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About RAM Portal

  1. Privacy Act Statement

    Thank you for visiting the RAM Portal. Your privacy and security are very important to us. State Department does not collect personal information when you visit our website unless you choose to provide that information. However, we do collect some technical information about your visit.

    This is how we handle information about your visit to our Web site: Information Collected and Stored Automatically.

    When you visit the RAM Portal, we may store some or all of the following:

    • the IP address from which you accessed our site
    • the date and time
    • the pages you visited on our site
    • the browser and operating system used
    • user name when logging in

    Authority: 18 U.S.C. 2339A, 2339B, 2339C, 22 U.S.C. 2151 et seq., Section 559 of the Appropriations Act, Executive Orders 13224, 13099, and 12947, and Homeland Security Presidential Directive 6.

    Purpose: The information in the system supports the vetting of directors, officers, or other employees of organizations who apply for Department of State contracts, grants, or other funding. The information collected from the organizations and individuals is specially used to conduct screening to ensure that Department funds are not used to provide support to entities or individuals deemed to be a risk to US national security interests.

    Routine Uses: The information is used to make determinations on applications for contracts, grants, or other funding and may be disclosed to the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) for collaborative and vetting programs.

    Disclosure: Disclosure of the information provided on this form will be done in accordance with the Department of State's System of Records Notice concerning the Risk Analysis and Management System (RAM) (STATE-78) which establishes the routine uses and Privacy Act exceptions which apply to this system.

    Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) Statement:

    Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 75 minutes per response, including time required for searching existing data sources, gathering the necessary documentation, providing the information and/or documents required, and reviewing the final collection. You do not have to supply this information unless this collection displays a current valid OMB control number. If you have comments on the accuracy of this burden estimate and/or recommendations for reducing it, please contact RAM at

    Rule of Behavior

    When using the RAM Portal System, you are personally accountable for your actions and that you must:

    • Protect data in accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974.
    • Protect sensitive information from disclosure to unauthorized individuals or groups.
    • Acquire and use sensitive information only in accordance with the performance of my official duties.
    • Dispose of sensitive information contained in hardcopy or softcopy, as appropriate.
    • Ensure that sensitive information is accurate and relevant for the purpose which it is collected, provided, and used.
    • Protect my password from disclosure.
    • Not divulge my password to anyone else; I understand that I may be held responsible for any harm resulting from divulging my password(s) to any other person(s). I further understand that I must report to the Information Systems Security Officer ( any problem I may encounter in the use of the password(s) or when I have reason to believe that my password(s) has (have) been disclosed.
    • Report security incidents and vulnerabilities to the RAM System ISSO ( Examples include, but are not limited to: unauthorized access, compromised passwords, inappropriate use of information.
    • Promptly notify the RAM program, (, of any change to my contact information or when I no longer require access to the RAM Portal.

    Security Notice

    For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, this government computer system employs software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.

    Unauthorized attempts to upload or change information on this site are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act (Title 18 U.S.C., Sections 1001 and 1030).

    If monitoring reveals evidence of possible criminal activity, such evidence may be provided to law enforcement personnel.


    State Department is committed to providing access to all individuals seeking information on To provide this information, this site has been built to comply with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act (as amended). Section 508 requires that all individuals with disabilities (whether federal employees or members of the general public) have access to and use of information and data, comparable to that provided to individuals without disabilities, unless an undue burden would be imposed on us. If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader, Braille reader, etc.) and have trouble accessing information on this site, please contact us with the nature of the problem, the URL (web address) of the information you tried to access, and your contact information. We will contact you as soon as possible, and do what we can to provide you with the information you need.

    Accessing Documents in Different File Formats

    Some documents on are in Portable Document Format (PDF), so you can view publications in their original format regardless of the type of computer, browser, or operating system you use to access the Internet. In order to view, navigate through, and print PDF documents, you must first download the free Acrobat Reader software. For best results, you should install version 3.0 or later. Visit the Adobe Reader Help and Support page for troubleshooting tips. If you use a screen reader, you may want to visit Adobe's Reader accessibility page, which has a user's guide for accessing PDF documents with assistive technology.

SECURITY NOTICE: The Risk Analysis and Management System contains Sensitive But Unclassified (SBU) Data.
For detailed information on how to handle SBU data, please refer to the Foreign Affairs Manual (5 FAM 400).
OMB Approval #: 1405-0204 Expires: February 28, 2019