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The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA’s) Office of Human Resource Management (AHR) Blackboard, a web-based learning management system, delivers online courses to online learners. Blackboard is authorized under the Government Employee Training Act (GETA), as codified in 5 U.S.C. §§ 4101-4118, the 2018 FAA Reauthorization Act, Title VI, Public Law 115-254, 49 U.S.C. § 44702, Airport and Airway Development Act of 1970, Public Law 94-353; Section, National and Community Service Act of 1990, 49 U.S.C. § 12501.  

The FAA developed and published this Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) in accordance with the E-Government Act of 2002 (E-Government Act), Pub. L. 107-347 (Dec. 17, 2002) because Blackboard collects and maintains personally identifiable information (PII) (contact and course completion information or course, event, or contest registration information) from members of the public including Designees  and FAA Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), Aviation and Space Education (AVSED) students (K-12), parents/guardians, and educators, hereafter collectively called “STEM AVSED users.” Some members of the public who register for and participate in STEM AVSED programs, including the Airport Design Challenge (ADC)  may be under the age of thirteen (13). Currently, the only course offering for AVSED students is the ADC. This PIA further addresses how the FAA adheres to the requirements of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), 15 U.S.C. §§ 6501-6506 (2001), and protects the privacy of children who participate in STEM AVSED programs and take Blackboard courses.  

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Last updated: Tuesday, February 21, 2023