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Privacy Impact Assessments

A Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) is an analysis of how personally identifiable information (PII) is handled in DoD information systems or electronic collections. The PIA examines and evaluates protections for handling information to mitigate potential privacy risks. A PIA also analyzes and describes the following information about a system:

  • What information is being collected?
  • Why the information will be collected?
  • What is the intended use of the information?
  • With whom will the information be shared?
  • How will the information be secured?

The Defense Health Agency (DHA) PIA program coordinates the PIA process within DHA, in compliance with the E-Government (E-Gov) Act of 2002, Section 208, OMB M-03-22, and DoDI 5400.16.

The DHA PIA team assists information system owners and developers who collect, maintain and/or disseminate PII in demonstrating the incorporation of required protections throughout the entire life cycle of a system.

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