H.R.1616 – Strengthening State and Local Cyber Crime Fighting Act of 2017

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H.R.1616 – Strengthening State and Local Cyber Crime Fighting Act of 2017

Brief

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

HOUSE

On Passage: Passed House

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SENATE

On Passage: Passed Senate

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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

Advisory Committee Statement: Data not available

Budget Authority: Data not available

Constitutional Authority:   Assumed.

 

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