Amendment Text: S.Amdt.4788 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)

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                           TEXT OF AMENDMENTS

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  SA 4753. Mrs. CLINTON submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
by her to the bill H.R. 5005, to establish the Department of Homeland 
Security, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the 
table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

     SEC. 173. FIRST RESPONDER PERSONNEL COSTS.

       Local governments receiving Federal homeland security 
     funding under this Act, whether directly or as a pass-through 
     from the States, may use up to 20 percent of Federal funds 
     received for first time responder personnel costs, including 
     overtime costs.
  SA 4754. Mr. JEFFORDS (for himself, and Mr. Smith of New Hampshire, 
and Ms. Snowe) submitted an amendment intended to be proposed to 
amendment SA 4471 proposed by Mr. Lieberman to the bill H.R. 5005, to 
establish the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes; 
which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of title I, add the following:

           Subtitle G--First Responder Terrorism Preparedness

     SEC. 199A. SHORT TITLE.

       This subtitle may be cited as the ``First Responder 
     Terrorism Preparedness Act of 2002''.

     SEC. 199B. FINDINGS AND PURPOSES.

       (a) Findings.--Congress finds that--
       (1) the Federal Government must enhance the ability of 
     first responders to respond to incidents of terrorism, 
     including incidents involving weapons of mass destruction; 
     and
       (2) as a result of the events of September 11, 2001, it is 
     necessary to clarify and consolidate the authority of the 
     Federal Emergency Management Agency to support first 
     responders.
       (b) Purposes.--The purposes of this subtitle are--
       (1) to establish within the Federal Emergency Management 
     Agency the Office of National Preparedness;
       (2) to establish a program to provide assistance to enhance 
     the ability of first responders to respond to incidents of 
     terrorism, including incidents involving weapons of mass 
     destruction; and
       (3) to address issues relating to urban search and rescue 
     task forces.

     SEC. 199C. DEFINITIONS.

       (a) Major Disaster.--Section 102(2) of the Robert T. 
     Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 
     U.S.C. 5122(2)) is amended by inserting ``incident of 
     terrorism,'' after ``drought),''.
       (b) Weapon of Mass Destruction.--Section 602(a) of the 
     Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance 
     Act (42 U.S.C. 5196(a)) is amended by adding at the end the 
     following:
       ``(11) Weapon of mass destruction.--The term `weapon of 
     mass destruction' has the meaning given the term in section 
     2302 of title 50, United States Code.''.

     SEC. 199D. ESTABLISHMENT OF OFFICE OF NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS.

       Subtitle A of title VI of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster 
     Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5196 et seq.) 
     is amended by adding at the end the following:

     ``SEC. 616. OFFICE OF NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS.

       ``(a) In General.--There is established in the Federal 
     Emergency Management Agency an office to be known as the 
     `Office of National Preparedness' (referred to in this 
     section as the `Office').
       ``(b) Appointment of Associate Director.--
       ``(1) In general.--The Office shall be headed by an 
     Associate Director, who shall be appointed by the President, 
     by and with the advice and consent of the Senate.
       ``(2) Compensation.--The Associate Director shall be 
     compensated at the annual rate of basic pay prescribed for 
     level IV of the Executive Schedule under section 5315 of 
     title 5, United States Code.
       ``(c) Duties.--The Office shall--
       ``(1) lead a coordinated and integrated overall effort to 
     build, exercise, and ensure viable terrorism preparedness and 
     response capability at all levels of government;
       ``(2) establish clearly defined standards and guidelines 
     for Federal, State, tribal, and local government terrorism 
     preparedness and response;
       ``(3) establish and coordinate an integrated capability for 
     Federal, State, tribal, and local governments and emergency 
     responders to plan for and address potential consequences of 
     terrorism;
       ``(4) coordinate provision of Federal terrorism 
     preparedness assistance to State, tribal, and local 
     governments;
       ``(5) establish standards for a national, interoperable 
     emergency communications and warning system;
       ``(6) establish standards for training of first responders 
     (as defined in section 630(a)), and for equipment to be used 
     by first responders, to respond to incidents of terrorism, 
     including incidents involving weapons of mass destruction; 
     and
       ``(7) carry out such other related activities as are 
     approved by the Director.
       ``(d) Designation of Regional Contacts.--The Associate 
     Director shall designate an officer or employee of the 
     Federal Emergency Management Agency in each of the 10 regions 
     of the Agency to serve as the Office contact for the States 
     in that region.
       ``(e) Use of Existing Resources.--In carrying out this 
     section, the Associate Director shall--
       ``(1) to the maximum extent practicable, use existing 
     resources, including planning documents, equipment lists, and 
     program inventories; and
       ``(2) consult with and use--
       ``(A) existing Federal interagency boards and committees;
       ``(B) existing government agencies; and
       ``(C) nongovernmental organizations.''.

     SEC. 199E. PREPAREDNESS ASSISTANCE FOR FIRST RESPONDERS.

       (a) In General.--Subtitle B of title VI of the Robert T. 
     Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 
     U.S.C. 5197 et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the 
     following:

     ``SEC. 630. PREPAREDNESS ASSISTANCE FOR FIRST RESPONDERS.

       ``(a) Definitions.--In this section:
       ``(1) First responder.--The term `first responder' means--
       ``(A) fire, emergency medical service, and law enforcement 
     personnel; and
       ``(B) such other personnel as are identified by the 
     Director.
       ``(2) Local entity.--The term `local entity' has the 
     meaning given the term by regulation promulgated by the 
     Director.
       ``(3) Program.--The term `program' means the program 
     established under subsection (b).
       ``(b) Program To Provide Assistance.--
       ``(1) In general.--The Director shall establish a program 
     to provide assistance to States to enhance the ability of 
     State and local first responders to respond to incidents of 
     terrorism, including incidents involving weapons of mass 
     destruction.
       ``(2) Federal share.--The Federal share of the costs 
     eligible to be paid using assistance provided under the 
     program shall be not less than 75 percent, as determined by 
     the Director.
       ``(3) Forms of assistance.--Assistance provided under 
     paragraph (1) may consist of--
       ``(A) grants; and
       ``(B) such other forms of assistance as the Director 
     determines to be appropriate.
       ``(c) Uses of Assistance.--Assistance provided under 
     subsection (b)--
       ``(1) shall be used--
       ``(A) to purchase, to the maximum extent practicable, 
     interoperable equipment that is

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     necessary to respond to incidents of terrorism, including 
     incidents involving weapons of mass destruction;
       ``(B) to train first responders, consistent with guidelines 
     and standards developed by the Director;
       ``(C) in consultation with the Director, to develop, 
     construct, or upgrade terrorism preparedness training 
     facilities;
       ``(D) to develop, construct, or upgrade emergency operating 
     centers;
       ``(E) to develop preparedness and response plans consistent 
     with Federal, State, and local strategies, as determined by 
     the Director;
       ``(F) to provide systems and equipment to meet 
     communication needs, such as emergency notification systems, 
     interoperable equipment, and secure communication equipment;
       ``(G) to conduct exercises; and
       ``(H) to carry out such other related activities as are 
     approved by the Director; and
       ``(2) shall not be used to provide compensation to first 
     responders (including payment for overtime).
       ``(d) Allocation of Funds.--For each fiscal year, in 
     providing assistance under subsection (b), the Director shall 
     make available--
       ``(1) to each of the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the 
     Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of 
     the Northern Mariana Islands, $3,000,000; and
       ``(2) to each State (other than a State specified in 
     paragraph (1))--
       ``(A) a base amount of $15,000,000; and
       ``(B) a percentage of the total remaining funds made 
     available for the fiscal year based on criteria established 
     by the Director, such as--
       ``(i) population;
       ``(ii) location of vital infrastructure, including--

       ``(I) military installations;
       ``(II) public buildings (as defined in section 13 of the 
     Public Buildings Act of 1959 (40 U.S.C. 612));
       ``(III) nuclear power plants;
       ``(IV) chemical plants; and
       ``(V) national landmarks; and

       ``(iii) proximity to international borders.
       ``(e) Provision of Funds to Local Governments and Local 
     Entities.--
       ``(1) In general.--For each fiscal year, not less than 75 
     percent of the assistance provided to each State under this 
     section shall be provided to local governments and local 
     entities within the State.
       ``(2) Allocation of funds.--Under paragraph (1), a State 
     shall allocate assistance to local governments and local 
     entities within the State in accordance with criteria 
     established by the Director, such as the criteria specified 
     in subsection (d)(2)(B).
       ``(3) Deadline for provision of funds.--Under paragraph 
     (1), a State shall provide all assistance to local government 
     and local entities not later than 45 days after the date on 
     which the State receives the assistance.
       ``(4) Coordination.--Each State shall coordinate with local 
     governments and local entities concerning the use of 
     assistance provided to local governments and local entities 
     under paragraph (1).
       ``(f) Administrative Expenses.--
       ``(1) Director.--For each fiscal year, the Director may use 
     to pay salaries and other administrative expenses incurred in 
     administering the program not more than the lesser of--
       ``(A) 5 percent of the funds made available to carry out 
     this section for the fiscal year; or
       ``(B)(i) for fiscal year 2003, $75,000,000; and
       ``(ii) for each of fiscal years 2004 through 2006, 
     $50,000,000.
       ``(2) Recipients of assistance.--For each fiscal year, not 
     more than 10 percent of the funds retained by a State after 
     application of subsection (e) may be used to pay salaries and 
     other administrative expenses incurred in administering the 
     program.
       ``(g) Maintenance of Expenditures.--The Director may 
     provide assistance to a State under this section only if the 
     State agrees to maintain, and to ensure that each local 
     government that receives funds from the State in accordance 
     with subsection (e) maintains, for the fiscal year for which 
     the assistance is provided, the aggregate expenditures by the 
     State or the local government, respectively, for the uses 
     described in subsection (c)(1) at a level that is at or above 
     the average annual level of those expenditures by the State 
     or local government, respectively, for the 2 fiscal years 
     preceding the fiscal year for which the assistance is 
     provided.
       ``(h) Reports.--
       ``(1) Annual report to the director.--As a condition of 
     receipt of assistance under this section for a fiscal year, a 
     State shall submit to the Director, not later than 60 days 
     after the end of the fiscal year, a report on the use of the 
     assistance in the fiscal year.
       ``(2) Exercise and report to congress.--As a condition of 
     receipt of assistance under this section, not later than 3 
     years after the date of enactment of this section, a State 
     shall--
       ``(A) conduct an exercise, or participate in a regional 
     exercise, approved by the Director, to measure the progress 
     of the State in enhancing the ability of State and local 
     first responders to respond to incidents of terrorism, 
     including incidents involving weapons of mass destruction; 
     and
       ``(B) submit a report on the results of the exercise to--
       ``(i) the Committee on Environment and Public Works and the 
     Committee on Appropriations of the Senate; and
       ``(ii) the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure 
     and the Committee on Appropriations of the House of 
     Representatives.
       ``(i) Coordination.--
       ``(1) With federal agencies.--The Director shall, as 
     necessary, coordinate the provision of assistance under this 
     section with activities carried out by--
       ``(A) the Administrator of the United States Fire 
     Administration in connection with the implementation by the 
     Administrator of the assistance to firefighters grant program 
     established under section 33 of the Federal Fire Prevention 
     and Control Act of 1974 (15 U.S.C. 2229) (as added by section 
     1701(a) of the Floyd D. Spence National Defense Authorization 
     Act for Fiscal Year 2001 (114 Stat. 1654, 1654A-360));
       ``(B) the Attorney General, in connection with the 
     implementation of the Community Oriented Policing Services 
     (COPS) Program established under section 1701(a) of the 
     Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 
     3796dd(a)); and
       ``(C) other appropriate Federal agencies.
       ``(2) With indian tribes.--In providing and using 
     assistance under this section, the Director and the States 
     shall, as appropriate, coordinate with--
       ``(A) Indian tribes (as defined in section 4 of the Indian 
     Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (25 U.S.C. 
     450b)) and other tribal organizations; and
       ``(B) Native villages (as defined in section 3 of the 
     Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (43 U.S.C. 1602)) and 
     other Alaska Native organizations.''.
       (b) Cost Sharing for Emergency Operating Centers.--Section 
     614 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency 
     Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5196c) is amended--
       (1) by inserting ``(other than section 630)'' after ``carry 
     out this title''; and
       (2) by inserting ``(other than section 630)'' after ``under 
     this title''.

     SEC. 199F. PROTECTION OF HEALTH AND SAFETY OF FIRST 
                   RESPONDERS.

       Subtitle B of title VI of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster 
     Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5197 et seq.) 
     (as amended by section 199E(a)) is amended by adding at the 
     end the following:

     ``SEC. 631. PROTECTION OF HEALTH AND SAFETY OF FIRST 
                   RESPONDERS.

       ``(a) Definitions.--In this section:
       ``(1) First responder.--The term `first responder' has the 
     meaning given the term in section 630(a).
       ``(2) Harmful substance.--The term `harmful substance' 
     means a substance that the President determines may be 
     harmful to human health.
       ``(3) Program.--The term `program' means a program 
     described in subsection (b)(1).
       ``(b) Program.--
       ``(1) In general.--If the President determines that 1 or 
     more harmful substances are being, or have been, released in 
     an area that the President has declared to be a major 
     disaster area under this Act, the President shall carry out a 
     program with respect to the area for the protection, 
     assessment, monitoring, and study of the health and safety of 
     first responders.
       ``(2) Activities.--A program shall include--
       ``(A) collection and analysis of environmental and exposure 
     data;
       ``(B) development and dissemination of educational 
     materials;
       ``(C) provision of information on releases of a harmful 
     substance;
       ``(D) identification of, performance of baseline health 
     assessments on, taking biological samples from, and 
     establishment of an exposure registry of first responders 
     exposed to a harmful substance;
       ``(E) study of the long-term health impacts of any 
     exposures of first responders to a harmful substance through 
     epidemiological studies; and
       ``(F) provision of assistance to participants in registries 
     and studies under subparagraphs (D) and (E) in determining 
     eligibility for health coverage and identifying appropriate 
     health services.
       ``(3) Participation in registries and studies.--
       ``(A) In general.--Participation in any registry or study 
     under subparagraph (D) or (E) of paragraph (2) shall be 
     voluntary.
       ``(B) Protection of privacy.--The President shall take 
     appropriate measures to protect the privacy of any 
     participant in a registry or study described in subparagraph 
     (A).
       ``(4) Cooperative agreements.--The President may carry out 
     a program through a cooperative agreement with a medical or 
     academic institution, or a consortium of such institutions, 
     that is--
       ``(A) located in close proximity to the major disaster area 
     with respect to which the program is carried out; and
       ``(B) experienced in the area of environmental or 
     occupational health and safety, including experience in--
       ``(i) conducting long-term epidemiological studies;
       ``(ii) conducting long-term mental health studies; and
       ``(iii) establishing and maintaining environmental exposure 
     or disease registries.
       ``(c) Reports and Responses to Studies.--
       ``(1) Reports.--Not later than 1 year after the date of 
     completion of a study under subsection (b)(2)(E), the 
     President, or the medical or academic institution or 
     consortium of such institutions that entered into the 
     cooperative agreement under subsection (b)(4),

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     shall submit to the Director, the Secretary of Health and 
     Human Services, the Secretary of Labor, and the Administrator 
     of the Environmental Protection Agency a report on the study.
       ``(2) Changes in procedures.--To protect the health and 
     safety of first responders, the President shall make such 
     changes in procedures as the President determines to be 
     necessary based on the findings of a report submitted under 
     paragraph (1).''.

     SEC. 199G. URBAN SEARCH AND RESCUE TASK FORCES.

       Subtitle B of title VI of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster 
     Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5197 et seq.) 
     (as amended by section 199F) is amended by adding at the end 
     the following:

     ``SEC. 632. URBAN SEARCH AND RESCUE TASK FORCES.

       ``(a) Definitions.--In this section:
       ``(1) Urban search and rescue equipment.--The term `urban 
     search and rescue equipment' means any equipment that the 
     Director determines to be necessary to respond to a major 
     disaster or emergency declared by the President under this 
     Act.
       ``(2) Urban search and rescue task force.--The term `urban 
     search and rescue task force' means any of the 28 urban 
     search and rescue task forces designated by the Director as 
     of the date of enactment of this section.
       ``(b) Assistance.--
       ``(1) Mandatory grants for costs of operations.--For each 
     fiscal year, of the amounts made available to carry out this 
     section, the Director shall provide to each urban search and 
     rescue task force a grant of not less than $1,500,000 to pay 
     the costs of operations of the urban search and rescue task 
     force (including costs of basic urban search and rescue 
     equipment).
       ``(2) Discretionary grants.--The Director may provide to 
     any urban search and rescue task force a grant, in such 
     amount as the Director determines to be appropriate, to pay 
     the costs of--
       ``(A) operations in excess of the funds provided under 
     paragraph (1);
       ``(B) urban search and rescue equipment;
       ``(C) equipment necessary for an urban search and rescue 
     task force to operate in an environment contaminated or 
     otherwise affected by a weapon of mass destruction;
       ``(D) training, including training for operating in an 
     environment described in subparagraph (C);
       ``(E) transportation;
       ``(F) expansion of the urban search and rescue task force; 
     and
       ``(G) incident support teams, including costs of conducting 
     appropriate evaluations of the readiness of the urban search 
     and rescue task force.
       ``(3) Priority for funding.--The Director shall distribute 
     funding under this subsection so as to ensure that each urban 
     search and rescue task force has the capacity to deploy 
     simultaneously at least 2 teams with all necessary equipment, 
     training, and transportation.
       ``(c) Grant Requirements.--The Director shall establish 
     such requirements as are necessary to provide grants under 
     this section.
       ``(d) Establishment of Additional Urban Search and Rescue 
     Task Forces.--
       ``(1) In general.--Subject to paragraph (2), the Director 
     may establish urban search and rescue task forces in addition 
     to the 28 urban search and rescue task forces in existence on 
     the date of enactment of this section.
       ``(2) Requirement of full funding of existing urban search 
     and rescue task forces.--Except in the case of an urban 
     search and rescue task force designated to replace any urban 
     search and rescue task force that withdraws or is otherwise 
     no longer considered to be an urban search and rescue task 
     force designated by the Director, no additional urban search 
     and rescue task forces may be designated or funded until the 
     28 urban search and rescue task forces are able to deploy 
     simultaneously at least 2 teams with all necessary equipment, 
     training, and transportation.''.

     SEC. 199H. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

       Section 626 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and 
     Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5197e) is amended by 
     striking subsection (a) and inserting the following:
       ``(a) Authorization of Appropriations.--
       ``(1) In general.--There are authorized to be appropriated 
     such sums as are necessary to carry out this title (other 
     than sections 630 and 632).
       ``(2) Preparedness assistance for first responders.--There 
     are authorized to be appropriated to carry out section 630--
       ``(A) $3,340,000,000 for fiscal year 2003; and
       ``(B) $3,458,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2004 through 
     2006.
       ``(3) Urban search and rescue task forces.--
       ``(A) In general.--There are authorized to be appropriated 
     to carry out section 632--
       ``(i) $160,000,000 for fiscal year 2003; and
       ``(ii) $42,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2004 through 
     2006.
       ``(B) Availability of amounts.--Amounts made available 
     under subparagraph (A) shall remain available until 
     expended.''.
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  SA 4755. Mr. JEFFORDS submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
to amendment SA 4471 proposed by Mr. Lieberman to the bill H.R. 5005, 
to establish the Department of Homeland Security, and for other 
purposes; which was ordered to be lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 68, strike lines 14 through 23 and insert the 
     following:

     SEC. 134. FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY.

       (a) Homeland Security Duties.--
       (1) In general.--The Federal Emergency Management Agency 
     shall be responsible for the emergency preparedness and 
     response functions of the Department.
       (2) Function.--Except as provided in paragraph (3) and 
     subsections (b) through (e), nothing in this Act affects the 
     administration or administrative jurisdiction of the Federal 
     Emergency Management Agency as in existence on the day before 
     the date of enactment of this Act.
       (3) Director.--In carrying out responsibilities of the 
     Federal Emergency Management Agency under all applicable law, 
     the Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency shall 
     report--
       (A) to the President directly, with respect to all matters 
     relating to a major disaster declaration under the Robert T. 
     Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 
     U.S.C. 5121 et seq.); and
       (B) to the Secretary, with respect to all other matters.
       On page 69, strike lines 1 through 7 and insert the 
     following:
       (b) Specific Responsibilities.--The Director of the Federal 
     Emergency Management Agency shall be responsible for the 
     following:
       (1) Carrying out all emergency preparedness and response 
     activities of the Department.
  SA 4756. Mr. JEFFORDS (for himself, and Mrs. Boxer) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed to amendment SA 4471 proposed by Mr. 
Lieberman to the bill H.R. 5005, to establish the Department of 
Homeland Security, and for other purposes; which was ordered to be lie 
on the table; as follows:

       On page 11, line 8, strike ``terrorism, natural 
     disasters,'' and insert ``terrorism''.
       On page 11, strike lines 6 through 13 and insert the 
     following:

     homeland threats within the United States; and
       (C) reduce the vulnerability of the United States to 
     terrorism and other homeland threats.
       On page 12, line 23, strike ``emergency preparedness and 
     response,''.
       On page 13, strike lines 3 through 5 and insert the 
     following:

     transportation security and critical infrastructure 
     protection.
       On page 15, line 14, insert ``and the Director of the 
     Federal Emergency Management Agency'' after ``Defense''.
       On page 16, strike lines 13 through 16.
       On page 16, line 17, strike ``(15)'' and insert ``(14)''.
       On page 16, line 20, strike ``(16)'' and insert ``(15)''.
       On page 16, line 24, strike ``(17)'' and insert ``(16)''.
       On page 17, line 4, strike ``(18)'' and insert ``(17)''.
       On page 17, line 8, strike ``(19)'' and insert ``(18)''.
       Beginning on page 68, strike line 14 and all that follows 
     through page 75, line 3.
       On page 75, line 3, strike ``135'' and insert 134''.
       On page 103, line 13, strike ``136'' and insert 135''.
       On page 103, line 17, strike ``137'' and insert 136''.
       On page 109, line 10, strike ``of the Department''.
       On page 112, line 5, strike ``138'' and insert 137''.
       On page 112, line 10, strike ``139'' and insert 138''.
       On page 112, between lines 4 and 5, insert the following:
       (f) Coordination With Federal Emergency Management 
     Agency.--
       (1) In general.--In carrying out all responsibilities of 
     the Secretary under this section, the Secretary shall 
     coordinate with the Director of the Federal Emergency 
     Management Agency.
       (2) Conforming amendment.--Section 102(2) of the Robert T. 
     Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 
     U.S.C. 5122(2)) is amended by inserting ``incident of 
     terrorism,'' after ``drought),''.
       On page 114, line 6, strike ``140'' and insert 139''.
       On page 114, strike lines 13 and 14.
       On page 115, line 3, strike ``in the Department'' and 
     insert ``within the Federal Emergency Management Agency''.
       On page 116, line 21, strike ``Department'' and insert 
     ``Federal Emergency Management Agency''.
       Beginning on page 128, strike line 22 and all that follows 
     through page 129, line 5, and insert the following:
       (a) In General.--Full disclosure among relevant agencies 
     shall be made in accordance with this section.
       (b) Public Health Emergency.--During the
       On page 129, strike lines 15 and 16 and insert the 
     following:
       (c) Potential Public Health Emergency.--In cases involving, 
     or potentially involving,
       On page 186, line 25, and page 187, line 1, strike 
     ``emergency preparation and response,''.

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       On page 187, insert ``emergency preparedness and 
     response,'' after ``assets,''.
       Beginning on page 161, strike line 19 and all that follows 
     through page 162, line 2, and insert the following:
       (b) Biennial Report.--Not later than 2 years after the date 
     of enactment of this Act, and biennially thereafter, the 
     Secretary shall submit to Congress a report assessing the 
     resources and requirements of executive agencies relating to 
     border security.
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  SA 4757. Ms. CANTWELL submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
to amendment SA 4438 proposed by Mr. Gramm (for himself, Mr. Miller, 
Mr. McConnell, Mr. Thompson, Mr. Stevens, Mr. Hagel, Mr. Hutchinson, 
and Mr. Bunning) to the amendment SA 4471 proposed by Mr. Lieberman to 
the bill H.R. 5005, to establish the Department of Homeland Security, 
and for other purposes; which was ordered to be lie on the table; as 
follows:

       On page 156, between lines 11 and 12, insert the following:

                       Subtitle H--Identity Theft

     SEC. 771. SHORT TITLE.

       This subtitle may be cited as the ``Identity Theft Victims 
     Assistance Act of 2002''.

     SEC. 772. TREATMENT OF IDENTITY THEFT MITIGATION.

       (a) In General.--Chapter 47 title 18, United States Code, 
     is amended by adding after section 1028 the following:

     ``Sec. 1028A. Treatment of identity theft mitigation

       ``(a) Definitions.--As used in this section--
       ``(1) the term `business entity' means any corporation, 
     trust, partnership, sole proprietorship, or unincorporated 
     association, including any financial service provider, 
     financial information repository, creditor (as that term is 
     defined in section 103 of the Truth in Lending Act (15 U.S.C. 
     1602)), telecommunications, utilities, or other service 
     provider;
       ``(2) the term `consumer' means an individual;
       ``(3) the term `financial information' means information 
     identifiable as relating to an individual consumer that 
     concerns the amount and conditions of the assets, 
     liabilities, or credit of the consumer, including--
       ``(A) account numbers and balances;
       ``(B) nonpublic personal information, as that term is 
     defined in section 509 of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (15 
     U.S.C. 6809); and
       ``(C) codes, passwords, social security numbers, tax 
     identification numbers, State identifier numbers issued by a 
     State department of licensing, and other information used for 
     the purpose of account access or transaction initiation;
       ``(4) the term `financial information repository' means a 
     person engaged in the business of providing services to 
     consumers who have a credit, deposit, trust, stock, or other 
     financial services account or relationship with that person;
       ``(5) the term `identity theft' means an actual or 
     potential violation of section 1028 or any other similar 
     provision of Federal or State law;
       ``(6) the term `means of identification' has the same 
     meaning given the term in section 1028; and
       ``(7) the term `victim' means a consumer whose means of 
     identification or financial information has been used or 
     transferred (or has been alleged to have been used or 
     transferred) without the authority of that consumer with the 
     intent to commit, or to aid or abet, identity theft or any 
     other violation of law.
       ``(b) Information Available to Victims.--
       ``(1) In general.--A business entity that possesses 
     information relating to an alleged identity theft, or that 
     has entered into a commercial transaction, provided credit, 
     provided, for consideration, products, goods, or services, 
     accepted payment, or otherwise done business for 
     consideration with a person that has made unauthorized use of 
     the means of identification of the victim, shall, not later 
     than 20 days after the receipt of a written request by the 
     victim, meeting the requirements of subsection (c), and in 
     compliance with subsection (d), provide, without charge, a 
     copy of all application and business transaction information 
     related to the transaction being alleged as an identity theft 
     to--
       ``(A) the victim;
       ``(B) any Federal, State, or local governing law 
     enforcement agency or officer specified by the victim; or
       ``(C) any law enforcement agency investigating the identity 
     theft and authorized by the victim to take receipt of records 
     provided under this section.
       ``(2) Rule of construction.--
       ``(A) In general.--No provision of Federal or State law 
     prohibiting the disclosure of financial information by a 
     business entity to third parties shall be used to deny 
     disclosure of information to the victim under this section.
       ``(B) Limitation.--Except as provided in subparagraph (A), 
     nothing in this section requires a business entity to 
     disclose information that the business entity is otherwise 
     prohibited from disclosing under any other provision of 
     Federal or State law.
       ``(c) Verification of Identity and Claim.--Unless a 
     business entity, at its discretion, is otherwise able to 
     verify the identity of a victim making a request under 
     subsection (b)(1), the victim shall provide to the business 
     entity--
       ``(1) as proof of positive identification, at the election 
     of the business entity--
       ``(A) the presentation of a government-issued 
     identification card;
       ``(B) if providing proof by mail, a copy of a government-
     issued identification card;
       ``(C) personally identifying information of the same type 
     as was provided to the business entity by the unauthorized 
     person; or
       ``(D) personally identifying information that the business 
     entity typically requests from new applicants or for new 
     transactions at the time of the victim's request for 
     information; and
       ``(2) as proof of a claim of identity theft, at the 
     election of the business entity--
       ``(A) a copy of a police report evidencing the claim of the 
     victim of identity theft;
       ``(B) a copy of a standardized affidavit of identity theft 
     developed and made available by the Federal Trade Commission; 
     or
       ``(C) any affidavit of fact that is acceptable to the 
     business entity for that purpose.
       ``(d) Verification Standard.--Prior to releasing records 
     pursuant to subsection (b), a business entity shall take 
     reasonable steps to verify the identity of the victim 
     requesting such records.
       ``(e) Limitation on Liability.--No business entity may be 
     held liable for a disclosure, made in good faith and 
     reasonable judgment, to provide information under this 
     section with respect to an individual in connection with an 
     identity theft to other business entities, law enforcement 
     authorities, victims, or any person alleging to be a victim, 
     if--
       ``(1) the business entity complies with subsection (c); and
       ``(2) such disclosure was made--
       ``(A) for the purpose of detection, investigation, or 
     prosecution of identity theft; or
       ``(B) to assist a victim in recovery of fines, restitution, 
     rehabilitation of the credit of the victim, or such other 
     relief as may be appropriate.
       ``(f) Authority to Decline to Provide Information.--A 
     business entity may decline to provide information under 
     subsection (b) if, in the exercise of good faith and 
     reasonable judgment, the business entity believes that--
       ``(1) this section does not require disclosure of the 
     information;
       ``(2) the request for the information is based on a 
     misrepresentation of fact by the victim relevant to the 
     request for information; or
       ``(3) the information requested is Internet navigational 
     data or similar information about a person's visit to a 
     website or online service.
       ``(g) No New Recordkeeping Obligation.--Nothing in this 
     section creates an obligation on the part of a business 
     entity to obtain, retain, or maintain information or records 
     that are not otherwise required to be obtained, retained, or 
     maintained in the ordinary course of its business or under 
     other applicable law.
       ``(h) Enforcement.--
       ``(1) Civil actions.--
       ``(A) In general.--In any case in which the attorney 
     general of a State has reason to believe that an interest of 
     the residents of that State has been, or is threatened to be, 
     adversely affected by a violation of this section by any 
     business entity, the State, as parens patriae, may bring a 
     civil action on behalf of the residents of the State in a 
     district court of the United States of appropriate 
     jurisdiction to--
       ``(i) enjoin that practice;
       ``(ii) enforce compliance of this section;
       ``(iii) obtain damages--

       ``(I) in the sum of actual damages, restitution, and other 
     compensation on behalf of the residents of the State; and
       ``(II) punitive damages, if the violation is willful or 
     intentional; and

       ``(iv) obtain such other equitable relief as the court may 
     consider to be appropriate.
       ``(B) Notice.--Before bringing an action under subparagraph 
     (A), the attorney general of the State involved shall provide 
     to the Attorney General of the United States--
       ``(i) written notice of the action; and
       ``(ii) a copy of the complaint for the action.
       ``(C) Affirmative defense.--In any civil action brought to 
     enforce this section, it is an affirmative defense (which the 
     defendant must establish by a preponderance of the evidence) 
     for a business entity to file an affidavit or answer stating 
     that--
       ``(i) the business entity has made a reasonably diligent 
     search of its available business records; and
       ``(ii) the records requested under this section do not 
     exist or are not available.
       ``(D) No private right of action.--Nothing in this section 
     shall be construed to provide a private right of action or 
     claim for relief.
       ``(2) Intervention.--
       ``(A) In general.--On receiving notice of an action under 
     paragraph (1)(B), the Attorney General of the United States 
     shall have the right to intervene in that action.
       ``(B) Effect of intervention.--If the Attorney General of 
     the United States intervenes in an action under this 
     subsection, the Attorney General shall have the right to be 
     heard with respect to any matter that arises in that action.
       ``(C) Service of process.--Upon request of the Attorney 
     General of the United States, the attorney general of a State 
     that has filed an action under this subsection shall, 
     pursuant to Rule 4(d)(4) of the Federal Rules of Civil 
     Procedure, serve the Government with--
       ``(i) a copy of the complaint; and
       ``(ii) written disclosure of substantially all material 
     evidence and information in the

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     possession of the attorney general of the State.
       ``(3) Construction.--For purposes of bringing any civil 
     action under this subsection, nothing in this section shall 
     be construed to prevent an attorney general of a State from 
     exercising the powers conferred on such attorney general by 
     the laws of that State--
       ``(A) to conduct investigations;
       ``(B) to administer oaths or affirmations; or
       ``(C) to compel the attendance of witnesses or the 
     production of documentary and other evidence.
       ``(4) Actions by the attorney general of the united 
     states.--In any case in which an action is instituted by or 
     on behalf of the Attorney General of the United States for a 
     violation of this section, no State may, during the pendency 
     of that action, institute an action under this subsection 
     against any defendant named in the complaint in that action 
     for violation of that practice.
       ``(5) Venue; service of process.--
       ``(A) Venue.--Any action brought under this subsection may 
     be brought in the district court of the United States--
       ``(i) where the defendant resides;
       ``(ii) where the defendant is doing business; or
       ``(iii) that meets applicable requirements relating to 
     venue under section 1391 of title 28.
       ``(B) Service of process.--In an action brought under this 
     subsection, process may be served in any district in which 
     the defendant--
       ``(i) resides;
       ``(ii) is doing business; or
       ``(iii) may be found.''.
       (b) Clerical Amendment.--The table of sections at the 
     beginning of chapter 47 of title 18, United States Code, is 
     amended by inserting after the item relating to section 1028 
     the following new item:

``1028A. Treatment of identity theft mitigation.''.

     SEC. 773. AMENDMENTS TO THE FAIR CREDIT REPORTING ACT.

       (a) Consumer Reporting Agency Blocking of Information 
     Resulting From Identity Theft.--Section 611 of the Fair 
     Credit Reporting Act (15 U.S.C. 1681i) is amended by adding 
     at the end the following:
       ``(e) Block of Information Resulting From Identity Theft.--
       ``(1) Block.--Except as provided in paragraphs (4) and (5) 
     and not later than 30 days after the date of receipt of proof 
     of the identity of a consumer and an official copy of a 
     police report evidencing the claim of the consumer of 
     identity theft, a consumer reporting agency shall block the 
     reporting of any information identified by the consumer in 
     the file of the consumer resulting from the identity theft, 
     so that the information cannot be reported.
       ``(2) Reinvestigation.--A consumer reporting agency shall 
     reinvestigate any information that a consumer has requested 
     to be blocked under paragraph (1) in accordance with the 
     requirements of subsections (a) through (d).
       ``(3) Notification.--A consumer reporting agency shall, 
     within the time period specified in subsection (a)(2)(A)--
       ``(A) provide the furnisher of the information identified 
     by the consumer under paragraph (1) with the information 
     described in subsection (a)(2); and
       ``(B) notify the furnisher--
       ``(i) that the information may be a result of identity 
     theft;
       ``(ii) that a police report has been filed;
       ``(iii) that a block has been requested under this 
     subsection; and
       ``(iv) of the effective date of the block.
       ``(4) Authority to decline or rescind.--
       ``(A) In general.--A consumer reporting agency may at any 
     time decline to block, or may rescind any block, of consumer 
     information under this subsection if--
       ``(i) in the exercise of good faith and reasonable 
     judgment, the consumer reporting agency finds that--

       ``(I) the block was issued, or the request for a block was 
     made, based on a misrepresentation of fact by the consumer 
     relevant to the request to block; or
       ``(II) the consumer knowingly obtained possession of goods, 
     services, or moneys as a result of the blocked transaction or 
     transactions, or the consumer should have known that the 
     consumer obtained possession of goods, services, or moneys as 
     a result of the blocked transaction or transactions;

       ``(ii) the consumer agrees that the blocked information or 
     portions of the blocked information were blocked in error; or
       ``(iii) the consumer reporting agency determines--

       ``(I) that the consumer's dispute is frivolous or 
     irrelevant in accordance with subsection (a)(3); or
       ``(II) after completion of its reinvestigation under 
     subsection (a)(1), that the information disputed by the 
     consumer is accurate, complete, and verifiable in accordance 
     with subsection (a)(5).

       ``(B) Notification to consumer.--If the block of 
     information is declined or rescinded under this paragraph, 
     the affected consumer shall be notified, in the same manner 
     and within the same time period as consumers are notified of 
     the reinsertion of information under subsection (a)(5)(B).
       ``(C) Significance of block.--For purposes of this 
     paragraph, if a consumer reporting agency rescinds a block, 
     the presence of information in the file of a consumer prior 
     to the blocking of such information is not evidence of 
     whether the consumer knew or should have known that the 
     consumer obtained possession of any goods, services, or 
     monies as a result of the block.
       ``(5) Exceptions.--
       ``(A) Negative information data.--A consumer reporting 
     agency shall not be required to comply with this subsection 
     when such agency is issuing information for authorizations, 
     for the purpose of approving or processing negotiable 
     instruments, electronic funds transfers, or similar methods 
     of payment, based solely on negative information, including--
       ``(i) dishonored checks;
       ``(ii) accounts closed for cause;
       ``(iii) substantial overdrafts;
       ``(iv) abuse of automated teller machines; or
       ``(v) other information which indicates a risk of fraud 
     occurring.
       ``(B) Resellers.--The provisions of this subsection do not 
     apply to a consumer reporting agency if the consumer 
     reporting agency--
       ``(i) does not maintain a file on the consumer from which 
     consumer reports are produced;
       ``(ii) is not, at the time of the request of the consumer 
     under paragraph (1), otherwise furnishing or reselling a 
     consumer report concerning the information identified by the 
     consumer; and
       ``(iii) informs the consumer, by any means, that the 
     consumer may report the identity theft to the Federal Trade 
     Commission to obtain consumer information regarding identity 
     theft.''.
       (b) False Claims.--Section 1028 of title 18, United States 
     Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:
       ``(j) Any person who knowingly falsely claims to be a 
     victim of identity theft for the purpose of obtaining the 
     blocking of information by a consumer reporting agency under 
     section 611(e)(1) of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (15 U.S.C. 
     1681i(e)(1)) shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not 
     more than 3 years, or both.''.
       (c) Statute of Limitations.--Section 618 of the Fair Credit 
     Reporting Act (15 U.S.C. 1681p) is amended to read as 
     follows:

     ``SEC. 618. JURISDICTION OF COURTS; LIMITATION ON ACTIONS.

       ``(a) In General.--Except as provided in subsections (b) 
     and (c), an action to enforce any liability created under 
     this title may be brought in any appropriate United States 
     district court without regard to the amount in controversy, 
     or in any other court of competent jurisdiction, not later 
     than 2 years from the date of the defendant's violation of 
     any requirement under this title.
       ``(b) Willful Misrepresentation.--In any case in which the 
     defendant has materially and willfully misrepresented any 
     information required to be disclosed to an individual under 
     this title, and the information misrepresented is material to 
     the establishment of the liability of the defendant to that 
     individual under this title, an action to enforce a liability 
     created under this title may be brought at any time within 2 
     years after the date of discovery by the individual of the 
     misrepresentation.
       ``(c) Identity Theft.--An action to enforce a liability 
     created under this title may be brought not later than 4 
     years from the date of the defendant's violation if--
       ``(1) the plaintiff is the victim of an identity theft; or
       ``(2) the plaintiff--
       ``(A) has reasonable grounds to believe that the plaintiff 
     is the victim of an identity theft; and
       ``(B) has not materially and willfully misrepresented such 
     a claim.''.

     SEC. 774. COORDINATING COMMITTEE STUDY OF COORDINATION 
                   BETWEEN FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL AUTHORITIES 
                   IN ENFORCING IDENTITY THEFT LAWS.

       (a) Membership; Term.--Section 2 of the Internet False 
     Identification Prevention Act of 2000 (18 U.S.C. 1028 note) 
     is amended--
       (1) in subsection (b), by striking ``and the Commissioner 
     of Immigration and Naturalization'' and inserting ``the 
     Commissioner of Immigration and Naturalization, the Chairman 
     of the Federal Trade Commission, the Postmaster General, and 
     the Commissioner of the United States Customs Service,''; and
       (2) in subsection (c), by striking ``2 years after the 
     effective date of this Act.'' and inserting ``on December 28, 
     2004.''.
       (b) Consultation.--Section 2 of the Internet False 
     Identification Prevention Act of 2000 (18 U.S.C. 1028 note) 
     is amended--
       (1) by redesignating subsection (d) as subsection (e); and
       (2) by inserting after subsection (c) the following:
       ``(d) Consultation.--In discharging its duties, the 
     coordinating committee shall consult with interested parties, 
     including State and local law enforcement agencies, State 
     attorneys general, representatives of business entities (as 
     that term is defined in section 773 of the Identity Theft 
     Victims Assistance Act of 2002), including telecommunications 
     and utility companies, and organizations representing 
     consumers.''.
       (c) Report Distribution and Contents.--Section 2(e) of the 
     Internet False Identification Prevention Act of 2000 (18 
     U.S.C. 1028 note) (as redesignated by subsection (b)) is 
     amended--
       (1) by striking paragraph (1) and inserting the following:
       ``(1) In general.--The Attorney General and the Secretary 
     of the Treasury, at the end

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     of each year of the existence of the coordinating committee, 
     shall report on the activities of the coordinating committee 
     to--
       ``(A) the Committee on the Judiciary of the Senate;
       ``(B) the Committee on the Judiciary of the House of 
     Representatives;
       ``(C) the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs 
     of the Senate; and
       ``(D) the Committee on Financial Services of the House of 
     Representatives.'';
       (2) in subparagraph (E), by striking ``and'' at the end; 
     and
       (3) by striking subparagraph (F) and inserting the 
     following:
       ``(F) a comprehensive description of Federal assistance 
     provided to State and local law enforcement agencies to 
     address identity theft;
       ``(G) a comprehensive description of coordination 
     activities between Federal, State, and local law enforcement 
     agencies that address identity theft;
       ``(H) a comprehensive description of how the Federal 
     Government can best provide State and local law enforcement 
     agencies with timely and current information regarding 
     terrorists or terrorist activity where such information 
     specifically relates to identity theft; and
       ``(I) recommendations in the discretion of the President, 
     if any, for legislative or administrative changes that 
     would--
       ``(i) facilitate more effective investigation and 
     prosecution of cases involving--

       ``(I) identity theft; and
       ``(II) the creation and distribution of false 
     identification documents;

       ``(ii) improve the effectiveness of Federal assistance to 
     State and local law enforcement agencies and coordination 
     between Federal, State, and local law enforcement agencies; 
     and
       ``(iii) simplify efforts by a person necessary to rectify 
     the harm that results from the theft of the identity of such 
     person.''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 4758. Mr. HATCH submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to establish the Department of Homeland Security, and for other 
purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 98, strike line 13 and all that follows through 
     page 99, line 7, and insert the following:
       (4) Assistance in establishing department.--At the request 
     of the Under Secretary, the Department of Energy shall 
     provide for the temporary appointment or assignment of 
     employees of Department of Energy national laboratories or 
     sites to the Department for purposes of assisting in the 
     establishment or organization of the technical programs of 
     the Department through an agreement that includes provisions 
     for minimizing conflicts between work assignments of such 
     personnel.
       (k) Office of Technology Transfer and Standards.--
       (1) Establishment.--There is established within the 
     Directorate of Science and Technology the Office of 
     Technology Transfer and Standards (in this subsection 
     referred to as the ``OTTS'').
       (2) Assistant secretary.--
       (A) Appointment.--There shall be an Assistant Secretary for 
     Technology Transfer and Standards (in this subsection 
     referred to as the ``Assistant Secretary''), who shall report 
     to the Under Secretary for Science and Technology, and who 
     shall be appointed by the President, by and with the advice 
     and consent of the Senate.
       (B) Principal responsibility.--The principal responsibility 
     of the Assistant Secretary shall be to effectively and 
     efficiently manage technology transfer and standards 
     development and utilization within the Department.
       (3) Other responsibilities of the assistant secretary.--The 
     Assistant Secretary shall--
       (A) encourage and coordinate the use of cooperative 
     research and development agreements or other partnerships 
     authorized by law within all Directorates of the Department, 
     including--
       (i) all cooperative research and development agreements 
     under section 11 of the Stevenson-Wydler Technology 
     Innovation Act of 1980 (15 U.S.C. 3710);
       (ii) the licensing of intellectual property in accordance 
     with Federal law; and
       (iii) all licensing agreements with nongovernmental 
     organizations;
       (B) establish the criteria, and make recommendations to the 
     Under Secretary of Science and Technology, regarding the 
     licensing or transfer of intellectual property to 
     nongovernmental organizations;
       (C) coordinate, in consultation with the Chief Information 
     Officer, all standards utilized by the Department in the 
     development of technology for homeland security, including--
       (i) participation in standards development organizations 
     within and outside of the Federal Government;
       (ii) coordination of all efforts within the Department to 
     ensure expeditious implementation and consistency of 
     standards within and outside of the Department; and
       (D) promulgate regulations and procedures necessary to 
     accomplish the duties of the OTTS.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 4759. Mr. HATCH submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill H.R. 5005, to establish the Department of Homeland 
Security, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the 
table; as follows:

       On page 103, between lines 12 and 13, insert the following:
       (n) University-Based Centers for Technology Research and 
     Development.--
       (1) In general.--The Secretary, acting through the Under 
     Secretary for Science and Technology, shall administer 
     research, development, demonstration, testing, and evaluation 
     programs to--
       (A) ensure that colleges, universities, private research 
     institutes, and companies (and consortia thereof) from as 
     many areas of the United States as practicable participate; 
     and
       (B) distribute funds through grants, cooperative 
     agreements, and contracts consistent with the policies and 
     methods in this Act.
       (2) Establishment.--The Secretary, acting through the Under 
     Secretary for Science and Technology, shall establish, within 
     1 year of the date of enactment of this Act, a university-
     based center or centers for homeland security.
       (3) Purpose.--The purpose of the center or centers 
     established pursuant to paragraph (2) shall be to create a 
     coordinated, university-based system to enhance the Nation's 
     homeland security.
       (4) Selection criteria.--In selecting colleges or 
     universities as centers for homeland security, the Secretary 
     shall consider each institution's--
       (i) demonstrated expertise in the training of first 
     responders;
       (ii) demonstrated expertise in responding to incidents 
     involving weapons of mass destruction and biological warfare;
       (iii) demonstrated expertise in emergency medical services;
       (iv) demonstrated expertise in chemical, biological, 
     radiological, and nuclear countermeasures;
       (v) strong affiliations with animal and plant diagnostic 
     laboratories;
       (vi) demonstrated expertise in food safety;
       (vii) affiliation with Department of Agriculture 
     laboratories or training centers;
       (viii) demonstrated expertise in water and wastewater 
     operations;
       (ix) demonstrated expertise in port and waterway security;
       (x) demonstrated expertise in multi-modal transportation;
       (xi) nationally recognized programs in information 
     security;
       (xii) nationally recognized programs in engineering;
       (xiii) demonstrated expertise in educational outreach and 
     technical assistance;
       (xiv) demonstrated expertise in border transportation and 
     security; and
       (xv) demonstrated expertise in interdisciplinary public 
     policy research and communication outreach regarding science, 
     technology, and public policy.
       (5) Discretion of the secretary.--The Secretary shall have 
     the discretion to--
       (A) determine the number of centers for homeland security 
     that will be established; and
       (B) consider additional criteria as necessary to meet the 
     evolving needs of homeland security.
       (6) Report.--The Secretary shall report to Congress 
     concerning the implementation of this subsection, as 
     necessary.
       (7) Authorization of appropriations.--There are authorized 
     to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary to carry out 
     this subsection.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 4760. Mr. HATCH submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill H.R. 5005, to establish the Department of Homeland 
Security, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the 
table; as follows:

       On page 217, line 6, insert ``(other than the proviso in 
     section 103(a)(1) of the Immigration and Nationality Act)'' 
     after ``appears''.
       On page 226, strike lines 19 and 20.
       On page 226, line 21, strike ``(C)'' and insert ``(B)''.
       On page 226, line 23, strike ``(D)'' and insert ``(C)''.
       On page 243, line 10, strike ``All functions'' and insert 
     ``Except as provided in title XIII, or any amendment made by 
     that title, all functions''.
       Beginning on page 252, strike line 22 and all that follows 
     through line 5 on page 253.
       Beginning on page 304, strike line 1 and all that follows 
     through line 15 on page 312 and insert the following:

          TITLE XIII--EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR IMMIGRATION REVIEW

     SEC. 1301. LEGAL STATUS OF EOIR.

