Major Information Systems

The Electronic Freedom of Information Act of 1996 requires agencies to make available to the public an index and description of their major information systems.

The Office of Management and Budget defines major information systems as an information system that requires special management attention because of its importance to an agency mission; its high development, operating, or maintenance costs; or its significant role in the administration of agency programs, finances, property, or other resources.

Below is an index of major information systems including links to their descriptions.

Adoptions Tracking Service (ATS)
Cascades [219 KB]
Consular Consolidated Database (CCD) [283 KB]
Consular Data Information Transfer System (CDITS) [340 KB]
Consular Electronic Application Center (CEAC) [235 KB]
Consular Launchpad for Enterprise Analytics and Reporting (CLEAR) [164 KB]
Consular Lookout & Support System (CLASS) [381 KB]
ConsularOne Application and Data (CA CAD) [553 KB]
ConsularOne Database Infrastructure  [552 KB]
Document Authentication Review Tracking Services (CA-DARTS) [203 KB]
Defense Export Control and Compliance System (DECCS)  [248 KB]
Diplomatic Clearance Application System (DCAS) [335 KB]
Diplomatic Security Evidence and Property System (DSEPS) [285 KB]
Diplomatic Security Federal Bureau of Investigations Connectivity (DS FBIC) [340 KB]
Diplomatic Security General Support System Platform-as-a-Service (DS G-PaaS) [274 KB]
Diplomatic Security – Training Management System (DS-TMS) [251 KB]
Diversity Visa Information System (DVIS) [375 KB]
Document Imaging System (DIS) [168 KB]
DOS Email Systems (Email) [178 KB]
DoS SharePoint Services – OpenNet (DoSSS – O) [278 KB]
DS Daily-C [405 KB]
ECA Program Management and Outreach System (ECA-PMOS) [222 KB]
Electronic Diversity Visa (eDV) [643 KB]
Electronic Medical Records System (EMED) [348 KB]
Electronic Passport Application Form Internet Website (2DB) [278 KB]
Enterprise Payment Service (EPS) [410 KB]
Electronic Visa Application Form (EVAF) [214 KB]
eRecords Management System (eRecords)  [76 KB]
Foreign Affairs Network (FAN) [379 KB] Foreign Service Officer Test (FSOT) [236 KB]
Frankfurt Investigations Database (Frankfurt-ID) [115 KB]
Gateway To State (GTS) [185 KB]
Gift Registry [69 KB]
Global Foreign Affairs Compensation System (GFACS) [477 KB]
Holocaust Deportation Claims Tracking System (HDCTS) [68 KB]
Human Resources Network (HRNet) [218 KB]
Immigrant Visa Information System (IVIS) [198 KB]
Integrated Biometric System (IBS) [195 KB]
Integrated Personnel Management System (IPMS) [320 KB]
Integrated Security and Suitability System (IS3) [339 KB]
International Parental – Child Abduction System (IPCA) [254 KB]
Kiteworks [212 KB]
Management Information System (MIS) [214 KB]
Museum Website for the Diplomatic Reception Rooms (DRR Website) [221 KB]
myGrants [211 KB]
myServices [251 KB]
Ombudsperson Mechanism Records (PSO) [79 KB]
Online Auction (OA)  [197 KB]
Online Passport Renewal (OPR)  [215 KB]
Online Passport Status Service (OPSS) [525 KB]
Overseas Consular Support Applications (OCSA) [490 KB] now consist of –   Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC)  [345 KB]
Passport Data Interchange Transfer System (PDITS) [199 KB]
Passport Information Electronic Records System (PIERS) [222 KB]
Passport Lookout Tracking System (PLOTS) [207 KB]
Passport Records Imaging System Management (PRISM)
Pre-Immigrant Visa Overseas Technology (PIVOT) [381 KB]
Refugee Processing Center General Support System (RPC – GSS) [236 KB]
Refugee Processing Center START and Amazon Web Services Government Cloud (AWS GovCloud) [257 KB]
Regional Security Office Local Vetting (RESOLVE) [470 KB]
Risk Analysis and Management (RAM) [303 KB]
Safety and Accountability For Everyone System (SAFE) [193 KB]
Salesforce Enterprise (SF_DOS) [257 KB] (formerly IIP Cloud)
Secretary’s Phone Book (SPB) [383 KB]
Secretary’s Phone Book (SPB) 2.0  [172 KB]
Security Incident Management Analysis System II (SIMAS II) [83 KB]
Security Records Tracking System (SRTS) [100 KB]
SHEM’s Risk Management System (SRMS) [198 KB]
Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) [208 KB]
Social Media Department-wide PIA [76 KB]
State Alumni Extranet Website (ALUMNI) [167 KB]
State Messaging and Archive Retrieval Toolset ( SMART) [334 KB]
Tactical High Threat Operational Response (THOR) [284 KB]
The Museum System (TMS) [190 KB]
The Office of Foreign Missions Information System (TOMIS) [405 KB]
Torts [69 KB]
Tracking Responses and Inquiries for Passports (TRIP) [305 KB]
Travel Document Issuance System (TDIS)  [285 KB]
Virtual Student Federal Service (VSFS) [240 KB]
Visa Request System (VRS)
Visitor Access Control System (Domestic) (VACS-D) [75 KB]
Voyager [160 KB]
Waiver Review System (WRS) [453 KB]
Worldwide Refugee Admissions Processing System (WRAPS) [218 KB]

Samples of records from the Department’s Major Information Systems are available in the Department’s FOIA Virtual Reading Room/Library: https://foia.state.gov/Search/Search.aspx. Additional information about the Department’s policies on its programs, finances, property or other resources is available at https://fam.state.gov/.

If you have questions or feedback about the Department’s Major Information Systems, please contact the FOIA Requester Service center using the information available at https://foia.state.gov/Contact/Default.aspx or by emailing FOIAstatus@state.gov.