Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Government Website

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Safely connect using HTTPS

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock () or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

FEMA Continues to Experience Challenges in Protecting Personally Identifiable Information at Disaster Recovery Centers

Executive Summary

We issued this advisory report to notify the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) of an issue that requires its immediate attention. During our audit ofFEMA’s initial response to the 2015 wildfires in Northern California, we observed personnel mishandling Personally Identifiable Information (PII) at disaster relief sites. FEMA officials need to take quick action to ensure the protection of PII in future disasters.

Report Number
Issue Date
Document File
DHS Agency
Oversight Area
Fiscal Year