Category Archives: National Security

H.R.1365 – Department of Homeland Security Acquisition Innovation Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending March 17, 2017 H.R.1365 – Department of Homeland Security Acquisition Innovation Act Brief – Title VII of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 341 et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the following new section: The Under Secretary for Management may— “(1) designate an individual within the […]

H.R.1353 – Transparency in Technological Acquisitions Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending March 17, 2017 H.R.1353 – Transparency in Technological Acquisitions Act of 2017 Brief – Under the bill the Homeland Security Act of 2002 is amended to require certain additional information to be submitted to Congress regarding the strategic 5-year technology investment plan of the Transportation Security Administration. Not later than 90 […]

H.R.1309 – TSA Administrator Modernization Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending March 17, 2017 H.R.1309 – TSA Administrator Modernization Act of 2017 Brief – The bill intends to streamline the office and term of the Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration. The bill is largely technical changes  but replaces in some circumstances the Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration with the Director […]

H.R.1302 – Terrorist and Foreign Fighter Travel Exercise Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending March 17, 2017 H.R.1302 – Terrorist and Foreign Fighter Travel Exercise Act of 2017 Brief – The bill would, “In addition to, or as part of exercise programs currently carried out by the Department of Homeland Security, to enhance domestic preparedness for and collective response to terrorism, promote the dissemination of […]

H.R.1297 – Quadrennial Homeland Security Review Technical Corrections Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending March 17, 2017 H.R.1297 – Quadrennial Homeland Security Review Technical Corrections Act of 2017 Brief – The bill would amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to make technical corrections to the requirement that the Secretary of Homeland Security submit quadrennial homeland security reviews, and for other purposes. The Secretary shall […]

H.R.1294 – Reducing DHS Acquisition Cost Growth Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending March 17, 2017 H.R.1294 – Reducing DHS Acquisition Cost Growth Act Brief – The bill aims to “…To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to provide for congressional notification regarding major acquisition program breaches, and for other purposes.” If a breach occurs in a major acquisition program, the program manager […]

H.R.1252 – DHS Acquisition Authorities Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending March 17, 2017 H.R.1252 – DHS Acquisition Authorities Act of 2017 Brief – The bill would “amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to provide for certain acquisition authorities for the Under Secretary of Management of the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes.” ‘Notwithstanding section 1702(b) of title 41, […]

H.R.1249 – DHS Multiyear Acquisition Strategy Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending March 17, 2017 H.R.1249 – DHS Multiyear Acquisition Strategy Act of 2017 Brief – The bill would “…amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to require a multiyear acquisition strategy of the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes.” ‘Not later than one year after the date of the enactment […]

H.R.1238 – Securing our Agriculture and Food Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending March 17, 2017 H.R.1238 – Securing our Agriculture and Food Act Brief – The bill aims “To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to make the Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security for Health Affairs responsible for coordinating the efforts of the Department of Homeland Security related to food, agriculture, and […]

H.R.1301 – Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending March 9, 2017 H.R.1301 – Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2017 Brief – As crs explains, the bill “Provides FY2017 appropriations to the Department of Defense (DOD) for military activities. Excludes military construction, military family housing, civil works projects of the Army Corps of Engineers, and nuclear warheads, which are all […]