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H.R. 4559 - Global Aviation System Security Reform Act of 2017

Sponsor: Ron Estes (R)
Introduced: 2017-12-20
Bill Status: Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 572.
 

Global Aviation System Security Reform Act of 2017

(Sec. 3) This bill directs the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to conduct a global aviation security review to address improving aviation security standards, including standards intended to mitigate cybersecurity threats, across the global aviation system.

The review shall establish best practices regarding:

  • collaborating with foreign partners to improve global aviation security capabilities and standards;
  • identifying foreign partners that have not successfully implemented security protocols from the International Civil Aviation Organization or the Department of Homeland Security and have not taken steps to implement such protocols;
  • improving the development, outreach, and implementation process for security directives or emergency amendments issued to domestic and foreign air carriers; and
  • assessing the cybersecurity and cyber espionage risk of security screening equipment.

(Sec. 4) The TSA shall report to Congress: (1) within 90 days, on the organization, development, and progress of the review; and (2) within 240 days, on best practices identified by the review and TSA actions to implement such practices.

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115th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 4559


AN ACT

    To conduct a global aviation security review, and for other purposes.

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 “Global Aviation System Security Reform Act of 2017”.

SEC. 2. Definitions.

In this Act:

(1) ADMINISTRATION.—The term “Administration” means the Transportation Security Administration.

(2) ADMINISTRATOR.—The term “Administrator” means the Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration.

(3) APPROPRIATE CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEES.—The term “appropriate congressional committees” means the Committee on Homeland Security of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation and the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the Senate.

SEC. 3. Global aviation security review.

(a) In general.—Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Administrator shall conduct a global aviation security review to address improving aviation security standards, including standards intended to mitigate cybersecurity threats, across the global aviation system.

(b) Composition.—The global aviation security review established under subsection (a) shall include input from the following entities:

(1) The Office of Global Strategies of the Administration.

(2) The Office of Intelligence and Analysis of the Administration.

(3) The Office of Security Policy and Industry Engagement of the Administration.

(c) Coordination.—The Administrator shall coordinate with the following entities on the global aviation security review:

(1) U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

(2) The Office of International Engagement of the Department of Homeland Security.

(3) The Department of State.

(4) Any other relevant office or agency of the Federal government, as determined by the Administrator.

(d) Best practices.—The global aviation security review shall establish best practices regarding the following:

(1) Collaborating with foreign partners to improve global aviation security capabilities and standards.

(2) Identifying foreign partners that have not successfully implemented security protocols from the International Civil Aviation Organization or the Department of Homeland Security and have not taken steps to implement such security protocols.

(3) Improving the development, outreach, and implementation process for security directives or emergency amendments, as the case may be, issued to domestic and foreign air carriers.

(4) Assessing the cybersecurity and cyber espionage risk of security screening equipment.

SEC. 4. Report to Congress.

(a) Progress report.—Not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Administrator shall report to the appropriate congressional committees on the organization, development, and progress of the global aviation security review required under section 3.

(b) Final report.—Not later than 240 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Administrator shall submit to the appropriate congressional committees a report on best practices identified by the global aviation security review required under section 3 and the actions the Administrator has taken to implement such best practices.

Passed the House of Representatives January 9, 2018.

Attest:





Clerk.  


115th CONGRESS
     2d Session
H. R. 4559

AN ACT
    To conduct a global aviation security review, and for other purposes.

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