       (a) Existence of EOIR.--There is in the Department of 
     Justice the Executive Office for Immigration Review, which 
     shall be subject to the direction and regulation of the 
     Attorney General under section 103(g) of the Immigration and 
     Nationality Act, as added by section 1302.

     SEC. 1302. AUTHORITIES OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL.

       Section 103 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 
     U.S.C. 1103) as amended by this Act, is further amended by--
       (1) amending the heading to read as follows:


  ``powers and duties of the secretary, the under secretary, and the 
                          attorney general'';

       (2) in subsection (a)--
       (A) by inserting ``Attorney General,'' after 
     ``President,''; and
       (B) by redesignating paragraphs (8), (9), (8) (as added by 
     section 372 of Public Law 104-

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     208), and (9) (as added by section 372 of Public Law 104-208) 
     as paragraphs (8), (9), (10), and (11), respectively; and
       (3) by adding at the end the following new subsection:
       ``(g) Attorney General.--
       ``(1) In general.--The Attorney General shall have such 
     authorities and functions under this Act as may be necessary 
     to carry out the authorities and functions of immigration 
     judges, administrative law judges, and to carry out such 
     immigration appellate review functions as may be necessary, 
     under this Act through the Executive Office of Immigration 
     Review of the Department of Justice.
       ``(2) Powers.--The Attorney General shall establish such 
     regulations, prescribe such forms of bond, reports, entries, 
     and other papers, issue such instructions, review such 
     administrative determinations in immigration proceedings, 
     delegate such authority, and perform such other acts as the 
     Attorney General determines to be necessary for carrying out 
     this section.''.

     SEC. 1303. STATUTORY CONSTRUCTION.

       Nothing in this Act, any amendment made by this Act, or in 
     section 103 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, as 
     amended by section 1302, shall be construed to limit judicial 
     deference to regulations, adjudications, interpretations, 
     orders, decisions, judgments, or any other actions of the 
     Secretary of Homeland Security or the Attorney General.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 4761. Mr. HATCH submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill H.R. 5005, to establish the Department of Homeland 
Security, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the 
table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle D of title I of division A, add the 
     following:

     SEC. 172. ADMINISTRATIVE SUBPOENAS FOR TERRORISM 
                   INVESTIGATIONS.

       Section 3486(a)(1)(A)(i)(I) of title 18, United States 
     Code, is amended--
       (1) by striking ``; or (II)'' and inserting ``, (II)''; and
       (2) by inserting ``or (III) any investigation under chapter 
     113B,'' after ``children,''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 4762. Mr. HATCH submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill H.R. 5005, to establish the Department of Homeland 
Security, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the 
table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle D of title I of division A, add the 
     following:

     SEC. 172. ADMINISTRATIVE SUBPOENAS TO APPREHEND FUGITIVES.

       (a) In General.--Chapter 49 of title 18, United States 
     Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

     ``Sec. 1075. Administrative subpoenas to apprehend fugitives

       ``(a) Definitions.--In this section:
       ``(1) Fugitive.--The term `fugitive' means a person who--
       ``(A) having been accused by complaint, information, or 
     indictment under Federal law or having been convicted of 
     committing a felony under Federal law, flees or attempts to 
     flee from or evades or attempts to evade the jurisdiction of 
     the court with jurisdiction over the felony;
       ``(B) having been accused by complaint, information, or 
     indictment under State law or having been convicted of 
     committing a felony under State law, flees or attempts to 
     flee from, or evades or attempts to evade, the jurisdiction 
     of the court with jurisdiction over the felony;
       ``(C) escapes from lawful Federal or State custody after 
     having been accused by complaint, information, or indictment 
     or having been convicted of committing a felony under Federal 
     or State law; or
       ``(D) is in violation of subparagraph (2) or (3) of the 
     first undesignated paragraph of section 1073.
       ``(2) Investigation.--The term `investigation' means, with 
     respect to a State fugitive described in subparagraph (B) or 
     (C) of paragraph (1), an investigation in which there is 
     reason to believe that the fugitive fled from or evaded, or 
     attempted to flee from or evade, the jurisdiction of the 
     court, or escaped from custody, in or affecting, or using any 
     facility of, interstate or foreign commerce, or as to whom an 
     appropriate law enforcement officer or official of a State or 
     political subdivision has requested the Attorney General to 
     assist in the investigation, and the Attorney General finds 
     that the particular circumstances of the request give rise to 
     a Federal interest sufficient for the exercise of Federal 
     jurisdiction pursuant to section 1075.
       ``(b) Subpoenas and Witnesses.--
       ``(1) Subpoenas.--In any investigation with respect to the 
     apprehension of a fugitive, the Attorney General may subpoena 
     witnesses for the purpose of the production of any records 
     (including books, papers, documents, electronic data, and 
     other tangible and intangible items that constitute or 
     contain evidence) that the Attorney General finds, based on 
     articulable facts, are relevant to discerning the whereabouts 
     of the fugitive. A subpoena under this subsection shall 
     describe the records or items required to be produced and 
     prescribe a return date within a reasonable period of time 
     within which the records or items can be assembled and made 
     available.
       ``(2) Witnesses.--The attendance of witnesses and the 
     production of records may be required from any place in any 
     State or other place subject to the jurisdiction of the 
     United States at any designated place where the witness was 
     served with a subpoena, except that a witness shall not be 
     required to appear more than 500 miles distant from the place 
     where the witness was served. Witnesses summoned under this 
     section shall be paid the same fees and mileage that are paid 
     witnesses in the courts of the United States.
       ``(c) Service.--
       ``(1) Agent.--A subpoena issued under this section may be 
     served by any person designated in the subpoena as the agent 
     of service.
       ``(2) Natural person.--Service upon a natural person may be 
     made by personal delivery of the subpoena to that person or 
     by certified mail with return receipt requested.
       ``(3) Corporation.--Service may be made upon a domestic or 
     foreign corporation or upon a partnership or other 
     unincorporated association that is subject to suit under a 
     common name, by delivering the subpoena to an officer, to a 
     managing or general agent, or to any other agent authorized 
     by appointment or by law to receive service of process.
       ``(4) Affidavit.--The affidavit of the person serving the 
     subpoena entered on a true copy thereof by the person serving 
     it shall be proof of service.
       ``(d) Contumacy or Refusal.--
       ``(1) In general.--In the case of the contumacy by or 
     refusal to obey a subpoena issued to any person, the Attorney 
     General may invoke the aid of any court of the United States 
     within the jurisdiction of which the investigation is carried 
     on or of which the subpoenaed person is an inhabitant, or in 
     which he carries on business or may be found, to compel 
     compliance with the subpoena. The court may issue an order 
     requiring the subpoenaed person to appear before the Attorney 
     General to produce records if so ordered.
       ``(2) Contempt.--Any failure to obey the order of the court 
     may be punishable by the court as contempt thereof.
       ``(3) Process.--All process in any case to enforce an order 
     under this subsection may be served in any judicial district 
     in which the person may be found.
       ``(4) Rights of subpoena recipient.--Not later than 20 days 
     after the date of service of an administrative subpoena under 
     this section upon any person, or at any time before the 
     return date specified in the subpoena, whichever period is 
     shorter, such person may file, in the district within which 
     such person resides, is found, or transacts business, a 
     petition to modify or quash such subpoena on grounds that--
       ``(A) the terms of the subpoena are unreasonable or 
     oppressive;
       ``(B) the subpoena fails to meet the requirements of this 
     section; or
       ``(C) the subpoena violates the constitutional rights or 
     any other legal rights or privilege of the subpoenaed party.
       ``(e) Guidelines.--
       ``(1) In general.--The Attorney General shall issue 
     guidelines governing the issuance of administrative subpoenas 
     pursuant to this section.
       ``(2) Review.--The guidelines required by this subsection 
     shall mandate that administrative subpoenas may be issued 
     only after review and approval of senior supervisory 
     personnel within the respective investigative agency or 
     component of the Department of Justice and of the United 
     States Attorney for the judicial district in which the 
     administrative subpoena shall be served.
       ``(f) Nondisclosure Requirements.--
       ``(1) In general.--Except as otherwise provided by law, the 
     Attorney General may apply to a court for an order requiring 
     the party to whom an administrative subpoena is directed to 
     refrain from notifying any other party of the existence of 
     the subpoena or court order for such period as the court 
     deems appropriate.
       ``(2) Order.--The court shall enter such order if it 
     determines that there is reason to believe that notification 
     of the existence of the administrative subpoena will result 
     in--
       ``(A) endangering the life or physical safety of an 
     individual;
       ``(B) flight from prosecution;
       ``(C) destruction of or tampering with evidence;
       ``(D) intimidation of potential witnesses; or
       ``(E) otherwise seriously jeopardizing an investigation or 
     undue delay of a trial.
       ``(g) Immunity From Civil Liability.--Any person, including 
     officers, agents, and employees, who in good faith produce 
     the records or items requested in a subpoena shall not be 
     liable in any court of any State or the United States to any 
     customer or other person for such production or for 
     nondisclosure of that production to the customer, in 
     compliance with the terms of a court order for 
     nondisclosure.''.
       (b) Technical and Conforming Amendment.--The analysis for 
     chapter 49 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by 
     adding at the end the following:

``1075. Administrative subpoenas to apprehend fugitives.''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 4763. Mr. KENNEDY submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
to amendment SA 4738 proposed by Mr. Gramm (for himself, Mr. Miller, 
Mr. McConnell, Mr. Thompson, Mr. Stevens, Mr. Hagel, Mr. Hutchinson, 
and Mr. Bunning) to the amendment SA 4471 proposed by Mr. Lieberman to 
the bill H.R. 5005, to establish the Department of Homeland Security, 
and for

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other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

         Insert after section 312, the following:

     SEC. 313. PROTECTIONS FOR HUMAN RESEARCH SUBJECTS.

       The Secretary shall ensure that all research conducted or 
     supported by the Department complies with the protections for 
     human research subjects, as described in part 46 of title 45, 
     Code of Federal Regulations, or in equivalent regulations as 
     promulgated by the Secretary.

                                 ______
                                 
  SA 4764. Mr. KENNEDY submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
to amendment SA 4738 proposed by Mr. Gramm (for himself, Mr. Miller, 
Mr. McConnell, Mr. Thompson, Mr. Stevens, Mr. Hagel, Mr. Hutchinson, 
and Mr. Bunning) to the amendment SA 4471 proposed by Mr. Lieberman to 
the bill H.R. 5005, to establish the Department of Homeland Security, 
and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as 
follows:

       Strike sections 304 and 305 and insert the following:

     SEC. 304. RESEARCH PROJECTS.

       With respect to civilian human health-related research and 
     development activities relating to countermeasures for 
     chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear and other 
     emerging terrorist threats carried out by the Department of 
     Health and Human Services (including the Public Health 
     Service), the Secretary of Health and Human Services shall 
     set priorities, goals, objectives, and policies and develop a 
     coordinated strategy for such activities in collaboration 
     with the Secretary to ensure consistency with the national 
     policies and strategic plans for such activities.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 4765. Mr. KENNEDY submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
to amendment SA 4738 proposed by Mr. Gramm (for himself, Mr. Miller, 
Mr. McConnell, Mr. Thompson, Mr. Stevens, Mr. Hagel, Mr. Hutchinson, 
and Mr. Bunning) to the amendment SA 4471 proposed by Mr. Lieberman to 
the bill H.R. 5005, to establish the Department of Homeland Security, 
and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as 
follows:

       In section 503, strike paragraph (6) and insert the 
     following:
       (b) Strategic National Stockpile and Smallpox Vaccine 
     Development.--
       (1) In general.--Section 121 of the Public Health Security 
     and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002 
     (Public Law 107-188; 42 U.S.C. 300hh-12) is amended--
       (A) in subsection (a)(1)--
       (i) by striking ``Secretary of Health and Human Services'' 
     and inserting ``Secretary of Homeland Security'';
       (ii) by inserting ``the Secretary of Health and Human 
     Services and'' between ``in coordination with'' and ``the 
     Secretary of Veterans Affairs''; and
       (iii) by inserting ``of Health and Human Services'' after 
     ``as are determined by the Secretary''; and
       (B) in subsections (a)(2) and (b), by inserting ``of Health 
     and Human Services'' after ``Secretary'' each place it 
     appears.
       (2) Effective date.--The amendments made by this subsection 
     shall take effect on the date of transfer of the Strategic 
     National Stockpile of the Department of Health and Human 
     Services to the Department.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 4766. Mr. McCAIN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed to 
amendment SA 4738 proposed by Mr. Gramm (for himself, Mr. Miller, Mr. 
McConnell, Mr. Thompson, Mr. Stevens, Mr. Hagel, Mr. Hutchinson, and 
Mr. Bunning) to the amendment SA 4471 proposed by Mr. Lieberman to the 
bill H.R. 5005, to establish the Department of Homeland Security, and 
for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of title III, insert the following:

     SEC.   . ESTABLISHMENT OF ENTITY TO INVEST IN NEW 
                   TECHNOLOGIES.

       The Secretary may provide financial support, to a 
     nonprofit, nongovernment enterprise established by the 
     Secretary for the purpose of identifying and investment mew 
     technology that show promise for homeland security 
     applications.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 4767. Mr. GRASSLEY (for himself, Mr. Levin, and Mr. Akaka) 
submitted an amendment intended to be proposed to amendment SA 4738 
proposed by Mr. Gramm (for himself, Mr. Miller, Mr. McConnell, Mr. 
Thompson, Mr. Stevens, Mr. Hagel, Mr. Hutchinson, and Mr. Bunning) to 
the amendment SA 4471 proposed by Mr. Lieberman to the bill H.R. 5005, 
to establish the Department of Homeland Security, and for other 
purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 98, strike lines 3 and 4, and insert the following:
       ``(B)(i) any provision of section 2302, relating to 
     prohibited personnel practices; or
       ``(ii) any provision of law implementing any provision of 
     law referred to in paragraphs (8) and (9) of section 
     2302(b);''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 4768. Mr. GRASSLEY submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
to amendment SA 4738 proposed by Mr. Gramm (for himself, Mr. Miller, 
Mr. McConnell, Mr. Thompson, Mr. Stevens, Mr. Hagel, Mr. Hutchinson, 
and Mr. Bunning) to the amendment SA 4471 proposed by Mr. Lieberman to 
the bill H.R. 5005, to establish the Department of Homeland Security, 
and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as 
follows:

       On page 89, strike line 20 and all that follows through 
     page 90, line 2, and insert the following:
       (c) Notification Required.--If the Secretary exercises any 
     power under subsection (a) or (b), the Secretary shall notify 
     the Inspector General of the Department in writing stating 
     the reasons for such exercise. Within 30 days after receipt 
     of any such notice, the Inspector General shall transmit to 
     the President of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of 
     Representatives, and appropriate committees and subcommittees 
     of Congress, a copy of such notice and a written response to 
     such notice that includes--
       (1) a statement as to whether the Inspector General agrees 
     or disagrees with such exercise; and
       (2) the reasons for any disagreement.
       (d) Access to Information by Congress.--The exercise of 
     authority by the Secretary described in subsection (b) should 
     not be construed as limiting the right of Congress or any 
     committee of Congress to access any information that Congress 
     or the committee seeks.
       (e) Oversight Responsibility.--The Inspector General Act of 
     1978 (5 U.S.C. App.) is amended by inserting after section 8I 
     the following:


  ``special provisions concerning the department of homeland security

       ``Sec. 8J. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, in 
     carrying out the duties and responsibilities specified in 
     this Act, the Inspector General of the Department of Homeland 
     Security shall have oversight responsibility for the internal 
     investigations performed by the Office of Internal Affairs of 
     the United States Customs Service and the Office of 
     Inspections of the United States Secret Service. The head of 
     each such office shall promptly report to the Inspector 
     General the significant activities being carried out by such 
     office.''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 4769. Mr. ENZI submitted an amendment intended to be proposed to 
amendment SA 4738 proposed by Mr. Gramm (for himself, Mr. Miller, Mr. 
McConnell, Mr. Thompson, Mr. Stevens, Mr. Hagel, Mr. Hutchinson, and 
Mr. Bunning) to the amendment SA 4471 proposed by Mr. Lieberman to the 
bill H.R. 5005, to establish the Department of Homeland Security, and 
for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 24, after paragraph (19), insert the following:
       (20) Developing and implementing a system of Interagency 
     Homeland Security Fusion Centers, including regional centers, 
     which shall--
       (A) be responsible for coordinating the interagency fusion 
     of tactical homeland security intelligence;
       (B) facilitate information sharing between all of the 
     participating agencies;
       (C) provide intelligence cueing to the appropriate agencies 
     concerning threats to the homeland security of the United 
     States;
       (D) be composed of individuals designated by the Secretary, 
     and may include representatives of--
       (i) the agencies described in clauses (i) and (ii) of 
     subsection (a)(1)(B);
       (ii) agencies within the Department;
       (iii) any other Federal, State, or local agency the 
     Secretary deems necessary; and
       (iv) representatives of such foreign governments as the 
     President may direct;
       (E) be established in an appropriate number to adequately 
     accomplish their mission;
       (F) operate in conjunction with or in place of other 
     intelligence or fusion centers currently in existence; and
       (G) have an implementation plan submitted to Congress no 
     later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this Act.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 4770. Mr. ENZI submitted an amendment intended to be proposed to 
amendment SA 4738 proposed by Mr. Gramm (for himself, Mr. Miller, Mr. 
McConnell, Mr. Thompson, Mr. Stevens, Mr. Hagel, Mr. Hutchinson, and 
Mr. Bunning) to the amendment SA 4471 proposed by Mr. Lieberman to the 
bill H.R. 5005, to establish the Department of Homeland Security, and 
for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

     SEC. ----. REPORT ON ACCELERATING THE INTEGRATED DEEPWATER 
                   SYSTEM.

       No later than 90 days after the date of enactment of this 
     Act, the Secretary, in consultation with the Commandant of 
     the Coast Guard shall submit a report to the Committee on 
     Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate, and the 
     Committees on Appropriations of the Senate and the House of 
     Representatives that--
       (1) analyzes the feasibility of accelerating the rate of 
     procurement in the Coast Guard's

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     Integrated Deepwater System for 20 years to 10 years;
       (2) includes an estimate of additional resources required;
       (3) describes the resulting increased capabilities;
       (4) outlines any increases in the Coast Guard's homeland 
     security readiness;
       (5) describes any increases in operational efficiencies; 
     and
       (6) provides a revised asset phase-in time line.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 4771. Mr. ENZI submitted an amendment intended to be proposed to 
amendment SA 4738 proposed by Mr. Gramm (for himself, Mr. Miller, Mr. 
McConnell, Mr. Thompson, Mr. Stevens, Mr. Hagel, Mr. Hutchinson, and 
Mr. Bunning) to the amendment SA 4471 proposed by Mr. Lieberman to the 
bill H.R. 5005, to establish the Department of Homeland Security, and 
for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place, insert:

     SEC.   . REQUIREMENT TO BUY CERTAIN ARTICLES FROM AMERICAN 
                   SOURCES.

       (a) Requirement.--Except as provided in subsections (c) 
     through (g), funds appropriated or otherwise available to the 
     Department of Homeland Security may not be used for the 
     procurement of an item described in subsection (b) if the 
     item is not grown, reprocessed, reused, or produced in the 
     United States.
       (b) Covered Items.--An item referred to in subsection (a) 
     is any of the following:
       (1) An article or item of--
       (A) food;
       (B) clothing;
       (C) tents, tarpaulins, or covers;
       (D) cotton and other natural fiber products, woven silk or 
     woven silk blends, spun silk yarn for cartridge cloth, 
     synthetic fabric or coated synthetic fabric (including all 
     textile fibers and yarns that are for use in such fabrics), 
     canvas products, or wool (whether in the form of fiber or 
     yarn or contained in fabrics, materials, or manufactured 
     articles); or
       (E) any item of individual equipment manufactured from or 
     containing such fibers, yarns, fabrics, or materials.
       (2) Specialty metals, including stainless steel flatware.
       (3) Hand or measuring tools.
       (c) Availability Exception.--Subsection (a) does not apply 
     to the extent that the Secretary of Homeland Security 
     determines that satisfactory quality and sufficient quantity 
     of any such article or item described in subsection (b)(1) or 
     specialty metals (including stainless steel flatware) grown, 
     reprocessed, reused, or produced in the United States cannot 
     be procured as and when needed at United States market 
     prices.
       (d) Exception for Certain Procurements Outside the United 
     States.--Subsection (a) does not apply to the following:
       (1) Procurements outside the United States in support of 
     combat operations.
       (2) Procurements by vessels in foreign waters.
       (3) Emergency procurements or procurements of perishable 
     foods by an establishment located outside the United States 
     for the personnel attached to such establishment.
       (e) Exception for Specialty Metals and Chemical Warfare 
     Protective Clothing.--Subsection (a) does not preclude the 
     procurement of specialty metals or chemical warfare 
     protective clothing produced outside the United States if--
       (1) such procurement is necessary--
       (A) to comply with agreements with foreign governments 
     requiring the United States to purchase supplies from foreign 
     sources for the purposes of offsetting sales made by the 
     United States Government or United States firms under 
     approved programs serving defense requirements; or
       (B) in furtherance of agreements with foreign governments 
     in which both such governments agree to remove barriers to 
     purchases of supplies produced in the other country or 
     services performed by sources of the other country; and
       (2) any such agreement with a foreign government complies, 
     where applicable, with the requirements of section 36 of the 
     Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2776) and with section 
     2457 of title 10, United States Code.
       (f) Exception for Certain Foods.--Subsection (a) does not 
     preclude the procurement of foods manufactured or processed 
     in the United States.
       (g) Exception for Small Purchases.--Subsection (a) does not 
     apply to purchases for amounts not greater than the 
     simplified acquisition threshold (as defined in section 4(11) 
     of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy Act (41 U.S.C. 
     403(11))).
       (h) Applicability to Contracts and Subcontracts for 
     Procurement of Commercial Items.--This section is applicable 
     to contracts and subcontracts for the procurement of 
     commercial items notwithstanding section 34 of the Office of 
     Federal Procurement Policy Act (41 U.S.C. 430).
       (i) Geographic Coverage.--In this section, the term 
     ``United States'' includes the possessions of the United 
     States.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 4772. Mr. DURBIN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill H.R. 5005, to establish the Department of Homeland 
Security, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the 
table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

     SEC. ____. REVIEW OF FOOD SAFETY.

       (a) Review of Food Safety Laws and Food Safety 
     Organizational Structure.--The Secretary shall enter into an 
     agreement with and provide funding to the National Academy of 
     Sciences to conduct a detailed, comprehensive study which 
     shall--
       (1) review all Federal statutes and regulations affecting 
     the safety and security of the food supply to determine the 
     effectiveness of the statutes and regulations at protecting 
     the food supply from deliberate contamination; and
       (2) review the organizational structure of Federal food 
     safety oversight to determine the efficiency and 
     effectiveness of the organizational structure at protecting 
     the food supply from deliberate contamination.
       (b) Report.--
       (1) In general.--Not later than 1 year after the date of 
     enactment of this Act, the National Academy of Sciences shall 
     prepare and submit to the President, the Secretary, and 
     Congress a comprehensive report containing--
       (A) the findings and conclusions derived from the reviews 
     conducted under subsection (a); and
       (B) specific recommendations for improving--
       (i) the effectiveness and efficiency of Federal food safety 
     and security statutes and regulations; and
       (ii) the organizational structure of Federal food safety 
     oversight.
       (2) Contents.--In conjunction with the recommendations 
     under paragraph (1), the report under paragraph (1) shall 
     address--
       (A) the effectiveness with which Federal food safety 
     statutes and regulations protect public health and ensure the 
     food supply remains free from contamination;
       (B) the shortfalls, redundancies, and inconsistencies in 
     Federal food safety statutes and regulations;
       (C) the application of resources among Federal food safety 
     oversight agencies;
       (D) the effectiveness and efficiency of the organizational 
     structure of Federal food safety oversight;
       (E) the shortfalls, redundancies, and inconsistencies of 
     the organizational structure of Federal food safety 
     oversight; and
       (F) the merits of a unified, central organizational 
     structure of Federal food safety oversight.
       (c) Response of the Secretary.--Not later than 90 days 
     after the date on which the report under this section is 
     submitted to the Secretary, the Secretary shall provide to 
     the President and Congress the response of the Department to 
     the recommendations of the report and recommendations of the 
     Department to further protect the food supply from 
     contamination.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 4773. Mr. DURBIN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill H.R. 5005, to establish the Department of Homeland 
Security, and for other purposes; which was ordered to be lie on the 
table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

     SEC. ____. INTEROPERABILITY OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS.

       (a) Definition.--In this section, the term ``enterprise 
     architecture''--
       (1) means--
       (A) a strategic information asset base, which defines the 
     mission;
       (B) the information necessary to perform the mission;
       (C) the technologies necessary to perform the mission; and
       (D) the transitional processes for implementing new 
     technologies in response to changing mission needs; and
       (2) includes--
       (A) a baseline architecture;
       (B) a target architecture; and
       (C) a sequencing plan.
       (b) Responsibilities of the Secretary.--The Secretary 
     shall--
       (1) endeavor to make the information technology systems of 
     the Department, including communications systems, effective, 
     efficient, secure, and appropriately interoperable;
       (2) in furtherance of paragraph (1), oversee and ensure the 
     development and implementation of an enterprise architecture 
     for Department-wide information technology, with timetables 
     for implementation;
       (3) as the Secretary considers necessary, to oversee and 
     ensure the development and implementation of updated versions 
     of the enterprise architecture under paragraph (2); and
       (4) report to Congress on the development and 
     implementation of the enterprise architecture under paragraph 
     (2) in--
       (A) each implementation progress report required under this 
     Act; and
       (B) each biennial report required under this Act.
       (c) Responsibilities of the Director of the Office of 
     Management and Budget.--
       (1) In general.--The Director of the Office of Management 
     and Budget, in consultation with the Secretary and affected 
     entities, shall develop--
       (A) a comprehensive enterprise architecture for information 
     systems, including communications systems, to achieve 
     interoperability between and among information systems of 
     agencies with responsibility for homeland security; and

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       (B) a plan to achieve interoperability between and among 
     information systems, including communications systems, of 
     agencies with responsibility for homeland security and those 
     of State and local agencies with responsibility for homeland 
     security.
       (2) Timetables.--The Director of the Office of Management 
     and Budget, in consultation with the Secretary and affected 
     entities, shall establish timetables for development and 
     implementation of the enterprise architecture and plan under 
     paragraph (1).
       (3) Implementation.--The Director of the Office of 
     Management and Budget, in consultation with the Secretary and 
     acting under the responsibilities of the Director under law 
     (including the Clinger-Cohen Act of 1996), shall--
       (A) ensure the implementation of the enterprise 
     architecture developed under paragraph (1)(A); and
       (B) coordinate, oversee, and evaluate the management and 
     acquisition of information technology by agencies with 
     responsibility for homeland security to ensure 
     interoperability consistent with the enterprise architecture 
     developed under subsection (1)(A).
       (4) Updated versions.--The Director of the Office of 
     Management and Budget, in consultation with the Secretary, 
     shall oversee and ensure the development of updated versions 
     of the enterprise architecture and plan developed under 
     paragraph (1), as necessary.
       (5) Report.--The Director of the Office of Management and 
     Budget, in consultation with the Secretary, shall annually 
     report to Congress on the development and implementation of 
     the enterprise architecture and plan under paragraph (1).
       (6) Consultation.--The Director of the Office of Management 
     and Budget shall consult with information systems management 
     experts in the public and private sectors, in the development 
     and implementation of the enterprise architecture and plan 
     under paragraph (1).
       (7) Principal officer.--The Director of the Office of 
     Management and Budget shall designate, with the approval of 
     the President, a principal officer in the Office of 
     Management and Budget, whose primary responsibility shall be 
     to carry out the duties of the Director under this 
     subsection.
       (d) Agency Cooperation.--The head of each agency with 
     responsibility for homeland security shall fully cooperate 
     with the Director of the Office of Management and Budget in 
     the development of a comprehensive enterprise architecture 
     for information systems and in the management and acquisition 
     of information technology consistent with the comprehensive 
     enterprise architecture developed under subsection (c).
       (e) Content.--The enterprise architecture developed under 
     subsection (c), and the information systems managed and 
     acquired under the enterprise architecture, shall possess the 
     characteristics of--
       (1) rapid deployment;
       (2) a highly secure environment, providing data access only 
     to authorized users; and
       (3) the capability for continuous system upgrades to 
     benefit from advances in technology while preserving the 
     integrity of stored data.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 4774. Mr. DURBIN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill H.R. 5005, to establish the Department of Homeland 
Security, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the 
table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

       Subtitle ____--National Emergency Preparedness Enhancement

     SEC. ____1. SHORT TITLE.

       This subtitle may be cited as the ``National Emergency 
     Preparedness Enhancement Act of 2002''.

     SEC. ____2. PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION AND EDUCATION.

       (a) Establishment of Clearinghouse.--There is established 
     in the Department a National Clearinghouse on Emergency 
     Preparedness (referred to in this section as the 
     ``Clearinghouse''). The Clearinghouse shall be headed by a 
     Director.
       (b) Consultation.--The Clearinghouse shall consult with 
     such heads of agencies, such task forces appointed by Federal 
     officers or employees, and such representatives of the 
     private sector, as appropriate, to collect information on 
     emergency preparedness, including information relevant to the 
     Strategy.
       (c) Duties.--
       (1) Dissemination of information.--The Clearinghouse shall 
     ensure efficient dissemination of accurate emergency 
     preparedness information.
       (2) Center.--The Clearinghouse shall establish a one-stop 
     center for emergency preparedness information, which shall 
     include a website, with links to other relevant Federal 
     websites, a telephone number, and staff, through which 
     information shall be made available on--
       (A) ways in which States, political subdivisions, and 
     private entities can access Federal grants;
       (B) emergency preparedness education and awareness tools 
     that businesses, schools, and the general public can use; and
       (C) other information as appropriate.
       (3) Public awareness campaign.--The Clearinghouse shall 
     develop a public awareness campaign. The campaign shall be 
     ongoing, and shall include an annual theme to be implemented 
     during the National Emergency Preparedness Week established 
     under section ____4. The Clearinghouse shall work with heads 
     of agencies to coordinate public service announcements and 
     other information-sharing tools utilizing a wide range of 
     media.
       (4) Best practices information.--The Clearinghouse shall 
     compile and disseminate information on best practices for 
     emergency preparedness identified by the Secretary and the 
     heads of other agencies.

     SEC. ____3. PILOT PROGRAM.

       (a) Emergency Preparedness Enhancement Pilot Program.--The 
     Department shall award grants to private entities to pay for 
     the Federal share of the cost of improving emergency 
     preparedness, and educating employees and other individuals 
     using the entities' facilities about emergency preparedness.
       (b) Use of Funds.--An entity that receives a grant under 
     this subsection may use the funds made available through the 
     grant to--
       (1) develop evacuation plans and drills;
       (2) plan additional or improved security measures, with an 
     emphasis on innovative technologies or practices;
       (3) deploy innovative emergency preparedness technologies; 
     or
       (4) educate employees and customers about the development 
     and planning activities described in paragraphs (1) and (2) 
     in innovative ways.
       (c) Federal Share.--The Federal share of the cost described 
     in subsection (a) shall be 50 percent, up to a maximum of 
     $250,000 per grant recipient.
       (d) Authorization of Appropriations.--There are authorized 
     to be appropriated $5,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2003 
     through 2005 to carry out this section.

     SEC. ____4. DESIGNATION OF NATIONAL EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS 
                   WEEK.

       (a) National Week.--
       (1) Designation.--Each week that includes September 11 is 
     ``National Emergency Preparedness Week''.
       (2) Proclamation.--The President is requested every year to 
     issue a proclamation calling on the people of the United 
     States (including State and local governments and the private 
     sector) to observe the week with appropriate activities and 
     programs.
       (b) Federal Agency Activities.--In conjunction with 
     National Emergency Preparedness Week, the head of each 
     agency, as appropriate, shall coordinate with the Department 
     to inform and educate the private sector and the general 
     public about emergency preparedness activities, resources, 
     and tools, giving a high priority to emergency preparedness 
     efforts designed to address terrorist attacks.

                                 ______
                                 
  SA 4775. Mr. STEVENS (for himself, Ms. Collins, Ms. Snowe, and Mr. 
Hollings) submitted an amendment intended to be proposed to amendment 
SA 4738 proposed by Mr. Gramm (for himself, Mr. Miller, Mr. McConnell, 
Mr. Thompson, Mr. Stevens, Mr. Hagel, Mr. Hutchinson, and Mr. Bunning) 
to the amendment SA 4471 proposed by Mr. Lieberman to the bill H.R. 
5005, to establish the Department of Homeland Security, and for other 
purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 76, line 9, insert after the comma ``the Commandant 
     of the Coast Guard,''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 4776. Mr. STEVENS (for himself, Ms. Collins, Ms. Snowe, and Mr. 
Hollings) submitted an amendment intended to be proposed to amendment 
SA 4738 proposed by Mr. Gramm (for himself, Mr. Miller, Mr. McConnell, 
Mr. Thompson, Mr. Stevens, Mr. Hagel, Mr. Hutchinson, and Mr. Bunning) 
to the amendment SA 4471 proposed by Mr. Lieberman to the bill H.R. 
5005, to establish the Department of Homeland Security, and for other 
purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 152, line 24, insert after the word ``assets'' and 
     before the comma insert the following--``(including ships, 
     aircraft, helicopters, vehicles, the National Distress 
     Response System, and other command/control/communications/
     computers/intelligence/surveillance/reconnaissance 
     capabilities)''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 4777. Mr. STEVENS (for himself, Ms. Collins, Ms. Snowe, and Mr. 
Hollings) submitted an amendment intended to be proposed to amendment 
SA 4738 proposed by Mr. Gramm (for himself, Mr. Miller, Mr. McConnell, 
Mr. Thompson, Mr. Stevens, Mr. Hagel, Mr. Hutchinson, and Mr. Bunning) 
to the amendment SA 4471 proposed by Mr. Lieberman to the bill H.R. 
5005, to establish the Department of Homeland Security, and for other 
purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 153, line 10, strike the words ``and vehicles' and 
     insert in lieu thereof ``vehicles, the National Distress 
     Response System, and other command/control/communications/
     computers/intelligence/surveillance/reconnaissance 
     capabilities)''.

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                                 ______
                                 
  SA 4778. Mr. STEVENS (for himself, Ms. Collins, Ms. Snowe, and Mr. 
Hollings) submitted an amendment intended to be proposed to amendment 
SA 4738 proposed by Mr. Gramm (for himself, Mr. Miller, Mr. McConnell, 
Mr. Thompson, Mr. Stevens, Mr. Hagel, Mr. Hutchinson, and Mr. Bunning) 
to the amendment SA 4471 proposed by Mr. Lieberman to the bill H.R. 
5005, to establish the Department of Homeland Security, and for other 
purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 156, between lines 11 and 12 insert the following--
       (i) Coordination With Department of Transportation.--The 
     Coast Guard shall continue to coordinate with the Department 
     of Transportation concerning regulatory matters that will 
     remain under the authority of the Department of 
     Transportation, but for which the Coast Guard has enforcement 
     or other authority.
       (j) Consultation With Commission on Ocean Policy.--The 
     Secretary shall consult with the Commission on Ocean Policy 
     not later than February 1, 2003 regarding plans for 
     integration and maintenance of living marine resources, 
     marine environmental protection, and aids to navigation 
     missions within the Department, and with respect to 
     coordination with other federal agencies having authority in 
     such areas.
       (k) Resource Evaluation.--
       (l) In general.--No later than 90 days after the date of 
     enactment of this Act, the Commandant of the Coast Guard 
     shall submit a report to the Committees on Appropriations of 
     the Senate and the House of Representatives, the Committee on 
     Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate, and the 
     Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House 
     of Representatives, that--
       (A) compares Coast Guard expenditures by mission area on an 
     annualized basis before and after the terrorist attacks of 
     September 11, 2001;
       (B) estimates--
       (i) annual funding amounts and personnel levels that would 
     restore all Coast Guard mission areas to the readiness levels 
     that existed before September 11, 2001;
       (ii) annual funding amounts and personnel levels required 
     to fulfill the Coast Guard's additional responsibilities for 
     homeland security missions after September 11, 2001; and
       (C) generally describes the services provided by the Coast 
     Guard to the Department of Defense after September 11, 2001, 
     states the cost of such services and identifies the Federal 
     agency or agencies providing funds for those services.
       (2) Annual report.--Within 30 days after the end of each 
     fiscal year, the Secretary shall submit to the Committees on 
     Appropriations of the Senate and the House of 
     Representatives, the Committee on Commerce, Science, and 
     Transportation of the Senate, and the Committee on 
     Transportation and Infrastructure of the House a report 
     identifying resource allocations on an hourly and monetary 
     basis for each non-homeland security and homeland security 
     Coast Guard mission for the fiscal year just ended.
       (l) Strategic Plan.--(1) Not later than 180 days after the 
     date of enactment of this Act, the Commandant of the Coast 
     Guard shall submit a strategic plan to the Committees on 
     Appropriations of the Senate and the House of 
     Representatives, the Committee on Commerce, Science, and 
     Transportation of the Senate, and the Committee on 
     Transportation and Infrastructure of the House identifying 
     mission targets for each Coast Guard mission for fiscal years 
     2003, 2004 and 2005 and the specific steps necessary to 
     achieve those targets. Such plan shall also provide an 
     analysis and recommendations for maximizing the efficient use 
     of Federal resources and technologies to achieve all mission 
     requirements.
       (2) The Commandant shall consult with the Secretary of 
     Commerce and other relevant agencies to ensure the plan 
     provides for, e.g. coordinated development and application of 
     communications and other technologies for use in meeting non-
     homeland security mission targets, such as conservation and 
     management of living marine resources, and for setting 
     priorities for fisheries enforcement.
       (3) The Inspector General shall review the final plan, and 
     provide an independent report with its views to the 
     Committees within 90 days after the plan has been submitted 
     by the Commandant.
       (m) Report on Accelerating the Integrated Deepwater 
     System.--No later than 90 days after the date of enactment of 
     this Act, the Secretary, in consultation with the Commandant 
     of the Coast Guard shall submit a report to the Committee on 
     Commerce, Science, and Transportiaton of the Senate, and the 
     Committees on Appropriations of the Senate and the House of 
     Representatives that--
       (1) analyzes the feasibility of accelerating the rate of 
     procurement in the Coast Guard's Integrated Deepwater System 
     from 20 years to 10 years;
       (2) includes an estimate of additional resources required;
       (3) describes the resulting increased capabilities;
       (4) outlines any increases in the Coast Guard's homeland 
     security readiness;
       (5) describes any increases in operational efficiencies; 
     and
       (6) provides a revised asset phase-in time line.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 4779. Mr. McCAIN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed to 
amendment SA 4738 proposed by Mr. Graham (for himself, Mr. Miller, Mr. 
McConnell, Mr. Thompson, Mr. Stevens, Mr. Hagel, Mr. Hutchinson, and 
Mr. Bunning) to the amendment SA 4471 proposed by Mr. Lieberman to the 
bill H.R. 5005, to establish the Department of Homeland Security, and 
for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

     SEC.  . REVIEW OF TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ENHANCEMENTS.

       (a) Review of Transportation Vulnerabilities and Federal 
     Transportation Security Efforts.--The Comptroller General 
     shall conduct a detailed, comprehensive study which shall--
       (1) review all available intelligence on terrorist threats 
     against aviation, seaport, rail, motor carrier, motor coach, 
     pipeline, highway, and transit facilities and equipment.
       (2) review all available information on vulnerabilities on 
     the aviation, seaport, rail, motor carrier, motor coach, 
     pipeline, highway, and transit modes of transportation to 
     terrorist attack; and
       (3) review the steps taken by public and private entities 
     since September 11, 2001, to improve aviation, seaport, rail, 
     motor carrier, motor coach, pipeline, highway, and transit 
     security to determine their effectiveness at protecting 
     passengers, freight (including hazardous materials), and 
     transportation infrastructure from terrorist attack.
       (b) Report.
       (1) Context.--Not later than 1 years after the date of 
     enactment of this Act, the Comptroller General shall prepare 
     and submit to Congress, the Secretary, and the Secretary of 
     Transportation a comprehensive report, without compromising 
     national security, containing--
       (A) the findings and conclusions from the reviews conducted 
     under subsection (a); and
       (B) proposed steps to improve any deficiencies found in 
     aviation, seaport, rail, motor carrier, motor coach, 
     pipeline, highway, and transit security, including, to the 
     extent possible the cost of implementing the steps.
       (2) Format.--The Comptroller General may submit the 
     reporting in both classified and redacted format if the 
     Comptroller General determines that such action is 
     appropriate or necessary.
       (c) Response of the Secretary.
       (1) In general.--Not later than 90 days after the date on 
     which the report under this section is submitted to the 
     Secretary, the Secretary shall provide to the President and 
     Congress--
       (A) the response of the Department to the recommendations 
     of the report; and
       (B) recommendations of the Department to further protect 
     passengers and transportation infrastructure from terrorist 
     attack.
       (2) Formats.--The Secretary may submit the report in both 
     classified and redacted formats if the Secretary determines 
     that such action is necessary or appropriate.
       (d) Reports Provided to Committees.--In furnishing the 
     report required by subsection (b), and the Secretary's 
     response and recommendations under subsection (c), to the 
     Congress, the Comptroller General and the Secretary, 
     respectively, shall ensure that the report, response, and 
     recommendations are transmitted to the Senate Committee on 
     Commerce, Science, and Transportation, the Senate Committee 
     on Environment and Public Works, and the House of 
     Representatives Committee on Transportation and 
     Infrastructure.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 4780. Mr. McCAIN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed to 
amendment SA 4738 proposed by Mr. Gramm (for himself, Mr. Miller, Mr. 
McConnell, Mr. Thompson, Mr. Stevens, Mr. Hagel, Mr. Hutchinson, and 
Mr. Bunning) to the amendment SA 4471 proposed by Mr. Lieberman to the 
bill H.R. 5005, to establish the Department of Homeland Security, and 
for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

     SEC.  RAILROAD SAFETY TO INCLUDE RAILROAD SECURITY.

