2016 Privacy Office Annual Report to Congress: July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016   [open pdf - 3MB]

"The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Privacy Office is the first statutorily created privacy office in any federal agency, as set forth in Section 222 of the 'Homeland Security Act of 2002,' as amended. The mission of the Privacy Office is to protect all individuals by embedding and enforcing privacy protections and transparency in all DHS activities. The work of the Privacy Office supports all five core DHS missions articulated in the Quadrennial Homeland Security Review, as well as the important cross-cutting goal to mature and strengthen homeland security by preserving privacy, oversight, and transparency in the execution of all departmental activities. In addition, through training, outreach, and participation in departmental program development, the Privacy Office advances the guiding principles and core values outlined in the DHS Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2014-2018. To accomplish these strategic outcomes, the Privacy Office established four goals in its Fiscal Year 2015-2018 Strategic Plan, each supported by specific and measurable objectives, and explained in detail in the chapters that follow: Goal 1 (Privacy and Disclosure Policy): Foster a culture of privacy and disclosure and demonstrate leadership through policy and partnerships; Goal 2 (Education and Outreach): Provide outreach, education, training, and reports in order to promote privacy and transparency in homeland security; Goal 3 (Compliance and Oversight): Conduct robust compliance and oversight programs to ensure adherence with federal privacy and disclosure laws and policies in all DHS activities; and Goal 4 (Workforce Excellence): Develop and maintain the best privacy and disclosure professionals in the Federal Government."

Publisher:United States. Department of Homeland Security
Copyright:Public Domain
Retrieved From:Department of Homeland Security: http://www.dhs.gov/
Media Type:application/pdf
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