H.R.6393 – Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017

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H.R.6393 – Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017


The bill aims “To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2017 for intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the United States Government, the Community Management Account, and the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System, and for other purposes.”

There is authorized to be appropriated for the Intelligence Community Management Account of the Director of National Intelligence for fiscal year 2017 the sum of $559,796,000.

There is authorized to be appropriated for the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability Fund for fiscal year 2017 the sum of $514,000,000.

The Director of National Intelligence shall submit a five-year investment strategy for outreach and recruiting efforts in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), to include cybersecurity and computer literacy.

Establishment.—There shall be a Director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center (referred to in this section as the ‘Director’), who shall be appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate. The mission of the Director shall be to serve as the head of national counterintelligence for the United States Government.

There is established within the executive branch an interagency committee to counter active measures by the Russian Federation to exert covert influence.

The term “active measures by Russia to exert covert influence” means activities intended to influence a person or government that are carried out in coordination with, or at the behest of, political leaders or the security services of the Russian Federation and the role of the Russian Federation has been hidden or not acknowledged publicly, including the following:

(A) Establishment or funding of a front group.

(B) Covert broadcasting.

(C) Media manipulation.

(D) Disinformation and forgeries.

(E) Funding agents of influence.

(F) Incitement and offensive counterintelligence.

(G) Assassinations.

(H) Terrorist acts.


(Full text of H.R. 6393 at congress.gov)

Sponsor:  Rep. Nunes, Devin [R-CA-22] (Introduced 11/22/2016)

Status: Passed House /



On Passage:On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 390 – 30 (Roll no. 593).

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Cost to the taxpayers:  Data not available

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Tax Complexity:  Not applicable to this bill.

Earmark Certification:  Data not available

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Budget Authority: Data not available

Constitutional Authority:   Assumed.


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