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  • FY2024 Master Trainer Program Course Announcement

    The DHS, I&A, National Threat Evaluation and Reporting (NTER) Program Office partners with LSU NCBRT to provide the Instructor Development Threat Evaluation and Reporting Course (ID-TERC). This page contains the flyer announcing the ID-TERC training for Fiscal Year 2024.

  • Master Trainer Program Application Form

    The Master Trainer Program certifies Federal, State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial (F/SLTT) partners in the instruction of Behavioral Threat Assessment and Management (BTAM) techniques and best practices. This instructor development and certification program prepares F/SLTT partners to train their local communities and empower homeland partners to mitigate threats and prevent acts of targeted violence.

  • NBIC SLTT Engagement

    NBIC collaborates with and serves as a bridge between federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) partners to integrate information from sources related to biological threats to improve early warning and situational awareness.

  • DHS Privacy Office Strategic Plan FY 2023 - 2027

    The DHS Privacy Office Strategic Plan supports the Office’s mission of promoting and protecting our shared values of privacy and transparency, while safeguarding the homeland. This page contains the Privacy Office Strategic Plan for FY 2023-FY 2027.

  • AI Use Case Inventory

    Download page for the AI Use Case Inventory

  • DHS/USSS/PIA-031 USSS Incident Driven Video Recording System (IDVRS)

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) U.S. Secret Service (Secret Service or USSS) is deploying Incident Driven Video Recording System (IDVRS) technology that provides enhanced transparency during recorded interactions between officers, special agents, and the public. In conformity with the Executive Order on Advancing Effective, Accountable Policing and Criminal Justice Practices to Enhance Public Trust and Public Safety, and to ensure the smooth implementation of a full IDVRS program across the agency, the Secret Service proposes to develop and deploy IDVRS technology amongst its diverse workforce of Uniformed Division personnel, Special Agents, and Technical Law Enforcement personnel through a multi-year phased plan. IDVRS further allows personnel to safely perform their duties during encounters with the public, while also assisting in the collection of evidence for use in prosecutions. The Secret Service is publishing this Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) to assess the privacy risks associated with operational use of incident driven recording technology used during law enforcement interactions with the public, while also outlining the Agency’s intentions regarding footage retention and storage of information collected. This Privacy Impact Assessment discusses testing and evaluation, pending funding and future deployment, and will be updated prior to formal and final deployment. July 2023

  • Science and Technology Capability Roadmap for the Maritime Safety and Security Program

    The Science and Technology Directorate's Maritime Safety and Security (MS&S) program develops and transitions technical capabilities that enhance U.S. Maritime Border Security. These technical capabilities will safeguard lawful trade and travel and help prevent illegal use of the maritime environment to transport illicit goods or people. To guide program development and investments over the next ten years (through 2032), MS&S worked with the Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center (HSOAC), operated by the RAND Corporation, to develop a program capability roadmap. The HSOAC team documented its work in a detailed report to MS&S; this document provides an overview of the roadmap.

  • DHS/TSA/PIA-054 Security Threat Assessments of Certain Surface Transportation Employees

    The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is proposing a regulation to carry out the provisions of the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007 (9/11 Act), which require TSA to conduct security threat assessments (STAs) of frontline public transportation, railroad employees, and security coordinators for those entities and over-the-road-bus (OTRB) operators. These operators and populations are described in detail below. TSA is conducting this Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) pursuant to the E-Government Act of 2002, because the proposed regulation would require these employees to submit personal information to TSA to conduct security threat assessments.

  • Environmental Justice Annual Implementation Report for Fiscal Year 2022

    DHS Directive 023-04, rev. 00, Environmental Justice, outlines OCRSO and CRCL’s roles and responsibilities, including the creation of this annual report, and establishes an internal DHS Environmental Justice Working Group.

  • The CIS Ombudsman’s Webinar: Naturalization Test Redesign Initiative

    Publication page for materials for the Webinar on the Naturalization Test Redesign Initiative, held July 19, 2023.

Last Updated: 01/28/2022