H.R.2190 – Streamlining DHS Overhead Act

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H.R.2190 – Streamlining DHS Overhead Act


The bill aims “To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to direct the Under Secretary for Management of the Department of Homeland Security to make certain improvements in managing the Department’s real property portfolio, and for other purposes.”

‘In general.—There is a Chief Facilities and Logistics Officer of the Department who shall report directly to the Under Secretary for Management. The Chief Facilities and Logistics Officer shall be a career reserved for a member of the senior executive service.’

The Chief Facilities and Logistics Officer shall develop policies and procedures and provide program oversight to manage real property, facilities, personal property, mobile assets, equipment, and other material resources of the Department; and manage and execute, in consultation with the component heads, mission support services within the National Capital Region for real property, facilities, and other common headquarters and field activities for the Department.

The implementing policies developed pursuant to this bill shall require component heads, acting through regional property managers to annually report to the Under Secretary for Management on underutilized space and identify space that may be made available for use, as applicable, by other components or Federal or State agencies through reimbursable or other agreements.

term ‘underutilized space’ means any space with respect to which utilization is greater than the workplace standard net usable square foot ranges.

The Under Secretary for Management may grant an exception to the workspace standard net usable square foot ranges described in subsection (b)(6) for specific office locations at which a reduction or elimination of otherwise underutilized space would negatively impact a component’s ability to execute its mission based on readiness performance measures.

 (Full text of H.R. 2190 at congress.gov)

Sponsor:  Rep. Rutherford, John H. [R-FL-4] (Introduced 04/27/2017)

Status: Passed House /



On Passage: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote

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Tax Complexity:  Not applicable to this bill.

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Constitutional Authority:   Assumed.


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