Category Archives: National Security

H.R.1997 – Ukraine Cybersecurity Cooperation Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending February 9, 2018 H.R.1997 – Ukraine Cybersecurity Cooperation Act of 2017 Brief – HR 1997 urges the Department of State to help Ukraine improve its cybersecurity to increase security protection on government computers. In particular the bill targets systems that defend Ukraine’s critical infrastructure; provide support to reduce reliance on Russian […]

H.R.3776 – Cyber Diplomacy Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending January 19, 2018 H.R.3776 – Cyber Diplomacy Act of 2017 Brief – “H.R. 3776 would codify the role and responsibilities of an existing office within the Department of State that works to advance U.S. interests in cyberspace and coordinates U.S. efforts to promote open, reliable, and secure communications technology. In addition, […]

S 139 – FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending January 12, 2018 S 139 – FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act of 2017 Brief – S 139 would extend for four years the authority of the federal government to conduct surveillance under title VII of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) of 1978  and by the USA FREEDOM Act of 2015 (Public […]

H.R.4581 – Screening and Vetting Passenger Exchange Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending January 12, 2018 H.R.4581 – Screening and Vetting Passenger Exchange Act of 2017 Brief – HR 4681 requires the Secretary of Homeland Security to develop best practices for utilizing advanced passenger information and passenger name record data for counter-terrorism screening and vetting operations. The Secretary of Homeland Security shall, to the […]

H.R.4578 – Counter Terrorist Network Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending January 12, 2018 H.R.4578 – Counter Terrorist Network Act Brief – HR 4578 authorizes certain counter terrorist networks activities of U.S. Customs and Border Protection The bill adds to current law the directive to “collaborate with appropriate agencies, including Federal, State, local, tribal, and international entities, to enhance border security through […]

H.R.4577 – Domestic Explosives Detection Canine Capacity Building Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending January 12, 2018 H.R.4577 – Domestic Explosives Detection Canine Capacity Building Act of 2017 Brief – HR 4577 would establish a working group to determine ways to develop a domestic canine breeding network to produce high quality explosives detection canines. Not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment […]

H.R.4569 – Counterterrorism Information Sharing Improvement Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending January 12, 2018 H.R.4569 – Counterterrorism Information Sharing Improvement Act of 2017 Brief – Under HR 4569 the President, acting though the Secretary of Homeland Security, shall ensure that, for counter-terrorism purposes, the Department of the Homeland Security has access to biographic and biometric data collected by the United States Government […]

H.R.4567 – DHS Overseas Personnel Enhancement Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending January 12, 2018 H.R.4567 – DHS Overseas Personnel Enhancement Act of 2017 Brief – Under HR 4567 the Secretary of Homeland Security shall brief the Committee on Homeland Security of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the Senate regarding Department of Homeland Security […]

H.R.4564 – Post-Caliphate Threat Assessment Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending January 12, 2018 H.R.4564 – Post-Caliphate Threat Assessment Act of 2017 Brief – HR 4562 requires The Secretary of Homeland Security, in coordination with the Secretary of State and Director of National Intelligence, to conduct a threat assessment of current foreign terrorist fighter activities. Such assessment shall include a detailed summary […]

H.R.4561 – SAFE TECH Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending January 12, 2018 H.R.4561 – SAFE TECH Act Brief – Under HR 4561 the Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, shall develop a program to enable a vendor of transportation security screening technology to obtain testing, including as an alternative to the Administration’s […]