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H.R. 1353 - Transparency in Technological Acquisitions Act of 2017
Introduced: 2017-03-22
Bill Status: Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
 

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The expanded summary of the House reported version is repeated here.)

Transparency in Technological Acquisitions Act of 2017

(Sec. 2) This bill amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to require the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to submit annually (currently, biennially):

  • an update to its strategic five-year technology investment plan, and
  • a report on the extent to which security-related technology acquired since the last issuance or update of the plan is consistent with the planned technology programs and projects identified for that security-related technology.

The TSA shall also include information about acquisitions completed during the fiscal year preceding the fiscal year during which such report is submitted.

The TSA shall:

  • report to Congress on any TSA equipment that is operating after the end of its life-cycle or the end of its useful life projection under the plan, and
  • notify airports and airlines of any changes to the plan.
Full Text


115th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 1353


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

March 22, 2017

    Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation


AN ACT

    To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to require certain additional information to be submitted to Congress regarding the strategic 5-year technology investment plan of the Transportation Security Administration.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Transparency in Technological Acquisitions Act of 2017”.

SEC. 2. Information required to be submitted to Congress under the strategic 5-year technology investment plan of the Transportation Security Administration.

(a) Additional information required.—Section 1611 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 563) is amended—

(1) in subsection (g)—

(A) in the matter preceding paragraph (1), by striking “biennially” and inserting “annually”;

(B) in paragraph (1), by striking “and”;

(C) in paragraph (2), by striking the period and inserting “; and”; and

(D) by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

“(3) information about acquisitions completed during the fiscal year preceding the fiscal year during which the report is submitted.”; and

(2) by adding at the end the following new subsections:

“(h) Notice of covered changes to Plan.—

“(1) NOTICE REQUIRED.—The Administrator shall submit to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate and the Committee on Homeland Security of the House of Representatives notice of any covered change to the Plan by not later than 90 days after the date on which the change is made.

“(2) DEFINITION OF CHANGE.—In this subsection, the term ‘covered change’ means an increase or decrease in the dollar amount allocated to the procurement of a technology or an increase or decrease in the number of a technology.”.

(b) Report on equipment in operation post-Life-Cycle.—Not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration shall submit to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate and the Committee on Homeland Security of the House of Representatives a report describing any equipment of the Transportation Security Administration that is in operation after—

(1) the end of the life-cycle of the equipment specified by the manufacturer of the equipment; or

(2) the end of the useful life projection for the equipment under the strategic 5-year technology investment plan of the Transportation Security Administration, as required by section 1611 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 563).

(c) Notice to airports and airlines.—Upon the enactment of this Act, the Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration shall notify airports and airlines of any changes to the 5-year technology investment plan of the Transportation Security Administration.

Passed the House of Representatives March 21, 2017.

    Attest:karen l. haas,   
    Clerk.

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