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DHS/USICE RIN: 1653-AA79 Publication ID: Spring 2019 
Title: Privacy Act of 1974: Implementation of Exemption; Department of Homeland Security/U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-016 FALCON Search and Analysis System of Records 

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is giving concurrent notice of a newly established system of records pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974 for the DHS/U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)-016 FALCON Search and Analysis System of Records and this proposed rule. In this rule, the Department proposes to exempt portions of the system of records from one or more provisions of the Privacy Act because of criminal, civil, and administrative enforcement requirements.  

The FALCON Search and Analysis (FALCON-SA) System of Records describes the operation of an ICE information technology system of the same name, which is owned by ICE’s Office of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). This system contains a repository of data that is ingested on a routine or ad hoc basis from other existing sources, and an index created from that data. FALCON-SA incorporates tools that allow the data to be queried, analyzed, and presented in a variety of formats that can help illuminate relationships among the various data elements. The purpose of FALCON-SA is to help ICE HSI personnel conduct research and analysis using advanced analytical tools in support of their law enforcement mission.

Agency: Department of Homeland Security(DHS)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Fully or Partially Exempt 
CFR Citation: 6 CFR 5   
Legal Authority: 6 U.S.C. 101 et seq.    Pub. L. 107–296, 116 Stat. 2135    5 U.S.C. 301    subpart A also issued under 5 U.S.C. 552    subpart B also issued under 5 U.S.C. 552a   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  05/04/2017  82 FR 20844   
NPRM Comment Period End  06/05/2017 
Final Rule  05/00/2019 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Mark Lawyer
Chief, Regulations
Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
500 12th Street SW, Mail Stop 5006,
Washington, DC 20536
Phone:202 732-5683