       (a) Investigation and Surveillance Activities.--Section 
     20105 of title 49, United States Code, is amended--
       (1) by striking ``Secretary of Transportation'' in the 
     first sentence of subsection (a) and inserting ``Secretary 
     concerned'';
       (2) by striking ``Secretary'' each place it appears (except 
     the first sentence of subsection (a)) and inserting 
     ``Secretary concerned'';
       (3) by striking ``Secretary's duties under chapters 203-213 
     of this title'' in subsection (d) and inserting ``duties 
     under chapters 203-213 of this title (in the case of the 
     Secretary of Transportation) and duties under section 114 of 
     this title (in the case of the Secretary of Homeland 
     Security)'';
       (4) by striking ``chapter.'' in subsection (f) and 
     inserting ``chapter (in the case of the Secretary of 
     Transportation) and duties under section 114 of this title 
     (in the case of the Secretary of Homeland Security).''; and

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       (5) by adding at the end the following new subsection:
       ``(g) Definitions.--In this section--
       ``(1) the term `safety' includes security; and
       ``(2) the term `Secretary concerned' means--
       ``(A) the Secretary of Transportation, with respect to 
     railroad safety matters concerning such Secretary under laws 
     administered by that Secretary; and
       ``(B) the Secretary of Homeland Security, with respect to 
     railroad safety matters concerning such Secretary under laws 
     administered by that Secretary.''
       (b) Regulations and Orders.--Section 20103(a) of such title 
     is amended by inserting after ``1970.'' the following: ``When 
     prescribing a security regulation or issuing a security order 
     that affects the safety of railroad operations, the Secretary 
     of Homeland Security shall consult with the Secretary.''
       (c) National Uniformity of Regulation.--Section 20106 of 
     such title is amended--
       (1) by inserting ``and laws, regulations, and order related 
     to railroad security'' after ``safety'' in the first 
     sentence;
       (2) by inserting ``or security'' after ``safety'' each 
     place it appears after the first sentence; and
       (3) by striking ``Transportation'' in the second sentence 
     and inserting ``Transportation (with respect to railroad 
     safety matters), or the Secretary of Homeland Security (with 
     respect to railroad security matters),''.

     SEC.  .  HAZMAT SAFETY TO INCLUDE HAZMAT SECURITY.

       (a) General Regulatory Authority.--Section 5103 of title 
     49, United States Code, is amended--
       (1) by striking ``transportation'' the first place it 
     appears in subsection (b)(1) and inserting ``transportation, 
     including security,'';
       (2) by striking ``aspects'' in subsection (b)(1)(B) and 
     inserting ``aspects, including security,''; and
       (3) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(c) Consultation with Secretary of Homeland Security.--
     When prescribing a security regulation or issuing a security 
     order that affects the safety of the transportation of 
     hazardous material, the Secretary of Homeland Security shall 
     consult with the Secretary.''.
       (b) Preemption.--Section 5125 of that title is amended--
       (1) by striking ``chapter or a regulation prescribed under 
     this chapter'' in subsection (a)(1) and inserting ``chapter, 
     a regulation prescribed under this chapter, or a hazardous 
     materials transportation security regulation or directive 
     issued by the Secretary of Homeland Security'';
       (2) by striking ``chapter or a regulation prescribed under 
     this chapter.'' in subsection (a)(2) and inserting ``chapter, 
     a regulation prescribed under this chapter, or a hazardous 
     materials transportation security regulation or directive 
     issued by the Secretary of Homeland Security.''; and
       (3) by striking ``chapter or a regulation prescribed under 
     this chapter,'' in subsection (b)(1) and inserting ``chapter, 
     a regulation prescribed under this chapter, or a hazardous 
     materials transportation security regulation or directive 
     issued by the Secretary of Homeland Security,''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 4781. Mr. AKAKA (for himself, Mr. Grassley, and Mr. Levin) 
submitted an amendment intended to be proposed to amendment SA 4738 
proposed by Mr. Gramm (for himself, Mr. Miller, Mr. McConnell, Mr. 
Thompson, Mr. Stevens, Mr. Hagel, Mr. Hutchinson, and Mr. Bunning) to 
the amendment SA 4471 proposed by Mr. Lieberman to the bill H.R. 5005, 
to establish the Department of Homeland Security, and for other 
purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

     SEC.   . WHISTLEBLOWER PROTECTION FOR FEDERAL EMPLOYEES WHO 
                   ARE AIRPORT SECURITY SCREENERS.

       Section 111(d) of the Aviation and Transportation Security 
     Act (Public Law 107-71; 115 Stat. 620; 49 U.S.C. 44935 note) 
     is amended--
       (1) by striking ``(d) Screener Personnel.--
       Notwithstanding any other provision of law,'' and inserting 
     the following:
       ``(d) Screener Personnel.--
       ``(1) In general.--Notwithstanding any other provision of 
     law (except as provided under paragraph (2))''; and
       (2) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(2) Whistleblower protection.--
       ``(A) Definition.--In this paragraph, the term ``security 
     screener'' means--
       ``(i) any Federal employee hired as a security screener 
     under subsection (e) of section 44935 of title 49, United 
     States Code, or
       ``(ii) an applicant for the position of a security screener 
     under that subsection.
       ``(B) In general.--Notwithstanding paragraph (1)--
       ``(i) section 2302(b)(8) of title 5, United States Code, 
     shall apply with respect to any security screener; and
       ``(ii) chapters 12, 23, and 75 of that title shall apply 
     with respect to a security screener to the extent necessary 
     to implement clause (i).
       ``(C) Covered position.--The President may not exclude the 
     position of security screener as a covered position under 
     section 2302(a)(2)(B)(ii) of title 5, United States Code, to 
     the extent that such exclusion would prevent the 
     implementation of subparagraph (B) of this paragraph.''.

     SEC.   . WHISTLEBLOWER PROTECTION FOR CERTAIN AIRPORT 
                   EMPLOYEES.

       (a) In General.--Section 4212(a) of title 49, 12 United 
     States Code, is amended--
       (1) by striking ``(a) Discrimination Against Airline 
     Employees.--No air carrier or contractor or subcontractor of 
     an air carrier'' and inserting the following:
       ``(a) Discrimination Against Employees.--
       ``(1) In general.--No air carrier, contractor, 
     subcontractor, or employer described under paragraph (2)'';
       (2) by redesignating paragraph (1) through (4) as 
     subparagraphs (A) through (D), respectively; and
       (3) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(2) Applicable employers.--Paragraph (1) shall apply to--
       ``(A) an air carrier or contractor or subcontractor of an 
     air carrier;
       ``(B) an employer of airport security screening personnel, 
     other than the Federal Government, including a State or 
     municipal government, or an airport authority, or a 
     contractor of such government or airport authority; or
       ``(C) an employer of private screening personnel described 
     in section 44919 or 44920 of this title.''.
       (b) Technical and Conforming Amendments.--
       Section 42121(b)(2)(B) of title 49, United States Code, is 
     amended--
       (1) in clause (i), by striking ``paragraphs (1) through (4) 
     of subsection (a)'' and inserting ``subparagraphs (A) through 
     (D) of subsection (a)(1)''; and (2) in clause (iii), by 
     striking ``paragraphs (1) through (4) of subsection (a)'' and 
     inserting ``subparagraphs (A) through (D) of subsection 
     (a)(1)''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 47782. Mr. AKAKA (for himself and Mr. Carper) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed to amendment SA 4738 proposed by Mr. 
Gramm (for himself, Mr. Miller, Mr. McConnell, Mr. Thompson, Mr. 
Stevens, Mr. Hagel, Mr. Hutchinson, and Mr. Bunning) to the amendment 
SA 4471 proposed by Mr. Lieberman to the bill H.R. 5005, to establish 
the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes; which was 
ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

     SEC.     . PRESERVING NON-HOMELAND SECURITY MISSION 
                   PERFORMANCE.

       (a) In General.--For each entity transferred into the 
     Department that has non-homeland security functions, the 
     respective Under Secretary in charge, in conjunction with the 
     director of such entity, shall report to the Secretary, the 
     Comptroller General, and the appropriate committees of 
     Congress on the performance of the entity in all of its 
     missions, with a particular emphasis on examining the 
     continued level of performance of the non-homeland security 
     missions.
       (b) Contents.--The report referred to in subsection (a) 
     shall--
       (1) to the greatest extent possible, provide an inventory 
     of the non-homeland security functions of the entity and 
     identify the capabilities of the entity with respect to those 
     functions, including--
       (A) the number of employees who carry out those functions;
       (B) the budget for those functions; and
       (C) the flexibilities, personnel, or otherwise, currently 
     used to carry out those functions;
       (2) contain information related to the roles, 
     responsibilities, missions, organization structure, 
     capabilities, personnel assets, and annual budgets, 
     specifically with respect to the capabilities of the entity 
     to accomplish its non-homeland security missions without any 
     diminishment; and
       (3) contain information regarding whether any changes are 
     required to the roles, responsibilities, missions, 
     organizational structure, modernization programs, projects, 
     activities, recruitment and retention programs, and annual 
     fiscal resources to enable the entity to accomplish its non-
     homeland security missions without diminishment.
       (c) Timing.--Each director shall provide the report 
     referred to in subsection (a) annually, for the 5 years 
     following the transfer of the entity to the Department.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 4783. Mrs. CLINTON (for herself, Mr. Inhofe, Mr. Leahy, and Mr. 
Jeffords) submitted an amendment intended to be proposed to amendment 
SA 4738 proposed by Mr. Gramm (for himself, Mr. Miller, Mr. McConnell, 
Mr. Thompson, Mr. Stevens, Mr. Hagel, Mr. Hutchinson, and Mr. Bunning) 
to the amendment SA 4471 proposed by Mr. Lieberman to the bill H.R. 
5005, to establish the Department of Homeland Security, and for other 
purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 81, between lines 12 and 13, insert the following:
       (7) coordinating existing mental health services and 
     interventions to ensure that the Department of Health and 
     Human Services, the Department of Education, the Department 
     of Justice, the Department of Defense, the Federal Emergency 
     Management Agency, and the Department of Veterans Affairs, 
     including the National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress 
     Disorder, in conjunction with

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     the Department, assess, prepare, and respond to the 
     psychological consequences of terrorist attacks or major 
     disasters; and
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 4784. Mrs. CLINTON (for herself and Mr. Inhofe) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed to amendment SA 4738 proposed by Mr. 
Gramm (for himself, Mr. Miller, Mr. McConnell, Mr. Thompson, Mr. 
Stevens, Mr. Hagel, Mr. Hutchinson, and Mr. Bunning) to the amendment 
SA 4471 proposed by Mr. Lieberman to the bill H.R. 5005, to establish 
the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes; which was 
ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 81, between lines 12 and 13, insert the following:
       (7) coordinating existing mental health services and 
     interventions to ensure that the Department of Health and 
     Human Services, the Department of Education, the Department 
     of Justice, the Department of Defense, the Federal Emergency 
     Management Agency, and the Department of Veterans Affairs, in 
     conjunction with the Department, assess, prepare, and respond 
     to the psychological consequences of terrorist attacks or 
     major disasters; and
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 4785. Mrs. CLINTON (for herself and Ms. Snowe) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed to amendment SA 4738 proposed by Mr. 
Gramm (for himself, Mr. Miller, Mr. McConnell, Mr. Thompson, Mr. 
Stevens, Mr. Hagel, Mr. Hutchinson, and Mr. Bunning) to the amendment 
SA 4471 proposed by Mr. Lieberman to the bill H.R. 5005, to establish 
the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes; which was 
ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 77, between lines 7 and 8, insert the following:
       (6) increase the security of the border between the United 
     States and Canada and the ports of entry located along that 
     border, and improving the coordination between the agencies 
     responsible for maintaining that security; and
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 4786. Mrs. CLINTON (for herself and Mr. Specter) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed to amendment SA 4738 proposed by Mr. 
Gramm (for himself, Mr. Miller, Mr. McConnell, Mr. Thompson, Mr. 
Stevens, Mr. Hagel, Mr. Hutchinson, and Mr. Bunning) to the amendment 
SA 4471 proposed by Mr. Lieberman to the bill H.R. 5005, to establish 
the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes; which was 
ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 24, insert between lines 5 and 6 the following:
       In this subsection, the term ``key resources'' includes 
     National Park Service sites identified by the Secretary of 
     the Interior that are so universally recognized as symbols of 
     the United States and so heavily visited by the American and 
     international public that such sites would likely be 
     identified as targets of terrorist attacks, including the 
     Statue of Liberty, Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, 
     the Arch in St. Louis, Missouri, Mt. Rushmore, and memorials 
     and monuments in Washington, D.C.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 4787. Mr. KENNEDY submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
to amendment SA 4738 proposed by Mr. Gramm (for himself, Mr. Miller, 
Mr. McConnell, Mr. Thompson, Mr. Stevens, Mr. Hagel, Mr. Hutchinson, 
and Mr. Bunning) to the amendment SA 4471 proposed by Mr. Lieberman to 
the bill H.R. 5005, to establish the Department of Homeland Security, 
and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as 
follows:

       On page 135, between lines 10 and 11, insert the following:

     SEC. 739C. LABOR STANDARDS.

       (a) In General.--All laborers and mechanics employed by 
     contractors or subcontractors in the performance of 
     construction work financed in whole or in part with 
     assistance received under this Act, except for Federal funds 
     expended for disaster relief as provided in the Robert T. 
     Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 
     U.S.C. 5121 et seq.), other than pursuant to section 405 (42 
     U.S.C. 5171), shall be paid wages at rates not less than 
     those prevailing on similar construction in the locality as 
     determined by the Secretary of Labor in accordance with the 
     Davis-Bacon Act (40 U.S.C. 276a et seq.).
       (b) Secretary of Labor.--The Secretary of Labor shall have, 
     with respect to the enforcement of labor standards under 
     subsection (a), the authority and functions set forth in 
     Reorganization Plan Number 14 of 1950 (5 U.S.C. App.) and 
     section 2 of the Act of June 13, 1934 (48 Stat. 948, chapter 
     482; 40 U.S.C. 276c).
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 4788. Mr. LEAHY submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill H.R. 5005, to establish the Department of Homeland 
Security, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the 
table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

     SEC. ____. CONGRESSIONAL APPROVAL REQUIREMENT FOR TIPS.

       Any and all activities of the Federal Government to 
     implement the proposed component program of the Citizens 
     Corps known as Operation TIPS (Terrorism Information and 
     Prevention System) are hereby prohibited, unless expressly 
     authorized by statute.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 4789. Mr. LEAHY submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill H.R. 5005, to establish the Department of Homeland 
Security, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the 
table; as follows:

       On page 211, strike lines 10 and 11 and insert the 
     following:

         TITLE VI--LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS SAFETY ACT OF 2002

     SEC. 601. SHORT TITLE.

       This title may be cited as the ``Law Enforcement Officers 
     Safety Act of 2002''.

     SEC. 602. EXEMPTION OF QUALIFIED LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS 
                   FROM STATE LAWS PROHIBITING THE CARRYING OF 
                   CONCEALED FIREARMS.

       (a) In General.--Chapter 44 of title 18, United States 
     Code, is amended by inserting after section 926A the 
     following:

     ``Sec. 926B. Carrying of concealed firearms by qualified law 
       enforcement officers

       ``(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of the law of any 
     State or any political subdivision thereof, an individual who 
     is a qualified law enforcement officer and who is carrying 
     the identification required by subsection (d) may carry a 
     concealed firearm that has been shipped or transported in 
     interstate or foreign commerce, subject to subsection (b).
       ``(b) This section shall not be construed to supersede or 
     limit the laws of any State that--
       ``(1) permit private persons or entities to prohibit or 
     restrict the possession of concealed firearms on their 
     property; or
       ``(2) prohibit or restrict the possession of firearms on 
     any State or local government property, installation, 
     building, base, or park.
       ``(c) As used in this section, the term `qualified law 
     enforcement officer' means an employee of a governmental 
     agency who--
       ``(1) is authorized by law to engage in or supervise the 
     prevention, detection, investigation, or prosecution of, or 
     the incarceration of any person for, any violation of law, 
     and has statutory powers of arrest;
       ``(2) is authorized by the agency to carry a firearm;
       ``(3) is not the subject of any disciplinary action by the 
     agency;
       ``(4) meets standards, if any, established by the agency 
     which require the employee to regularly qualify in the use of 
     a firearm; and
       ``(5) is not prohibited by Federal law from receiving a 
     firearm.
       ``(d) The identification required by this subsection is the 
     photographic identification issued by the governmental agency 
     for which the individual is, or was, employed as a law 
     enforcement officer.''.
       (b) Clerical Amendment.--The table of sections for such 
     chapter is amended by inserting after the item relating to 
     section 926A the following:

``926B. Carrying of concealed firearms by qualified law enforcement 
              officers.''.

     SEC. 603. EXEMPTION OF QUALIFIED RETIRED LAW ENFORCEMENT 
                   OFFICERS FROM STATE LAWS PROHIBITING THE 
                   CARRYING OF CONCEALED FIREARMS.

       (a) In General.--Chapter 44 of title 18, United States 
     Code, is further amended by inserting after section 926B the 
     following:

     ``Sec. 926C. Carrying of concealed firearms by qualified 
       retired law enforcement officers

       ``(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of the law of any 
     State or any political subdivision thereof, an individual who 
     is a qualified retired law enforcement officer and who is 
     carrying the identification required by subsection (d) may 
     carry a concealed firearm that has been shipped or 
     transported in interstate or foreign commerce, subject to 
     subsection (b).
       ``(b) This section shall not be construed to supersede or 
     limit the laws of any State that--
       ``(1) permit private persons or entities to prohibit or 
     restrict the possession of concealed firearms on their 
     property; or
       ``(2) prohibit or restrict the possession of firearms on 
     any State or local government property, installation, 
     building, base, or park.
       ``(c) As used in this section, the term `qualified retired 
     law enforcement officer' means an individual who--
       ``(1) retired in good standing from service with a public 
     agency as a law enforcement officer, other than for reasons 
     of mental instability;
       ``(2) before such retirement, was authorized by law to 
     engage in or supervise the prevention, detection, 
     investigation, or prosecution of, or the incarceration of any 
     person for, any violation of law, and had statutory powers of 
     arrest;
       ``(3)(A) before such retirement, was regularly employed as 
     a law enforcement officer for an aggregate of 15 years or 
     more; or
       ``(B) retired from service with such agency, after 
     completing any applicable probationary period of such 
     service, due to a service-connected disability, as determined 
     by such agency;

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       ``(4) has a nonforfeitable right to benefits under the 
     retirement plan of the agency;
       ``(5) during the most recent 12-month period, has met, at 
     the expense of the individual, the State's standards for 
     training and qualification for active law enforcement 
     officers to carry firearms; and
       ``(6) is not prohibited by Federal law from receiving a 
     firearm.
       ``(d) The identification required by this subsection is 
     photographic identification issued by the agency for which 
     the individual was employed as a law enforcement officer.''.
       (b) Clerical Amendment.--The table of sections for such 
     chapter is further amended by inserting after the item 
     relating to section 926B the following:

``926C. Carrying of concealed firearms by qualified retired law 
              enforcement officers.''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 4790. Mr. INOUYE submitted an amendment intended to be proposed to 
amendment SA 4738 proposed by Mr. Gramm (for himself, Mr. Miller, Mr. 
McConnell, Mr. Thompson, Mr. Stevens, Mr. Hagel, Mr. Hutchinson, and 
Mr. Bunning) to the amendment SA 4471 proposed by Mr. Lieberman to the 
bill H.R. 5005, to establish the Department of Homeland Security, and 
for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 7, line 14, insert ``tribal,'' after ``State,''.
       On page 7, after line 25, insert the following:
       (8) Indian tribe.--The term ``Indian tribe'' means any 
     Indian tribe, band, nation, or other organized group or 
     community located in the continental United States (excluding 
     the State of Alaska) that is recognized as being eligible for 
     the special programs and services provided by the United 
     States to Indians because of their status as Indians.
       On page 8, line 1, strike ``(8)'' and insert ``(9)''.
       On page 8, strike lines 5 through 8 and insert the 
     following:
       (10) Local government.--
       (A) In general.--Except as provided in subparagraph (B), 
     the term ``local government'' has the meaning given the term 
     in section 102 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and 
     Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5122).
       (B) Exclusion.--The term ``local government'' does not 
     include an Indian tribe or tribal government.
       On page 8, line 9, strike ``(10)'' and insert ``(11)''.
       On page 8, line 13, strike ``(11)'' and insert ``(12)''.
       On page 8, line 15, strike ``(12)'' and insert ``(13)''.
       On page 8, strike line 17 and insert the following:
       (14) Tribal government.--The term ``tribal government'' 
     means the governing body of an Indian tribe that is 
     recognized by the Secretary of the Interior.
       (15) United states.--The term ``United
       On page 10, line 22, insert ``, tribal,'' after ``State''.
       On page 17, line 24, insert ``, tribal,'' after ``State''.
       On page 19, line 1, insert ``, tribal,'' after ``State''.
       On page 19, line 9, insert ``, tribal,'' after ``State''.
       On page 19, line 20, insert ``, tribal,'' after ``State''.
       On page 20, line 7, insert ``, tribal,'' after ``State''.
       On page 20, line 16, insert ``, tribal,'' after ``State''.
       On page 20, line 22, insert ``, tribal,'' after ``State''.
       On page 21, line 13, insert ``, tribal,'' after ``State''.
       On page 22, line 10, insert ``, tribal,'' after ``State''.
       On page 23, line 13, insert ``, tribal,'' after ``State''.
       On page 23, line 21, insert ``tribal,'' after ``State,''.
       On page 31, line 1, insert ``, tribal,'' after ``State''.
       On page 34, line 12, insert ``, tribal,'' after ``State''.
       On page 34, line 13, insert ``, tribal,'' after ``State''.
       On page 34, line 23, insert ``, tribal,'' after ``State''.
       On page 35, line 8, insert ``, tribal,'' after ``State''.
       On page 38, line 1, strike ``state,'' and insert ``State, 
     tribal,''.
       On page 42, line 5, insert ``and the Indian Health 
     Service'' after ``Service''.
       On page 42, line 23, insert ``and the Indian Health 
     Service'' after ``Service''.
       On page 52, line 3, insert ``, tribal,'' after ``State''.
       On page 81, line 7, insert ``tribal,'' after ``State,''.
       On page 83, line 17, insert ``tribal,'' after ``State,''.
       On page 83, line 21, insert ``and the Indian Health 
     Service'' after ``Service''.
       On page 87, line 12, insert ``, tribal,'' after ``State''.
       On page 87, line 15, insert ``, tribal,'' after ``State''.
       On page 87, line 22, insert ``, tribal,'' after ``State''.
       On page 88, line 2, insert ``, tribal,'' after ``State''.
       On page 88, line 6, insert ``, tribal,'' after ``State''.
       On page 136, line 14, insert ``, tribal,'' after ``state''.
       On page 136, line 20, insert ``, a tribal government,'' 
     after ``State''.
       On page 137, line 1, insert ``, a tribal government,'' 
     after ``State''.
       On page 137, line 11, insert ``, tribal,'' after ``State''.
       On page 137, line 19, insert ``, tribal,'' after ``state''.
       On page 137, line 23, insert ``, Indian tribes,'' after 
     ``States''.
       On page 138, line 12, insert ``, tribal,'' after ``state''.
       On page 138, line 16, insert ``, tribal government,'' after 
     ``State''.
       On page 138, line 23, insert ``, Indian tribes,'' after 
     ``States''.
       On page 139, line 4, insert ``, Indian tribes,'' after 
     ``States''.
       On page 139, line 11, insert ``or Indian tribe'' after 
     ``State''.
       On page 139, line 21, insert ``, Indian tribe,'' after 
     ``State''.
       On page 140, line 6, insert ``, Indian tribes,'' after 
     ``States''.
       On page 140, line 11, insert ``, Indian tribes,'' after 
     ``States''.
       On page 140, line 14, insert ``or Indian tribe'' after 
     ``State''.
       On page 141, line 2, insert ``or Indian tribe'' after 
     ``State''.
       On page 141, lines 6 and 7, strike ``State and localities 
     within the State'' and insert ``State or Indian tribe''.
       On page 141, line 9, insert ``, Indian tribe,'' after 
     ``State''.
       On page 141, line 11, insert ``, Indian tribe,'' after 
     ``State''.
       On page 143, between lines 7 and 8, insert the following:
       (4) Indian tribe.--The term ``Indian tribe'' means any 
     Indian tribe, band, nation, or other organized group or 
     community located in the continental United States (excluding 
     the State of Alaska) that is recognized as being eligible for 
     the special programs and services provided by the United 
     States to Indians because of their status as Indians.
       On page 143, line 8, strike ``(4)'' and insert ``(5)''.
       On page 143, line 13, strike ``(5)'' and insert ``(6)''.
       On page 143, lines 16 through 18, strike ``an Indian tribe 
     which performs law enforcement functions as determined by the 
     Secretary of the Interior''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 4791. Mr. LIEBERMAN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
to amendment SA 4738 proposed by Mr. Gramm (for himself, Mr. Miller, 
Mr. McConnell, Mr. Thompson, Mr. Stevens, Mr. Hagel, Mr. Hutchinson, 
and Mr. Bunning) to the amendment SA 4471 proposed by Mr. Lieberman to 
the bill H.R. 5005, to establish the Department of Homeland Security, 
and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as 
follows:

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

     SEC. ____. REORGANIZATION AUTHORITY.

       (a) Expedited Procedures.--
       (1) Definitions.--As used in this section, the following 
     definitions shall apply:
       (A) Agency.--The term ``agency'' shall have the meaning 
     given such term in section 181(1).
       (B) Implementation bill.--The term ``implementation bill'' 
     means a bill--
       (i) introduced as provided under subsection (e)(1); and
       (ii) containing the proposed legislation included in the 
     reorganization plan submitted to Congress under paragraph 
     (3).
       (C) Calendar day.--The term ``calendar day'' means a 
     calendar day other than one on which either House is not in 
     session because of an adjournment of more than 3 days to a 
     date certain.
       (2) In general.--During the first 2 years after the date of 
     enactment of this Act, if the President determines that 
     changes in the organization of the Department, requiring a 
     change in law, are necessary to carry out any policy set 
     forth in this Act, the President shall prepare a 
     reorganization plan, including proposed legislation to 
     implement the plan, specifying the reorganizations that the 
     President determines are necessary. Any such plan may only 
     provide for--
       (A) the abolition of all or a part of an agency transferred 
     into the Department, provided that all functions vested by 
     law in the agency are preserved within the Department;
       (B) the elimination of a statutory position transferred 
     into the Department, provided that all functions vested by 
     law in the position are preserved within the Department;
       (C) the creation of a new agency or subagency within the 
     Department;
       (D) the consolidation or coordination of the whole or a 
     part of an agency within the Department, or of the whole or a 
     part of the functions thereof, with the whole or a part of 
     another agency within the Department, provided that all 
     functions vested by law in the affected agencies are 
     preserved within the Department; or
       (E) the transfer within the Department of functions that 
     were transferred into the Department.
       (3) Transmittal.--
       (A) In general.--The President shall transmit to Congress 
     the reorganization plan, which shall include a detailed 
     explanation.
       (B) Timing.--The reorganization plan shall be delivered to 
     both Houses on the same day

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     and to each House while it is in session, except that no more 
     than 2 plans may be pending before Congress at one time.
       (4) Content.--
       (A) In general.--The transmittal message of the 
     reorganization plan shall--
       (i) include an estimate of any reduction or increase in 
     expenditures (itemized so far as practicable);
       (ii) include detailed information addressing the impacts of 
     the reorganization on the employees of any agency affected by 
     the plan, and what steps will be taken to mitigate any 
     impacts of the plan on the employees of the agency; and
       (iii) describe any improvements in homeland security 
     management, delivery of Federal services, execution of the 
     laws, and increases in efficiency of Government operations, 
     which it is expected will be realized as a result of the 
     reorganizations included in the plan.
       (B) Implementation.--In addition, the transmittal message 
     shall include an implementation section which shall--
       (i) describe in detail--

       (I) the actions necessary or planned to complete the 
     reorganization; and
       (II) the anticipated nature and substance of any orders, 
     directives, and other administrative and operations actions 
     which are expected to be required for completing or 
     implementing the reorganization; and

       (ii) contain a projected timetable for completion of the 
     implementation process.
       (C) Background information.--The President shall also 
     submit such further background or other information as 
     Congress may require for its consideration of the plan.
       (5) Amendments to plan.--Any time during the period of 60 
     calendar days of continuous session of Congress after the 
     date on which the plan is transmitted to it, but before any 
     legislation has been ordered reported in either House, the 
     President, or the designee of the President, may make 
     amendments or modifications to the plan, which modifications 
     or revisions shall thereafter be treated as a part of the 
     reorganization plan originally transmitted and shall not 
     affect in any way the time limits otherwise provided for in 
     this section, except the President may not modify the 
     proposed legislation included in the plan. The President, or 
     the designee of the President, may withdraw the plan at any 
     time, without prejudice to the right to resubmit a modified 
     plan.
       (b) Additional Contents of Reorganization Plan.--A 
     reorganization plan--
       (1) may change the name of an agency affected by a 
     reorganization and the title of its head, and shall designate 
     the name of an agency resulting from a reorganization and the 
     title of its head;
       (2) may provide for the appointment and pay of the head and 
     1 or more officers of any agency (including an agency 
     resulting from a consolidation or other type of 
     reorganization) if the message transmitting the plan declares 
     that, by reason of a reorganization made by the plan, the 
     provisions are necessary;
       (3) shall provide for the transfer or other disposition of 
     the records, property, and personnel affected by a 
     reorganization;
       (4) shall provide for the transfer of such unexpended 
     balances of appropriations, and of other funds, available for 
     use in connection with a function or agency affected by a 
     reorganization, as necessary by reason of the reorganization 
     for use in connection with the functions affected by the 
     reorganization, or for the use of the agency which shall have 
     the functions after the reorganization plan is effective; and
       (5) shall provide for terminating the affairs of an agency 
     abolished.

     A reorganization plan containing provisions authorized by 
     paragraph (2) may provide that the head of an agency be an 
     individual or a commission or board with more than 1 member. 
     In the case of an appointment of the head of such an agency, 
     the term of office may not be fixed at more than 4 years, the 
     pay may not be at a rate in excess of that found to be 
     applicable to comparable officers in the executive branch, by 
     and with the advice and consent of the Senate. Any 
     reorganization plan containing provisions required by 
     paragraph (4) shall provide for the transfer of unexpended 
     balances only if such balances are used for the purposes for 
     which the appropriation was originally made.
       (c) Effect on Other Laws, Pending Legal Proceedings.--
       (1) Effect on laws.--
       (A) Definition.--In this paragraph, the term ``regulation 
     or other action'' means a regulation, rule, order, policy, 
     determination, directive, authorization, permit, privilege, 
     requirement, designation, or other action.
       (B) Effect.--A statute enacted, and a regulation or other 
     action made, prescribed, issued, granted, or performed in 
     respect of or by an agency or function affected by a 
     reorganization under this section, before the effective date 
     of the reorganization, has, except to the extent rescinded, 
     modified, superseded, or made inapplicable by or under 
     authority of law or by the abolition of a function, the same 
     effect as if the reorganization had not been made. However, 
     if the statute, regulation, or other action has vested the 
     functions in the agency from which it is removed under the 
     reorganization plan, the function, insofar as it is to be 
     exercised after the plan becomes effective, shall be deemed 
     as vested in the agency under which the function is placed in 
     the plan.
       (2) Pending legal proceedings.--A suit, action, or other 
     proceeding lawfully commenced by or against the head of an 
     agency or other officer of the United States, in his official 
     capacity or in relation to the discharge of his official 
     duties, does not abate by reason of the taking effect of a 
     reorganization plan under this section. On motion or 
     supplemental petition filed at any time within 12 months 
     after the reorganization plan takes effect, showing a 
     necessity for a survival of the suit, action, or other 
     proceeding to obtain a settlement of the questions involved, 
     the court may allow the suit, action, or other proceeding to 
     be maintained by or against the successor of the head or 
     officer under the reorganization effected by the plan or, if 
     there is no successor, against such agency or officer as the 
     President designates.
       (d) Rules of Senate and House of Representatives on 
     Reorganization Plans.--Subsections (e) through (h) are 
     enacted by Congress--
       (1) as an exercise of the rulemaking power of the Senate 
     and the House of Representatives, respectively, and as such 
     they are deemed a part of the rules of each House, 
     respectively, but applicable only with respect to the 
     procedure to be followed in that House in the case of 
     implementation bills with respect to any reorganization plans 
     transmitted to Congress (in accordance with subsection 
     (a)(3)); and they supersede other rules only to the extent 
     that they are inconsistent therewith; and
       (2) with the full recognition of the constitutional right 
     of either House to change the rules (so far as relating to 
     the procedure of that House) at any time, in the same manner 
     and to the same extent as in the case of any other rule of 
     that House.
       (e) Introduction, Referral, and Report or Discharge.--
       (1) Introduction.--On the first calendar day on which both 
     Houses are in session, on or immediately following the date 
     on which a reorganization plan is submitted to Congress under 
     subsection (a)(3), a single implementation bill shall be 
     introduced (by request)--
       (A) in the Senate--
       (i) by the Majority Leader of the Senate, for himself and 
     the Minority Leader of the Senate; or
       (ii) by Members of the Senate designated by the Majority 
     Leader and Minority Leader of the Senate; and
       (B) in the House of Representatives--
       (i) by the Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, 
     for himself and the Minority Leader of the House of 
     Representatives; or
       (ii) by Members of the House of Representatives designated 
     by the Majority Leader and Minority Leader of the House of 
     Representatives.
       (2) Referral.--
       (A) In general.--The implementation bills introduced under 
     paragraph (1) shall be referred to the appropriate committee 
     of jurisdiction in the Senate and the appropriate committee 
     with primary jurisdiction in the House of Representatives.
       (B) Committee may report with amendments.--A committee to 
     which an implementation bill is referred under subparagraph 
     (A) may report such bill to the respective House with 
     amendments proposed to be adopted.
       (C) Germaneness requirement.--No amendment under 
     subparagraph (B) may be proposed unless such amendment is--
       (i) germane to the implementation bill; and
       (ii) within the scope of the criteria listed in 
     subparagraphs (A) through (D) of subsection (a)(2).
       (3) Report on discharge.--If a committee to which an 
     implementation bill is referred has not reported such bill by 
     the end of the 75th calendar day after the date of 
     introduction of such bill--
       (A) a motion to have the implementation bill discharged 
     shall be in order and highly privileged, with debate limited 
     to 1 hour equally divided; and
       (B) upon being reported or discharged from the committee, 
     such bill shall be placed on the appropriate calendar.
       (f) Procedure After Report or Discharge of Committees; 
     Debate; Vote on Final Passage.--
       (1) Procedure.--When the committee has reported, or has 
     been deemed to be discharged (under subsection (e)) from 
     further consideration of, an implementation bill, it is at 
     any time thereafter in order (even though a previous motion 
     to the same effect has been disagreed to) for any Member of 
     the respective House to move to proceed to the consideration 
     of the implementation bill. The motion is highly privileged 
     and is not debatable. The motion shall not be subject to 
     amendment, or to any motion to postpone, or a motion to 
     proceed to the consideration of other business. A motion to 
     reconsider the vote by which the motion is agreed to or 
     disagreed to shall not be in order. If a motion to proceed to 
     the consideration of the implementation bill is agreed to, 
     the implementation bill shall remain the unfinished business 
     of the respective House until disposed.
       (2) Debate.--
       (A) Implementation bill.--Debate on the implementation 
     bill, and on all debatable amendments, motions, and appeals 
     in connection therewith, shall be limited to not more than 20 
     hours, which shall be divided equally between individuals 
     favoring and individuals opposing the implementation bill.
       (B) Amendments.--Debate on amendments offered on the floor 
     shall be limited to not

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     more than 10 hours, to be divided equally between individuals 
     favoring and opposing the bill.
       (C) Germaneness requirement.--No amendment shall be in 
     order which is not germane to the bill and within the scope 
     of the criteria listed in subparagraphs (A) through (D) of 
     subsection (a)(2).
       (D) Subsequent motions.--A motion to recommit the 
     implementation bill is not in order. A motion to reconsider 
     the vote by which the implementation bill is passed or 
     rejected shall not be in order.
       (3) Vote on final passage.--Immediately following the 
     conclusion of the debate on the implementation bill, and a 
     single quorum call at the conclusion of the debate if 
     requested in accordance with the rules of the appropriate 
     House, the vote on final passage of the implementation bill 
     shall occur.
       (4) Appeals.--Appeals from the decisions of the Chair 
     relating to the application of the rules of the Senate or the 
     House of Representatives, as the case may be, to the 
     procedure relating to an implementation bill shall be decided 
     without debate.
       (g) Conference.--
       (1) Appointment of conferees.--In the Senate, a motion to 
     elect or to authorize the appointment of conferees by the 
     presiding officer shall not be debatable.
       (2) Conference report.--Not later than 20 calendar days 
     after the appointment of conferees, the conferees shall 
     report to their respective Houses.
       (h) Coast Guard Functions and Personnel.--Implementation 
     bills shall not be considered subsequent Acts for the 
     purposes of section 131(e) of this Act.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 4792. Mr. SPECTER submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
to amendment SA 4738 proposed by Mr. Gramm (for himself, Mr. Miller, 
Mr. McConnell, Mr. Thompson, Mr. Stevens, Mr. Hagel, Mr. Hutchinson, 
and Mr. Bunning) to the amendment SA 4471 proposed by Mr. Lieberman to 
the bill H.R. 5005, to establish the Department of Homeland Security, 
and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as 
follows:

       Insert on page 24, line 4, of the Gramm-Miller Amendment 
     No. 4738 to Lieberman Amendment No. 4471, a new (d)(19) to 
     read as follows:
       (d) Responsibilities of Under Secretary.--
       (19) On behalf of the Secretary, pursuant to regulations 
     promulgated in consultation with the statutory members of the 
     National Security Council and advisors thereto, directing the 
     intelligence community agencies as defined in this section, 
     and other federal agencies to provide intelligence 
     information, analyses of intelligence information and such 
     other intelligence-related information that may be collected, 
     possessed or prepared by the agency, subject to the 
     disapproval of the President.
       Insert on page 24, line 6, of the Gramm-Miller Amendment 
     No. 4738 to Lieberman Amendment No. 4471, a new section 202 
     entitled ``HOMELAND SECURITY ASSESSMENT CENTER.'' After 
     inserting the title, insert attached text with designated 
     edits. Then strike page 24, line 6, through page 25, line 17 
     of the Gramm-Miller Amendment No. 4738 to Lieberman Amendment 
     No. 4471, and renumber sections, subsections, paragraphs and 
     subparagraphs accordingly, beginning the renumbering with 
     ``FUNCTIONS TRANSFERRED'' which is currently on page 25, line 
     18, of the Gramm-Miller Amendment No. 4738 to Lieberman 
     Amendment No. 4471.

     SEC. 202. HOMELAND SECURITY ASSESSMENT.

       (a) Establishment.--There is established in the Department 
     the Homeland Security Assessment Center.
       (b) Head.--The Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security for 
     Information Analysis shall be the head of the Center.
       (c) Responsibilities.--The responsibilities of the Center 
     shall be as follows:
       (1) To assist the Under Secretary of Homeland Security for 
     Information Analysis and Infrastructure Protection in 
     discharging the responsibilities under section 201.
       (2) To provide intelligence and information analysis and 
     support to other elements of the Department.
       (3) To perform such other duties as the Secretary shall 
     provide.
       (d) Staff
       (1) In general.--The Secretary shall provide the Center 
     with a staff of analysts having appropriate expertise and 
     experience to assist the Center in discharging the 
     responsibilities under this section.
       (2) Private sector analysts.--Analysts under this 
     subsection may include analysts from the private sector.
       (3) Security clearances.--Analysts under this subsection 
     shall possess security clearances appropriate for their work 
     under this section.
       (e) Cooperation Within Department.--The Secretary shall 
     ensure that the Center cooperates closely with other 
     officials of the Department having responsibility for 
     infrastructure protection in order to provide the Secretary 
     with a complete and comprehensive understanding of threats to 
     homeland security and the actual or potential vulnerabilities 
     of the United States in light of such threats.
       (f) Support.--
       (1) In general.--The following elements of the Federal 
     government shall provide personnel and resource support to 
     the Center:
       (A) Other elements of the Department designated by the 
     Secretary for that purpose.
       (B) The Federal Bureau of Investigation.
       (C) Other elements of the intelligence community, as that 
     term is defined in section 3(4) of the National Security Act 
     of 1947 (50 U.S.C. 401a(4)).
       (D) Such other elements of the Federal Government as the 
     President considers appropriate.
       (2) Memoranda of understanding.--The Secretary may enter 
     into one or more memoranda of understanding with the head of 
     an element referred to in paragraph (1) regarding the 
     provision of support to the Center under that paragraph.
       (g) Detail of Personnel.--
       (1) In general.--In order to assist the Center in 
     discharging the responsibilities under subsection 70(c), 
     personnel of the agencies referred to in paragraph (2) may 
     be detailed to the Department for the performance of 
     analytic functions and related duties.
       (2) Covered Agencies.--The agencies referred to in this 
     paragraph are as follows:
       (A) The Department of State.
       (B) The Central Intelligence Agency.
       (C) The Federal Bureau of Investigation.
       (D) The National Security Agency.
       (E) The National Imagery and Mapping Agency.
       (F) The Defense Intelligence Agency.
       (G) Other elements of the intelligence community as defined 
     in this section.
       (H) Any other agency of the Federal Government that the 
     Secretary considers appropriate.
       (3) Cooperative agreements.--Personnel shall be detailed 
     under this subsection pursuant to cooperative agreements 
     entered into for that purpose by the Secretary and the head 
     of the agency concerned.
       (4) Basis.--The detail of personnel under this subsection 
     may be on a reimbursable or non-reimbursable basis.
       (h) Study of Placement within Intelligence Community.--Not 
     later than 90 days after the effective date of this Act, the 
     President shall submit to the Committee on Governmental 
     Affairs and the Select Committee on Intelligence of the 
     Senate and the Committee on Government Reform and the 
     Permanent select Committee on Intelligence of the House of 
     Representatives a report assessing the advisability of the 
     following:
       (1) Placing the elements of the Center concerned with the 
     analysis of foreign intelligence information within the 
     intelligence community under section 3(4) of the National 
     Security Act of 1947 (50 U.S.C. 401a(4)).
       (2) Placing such elements within the National Foreign 
     Intelligence Program for budgetary purposes.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 4793. Mr. BINGAMAN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
to amendment SA 4738 proposed by Mr. Gramm (for himself, Mr. Miller, 
Mr. McConnell, Mr. Thompson, Mr. Stevens, Mr. Hagel, Mr. Hutchinson, 
and Mr. Bunning) to the amendment SA 4471 proposed by Mr. Lieberman to 
the bill H.R. 5005, to establish the Department of Homeland Security, 
and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as 
follows:

       On page 38, between lines 20 and 21, insert the following:
       (11) coordinating and integrating all research, 
     development, demonstration, testing, and evaluation 
     activities of the Department; and
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 4794. Mr. BINGAMAN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
to amendment SA 4738 proposed by Mr. Gramm (for himself, Mr. Miller, 
Mr. McConnell, Mr. Thompson, Mr. Stevens, Mr. Hagel, Mr. Hutchinson, 
and Mr. Bunning) to the amendment SA 4471 proposed by Mr. Lieberman to 
the bill H.R. 5005, to establish the Department of Homeland Security, 
and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as 
follows:

       On page 48 after line 25, insert the following:

     (C) LABORATORY-DIRECTED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT.

       (i) Authorization.--Government-owned, contractor-operated 
     laboratories that receive funds available to the Department 
     for national security programs are authorized to carry out 
     laboratory-directed research and development, as defined in 
     section 3132 of the National Defense Authorization Act for 
     Fiscal Year 1991 (42 U.S.C. 7257a(d)).
       (ii) Regulations.--The Secretary shall prescribe 
     regulations for the conduct of laboratory-directed research 
     and development at laboratories under subsection (a).
       (iii) Funding.--Of the funds provided by the Department to 
     laboratories under subsection (a) for national security 
     activities, the Secretary shall provide a specific amount, 
     not to exceed 6 percent of such funds, to be used by such 
     laboratories for laboratory-directed research and 
     development.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 4795. Mr. BINGAMAN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
to amendment SA 4738 proposed by Mr. Gramm (for himself Mr. Miller, Mr. 
McConnell, Mr. Thompson, Mr. Stevens, Mr. Hagel, Mr. Hutchinson, and 
Mr. Bunning) to the amendment SA 4471 proposed by Mr. Lieberman to the

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bill H.R. 5005, to establish the Department of Homeland Security, and 
for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 48, between lines 8 and 9, insert the following:
       (e) Operational Test and Evaluation--
       (1) Principal official for operational test and 
     evaluation.--The Under Secretary is the official within the 
     Department who, under the Secretary, is responsible for 
     operational test and evaluation activities of the Department. 
     As such, the Under Secretary is the principal adviser to the 
     Secretary regarding such activities and, subject to the 
     authority, direction, and control of the Secretary, shall, 
     with respect to the conduct of such activities, prescribe 
     policies and procedures, engage in monitoring and review, 
     require prompt reporting and disclosure within the 
     Department, and coordinate joint operational testing 
     involving two or more Under Secretaries.
       (2) Annual report to congress.--The Under Secretary shall 
     submit an annual report to Congress not later than February 
     15 of each year on the conduct of operational test and 
     evaluation activities of the Department, which shall include 
     an assessment of the operational test and evaluation 
     infrastructure of the Department and, for each major system 
     operationally tested and evaluated during the year covered by 
     the report, information regarding the major system's mission, 
     background technical and programmatic data, and the results 
     of tests and evaluations performed thereon.
       (3) Definitions.--In this paragraph:
       (A) Major system.--The term ``major system'' has the 
     meaning given such term in section 4(9) of the Office of 
     Federal Procurement Policy Act (41 U.S.C. 403(9)).
       (B) Operational test and evaluation.--The term 
     ``operational test and evaluation,'' means a test, under 
     realistic conditions, of any item (or key component) of a 
     technology, of a device, or of equipment for the purpose of 
     determining the effectiveness and suitability of the 
     technology, device, or equipment for use by typical users to 
     meet homeland security needs or objectives, together with an 
     evaluation of the results of such test.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 4796. Mr. FEINGOLD (for himself, Mr. Kennedy, and Mr. Corzine) 
submitted an amendment intended to be proposed to amendment SA 4738 
proposed by Mr. Gramm (for himself, Mr. Miller, Mr. McConnell, Mr. 
Thompson, Mr. Stevens, Mr. Hagel, Mr. Hutchinson, and Mr. Bunning) to 
the amendment SA 4471 proposed by Mr. Lieberman to the bill H.R. 5005, 
to establish the Department of Homeland Security, and for other 
purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 220, insert before line 16 the following:

     SEC. 1124. STANDARDS FOR CLOSING REMOVAL HEARINGS.

