Defense Security Enterprise (DSE) Best Practices Awards Second Place: PII Protection Service Tool Solution

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The first annual Defense Security Enterprise (DSE) Best Practices Award Program awarded Second Place to the Personally Identifiable Information (PII) Protection Service Tool, jointly developed by Washington Headquarters Services (WHS), the U.S. Army Information Technology Agency (ITA), and the Defense Privacy and Civil Liberties Office (DPCLO).

The PII Protection Service Tool automatically filters emails to block transmission of unencrypted PII to protect the Department of Defense (DoD) and its employees from unauthorized disclosure. The PII Protection Service Tool saves manpower, time and money by eliminating the requirement for manual investigation and documentation of potential incidents.

The DSE Best Practices Award Program was developed to identify, recognize, and promote security - related best practices across the DSE. The Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) Chief Information Officer (CIO) Mr. Ron Bechtold accepted the DSE Best Practices Second Place Award for WHS on behalf of the joint effort. The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) won First Place with their Corporate Management Information System, which is an application that connects all security discipline information to personnel and manpower data, allowing for effective management of Component programs. Third Place was awarded to the Defense Manpower Data Center for the development of the Public Key Enablement of the Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS), which improves the JPAS security posture.