Privacy Impact Assessments
  • Section 208 of the E-Government Act of 2002 requires the Department of the Army to protect the privacy of individuals’ Personal Identifiable Information (PII) that is collected by Army Information Technology (IT) systems. Section 208 of the E-Government Act of 2002 also establishes Government-wide requirements for reviewing, and publishing PII by conducting a PIA assessment of all Army IT systems. All IT systems PIA explains how the Army factors in privacy issues for all new or significantly altered IT systems or projects that collect, maintain, or disseminate PII from or about members of the general public, federal personnel and/or federal contractors. The Department of Defense (DoD) Chief Information Officer issued an update to DoD Instruction NUMBER 5400.16, dated February 12, 2009 directing that PIAs be performed on systems that contain PII on Federal personnel, DoD contractors and, in some cases, Foreign Nationals.
  • The PIA assist with ensuring that individuals PII in electronic form is collected only when necessary, and that the supporting IT experts protect and preserve the privacy of the American public in a manner that maximizes the protection of privacy and security while ensuring continuity of service to American citizens.
  • The Army is required to publish systems PIA (Section 1 and 2) that collects PII on individuals of the general public. See the list below of PIAs for U.S. Army Systems as of April 22, 2000

Links to PIA Guidance

PIAs for U.S. Army Systems

PIAs approved FY15

PIAs approved FY14

PIAs approved FY13

PIAs approved FY12


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