Week ending May 19, 2017
H.R.1616 – Strengthening State and Local Cyber Crime Fighting Act of 2017
The bill aims to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to authorize the National Computer Forensics Institute, and for other purposes.
There is to be created in the Department a National Computer Forensics Institute to be operated by the US Secret Service to disseminate homeland security information related to the investigation and prevention of cyber and electronic crime and related threats, and educate, train, and equip State, local, tribal, and territorial law enforcement officers, prosecutors, and judges.
Further the Institute will Educating State, local, tribal, and territorial law enforcement officers, prosecutors, and judges on current cyber and electronic crimes and related threats; methods for investigating cyber and electronic crime and related threats and conducting computer and mobile device forensic examinations; and prosecutorial and judicial challenges related to cyber and electronic crime and related threats, and computer and mobile device forensic examinations.
The Institute will be responsible for Training State, local, tribal, and territorial law enforcement officers to conduct cyber and electronic crime and related threat investigations; conduct computer and mobile device forensic examinations; and respond to network intrusion incidents.
The Institute may provide State, local, tribal, and territorial law enforcement officers with computer equipment, hardware, software, manuals, and tools necessary to conduct cyber and electronic crime and related threat investigations and computer and mobile device forensic examinations.
No additional funds are authorized to be appropriated to carry out this Act and the amendments made by this Act. This Act and such amendments shall be carried out using amounts otherwise available for such purposes.
(Full text of H.R. 1616 at congress.gov)
Sponsor: Rep. Ratcliffe, John [R-TX-4] (Introduced 03/17/2017)
Status: Passed House and Senate /
VOTES and FLOOR ACTION
On Passage: Passed House
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On Passage: Passed Senate
COST AND IMPACT
Cost to the taxpayers: Data not available
Pay-as-you-go requirements: Data not available
Regulatory and Other Impact: Data not available
Dynamic Scoring: Data not available
Tax Complexity: Not applicable to this bill.
Earmark Certification: Data not available
Duplication of programs: Data not available
Direct Rule-Making: Data not available
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Budget Authority: Data not available
Constitutional Authority: Assumed.
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