       Section 240 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 
     U.S.C. 1229a) is amended--
       (1) by redesignating subsection (e) as subsection (f); and
       (2) by inserting after subsection (d) the following:
       ``(e) Standards for Closing Removal Hearings.--
       ``(1) In general.--Except as provided in paragraph (2), a 
     removal proceeding under this section shall be open to the 
     public.
       ``(2) Exceptions.--Portions of a removal proceeding under 
     this section may be closed to the public, on a case by case 
     basis, when necessary--
       ``(A) and with the consent of the alien, to preserve the 
     confidentiality of applications for--
       ``(i) asylum;
       ``(ii) withholding of removal;
       ``(iii) relief under the Convention Against Torture and 
     Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, 
     done at New York December 10, 1984;
       ``(iv) relief under the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 
     (Public Law 103-322; 108 Stat. 1902); or
       ``(v) other applications for relief involving confidential 
     personal information or where portions of the removal hearing 
     involve minors or issues relating to domestic violence; or
       ``(B) to protect the national security by preventing the 
     disclosure of--
       ``(i) classified information; or
       ``(ii) the identity of a confidential informant.''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 4797. Mr. FEINGOLD (for himself, and Mr. Kennedy) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed to amendment SA 4738 proposed by Mr. 
Gramm (for himself, Mr. Miller, Mr. McConnell, Mr. Thompson, Mr. 
Stevens, Mr. Hagel, Mr. Hutchinson, and Mr. Bunning) to the amendment 
SA 4471 proposed by Mr. Lieberman to the bill H.R. 5005, to establish 
the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes; which was 
ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 88, strike line 8 and all that follows through page 
     90, line 2, and insert the following:

        Subtitle B--Civil Rights Oversight and Inspector General

     SEC. 707. CIVIL RIGHTS OFFICER.

       (a) In General.--There shall be in the Department a Civil 
     Rights Officer, who shall be appointed by the President, by 
     and with the advice and consent of the Senate.
       (b) Responsibilities.--The Civil Rights Officer shall be 
     responsible for--
       (1) ensuring compliance with all civil rights and related 
     laws and regulations applicable to Department employees and 
     participants in Department programs;
       (2) coordinating administration of all civil rights and 
     related laws and regulations within the Department for 
     Department employees and participants in Department programs;
       (3) assisting the Secretary, directorates, and offices with 
     the development and implementation of policies and procedures 
     that ensure that civil rights considerations are 
     appropriately incorporated and implemented in Department 
     programs and activities;
       (4) overseeing compliance with statutory and constitutional 
     requirements related to the civil rights of individuals 
     affected by the programs and activities of the Department; 
     and
       (5) notifying the Inspector General of any matter that, in 
     the opinion of the Civil Rights Officer, warrants further 
     investigation.

     SEC. 708. PRIVACY OFFICER.

       (a) In General.--There shall be in the Department a Privacy 
     Officer, who shall be appointed by the Secretary.
       (b) Responsibilities.--The Privacy Officer shall--
       (1) oversee compliance with section 552a of title 5, United 
     States Code (commonly referred to as the Privacy Act of 1974) 
     and all other applicable laws relating to the privacy of 
     personal information;
       (2) assist the Secretary, directorates, and offices with 
     the development and implementation of policies and procedures 
     that ensure that--
       (A) privacy considerations and safeguards are appropriately 
     incorporated and implemented in Department programs and 
     activities; and
       (B) any information received by the Department is used or 
     disclosed in a manner that minimizes the risk of harm to 
     individuals from the inappropriate disclosure or use of such 
     materials;
       (3) assist Department personnel with the preparation of 
     privacy impact assessments when required by law or considered 
     appropriate by the Secretary; and
       (4) notify the Inspector General of any matter that, in the 
     opinion of the Privacy Officer, warrants further 
     investigation.

     SEC. 709. REPEAL OF IMMUNITY FOR CUSTOMS OFFICERS IN 
                   CONDUCTING CERTAIN SEARCHES.

       (a) In General.--Section 3061 of the Revised Statutes is 
     amended--
       (1) in subsection (a), by striking ``(a)''; and
       (2) by striking subsection (b).
       (b) Trade Act of 2002.--The Trade Act of 2002 is amended--
       (1) by striking section 341; and
       (2) in the table of contents, by striking the item relating 
     to section 341.
       (c) Effective Date.--The amendments made by this section 
     shall take effect as if included in chapter 4 of title III of 
     the Trade Act of 2002.

     SEC. 710. INSPECTOR GENERAL.

       (a) In General.--There shall be in the Department an 
     Inspector General. The Inspector General and the Office of 
     Inspector General shall be subject to the Inspector General 
     Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. App.).
       (b) Establishment.--Section 11 of the Inspector General Act 
     of 1978 (5 U.S.C. App.) is amended--
       (1) in paragraph (1), by inserting ``Homeland Security,'' 
     after ``Health and Human Services,''; and
       (2) in paragraph (2), by inserting ``Homeland Security,'' 
     after ``Health and Human Services,''.
       (c) Assistant Inspector General for Civil Rights and Civil 
     Liberties.--
       (1) In general.--There shall be in the Office of Inspector 
     General an Assistant Inspector General for Civil Rights and 
     Civil Liberties (in this section referred to as the 
     ``Assistant Inspector General''), who shall be appointed 
     without regard to political affiliation and solely on the 
     basis of demonstrated ability in civil rights and civil 
     liberties, law, management analysis, investigations, and 
     public relations.
       (2) Responsibilities of the assistant inspector general.--
     The Assistant Inspector General shall--
       (A) review information and receive complaints from any 
     source alleging abuses of civil rights and civil liberties 
     by--
       (i) employees and officials of the Department;
       (ii) independent contractors retained by the Department; or
       (iii) grantees of the Department;
       (B) conduct such investigations as the Assistant Inspector 
     General considers necessary, either self-initiated or in 
     response to complaints, to determine the policies and 
     practices to protect civil rights and civil liberties of--
       (i) the Department;
       (ii) any unit of the Department;
       (iii) independent contractors employed by the Department; 
     or
       (iv) grantees of the Department;
       (C) conduct investigations of the programs and operations 
     of the Department to determine whether the Department's civil 
     rights

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     and civil liberties policies are being effectively 
     implemented, except that the Assistant Inspector General 
     shall not have any responsibility for the enforcement of the 
     Equal Employment Opportunities Act;
       (D) inform the Secretary and Congress of weaknesses, 
     problems, and deficiencies within the Department relating to 
     civil rights and civil liberties;
       (E) provide prompt notification to the Civil Rights Officer 
     of any complaints of violations of civil rights or civil 
     liberties, and consult with the Civil Rights Officer 
     regarding the investigation of such complaints, upon request 
     or as appropriate ;
       (F) publicize, in multiple languages, through the Internet, 
     radio, television, and newspaper advertisements--
       (i) information on the responsibilities and functions of 
     the Assistant Inspector General; and
       (ii) instructions on how to contact the Assistant Inspector 
     General; and
       (G) on a semi-annual basis, submit to Congress, for 
     referral to the appropriate committee or committees, a 
     report--
       (i) describing the implementation of this subsection, 
     including the number of complaints received and a general 
     description of any complaints received and investigations 
     undertaken either in response to a complaint or on the 
     initiative of the Assistant Inspector General;
       (ii) detailing any civil rights abuses under subparagraph 
     (A); and
       (iii) accounting for the expenditure of funds to carry out 
     this subsection.
       (d) Additional Provisions With Respect to the Inspector 
     General of the Department of Homeland Security.--The 
     Inspector General Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. App.) is amended--
       (1) by redesignating section 8I as section 8J; and
       (2) by inserting after section 8H the following:


   Special provisions concerning the Department of Homeland Security

       ``Sec. 8I. (a)(1) Notwithstanding the last 2 sentences of 
     section 3(a), the Inspector General of the Department of 
     Homeland Security (in this section referred to as the 
     ``Inspector General'') shall be under the authority, 
     direction, and control of the Secretary of Homeland Security 
     (in this section referred to as the ``Secretary'') with 
     respect to audits or investigations, or the issuance of 
     subpoenas, which require access to sensitive information 
     concerning--
       ``(A) intelligence or counterintelligence matters;
       ``(B) ongoing criminal investigations or proceedings;
       ``(C) undercover operations;
       ``(D) the identity of confidential sources, including 
     protected witnesses;
       ``(E) other matters the disclosure of which would 
     constitute a serious threat to the protection of any person 
     or property authorized protection by--
       ``(i) section 3056 of title 18, United States Code;
       ``(ii) section 202 of title 3, United States Code; or
       ``(iii) any provision of the Presidential Protection 
     Assistance Act of 1976 (18 U.S.C. 3056 note); or
       ``(F) other matters the disclosure of which would 
     constitute a serious threat to national security.
       ``(2) With respect to the information described under 
     paragraph (1), the Secretary may prohibit the Inspector 
     General from carrying out or completing any audit or 
     investigation, or from issuing any subpoena, after such 
     Inspector General has decided to initiate, carry out, or 
     complete such audit or investigation or to issue such 
     subpoena, if the Secretary determines that such prohibition 
     is necessary to--
       ``(A) prevent the disclosure of any information described 
     under paragraph (1);
       ``(B) preserve vital national security interests; or
       ``(C) prevent significant impairment to the national 
     interests of the United States.
       ``(3)(A) If the Secretary exercises any power under 
     paragraph (1) or (2), the Secretary shall notify the 
     Inspector General or, with respect to investigations relating 
     to civil rights or civil liberties, the Assistant Inspector 
     General for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (in this section 
     referred to as the `Assistant Inspector General'), in writing 
     (appropriately classified, if necessary) within 7 calendar 
     days stating the reasons for such exercise.
       ``(B) Within 30 days after receipt of any notice under 
     subparagraph (A), the Inspector General or Assistant 
     Inspector General, as appropriate, shall prepare a copy of 
     such notice and a written response that states whether the 
     Inspector General or Assistant Inspector General, as 
     appropriate, agrees or disagrees with the Secretary's 
     exercise of a power under paragraph (1) and describes the 
     reasons for any disagreement, to--
       ``(i) the President of the Senate;
       ``(ii) the Speaker of the House of Representatives;
       ``(iii) the Committee on Governmental Affairs of the 
     Senate;
       ``(iv) the Committee on Government Reform of the House of 
     Representatives; and
       ``(v) other appropriate committees or subcommittees of 
     Congress.
       ``(b)(1) In carrying out the duties and responsibilities 
     under this Act, the Inspector General shall have oversight 
     responsibility for the internal investigations and audits 
     performed by any other office performing internal 
     investigatory or audit functions in any subdivision of the 
     Department of Homeland Security. With respect to 
     investigations relating to civil rights or civil liberties, 
     the Inspector General's responsibilities under this section 
     shall be exercised by the Assistant Inspector General.
       ``(2) The head of each other office described under 
     paragraph (1) shall promptly report to the Inspector General 
     the significant activities being carried out by such office.
       ``(3)(A) Notwithstanding paragraphs (1) and (2), the 
     Inspector General may initiate, conduct, and supervise such 
     audits and investigations in the Department (including in any 
     subdivision referred to in paragraph (1)) as the Inspector 
     General considers appropriate.
       ``(B) If the Inspector General initiates an audit or 
     investigation under subparagraph (A) concerning a subdivision 
     referred to in paragraph (1), the Inspector General may 
     provide the head of the other office performing internal 
     investigatory or audit functions in the subdivision with 
     written notice that the Inspector General has initiated such 
     an audit or investigation.
       ``(C) If the Inspector General issues a notice under 
     subparagraph (B), no other audit or investigation shall be 
     initiated into the matter under audit or investigation by the 
     Inspector General, and any other audit or investigation of 
     such matter shall cease.
       ``(c) Any report required to be transmitted by the 
     Secretary to the appropriate committees or subcommittees of 
     Congress under section 5(d) shall also be transmitted, within 
     the 7-day period specified under that subsection, to--
       ``(1) the President of the Senate;
       ``(2) the Speaker of the House of Representatives;
       ``(3) the Committee on Governmental Affairs of the Senate; 
     and
       ``(4) the Committee on Government Reform of the House of 
     Representatives.
       ``(d)(1) The Assistant Inspector General shall inform the 
     complainant regarding what actions were taken in response to 
     a complaint.
       ``(2) With respect to any complaints received or 
     investigations undertaken by the Assistant Inspector General, 
     any person employed by an independent contractor, or grantee, 
     of the Department shall be entitled to the same protections 
     as are provided to employees of the Department under section 
     7.''.
       (e) Technical and Conforming Amendments.--The Inspector 
     General Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. appendix) is amended--
       (1) in section 4(b), by striking ``8F'' each place it 
     appears and inserting ``8G''; and
       (2) in section 8J (as redesignated by subsection (d)(1)), 
     by striking ``or 8H'' and inserting ``, 8H, or 8I''.
       (f) Definition.--In this Act, the term ``civil rights and 
     civil liberties'' means rights and liberties, which--
       (1) are or may be protected by the Constitution or 
     implementing legislation; or
       (2) are analogous to the rights and liberties under 
     paragraph (1), whether or not secured by treaty, statute, 
     regulation or executive order.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 4798. Mr. FEINGOLD (for himself and Mr. Kennedy) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed to amendment SA 4738 proposed by Mr. 
Gramm (for himself, Mr. Miller, Mr. McConnell, Mr. Thompson, Mr. 
Stevens, Mr. Hagel, Mr. Hutchinson, and Mr. Bunning) to the amendment 
SA 4471 proposed by Mr. Lieberman to the bill H.R. 5005, to establish 
the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes; which was 
ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 88, strike line 8 and all that follows through page 
     90, line 2, and insert the following:

        Subtitle B--Civil Rights Oversight and Inspector General

     SEC. 708. CIVIL RIGHTS OFFICER.

       (a) In General.--There shall be in the Department a Civil 
     Rights Officer, who shall be appointed by the President, by 
     and with the advice and consent of the Senate.
       (b) Responsibilities.--The Civil Rights Officer shall be 
     responsible for--
       (1) ensuring compliance with all civil rights and related 
     laws and regulations applicable to Department employees and 
     participants in Department programs;
       (2) coordinating administration of all civil rights and 
     related laws and regulations within the Department for 
     Department employees and participants in Department programs;
       (3) assisting the Secretary, directorates, and offices with 
     the development and implementation of policies and procedures 
     that ensure that civil rights considerations are 
     appropriately incorporated and implemented in Department 
     programs and activities;
       (4) overseeing compliance with statutory and constitutional 
     requirements related to the civil rights of individuals 
     affected by the programs and activities of the Department; 
     and
       (5) notifying the Inspector General of any matter that, in 
     the opinion of the Civil Rights Officer, warrants further 
     investigation.

     SEC. 709. PRIVACY OFFICER.

       (a) In General.--There shall be in the Department a Privacy 
     Officer, who shall be appointed by the Secretary.

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       (b) Responsibilities.--The Privacy Officer shall--
       (1) oversee compliance with section 552a of title 5, United 
     States Code (commonly referred to as the Privacy Act of 1974) 
     and all other applicable laws relating to the privacy of 
     personal information;
       (2) assist the Secretary, directorates, and offices with 
     the development and implementation of policies and procedures 
     that ensure that--
       (A) privacy considerations and safeguards are appropriately 
     incorporated and implemented in Department programs and 
     activities; and
       (B) any information received by the Department is used or 
     disclosed in a manner that minimizes the risk of harm to 
     individuals from the inappropriate disclosure or use of such 
     materials;
       (3) assist Department personnel with the preparation of 
     privacy impact assessments when required by law or considered 
     appropriate by the Secretary; and
       (4) notify the Inspector General of any matter that, in the 
     opinion of the Privacy Officer, warrants further 
     investigation.

     SEC. 710. INSPECTOR GENERAL.

       (a) In General.--There shall be in the Department an 
     Inspector General. The Inspector General and the Office of 
     Inspector General shall be subject to the Inspector General 
     Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. App.).
       (b) Establishment.--Section 11 of the Inspector General Act 
     of 1978 (5 U.S.C. App.) is amended--
       (1) in paragraph (1), by inserting ``Homeland Security,'' 
     after ``Health and Human Services,''; and
       (2) in paragraph (2), by inserting ``Homeland Security,'' 
     after ``Health and Human Services,''.
       (c) Assistant Inspector General for Civil Rights and Civil 
     Liberties.--
       (1) In general.--There shall be in the Office of Inspector 
     General an Assistant Inspector General for Civil Rights and 
     Civil Liberties (in this section referred to as the 
     ``Assistant Inspector General''), who shall be appointed 
     without regard to political affiliation and solely on the 
     basis of demonstrated ability in civil rights and civil 
     liberties, law, management analysis, investigations, and 
     public relations.
       (2) Responsibilities of the assistant inspector general.--
     The Assistant Inspector General shall--
       (A) review information and receive complaints from any 
     source alleging abuses of civil rights and civil liberties 
     by--
       (i) employees and officials of the Department;
       (ii) independent contractors retained by the Department; or
       (iii) grantees of the Department;
       (B) conduct such investigations as the Assistant Inspector 
     General considers necessary, either self-initiated or in 
     response to complaints, to determine the policies and 
     practices to protect civil rights and civil liberties of--
       (i) the Department;
       (ii) any unit of the Department;
       (iii) independent contractors employed by the Department; 
     or
       (iv) grantees of the Department;
       (C) conduct investigations of the programs and operations 
     of the Department to determine whether the Department's civil 
     rights and civil liberties policies are being effectively 
     implemented, except that the Assistant Inspector General 
     shall not have any responsibility for the enforcement of the 
     Equal Employment Opportunities Act;
       (D) inform the Secretary and Congress of weaknesses, 
     problems, and deficiencies within the Department relating to 
     civil rights and civil liberties;
       (E) provide prompt notification to the Civil Rights Officer 
     of any complaints of violations of civil rights or civil 
     liberties, and consult with the Civil Rights Officer 
     regarding the investigation of such complaints, upon request 
     or as appropriate ;
       (F) publicize, in multiple languages, through the Internet, 
     radio, television, and newspaper advertisements--
       (i) information on the responsibilities and functions of 
     the Assistant Inspector General; and
       (ii) instructions on how to contact the Assistant Inspector 
     General; and
       (G) on a semi-annual basis, submit to Congress, for 
     referral to the appropriate committee or committees, a 
     report--
       (i) describing the implementation of this subsection, 
     including the number of complaints received and a general 
     description of any complaints received and investigations 
     undertaken either in response to a complaint or on the 
     initiative of the Assistant Inspector General;
       (ii) detailing any civil rights abuses under subparagraph 
     (A); and
       (iii) accounting for the expenditure of funds to carry out 
     this subsection.
       (d) Additional Provisions With Respect to the Inspector 
     General of the Department of Homeland Security.--The 
     Inspector General Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. App.) is amended--
       (1) by redesignating section 8I as section 8J; and
       (2) by inserting after section 8H the following:


   Special provisions concerning the Department of Homeland Security

       ``Sec. 8I. (a)(1) Notwithstanding the last 2 sentences of 
     section 3(a), the Inspector General of the Department of 
     Homeland Security (in this section referred to as the 
     ``Inspector General'') shall be under the authority, 
     direction, and control of the Secretary of Homeland Security 
     (in this section referred to as the ``Secretary'') with 
     respect to audits or investigations, or the issuance of 
     subpoenas, which require access to sensitive information 
     concerning--
       ``(A) intelligence or counterintelligence matters;
       ``(B) ongoing criminal investigations or proceedings;
       ``(C) undercover operations;
       ``(D) the identity of confidential sources, including 
     protected witnesses;
       ``(E) other matters the disclosure of which would 
     constitute a serious threat to the protection of any person 
     or property authorized protection by--
       ``(i) section 3056 of title 18, United States Code;
       ``(ii) section 202 of title 3, United States Code; or
       ``(iii) any provision of the Presidential Protection 
     Assistance Act of 1976 (18 U.S.C. 3056 note); or
       ``(F) other matters the disclosure of which would 
     constitute a serious threat to national security.
       ``(2) With respect to the information described under 
     paragraph (1), the Secretary may prohibit the Inspector 
     General from carrying out or completing any audit or 
     investigation, or from issuing any subpoena, after such 
     Inspector General has decided to initiate, carry out, or 
     complete such audit or investigation or to issue such 
     subpoena, if the Secretary determines that such prohibition 
     is necessary to--
       ``(A) prevent the disclosure of any information described 
     under paragraph (1);
       ``(B) preserve vital national security interests; or
       ``(C) prevent significant impairment to the national 
     interests of the United States.
       ``(3)(A) If the Secretary exercises any power under 
     paragraph (1) or (2), the Secretary shall notify the 
     Inspector General or, with respect to investigations relating 
     to civil rights or civil liberties, the Assistant Inspector 
     General for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (in this section 
     referred to as the `Assistant Inspector General'), in writing 
     (appropriately classified, if necessary) within 7 calendar 
     days stating the reasons for such exercise.
       ``(B) Within 30 days after receipt of any notice under 
     subparagraph (A), the Inspector General or Assistant 
     Inspector General, as appropriate, shall prepare a copy of 
     such notice and a written response that states whether the 
     Inspector General or Assistant Inspector General, as 
     appropriate, agrees or disagrees with the Secretary's 
     exercise of a power under paragraph (1) and describes the 
     reasons for any disagreement, to--
       ``(i) the President of the Senate;
       ``(ii) the Speaker of the House of Representatives;
       ``(iii) the Committee on Governmental Affairs of the 
     Senate;
       ``(iv) the Committee on Government Reform of the House of 
     Representatives; and
       ``(v) other appropriate committees or subcommittees of 
     Congress.
       ``(b)(1) In carrying out the duties and responsibilities 
     under this Act, the Inspector General shall have oversight 
     responsibility for the internal investigations and audits 
     performed by any other office performing internal 
     investigatory or audit functions in any subdivision of the 
     Department of Homeland Security. With respect to 
     investigations relating to civil rights or civil liberties, 
     the Inspector General's responsibilities under this section 
     shall be exercised by the Assistant Inspector General.
       ``(2) The head of each other office described under 
     paragraph (1) shall promptly report to the Inspector General 
     the significant activities being carried out by such office.
       ``(3)(A) Notwithstanding paragraphs (1) and (2), the 
     Inspector General may initiate, conduct, and supervise such 
     audits and investigations in the Department (including in any 
     subdivision referred to in paragraph (1)) as the Inspector 
     General considers appropriate.
       ``(B) If the Inspector General initiates an audit or 
     investigation under subparagraph (A) concerning a subdivision 
     referred to in paragraph (1), the Inspector General may 
     provide the head of the other office performing internal 
     investigatory or audit functions in the subdivision with 
     written notice that the Inspector General has initiated such 
     an audit or investigation.
       ``(C) If the Inspector General issues a notice under 
     subparagraph (B), no other audit or investigation shall be 
     initiated into the matter under audit or investigation by the 
     Inspector General, and any other audit or investigation of 
     such matter shall cease.
       ``(c) Any report required to be transmitted by the 
     Secretary to the appropriate committees or subcommittees of 
     Congress under section 5(d) shall also be transmitted, within 
     the 7-day period specified under that subsection, to--
       ``(1) the President of the Senate;
       ``(2) the Speaker of the House of Representatives;
       ``(3) the Committee on Governmental Affairs of the Senate; 
     and
       ``(4) the Committee on Government Reform of the House of 
     Representatives.
       ``(d)(1) The Assistant Inspector General shall inform the 
     complainant regarding what actions were taken in response to 
     a complaint.
       ``(2) With respect to any complaints received or 
     investigations undertaken by the Assistant Inspector General, 
     any person employed by an independent contractor, or

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     grantee, of the Department shall be entitled to the same 
     protections as are provided to employees of the Department 
     under section 7.''.
       (e) Technical and Conforming Amendments.--The Inspector 
     General Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. appendix) is amended--
       (1) in section 4(b), by striking ``8F'' each place it 
     appears and inserting ``8G''; and
       (2) in section 8J (as redesignated by subsection (d)(1)), 
     by striking ``or 8H'' and inserting ``, 8H, or 8I''.
       (f) Definition.--In this Act, the term ``civil rights and 
     civil liberties'' means rights and liberties, which--
       (1) are or may be protected by the Constitution or 
     implementing legislation; or
       (2) are analogous to the rights and liberties under 
     paragraph (1), whether or not secured by treaty, statute, 
     regulation or executive order.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 4799. Mr. FEINGOLD (for himself and Mr. Kennedy) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed to amendment SA 4738 proposed by Mr. 
Gramm (for himself, Mr. Miller, Mr. McConnell, Mr. Thompson, Mr. 
Stevens, Mr. Hagel, Mr. Hutchinson, and Mr. Bunning) to the amendment 
SA 4471 proposed by Mr. Lieberman to the bill H.R. 5005, to establish 
the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes; which was 
ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 88, strike line 8 and all that follows through page 
     90, line 2, and insert the following:

        Subtitle B--Civil Rights Oversight and Inspector General

     SEC. 708. CIVIL RIGHTS OFFICER.

       (a) In General.--There shall be in the Department a Civil 
     Rights Officer, who shall be appointed by the President, by 
     and with the advice and consent of the Senate.
       (b) Responsibilities.--The Civil Rights Officer shall be 
     responsible for--
       (1) ensuring compliance with all civil rights and related 
     laws and regulations applicable to Department employees and 
     participants in Department programs;
       (2) coordinating administration of all civil rights and 
     related laws and regulations within the Department for 
     Department employees and participants in Department programs;
       (3) assisting the Secretary, directorates, and offices with 
     the development and implementation of policies and procedures 
     that ensure that civil rights considerations are 
     appropriately incorporated and implemented in Department 
     programs and activities;
       (4) overseeing compliance with statutory and constitutional 
     requirements related to the civil rights of individuals 
     affected by the programs and activities of the Department; 
     and
       (5) notifying the Inspector General of any matter that, in 
     the opinion of the Civil Rights Officer, warrants further 
     investigation.

     SEC. 709. PRIVACY OFFICER.

       (a) In General.--There shall be in the Department a Privacy 
     Officer, who shall be appointed by the Secretary.
       (b) Responsibilities.--The Privacy Officer shall--
       (1) oversee compliance with section 552a of title 5, United 
     States Code (commonly referred to as the Privacy Act of 1974) 
     and all other applicable laws relating to the privacy of 
     personal information;
       (2) assist the Secretary, directorates, and offices with 
     the development and implementation of policies and procedures 
     that ensure that--
       (A) privacy considerations and safeguards are appropriately 
     incorporated and implemented in Department programs and 
     activities; and
       (B) any information received by the Department is used or 
     disclosed in a manner that minimizes the risk of harm to 
     individuals from the inappropriate disclosure or use of such 
     materials;
       (3) assist Department personnel with the preparation of 
     privacy impact assessments when required by law or considered 
     appropriate by the Secretary; and
       (4) notify the Inspector General of any matter that, in the 
     opinion of the Privacy Officer, warrants further 
     investigation.

     SEC. 710. INSPECTOR GENERAL.

       (a) In General.--There shall be in the Department an 
     Inspector General. The Inspector General and the Office of 
     Inspector General shall be subject to the Inspector General 
     Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. App.).
       (b) Establishment.--Section 11 of the Inspector General Act 
     of 1978 (5 U.S.C. App.) is amended--
       (1) in paragraph (1), by inserting ``Homeland Security,'' 
     after ``Health and Human Services,''; and
       (2) in paragraph (2), by inserting ``Homeland Security,'' 
     after ``Health and Human Services,''.
       (c) Review of the Department of Homeland Security.--The 
     Inspector General shall designate 1 official who shall--
       (1) review information and receive complaints alleging 
     abuses of civil rights and civil liberties by employees and 
     officials of the Department;
       (2) publicize, through the Internet, radio, television, and 
     newspaper advertisements--
       (A) information on the responsibilities and functions of 
     the official; and
       (B) instructions on how to contact the official; and
       (3) on a semi-annual basis, submit to Congress, for 
     referral to the appropriate committee or committees, a 
     report--
       (A) describing the implementation of this subsection;
       (B) detailing any civil rights abuses under paragraph (1); 
     and
       (C) accounting for the expenditure of funds to carry out 
     this subsection.
       (d) Additional Provisions With Respect to the Inspector 
     General of the Department of Homeland Security.--The 
     Inspector General Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. App.) is amended--
       (1) by redesignating section 8I as section 8J; and
       (2) by inserting after section 8H the following:


   special provisions concerning the department of homeland security

       ``Sec. 8I. (a)(1) Notwithstanding the last 2 sentences of 
     section 3(a), the Inspector General of the Department of 
     Homeland Security (in this section referred to as the 
     ``Inspector General'') shall be under the authority, 
     direction, and control of the Secretary of Homeland Security 
     (in this section referred to as the ``Secretary'') with 
     respect to audits or investigations, or the issuance of 
     subpoenas, which require access to sensitive information 
     concerning--
       ``(A) intelligence or counterintelligence matters;
       ``(B) ongoing criminal investigations or proceedings;
       ``(C) undercover operations;
       ``(D) the identity of confidential sources, including 
     protected witnesses;
       ``(E) other matters the disclosure of which would 
     constitute a serious threat to the protection of any person 
     or property authorized protection by--
       ``(i) section 3056 of title 18, United States Code;
       ``(ii) section 202 of title 3, United States Code; or
       ``(iii) any provision of the Presidential Protection 
     Assistance Act of 1976 (18 U.S.C. 3056 note); or
       ``(F) other matters the disclosure of which would 
     constitute a serious threat to national security.
       ``(2) With respect to the information described under 
     paragraph (1), the Secretary may prohibit the Inspector 
     General from carrying out or completing any audit or 
     investigation, or from issuing any subpoena, after such 
     Inspector General has decided to initiate, carry out, or 
     complete such audit or investigation or to issue such 
     subpoena, if the Secretary determines that such prohibition 
     is necessary to--
       ``(A) prevent the disclosure of any information described 
     under paragraph (1);
       ``(B) preserve the national security; or
       ``(C) prevent significant impairment to the national 
     interests of the United States.
       ``(3) If the Secretary exercises any power under paragraph 
     (1) or (2), the Secretary shall notify the Inspector General 
     in writing (appropriately classified, if necessary) within 7 
     calendar days stating the reasons for such exercise. Within 
     30 days after receipt of any such notice, the Inspector 
     General shall transmit a copy of such notice, together with 
     such comments concerning the exercise of such power as the 
     Inspector General considers appropriate, to--
       ``(A) the President of the Senate;
       ``(B) the Speaker of the House of Representatives;
       ``(C) the Committee on Governmental Affairs of the Senate;
       ``(D) the Committee on Government Reform of the House of 
     Representatives; and
       ``(E) other appropriate committees or subcommittees of 
     Congress.
       ``(b)(1) In carrying out the duties and responsibilities 
     under this Act, the Inspector General shall have oversight 
     responsibility for the internal investigations and audits 
     performed by any other office performing internal 
     investigatory or audit functions in any subdivision of the 
     Department of Homeland Security.
       ``(2) The head of each other office described under 
     paragraph (1) shall promptly report to the Inspector General 
     the significant activities being carried out by such office.
       ``(3) Notwithstanding paragraphs (1) and (2), the Inspector 
     General may initiate, conduct, and supervise such audits and 
     investigations in the Department (including in any 
     subdivision referred to in paragraph (1)) as the Inspector 
     General considers appropriate.
       ``(4) If the Inspector General initiates an audit or 
     investigation under paragraph (3) concerning a subdivision 
     referred to in paragraph (1), the Inspector General may 
     provide the head of the other office performing internal 
     investigatory or audit functions in the subdivision with 
     written notice that the Inspector General has initiated such 
     an audit or investigation. If the Inspector General issues 
     such a notice, no other audit or investigation shall be 
     initiated into the matter under audit or investigation by the 
     Inspector General, and any other audit or investigation of 
     such matter shall cease.
       ``(c) Any report required to be transmitted by the 
     Secretary to the appropriate committees or subcommittees of 
     Congress under section 5(d) shall also be transmitted, within 
     the 7-day period specified under that subsection, to--
       ``(1) the President of the Senate;
       ``(2) the Speaker of the House of Representatives;
       ``(3) the Committee on Governmental Affairs of the Senate; 
     and
       ``(4) the Committee on Government Reform of the House of 
     Representatives.''.

[[Page S9456]]

       (e) Technical and Conforming Amendments.--The Inspector 
     General Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. appendix) is amended--
       (1) in section 4(b), by striking ``8F'' each place it 
     appears and inserting ``8G''; and
       (2) in section 8J (as redesignated by subsection (c)(1)), 
     by striking ``or 8H'' and inserting ``, 8H, or 8I''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 4800. Mr. FEINGOLD (for himself and Mr. Kennedy) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed to amendment SA 4738 proposed by Mr. 
Gramm (for himself, Mr. Miller, Mr. McConnell, Mr. Thompson, Mr. 
Stevens, Mr. Hagel, Mr. Hutchinson, and Mr. Bunning) to the amendment 
SA 4471 proposed by Mr. Lieberman to the bill H.R. 5005, to establish 
the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes; which was 
ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 88, strike line 8 and all that follows through page 
     90, line 2, and insert the following:

        Subtitle B--Civil Rights Oversight and Inspector General

     SEC. 707. CIVIL RIGHTS OFFICER.

       (a) In General.--There shall be in the Department a Civil 
     Rights Officer, who shall be appointed by the President, by 
     and with the advice and consent of the Senate.
       (b) Responsibilities.--The Civil Rights Officer shall be 
     responsible for--
       (1) ensuring compliance with all civil rights and related 
     laws and regulations applicable to Department employees and 
     participants in Department programs;
       (2) coordinating administration of all civil rights and 
     related laws and regulations within the Department for 
     Department employees and participants in Department programs;
       (3) assisting the Secretary, directorates, and offices with 
     the development and implementation of policies and procedures 
     that ensure that civil rights considerations are 
     appropriately incorporated and implemented in Department 
     programs and activities;
       (4) overseeing compliance with statutory and constitutional 
     requirements related to the civil rights of individuals 
     affected by the programs and activities of the Department; 
     and
       (5) notifying the Inspector General of any matter that, in 
     the opinion of the Civil Rights Officer, warrants further 
     investigation.

     SEC. 708. PRIVACY OFFICER.

       (a) In General.--There shall be in the Department a Privacy 
     Officer, who shall be appointed by the Secretary.
       (b) Responsibilities.--The Privacy Officer shall--
       (1) oversee compliance with section 552a of title 5, United 
     States Code (commonly referred to as the Privacy Act of 1974) 
     and all other applicable laws relating to the privacy of 
     personal information;
       (2) assist the Secretary, directorates, and offices with 
     the development and implementation of policies and procedures 
     that ensure that--
       (A) privacy considerations and safeguards are appropriately 
     incorporated and implemented in Department programs and 
     activities; and
       (B) any information received by the Department is used or 
     disclosed in a manner that minimizes the risk of harm to 
     individuals from the inappropriate disclosure or use of such 
     materials;
       (3) assist Department personnel with the preparation of 
     privacy impact assessments when required by law or considered 
     appropriate by the Secretary; and
       (4) notify the Inspector General of any matter that, in the 
     opinion of the Privacy Officer, warrants further 
     investigation.

     SEC. 709. STANDARDS FOR CLOSING REMOVAL HEARINGS.

       Section 240 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 
     U.S.C. 1229a) is amended--
       (1) by redesignating subsection (e) as subsection (f); and
       (2) by inserting after subsection (d) the following:
       ``(e) Standards for Closing Removal Hearings.--
       ``(1) In general.--Except as provided in paragraph (2), a 
     removal proceeding under this section shall be open to the 
     public.
       ``(2) Exceptions.--Portions of a removal proceeding under 
     this section may be closed to the public, on a case by case 
     basis, when necessary--
       ``(A) and with the consent of the alien, to preserve the 
     confidentiality of applications for--
       ``(i) asylum;
       ``(ii) withholding of removal;
       ``(iii) relief under the Convention Against Torture and 
     Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, 
     done at New York December 10, 1984;
       ``(iv) relief under the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 
     (Public Law 103-322; 108 Stat. 1902); or
       ``(v) other applications for relief involving confidential 
     personal information or where portions of the removal hearing 
     involve minors or issues relating to domestic violence; or
       ``(B) to protect the national security by preventing the 
     disclosure of--
       ``(i) classified information; or
       ``(ii) the identity of a confidential informant.''.

     SEC. 710. INSPECTOR GENERAL.

       (a) In General.--There shall be in the Department an 
     Inspector General. The Inspector General and the Office of 
     Inspector General shall be subject to the Inspector General 
     Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. App.).
       (b) Establishment.--Section 11 of the Inspector General Act 
     of 1978 (5 U.S.C. App.) is amended--
       (1) in paragraph (1), by inserting ``Homeland Security,'' 
     after ``Health and Human Services,''; and
       (2) in paragraph (2), by inserting ``Homeland Security,'' 
     after ``Health and Human Services,''.
       (c) Assistant Inspector General for Civil Rights and Civil 
     Liberties.--
       (1) In general.--There shall be in the Office of Inspector 
     General an Assistant Inspector General for Civil Rights and 
     Civil Liberties (in this section referred to as the 
     ``Assistant Inspector General''), who shall be appointed 
     without regard to political affiliation and solely on the 
     basis of demonstrated ability in civil rights and civil 
     liberties, law, management analysis, investigations, and 
     public relations.
       (2) Responsibilities of the assistant inspector general.--
     The Assistant Inspector General shall--
       (A) review information and receive complaints from any 
     source alleging abuses of civil rights and civil liberties 
     by--
       (i) employees and officials of the Department;
       (ii) independent contractors retained by the Department; or
       (iii) grantees of the Department;
       (B) conduct such investigations as the Assistant Inspector 
     General considers necessary, either self-initiated or in 
     response to complaints, to determine the policies and 
     practices to protect civil rights and civil liberties of--
       (i) the Department;
       (ii) any unit of the Department;
       (iii) independent contractors employed by the Department; 
     or
       (iv) grantees of the Department;
       (C) conduct investigations of the programs and operations 
     of the Department to determine whether the Department's civil 
     rights and civil liberties policies are being effectively 
     implemented, except that the Assistant Inspector General 
     shall not have any responsibility for the enforcement of the 
     Equal Employment Opportunities Act;
       (D) inform the Secretary and Congress of weaknesses, 
     problems, and deficiencies within the Department relating to 
     civil rights and civil liberties;
       (E) provide prompt notification to the Civil Rights Officer 
     of any complaints of violations of civil rights or civil 
     liberties, and consult with the Civil Rights Officer 
     regarding the investigation of such complaints, upon request 
     or as appropriate ;
       (F) publicize, in multiple languages, through the Internet, 
     radio, television, and newspaper advertisements--
       (i) information on the responsibilities and functions of 
     the Assistant Inspector General; and
       (ii) instructions on how to contact the Assistant Inspector 
     General; and
       (G) on a semi-annual basis, submit to Congress, for 
     referral to the appropriate committee or committees, a 
     report--
       (i) describing the implementation of this subsection, 
     including the number of complaints received and a general 
     description of any complaints received and investigations 
     undertaken either in response to a complaint or on the 
     initiative of the Assistant Inspector General;
       (ii) detailing any civil rights abuses under subparagraph 
     (A); and
       (iii) accounting for the expenditure of funds to carry out 
     this subsection.
       (d) Additional Provisions With Respect to the Inspector 
     General of the Department of Homeland Security.--The 
     Inspector General Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. App.) is amended--
       (1) by redesignating section 8I as section 8J; and
       (2) by inserting after section 8H the following:


   Special provisions concerning the Department of Homeland Security

       ``Sec. 8I. (a)(1) Notwithstanding the last 2 sentences of 
     section 3(a), the Inspector General of the Department of 
     Homeland Security (in this section referred to as the 
     ``Inspector General'') shall be under the authority, 
     direction, and control of the Secretary of Homeland Security 
     (in this section referred to as the ``Secretary'') with 
     respect to audits or investigations, or the issuance of 
     subpoenas, which require access to sensitive information 
     concerning--
       ``(A) intelligence or counterintelligence matters;
       ``(B) ongoing criminal investigations or proceedings;
       ``(C) undercover operations;
       ``(D) the identity of confidential sources, including 
     protected witnesses;
       ``(E) other matters the disclosure of which would 
     constitute a serious threat to the protection of any person 
     or property authorized protection by--
       ``(i) section 3056 of title 18, United States Code;
       ``(ii) section 202 of title 3, United States Code; or
       ``(iii) any provision of the Presidential Protection 
     Assistance Act of 1976 (18 U.S.C. 3056 note); or
       ``(F) other matters the disclosure of which would 
     constitute a serious threat to national security.

[[Page S9457]]

       ``(2) With respect to the information described under 
     paragraph (1), the Secretary may prohibit the Inspector 
     General from carrying out or completing any audit or 
     investigation, or from issuing any subpoena, after such 
     Inspector General has decided to initiate, carry out, or 
     complete such audit or investigation or to issue such 
     subpoena, if the Secretary determines that such prohibition 
     is necessary to--
       ``(A) prevent the disclosure of any information described 
     under paragraph (1);
       ``(B) preserve vital national security interests; or
       ``(C) prevent significant impairment to the national 
     interests of the United States.
       ``(3)(A) If the Secretary exercises any power under 
     paragraph (1) or (2), the Secretary shall notify the 
     Inspector General or, with respect to investigations relating 
     to civil rights or civil liberties, the Assistant Inspector 
     General for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (in this section 
     referred to as the `Assistant Inspector General'), in writing 
     (appropriately classified, if necessary) within 7 calendar 
     days stating the reasons for such exercise.
       ``(B) Within 30 days after receipt of any notice under 
     subparagraph (A), the Inspector General or Assistant 
     Inspector General, as appropriate, shall prepare a copy of 
     such notice and a written response that states whether the 
     Inspector General or Assistant Inspector General, as 
     appropriate, agrees or disagrees with the Secretary's 
     exercise of a power under paragraph (1) and describes the 
     reasons for any disagreement, to--
       ``(i) the President of the Senate;
       ``(ii) the Speaker of the House of Representatives;
       ``(iii) the Committee on Governmental Affairs of the 
     Senate;
       ``(iv) the Committee on Government Reform of the House of 
     Representatives; and
       ``(v) other appropriate committees or subcommittees of 
     Congress.
       ``(b)(1) In carrying out the duties and responsibilities 
     under this Act, the Inspector General shall have oversight 
     responsibility for the internal investigations and audits 
     performed by any other office performing internal 
     investigatory or audit functions in any subdivision of the 
     Department of Homeland Security. With respect to 
     investigations relating to civil rights or civil liberties, 
     the Inspector General's responsibilities under this section 
     shall be exercised by the Assistant Inspector General.
       ``(2) The head of each other office described under 
     paragraph (1) shall promptly report to the Inspector General 
     the significant activities being carried out by such office.
       ``(3)(A) Notwithstanding paragraphs (1) and (2), the 
     Inspector General may initiate, conduct, and supervise such 
     audits and investigations in the Department (including in any 
     subdivision referred to in paragraph (1)) as the Inspector 
     General considers appropriate.
       ``(B) If the Inspector General initiates an audit or 
     investigation under subparagraph (A) concerning a subdivision 
     referred to in paragraph (1), the Inspector General may 
     provide the head of the other office performing internal 
     investigatory or audit functions in the subdivision with 
     written notice that the Inspector General has initiated such 
     an audit or investigation.
       ``(C) If the Inspector General issues a notice under 
     subparagraph (B), no other audit or investigation shall be 
     initiated into the matter under audit or investigation by the 
     Inspector General, and any other audit or investigation of 
     such matter shall cease.
       ``(c) Any report required to be transmitted by the 
     Secretary to the appropriate committees or subcommittees of 
     Congress under section 5(d) shall also be transmitted, within 
     the 7-day period specified under that subsection, to--
       ``(1) the President of the Senate;
       ``(2) the Speaker of the House of Representatives;
       ``(3) the Committee on Governmental Affairs of the Senate; 
     and
       ``(4) the Committee on Government Reform of the House of 
     Representatives.
       ``(d)(1) The Assistant Inspector General shall inform the 
     complainant regarding what actions were taken in response to 
     a complaint.
       ``(2) With respect to any complaints received or 
     investigations undertaken by the Assistant Inspector General, 
     any person employed by an independent contractor, or grantee, 
     of the Department shall be entitled to the same protections 
     as are provided to employees of the Department under section 
     7.''.
       (e) Technical and Conforming Amendments.--The Inspector 
     General Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. appendix) is amended--
       (1) in section 4(b), by striking ``8F'' each place it 
     appears and inserting ``8G''; and
       (2) in section 8J (as redesignated by subsection (d)(1)), 
     by striking ``or 8H'' and inserting ``, 8H, or 8I''.
       (f) Definition.--In this Act, the term ``civil rights and 
     civil liberties'' means rights and liberties, which--
       (1) are or may be protected by the Constitution or 
     implementing legislation; or
       (2) are analogous to the rights and liberties under 
     paragraph (1), whether or not secured by treaty, statute, 
     regulation or executive order.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 4801. Mr. FEINGOLD (for himself and Mr. Kennedy) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed to amendment SA 4738 proposed by Mr. 
Gramm (for himself, Mr. Miller, Mr. McConnell, Mr. Thompson, Mr. 
Stevens, Mr. Hagel, Mr. Hutchinson, and Mr. Bunning) to the amendment 
SA 4471 proposed by Mr. Lieberman to the bill H.R. 5005, to establish 
the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes; which was 
ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 88, strike line 8 and all that follows through page 
     90, line 2, and insert the following:

        Subtitle B--Civil Rights Oversight and Inspector General

     SEC. 706. CIVIL RIGHTS OFFICER.

