[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 85 (Tuesday, May 5, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Page 20722]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-10261]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY


Office of the Secretary; Published Privacy Impact Assessments on 
the Web

AGENCY: Privacy Office, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of Publication of Privacy Impact Assessments.

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SUMMARY: The Privacy Office of the Department of Homeland Security is 
making available four Privacy Impact Assessments on various programs 
and systems in the Department. These assessments were approved and 
published on the Privacy Office's Web site between January 1, 2009, and 
March 31, 2009.

DATES: The Privacy Impact Assessments will be available on the DHS Web 
site until July 6, 2009, after which they may be obtained by contacting 
the DHS Privacy Office (contact information below).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Ellen Callahan, Chief Privacy 
Officer, Department of Homeland Security, Washington, DC 20528, or e-
mail: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Between January 1, 2009, and March 31, 2009, 
the Chief Privacy Officer of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) 
approved and published four Privacy Impact Assessments (PIAs) on the 
DHS Privacy Office Web site, http://www.dhs.gov/privacy, under the link 
for ``Privacy Impact Assessments.'' These PIAs cover four separate DHS 
programs. Below is a short summary of those programs, indicating the 
DHS component responsible for the system, and the date on which the PIA 
was approved. Additional information can be found on the Web site or by 
contacting the Privacy Office.
    System: Correspondence Handling and Management Planning System.
    Component: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
    Date of approval: January 13, 2009.
    The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS), Texas Service 
Center developed the Correspondence Handling and Management Planning 
System (CHAMPS). The CHAMPS system is designed to facilitate workflow 
management, production evaluation, and time and attendance functions. 
USCIS conducted this PIA because CHAMPS collects and uses personally 
identifiable information (PII).
    System: Directory Services and Email System.
    Component: DHS Wide.
    Date of approval: January 14, 2009.
    The U.S. Coast Guard manages and operates the Directory Services 
Electronic Mail System (DSES). DSES currently handles all e-mail 
traffic in, out, and between DHS, its Components, and the Internet, and 
provides a directory of users' official contact information. This PIA 
was conducted to assess the risks associated with the processing, 
storage, and transmission of PII within the DSES system.
    System: Maryland 3.
    Component: Transportation Security Administration.
    Date of approval: February 20, 2009.
    The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) conducts name-
based Security Threat Assessments (STA) and fingerprint-based Criminal 
History Records Checks (CHRCs) on pilots who operate aircraft and apply 
for privileges to fly to or from the three General Aviation airports in 
the Washington, DC restricted flight zones (Potomac Airfield, 
Washington Executive/Hyde Field, and College Park Airport), otherwise 
known as the Maryland Three (MD-3) program, and for the Airport 
Security Coordinator (ASC) at a MD-3 airport. For the STA process, TSA 
compares the biographical information of these pilots and ASCs, 
hereafter referred to as individuals, against Federal terrorist, 
immigration, and law enforcement databases. For the CHRC, TSA forwards 
the fingerprints to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which conducts 
fingerprint-based CHRCs on individuals.
    System: Department of Homeland Security General Contact List.
    Component: DHS Wide.
    Date of approval: March 27, 2009.
    Many DHS operations and projects collect a minimal amount of 
contact information in order to distribute information and perform 
various other administrative tasks. Department Headquarters conducted 
this PIA because contact lists contain PII. The Department added the 
following systems to this PIA:
     National Protection and Programs Directorate Vehicle-Borne 
Explosive Device (VBIED) Training.
     U.S. Coast Guard 2009 World Maritime Day Parallel Event.
     Transportation Security Administration Inquiry Management 
System (IMS).
     Science and Technology Project Execution System.
     Science and Technology Multi-Band Radio Project.
     United States Citizenship and Immigration Services 
Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Conference 
Booth Follow Up List.
     DHS Sunflower Asset Management System (SAMS).
     United States Citizenship and Immigration Services 
Customer Service Portal Alert by Mail.
     United States Citizenship and Immigration Services 
Customer Service Portal Forms by Mail.
     U.S. Coast Guard Navigation Systems Information 
Dissemination Network (NSIDN).
     U.S. Coast Guard List Server (CGLS).

    Dated: April 28, 2009.
Mary Ellen Callahan,
Chief Privacy Officer, Department of Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. E9-10261 Filed 5-4-09; 8:45 am]
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