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DHS Eyes Implementation of New Insider Threat Data System

insider-threatThe Department of Homeland Security has proposed establishing a centralized system for DHS to manage inquiries, complaints and investigations about potential insider threats.

DHS said in a public notice posted Feb. 26 on Regulations.gov it plans to implement an  Insider Threat Program system of records to enable agency personnel to examine unauthorized disclosures of classified national security information and create statistical reports about the incidents.

The system will include records about former or current employees, contractors and other other individuals who have access to the department’s physical facilities and information technology assets, the department noted.

Data from Standard Form 86 security-clearance questionnaires as well as criminal background, medical, financial and travel records will be included in the system.

DHS will accept public feedback on the planned insider threat data management system through March 28 and  plans to release a rulemaking proposal for the exemption of the system from certain Privacy Act provisions.

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