Witness Security Files Information System
Department/Agency Name: U.S. Department of Justice
Major Organization Subdivision: United States Marshals Service (USMS)
Minor Organization Subdivision: Investigative Services Division
Name of Unit: N/A
Address: CS-3, U.S. Marshals Service Headquarters
Zip Code: 20530-1000
Country: United States
Hours of Service: 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
This system contains requests to enter the Witness Security Program, background information, funding information, and moving information on government witnesses who are participants in the Program.
Witness Security files are used to plan and accomplish the major functions involved in the protection of government witnesses and their families.
All Witness Security files are protected from unauthorized access through appropriate administrative, physical, and technical safeguards. These safeguards include restricting access to those with a need-to-know to perform their official duties, using locks and alarm devices, passwords and/or encrypting data communications.
Users are restricted to only those privileges necessary to perform assigned tasks.
The Witness Security system supports the United States Marshals Service in providing for the security, health, and safety of government witnesses, and their immediate dependents, whose lives are in danger as a result of their testimony against organized crime, drug traffickers, terrorists and other major criminals.
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The individual, the court, other Federal, State, local and foreign law enforcement agencies, and medical personnel.
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DATE OF LAST MODIFICATION: Ongoing