The TRICARE Management Activity (TMA) PIA program coordinates the PIA process within TMA, in compliance with the
E-Government (E-Gov) Act of 2002, Section 208,
OMB M-03-22, and
A PIA is an analysis of how personally identifiable information (PII) is utilized to ensure data handling conforms to applicable legal, regulatory, and policy requirements regarding privacy. Additionally, a PIA determines the need, privacy risks and effects of collecting, maintaining, using and disseminating PII in electronic form as well as examining and evaluating protections and alternative processes to mitigate potential privacy risks.
The TMA 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.