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The Publication Library contains guidance and policy papers, reports, strategies, program regulations, guidelines, brochures and more.

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  • 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/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 Major Information Systems (MIS)

    DHS Major Information Systems (MIS)

  • DHS First Responder Vaccine Initiative Pilot Program Report

    DHS First Responder Vaccine Initiative Pilot Program

  • Standards Confidence in Products and Services

    The Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), Standards (STN), part of the Systems Engineering and Standards Division (SES), works closely with Department of Homeland Security (DHS) components, homeland security partners and other end users (particularly first responders) to identify and develop relevant standards to address DHS mission needs and promote the use and implementation of such standards in DHS programs. 

  • Environmental Justice Annual Implementation Report for Fiscal Year 2021

    Executive Order (EO) 12898, Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations, requires federal agencies to identify and address, as appropriate, “disproportionately high and adverse human health or environmental effects of its programs, policies, and activities on minority populations and low-income populations.” The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) currently defines environmental justice as “the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies. These goals will be achieved when everyone enjoys the same degree of protection from environmental and health hazards and equal access to the decision-making process in order to have a healthy environment in which to live, learn, and work.”

  • FINAL Environmental Assessment for Counter-Unmanned Aircraft Systems Testing at Multiple Sites

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science & Technology Directorate (S&T) proposes to test C-UAS capabilities to detect, track, identify, and mitigate (DTI-M) small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS). Five geographical testing areas are being considered in this Environmental Assessment (EA): Niagara Falls and Buffalo, New York; the greater Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area; Northeastern West Virginia; National Capital Region (NCR), Washington, D.C.; and Richmond, Virginia.

  • Collection Use Retention and Dissemination Personally Identifiable Information

    This Instruction provides guidance on responsibilities and procedures regarding the collection, use, retention and dissemination of personally identifiable information.  

  • OIDO Newsletter

    OIDO newsletters.

Last Updated: 01/28/2022