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H.R. 7011 - Strengthening our Military Assets by Researching Technology to Better Assure Security and Efficiency Act

Introduced: 2018-10-02
Bill Status: Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.
 
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115th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 7011


    To direct the Secretary of Defense to conduct a study of the potential application of smart technology on military installations.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

October 2, 2018

    Mr. Issa (for himself and Ms. Clarke of New York) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services


A BILL

    To direct the Secretary of Defense to conduct a study of the potential application of smart technology on military installations.

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 “Strengthening our Military Assets by Researching Technology to Better Assure Security and Efficiency Act” or the “SMART BASE Act”.

SEC. 2. Study on use of smart technology by Department of Defense.

(a) Study.—The Secretary of Defense shall conduct a study of using smart technology on military installations to—

(1) improve military readiness;

(2) improve the delivery of services to members of the Armed Forces and the families of such members;

(3) enhance physical security and cybersecurity; and

(4) realize cost savings by increasing the efficiency of infrastructure and asset management.

(b) Matters included.—The study under subsection (a) shall—

(1) identify military installations that have adopted smart technology;

(2) with respect to such installations—

(A) detail specific examples of the implementation of the smart technology;

(B) detail the average costs for the procurement and implementation of the smart technology; and

(C) analyze any positive or negative effects of the use of the smart technology on the installation;

(3) identify smart technologies that have the potential to be adopted more broadly in military installations;

(4) review the potential cybersecurity implications of adopting smart technology and how the Department of Defense can mitigate vulnerabilities to ensure the information systems of a military installation are secured from cybersecurity breaches; and

(5) include any additional matters the Secretary considers appropriate.

(c) Report.—Not later than December 31, 2019, the Secretary shall submit to the Committees on Armed Services of the House of Representatives and the Senate a report on the study under subsection (a), including any recommendations the Secretary considers appropriate with respect to implementing smart technology on military installations.

(d) Smart technology defined.—In this Act, the term “smart technology” means a range of technologies and devices, including with respect to automation, artificial intelligence, wireless and wired communications, sensors, actuators, meters, connected and interconnected devices, data sharing, and data analytics, that are used in various applications to make cities and communities more efficient, sustainable, resilient, and competitive.


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