Category Archives: Science / Space / Technology

H.R.2454 – Department of Homeland Security Data Framework Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending September 15, 2017 H.R.2454 – Department of Homeland Security Data Framework Act of 2017 Brief – HR2454 would ‘direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to establish a data framework to provide access for appropriate personnel to law enforcement and other information of the Department, and for other purposes.’ ‘In general.—The Secretary […]

H.R.3388 – DECAL Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending September 8, 2017 H.R.3388 – DECAL Act Brief – DECAL stands for ‘Designating Each Car’s Automation Level Act’. The bill would require the Secretary of Transportation ‘To provide for information on highly automated driving systems to be made available to prospective buyers.’ To that end ‘Not later than 3 years after […]

H.R.2227 – MGT Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending May 19, 2017 H.R.2227 – MGT Act Brief – Under the bill the head of a government agency may establish an information technology system modernization and working capital fund to “Accelerate the acquisition and deployment of modernized information technology solutions, such as cloud computing, by addressing impediments in the areas of […]

H.R.353 – Weather Research and Forecasting Innovation Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending April 5, 2017 H.R.353 – Weather Research and Forecasting Innovation Act of 2017 Brief – HR 353 authorizes several National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) programs with the aim of enhancing weather forecasting and severe weather alerts. To those ends the Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research is directed to conduct […]

H.R.382 – 100 Years of Women in Congress Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending March 24, 2017 H.R.382 – 100 Years of Women in Congress Act Brief – The bill aims to amend the Department of Agriculture program for research and extension grants to increase participation by women and underrepresented minorities in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to redesignate the program as […]

H.R.654 – Pacific Northwest Earthquake Preparedness Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending March 9, 2017 H.R.654 – Pacific Northwest Earthquake Preparedness Act of 2017 Brief – The bill directs the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to carry out a plan to purchase and install an earthquake early warning system for the Cascadia Subduction Zone. In this Act, the term “Cascadia Subduction […]

S.442 – National Aeronautics and Space Administration Transition Authorization Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending March 3, 2017 S.442 – National Aeronautics and Space Administration Transition Authorization Act of 2017 Brief – The bill would ‘…authorize the programs of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and for other purposes.’ The bill is a bit out of the normal schedule for authorization bills by several months that […]

H.R.387 – Email Privacy Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending February 8, 2017, 2017 H.R.387 – Email Privacy Act Brief – The bill would amend title 18, United States Code, to update the privacy protections for electronic communications information that is stored by third-party service providers in order to protect consumer privacy interests while meeting law enforcement needs, and for other […]

H.R.655 – Securing the Cities Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending February 3, 2017, 2017 H.R.655 – Securing the Cities Act of 2017 Brief – The bill would amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish the Securing the Cities program to enhance the ability of the United States to detect and prevent terrorist attacks and other high consequence events utilizing […]

H.R.687 – First Responder Access to Innovative Technologies Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending February 3, 2017, 2017 H.R.687 – First Responder Access to Innovative Technologies Act Brief – The bill would amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish a process to review applications for certain grants to purchase equipment or systems that do not meet or exceed any applicable national voluntary consensus […]