       (a) In General.--There shall be in the Department a Civil 
     Rights Officer, who shall be appointed by the President, by 
     and with the advice and consent of the Senate.
       (b) Responsibilities.--The Civil Rights Officer shall be 
     responsible for--
       (1) ensuring compliance with all civil rights and related 
     laws and regulations applicable to Department employees and 
     participants in Department programs;
       (2) coordinating administration of all civil rights and 
     related laws and regulations within the Department for 
     Department employees and participants in Department programs;
       (3) assisting the Secretary, directorates, and offices with 
     the development and implementation of policies and procedures 
     that ensure that civil rights considerations are 
     appropriately incorporated and implemented in Department 
     programs and activities;
       (4) overseeing compliance with statutory and constitutional 
     requirements related to the civil rights of individuals 
     affected by the programs and activities of the Department; 
     and
       (5) notifying the Inspector General of any matter that, in 
     the opinion of the Civil Rights Officer, warrants further 
     investigation.

     SEC. 707. PRIVACY OFFICER.

       (a) In General.--There shall be in the Department a Privacy 
     Officer, who shall be appointed by the Secretary.
       (b) Responsibilities.--The Privacy Officer shall--
       (1) oversee compliance with section 552a of title 5, United 
     States Code (commonly referred to as the Privacy Act of 1974) 
     and all other applicable laws relating to the privacy of 
     personal information;
       (2) assist the Secretary, directorates, and offices with 
     the development and implementation of policies and procedures 
     that ensure that--
       (A) privacy considerations and safeguards are appropriately 
     incorporated and implemented in Department programs and 
     activities; and
       (B) any information received by the Department is used or 
     disclosed in a manner that minimizes the risk of harm to 
     individuals from the inappropriate disclosure or use of such 
     materials;
       (3) assist Department personnel with the preparation of 
     privacy impact assessments when required by law or considered 
     appropriate by the Secretary; and
       (4) notify the Inspector General of any matter that, in the 
     opinion of the Privacy Officer, warrants further 
     investigation.

     SEC. 708. REPEAL OF IMMUNITY FOR CUSTOMS OFFICERS IN 
                   CONDUCTING CERTAIN SEARCHES.

       (a) In General.--Section 3061 of the Revised Statutes is 
     amended--
       (1) in subsection (a), by striking ``(a)''; and
       (2) by striking subsection (b).
       (b) Trade Act of 2002.--The Trade Act of 2002 is amended--
       (1) by striking section 341; and
       (2) in the table of contents, by striking the item relating 
     to section 341.
       (c) Effective Date.--The amendments made by this section 
     shall take effect as if included in chapter 4 of title III of 
     the Trade Act of 2002.

     SEC. 709. STANDARDS FOR CLOSING REMOVAL HEARINGS.

       Section 240 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 
     U.S.C. 1229a) is amended--
       (1) by redesignating subsection (e) as subsection (f); and
       (2) by inserting after subsection (d) the following:
       ``(e) Standards for Closing Removal Hearings.--
       ``(1) In general.--Except as provided in paragraph (2), a 
     removal proceeding under this section shall be open to the 
     public.
       ``(2) Exceptions.--Portions of a removal proceeding under 
     this section may be closed to the public, on a case by case 
     basis, when necessary--
       ``(A) and with the consent of the alien, to preserve the 
     confidentiality of applications for--
       ``(i) asylum;
       ``(ii) withholding of removal;
       ``(iii) relief under the Convention Against Torture and 
     Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, 
     done at New York December 10, 1984;
       ``(iv) relief under the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 
     (Public Law 103-322; 108 Stat. 1902); or
       ``(v) other applications for relief involving confidential 
     personal information or where portions of the removal hearing 
     involve minors or issues relating to domestic violence; or
       ``(B) to protect the national security by preventing the 
     disclosure of--
       ``(i) classified information; or
       ``(ii) the identity of a confidential informant.''.

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     SEC. 710. INSPECTOR GENERAL.

       (a) In General.--There shall be in the Department an 
     Inspector General. The Inspector General and the Office of 
     Inspector General shall be subject to the Inspector General 
     Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. App.).
       (b) Establishment.--Section 11 of the Inspector General Act 
     of 1978 (5 U.S.C. App.) is amended--
       (1) in paragraph (1), by inserting ``Homeland Security,'' 
     after ``Health and Human Services,''; and
       (2) in paragraph (2), by inserting ``Homeland Security,'' 
     after ``Health and Human Services,''.
       (c) Assistant Inspector General for Civil Rights and Civil 
     Liberties.--
       (1) In general.--There shall be in the Office of Inspector 
     General an Assistant Inspector General for Civil Rights and 
     Civil Liberties (in this section referred to as the 
     ``Assistant Inspector General''), who shall be appointed 
     without regard to political affiliation and solely on the 
     basis of demonstrated ability in civil rights and civil 
     liberties, law, management analysis, investigations, and 
     public relations.
       (2) Responsibilities of the assistant inspector general.--
     The Assistant Inspector General shall--
       (A) review information and receive complaints from any 
     source alleging abuses of civil rights and civil liberties 
     by--
       (i) employees and officials of the Department;
       (ii) independent contractors retained by the Department; or
       (iii) grantees of the Department;
       (B) conduct such investigations as the Assistant Inspector 
     General considers necessary, either self-initiated or in 
     response to complaints, to determine the policies and 
     practices to protect civil rights and civil liberties of--
       (i) the Department;
       (ii) any unit of the Department;
       (iii) independent contractors employed by the Department; 
     or
       (iv) grantees of the Department;
       (C) conduct investigations of the programs and operations 
     of the Department to determine whether the Department's civil 
     rights and civil liberties policies are being effectively 
     implemented, except that the Assistant Inspector General 
     shall not have any responsibility for the enforcement of the 
     Equal Employment Opportunities Act;
       (D) inform the Secretary and Congress of weaknesses, 
     problems, and deficiencies within the Department relating to 
     civil rights and civil liberties;
       (E) provide prompt notification to the Civil Rights Officer 
     of any complaints of violations of civil rights or civil 
     liberties, and consult with the Civil Rights Officer 
     regarding the investigation of such complaints, upon request 
     or as appropriate ;
       (F) publicize, in multiple languages, through the Internet, 
     radio, television, and newspaper advertisements--
       (i) information on the responsibilities and functions of 
     the Assistant Inspector General; and
       (ii) instructions on how to contact the Assistant Inspector 
     General; and
       (G) on a semi-annual basis, submit to Congress, for 
     referral to the appropriate committee or committees, a 
     report--
       (i) describing the implementation of this subsection, 
     including the number of complaints received and a general 
     description of any complaints received and investigations 
     undertaken either in response to a complaint or on the 
     initiative of the Assistant Inspector General;
       (ii) detailing any civil rights abuses under subparagraph 
     (A); and
       (iii) accounting for the expenditure of funds to carry out 
     this subsection.
       (d) Additional Provisions With Respect to the Inspector 
     General of the Department of Homeland Security.--The 
     Inspector General Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. App.) is amended--
       (1) by redesignating section 8I as section 8J; and
       (2) by inserting after section 8H the following:


   Special provisions concerning the Department of Homeland Security

       ``Sec. 8I. (a)(1) Notwithstanding the last 2 sentences of 
     section 3(a), the Inspector General of the Department of 
     Homeland Security (in this section referred to as the 
     ``Inspector General'') shall be under the authority, 
     direction, and control of the Secretary of Homeland Security 
     (in this section referred to as the ``Secretary'') with 
     respect to audits or investigations, or the issuance of 
     subpoenas, which require access to sensitive information 
     concerning--
       ``(A) intelligence or counterintelligence matters;
       ``(B) ongoing criminal investigations or proceedings;
       ``(C) undercover operations;
       ``(D) the identity of confidential sources, including 
     protected witnesses;
       ``(E) other matters the disclosure of which would 
     constitute a serious threat to the protection of any person 
     or property authorized protection by--
       ``(i) section 3056 of title 18, United States Code;
       ``(ii) section 202 of title 3, United States Code; or
       ``(iii) any provision of the Presidential Protection 
     Assistance Act of 1976 (18 U.S.C. 3056 note); or
       ``(F) other matters the disclosure of which would 
     constitute a serious threat to national security.
       ``(2) With respect to the information described under 
     paragraph (1), the Secretary may prohibit the Inspector 
     General from carrying out or completing any audit or 
     investigation, or from issuing any subpoena, after such 
     Inspector General has decided to initiate, carry out, or 
     complete such audit or investigation or to issue such 
     subpoena, if the Secretary determines that such prohibition 
     is necessary to--
       ``(A) prevent the disclosure of any information described 
     under paragraph (1);
       ``(B) preserve vital national security interests; or
       ``(C) prevent significant impairment to the national 
     interests of the United States.
       ``(3)(A) If the Secretary exercises any power under 
     paragraph (1) or (2), the Secretary shall notify the 
     Inspector General or, with respect to investigations relating 
     to civil rights or civil liberties, the Assistant Inspector 
     General for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (in this section 
     referred to as the `Assistant Inspector General'), in writing 
     (appropriately classified, if necessary) within 7 calendar 
     days stating the reasons for such exercise.
       ``(B) Within 30 days after receipt of any notice under 
     subparagraph (A), the Inspector General or Assistant 
     Inspector General, as appropriate, shall prepare a copy of 
     such notice and a written response that states whether the 
     Inspector General or Assistant Inspector General, as 
     appropriate, agrees or disagrees with the Secretary's 
     exercise of a power under paragraph (1) and describes the 
     reasons for any disagreement, to--
       ``(i) the President of the Senate;
       ``(ii) the Speaker of the House of Representatives;
       ``(iii) the Committee on Governmental Affairs of the 
     Senate;
       ``(iv) the Committee on Government Reform of the House of 
     Representatives; and
       ``(v) other appropriate committees or subcommittees of 
     Congress.
       ``(b)(1) In carrying out the duties and responsibilities 
     under this Act, the Inspector General shall have oversight 
     responsibility for the internal investigations and audits 
     performed by any other office performing internal 
     investigatory or audit functions in any subdivision of the 
     Department of Homeland Security. With respect to 
     investigations relating to civil rights or civil liberties, 
     the Inspector General's responsibilities under this section 
     shall be exercised by the Assistant Inspector General.
       ``(2) The head of each other office described under 
     paragraph (1) shall promptly report to the Inspector General 
     the significant activities being carried out by such office.
       ``(3)(A) Notwithstanding paragraphs (1) and (2), the 
     Inspector General may initiate, conduct, and supervise such 
     audits and investigations in the Department (including in any 
     subdivision referred to in paragraph (1)) as the Inspector 
     General considers appropriate.
       ``(B) If the Inspector General initiates an audit or 
     investigation under subparagraph (A) concerning a subdivision 
     referred to in paragraph (1), the Inspector General may 
     provide the head of the other office performing internal 
     investigatory or audit functions in the subdivision with 
     written notice that the Inspector General has initiated such 
     an audit or investigation.
       ``(C) If the Inspector General issues a notice under 
     subparagraph (B), no other audit or investigation shall be 
     initiated into the matter under audit or investigation by the 
     Inspector General, and any other audit or investigation of 
     such matter shall cease.
       ``(c) Any report required to be transmitted by the 
     Secretary to the appropriate committees or subcommittees of 
     Congress under section 5(d) shall also be transmitted, within 
     the 7-day period specified under that subsection, to--
       ``(1) the President of the Senate;
       ``(2) the Speaker of the House of Representatives;
       ``(3) the Committee on Governmental Affairs of the Senate; 
     and
       ``(4) the Committee on Government Reform of the House of 
     Representatives.
       ``(d)(1) The Assistant Inspector General shall inform the 
     complainant regarding what actions were taken in response to 
     a complaint.
       ``(2) With respect to any complaints received or 
     investigations undertaken by the Assistant Inspector General, 
     any person employed by an independent contractor, or grantee, 
     of the Department shall be entitled to the same protections 
     as are provided to employees of the Department under section 
     7.''.
       (e) Technical and Conforming Amendments.--The Inspector 
     General Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. appendix) is amended--
       (1) in section 4(b), by striking ``8F'' each place it 
     appears and inserting ``8G''; and
       (2) in section 8J (as redesignated by subsection (d)(1)), 
     by striking ``or 8H'' and inserting ``, 8H, or 8I''.
       (f) Definition.--In this Act, the term ``civil rights and 
     civil liberties'' means rights and liberties, which--
       (1) are or may be protected by the Constitution or 
     implementing legislation; or
       (2) are analogous to the rights and liberties under 
     paragraph (1), whether or not secured by treaty, statute, 
     regulation or executive order.
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  SA 4802. Mr. SMITH of New Hampshire submitted an amendment intended 
to be proposed to amendment

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SA 4471 proposed by Mr. Lieberman to the bill H.R. 5005, to establish 
the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes; which was 
ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place add the following:
       (  ) Sec.   . Section 2002 of the Victims of Trafficking 
     and Violence Protection Act of 2000 (Public Law 106-386; 114 
     Stat. 1542) is amended--
       (1) in subsection (a)(2)(A)(ii)--
       (A) by striking ``February 17, 1999,'' and inserting ``May 
     17, 1996, May 7, 1997, February 17, 1999, October 22, 1999, 
     December 15, 1999 (or who has or could have been subsequently 
     joined in a suit filed on December 15, 1999 pursuant to Fed. 
     R. Civ. P. 20(a)),'' and
       (B) by striking ``or July 27, 2000'' and inserting ``April 
     3, 2000, October 27, 2000, or July 27, 2000'';
       (2) by amending subsection (b)(1) to read as follows:
       ``(b)(1) Judgments against designated state sponsors of 
     terrorism.--For purposes of funding the payments under 
     subsection (a) in the case of judgments and sanctions entered 
     against a government of a designated state sponsor of 
     terrorism or its entities, the President shall vest and 
     liquidate up to and not exceeding the amount of property of 
     such government (including the agencies or instrumentalities 
     controlled in fact by such government or in which such 
     government owns directly or indirectly controlling interest) 
     and sanctioned entities in the United States or any 
     commonwealth, territory, or possession thereof that has been 
     blocked pursuant to section 5(b) of the Trading with the 
     Enemy Act (50 U.S.C. App. 5(b)), sections 202 and 203 of the 
     International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-
     1702), or any other proclamation, order, or regulation issued 
     thereunder.''
       (3) by amending subsection (b)(2)(B) to read as follows:
       ``(B) the Iran Foreign Military Sales Program Account 
     within the Foreign Military Sales Fund on the date of 
     enactment of this Act (less amounts therein as to which the 
     United States has an interest in subrogation arising prior to 
     the date of enactment of this Act);''; and
       (4) in subsection (c)--
       (A) by inserting after the phrase ``to the extent of the 
     payments'' the phrase ``made prior to the date of enactment 
     of this Act''.
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  SA 4808. Mr. LIEBERMAN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
to amendment SA 4738 proposed by Mr. Gramm (for himself, Mr. Miller, 
Mr. McConnell, Mr. Thompson, Mr. Stevens, Mr. Hagel, Mr. Hutchinson, 
and Mr. Bunning) to the amendment SA 4471 proposed by Mr. Lieberman to 
the bill H.R. 5005, to establish the Department of Homeland Security, 
and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as 
follows:

       On page 88, insert between lines 7 and 8 the following:

     SEC. 702. OFFICE FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT COORDINATION.

       (a) Establishment.--There is established within the Office 
     of the Secretary the Office for State and Local Government 
     Coordination, to be headed by a director, which shall oversee 
     and coordinate departmental programs for and relationships 
     with State and local governments.
       (b) Responsibilities.--The Office established under 
     subsection (a) shall--
       (1) coordinate the activities of the Department relating to 
     State and local government;
       (2) assess, and advocate for, the resources needed by State 
     and local government to implement the national strategy for 
     combating terrorism;
       (3) provide State and local government with regular 
     information, research, and technical support to assist local 
     efforts at securing the homeland;
       (4) develop a process for receiving meaningful input from 
     State and local government to assist the development of 
     homeland security activities; and
       (5) prepare an annual report, that contains--
       (A) a description of the State and local priorities in each 
     of the 50 States based on discovered needs of first responder 
     organizations, including law enforcement agencies, fire and 
     rescue agencies, medical providers, emergency service 
     providers, and relief agencies;
       (B) a needs assessment that identifies homeland security 
     functions in which the Federal role is duplicative of the 
     State or local role, and recommendations to decrease or 
     eliminate inefficiencies between the Federal Government and 
     State and local entities;
       (C) recommendations to Congress regarding the creation, 
     expansion, or elimination of any program to assist State and 
     local entities to carry out their respective functions under 
     the Department; and
       (D) proposals to increase the coordination of Department 
     priorities within each State and between the States.
       (c) Homeland Security Liaison Officers.--
       (1) Designation.--The Secretary shall designate in each 
     State and the District of Columbia not less than 1 employee 
     of the Department to serve as the Homeland Security Liaison 
     Officer in that State or District.
       (2) Duties.--Each Homeland Security Liaison Officer 
     designated under paragraph (1) shall--
       (A) provide State and local government officials with 
     regular information, research, and technical support to 
     assist local efforts at securing the homeland;
       (B) provide coordination between the Department and State 
     and local first responders, including--
       (i) law enforcement agencies;
       (ii) fire and rescue agencies;
       (iii) medical providers;
       (iv) emergency service providers; and
       (v) relief agencies;
       (C) notify the Department of the State and local areas 
     requiring additional information, training, resources, and 
     security;
       (D) provide training, information, and education regarding 
     homeland security for State and local entities;
       (E) identify homeland security functions in which the 
     Federal role is duplicative of the State or local role, and 
     recommend ways to decrease or eliminate inefficiencies;
       (F) assist State and local entities in priority setting 
     based on discovered needs of first responder organizations, 
     including law enforcement agencies, fire and rescue agencies, 
     medical providers, emergency service providers, and relief 
     agencies;
       (G) assist the Department to identify and implement State 
     and local homeland security objectives in an efficient and 
     productive manner;
       (H) serve as a liaison to the Department in representing 
     State and local priorities and concerns regarding homeland 
     security;
       (I) consult with State and local government officials, 
     including emergency managers, to coordinate efforts and avoid 
     duplication; and
       (J) coordinate with Homeland Security Liaison Officers in 
     neighboring States to--
       (i) address shared vulnerabilities; and
       (ii) identify opportunities to achieve efficiencies through 
     interstate activities .
       (d) Federal Interagency Committee on First Responders and 
     State, Local, and Cross-jurisdictional issues.--
       (1) In general.--There is established an Interagency 
     Committee on First Responders and State, Local, and Cross-
     jurisdictional Issues (in this section referred to as the 
     ``Interagency Committee'', that shall--
       (A) ensure coordination, with respect to homeland security 
     functions, among the Federal agencies involved with--
       (i) State, local, and regional governments;
       (ii) State, local, and community-based law enforcement;
       (iii) fire and rescue operations; and
       (iv) medical and emergency relief services;
       (B) identify community-based law enforcement, fire and 
     rescue, and medical and emergency relief services needs;
       (C) recommend new or expanded grant programs to improve 
     community-based law enforcement, fire and rescue, and medical 
     and emergency relief services;
       (D) identify ways to streamline the process through which 
     Federal agencies support community-based law enforcement, 
     fire and rescue, and medical and emergency relief services; 
     and
       (E) assist in priority setting based on discovered needs.
       (2) Membership.--The Interagency Committee shall be 
     composed of--
       (A) a representative of the Office for State and Local 
     Government Coordination;
       (B) a representative of the Health Resources and Services 
     Administration of the Department of Health and Human 
     Services;
       (C) a representative of the Centers for Disease Control and 
     Prevention of the Department of Health and Human Services;
       (D) a representative of the Federal Emergency Management 
     Agency of the Department;
       (E) a representative of the United States Coast Guard of 
     the Department;
       (F) a representative of the Department of Defense;
       (G) a representative of the Office of Domestic Preparedness 
     of the Department;
       (H) a representative of the Directorate of Immigration 
     Affairs of the Department;
       (I) a representative of the Transportation Security Agency 
     of the Department;
       (J) a representative of the Federal Bureau of Investigation 
     of the Department of Justice; and
       (K) representatives of any other Federal agency identified 
     by the President as having a significant role in the purposes 
     of the Interagency Committee.
       (3) Administration.--The Department shall provide 
     administrative support to the Interagency Committee and the 
     Advisory Council, which shall include--
       (A) scheduling meetings;
       (B) preparing agenda;
       (C) maintaining minutes and records;
       (D) producing reports; and
       (E) reimbursing Advisory Council members.
       (4) Leadership.--The members of the Interagency Committee 
     shall select annually a chairperson.
       (5) Meetings.--The Interagency Committee shall meet--
       (A) at the call of the Secretary; or
       (B) not less frequently than once every 3 months.
       (e) Advisory Council for the Interagency Committee.--
       (1) Establishment.--There is established an Advisory 
     Council for the Interagency Committee (in this section 
     referred to as the ``Advisory Council'').
       (2) Membership.--

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       (A) In general.--The Advisory Council shall be composed of 
     not more than 13 members, selected by the Interagency 
     Committee.
       (B) Duties.--The Advisory Council shall--
       (i) develop a plan to disseminate information on first 
     response best practices;
       (ii) identify and educate the Secretary on the latest 
     technological advances in the field of first response;
       (iii) identify probable emerging threats to first 
     responders;
       (iv) identify needed improvements to first response 
     techniques and training;
       (v) identify efficient means of communication and 
     coordination between first responders and Federal, State, and 
     local officials;
       (vi) identify areas in which the Department can assist 
     first responders; and
       (vii) evaluate the adequacy and timeliness of resources 
     being made available to local first responders.
       (C) Representation.--The Interagency Committee shall ensure 
     that the membership of the Advisory Council represents--
       (i) the law enforcement community;
       (ii) fire and rescue organizations;
       (iii) medical and emergency relief services; and
       (iv) both urban and rural communities.
       (3) Chairperson.--The Advisory Council shall select 
     annually a chairperson from among its members.
       (4) Compensation of members.--The members of the Advisory 
     Council shall serve without compensation, but shall be 
     eligible for reimbursement of necessary expenses connected 
     with their service to the Advisory Council.
       (5) Meetings.--The Advisory Council shall meet with the 
     Interagency Committee not less frequently than once every 3 
     months.
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  SA 4809. Mr. LIEBERMAN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
to amendment SA 4738 proposed by Mr. Gramm (for himself, Mr. Miller, 
Mr. McConnell, Mr. Thompson, Mr. Stevens, Mr. Hagel, Mr. Hutchinson, 
and Mr. Bunning) to the amendment SA 4471 proposed by Mr. Lieberman to 
the bill H.R. 5005, to establish the Department of Homeland Security, 
and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as 
follows:

       On page 111, line 21, strike all through page 125, line 5 
     and insert the following:

     SEC. ____. REORGANIZATIONS AND DELEGATIONS.

       (a) Reorganization Authority.--
       (1) In general.--The Secretary may, as necessary and 
     appropriate--
       (A) allocate, or reallocate, functions among officers of 
     the Department; and
       (B) establish, consolidate, alter, or discontinue 
     organizational entities within the Department.
       (2) Limitation.--Paragraph (1) does not apply to--
       (A) any office, bureau, unit, or other entity established 
     by law and transferred to the Department;
       (B) any function vested by law in an entity referred to in 
     subparagraph (A) or vested by law in an officer of such an 
     entity; or
       (C) the alteration of the assignment or delegation of 
     functions assigned by this Act to any officer or 
     organizational entity of the Department.
       (b) Expedited Procedures.--
       (1) Definitions.--In subsections (b) through (i), the 
     following definitions shall apply:
       (A) Agency.--The term ``agency'' shall have the meaning 
     given such term in section 181(1).
       (B) Implementation bill.--The term ``implementation bill'' 
     means a bill--
       (i) introduced as provided under subsection (f)(1); and
       (ii) containing the proposed legislation included in the 
     reorganization plan submitted to Congress under subsection 
     (b)(3).
       (C) Calendar day.--The term ``calendar day'' means a 
     calendar day other than one on which either House is not in 
     session because of an adjournment of more than 3 days to a 
     date certain.
       (2) In general.--During the first 2 years after the date of 
     enactment of this Act, if the President determines that 
     changes in the organization of the Department, requiring a 
     change in law, are necessary to carry out any policy set 
     forth in this Act, the President shall prepare a 
     reorganization plan, including proposed legislation to 
     implement the plan, specifying the reorganizations that the 
     President determines are necessary. Any such plan may only 
     provide for--
       (A) the abolition of all or a part of an agency transferred 
     into the Department, provided that all functions vested by 
     law in the agency are preserved within the Department;
       (B) the elimination of a statutory position transferred 
     into the Department, provided that all functions vested by 
     law in the position are preserved within the Department;
       (C) the creation of a new agency or subagency within the 
     Department;
       (D) the consolidation or coordination of the whole or a 
     part of an agency within the Department, or of the whole or a 
     part of the functions thereof, with the whole or a part of 
     another agency within the Department, provided that all 
     functions vested by law in the affected agencies are 
     preserved within the Department; or
       (E) the transfer within the Department of functions that 
     were transferred into the Department.
       (3) Transmittal.--
       (A) In general.--The President shall transmit to Congress 
     the reorganization plan, which shall include a detailed 
     explanation.
       (B) Timing.--The reorganization plan shall be delivered to 
     both Houses on the same day and to each House while it is in 
     session, except that no more than 2 plans may be pending 
     before Congress at 1 time.
       (4) Content.--
       (A) In general.--The transmittal message of the 
     reorganization plan shall--
       (i) include an estimate of any reduction or increase in 
     expenditures (itemized so far as practicable);
       (ii) include detailed information addressing the impacts of 
     the reorganization on the employees of any agency affected by 
     the plan, and what steps will be taken to mitigate any 
     impacts of the plan on the employees of the agency; and
       (iii) describe any improvements in homeland security 
     management, delivery of Federal services, execution of the 
     laws, and increases in efficiency of Government operations, 
     which it is expected will be realized as a result of the 
     reorganizations included in the plan.
       (B) Implementation.--In addition, the transmittal message 
     shall include an implementation section which shall--
       (i) describe in detail--

       (I) the actions necessary or planned to complete the 
     reorganization; and
       (II) the anticipated nature and substance of any orders, 
     directives, and other administrative and operations actions 
     which are expected to be required for completing or 
     implementing the reorganization; and

       (ii) contain a projected timetable for completion of the 
     implementation process.
       (C) Background information.--The President shall also 
     submit such further background or other information as 
     Congress may require for its consideration of the plan.
       (5) Amendments to plan.--Any time during the period of 60 
     calendar days of continuous session of Congress after the 
     date on which the plan is transmitted to it, but before any 
     legislation has been ordered reported in either House, the 
     President, or the designee of the President, may make 
     amendments or modifications to the plan, which modifications 
     or revisions shall thereafter be treated as a part of the 
     reorganization plan originally transmitted and shall not 
     affect in any way the time limits otherwise provided for in 
     this section, except the President may not modify the 
     proposed legislation included in the plan. The President, or 
     the designee of the President, may withdraw the plan at any 
     time, without prejudice to the right to resubmit a modified 
     plan.
       (c) Additional Contents of Reorganization Plan.--A 
     reorganization plan--
       (1) may change the name of an agency affected by a 
     reorganization and the title of its head, and shall designate 
     the name of an agency resulting from a reorganization and the 
     title of its head;
       (2) may provide for the appointment and pay of the head and 
     1 or more officers of any agency (including an agency 
     resulting from a consolidation or other type of 
     reorganization) if the message transmitting the plan declares 
     that, by reason of a reorganization made by the plan, the 
     provisions are necessary;
       (3) shall provide for the transfer or other disposition of 
     the records, property, and personnel affected by a 
     reorganization;
       (4) shall provide for the transfer of such unexpended 
     balances of appropriations, and of other funds, available for 
     use in connection with a function or agency affected by a 
     reorganization, as necessary by reason of the reorganization 
     for use in connection with the functions affected by the 
     reorganization, or for the use of the agency which shall have 
     the functions after the reorganization plan is effective; and
       (5) shall provide for terminating the affairs of an agency 
     abolished.
     A reorganization plan containing provisions authorized by 
     paragraph (2) may provide that the head of an agency be an 
     individual or a commission or board with more than 1 member. 
     In the case of an appointment of the head of such an agency, 
     the term of office may not be fixed at more than 4 years, the 
     pay may not be at a rate in excess of that found to be 
     applicable to comparable officers in the executive branch, by 
     and with the advice and consent of the Senate. Any 
     reorganization plan containing provisions required by 
     paragraph (4) shall provide for the transfer of unexpended 
     balances and other funds only if such balances are used for 
     the purposes for which the appropriation was originally made.
       (d) Effect on Other Laws, Pending Legal Proceedings.--
       (1) Effect on laws.--
       (A) Definition.--In this paragraph, the term ``regulation 
     or other action'' means a regulation, rule, order, policy, 
     determination, directive, authorization, permit, privilege, 
     requirement, designation, or other action.
       (B) Effect.--A statute enacted, and a regulation or other 
     action made, prescribed, issued, granted, or performed in 
     respect of or by an agency or function affected by a 
     reorganization under this section, before the effective date 
     of the reorganization, has, except to the extent rescinded, 
     modified, superseded, or made inapplicable by or under 
     authority of law or by the abolition of a function, the same 
     effect as if the reorganization had not been made. However, 
     if the statute, regulation, or other action has vested the 
     functions in the agency from which it is removed under the 
     reorganization plan, the

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     function, insofar as it is to be exercised after the plan 
     becomes effective, shall be deemed as vested in the agency 
     under which the function is placed in the plan.
       (2) Pending legal proceedings.--A suit, action, or other 
     proceeding lawfully commenced by or against the head of an 
     agency or other officer of the United States, in his official 
     capacity or in relation to the discharge of his official 
     duties, does not abate by reason of the taking effect of a 
     reorganization plan under this section. On motion or 
     supplemental petition filed at any time within 12 months 
     after the reorganization plan takes effect, showing a 
     necessity for a survival of the suit, action, or other 
     proceeding to obtain a settlement of the questions involved, 
     the court may allow the suit, action, or other proceeding to 
     be maintained by or against the successor of the head or 
     officer under the reorganization effected by the plan or, if 
     there is no successor, against such agency or officer as the 
     President designates.
       (e) Rules of Senate and House of Representatives on 
     Reorganization Plans.--Subsections (f) through (i) are 
     enacted by Congress--
       (1) as an exercise of the rulemaking power of the Senate 
     and the House of Representatives, respectively, and as such 
     they are deemed a part of the rules of each House, 
     respectively, but applicable only with respect to the 
     procedure to be followed in that House in the case of 
     implementation bills with respect to any reorganization plans 
     transmitted to Congress (in accordance with subsection 
     (b)(3)); and they supersede other rules only to the extent 
     that they are inconsistent therewith; and
       (2) with the full recognition of the constitutional right 
     of either House to change the rules (so far as relating to 
     the procedure of that House) at any time, in the same manner 
     and to the same extent as in the case of any other rule of 
     that House.
       (f) Introduction, Referral, and Report or Discharge.--
       (1) Introduction.--On the first calendar day on which both 
     Houses are in session, on or immediately following the date 
     on which a reorganization plan is submitted to Congress under 
     subsection (b)(3), a single implementation bill shall be 
     introduced (by request)--
       (A) in the Senate--
       (i) by the Majority Leader of the Senate, for himself and 
     the Minority Leader of the Senate; or
       (ii) by Members of the Senate designated by the Majority 
     Leader and Minority Leader of the Senate; and
       (B) in the House of Representatives--
       (i) by the Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, 
     for himself and the Minority Leader of the House of 
     Representatives; or
       (ii) by Members of the House of Representatives designated 
     by the Majority Leader and Minority Leader of the House of 
     Representatives.
       (2) Referral.--
       (A) In general.--The implementation bills introduced under 
     paragraph (1) shall be referred to the appropriate committee 
     of jurisdiction in the Senate and the appropriate committee 
     with primary jurisdiction in the House of Representatives.
       (B) Committee may report with amendments.--A committee to 
     which an implementation bill is referred under subparagraph 
     (A) may report such bill to the respective House with 
     amendments proposed to be adopted.
       (C) Germaneness requirement.--No amendment under 
     subparagraph (B) may be proposed unless such amendment is--
       (i) germane to the implementation bill; and
       (ii) within the scope of the criteria listed in 
     subparagraphs (A) through (D) of subsection (b)(2).
       (3) Report on discharge.--If a committee to which an 
     implementation bill is referred has not reported such bill by 
     the end of the 75th calendar day after the date of 
     introduction of such bill--
       (A) a motion to have the implementation bill discharged 
     shall be in order and highly privileged, with debate limited 
     to 1 hour equally divided; and
       (B) upon being reported or discharged from the committee, 
     such bill shall be placed on the appropriate calendar.
       (g) Procedure After Report or Discharge of Committees; 
     Debate; Vote on Final Passage.--
       (1) Procedure.--When the committee has reported, or has 
     been deemed to be discharged (under subsection (f)) from 
     further consideration of, an implementation bill, it is at 
     any time thereafter in order (even though a previous motion 
     to the same effect has been disagreed to) for any Member of 
     the respective House to move to proceed to the consideration 
     of the implementation bill. The motion is highly privileged 
     and is not debatable. The motion shall not be subject to 
     amendment, or to any motion to postpone, or a motion to 
     proceed to the consideration of other business. A motion to 
     reconsider the vote by which the motion is agreed to or 
     disagreed to shall not be in order. If a motion to proceed to 
     the consideration of the implementation bill is agreed to, 
     the implementation bill shall remain the unfinished business 
     of the respective House until disposed.
       (2) Debate.--
       (A) Implementation bill.--Debate on the implementation 
     bill, and on all debatable amendments, motions, and appeals 
     in connection therewith, shall be limited to not more than 20 
     hours, which shall be divided equally between individuals 
     favoring and individuals opposing the implementation bill.
       (B) Amendments.--Debate on amendments offered on the floor 
     shall be limited to not more than 10 hours, to be divided 
     equally between individuals favoring and opposing the bill.
       (C) Germaneness requirement.--No amendment shall be in 
     order which is not germane to the bill and within the scope 
     of the criteria listed in subparagraphs (A) through (D) of 
     subsection (b)(2).
       (D) Subsequent motions.--A motion to recommit the 
     implementation bill is not in order. A motion to reconsider 
     the vote by which the implementation bill is passed or 
     rejected shall not be in order.
       (3) Vote on final passage.--Immediately following the 
     conclusion of the debate on the implementation bill, and a 
     single quorum call at the conclusion of the debate if 
     requested in accordance with the rules of the appropriate 
     House, the vote on final passage of the implementation bill 
     shall occur.
       (4) Appeals.--Appeals from the decisions of the Chair 
     relating to the application of the rules of the Senate or the 
     House of Representatives, as the case may be, to the 
     procedure relating to an implementation bill shall be decided 
     without debate.
       (h) Conference.--
       (1) Appointment of conferees.--In the Senate, a motion to 
     elect or to authorize the appointment of conferees by the 
     presiding officer shall not be debatable.
       (2) Conference report.--No later than 20 calendar days 
     after the appointment of conferees, the conferees shall 
     report to their respective Houses.
       (i) Coast Guard Functions and Personnel.--Implementation 
     bills shall not be considered subsequent Acts for the 
     purposes of section 131(e) of this Act.
       (j) Delegation Authority.--
       (1) Secretary.--The Secretary may--
       (A) delegate any of the functions of the Secretary; and
       (B) authorize successive redelegations of functions of the 
     Secretary to other officers and employees of the Department.
       (2) Officers.--An officer of the Department may--
       (A) delegate any function assigned to the officer by law; 
     and
       (B) authorize successive redelegations of functions 
     assigned to the officer by law to other officers and 
     employees of the Department.
       (3) Limitations.--
       (A) Interunit delegation.--Any function assigned by this 
     title to an organizational unit of the Department or to the 
     head of an organizational unit of the Department may not be 
     delegated to an officer or employee outside of that unit.
       (B) Functions.--Any function vested by law in an entity 
     established by law and transferred to the Department or 
     vested by law in an officer of such an entity may not be 
     delegated to an officer or employee outside of that entity.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 4810. Mr. LIEBERMAN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
to amendment SA 4738 proposed by Mr. Gramm (for himself, Mr. Miller, 
Mr. McConnell, Mr. Thompson, Mr. Stevens, Mr. Hagel, Mr. Hutchinson, 
and Mr. Bunning) to the amendment SA 4471 proposed by Mr. Lieberman to 
the bill H.R. 5005, to establish the Department of Homeland Security, 
and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as 
follows:

  On page 16, strike line 1 and all that follows through page 31, line 
2, and insert the following:

      TITLE II--INFORMATION ANALYSIS AND INFRASTRUCTURE PROTECTION

     SEC. 201. DIRECTORATE OF INTELLIGENCE.

       (a) Establishment.--
       (1) Directorate.--
       (A) In general.--There is established a Directorate of 
     Intelligence which shall serve as a national-level focal 
     point for information available to the United States 
     Government relating to the plans, intentions, and 
     capabilities of terrorists and terrorist organizations for 
     the purpose of supporting the mission of the Department.
       (B) Support to directorate.--The Directorate of 
     Intelligence shall communicate, coordinate, and cooperate 
     with--
       (i) the Federal Bureau of Investigation;
       (ii) the intelligence community, as defined under section 3 
     of the National Security Act of 1947 (50 U.S.C. 401a), 
     including the Office of the Director of Central Intelligence, 
     the National Intelligence Council, the Central Intelligence 
     Agency, the National Security Agency, the Defense 
     Intelligence Agency, the National Imagery and Mapping Agency, 
     the National Reconnaissance Office, and the Bureau of 
     Intelligence and Research of the Department of State; and
       (iii) other agencies or entities, including those within 
     the Department, as determined by the Secretary.
       (C) Information on international terrorism.--
       (i) Definitions.--In this subparagraph, the terms ``foreign 
     intelligence'' and ``counterintelligence'' shall have the 
     meaning given those terms in section 3 of the National 
     Security Act of 1947 (50 U.S.C. 401a).
       (ii) Provision of information to counterterrorist center.--
     In order to ensure that the Secretary is provided with 
     appropriate analytical products, assessments,

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     and warnings relating to threats of terrorism against the 
     United States and other threats to homeland security, the 
     Director of Central Intelligence (as head of the intelligence 
     community with respect to foreign intelligence and 
     counterintelligence), the Attorney General, and the heads of 
     other agencies of the Federal Government shall ensure that 
     all intelligence and other information relating to 
     international terrorism is provided to the Director of 
     Central Intelligence's Counterterrorist Center.
       (iii) Analysis of information.--The Director of Central 
     Intelligence shall ensure the analysis by the 
     Counterterrorist Center of all intelligence and other 
     information provided the Counterterrorist Center under clause 
     (ii).
       (iv) Analysis of foreign intelligence.--The 
     Counterterrorist Center shall have primary responsibility for 
     the analysis of foreign intelligence relating to 
     international terrorism.
       (2) Under secretary.--There shall be an Under Secretary for 
     Intelligence who shall be appointed by the President, by and 
     with the advice and consent of the Senate.
       (b) Responsibilities.--The Directorate of Intelligence 
     shall be responsible for the following:
       (1)(A) Receiving and analyzing law enforcement and other 
     information from agencies of the United States Government, 
     State and local government agencies (including law 
     enforcement agencies), and private sector entities, and 
     fusing such information and analysis with analytical 
     products, assessments, and warnings concerning foreign 
     intelligence from the Director of Central Intelligence's 
     Counterterrorist Center in order to--
       (i) identify and assess the nature and scope of threats to 
     the homeland; and
       (ii) detect and identify threats of terrorism against the 
     United States and other threats to homeland security.
       (B) Nothing in this paragraph shall be construed to 
     prohibit the Directorate from conducting supplemental 
     analysis of foreign intelligence relating to threats of 
     terrorism against the United States and other threats to 
     homeland security.
       (2) Ensuring timely and efficient access by the Directorate 
     to--
       (A) information from agencies described under subsection 
     (a)(1)(B), State and local governments, local law enforcement 
     and intelligence agencies, private sector entities; and
       (B) open source information.
       (3) Representing the Department in procedures to establish 
     requirements and priorities in the collection of national 
     intelligence for purposes of the provision to the executive 
     branch under section 103 of the National Security Act of 1947 
     (50 U.S.C. 403-3) of national intelligence relating to 
     foreign terrorist threats to the homeland.
       (4) Consulting with the Attorney General or the designees 
     of the Attorney General, and other officials of the United 
     States Government to establish overall collection priorities 
     and strategies for information, including law enforcement 
     information, relating to domestic threats, such as terrorism, 
     to the homeland.
       (5) Disseminating information to the Directorate of 
     Critical Infrastructure Protection, the agencies described 
     under subsection (a)(1)(B), State and local governments, 
     local law enforcement and intelligence agencies, and private 
     sector entities to assist in the deterrence, prevention, 
     preemption, and response to threats of terrorism against the 
     United States and other threats to homeland security.
       (6) Establishing and utilizing, in conjunction with the 
     Chief Information Officer of the Department and the 
     appropriate officers of the agencies described under 
     subsection (a)(1)(B), a secure communications and information 
     technology infrastructure, and advanced analytical tools, to 
     carry out the mission of the Directorate.
       (7) Developing, in conjunction with the Chief Information 
     Officer of the Department and appropriate officers of the 
     agencies described under subsection (a)(1)(B), appropriate 
     software, hardware, and other information technology, and 
     security and formatting protocols, to ensure that Federal 
     Government databases and information technology systems 
     containing information relevant to terrorist threats, and 
     other threats against the United States, are--
       (A) compatible with the secure communications and 
     information technology infrastructure referred to under 
     paragraph (6); and
       (B) comply with Federal laws concerning privacy and the 
     prevention of unauthorized disclosure.
       (8) Ensuring, in conjunction with the Director of Central 
     Intelligence and the Attorney General, that all material 
     received by the Department is protected against unauthorized 
     disclosure and is utilized by the Department only in the 
     course and for the purposes of fulfillment of official 
     duties, and is transmitted, retained, handled, and 
     disseminated consistent with--
       (A) the authority of the Director of Central Intelligence 
     to protect intelligence sources and methods from unauthorized 
     disclosure under the National Security Act of 1947 (50 U.S.C. 
     401 et seq.) and related procedures; or
       (B) as appropriate, similar authorities of the Attorney 
     General concerning sensitive law enforcement information, and 
     the privacy interest of United States persons as defined 
     under section 101 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance 
     Act of 1978 (50 U.S.C. 1801).
       (9) Providing, through the Secretary, to the appropriate 
     law enforcement or intelligence agency, information and 
     analysis relating to threats.
       (10) Coordinating, or where appropriate providing, training 
     and other support as necessary to providers of information to 
     the Department, or consumers of information from the 
     Department, to allow such providers or consumers to identify 
     and share intelligence information revealed in their ordinary 
     duties or utilize information received from the Department, 
     including training and support under section 908 of the USA 
     PATRIOT Act of 201 (Public Law 107-56).
       (11) Reviewing, analyzing and making recommendations 
     through the Secretary for improvements in the policies and 
     procedures governing the sharing of law enforcement, 
     intelligence, and other information relating to threats of 
     terrorism against the United States and other threats to 
     homeland security within the United States Government and 
     between the United States Government and State and local 
     governments, local law enforcement and intelligence agencies, 
     and private sector entities.
       (12) Assisting and supporting the Secretary, in 
     coordination with other Directorates and entities outside the 
     Department, in conducting appropriate risk analysis and risk 
     management activities consistent with the mission and 
     functions of the Directorate.
       (13) Performing other related and appropriate duties as 
     assigned by the Secretary.
       (c) Access to Information.--
       (1) In general.--Unless otherwise directed by the 
     President, the Secretary shall have access to, and United 
     States Government agencies shall provide, all reports, 
     assessments, analytical information, and information, and 
     information, including unevaluated intelligence, relating to 
     the plans, intentions, capabilities, and activities of 
     terrorists and terrorist organizations, and to other areas of 
     responsibility as described in this division, that may be 
     collected, possessed, or prepared, by any other United States 
     Government agency.
       (2) Additional information.--As the President may further 
     provide, the Secretary shall receive additional information 
     requested by the Secretary from the agencies described under 
     subsection (a)(1)(B).
       (3) Obtaining information.--All information shall be 
     provided to the Secretary consistent with the requirements of 
     subsection (b)(8) unless otherwise determined by the 
     President.
       (4) Cooperative arrangements.--The Secretary may enter into 
     cooperative arrangements with agencies described under 
     subsection (a)(1)(B) to share material on a regular or 
     routine basis, including arrangements involving broad 
     categories of material, and regardless of whether the 
     Secretary has entered into any such cooperative arrangement, 
     all agencies described under subsection (a)(1)(B) shall 
     promptly provide information under this subsection.
       (d) Authorization to Share Law Enforcement Information.--
     The Secretary shall be deemed to be a Federal law 
     enforcement, intelligence, protective, national defense, or 
     national security official for purposes of information 
     sharing provisions of--
       (1) section 203(d) of the USA PATRIOT Act of 2001 (Public 
     Law 107-56);
       (2) section 2517(6) of title 18, United States Code; and
       (3) rule 6(e)(3)(C) of the Federal Rules of Criminal 
     Procedure.
       (e) Additional Risk Analysis and Risk Management 
     Responsibilities.--The Under Secretary for Intelligence 
     shall, in coordination with the Office of Risk Analysis and 
     Assessment in the Directorate of Science and Technology, be 
     responsible for--
       (1) developing analysis concerning the means and methods 
     terrorists might employ to exploit vulnerabilities in the 
     homeland security infrastructure;
       (2) supporting experiments, tests, and inspections to 
     identify weaknesses in homeland defenses;
       (3) developing countersurveillance techniques to prevent 
     attacks;
       (4) conducting risk assessments to determine the risk posed 
     by specific kinds of terrorist attacks, the probability of 
     successful attacks, and the feasibility of specific 
     countermeasures.
       (f) Management and Staffing.--
       (1) In general.--The Directorate of Intelligence shall be 
     staffed, in part, by analysts as requested by the Secretary 
     and assigned by the agencies described under subsection 
     (a)(1)(B). The analysts shall be assigned by reimbursable 
     detail for periods as determined necessary by the Secretary 
     in conjunction with the head of the assigning agency. No such 
     detail may be undertaken without the consent of the assigning 
     agency.
       (2) Employees assigned within department.--The Secretary 
     may assign employees of the Department by reimbursable detail 
     to the Directorate.
       (3) Service as factor for selection.--The President, or the 
     designee of the President, shall prescribe regulations to 
     provide that service described under paragraph (1) or (2), or 
     service by employees within the Directorate, shall be 
     considered a positive factor for selection to positions of 
     greater authority within all agencies described under sub-
     section (a)(1)(B).
       (4) Personnel security standards.--The employment of 
     personnel in the Directorate shall be in accordance with such 
     personnel security standards for access to classified 
     information and intelligence as the Secretary, in conjunction 
     with the Director of Central

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     Intelligence, shall establish for this subsection.
       (5) Performance evaluation.--The Secretary shall evaluate 
     the performance of all personnel detailed to the Directorate, 
     or delegate such responsibility to the Under Secretary for 
     Intelligence.
       (g) Intelligence Community.--Those portions of the 
     Directorate of Intelligence under subsection (b)(1), and the 
     intelligence-related components of agencies transferred by 
     this division to the Department, including the United States 
     Coast Guard, shall be--
       (1) considered to be part of the United States intelligence 
     community within the meaning of section 32 of the National 
     Security Act of 1947 (50 U.S.C. 401a); and
       (2) for budgetary purposes, within the National Foreign 
     Intelligence Program.

