User Profile and Access Control System
UPACS is a Web-enabled system designed to set and manage appropriate access to various FHWA systems, as well as detect unauthorized access. To do this, UPACS maintains a record of permissions, contact information, and other related data on each user that FHWA has determined requires access to one or more FHWA systems. UPACS is a Major application as defined by the OMB Circular A-130, Security of Federal Automated Information Resources. UPACS is further categorized as a mission critical system. The FIPS 199 security category for UPACS is Moderate.