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  • 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.

  • Private Industry Indicator Cards

    This 3.5"x2’’ card fits in a wallet, pocket, or glove compartment as a reference for specific industries.

  • Mass Rescue Operations Fact Sheet

    The DHS Science and Technology Directorate is partnering with the United States Coast Guard to develop a mass rescue device that will ensure more survivors are rescued during search and rescue operations at sea. The desired end product will be a nonstandard innovative, large-capacity, ultra lightweight floating device that could be deployed from air and surface assets during mass rescue operations in offshore scenarios.

  • Port and Waterway Resiliency

    The DHS Science and Technology Directorate is developing tools to provide United States Coast Guard waterway managers with enhanced capabilities to protect economic activity along the Marine Transportation System  and maintain safe operation of vessels along U.S. inland waterways.

  • Retention Memo to ICE Concerning Language Access Periodic Review

    Pursuant to 6 U.S.C. § 345 and 42 U.S.C. § 2000ee-1, CRCL is conducting a periodic review of ICE's language access programs, policies, and services for limited English proficient (LEP) individuals in immigration detention. This investigation will assess ICE’s compliance with, and implementation of, ICE policies under Executive Order No. 13166, Improving Access to Services for Persons with Limited English Proficiency, (Aug. 11, 2000) (EO 13166).

Last Updated: 01/28/2022