     SEC. 202. DIRECTORATE OF CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE PROTECTION.

       (a) Establishment.--
       (1) Directorate.--There is established within the 
     Department the Directorate of Critical Infrastructure 
     Protection.
       (2) Under secretary.--There shall be an Under Secretary for 
     Critical Infrastructure Protection, who shall be appointed by 
     the President, by and with the advice and consent of the 
     Senate.
       (b) Responsibilities.--The Directorate of Critical 
     Infrastructure Protection shall be responsible for the 
     following:
       (1) Receiving relevant intelligence from the Directorate of 
     Intelligence, law enforcement information, and other 
     information in order to comprehensively assess the 
     vulnerabilities of the key resources and critical 
     infrastructures in the United States.
       (2) Integrating relevant information, intelligence 
     analysis, and vulnerability assessments (whether such 
     information, analyses, or assessments are provided by the 
     Department or others) to identify priorities and support 
     protective measures by the Department, by the other agencies, 
     by State and local government personnel, agencies, and 
     authorities, by the private sector, and by other entities, to 
     protect the key resources and critical infrastructures in the 
     United States.
       (3) Developing a comprehensive national plan for securing 
     the key resources and critical infrastructure in the United 
     States.
       (4) Assisting and supporting the Secretary, in coordination 
     with other Directorates and entities outside the Department, 
     in conducting appropriate risk analysis and risk management 
     activities consistent with the mission and functions of the 
     Directorate. This shall include, in coordination with the 
     Office of Risk Analysis and Assessment in the Directorate of 
     Science and Technology, establishing procedures, mechanisms, 
     or units for the purpose of utilizing intelligence to 
     identify vulnerabilities and protective measures in--
       (A) public health infrastructure;
       (B) food and water storage, production and distribution;
       (C) commerce systems, including banking and finance;
       (D) energy systems, including electric power and oil and 
     gas production and storage;
       (E) transportation systems, including pipelines;
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 4811. Mr. LIEBERMAN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
to amendment SA 4738 proposed by Mr. Gramm (for himself, Mr. Miller, 
Mr. McConnell, Mr. Thompson, Mr. Stevens, Mr. Hagel, Mr. Hutchinson, 
and Mr. Bunning) to the amendment SA 4471 proposed by Mr. Lieberman to 
the bill H.R. 5005, to establish the Department of Homeland Security, 
and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as 
follows:

       At the end, insert the following:

                  DIVISION E--E-GOVERNMENT ACT OF 2002

     SEC. 3001. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.

       (a) Short Title.--This division may be cited as the ``E-
     Government Act of 2002''.
       (b) Table of Contents.--The table of contents for this 
     division is as follows:

Sec. 3001. Short title; table of contents.
Sec. 3002. Findings and purposes.

   TITLE XXXI--OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET ELECTRONIC GOVERNMENT 
                                SERVICES

Sec. 3101. Management and promotion of electronic Government services.
Sec. 3102. Conforming amendments.

TITLE XXXII--FEDERAL MANAGEMENT AND PROMOTION OF ELECTRONIC GOVERNMENT 
                                SERVICES

Sec. 3201. Definitions.
Sec. 3202. Federal agency responsibilities.
Sec. 3203. Compatibility of Executive agency methods for use and 
              acceptance of electronic signatures.
Sec. 3204. Federal Internet portal.
Sec. 3205. Federal courts.
Sec. 3206. Regulatory agencies.
Sec. 3207. Accessibility, usability, and preservation of Government 
              information.
Sec. 3208. Privacy provisions.
Sec. 3209. Federal Information Technology workforce development.
Sec. 3210. Common protocols for geographic information systems.
Sec. 3211. Share-in-savings program improvements.
Sec. 3212. Integrated reporting study and pilot projects.
Sec. 3213. Community technology centers.
Sec. 3214. Enhancing crisis management through advanced information 
              technology.
Sec. 3215. Disparities in access to the Internet.
Sec. 3216. Notification of obsolete or counterproductive provisions.

             TITLE XXXIII--GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SECURITY

Sec. 3301. Information security.

    TITLE XXXIV--AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS AND EFFECTIVE DATES

Sec. 3401. Authorization of appropriations.
Sec. 3402. Effective dates.

     SEC. 3002. FINDINGS AND PURPOSES.

       (a) Findings.--Congress finds the following:
       (1) The use of computers and the Internet is rapidly 
     transforming societal interactions and the relationships 
     among citizens, private businesses, and the Government.
       (2) The Federal Government has had uneven success in 
     applying advances in information technology to enhance 
     governmental functions and services, achieve more efficient 
     performance, increase access to Government information, and 
     increase citizen participation in Government.
       (3) Most Internet-based services of the Federal Government 
     are developed and presented separately, according to the 
     jurisdictional boundaries of an individual department or 
     agency, rather than being integrated cooperatively according 
     to function or topic.
       (4) Internet-based Government services involving 
     interagency cooperation are especially difficult to develop 
     and promote, in part because of a lack of sufficient funding 
     mechanisms to support such interagency cooperation.
       (5) Electronic Government has its impact through improved 
     Government performance and outcomes within and across 
     agencies.
       (6) Electronic Government is a critical element in the 
     management of Government, to be implemented as part of a 
     management framework that also addresses finance, 
     procurement, human capital, and other challenges to improve 
     the performance of Government.
       (7) To take full advantage of the improved Government 
     performance that can be achieved through the use of Internet-
     based technology requires strong leadership, better 
     organization, improved interagency collaboration, and more 
     focused oversight of agency compliance with statutes related 
     to information resource management.
       (b) Purposes.--The purposes of this division are the 
     following:
       (1) To provide effective leadership of Federal Government 
     efforts to develop and promote electronic Government services 
     and processes by establishing an Administrator of a new 
     Office of Electronic Government within the Office of 
     Management and Budget.
       (2) To promote use of the Internet and other information 
     technologies to provide increased opportunities for citizen 
     participation in Government.
       (3) To promote interagency collaboration in providing 
     electronic Government services, where this collaboration 
     would improve the service to citizens by integrating related 
     functions, and in the use of internal electronic Government 
     processes, where this collaboration would improve the 
     efficiency and effectiveness of the processes.
       (4) To improve the ability of the Government to achieve 
     agency missions and program performance goals.
       (5) To promote the use of the Internet and emerging 
     technologies within and across Government agencies to provide 
     citizen-centric Government information and services.
       (6) To reduce costs and burdens for businesses and other 
     Government entities.
       (7) To promote better informed decisionmaking by policy 
     makers.
       (8) To promote access to high quality Government 
     information and services across multiple channels.
       (9) To make the Federal Government more transparent and 
     accountable.
       (10) To transform agency operations by utilizing, where 
     appropriate, best practices from public and private sector 
     organizations.
       (11) To provide enhanced access to Government information 
     and services in a manner consistent with laws regarding 
     protection of personal privacy, national security, records 
     retention, access for persons with disabilities, and other 
     relevant laws.

   TITLE XXXI--OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET ELECTRONIC GOVERNMENT 
                                SERVICES

     SEC. 3101. MANAGEMENT AND PROMOTION OF ELECTRONIC GOVERNMENT 
                   SERVICES.

       (a) In General.--Title 44, United States Code, is amended 
     by inserting after chapter 35 the following:

    ``CHAPTER 36--MANAGEMENT AND PROMOTION OF ELECTRONIC GOVERNMENT 
                                SERVICES

``Sec.
``3601. Definitions.
``3602. Office of Electronic Government.
``3603. Chief Information Officers Council.
``3604. E-Government Fund.
``3605. E-Government report.

     ``Sec. 3601. Definitions

       ``In this chapter, the definitions under section 3502 shall 
     apply, and the term--
       ``(1) `Administrator' means the Administrator of the Office 
     of Electronic Government established under section 3602;

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       ``(2) `Council' means the Chief Information Officers 
     Council established under section 3603;
       ``(3) `electronic Government' means the use by the 
     Government of web-based Internet applications and other 
     information technologies, combined with processes that 
     implement these technologies, to--
       ``(A) enhance the access to and delivery of Government 
     information and services to the public, other agencies, and 
     other Government entities; or
       ``(B) bring about improvements in Government operations 
     that may include effectiveness, efficiency, service quality, 
     or transformation;
       ``(4) `enterprise architecture'--
       ``(A) means--
       ``(i) a strategic information asset base, which defines the 
     mission;
       ``(ii) the information necessary to perform the mission;
       ``(iii) the technologies necessary to perform the mission; 
     and
       ``(iv) the transitional processes for implementing new 
     technologies in response to changing mission needs; and
       ``(B) includes--
       ``(i) a baseline architecture;
       ``(ii) a target architecture; and
       ``(iii) a sequencing plan;
       ``(5) `Fund' means the E-Government Fund established under 
     section 3604;
       ``(6) `interoperability' means the ability of different 
     operating and software systems, applications, and services to 
     communicate and exchange data in an accurate, effective, and 
     consistent manner;
       ``(7) `integrated service delivery' means the provision of 
     Internet-based Federal Government information or services 
     integrated according to function or topic rather than 
     separated according to the boundaries of agency jurisdiction; 
     and
       ``(8) `tribal government' means the governing body of any 
     Indian tribe, band, nation, or other organized group or 
     community, including any Alaska Native village or regional or 
     village corporation as defined in or established pursuant to 
     the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (43 U.S.C. 1601 et 
     seq.), which is recognized as eligible for the special 
     programs and services provided by the United States to 
     Indians because of their status as Indians.

     ``Sec. 3602. Office of Electronic Government

       ``(a) There is established in the Office of Management and 
     Budget an Office of Electronic Government.
       ``(b) There shall be at the head of the Office an 
     Administrator who shall be appointed by the President, by and 
     with the advice and consent of the Senate.
       ``(c) The Administrator shall assist the Director in 
     carrying out--
       ``(1) all functions under this chapter;
       ``(2) all of the functions assigned to the Director under 
     title XXXII of the E-Government Act of 2002; and
       ``(3) other electronic government initiatives, consistent 
     with other statutes.
       ``(d) The Administrator shall assist the Director and the 
     Deputy Director for Management and work with the 
     Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory 
     Affairs in setting strategic direction for implementing 
     electronic Government, under relevant statutes, including--
       ``(1) chapter 35;
       ``(2) division E of the Clinger-Cohen Act of 1996 (division 
     E of Public Law 104-106; 40 U.S.C. 1401 et seq.);
       ``(3) section 552a of title 5 (commonly referred to as the 
     Privacy Act);
       ``(4) the Government Paperwork Elimination Act (44 U.S.C. 
     3504 note);
       ``(5) the Government Information Security Reform Act; and
       ``(6) the Computer Security Act of 1987 (40 U.S.C. 759 
     note).
       ``(e) The Administrator shall work with the Administrator 
     of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs and with 
     other offices within the Office of Management and Budget to 
     oversee implementation of electronic Government under this 
     chapter, chapter 35, the E-Government Act of 2002, and other 
     relevant statutes, in a manner consistent with law, relating 
     to--
       ``(1) capital planning and investment control for 
     information technology;
       ``(2) the development of enterprise architectures;
       ``(3) information security;
       ``(4) privacy;
       ``(5) access to, dissemination of, and preservation of 
     Government information;
       ``(6) accessibility of information technology for persons 
     with disabilities; and
       ``(7) other areas of electronic Government.
       ``(f) Subject to requirements of this chapter, the 
     Administrator shall assist the Director by performing 
     electronic Government functions as follows:
       ``(1) Advise the Director on the resources required to 
     develop and effectively operate and maintain Federal 
     Government information systems.
       ``(2) Recommend to the Director changes relating to 
     Governmentwide strategies and priorities for electronic 
     Government.
       ``(3) Provide overall leadership and direction to the 
     executive branch on electronic Government by working with 
     authorized officials to establish information resources 
     management policies and requirements, and by reviewing 
     performance of each agency in acquiring, using, and managing 
     information resources.
       ``(4) Promote innovative uses of information technology by 
     agencies, particularly initiatives involving multiagency 
     collaboration, through support of pilot projects, research, 
     experimentation, and the use of innovative technologies.
       ``(5) Oversee the distribution of funds from, and ensure 
     appropriate administration and coordination of, the E-
     Government Fund established under section 3604.
       ``(6) Coordinate with the Administrator of General Services 
     regarding programs undertaken by the General Services 
     Administration to promote electronic government and the 
     efficient use of information technologies by agencies.
       ``(7) Lead the activities of the Chief Information Officers 
     Council established under section 3603 on behalf of the 
     Deputy Director for Management, who shall chair the council.
       ``(8) Assist the Director in establishing policies which 
     shall set the framework for information technology standards 
     for the Federal Government under section 5131 of the Clinger-
     Cohen Act of 1996 (40 U.S.C. 1441), to be developed by the 
     National Institute of Standards and Technology and 
     promulgated by the Secretary of Commerce, taking into 
     account, if appropriate, recommendations of the Chief 
     Information Officers Council, experts, and interested parties 
     from the private and nonprofit sectors and State, local, and 
     tribal governments, and maximizing the use of commercial 
     standards as appropriate, as follows:
       ``(A) Standards and guidelines for interconnectivity and 
     interoperability as described under section 3504.
       ``(B) Consistent with the process under section 3207(d) of 
     the E-Government Act of 2002, standards and guidelines for 
     categorizing Federal Government electronic information to 
     enable efficient use of technologies, such as through the use 
     of extensible markup language.
       ``(C) Standards and guidelines for Federal Government 
     computer system efficiency and security.
       ``(9) Sponsor ongoing dialogue that--
       ``(A) shall be conducted among Federal, State, local, and 
     tribal government leaders on electronic Government in the 
     executive, legislative, and judicial branches, as well as 
     leaders in the private and nonprofit sectors, to encourage 
     collaboration and enhance understanding of best practices and 
     innovative approaches in acquiring, using, and managing 
     information resources;
       ``(B) is intended to improve the performance of governments 
     in collaborating on the use of information technology to 
     improve the delivery of Government information and services; 
     and
       ``(C) may include--
       ``(i) development of innovative models--

       ``(I) for electronic Government management and Government 
     information technology contracts; and
       ``(II) that may be developed through focused discussions or 
     using separately sponsored research;

       ``(ii) identification of opportunities for public-private 
     collaboration in using Internet-based technology to increase 
     the efficiency of Government-to-business transactions;
       ``(iii) identification of mechanisms for providing 
     incentives to program managers and other Government employees 
     to develop and implement innovative uses of information 
     technologies; and
       ``(iv) identification of opportunities for public, private, 
     and intergovernmental collaboration in addressing the 
     disparities in access to the Internet and information 
     technology.
       ``(10) Sponsor activities to engage the general public in 
     the development and implementation of policies and programs, 
     particularly activities aimed at fulfilling the goal of using 
     the most effective citizen-centered strategies and those 
     activities which engage multiple agencies providing similar 
     or related information and services.
       ``(11) Oversee the work of the General Services 
     Administration and other agencies in developing the 
     integrated Internet-based system under section 3204 of the E-
     Government Act of 2002.
       ``(12) Coordinate with the Administrator of the Office of 
     Federal Procurement Policy to ensure effective implementation 
     of electronic procurement initiatives.
       ``(13) Assist Federal agencies, including the General 
     Services Administration, the Department of Justice, and the 
     United States Access Board in--
       ``(A) implementing accessibility standards under section 
     508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. 794d); and
       ``(B) ensuring compliance with those standards through the 
     budget review process and other means.
       ``(14) Oversee the development of enterprise architectures 
     within and across agencies.
       ``(15) Assist the Director and the Deputy Director for 
     Management in overseeing agency efforts to ensure that 
     electronic Government activities incorporate adequate, risk-
     based, and cost-effective security compatible with business 
     processes.
       ``(16) Administer the Office of Electronic Government 
     established under section 3602.
       ``(17) Assist the Director in preparing the E-Government 
     report established under section 3605.
       ``(g) The Director shall ensure that the Office of 
     Management and Budget, including the Office of Electronic 
     Government, the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, 
     and other relevant offices, have adequate staff and resources 
     to properly fulfill all

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     functions under the E-Government Act of 2002.

     ``Sec. 3603. Chief Information Officers Council

       ``(a) There is established in the executive branch a Chief 
     Information Officers Council.
       ``(b) The members of the Council shall be as follows:
       ``(1) The Deputy Director for Management of the Office of 
     Management and Budget, who shall act as chairperson of the 
     Council.
       ``(2) The Administrator of the Office of Electronic 
     Government.
       ``(3) The Administrator of the Office of Information and 
     Regulatory Affairs.
       ``(4) The chief information officer of each agency 
     described under section 901(b) of title 31.
       ``(5) The chief information officer of the Central 
     Intelligence Agency.
       ``(6) The chief information officer of the Department of 
     the Army, the Department of the Navy, and the Department of 
     the Air Force, if chief information officers have been 
     designated for such departments under section 3506(a)(2)(B).
       ``(7) Any other officer or employee of the United States 
     designated by the chairperson.
       ``(c)(1) The Administrator of the Office of Electronic 
     Government shall lead the activities of the Council on behalf 
     of the Deputy Director for Management.
       ``(2)(A) The Vice Chairman of the Council shall be selected 
     by the Council from among its members.
       ``(B) The Vice Chairman shall serve a 1-year term, and may 
     serve multiple terms.
       ``(3) The Administrator of General Services shall provide 
     administrative and other support for the Council.
       ``(d) The Council is designated the principal interagency 
     forum for improving agency practices related to the design, 
     acquisition, development, modernization, use, operation, 
     sharing, and performance of Federal Government information 
     resources.
       ``(e) In performing its duties, the Council shall consult 
     regularly with representatives of State, local, and tribal 
     governments.
       ``(f) The Council shall perform functions that include the 
     following:
       ``(1) Develop recommendations for the Director on 
     Government information resources management policies and 
     requirements.
       ``(2) Share experiences, ideas, best practices, and 
     innovative approaches related to information resources 
     management.
       ``(3) Assist the Administrator in the identification, 
     development, and coordination of multiagency projects and 
     other innovative initiatives to improve Government 
     performance through the use of information technology.
       ``(4) Promote the development and use of common performance 
     measures for agency information resources management under 
     this chapter and title XXXII of the E-Government Act of 2002.
       ``(5) Work as appropriate with the National Institute of 
     Standards and Technology and the Administrator to develop 
     recommendations on information technology standards developed 
     under section 20 of the National Institute of Standards and 
     Technology Act (15 U.S.C. 278g-3) and promulgated under 
     section 5131 of the Clinger-Cohen Act of 1996 (40 U.S.C. 
     1441), as follows:
       ``(A) Standards and guidelines for interconnectivity and 
     interoperability as described under section 3504.
       ``(B) Consistent with the process under section 3207(d) of 
     the E-Government Act of 2002, standards and guidelines for 
     categorizing Federal Government electronic information to 
     enable efficient use of technologies, such as through the use 
     of extensible markup language.
       ``(C) Standards and guidelines for Federal Government 
     computer system efficiency and security.
       ``(6) Work with the Office of Personnel Management to 
     assess and address the hiring, training, classification, and 
     professional development needs of the Government related to 
     information resources management.
       ``(7) Work with the Archivist of the United States to 
     assess how the Federal Records Act can be addressed 
     effectively by Federal information resources management 
     activities.

     ``Sec. 3604. E-Government Fund

       ``(a)(1) There is established in the Treasury of the United 
     States the E-Government Fund.
       ``(2) The Fund shall be administered by the Administrator 
     of the General Services Administration to support projects 
     approved by the Director, assisted by the Administrator of 
     the Office of Electronic Government, that enable the Federal 
     Government to expand its ability, through the development and 
     implementation of innovative uses of the Internet or other 
     electronic methods, to conduct activities electronically.
       ``(3) Projects under this subsection may include efforts 
     to--
       ``(A) make Federal Government information and services more 
     readily available to members of the public (including 
     individuals, businesses, grantees, and State and local 
     governments);
       ``(B) make it easier for the public to apply for benefits, 
     receive services, pursue business opportunities, submit 
     information, and otherwise conduct transactions with the 
     Federal Government; and
       ``(C) enable Federal agencies to take advantage of 
     information technology in sharing information and conducting 
     transactions with each other and with State and local 
     governments.
       ``(b)(1) The Administrator shall--
       ``(A) establish procedures for accepting and reviewing 
     proposals for funding;
       ``(B) consult with interagency councils, including the 
     Chief Information Officers Council, the Chief Financial 
     Officers Council, and other interagency management councils, 
     in establishing procedures and reviewing proposals; and
       ``(C) assist the Director in coordinating resources that 
     agencies receive from the Fund with other resources available 
     to agencies for similar purposes.
       ``(2) When reviewing proposals and managing the Fund, the 
     Administrator shall observe and incorporate the following 
     procedures:
       ``(A) A project requiring substantial involvement or 
     funding from an agency shall be approved by a senior official 
     with agencywide authority on behalf of the head of the 
     agency, who shall report directly to the head of the agency.
       ``(B) Projects shall adhere to fundamental capital planning 
     and investment control processes.
       ``(C) Agencies shall identify in their proposals resource 
     commitments from the agencies involved and how these 
     resources would be coordinated with support from the Fund, 
     and include plans for potential continuation of projects 
     after all funds made available from the Fund are expended.
       ``(D) After considering the recommendations of the 
     interagency councils, the Director, assisted by the 
     Administrator, shall have final authority to determine which 
     of the candidate projects shall be funded from the Fund.
       ``(E) Agencies shall assess the results of funded projects.
       ``(c) In determining which proposals to recommend for 
     funding, the Administrator--
       ``(1) shall consider criteria that include whether a 
     proposal--
       ``(A) identifies the group to be served, including 
     citizens, businesses, the Federal Government, or other 
     governments;
       ``(B) indicates what service or information the project 
     will provide that meets needs of groups identified under 
     subparagraph (A);
       ``(C) ensures proper security and protects privacy;
       ``(D) is interagency in scope, including projects 
     implemented by a primary or single agency that--
       ``(i) could confer benefits on multiple agencies; and
       ``(ii) have the support of other agencies; and
       ``(E) has performance objectives that tie to agency 
     missions and strategic goals, and interim results that relate 
     to the objectives; and
       ``(2) may also rank proposals based on criteria that 
     include whether a proposal--
       ``(A) has Governmentwide application or implications;
       ``(B) has demonstrated support by the public to be served;
       ``(C) integrates Federal with State, local, or tribal 
     approaches to service delivery;
       ``(D) identifies resource commitments from nongovernmental 
     sectors;
       ``(E) identifies resource commitments from the agencies 
     involved;
       ``(F) uses web-based technologies to achieve objectives;
       ``(G) identifies records management and records access 
     strategies;
       ``(H) supports more effective citizen participation in and 
     interaction with agency activities that further progress 
     toward a more citizen-centered Government;
       ``(I) directly delivers Government information and services 
     to the public or provides the infrastructure for delivery;
       ``(J) supports integrated service delivery;
       ``(K) describes how business processes across agencies will 
     reflect appropriate transformation simultaneous to technology 
     implementation; and
       ``(L) is new or innovative and does not supplant existing 
     funding streams within agencies.
       ``(d) The Fund may be used to fund the integrated Internet-
     based system under section 3204 of the E-Government Act of 
     2002.
       ``(e) None of the funds provided from the Fund may be 
     transferred to any agency until 15 days after the 
     Administrator of the General Services Administration has 
     submitted to the Committees on Appropriations of the Senate 
     and the House of Representatives, the Committee on 
     Governmental Affairs of the Senate, the Committee on 
     Government Reform of the House of Representatives, and the 
     appropriate authorizing committees of the Senate and the 
     House of Representatives, a notification and description of 
     how the funds are to be allocated and how the expenditure 
     will further the purposes of this chapter.
       ``(f)(1) The Director shall report annually to Congress on 
     the operation of the Fund, through the report established 
     under section 3605.
       ``(2) The report under paragraph (1) shall describe--
       ``(A) all projects which the Director has approved for 
     funding from the Fund; and
       ``(B) the results that have been achieved to date for these 
     funded projects.
       ``(g)(1) There are authorized to be appropriated to the 
     Fund--
       ``(A) $45,000,000 for fiscal year 2003;
       ``(B) $50,000,000 for fiscal year 2004;
       ``(C) $100,000,000 for fiscal year 2005;
       ``(D) $150,000,000 for fiscal year 2006; and
       ``(E) such sums as are necessary for fiscal year 2007.
       ``(2) Funds appropriated under this subsection shall remain 
     available until expended.

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     ``Sec. 3605. E-Government report

       ``(a) Not later than March 1 of each year, the Director 
     shall submit an E-Government status report to the Committee 
     on Governmental Affairs of the Senate and the Committee on 
     Government Reform of the House of Representatives.
       ``(b) The report under subsection (a) shall contain--
       ``(1) a summary of the information reported by agencies 
     under section 3202(f) of the E-Government Act of 2002;
       ``(2) the information required to be reported by section 
     3604(f); and
       ``(3) a description of compliance by the Federal Government 
     with other goals and provisions of the E-Government Act of 
     2002.''.
       (b) Technical and Conforming Amendment.--The table of 
     chapters for title 44, United States Code, is amended by 
     inserting after the item relating to chapter 35 the 
     following:

``36. Management and Promotion of Electronic Government Serv3601''.....

     SEC. 3102. CONFORMING AMENDMENTS.

       (a) Electronic Government and Information Technologies.--
       (1) In general.--The Federal Property and Administrative 
     Services Act of 1949 (40 U.S.C. 471 et seq.) is amended by 
     inserting after section 112 the following:

     ``SEC. 113. ELECTRONIC GOVERNMENT AND INFORMATION 
                   TECHNOLOGIES.

       ``The Administrator of General Services shall consult with 
     the Administrator of the Office of Electronic Government on 
     programs undertaken by the General Services Administration to 
     promote electronic Government and the efficient use of 
     information technologies by Federal agencies.''.
       (2) Technical and conforming amendment.--The table of 
     sections for the Federal Property and Administrative Services 
     Act of 1949 is amended by inserting after the item relating 
     to section 112 the following:

``Sec. 113. Electronic Government and information technologies.''.
       (b) Modification of Deputy Director for Management 
     Functions.--Section 503(b) of title 31, United States Code, 
     is amended--
       (1) by redesignating paragraphs (5), (6), (7), (8), and 
     (9), as paragraphs (6), (7), (8), (9), and (10), 
     respectively; and
       (2) by inserting after paragraph (4) the following:
       ``(5) Chair the Chief Information Officers Council 
     established under section 3603 of title 44.''.
       (c) Office of Electronic Government.--
       (1) In general.--Chapter 5 of title 31, United States Code, 
     is amended by inserting after section 506 the following:

     ``Sec. 507. Office of Electronic Government

       ``The Office of Electronic Government, established under 
     section 3602 of title 44, is an office in the Office of 
     Management and Budget.''.
       (2) Technical and conforming amendment.--The table of 
     sections for chapter 5 of title 31, United States Code, is 
     amended by inserting after the item relating to section 506 
     the following:

``507. Office of Electronic Government.''.

TITLE XXXII--FEDERAL MANAGEMENT AND PROMOTION OF ELECTRONIC GOVERNMENT 
                                SERVICES

     SEC. 3201. DEFINITIONS.

       Except as otherwise provided, in this title the definitions 
     under sections 3502 and 3601 of title 44, United States Code, 
     shall apply.

      SEC. 3202. FEDERAL AGENCY RESPONSIBILITIES.

       (a) In General.--The head of each agency shall be 
     responsible for--
       (1) complying with the requirements of this division 
     (including the amendments made by this Act), the related 
     information resource management policies and guidance 
     established by the Director of the Office of Management and 
     Budget, and the related information technology standards 
     promulgated by the Secretary of Commerce;
       (2) ensuring that the information resource management 
     policies and guidance established under this division by the 
     Director, and the information technology standards 
     promulgated under this division by the Secretary of Commerce 
     are communicated promptly and effectively to all relevant 
     officials within their agency; and
       (3) supporting the efforts of the Director and the 
     Administrator of the General Services Administration to 
     develop, maintain, and promote an integrated Internet-based 
     system of delivering Federal Government information and 
     services to the public under section 3204.
       (b) Performance Integration.--
       (1) Agencies shall develop performance measures that 
     demonstrate how electronic government enables progress toward 
     agency objectives, strategic goals, and statutory mandates.
       (2) In measuring performance under this section, agencies 
     shall rely on existing data collections to the extent 
     practicable.
       (3) Areas of performance measurement that agencies should 
     consider include--
       (A) customer service;
       (B) agency productivity; and
       (C) adoption of innovative information technology, 
     including the appropriate use of commercial best practices.
       (4) Agencies shall link their performance goals to key 
     groups, including citizens, businesses, and other 
     governments, and to internal Federal Government operations.
       (5) As appropriate, agencies shall work collectively in 
     linking their performance goals to groups identified under 
     paragraph (4) and shall use information technology in 
     delivering Government information and services to those 
     groups.
       (c) Avoiding Diminished Access.--When promulgating policies 
     and implementing programs regarding the provision of 
     Government information and services over the Internet, agency 
     heads shall consider the impact on persons without access to 
     the Internet, and shall, to the extent practicable--
       (1) ensure that the availability of Government information 
     and services has not been diminished for individuals who lack 
     access to the Internet; and
       (2) pursue alternate modes of delivery that make Government 
     information and services more accessible to individuals who 
     do not own computers or lack access to the Internet.
       (d) Accessibility to People With Disabilities.--All actions 
     taken by Federal departments and agencies under this division 
     shall be in compliance with section 508 of the Rehabilitation 
     Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. 794d).
       (e) Sponsored Activities.--Agencies shall sponsor 
     activities that use information technology to engage the 
     public in the development and implementation of policies and 
     programs.
       (f) Chief Information Officers.--The Chief Information 
     Officer of each of the agencies designated under chapter 36 
     of title 44, United States Code (as added by this Act) shall 
     be responsible for--
       (1) participating in the functions of the Chief Information 
     Officers Council; and
       (2) monitoring the implementation, within their respective 
     agencies, of information technology standards promulgated 
     under this division by the Secretary of Commerce, including 
     common standards for interconnectivity and interoperability, 
     categorization of Federal Government electronic information, 
     and computer system efficiency and security.
       (g) E-Government Status Report.--
       (1) In general.--Each agency shall compile and submit to 
     the Director an annual E-Government Status Report on--
       (A) the status of the implementation by the agency of 
     electronic government initiatives;
       (B) compliance by the agency with this Act; and
       (C) how electronic Government initiatives of the agency 
     improve performance in delivering programs to constituencies.
       (2) Submission.--Each agency shall submit an annual report 
     under this subsection--
       (A) to the Director at such time and in such manner as the 
     Director requires;
       (B) consistent with related reporting requirements; and
       (C) which addresses any section in this title relevant to 
     that agency.
       (h) Use of Technology.--Nothing in this division supersedes 
     the responsibility of an agency to use or manage information 
     technology to deliver Government information and services 
     that fulfill the statutory mission and programs of the 
     agency.
       (i) National Security Systems.--
       (1) Inapplicability.--Except as provided under paragraph 
     (2), this title does not apply to national security systems 
     as defined in section 5142 of the Clinger-Cohen Act of 1996 
     (40 U.S.C. 1452).
       (2) Applicability.--Sections 3202, 3203, 3210, and 3214 of 
     this title do apply to national security systems to the 
     extent practicable and consistent with law.

      SEC. 3203. COMPATIBILITY OF EXECUTIVE AGENCY METHODS FOR USE 
                   AND ACCEPTANCE OF ELECTRONIC SIGNATURES.

       (a) Purpose.--The purpose of this section is to achieve 
     interoperable implementation of electronic signatures for 
     appropriately secure electronic transactions with Government.
       (b) Electronic Signatures.--In order to fulfill the 
     objectives of the Government Paperwork Elimination Act 
     (Public Law 105-277; 112 Stat. 2681-749 through 2681-751), 
     each Executive agency (as defined under section 105 of title 
     5, United States Code) shall ensure that its methods for use 
     and acceptance of electronic signatures are compatible with 
     the relevant policies and procedures issued by the Director.
       (c) Authority for Electronic Signatures.--The Administrator 
     of General Services shall support the Director by 
     establishing a framework to allow efficient interoperability 
     among Executive agencies when using electronic signatures, 
     including processing of digital signatures.
       (d) Authorization of Appropriations.--There are authorized 
     to be appropriated to the General Services Administration, to 
     ensure the development and operation of a Federal bridge 
     certification authority for digital signature compatibility, 
     or for other activities consistent with this section, 
     $8,000,000 in fiscal year 2003, and such sums as are 
     necessary for each fiscal year thereafter.

     SEC. 3204. FEDERAL INTERNET PORTAL.

       (a) In General.--
       (1) Public access.--The Director shall work with the 
     Administrator of the General Services Administration and 
     other agencies to maintain and promote an integrated 
     Internet-based system of providing the public with access to 
     Government information and services.
       (2) Criteria.--To the extent practicable, the integrated 
     system shall be designed and operated according to the 
     following criteria:
       (A) The provision of Internet-based Government information 
     and services directed to key groups, including citizens, 
     business, and other governments, and integrated according to 
     function or topic rather than separated according to the 
     boundaries of agency jurisdiction.

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       (B) An ongoing effort to ensure that Internet-based 
     Government services relevant to a given citizen activity are 
     available from a single point.
       (C) Access to Federal Government information and services 
     consolidated, as appropriate, with Internet-based information 
     and services provided by State, local, and tribal 
     governments.
       (D) Access to Federal Government information held by 1 or 
     more agencies shall be made available in a manner that 
     protects privacy, consistent with law.
       (b) Authorization of Appropriations.--There are authorized 
     to be appropriated to the General Services Administration 
     $15,000,000 for the maintenance, improvement, and promotion 
     of the integrated Internet-based system for fiscal year 2003, 
     and such sums as are necessary for fiscal years 2004 through 
     2007.

     SEC. 3205. FEDERAL COURTS.

       (a) Individual Court Websites.--The Chief Justice of the 
     United States, the chief judge of each circuit and district, 
     and the chief bankruptcy judge of each district shall 
     establish with respect to the Supreme Court or the respective 
     court of appeals, district, or bankruptcy court of a 
     district, a website that contains the following information 
     or links to websites with the following information:
       (1) Location and contact information for the courthouse, 
     including the telephone numbers and contact names for the 
     clerk's office and justices' or judges' chambers.
       (2) Local rules and standing or general orders of the 
     court.
       (3) Individual rules, if in existence, of each justice or 
     judge in that court.
       (4) Access to docket information for each case.
       (5) Access to the substance of all written opinions issued 
     by the court, regardless of whether such opinions are to be 
     published in the official court reporter, in a text 
     searchable format.
       (6) Access to all documents filed with the courthouse in 
     electronic form, described under subsection (c).
       (7) Any other information (including forms in a format that 
     can be downloaded) that the court determines useful to the 
     public.
       (b) Maintenance of Data Online.--
       (1) Update of information.--The information and rules on 
     each website shall be updated regularly and kept reasonably 
     current.
       (2) Closed cases.--Electronic files and docket information 
     for cases closed for more than 1 year are not required to be 
     made available online, except all written opinions with a 
     date of issuance after the effective date of this section 
     shall remain available online.
       (c) Electronic Filings.--
       (1) In general.--Except as provided under paragraph (2), 
     each court shall make any document that is filed 
     electronically publicly available online. A court may convert 
     any document that is filed in paper form to electronic form. 
     To the extent such conversions are made, all such electronic 
     versions of the document shall be made available online.
       (2) Exceptions.--Documents that are filed that are not 
     otherwise available to the public, such as documents filed 
     under seal, shall not be made available online.
       (3) Privacy and security concerns.--The Judicial Conference 
     of the United States may promulgate rules under this 
     subsection to protect important privacy and security 
     concerns.
       (d) Dockets With Links to Documents.--The Judicial 
     Conference of the United States shall explore the feasibility 
     of technology to post online dockets with links allowing all 
     filings, decisions, and rulings in each case to be obtained 
     from the docket sheet of that case.
       (e) Cost of Providing Electronic Docketing Information.--
     Section 303(a) of the Judiciary Appropriations Act, 1992 (28 
     U.S.C. 1913 note) is amended in the first sentence by 
     striking ``shall hereafter'' and inserting ``may, only to the 
     extent necessary,''.
       (f) Time Requirements.--Not later than 2 years after the 
     effective date of this title, the websites under subsection 
     (a) shall be established, except that access to documents 
     filed in electronic form shall be established not later than 
     4 years after that effective date.
       (g) Deferral.--
       (1) In general.--
       (A) Election.--
       (i) Notification.--The Chief Justice of the United States, 
     a chief judge, or chief bankruptcy judge may submit a 
     notification to the Administrative Office of the United 
     States Courts to defer compliance with any requirement of 
     this section with respect to the Supreme Court, a court of 
     appeals, district, or the bankruptcy court of a district.
       (ii) Contents.--A notification submitted under this 
     subparagraph shall state--

       (I) the reasons for the deferral; and
       (II) the online methods, if any, or any alternative 
     methods, such court or district is using to provide greater 
     public access to information.

       (B) Exception.--To the extent that the Supreme Court, a 
     court of appeals, district, or bankruptcy court of a district 
     maintains a website under subsection (a), the Supreme Court 
     or that court of appeals or district shall comply with 
     subsection (b)(1).
       (2) Report.--Not later than 1 year after the effective date 
     of this title, and every year thereafter, the Judicial 
     Conference of the United States shall submit a report to the 
     Committees on Governmental Affairs and the Judiciary of the 
     Senate and the Committees on Government Reform and the 
     Judiciary of the House of Representatives that--
       (A) contains all notifications submitted to the 
     Administrative Office of the United States Courts under this 
     subsection; and
       (B) summarizes and evaluates all notifications.

      SEC. 3206. REGULATORY AGENCIES.

       (a) Purposes.--The purposes of this section are to--
       (1) improve performance in the development and issuance of 
     agency regulations by using information technology to 
     increase access, accountability, and transparency; and
       (2) enhance public participation in Government by 
     electronic means, consistent with requirements under 
     subchapter II of chapter 5 of title 5, United States Code, 
     (commonly referred to as the Administrative Procedures Act).
       (b) Information Provided by Agencies Online.--To the extent 
     practicable as determined by the agency in consultation with 
     the Director, each agency (as defined under section 551 of 
     title 5, United States Code) shall ensure that a publicly 
     accessible Federal Government website includes all 
     information about that agency required to be published in the 
     Federal Register under section 552(a)(1) of title 5, United 
     States Code.
       (c) Submissions by Electronic Means.--To the extent 
     practicable, agencies shall accept submissions under section 
     553(c) of title 5, United States Code, by electronic means.
       (d) Electronic Docketing.--
       (1) In general.--To the extent practicable, as determined 
     by the agency in consultation with the Director, agencies 
     shall ensure that a publicly accessible Federal Government 
     website contains electronic dockets for rulemakings under 
     section 553 of title 5, United States Code.
       (2) Information available.--Agency electronic dockets shall 
     make publicly available online to the extent practicable, as 
     determined by the agency in consultation with the Director--
       (A) all submissions under section 553(c) of title 5, United 
     States Code; and
       (B) other materials that by agency rule or practice are 
     included in the rulemaking docket under section 553(c) of 
     title 5, United States Code, whether or not submitted 
     electronically.
       (e) Time Limitation.--Agencies shall implement the 
     requirements of this section consistent with a timetable 
     established by the Director and reported to Congress in the 
     first annual report under section 3605 of title 44 (as added 
     by this Act).

     SEC. 3207. ACCESSIBILITY, USABILITY, AND PRESERVATION OF 
                   GOVERNMENT INFORMATION.

       (a) Purpose.--The purpose of this section is to improve the 
     methods by which Government information, including 
     information on the Internet, is organized, preserved, and 
     made accessible to the public.
       (b) Definitions.--In this section, the term--
       (1) ``Committee'' means the Interagency Committee on 
     Government Information established under subsection (c); and
       (2) ``directory'' means a taxonomy of subjects linked to 
     websites that--
       (A) organizes Government information on the Internet 
     according to subject matter; and
       (B) may be created with the participation of human editors.
       (c) Interagency Committee.--
       (1) Establishment.--Not later than 90 days after the date 
     of enactment of this title, the Director shall establish the 
     Interagency Committee on Government Information.
       (2) Membership.--The Committee shall be chaired by the 
     Director or the designee of the Director and--
       (A) shall include representatives from--
       (i) the National Archives and Records Administration;
       (ii) the offices of the Chief Information Officers from 
     Federal agencies; and
       (iii) other relevant officers from the executive branch; 
     and
       (B) may include representatives from the Federal 
     legislative and judicial branches.
       (3) Functions.--The Committee shall--
       (A) engage in public consultation to the maximum extent 
     feasible, including consultation with interested communities 
     such as public advocacy organizations;
       (B) conduct studies and submit recommendations, as provided 
     under this section, to the Director and Congress; and
       (C) share effective practices for access to, dissemination 
     of, and retention of Federal information.
       (4) Termination.--The Committee may be terminated on a date 
     determined by the Director, except the Committee may not 
     terminate before the Committee submits all recommendations 
     required under this section.
       (d) Categorizing of Information.--
       (1) Committee functions.--Not later than 1 year after the 
     date of enactment of this Act, the Committee shall submit 
     recommendations to the Director on--
       (A) the adoption of standards, which are open to the 
     maximum extent feasible, to enable the organization and 
     categorization of Government information--
       (i) in a way that is searchable electronically, including 
     by searchable identifiers; and
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       (B) the definition of categories of Government information 
     which should be classified under the standards; and
       (C) determining priorities and developing schedules for the 
     initial implementation of the standards by agencies.
       (2) Functions of the director.--Not later than 180 days 
     after the submission of recommendations under paragraph (1), 
     the Director shall issue policies--
       (A) requiring that agencies use standards, which are open 
     to the maximum extent feasible, to enable the organization 
     and categorization of Government information--
       (i) in a way that is searchable electronically, including 
     by searchable identifiers;
       (ii) in ways that are interoperable across agencies; and
       (iii) that are, as appropriate, consistent with the 
     standards promulgated by the Secretary of Commerce under 
     section 3602(f)(8) of title 44, United States Code;
       (B) defining categories of Government information which 
     shall be required to be classified under the standards; and
       (C) determining priorities and developing schedules for the 
     initial implementation of the standards by agencies.
       (3) Modification of policies.--After the submission of 
     agency reports under paragraph (4), the Director shall modify 
     the policies, as needed, in consultation with the Committee 
     and interested parties.
       (4) Agency functions.--Each agency shall report annually to 
     the Director, in the report established under section 
     3202(g), on compliance of that agency with the policies 
     issued under paragraph (2)(A).
       (e) Public Access to Electronic Information.--
       (1) Committee functions.--Not later than 1 year after the 
     date of enactment of this Act, the Committee shall submit 
     recommendations to the Director and the Archivist of the 
     United States on--
       (A) the adoption by agencies of policies and procedures to 
     ensure that chapters 21, 25, 27, 29, and 31 of title 44, 
     United States Code, are applied effectively and 
     comprehensively to Government information on the Internet and 
     to other electronic records; and
       (B) the imposition of timetables for the implementation of 
     the policies and procedures by agencies.
       (2) Functions of the archivist.--Not later than 180 days 
     after the submission of recommendations by the Committee 
     under paragraph (1), the Archivist of the United States shall 
     issue policies--
       (A) requiring the adoption by agencies of policies and 
     procedures to ensure that chapters 21, 25, 27, 29, and 31 of 
     title 44, United States Code, are applied effectively and 
     comprehensively to Government information on the Internet and 
     to other electronic records; and
       (B) imposing timetables for the implementation of the 
     policies, procedures, and technologies by agencies.
       (3) Modification of policies.--After the submission of 
     agency reports under paragraph (4), the Archivist of the 
     United States shall modify the policies, as needed, in 
     consultation with the Committee and interested parties.
       (4) Agency functions.--Each agency shall report annually to 
     the Director, in the report established under section 
     3202(g), on compliance of that agency with the policies 
     issued under paragraph (2)(A).
       (f) Availability of Government Information on the 
     Internet.--
       (1) In general.--Not later than 1 year after the date of 
     enactment of this Act, each agency shall--
       (A) consult with the Committee and solicit public comment;
       (B) determine which Government information the agency 
     intends to make available and accessible to the public on the 
     Internet and by other means;
       (C) develop priorities and schedules for making that 
     Government information available and accessible;
       (D) make such final determinations, priorities, and 
     schedules available for public comment;
       (E) post such final determinations, priorities, and 
     schedules on the Internet; and
       (F) submit such final determinations, priorities, and 
     schedules to the Director, in the report established under 
     section 3202(g).
       (2) Update.--Each agency shall update determinations, 
     priorities, and schedules of the agency, as needed, after 
     consulting with the Committee and soliciting public comment, 
     if appropriate.
       (g) Access to Federally Funded Research and Development.--
       (1) Development and maintenance of governmentwide 
     repository and website.--
       (A) Repository and website.--The Director of the National 
     Science Foundation, working with the Director of the Office 
     of Science and Technology Policy and other relevant agencies, 
     shall ensure the development and maintenance of--
       (i) a repository that fully integrates, to the maximum 
     extent feasible, information about research and development 
     funded by the Federal Government, and the repository shall--

       (I) include information about research and development 
     funded by the Federal Government and performed by--

       (aa) institutions not a part of the Federal Government, 
     including State, local, and foreign governments; industrial 
     firms; educational institutions; not-for-profit 
     organizations; federally funded research and development 
     center; and private individuals; and
       (bb) entities of the Federal Government, including research 
     and development laboratories, centers, and offices; and
       (II) integrate information about each separate research and 
     development task or award, including--
       (aa) the dates upon which the task or award is expected to 
     start and end;
       (bb) a brief summary describing the objective and the 
     scientific and technical focus of the task or award;
       (cc) the entity or institution performing the task or award 
     and its contact information;
       (dd) the total amount of Federal funds expected to be 
     provided to the task or award over its lifetime and the 
     amount of funds expected to be provided in each fiscal year 
     in which the work of the task or award is ongoing;
       (ee) any restrictions attached to the task or award that 
     would prevent the sharing with the general public of any or 
     all of the information required by this subsection, and the 
     reasons for such restrictions; and
       (ff) such other information as may be determined to be 
     appropriate; and
       (ii) 1 or more websites upon which all or part of the 
     repository of Federal research and development shall be made 
     available to and searchable by Federal agencies and non-
     Federal entities, including the general public, to 
     facilitate--

       (I) the coordination of Federal research and development 
     activities;
       (II) collaboration among those conducting Federal research 
     and development;
       (III) the transfer of technology among Federal agencies and 
     between Federal agencies and non-Federal entities; and
       (IV) access by policymakers and the public to information 
     concerning Federal research and development activities.

       (B) Oversight.--The Director of the Office of Management 
     and Budget shall issue any guidance determined necessary to 
     ensure that agencies provide all information requested under 
     this subsection.
       (2) Agency functions.--Any agency that funds Federal 
     research and development under this subsection shall provide 
     the information required to populate the repository in the 
     manner prescribed by the Director of the Office of Management 
     and Budget.
       (3) Committee functions.--Not later than 18 months after 
     the date of enactment of this Act, working with the Director 
     of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, and after 
     consultation with interested parties, the Committee shall 
     submit recommendations to the Director on--
       (A) policies to improve agency reporting of information for 
     the repository established under this subsection; and
       (B) policies to improve dissemination of the results of 
     research performed by Federal agencies and federally funded 
     research and development centers.
       (4) Functions of the director.--After submission of 
     recommendations by the Committee under paragraph (3), the 
     Director shall report on the recommendations of the Committee 
     and Director to Congress, in the E-Government report under 
     section 3605 of title 44 (as added by this Act).
       (5) Authorization of appropriations.--There are authorized 
     to be appropriated to the National Science Foundation for the 
     development, maintenance, and operation of the Governmentwide 
     repository and website under this subsection--
       (A) $2,000,000 in each of the fiscal years 2003 through 
     2005; and
       (B) such sums as are necessary in each of the fiscal years 
     2006 and 2007.
       (h) Public Domain Directory of Public Federal Government 
     Websites.--
       (1) Establishment.--Not later than 2 years after the 
     effective date of this title, the Director and each agency 
     shall--
       (A) develop and establish a public domain directory of 
     public Federal Government websites; and
       (B) post the directory on the Internet with a link to the 
     integrated Internet-based system established under section 
     3204.
       (2) Development.--With the assistance of each agency, the 
     Director shall--
       (A) direct the development of the directory through a 
     collaborative effort, including input from--
       (i) agency librarians;
       (ii) information technology managers;
       (iii) program managers;
       (iv) records managers;
       (v) Federal depository librarians; and
       (vi) other interested parties; and
       (B) develop a public domain taxonomy of subjects used to 
     review and categorize public Federal Government websites.
       (3) Update.--With the assistance of each agency, the 
     Administrator of the Office of Electronic Government shall--
       (A) update the directory as necessary, but not less than 
     every 6 months; and
       (B) solicit interested persons for improvements to the 
     directory.
       (i) Standards for Agency Websites.--Not later than 18 
     months after the effective date of this title, the Director 
     shall promulgate guidance for agency websites that include--
       (1) requirements that websites include direct links to--
       (A) descriptions of the mission and statutory authority of 
     the agency;
       (B) the electronic reading rooms of the agency relating to 
     the disclosure of information under section 552 of title 5, 
     United States Code (commonly referred to as the Freedom of 
     Information Act);
       (C) information about the organizational structure of the 
     agency; and

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       (D) the strategic plan of the agency developed under 
     section 306 of title 5, United States Code; and
       (2) minimum agency goals to assist public users to navigate 
     agency websites, including--
       (A) speed of retrieval of search results;
       (B) the relevance of the results;
       (C) tools to aggregate and disaggregate data; and
       (D) security protocols to protect information.

     SEC. 3208. PRIVACY PROVISIONS.

       (a) Purpose.--The purpose of this section is to ensure 
     sufficient protections for the privacy of personal 
     information as agencies implement citizen-centered electronic 
     Government.
       (b) Privacy Impact Assessments.--
       (1) Responsibilities of agencies.--
       (A) In general.--An agency shall take actions described 
     under subparagraph (B) before--
       (i) developing or procuring information technology that 
     collects, maintains, or disseminates information that 
     includes any identifier permitting the physical or online 
     contacting of a specific individual; or
       (ii) initiating a new collection of information that--

       (I) will be collected, maintained, or disseminated using 
     information technology; and
       (II) includes any identifier permitting the physical or 
     online contacting of a specific individual, if the 
     information concerns 10 or more persons.

       (B) Agency activities.--To the extent required under 
     subparagraph (A), each agency shall--
       (i) conduct a privacy impact assessment;
       (ii) ensure the review of the privacy impact assessment by 
     the Chief Information Officer, or equivalent official, as 
     determined by the head of the agency; and
       (iii) if practicable, after completion of the review under 
     clause (ii), make the privacy impact assessment publicly 
     available through the website of the agency, publication in 
     the Federal Register, or other means.
       (C) Sensitive information.--Subparagraph (B)(iii) may be 
     modified or waived for security reasons, or to protect 
     classified, sensitive, or private information contained in an 
     assessment.
       (D) Copy to director.--Agencies shall provide the Director 
     with a copy of the privacy impact assessment for each system 
     for which funding is requested.
       (2) Contents of a privacy impact assessment.--
       (A) In general.--The Director shall issue guidance to 
     agencies specifying the required contents of a privacy impact 
     assessment.
       (B) Guidance.--The guidance shall--
       (i) ensure that a privacy impact assessment is commensurate 
     with the size of the information system being assessed, the 
     sensitivity of personally identifiable information in that 
     system, and the risk of harm from unauthorized release of 
     that information; and
       (ii) require that a privacy impact assessment address--

       (I) what information is to be collected;
       (II) why the information is being collected;
       (III) the intended use of the agency of the information;
       (IV) with whom the information will be shared;
       (V) what notice or opportunities for consent would be 
     provided to individuals regarding what information is 
     collected and how that information is shared;
       (VI) how the information will be secured; and
       (VII) whether a system of records is being created under 
     section 552a of title 5, United States Code, (commonly 
     referred to as the Privacy Act).

       (3) Responsibilities of the director.--The Director shall--
       (A) develop policies and guidelines for agencies on the 
     conduct of privacy impact assessments;
       (B) oversee the implementation of the privacy impact 
     assessment process throughout the Government; and
       (C) require agencies to conduct privacy impact assessments 
     of existing information systems or ongoing collections of 
     personally identifiable information as the Director 
     determines appropriate.
       (c) Privacy Protections on Agency Websites.--
       (1) Privacy policies on websites.--
       (A) Guidelines for notices.--The Director shall develop 
     guidance for privacy notices on agency websites used by the 
     public.
       (B) Contents.--The guidance shall require that a privacy 
     notice address, consistent with section 552a of title 5, 
     United States Code--
       (i) what information is to be collected;
       (ii) why the information is being collected;
       (iii) the intended use of the agency of the information;
       (iv) with whom the information will be shared;
       (v) what notice or opportunities for consent would be 
     provided to individuals regarding what information is 
     collected and how that information is shared;
       (vi) how the information will be secured; and
       (vii) the rights of the individual under section 552a of 
     title 5, United States Code (commonly referred to as the 
     Privacy Act), and other laws relevant to the protection of 
     the privacy of an individual.
       (2) Privacy policies in machine-readable formats.--The 
     Director shall issue guidance requiring agencies to translate 
     privacy policies into a standardized machine-readable format.

     SEC. 3209. FEDERAL INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY WORKFORCE 
                   DEVELOPMENT.

       (a) Purpose.--The purpose of this section is to improve the 
     skills of the Federal workforce in using information 
     technology to deliver Government information and services.
       (b) In General.--In consultation with the Director, the 
     Chief Information Officers Council, and the Administrator of 
     General Services, the Director of the Office of Personnel 
     Management shall--
       (1) analyze, on an ongoing basis, the personnel needs of 
     the Federal Government related to information technology and 
     information resource management;
       (2) oversee the development of curricula, training methods, 
     and training priorities that correspond to the projected 
     personnel needs of the Federal Government related to 
     information technology and information resource management; 
     and
       (3) assess the training of Federal employees in information 
     technology disciplines, as necessary, in order to ensure that 
     the information resource management needs of the Federal 
     Government are addressed.
       (c) Employee Participation.--Subject to information 
     resource management needs and the limitations imposed by 
     resource needs in other occupational areas, and consistent 
     with their overall workforce development strategies, agencies 
     shall encourage employees to participate in occupational 
     information technology training.
       (d) Authorization of Appropriations.--There are authorized 
     to be appropriated to the Office of Personnel Management for 
     the implementation of this section, $7,000,000 in fiscal year 
     2003, and such sums as are necessary for each fiscal year 
     thereafter.

     SEC. 3210. COMMON PROTOCOLS FOR GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION 
                   SYSTEMS.

       (a) Purposes.--The purposes of this section are to--
       (1) reduce redundant data collection and information; and
       (2) promote collaboration and use of standards for 
     government geographic information.
       (b) Definition.--In this section, the term ``geographic 
     information'' means information systems that involve 
     locational data, such as maps or other geospatial information 
     resources.
       (c) In General.--
       (1) Common protocols.--The Secretary of the Interior, 
     working with the Director and through an interagency group, 
     and working with private sector experts, State, local, and 
     tribal governments, commercial and international standards 
     groups, and other interested parties, shall facilitate the 
     development of common protocols for the development, 
     acquisition, maintenance, distribution, and application of 
     geographic information. If practicable, the Secretary of the 
     Interior shall incorporate intergovernmental and public 
     private geographic information partnerships into efforts 
     under this subsection.
       (2) Interagency group.--The interagency group referred to 
     under paragraph (1) shall include representatives of the 
     National Institute of Standards and Technology and other 
     agencies.
       (d) Director.--The Director shall oversee--
       (1) the interagency initiative to develop common protocols;
       (2) the coordination with State, local, and tribal 
     governments, public private partnerships, and other 
     interested persons on effective and efficient ways to align 
     geographic information and develop common protocols; and
       (3) the adoption of common standards relating to the 
     protocols.
       (e) Common Protocols.--The common protocols shall be 
     designed to--
       (1) maximize the degree to which unclassified geographic 
     information from various sources can be made electronically 
     compatible and accessible; and
       (2) promote the development of interoperable geographic 
     information systems technologies that shall--
       (A) allow widespread, low-cost use and sharing of 
     geographic data by Federal agencies, State, local, and tribal 
     governments, and the public; and
       (B) enable the enhancement of services using geographic 
     data.
       (f) Authorization of Appropriations.--There are authorized 
     to be appropriated to the Department of the Interior such 
     sums as are necessary to carry out this section, for each of 
     the fiscal years 2003 through 2007.

     SEC. 3211. SHARE-IN-SAVINGS PROGRAM IMPROVEMENTS.

       Section 5311 of the Clinger-Cohen Act of 1996 (divisions D 
     and E of Public Law 104-106; 110 Stat. 692; 40 U.S.C. 1491) 
     is amended--
       (1) in subsection (a)--
       (A) by striking ``the heads of two executive agencies to 
     carry out'' and inserting ``heads of executive agencies to 
     carry out a total of 5 projects under'';
       (B) by striking ``and'' at the end of paragraph (1);
       (C) by striking the period at the end of paragraph (2) and 
     inserting ``; and''; and
       (D) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(3) encouraging the use of the contracting and sharing 
     approach described in paragraphs (1) and (2) by allowing the 
     head of the executive agency conducting a project under the 
     pilot program--
       ``(A) to retain, until expended, out of the appropriation 
     accounts of the executive agency in which savings computed 
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     paragraph (2) are realized as a result of the project, up to 
     the amount equal to half of the excess of--
       ``(i) the total amount of the savings; over
       ``(ii) the total amount of the portion of the savings paid 
     to the private sector source for such project under paragraph 
     (2); and
       ``(B) to use the retained amount to acquire additional 
     information technology.'';
       (2) in subsection (b)--
       (A) by inserting ``a project under'' after ``authorized to 
     carry out''; and
       (B) by striking ``carry out one project and''; and
       (3) in subsection (c), by inserting before the period ``and 
     the Administrator for the Office of Electronic Government''; 
     and
       (4) by inserting after subsection (c) the following:
       ``(d) Report.--
       ``(1) In general.--After 5 pilot projects have been 
     completed, but no later than 3 years after the effective date 
     of this subsection, the Director shall submit a report on the 
     results of the projects to the Committee on Governmental 
     Affairs of the Senate and the Committee on Government Reform 
     of the House of Representatives.
       ``(2) Contents.--The report under paragraph (1) shall 
     include--
       ``(A) a description of the reduced costs and other 
     measurable benefits of the pilot projects;
       ``(B) a description of the ability of agencies to determine 
     the baseline costs of a project against which savings would 
     be measured; and
       ``(C) recommendations of the Director relating to whether 
     Congress should provide general authority to the heads of 
     executive agencies to use a share-in-savings contracting 
     approach to the acquisition of information technology 
     solutions for improving mission-related or administrative 
     processes of the Federal Government.''.

      SEC. 3212. INTEGRATED REPORTING STUDY AND PILOT PROJECTS.

       (a) Purposes.--The purposes of this section are to--
       (1) enhance the interoperability of Federal information 
     systems;
       (2) assist the public, including the regulated community, 
     in electronically submitting information to agencies under 
     Federal requirements, by reducing the burden of duplicate 
     collection and ensuring the accuracy of submitted 
     information; and
       (3) enable any person to integrate and obtain similar 
     information held by 1 or more agencies under 1 or more 
     Federal requirements without violating the privacy rights of 
     an individual.
       (b) Definitions.--In this section, the term--
       (1) ``agency'' means an Executive agency as defined under 
     section 105 of title 5, United States Code; and
       (2) ``person'' means any individual, trust, firm, joint 
     stock company, corporation (including a government 
     corporation), partnership, association, State, municipality, 
     commission, political subdivision of a State, interstate 
     body, or agency or component of the Federal Government.
       (c) Report.--
       (1) In general.--Not later than 3 years after the date of 
     enactment of this Act, the Director shall oversee a study, in 
     consultation with agencies, the regulated community, public 
     interest organizations, and the public, and submit a report 
     to the Committee on Governmental Affairs of the Senate and 
     the Committee on Government Reform of the House of 
     Representatives on progress toward integrating Federal 
     information systems across agencies.
       (2) Contents.--The report under this section shall--
       (A) address the integration of data elements used in the 
     electronic collection of information within databases 
     established under Federal statute without reducing the 
     quality, accessibility, scope, or utility of the information 
     contained in each database;
       (B) address the feasibility of developing, or enabling the 
     development of, software, including Internet-based tools, for 
     use by reporting persons in assembling, documenting, and 
     validating the accuracy of information electronically 
     submitted to agencies under nonvoluntary, statutory, and 
     regulatory requirements;
       (C) address the feasibility of developing a distributed 
     information system involving, on a voluntary basis, at least 
     2 agencies, that--
       (i) provides consistent, dependable, and timely public 
     access to the information holdings of 1 or more agencies, or 
     some portion of such holdings, including the underlying raw 
     data, without requiring public users to know which agency 
     holds the information; and
       (ii) allows the integration of public information held by 
     the participating agencies;
       (D) address the feasibility of incorporating other elements 
     related to the purposes of this section at the discretion of 
     the Director; and
       (E) make recommendations that Congress or the executive 
     branch can implement, through the use of integrated reporting 
     and information systems, to reduce the burden on reporting 
     and strengthen public access to databases within and across 
     agencies.
       (d) Pilot Projects To Encourage Integrated Collection and 
     Management of Data and Interoperability of Federal 
     Information Systems.--
       (1) In general.--In order to provide input to the study 
     under subsection (c), the Director shall designate, in 
     consultation with agencies, a series of no more than 5 pilot 
     projects that integrate data elements. The Director shall 
     consult with agencies, the regulated community, public 
     interest organizations, and the public on the implementation 
     of the pilot projects.
       (2) Goals of pilot projects.--
       (A) In general.--Each goal described under subparagraph (B) 
     shall be addressed by at least 1 pilot project each.
       (B) Goals.--The goals under this paragraph are to--
       (i) reduce information collection burdens by eliminating 
     duplicative data elements within 2 or more reporting 
     requirements;
       (ii) create interoperability between or among public 
     databases managed by 2 or more agencies using technologies 
     and techniques that facilitate public access; and
       (iii) develop, or enable the development of, software to 
     reduce errors in electronically submitted information.
       (3) Input.--Each pilot project shall seek input from users 
     on the utility of the pilot project and areas for 
     improvement. To the extent practicable, the Director shall 
     consult with relevant agencies and State, tribal, and local 
     governments in carrying out the report and pilot projects 
     under this section.
       (e) Privacy Protections.--The activities authorized under 
     this section shall afford protections for--
       (1) confidential business information consistent with 
     section 552(b)(4) of title 5, United States Code, and other 
     relevant law;
       (2) personal privacy information under sections 552(b) (6) 
     and (7)(C) and 552a of title 5, United States Code, and other 
     relevant law; and
       (3) other information consistent with section 552(b)(3) of 
     title 5, United States Code, and other relevant law.

     SEC. 3213. COMMUNITY TECHNOLOGY CENTERS.

       (a) Purposes.--The purposes of this section are to--
       (1) study and enhance the effectiveness of community 
     technology centers, public libraries, and other institutions 
     that provide computer and Internet access to the public; and
       (2) promote awareness of the availability of on-line 
     government information and services, to users of community 
     technology centers, public libraries, and other public 
     facilities that provide access to computer technology and 
     Internet access to the public.
       (b) Study and Report.--Not later than 2 years after the 
     effective date of this title, the Secretary of Education, in 
     consultation with the Secretary of Housing and Urban 
     Development, the Secretary of Commerce, the Director of the 
     National Science Foundation, and the Director of the 
     Institute of Museum and Library Services, shall--
       (1) conduct a study to evaluate the best practices of 
     community technology centers that have received Federal 
     funds; and
       (2) submit a report on the study to--
       (A) the Committee on Governmental Affairs of the Senate;
       (B) the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions 
     of the Senate;
       (C) the Committee on Government Reform of the House of 
     Representatives; and
       (D) the Committee on Education and the Workforce of the 
     House of Representatives.
       (c) Contents.--The report under subsection (b) may 
     consider--
       (1) an evaluation of the best practices being used by 
     successful community technology centers;
       (2) a strategy for--
       (A) continuing the evaluation of best practices used by 
     community technology centers; and
       (B) establishing a network to share information and 
     resources as community technology centers evolve;
       (3) the identification of methods to expand the use of best 
     practices to assist community technology centers, public 
     libraries, and other institutions that provide computer and 
     Internet access to the public;
       (4) a database of all community technology centers that 
     have received Federal funds, including--
       (A) each center's name, location, services provided, 
     director, other points of contact, number of individuals 
     served; and
       (B) other relevant information;
       (5) an analysis of whether community technology centers 
     have been deployed effectively in urban and rural areas 
     throughout the Nation; and
       (6) recommendations of how to--
       (A) enhance the development of community technology 
     centers; and
       (B) establish a network to share information and resources.
       (d) Cooperation.--All agencies that fund community 
     technology centers shall provide to the Department of 
     Education any information and assistance necessary for the 
     completion of the study and the report under this section.
       (e) Assistance.--
       (1) In general.--The Secretary of the Department of 
     Education shall work with other relevant Federal agencies, 
     and other interested persons in the private and nonprofit 
     sectors to--
       (A) assist in the implementation of recommendations; and
       (B) identify other ways to assist community technology 
     centers, public libraries, and other institutions that 
     provide computer and Internet access to the public.
       (2) Types of assistance.--Assistance under this subsection 
     may include--
       (A) contribution of funds;
       (B) donations of equipment, and training in the use and 
     maintenance of the equipment; and

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       (C) the provision of basic instruction or training material 
     in computer skills and Internet usage.
       (f) Online Tutorial.--
       (1) In general.--The Secretary of Education, in 
     consultation with the Director of the Institute of Museum and 
     Library Services, the Director of the National Science 
     Foundation, other relevant agencies, and the public, shall 
     develop an online tutorial that--
       (A) explains how to access Government information and 
     services on the Internet; and
       (B) provides a guide to available online resources.
       (2) Distribution.--The Secretary of Education shall 
     distribute information on the tutorial to community 
     technology centers, public libraries, and other institutions 
     that afford Internet access to the public.
       (g) Promotion of Community Technology Centers.--In 
     consultation with other agencies and organizations, the 
     Department of Education shall promote the availability of 
     community technology centers to raise awareness within each 
     community where such a center is located.
       (h) Authorization of Appropriations.--There are authorized 
     to be appropriated to the Department of Education for the 
     study of best practices at community technology centers, for 
     the development and dissemination of the online tutorial, and 
     for the promotion of community technology centers under this 
     section--
       (1) $2,000,000 in fiscal year 2003;
       (2) $2,000,000 in fiscal year 2004; and
       (3) such sums as are necessary in fiscal years 2005 through 
     2007.

     SEC. 3214. ENHANCING CRISIS MANAGEMENT THROUGH ADVANCED 
                   INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY.

       (a) Purpose.--The purpose of this section is to improve how 
     information technology is used in coordinating and 
     facilitating information on disaster preparedness, response, 
     and recovery, while ensuring the availability of such 
     information across multiple access channels.
       (b) In General.--
       (1) Study on enhancement of crisis response.--Not later 
     than 90 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the 
     Federal Emergency Management Agency shall enter into a 
     contract to conduct a study on using information technology 
     to enhance crisis preparedness, response, and consequence 
     management of natural and manmade disasters.
       (2) Contents.--The study under this subsection shall 
     address--
       (A) a research and implementation strategy for effective 
     use of information technology in crisis response and 
     consequence management, including the more effective use of 
     technologies, management of information technology research 
     initiatives, and incorporation of research advances into the 
     information and communications systems of--
       (i) the Federal Emergency Management Agency; and
       (ii) other Federal, State, and local agencies responsible 
     for crisis preparedness, response, and consequence 
     management; and
       (B) opportunities for research and development on enhanced 
     technologies into areas of potential improvement as 
     determined during the course of the study.
       (3) Report.--Not later than 2 years after the date on which 
     a contract is entered into under paragraph (1), the Federal 
     Emergency Management Agency shall submit a report on the 
     study, including findings and recommendations to--
       (A) the Committee on Governmental Affairs of the Senate; 
     and
       (B) the Committee on Government Reform of the House of 
     Representatives.
       (4) Interagency cooperation.--Other Federal departments and 
     agencies with responsibility for disaster relief and 
     emergency assistance shall fully cooperate with the Federal 
     Emergency Management Agency in carrying out this section.
       (5) Authorization of appropriations.--There are authorized 
     to be appropriated to the Federal Emergency Management Agency 
     for research under this subsection, such sums as are 
     necessary for fiscal year 2003.
       (c) Pilot Projects.--Based on the results of the research 
     conducted under subsection (b), the Federal Emergency 
     Management Agency shall initiate pilot projects or report to 
     Congress on other activities that further the goal of 
     maximizing the utility of information technology in disaster 
     management. The Federal Emergency Management Agency shall 
     cooperate with other relevant agencies, and, if appropriate, 
     State, local, and tribal governments, in initiating such 
     pilot projects.

     SEC. 3215. DISPARITIES IN ACCESS TO THE INTERNET.

       (a) Study and Report.--
       (1) Study.--Not later than 90 days after the date of 
     enactment of this Act, the Director of the National Science 
     Foundation shall request that the National Academy of 
     Sciences, acting through the National Research Council, enter 
     into a contract to conduct a study on disparities in Internet 
     access for online Government services.
       (2) Report.--Not later than 2 years after the date of 
     enactment of this Act, the Director of the National Science 
     Foundation shall submit to the Committee on Governmental 
     Affairs of the Senate and the Committee on Government Reform 
     of the House of Representatives a final report of the study 
     under this section, which shall set forth the findings, 
     conclusions, and recommendations of the National Research 
     Council.
       (b) Contents.--The report under subsection (a) shall 
     include a study of--
       (1) how disparities in Internet access influence the 
     effectiveness of online Government services, including a 
     review of--
       (A) the nature of disparities in Internet access;
       (B) the affordability of Internet service;
       (C) the incidence of disparities among different groups 
     within the population; and
       (D) changes in the nature of personal and public Internet 
     access that may alleviate or aggravate effective access to 
     online Government services;
       (2) how the increase in online Government services is 
     influencing the disparities in Internet access and how 
     technology development or diffusion trends may offset such 
     adverse influences; and
       (3) related societal effects arising from the interplay of 
     disparities in Internet access and the increase in online 
     Government services.
       (c) Recommendations.--The report shall include 
     recommendations on actions to ensure that online Government 
     initiatives shall not have the unintended result of 
     increasing any deficiency in public access to Government 
     services.
       (d) Authorization of Appropriations.--There are authorized 
     to be appropriated to the National Science Foundation 
     $950,000 in fiscal year 2003 to carry out this section.

     SEC. 3216. NOTIFICATION OF OBSOLETE OR COUNTERPRODUCTIVE 
                   PROVISIONS.

       If the Director of the Office of Management and Budget 
     makes a determination that any provision of this division 
     (including any amendment made by this division) is obsolete 
     or counterproductive to the purposes of this Act, as a result 
     of changes in technology or any other reason, the Director 
     shall submit notification of that determination to--
       (1) the Committee on Governmental Affairs of the Senate; 
     and
       (2) the Committee on Government Reform of the House of 
     Representatives.

             TITLE XXXIII--GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SECURITY

     SEC. 3301. INFORMATION SECURITY.

       (a) Addition of Short Title.--Subtitle G of title X of the 
     Floyd D. Spence National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal 
     Year 2001 (as enacted into law by Public Law 106-398; 114 
     Stat. 1654A-266) is amended by inserting after the heading 
     for the subtitle the following new section:

     ``SEC. 1060. SHORT TITLE.

       ``This subtitle may be cited as the `Government Information 
     Security Reform Act'.''.
       (b) Continuation of Authority.--
       (1) In general.--Section 3536 of title 44, United States 
     Code, is repealed.
       (2) Technical and conforming amendment.--The table of 
     sections for chapter 35 of title 44, United States Code, is 
     amended by striking the item relating to section 3536.

    TITLE XXXIV--AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS AND EFFECTIVE DATES

     SEC. 3401. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

       Except for those purposes for which an authorization of 
     appropriations is specifically provided in title XXXI or 
     XXXII, including the amendments made by such titles, there 
     are authorized to be appropriated such sums as are necessary 
     to carry out titles XXXI and XXXII for each of fiscal years 
     2003 through 2007.

     SEC. 3402. EFFECTIVE DATES.

       (a) Titles XXXI and XXXII.--
       (1) In general.--Except as provided under paragraph (2), 
     titles XXXI and XXXII and the amendments made by such titles 
     shall take effect 120 days after the date of enactment of 
     this Act.
       (2) Immediate enactment.--Sections 3207, 3214, 3215, and 
     3216 shall take effect on the date of enactment of this Act.
       (b) Titles XXXIII and XXXIV.--Title XXXIII and this title 
     shall take effect on the date of enactment of this Act.
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  SA 4812. Mr. LIEBERMAN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
to amendment SA 4738 proposed by Mr. Gramm (for himself, Mr. Miller, 
Mr. McConnell, Mr. Thompson, Mr. Stevens, Mr. Hagel, Mr. Hutchinson, 
and Mr. Bunning) to the amendment SA 4471 proposed by Mr. Lieberman to 
the bill H.R. 5005, to establish the Department of Homeland Security, 
and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as 
follows:

       On page 82, line 10, strike all through page 84, line 7, 
     and insert the following:
       (5) The Office of Emergency Preparedness within the Office 
     of the Assistant Secretary for Public Health Emergency 
     Preparedness of the Department of Health and Human Services, 
     including--
       (A) the Noble Training Center;
       (B) the Metropolitan Medical Response System;
       (C) the Department of Health and Human Services component 
     of the National Disaster Medical System;
       (D) the Disaster Medical Assistance Teams, the Veterinary 
     Medical Assistance Teams, and the Disaster Mortuary 
     Operational Response Teams;
       (E) the special events response; and
       (F) the citizen preparedness programs.
       (6) The Strategic National Stockpile of the Department of 
     Health and Human Services, including the functions of the 
     Secretary of Health and Human Services relating thereto.

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     SEC. 504. NUCLEAR INCIDENT RESPONSE.

       (a) In General.--At the direction of the Secretary (in 
     connection with an actual or threatened terrorist attack, 
     major disaster, or other emergency), the Nuclear Incident 
     Response Team shall operate as an organizational unit of the 
     Department. While so operating, the Nuclear Incident Response 
     Team shall be subject to the direction, authority, and 
     control of the Secretary.
       (b) Rule of Construction.--Nothing in this title shall be 
     construed to limit the ordinary responsibility of the 
     Secretary of Energy and the Administrator of the 
     Environmental Protection Agency for organizing, training, 
     equipping, and utilizing their respective entities in the 
     Nuclear Incident Response Team, or (subject to the provisions 
     of this title) from exercising direction, authority, and 
     control over them when they are not operating as a unit of 
     the Department.

     SEC. 505. DEFINITION.

                                 ______
                                 
  SA 4813. Mr. LIEBERMAN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
to amendment SA 4738 proposed by Mr. Gramm (for himself, Mr. Miller, 
Mr. McConnell, Mr. Thompson, Mr. Stevens, Mr. Hagel, Mr. Hutchinson, 
and Mr. Bunning) to the amendment SA 4471 proposed by Mr. Lieberman to 
the bill H.R. 5005, to establish the Department of Homeland Security, 
and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as 
follows:

       On page 88, strike line 9 and all that follows through page 
     90, line 2, and insert the following:

     SEC. 710. INSPECTOR GENERAL.

       (a) Establishment.--Section 11 of the Inspector General Act 
     of 1978 (5 U.S.C. App.) is amended--
       (1) in paragraph (1), by inserting ``Homeland Security,'' 
     after ``Health and Human Services,''; and
       (2) in paragraph (2), by inserting ``Homeland Security,'' 
     after ``Health and Human Services,''.
       (b) Review of the Department of Homeland Security.--The 
     Inspector General shall designate 1 official who shall--
       (1) review information and receive complaints alleging 
     abuses of civil rights and civil liberties by employees and 
     officials of the Department;
       (2) publicize, through the Internet, radio, television, and 
     newspaper advertisements--
       (A) information on the responsibilities and functions of 
     the official; and
       (B) instructions on how to contact the official; and
       (3) on a semi-annual basis, submit to Congress, for 
     referral to the appropriate committee or committees, a 
     report--
       (A) describing the implementation of this subsection;
       (B) detailing any civil rights abuses under paragraph (1); 
     and
       (C) accounting for the expenditure of funds to carry out 
     this subsection.
       (c) Additional Provisions With Respect to the Inspector 
     General of the Department of Homeland Security.--The 
     Inspector General Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. App.) is amended--
       (1) by redesignating section 8I as section 8J; and
       (2) by inserting after section 8H the following:


  ``special provisions concerning the department of homeland security

       ``Sec. 8I. (a)(1) Notwithstanding the last 2 sentences of 
     section 3(a), the Inspector General of the Department of 
     Homeland Security (in this section referred to as the 
     ``Inspector General'') shall be under the authority, 
     direction, and control of the Secretary of Homeland Security 
     (in this section referred to as the ``Secretary'') with 
     respect to audits or investigations, or the issuance of 
     subpoenas, which require access to sensitive information 
     concerning--
       ``(A) intelligence or counterintelligence matters;
       ``(B) ongoing criminal investigations or proceedings;
       ``(C) undercover operations;
       ``(D) the identity of confidential sources, including 
     protected witnesses;
       ``(E) other matters the disclosure of which would 
     constitute a serious threat to the protection of any person 
     or property authorized protection by--
       ``(i) section 3056 of title 18, United States Code;
       ``(ii) section 202 of title 3, United States Code; or
       ``(iii) any provision of the Presidential Protection 
     Assistance Act of 1976 (18 U.S.C. 3056 note); or
       ``(F) other matters the disclosure of which would 
     constitute a serious threat to national security.
       ``(2) With respect to the information described under 
     paragraph (1), the Secretary may prohibit the Inspector 
     General from carrying out or completing any audit or 
     investigation, or from issuing any subpoena, after such 
     Inspector General has decided to initiate, carry out, or 
     complete such audit or investigation or to issue such 
     subpoena, if the Secretary determines that such prohibition 
     is necessary to--
       ``(A) prevent the disclosure of any information described 
     under paragraph (1);
       ``(B) preserve the national security; or
       ``(C) prevent significant impairment to the national 
     interests of the United States.
       ``(3) If the Secretary exercises any power under paragraph 
     (1) or (2), the Secretary shall notify the Inspector General 
     in writing (appropriately classified, if necessary) within 7 
     calendar days stating the reasons for such exercise. Within 
     30 days after receipt of any such notice, the Inspector 
     General shall transmit a copy of such notice, together with 
     such comments concerning the exercise of such power as the 
     Inspector General considers appropriate, to--
       ``(A) the President of the Senate;
       ``(B) the Speaker of the House of Representatives;
       ``(C) the Committee on Governmental Affairs of the Senate;
       ``(D) the Committee on Government Reform of the House of 
     Representatives; and
       ``(E) other appropriate committees or subcommittees of 
     Congress.
       ``(b)(1) In carrying out the duties and responsibilities 
     under this Act, the Inspector General shall have oversight 
     responsibility for the internal investigations and audits 
     performed by any other office performing internal 
     investigatory or audit functions in any subdivision of the 
     Department of Homeland Security.
       ``(2) The head of each other office described under 
     paragraph (1) shall promptly report to the Inspector General 
     the significant activities being carried out by such office.
       ``(3) Notwithstanding paragraphs (1) and (2), the Inspector 
     General may initiate, conduct, and supervise such audits and 
     investigations in the Department (including in any 
     subdivision referred to in paragraph (1)) as the Inspector 
     General considers appropriate.
       ``(4) If the Inspector General initiates an audit or 
     investigation under paragraph (3) concerning a subdivision 
     referred to in paragraph (1), the Inspector General may 
     provide the head of the other office performing internal 
     investigatory or audit functions in the subdivision with 
     written notice that the Inspector General has initiated such 
     an audit or investigation. If the Inspector General issues 
     such a notice, no other audit or investigation shall be 
     initiated into the matter under audit or investigation by the 
     Inspector General, and any other audit or investigation of 
     such matter shall cease.
       ``(c) Any report required to be transmitted by the 
     Secretary to the appropriate committees or subcommittees of 
     Congress under section 5(d) shall also be transmitted, within 
     the 7-day period specified under that subsection, to--
       ``(1) the President of the Senate;
       ``(2) the Speaker of the House of Representatives;
       ``(3) the Committee on Governmental Affairs of the Senate; 
     and
       ``(4) the Committee on Government Reform of the House of 
     Representatives.''.
       (d) Technical and Conforming Amendments.--The Inspector 
     General Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. appendix) is amended--
       (1) in section 4(b), by striking ``8F'' each place it 
     appears and inserting ``8G''; and
       (2) in section 8J (as redesignated by subsection (c)(1)), 
     by striking ``or 8H'' and inserting ``, 8H, or 8I''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 4814. Mr. LIEBERMAN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
to amendment SA 4738 proposed by Mr. Gramm (for himself, Mr. Miller, 
Mr. McConnell, Mr. Thompson, Mr. Stevens, Mr. Hagel, Mr. Hutchinson, 
and Mr. Bunning) to the amendment SA 4471 proposed by Mr. Lieberman to 
the bill H.R. 5005, to establish the Department of Homeland Security, 
and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as 
follows:

       On page 88, strike line 9 and all that follows through page 
     90, line 2, and insert the following:

     SEC. 710. INSPECTOR GENERAL.

       (a) Establishment.--Section 11 of the Inspector General Act 
     of 1978 (5 U.S.C. App.) is amended--
       (1) in paragraph (1), by inserting ``Homeland Security,'' 
     after ``Health and Human Services,''; and
       (2) in paragraph (2), by inserting ``Homeland Security,'' 
     after ``Health and Human Services,''.
       (b) Review of the Department of Homeland Security.--
       (1) Assistant IG.--The Inspector General shall, in 
     accordance with applicable laws and regulations governing the 
     civil service, appoint an Assistant Inspector General for 
     Civil Rights and Civil Liberties who shall have experience 
     and demonstrated ability in civil rights and civil liberties, 
     law, management analysis, investigations, and public 
     relations.
       (2) Duties.--The Assistant Inspector General for Civil 
     Rights and Civil Liberties shall--
       (A) review information and receive complaints alleging 
     abuses of civil rights and civil liberties by employees and 
     officials of the Department;
       (B) if appropriate, investigate such complaints in a timely 
     manner;
       (C) publicize in multiple languages, through the Internet, 
     radio, television, and newspaper advertisements--
       (i) information on the responsibilities and functions of 
     the official; and
       (ii) instructions on how to contact the official; and
       (D) on a semi-annual basis, submit to Congress, for 
     referral to the appropriate committee or committees, a 
     report--
       (i) describing the implementation of this subsection;

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       (ii) detailing any civil rights abuses under paragraph (1); 
     and
       (iii) accounting for the expenditure of funds to carry out 
     this subsection.
       (c) Additional Provisions With Respect to the Inspector 
     General of the Department of Homeland Security.--The 
     Inspector General Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. App.) is amended--
       (1) by redesignating section 8I as section 8J; and
       (2) by inserting after section 8H the following:


  ``special provisions concerning the department of homeland security

       ``Sec. 8I. (a)(1) Notwithstanding the last 2 sentences of 
     section 3(a), the Inspector General of the Department of 
     Homeland Security (in this section referred to as the 
     `Inspector General') shall be under the authority, direction, 
     and control of the Secretary of Homeland Security (in this 
     section referred to as the `Secretary') with respect to 
     audits or investigations, or the issuance of subpoenas, which 
     require access to sensitive information concerning--
       ``(A) intelligence or counterintelligence matters;
       ``(B) ongoing criminal investigations or proceedings;
       ``(C) undercover operations;
       ``(D) the identity of confidential sources, including 
     protected witnesses;
       ``(E) other matters the disclosure of which would 
     constitute a serious threat to the protection of any person 
     or property authorized protection by--
       ``(i) section 3056 of title 18, United States Code;
       ``(ii) section 202 of title 3, United States Code; or
       ``(iii) any provision of the Presidential Protection 
     Assistance Act of 1976 (18 U.S.C. 3056 note); or
       ``(F) other matters the disclosure of which would 
     constitute a serious threat to national security.
       ``(2) With respect to the information described under 
     paragraph (1), the Secretary may prohibit the Inspector 
     General from carrying out or completing any audit or 
     investigation, or from issuing any subpoena, after such 
     Inspector General has decided to initiate, carry out, or 
     complete such audit or investigation or to issue such 
     subpoena, if the Secretary determines that such prohibition 
     is necessary to--
       ``(A) prevent the disclosure of any information described 
     under paragraph (1);
       ``(B) preserve vital national security interests; or
       ``(C) prevent significant impairment to the national 
     interests of the United States.''.
       ``(3) If the Secretary exercises any power under paragraph 
     (1) or (2), the Secretary shall notify the Inspector General 
     in writing (appropriately classified, if necessary) within 7 
     calendar days stating the reasons for such exercise. Within 
     30 days after receipt of any such notice, the Inspector 
     General shall transmit a copy of such notice, together with 
     such comments concerning the exercise of such power as the 
     Inspector General considers appropriate, to--
       ``(A) the President of the Senate;
       ``(B) the Speaker of the House of Representatives;
       ``(C) the Committee on Governmental Affairs of the Senate;
       ``(D) the Committee on Government Reform of the House of 
     Representatives; and
       ``(E) other appropriate committees or subcommittees of 
     Congress.
       ``(b)(1) In carrying out the duties and responsibilities 
     under this Act, the Inspector General shall have oversight 
     responsibility for the internal investigations and audits 
     performed by any other office performing internal 
     investigatory or audit functions in any subdivision of the 
     Department of Homeland Security.
       ``(2) The head of each other office described under 
     paragraph (1) shall promptly report to the Inspector General 
     the significant activities being carried out by such office.
       ``(3) Notwithstanding paragraphs (1) and (2), the Inspector 
     General may initiate, conduct, and supervise such audits and 
     investigations in the Department (including in any 
     subdivision referred to in paragraph (1)) as the Inspector 
     General considers appropriate.
       ``(4) If the Inspector General initiates an audit or 
     investigation under paragraph (3) concerning a subdivision 
     referred to in paragraph (1), the Inspector General may 
     provide the head of the other office performing internal 
     investigatory or audit functions in the subdivision with 
     written notice that the Inspector General has initiated such 
     an audit or investigation. If the Inspector General issues 
     such a notice, no other audit or investigation shall be 
     initiated into the matter under audit or investigation by the 
     Inspector General, and any other audit or investigation of 
     such matter shall cease.
       ``(c) Any report required to be transmitted by the 
     Secretary to the appropriate committees or subcommittees of 
     Congress under section 5(d) shall also be transmitted, within 
     the 7-day period specified under that subsection, to--
       ``(1) the President of the Senate;
       ``(2) the Speaker of the House of Representatives;
       ``(3) the Committee on Governmental Affairs of the Senate; 
     and
       ``(4) the Committee on Government Reform of the House of 
     Representatives.''.
       (d) Technical and Conforming Amendments.--The Inspector 
     General Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. appendix) is amended--
       (1) in section 4(b), by striking ``8F'' each place it 
     appears and inserting ``8G''; and
       (2) in section 8J (as redesignated by subsection (c)(1)), 
     by striking ``or 8H'' and inserting ``, 8H, or 8I''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 4815. Mr. Lieberman submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
to amendment SA 4738 proposed by Mr. Gramm (for himself, Mr. Miller, 
Mr. McConnel, Mr. Thompson, Mr. Stevens, Mr. Hagel, Mr. Hutchinson, and 
Mr. Bunning) to the amendment SA 4471 proposed by Mr. Lieberman to the 
bill H.R. 5005, to establish the Department of Homeland Security, and 
for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows

       On page 15, after line 23, insert the following:

     SEC. 105. PRIVACY OFFICER.

       (a) In General.--There shall be in the Department a Privacy 
     Officer, who shall be appointed by the Secretary.
       (b) Responsibilities.--The Privacy Officer shall--
       (1) oversee compliance with section 552a of title 5, United 
     States Code (commonly referred to as the Privacy Act of 1974) 
     and all other applicable laws relating to the privacy of 
     personal information;
       (2) assist the Secretary, directorates, and offices with 
     the development and implementation of policies and procedures 
     that ensure that--
       (A) privacy considerations and safeguards are appropriately 
     incorporated and implemented in Department programs and 
     activities; and
       (B) any information received by the Department is used or 
     disclosed in a manner that minimizes the risk of harm to 
     individuals from the inappropriate disclosure or use of such 
     materials;
       (3) assist Department personnel with the preparation of 
     privacy impact assessments when required by law or considered 
     appropriate by the Secretary; and
       (4) notify the Inspector General of any matter that, in the 
     opinion of the Privacy Officer, warrants further 
     investigation.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 4816. Mr. LIEBERMAN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
to amendment SA 4738 proposed by Mr. Gramm (for himself, Mr. Miller, 
Mr. McConnell, Mr. Thompson, Mr. Stevens, Mr. Hagel, Mr. Hutchinson, 
and Mr. Bunning) to the amendment SA 4471 proposed by Mr. Lieberman to 
the bill H.R. 5005, to establish the Department of Homeland Security, 
and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as 
follows:

       On page 15, after line 23, insert the following:

     SEC. 105. CIVIL RIGHTS OFFICER.

       (a) In General.--There shall be in the Department a Civil 
     Rights Officer, who shall be appointed by the President, by 
     and with the advice and consent of the Senate.
       (b) Responsibilities.--The Civil Rights Officer shall be 
     responsible for--
       (1) ensuring compliance with all civil rights and related 
     laws and regulations applicable to Department employees and 
     participants in Department programs;
       (2) coordinating administration of all civil rights and 
     related laws and regulations within the Department for 
     Department employees and participants in Department programs;
       (3) assisting the Secretary, directorates, and offices with 
     the development and implementation of policies and procedures 
     that ensure that civil rights considerations are 
     appropriately incorporated and implemented in Department 
     programs and activities;
       (4) overseeing compliance with statutory and constitutional 
     requirements related to the civil rights of individuals 
     affected by the programs and activities of the Department; 
     and
       (5) notifying the Inspector General of any matter that, in 
     the opinion of the Civil Rights Officer, warrants further 
     investigation.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 4817. Mr. LIEBERMAN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
to amendment SA 4738 proposed by Mr. Gramm (for himself, Mr. Miller, 
Mr. McConnell, Mr. Thompson, Mr. Stevens, Mr. Hagel, Mr. Hutchinson, 
and Mr. Bunning) to the amendment SA 4471 proposed by Mr. Lieberman to 
the bill H.R. 5005, to establish the Department of Homeland Security, 
and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as 
follows:

       On page 109, line 14, strike all through page 110, line 4.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 4818. Mr. LIEBERMAN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
to amendment SA 4738 proposed by Mr. GRAMM (for himself, Mr. Miller, 
Mr. McConnell, Mr. Thompson, Mr. Stevens, Mr. Hagel, Mr. Hutchinson, 
and Mr. Bunning) to the amendment SA 4471 proposed by Mr. Lieberman to 
the bill H.R. 5005, to establish the Department of Homeland Security, 
and for other purposes;

[[Page S9474]]

which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 14, strike lines 6 through 12, and insert the 
     following:
       (e) Other Officers.--
       (1) In general.--To assist the Secretary in the performance 
     of his functions, there are the following officers, appointed 
     by the President:
       (A) A Director of the Secret Service.
       (B) A Chief Information Officer.
       (C) A Chief Human Capital Officer.
       (2) Chief financial officer.--
       (A) In general.--There shall be in the Department a Chief 
     Financial Officer, who shall be appointed or designated in 
     the manner prescribed under section 901(a)(1) of title 31, 
     United States Code.
       (B) Establishment.--Section 901(b)(1) of title 31, United 
     States Code, is amended--
       (i) by redesignating subparagraphs (G) through (P) as 
     subparagraphs (H) through (Q), respectively; and
       (ii) by inserting after subparagraph (F) the following:
       ``(G) The Department of Homeland Security.''.
       (3) Section 603 not effective.--Notwithstanding any other 
     provision of this Act, including any effective date 
     provision, section 603 shall not take effect.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 4819. Mr. LIEBERMAN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
to amendment SA 4738 proposed by Mr. Gramm (for himself, Mr. Miller, 
Mr. McConnell, Mr. Thompson, Mr. Stevens, Mr. Hagel, Mr. Hutchinson, 
and Mr. Bunning) to the amendment SA 4471 proposed by Mr. Lieberman to 
the bill H.R. 5005, to establish the Department of Homeland Security, 
and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as 
follows:

       On page 52, strike lines 10-24 and all that follows through 
     page 53, line 14.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 4820. Mr. LIEBERMAN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
to amendment SA 4738 proposed by Mr. Gramm (for himself, Mr. Miller, 
Mr. McConnell, Mr. Thompson, Mr. Stevens, Mr. Hagel, Mr. Hutchinson, 
and Mr. Bunning) to the amendment SA 4471 proposed by Mr. Lieberman to 
the bill H.R. 5005, to establish the Department of Homeland Security, 
and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as 
follows:

       On page 42, strike line 22 and all that follows through 
     page 43, line 14, and insert the following:

     SEC. 305. RESEARCH IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF 
                   HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.

       (a) Authorization.--The Secretary may carry out human 
     health biodefense-related biological, biomedical, and 
     infectious disease research and development (including 
     vaccine research and development) in collaboration with the 
     Secretary of Health and Human Services.
       (b) Joint Strategic Prioritization Agreements.--
       (1) In general.--Research supported by funding appropriated 
     to the National Institutes of Health for bioterrorism 
     research and related facilities development shall be 
     conducted through the National Institutes of Health under 
     joint strategic prioritization agreements between the 
     Secretary and the Secretary of Health and Human Services.
       (2) General research priorities.--The Secretary shall have 
     the authority to establish general research priorities, which 
     shall be embodied in the agreements under paragraph (1).
       (3) Specific scientific research agenda.--The specific 
     scientific research agenda to implement agreements under 
     paragraph (1) shall be developed by the Secretary of Health 
     and Human Services, who shall consult the Secretary to ensure 
     that the agreements conform with homeland security 
     priorities.
       (4) Management of research programs.--All research programs 
     established under the agreements under paragraph (1) shall be 
     managed and awarded by the Director of the National 
     Institutes of Health consistent with those agreements.
       (5) Transfer of funds.--The Secretary may transfer funds to 
     the Department of Health and Human Services in connection 
     with the agreements under paragraph (1).
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 4821. Mr. LIEBERMAN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
to amendment SA 4738 proposed by Mr. Gramm (for himself, Mr. Miller, 
Mr. McConnell, Mr. Thompson, Mr. Stevens, Mr. Hagel, Mr. Hutchinson, 
and Mr. Bunning) to the amendment SA 4471 proposed by Mr. Lieberman to 
the bill H.R. 5005, to establish the Department of Homeland Security, 
and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as 
follows:

       On page 88, strike line 8 and all that follows through page 
     90, line 2, and insert the following:

        Subtitle B--Privacy, Civil Rights, and Inspector General

     SEC. 708. PRIVACY OFFICER.

       (a) In General.--There shall be in the Department a Privacy 
     Officer, who shall be appointed by the Secretary.
       (b) Responsibilities.--The Privacy Officer shall--
       (1) oversee compliance with section 552a of title 5, United 
     States Code (commonly referred to as the Privacy Act of 1974) 
     and all other applicable laws relating to the privacy of 
     personal information;
       (2) assist the Secretary, directorates, and offices with 
     the development and implementation of policies and procedures 
     that ensure that--
       (A) privacy considerations and safeguards are appropriately 
     incorporated and implemented in Department programs and 
     activities; and
       (B) any information received by the Department is used or 
     disclosed in a manner that minimizes the risk of harm to 
     individuals from the inappropriate disclosure or use of such 
     materials;
       (3) assist Department personnel with the preparation of 
     privacy impact assessments when required by law or considered 
     appropriate by the Secretary; and
       (4) notify the Inspector General of any matter that, in the 
     opinion of the Privacy Officer, warrants further 
     investigation.

     SEC. 709. CIVIL RIGHTS OFFICER.

       (a) In General.--There shall be in the Department a Civil 
     Rights Officer, who shall be appointed by the President, by 
     and with the advice and consent of the Senate.
       (b) Responsibilities.--The Civil Rights Officer shall be 
     responsible for--
       (1) ensuring compliance with all civil rights and related 
     laws and regulations applicable to Department employees and 
     participants in Department programs;
       (2) coordinating administration of all civil rights and 
     related laws and regulations within the Department for 
     Department employees and participants in Department programs;
       (3) assisting the Secretary, directorates, and offices with 
     the development and implementation of policies and procedures 
     that ensure that civil rights considerations are 
     appropriately incorporated and implemented in Department 
     programs and activities;
       (4) overseeing compliance with statutory and constitutional 
     requirements related to the civil rights of individuals 
     affected by the programs and activities of the Department; 
     and
       (5) notifying the Inspector General of any matter that, in 
     the opinion of the Civil Rights Officer, warrants further 
     investigation.

     SEC. 710. INSPECTOR GENERAL.

       (a) Establishment.--Section 11 of the Inspector General Act 
     of 1978 (5 U.S.C. App.) is amended--
       (1) in paragraph (1), by inserting ``Homeland Security,'' 
     after ``Health and Human Services,''; and
       (2) in paragraph (2), by inserting ``Homeland Security,'' 
     after ``Health and Human Services,''.
       (b) Review of the Department of Homeland Security.--The 
     Inspector General shall designate 1 official who shall--
       (1) review information and receive complaints alleging 
     abuses of civil rights and civil liberties by employees and 
     officials of the Department;
       (2) publicize, through the Internet, radio, television, and 
     newspaper advertisements--
       (A) information on the responsibilities and functions of 
     the official; and
       (B) instructions on how to contact the official; and
       (3) on a semi-annual basis, submit to Congress, for 
     referral to the appropriate committee or committees, a 
     report--
       (A) describing the implementation of this subsection;
       (B) detailing any civil rights abuses under paragraph (1); 
     and
       (C) accounting for the expenditure of funds to carry out 
     this subsection.
       (c) Additional Provisions With Respect to the Inspector 
     General of the Department of Homeland Security.--The 
     Inspector General Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. App.) is amended--
       (1) by redesignating section 8I as section 8J; and
       (2) by inserting after section 8H the following:


   special provisions concerning the department of homeland security

       ``Sec. 8I. (a)(1) Notwithstanding the last 2 sentences of 
     section 3(a), the Inspector General of the Department of 
     Homeland Security (in this section referred to as the 
     ``Inspector General'') shall be under the authority, 
     direction, and control of the Secretary of Homeland Security 
     (in this section referred to as the ``Secretary'') with 
     respect to audits or investigations, or the issuance of 
     subpoenas, which require access to sensitive information 
     concerning--
       ``(A) intelligence or counterintelligence matters;
       ``(B) ongoing criminal investigations or proceedings;
       ``(C) undercover operations;
       ``(D) the identity of confidential sources, including 
     protected witnesses;
       ``(E) other matters the disclosure of which would 
     constitute a serious threat to the protection of any person 
     or property authorized protection by--
       ``(i) section 3056 of title 18, United States Code;
       ``(ii) section 202 of title 3, United States Code; or
       ``(iii) any provision of the Presidential Protection 
     Assistance Act of 1976 (18 U.S.C. 3056 note); or

[[Page S9475]]

       ``(F) other matters the disclosure of which would 
     constitute a serious threat to national security.
       ``(2) With respect to the information described under 
     paragraph (1), the Secretary may prohibit the Inspector 
     General from carrying out or completing any audit or 
     investigation, or from issuing any subpoena, after such 
     Inspector General has decided to initiate, carry out, or 
     complete such audit or investigation or to issue such 
     subpoena, if the Secretary determines that such prohibition 
     is necessary to--
       ``(A) prevent the disclosure of any information described 
     under paragraph (1);
       ``(B) preserve the national security; or
       ``(C) prevent significant impairment to the national 
     interests of the United States.
       ``(3) If the Secretary exercises any power under paragraph 
     (1) or (2), the Secretary shall notify the Inspector General 
     in writing (appropriately classified, if necessary) within 7 
     calendar days stating the reasons for such exercise. Within 
     30 days after receipt of any such notice, the Inspector 
     General shall transmit a copy of such notice, together with 
     such comments concerning the exercise of such power as the 
     Inspector General considers appropriate, to--
       ``(A) the President of the Senate;
       ``(B) the Speaker of the House of Representatives;
       ``(C) the Committee on Governmental Affairs of the Senate;
       ``(D) the Committee on Government Reform of the House of 
     Representatives; and
       ``(E) other appropriate committees or subcommittees of 
     Congress.
       ``(b)(1) In carrying out the duties and responsibilities 
     under this Act, the Inspector General shall have oversight 
     responsibility for the internal investigations and audits 
     performed by any other office performing internal 
     investigatory or audit functions in any subdivision of the 
     Department of Homeland Security.
       ``(2) The head of each other office described under 
     paragraph (1) shall promptly report to the Inspector General 
     the significant activities being carried out by such office.
       ``(3) Notwithstanding paragraphs (1) and (2), the Inspector 
     General may initiate, conduct, and supervise such audits and 
     investigations in the Department (including in any 
     subdivision referred to in paragraph (1)) as the Inspector 
     General considers appropriate.
       ``(4) If the Inspector General initiates an audit or 
     investigation under paragraph (3) concerning a subdivision 
     referred to in paragraph (1), the Inspector General may 
     provide the head of the other office performing internal 
     investigatory or audit functions in the subdivision with 
     written notice that the Inspector General has initiated such 
     an audit or investigation. If the Inspector General issues 
     such a notice, no other audit or investigation shall be 
     initiated into the matter under audit or investigation by the 
     Inspector General, and any other audit or investigation of 
     such matter shall cease.
       ``(c) Any report required to be transmitted by the 
     Secretary to the appropriate committees or subcommittees of 
     Congress under section 5(d) shall also be transmitted, within 
     the 7-day period specified under that subsection, to--
       ``(1) the President of the Senate;
       ``(2) the Speaker of the House of Representatives;
       ``(3) the Committee on Governmental Affairs of the Senate; 
     and
       ``(4) the Committee on Government Reform of the House of 
     Representatives.''.
       (d) Technical and Conforming Amendments.--The Inspector 
     General Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. appendix) is amended--
       (1) in section 4(b), by striking ``8F'' each place it 
     appears and inserting ``8G''; and
       (2) in section 8J (as redesignated by subsection (c)(1)), 
     by striking ``or 8H'' and inserting ``, 8H, or 8I''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 4822. Mr. LIEBERMAN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
to amendment SA 4738 proposed by Mr. Gramm (for himself, Mr. Miller, 
Mr. McConnell, Mr. Thompson, Mr. Stevens, Mr. Hagel, Mr. Hutchinson, 
and Mr. Bunning) to the amendment SA 4471 proposed by Mr. Lieberman to 
the bill H.R. 5005, to establish the Department of Homeland Security, 
and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as 
follows:

       On page 88, strike line 8 and all that follows through page 
     90, line 2, and insert the following:

        Subtitle B--Privacy, Civil Rights, and Inspector General

     SEC. 708. PRIVACY OFFICER.

       (a) In General.--There shall be in the Department a Privacy 
     Officer, who shall be appointed by the Secretary.
       (b) Responsibilities.--The Privacy Officer shall--
       (1) oversee compliance with section 552a of title 5, United 
     States Code (commonly referred to as the Privacy Act of 1974) 
     and all other applicable laws relating to the privacy of 
     personal information;
       (2) assist the Secretary, directorates, and offices with 
     the development and implementation of policies and procedures 
     that ensure that--
       (A) privacy considerations and safeguards are appropriately 
     incorporated and implemented in Department programs and 
     activities; and
       (B) any information received by the Department is used or 
     disclosed in a manner that minimizes the risk of harm to 
     individuals from the inappropriate disclosure or use of such 
     materials;
       (3) assist Department personnel with the preparation of 
     privacy impact assessments when required by law or considered 
     appropriate by the Secretary; and
       (4) notify the Inspector General of any matter that, in the 
     opinion of the Privacy Officer, warrants further 
     investigation.

     SEC. 709. CIVIL RIGHTS OFFICER.

       (a) In General.--There shall be in the Department a Civil 
     Rights Officer, who shall be appointed by the President, by 
     and with the advice and consent of the Senate.
       (b) Responsibilities.--The Civil Rights Officer shall be 
     responsible for--
       (1) ensuring compliance with all civil rights and related 
     laws and regulations applicable to Department employees and 
     participants in Department programs;
       (2) coordinating administration of all civil rights and 
     related laws and regulations within the Department for 
     Department employees and participants in Department programs;
       (3) assisting the Secretary, directorates, and offices with 
     the development and implementation of policies and procedures 
     that ensure that civil rights considerations are 
     appropriately incorporated and implemented in Department 
     programs and activities;
       (4) overseeing compliance with statutory and constitutional 
     requirements related to the civil rights of individuals 
     affected by the programs and activities of the Department; 
     and
       (5) notifying the Inspector General of any matter that, in 
     the opinion of the Civil Rights Officer, warrants further 
     investigation.

     SEC. 710. INSPECTOR GENERAL.

       (a) Establishment.--Section 11 of the Inspector General Act 
     of 1978 (5 U.S.C. App.) is amended--
       (1) in paragraph (1), by inserting ``Homeland Security,'' 
     after ``Health and Human Services,''; and
       (2) in paragraph (2), by inserting ``Homeland Security,'' 
     after ``Health and Human Services,''.
       (b) Review of the Department of Homeland Security.--
       (1) Assistant IG.--The Inspector General shall, in 
     accordance with applicable laws and regulations governing the 
     civil service, appoint an Assistant Inspector General for 
     Civil Rights and Civil Liberties who shall have experience 
     and demonstrated ability in civil rights and civil liberties, 
     law, management analysis, investigations, and public 
     relations.
       (2) Duties.--The Assistant Inspector General for Civil 
     Rights and Civil Liberties shall--
       (A) review information and receive complaints alleging 
     abuses of civil rights and civil liberties by employees and 
     officials of the Department;
       (B) if appropriate, investigate such complaints in a timely 
     manner;
       (C) publicize in multiple languages, through the Internet, 
     radio, television, and newspaper advertisements--
       (i) information on the responsibilities and functions of 
     the official; and
       (ii) instructions on how to contact the official; and
       (D) on a semi-annual basis, submit to Congress, for 
     referral to the appropriate committee or committees, a 
     report--
       (i) describing the implementation of this subsection;
       (ii) detailing any civil rights abuses under paragraph (1); 
     and
       (iii) accounting for the expenditure of funds to carry out 
     this subsection.
       (c) Additional Provisions With Respect to the Inspector 
     General of the Department of Homeland Security.--The 
     Inspector General Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. App.) is amended--
       (1) by redesignating section 8I as section 8J; and
       (2) by inserting after section 8H the following:


  ``special provisions concerning the department of homeland security

       ``Sec. 8I. (a)(1) Notwithstanding the last 2 sentences of 
     section 3(a), the Inspector General of the Department of 
     Homeland Security (in this section referred to as the 
     `Inspector General') shall be under the authority, direction, 
     and control of the Secretary of Homeland Security (in this 
     section referred to as the `Secretary') with respect to 
     audits or investigations, or the issuance of subpoenas, which 
     require access to sensitive information concerning--
       ``(A) intelligence or counterintelligence matters;
       ``(B) ongoing criminal investigations or proceedings;
       ``(C) undercover operations;
       ``(D) the identity of confidential sources, including 
     protected witnesses;
       ``(E) other matters the disclosure of which would 
     constitute a serious threat to the protection of any person 
     or property authorized protection by--
       ``(i) section 3056 of title 18, United States Code;
       ``(ii) section 202 of title 3, United States Code; or
       ``(iii) any provision of the Presidential Protection 
     Assistance Act of 1976 (18 U.S.C. 3056 note); or

[[Page S9476]]

       ``(F) other matters the disclosure of which would 
     constitute a serious threat to national security.
       ``(2) With respect to the information described under 
     paragraph (1), the Secretary may prohibit the Inspector 
     General from carrying out or completing any audit or 
     investigation, or from issuing any subpoena, after such 
     Inspector General has decided to initiate, carry out, or 
     complete such audit or investigation or to issue such 
     subpoena, if the Secretary determines that such prohibition 
     is necessary to--
       ``(A) prevent the disclosure of any information described 
     under paragraph (1);
       ``(B) preserve vital national security interests; or
       ``(C) prevent significant impairment to the national 
     interests of the United States.''.
       ``(3) If the Secretary exercises any power under paragraph 
     (1) or (2), the Secretary shall notify the Inspector General 
     in writing (appropriately classified, if necessary) within 7 
     calendar days stating the reasons for such exercise. Within 
     30 days after receipt of any such notice, the Inspector 
     General shall transmit a copy of such notice, together with 
     such comments concerning the exercise of such power as the 
     Inspector General considers appropriate, to--
       ``(A) the President of the Senate;
       ``(B) the Speaker of the House of Representatives;
       ``(C) the Committee on Governmental Affairs of the Senate;
       ``(D) the Committee on Government Reform of the House of 
     Representatives; and
       ``(E) other appropriate committees or subcommittees of 
     Congress.
       ``(b)(1) In carrying out the duties and responsibilities 
     under this Act, the Inspector General shall have oversight 
     responsibility for the internal investigations and audits 
     performed by any other office performing internal 
     investigatory or audit functions in any subdivision of the 
     Department of Homeland Security.
       ``(2) The head of each other office described under 
     paragraph (1) shall promptly report to the Inspector General 
     the significant activities being carried out by such office.
       ``(3) Notwithstanding paragraphs (1) and (2), the Inspector 
     General may initiate, conduct, and supervise such audits and 
     investigations in the Department (including in any 
     subdivision referred to in paragraph (1)) as the Inspector 
     General considers appropriate.
       ``(4) If the Inspector General initiates an audit or 
     investigation under paragraph (3) concerning a subdivision 
     referred to in paragraph (1), the Inspector General may 
     provide the head of the other office performing internal 
     investigatory or audit functions in the subdivision with 
     written notice that the Inspector General has initiated such 
     an audit or investigation. If the Inspector General issues 
     such a notice, no other audit or investigation shall be 
     initiated into the matter under audit or investigation by the 
     Inspector General, and any other audit or investigation of 
     such matter shall cease.
       ``(c) Any report required to be transmitted by the 
     Secretary to the appropriate committees or subcommittees of 
     Congress under section 5(d) shall also be transmitted, within 
     the 7-day period specified under that subsection, to--
       ``(1) the President of the Senate;
       ``(2) the Speaker of the House of Representatives;
       ``(3) the Committee on Governmental Affairs of the Senate; 
     and
       ``(4) the Committee on Government Reform of the House of 
     Representatives.''.
       (d) Technical and Conforming Amendments.--The Inspector 
     General Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. appendix) is amended--
       (1) in section 4(b), by striking ``8F'' each place it 
     appears and inserting ``8G''; and
       (2) in section 8J (as redesignated by subsection (c)(1)), 
     by striking ``or 8H'' and inserting ``, 8H, or 8I''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 4823. Mr. LIEBERMAN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
to amendment SA 4738 proposed by Mr. GRAMM (for himself, Mr. Miller, 
Mr. McConnell, Mr. Thompson, Mr. Stevens, Mr. Hagel, Mr. Hutchinson, 
and Mr. Bunning) to the amendment SA 4471 proposed by Mr. Lieberman to 
the bill H.R. 5005, to establish the Department of Homeland Security, 
and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as 
follows:

       On page 40, strike lines 12-15.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 4824. Mr. LIEBERMAN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
to amendment SA 4738 proposed by Mr. Gramm (for himself, Mr. Miller, 
Mr. McConnell, Mr. Thompson, Mr. Stevens, Mr. Hagel, Mr. Hutchinson, 
and Mr. Bunning) to the amendment SA 4471 proposed by Mr. Lieberman to 
the bill H.R. 5005, to establish the Department of Homeland Security, 
and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as 
follows:

       On page 40, strike lines 12-15.
       On page 52, strike lines 10-24 and all that follows through 
     page 53, line 14.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 4803. Mr. FEINGOLD (for himself and Mr. Kennedy) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed to amendment SA 4738 proposed by Mr. 
Gramm (for himself, Mr. Miller, Mr. McConnell, Mr. Thompson, Mr. 
Stevens, Mr. Hagel, Mr. Hutchinson, and Mr. Bunning) to the amendment 
SA 4471 proposed by Mr. Lieberman to the bill H.R. 5005, to establish 
the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes; which was 
ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 88, strike line 8 and all that follows through page 
     90, line 2, and insert the following:

        Subtitle B--Civil Rights Oversight and Inspector General

     SEC. 708. CIVIL RIGHTS OFFICER.

       (a) In General.--There shall be in the Department a Civil 
     Rights Officer, who shall be appointed by the President, by 
     and with the advice and consent of the Senate.
       (b) Responsibilities.--The Civil Rights Officer shall be 
     responsible for--
       (1) ensuring compliance with all civil rights and related 
     laws and regulations applicable to Department employees and 
     participants in Department programs;
       (2) coordinating administration of all civil rights and 
     related laws and regulations within the Department for 
     Department employees and participants in Department programs;
       (3) assisting the Secretary, directorates, and offices with 
     the development and implementation of policies and procedures 
     that ensure that civil rights considerations are 
     appropriately incorporated and implemented in Department 
     programs and activities;
       (4) overseeing compliance with statutory and constitutional 
     requirements related to the civil rights of individuals 
     affected by the programs and activities of the Department; 
     and
       (5) notifying the Inspector General of any matter that, in 
     the opinion of the Civil Rights Officer, warrants further 
     investigation.

     SEC. 709. PRIVACY OFFICER.

       (a) In General.--There shall be in the Department a Privacy 
     Officer, who shall be appointed by the Secretary.
       (b) Responsibilities.--The Privacy Officer shall--
       (1) oversee compliance with section 552a of title 5, United 
     States Code (commonly referred to as the Privacy Act of 1974) 
     and all other applicable laws relating to the privacy of 
     personal information;
       (2) assist the Secretary, directorates, and offices with 
     the development and implementation of policies and procedures 
     that ensure that--
       (A) privacy considerations and safeguards are appropriately 
     incorporated and implemented in Department programs and 
     activities; and
       (B) any information received by the Department is used or 
     disclosed in a manner that minimizes the risk of harm to 
     individuals from the inappropriate disclosure or use of such 
     materials;
       (3) assist Department personnel with the preparation of 
     privacy impact assessments when required by law or considered 
     appropriate by the Secretary; and
       (4) notify the Inspector General of any matter that, in the 
     opinion of the Privacy Officer, warrants further 
     investigation.

     SEC. 710. INSPECTOR GENERAL.

       (a) In General.--There shall be in the Department an 
     Inspector General. The Inspector General and the Office of 
     Inspector General shall be subject to the Inspector General 
     Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. App.).
       (b) Establishment.--Section 11 of the Inspector General Act 
     of 1978 (5 U.S.C. App.) is amended--
       (1) in paragraph (1), by inserting ``Homeland Security,'' 
     after ``Health and Human Services,''; and
       (2) in paragraph (2), by inserting ``Homeland Security,'' 
     after ``Health and Human Services,''.
       (c) Assistant Inspector General for Civil Rights and Civil 
     Liberties.--
       (1) In general.--There shall be in the Office of Inspector 
     General an Assistant Inspector General for Civil Rights and 
     Civil Liberties (in this section referred to as the 
     ``Assistant Inspector General''), who shall be appointed 
     without regard to political affiliation and solely on the 
     basis of demonstrated ability in civil rights and civil 
     liberties, law, management analysis, investigations, and 
     public relations.
       (2) Responsibilities of the assistant inspector general.--
     The Assistant Inspector General shall--
       (A) review information and receive complaints from any 
     source alleging abuses of civil rights and civil liberties 
     by--
       (i) employees and officials of the Department; or
       (ii) independent contractors retained by the Department;
       (B) conduct such investigations as the Assistant Inspector 
     General considers necessary, either self-initiated or in 
     response to complaints, to determine the policies and 
     practices to protect civil rights and civil liberties of--
       (i) the Department;
       (ii) any unit of the Department; or
       (iii) independent contractors employed by the Department;
       (C) conduct investigations of the programs and operations 
     of the Department to determine whether the Department's civil 
     rights and civil liberties policies are being effectively 
     implemented, except that the Assistant Inspector General 
     shall not have any responsibility for the enforcement of the 
     Equal Employment Opportunities Act;

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       (D) inform the Secretary and Congress of weaknesses, 
     problems, and deficiencies within the Department relating to 
     civil rights and civil liberties;
       (E) provide prompt notification to the Civil Rights Officer 
     of any complaints of violations of civil rights or civil 
     liberties, and consult with the Civil Rights Officer 
     regarding the investigation of such complaints, upon request 
     or as appropriate ;
       (F) publicize, in multiple languages, through the Internet, 
     radio, television, and newspaper advertisements--
       (i) information on the responsibilities and functions of 
     the Assistant Inspector General; and
       (ii) instructions on how to contact the Assistant Inspector 
     General; and
       (G) on a semi-annual basis, submit to Congress, for 
     referral to the appropriate committee or committees, a 
     report--
       (i) describing the implementation of this subsection, 
     including the number of complaints received and a general 
     description of any complaints received and investigations 
     undertaken either in response to a complaint or on the 
     initiative of the Assistant Inspector General;
       (ii) detailing any civil rights abuses under subparagraph 
     (A); and
       (iii) accounting for the expenditure of funds to carry out 
     this subsection.
       (d) Additional Provisions With Respect to the Inspector 
     General of the Department of Homeland Security.--The 
     Inspector General Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. App.) is amended--
       (1) by redesignating section 8I as section 8J; and
       (2) by inserting after section 8H the following:


   Special provisions concerning the Department of Homeland Security

       ``Sec. 8I. (a)(1) Notwithstanding the last 2 sentences of 
     section 3(a), the Inspector General of the Department of 
     Homeland Security (in this section referred to as the 
     ``Inspector General'') shall be under the authority, 
     direction, and control of the Secretary of Homeland Security 
     (in this section referred to as the ``Secretary'') with 
     respect to audits or investigations, or the issuance of 
     subpoenas, which require access to sensitive information 
     concerning--
       ``(A) intelligence or counterintelligence matters;
       ``(B) ongoing criminal investigations or proceedings;
       ``(C) undercover operations;
       ``(D) the identity of confidential sources, including 
     protected witnesses;
       ``(E) other matters the disclosure of which would 
     constitute a serious threat to the protection of any person 
     or property authorized protection by--
       ``(i) section 3056 of title 18, United States Code;
       ``(ii) section 202 of title 3, United States Code; or
       ``(iii) any provision of the Presidential Protection 
     Assistance Act of 1976 (18 U.S.C. 3056 note); or
       ``(F) other matters the disclosure of which would 
     constitute a serious threat to national security.
       ``(2) With respect to the information described under 
     paragraph (1), the Secretary may prohibit the Inspector 
     General from carrying out or completing any audit or 
     investigation, or from issuing any subpoena, after such 
     Inspector General has decided to initiate, carry out, or 
     complete such audit or investigation or to issue such 
     subpoena, if the Secretary determines that such prohibition 
     is necessary to--
       ``(A) prevent the disclosure of any information described 
     under paragraph (1);
       ``(B) preserve vital national security interests; or
       ``(C) prevent significant impairment to the national 
     interests of the United States.
       ``(3)(A) If the Secretary exercises any power under 
     paragraph (1) or (2), the Secretary shall notify the 
     Inspector General or, with respect to investigations relating 
     to civil rights or civil liberties, the Assistant Inspector 
     General for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (in this section 
     referred to as the `Assistant Inspector General'), in writing 
     (appropriately classified, if necessary) within 7 calendar 
     days stating the reasons for such exercise.
       ``(B) Within 30 days after receipt of any notice under 
     subparagraph (A), the Inspector General or Assistant 
     Inspector General, as appropriate, shall prepare a copy of 
     such notice and a written response that states whether the 
     Inspector General or Assistant Inspector General, as 
     appropriate, agrees or disagrees with the Secretary's 
     exercise of a power under paragraph (1) and describes the 
     reasons for any disagreement, to--
       ``(i) the President of the Senate;
       ``(ii) the Speaker of the House of Representatives;
       ``(iii) the Committee on Governmental Affairs of the 
     Senate;
       ``(iv) the Committee on Government Reform of the House of 
     Representatives; and
       ``(v) other appropriate committees or subcommittees of 
     Congress.
       ``(b)(1) In carrying out the duties and responsibilities 
     under this Act, the Inspector General shall have oversight 
     responsibility for the internal investigations and audits 
     performed by any other office performing internal 
     investigatory or audit functions in any subdivision of the 
     Department of Homeland Security. With respect to 
     investigations relating to civil rights or civil liberties, 
     the Inspector General's responsibilities under this section 
     shall be exercised by the Assistant Inspector General.
       ``(2) The head of each other office described under 
     paragraph (1) shall promptly report to the Inspector General 
     the significant activities being carried out by such office.
       ``(3)(A) Notwithstanding paragraphs (1) and (2), the 
     Inspector General may initiate, conduct, and supervise such 
     audits and investigations in the Department (including in any 
     subdivision referred to in paragraph (1)) as the Inspector 
     General considers appropriate.
       ``(B) If the Inspector General initiates an audit or 
     investigation under subparagraph (A) concerning a subdivision 
     referred to in paragraph (1), the Inspector General may 
     provide the head of the other office performing internal 
     investigatory or audit functions in the subdivision with 
     written notice that the Inspector General has initiated such 
     an audit or investigation.
       ``(C) If the Inspector General issues a notice under 
     subparagraph (B), no other audit or investigation shall be 
     initiated into the matter under audit or investigation by the 
     Inspector General, and any other audit or investigation of 
     such matter shall cease.
       ``(c) Any report required to be transmitted by the 
     Secretary to the appropriate committees or subcommittees of 
     Congress under section 5(d) shall also be transmitted, within 
     the 7-day period specified under that subsection, to--
       ``(1) the President of the Senate;
       ``(2) the Speaker of the House of Representatives;
       ``(3) the Committee on Governmental Affairs of the Senate; 
     and
       ``(4) the Committee on Government Reform of the House of 
     Representatives.
       ``(d)(1) The Assistant Inspector General shall inform the 
     complainant regarding what actions were taken in response to 
     a complaint.
       ``(2) With respect to any complaints received or 
     investigations undertaken by the Assistant Inspector General, 
     any person employed by an independent contractor, or grantee, 
     of the Department shall be entitled to the same protections 
     as are provided to employees of the Department under section 
     7.''.
       (e) Technical and Conforming Amendments.--The Inspector 
     General Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. appendix) is amended--
       (1) in section 4(b), by striking ``8F'' each place it 
     appears and inserting ``8G''; and
       (2) in section 8J (as redesignated by subsection (d)(1)), 
     by striking ``or 8H'' and inserting ``, 8H, or 8I''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 4804. Mr. FEINGOLD (for himself and Mr. Kennedy) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed to amendment SA 4738 proposed by Mr. 
Gramm (for himself, Mr. Miller, Mr. McConnell, Mr. Thompson, Mr. 
Stevens, Mr. Hagel, Mr. Hutchinson, and Mr. Bunning) to the amendment 
SA 4471 proposed by Mr. Lieberman to the bill H.R. 5005, to establish 
the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes; which was 
ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 88, strike line 8 and all that follows through page 
     90, line 2, and insert the following:

        Subtitle B--Civil Rights Oversight and Inspector General

     SEC. 708. CIVIL RIGHTS OFFICER.

       (a) In General.--There shall be in the Department a Civil 
     Rights Officer, who shall be appointed by the President, by 
     and with the advice and consent of the Senate.
       (b) Responsibilities.--The Civil Rights Officer shall be 
     responsible for--
       (1) ensuring compliance with all civil rights and related 
     laws and regulations applicable to Department employees and 
     participants in Department programs;
       (2) coordinating administration of all civil rights and 
     related laws and regulations within the Department for 
     Department employees and participants in Department programs;
       (3) assisting the Secretary, directorates, and offices with 
     the development and implementation of policies and procedures 
     that ensure that civil rights considerations are 
     appropriately incorporated and implemented in Department 
     programs and activities;
       (4) overseeing compliance with statutory and constitutional 
     requirements related to the civil rights of individuals 
     affected by the programs and activities of the Department; 
     and
       (5) notifying the Inspector General of any matter that, in 
     the opinion of the Civil Rights Officer, warrants further 
     investigation.

     SEC. 709. PRIVACY OFFICER.

       (a) In General.--There shall be in the Department a Privacy 
     Officer, who shall be appointed by the Secretary.
       (b) Responsibilities.--The Privacy Officer shall--
       (1) oversee compliance with section 552a of title 5, United 
     States Code (commonly referred to as the Privacy Act of 1974) 
     and all other applicable laws relating to the privacy of 
     personal information;
       (2) assist the Secretary, directorates, and offices with 
     the development and implementation of policies and procedures 
     that ensure that--
       (A) privacy considerations and safeguards are appropriately 
     incorporated and implemented in Department programs and 
     activities; and

[[Page S9478]]

       (B) any information received by the Department is used or 
     disclosed in a manner that minimizes the risk of harm to 
     individuals from the inappropriate disclosure or use of such 
     materials;
       (3) assist Department personnel with the preparation of 
     privacy impact assessments when required by law or considered 
     appropriate by the Secretary; and
       (4) notify the Inspector General of any matter that, in the 
     opinion of the Privacy Officer, warrants further 
     investigation.

     SEC. 710. INSPECTOR GENERAL.

       (a) In General.--There shall be in the Department an 
     Inspector General. The Inspector General and the Office of 
     Inspector General shall be subject to the Inspector General 
     Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. App.).
       (b) Establishment.--Section 11 of the Inspector General Act 
     of 1978 (5 U.S.C. App.) is amended--
       (1) in paragraph (1), by inserting ``Homeland Security,'' 
     after ``Health and Human Services,''; and
       (2) in paragraph (2), by inserting ``Homeland Security,'' 
     after ``Health and Human Services,''.
       (c) Assistant Inspector General for Civil Rights and Civil 
     Liberties.--
       (1) In general.--There shall be in the Office of Inspector 
     General an Assistant Inspector General for Civil Rights and 
     Civil Liberties (in this section referred to as the 
     ``Assistant Inspector General''), who shall be appointed 
     without regard to political affiliation and solely on the 
     basis of demonstrated ability in civil rights and civil 
     liberties, law, management analysis, investigations, and 
     public relations.
       (2) Responsibilities of the assistant inspector general.--
     The Assistant Inspector General shall--
       (A) review information and receive complaints alleging 
     abuses of civil rights and civil liberties by employees and 
     officials of the Department;
       (B) inform the Secretary and Congress of weaknesses, 
     problems, and deficiencies within the Department relating to 
     civil rights and civil liberties;
       (C) provide prompt notification to the Civil Rights Officer 
     of any complaints of violations of civil rights or civil 
     liberties, and consult with the Civil Rights Officer 
     regarding the investigation of such complaints, upon request 
     or as appropriate ;
       (D) publicize, in multiple languages, through the Internet, 
     radio, television, and newspaper advertisements--
       (i) information on the responsibilities and functions of 
     the Assistant Inspector General; and
       (ii) instructions on how to contact the Assistant Inspector 
     General; and
       (E) on a semi-annual basis, submit to Congress, for 
     referral to the appropriate committee or committees, a 
     report--
       (i) describing the implementation of this subsection, 
     including the number of complaints received and a general 
     description of any complaints received and investigations 
     undertaken either in response to a complaint or on the 
     initiative of the Assistant Inspector General;
       (ii) detailing any civil rights abuses under subparagraph 
     (A); and
       (iii) accounting for the expenditure of funds to carry out 
     this subsection.
       (d) Additional Provisions With Respect to the Inspector 
     General of the Department of Homeland Security.--The 
     Inspector General Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. App.) is amended--
       (1) by redesignating section 8I as section 8J; and
       (2) by inserting after section 8H the following:


   Special provisions concerning the Department of Homeland Security

       ``Sec. 8I. (a)(1) Notwithstanding the last 2 sentences of 
     section 3(a), the Inspector General of the Department of 
     Homeland Security (in this section referred to as the 
     ``Inspector General'') shall be under the authority, 
     direction, and control of the Secretary of Homeland Security 
     (in this section referred to as the ``Secretary'') with 
     respect to audits or investigations, or the issuance of 
     subpoenas, which require access to sensitive information 
     concerning--
       ``(A) intelligence or counterintelligence matters;
       ``(B) ongoing criminal investigations or proceedings;
       ``(C) undercover operations;
       ``(D) the identity of confidential sources, including 
     protected witnesses;
       ``(E) other matters the disclosure of which would 
     constitute a serious threat to the protection of any person 
     or property authorized protection by--
       ``(i) section 3056 of title 18, United States Code;
       ``(ii) section 202 of title 3, United States Code; or
       ``(iii) any provision of the Presidential Protection 
     Assistance Act of 1976 (18 U.S.C. 3056 note); or
       ``(F) other matters the disclosure of which would 
     constitute a serious threat to national security.
       ``(2) With respect to the information described under 
     paragraph (1), the Secretary may prohibit the Inspector 
     General from carrying out or completing any audit or 
     investigation, or from issuing any subpoena, after such 
     Inspector General has decided to initiate, carry out, or 
     complete such audit or investigation or to issue such 
     subpoena, if the Secretary determines that such prohibition 
     is necessary to--
       ``(A) prevent the disclosure of any information described 
     under paragraph (1);
       ``(B) preserve vital national security interests; or
       ``(C) prevent significant impairment to the national 
     interests of the United States.
       ``(3)(A) If the Secretary exercises any power under 
     paragraph (1) or (2), the Secretary shall notify the 
     Inspector General or, with respect to investigations relating 
     to civil rights or civil liberties, the Assistant Inspector 
     General for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (in this section 
     referred to as the `Assistant Inspector General'), in writing 
     (appropriately classified, if necessary) within 7 calendar 
     days stating the reasons for such exercise.
       ``(B) Within 30 days after receipt of any notice under 
     subparagraph (A), the Inspector General or Assistant 
     Inspector General, as appropriate, shall prepare a copy of 
     such notice and a written response that states whether the 
     Inspector General or Assistant Inspector General, as 
     appropriate, agrees or disagrees with the Secretary's 
     exercise of a power under paragraph (1) and describes the 
     reasons for any disagreement, to--
       ``(i) the President of the Senate;
       ``(ii) the Speaker of the House of Representatives;
       ``(iii) the Committee on Governmental Affairs of the 
     Senate;
       ``(iv) the Committee on Government Reform of the House of 
     Representatives; and
       ``(v) other appropriate committees or subcommittees of 
     Congress.
       ``(b)(1) In carrying out the duties and responsibilities 
     under this Act, the Inspector General shall have oversight 
     responsibility for the internal investigations and audits 
     performed by any other office performing internal 
     investigatory or audit functions in any subdivision of the 
     Department of Homeland Security. With respect to 
     investigations relating to civil rights or civil liberties, 
     the Inspector General's responsibilities under this section 
     shall be exercised by the Assistant Inspector General.
       ``(2) The head of each other office described under 
     paragraph (1) shall promptly report to the Inspector General 
     the significant activities being carried out by such office.
       ``(3)(A) Notwithstanding paragraphs (1) and (2), the 
     Inspector General may initiate, conduct, and supervise such 
     audits and investigations in the Department (including in any 
     subdivision referred to in paragraph (1)) as the Inspector 
     General considers appropriate.
       ``(B) If the Inspector General initiates an audit or 
     investigation under subparagraph (A) concerning a subdivision 
     referred to in paragraph (1), the Inspector General may 
     provide the head of the other office performing internal 
     investigatory or audit functions in the subdivision with 
     written notice that the Inspector General has initiated such 
     an audit or investigation.
       ``(C) If the Inspector General issues a notice under 
     subparagraph (B), no other audit or investigation shall be 
     initiated into the matter under audit or investigation by the 
     Inspector General, and any other audit or investigation of 
     such matter shall cease.
       ``(c) Any report required to be transmitted by the 
     Secretary to the appropriate committees or subcommittees of 
     Congress under section 5(d) shall also be transmitted, within 
     the 7-day period specified under that subsection, to--
       ``(1) the President of the Senate;
       ``(2) the Speaker of the House of Representatives;
       ``(3) the Committee on Governmental Affairs of the Senate; 
     and
       ``(4) the Committee on Government Reform of the House of 
     Representatives.
       ``(d)(1) The Assistant Inspector General shall inform the 
     complainant regarding what actions were taken in response to 
     a complaint.
       ``(2) With respect to any complaints received or 
     investigations undertaken by the Assistant Inspector General, 
     any person employed by an independent contractor, or grantee, 
     of the Department shall be entitled to the same protections 
     as are provided to employees of the Department under section 
     7.''.
       (e) Technical and Conforming Amendments.--The Inspector 
     General Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. appendix) is amended--
       (1) in section 4(b), by striking ``8F'' each place it 
     appears and inserting ``8G''; and
       (2) in section 8J (as redesignated by subsection (d)(1)), 
     by striking ``or 8H'' and inserting ``, 8H, or 8I''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 4805. Mr. FEINGOLD (for himself, and Mr. Kennedy) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed to amendment SA 4738 proposed by Mr. 
Gramm (for himself, Mr. Miller, Mr. McConnell, Mr. Thompson, Mr. 
Stevens, Mr. Hagel, Mr. Hutchinson, and Mr. