilities to identify, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who pose a potential law enforcement or security risk, and aids in the enforcement of customs, immigration, and other laws enforced by DHS at the border. Since the original Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA), CBP has increased technical safeguards in AFI; added a new user role, additional DHS users, and additional data sources; and developed a governance process that includes the operational and oversight components of CBP.

  • CISA Calendars

    This page contains the annual calendars for the current Directors of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).


  • DHS/S&T/PIA-020 Research Projects Involving Volunteers

    An integral part of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate’s (S&T) mission is to conduct research, development, testing, and evaluation (RDT&E) on technologies or topics related to improving homeland security and combating terrorism.

  • DHS/USCG/PIA-028 Defense Sexual Assault Incident Database (DSAID)

    The Department of Defense (DoD) owns and operates the Defense Sexual Assault Incident Database (DSAID) system, which serves as a centralized, case-level database for military sexual assault reports. DSAID is a case management and business management tool that contains information provided by all military services and provides information that can be used to build metrics and track cases from start to conclusion.

  • DHS/CBP/PIA-006 Automated Targeting System

    CBP operates the Automated Targeting System (ATS).  ATS is a decision support tool that compares traveler, cargo, and conveyance information against law enforcement, intelligence, and other enforcement data using risk-based scenarios and assessments

  • DHS/OBIM/PIA-006 Automated Real-Time Identity Exchange System (ARIES)

    The Automated Real-time Identity Exchange System (ARIES) technology enables a single user interface for the facilitation of current international fingerprint-based information sharing programs by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Department of State (DOS), U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), and U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) with foreign partners. The ARIES technology facilitates connectivity and bilateral data exchange between foreign partners and domestic U.S. government agencies and improves auditing of fingerprint-based information sharing programs.

  • DHS/FEMA/PIA-053 Electronic Document and Records Management System (EDRMS)

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration (FIMA) owns and operates the Electronic Document and Records Management System (EDRMS). FIMA uses EDRMS for document management and record management. FIMA also uses EDRMS for conversion of paper documents to an electronic format in compliance with the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) requirements, Office of Management and Budget (OMB) management of Federal records guidance and regulations, and Executive Directives. EDRMS is used as central storage of FIMA documents that are electronically scanned and that are not stored in other FIMA information technology (IT) systems.

  • NVC Governance Board Charter

    Charter of the National Vetting Governance Board, established pursuant to National Security Presidential Memorandum-9, "Optimizing the Use of Federal Government Information in Support of the National Vetting Enterprise," dated February 6, 2018.

  • DHS/FEMA/PIA-057 Individuals and Households Program Equity Analysis

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Office of Response and Recovery (ORR), Individual Assistance (IA) Division will manage the Individuals and Households Program (IHP) Equity Analysis project. The purpose of this project is to collect and analyze information from FEMA applicants to ensure the equitable and impartial distribution of supplies, processing of applications, and performance of other relief and assistance activities, in accordance with section 308(a) of the Stafford Act, which prohibits discrimination on grounds of race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency, or economic status.

  • DHS/ALL/PIA 043 Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer Talent Acquisition

    Talent Acquisition is a Federal Human Capital Business Function whereby federal agencies establish internal programs and procedures for attracting, recruiting, assessing, and selecting employees with the right skills and competencies in accordance with federal merit system principles. DHS is conducting this Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA), which updates and replaces the previous DHS Hiring and On-Boarding PIA, because the systems that support Talent Acquisition collect, use, store, and transmit personally identifiable information (PII) and sensitive personally identifiable information (SPII).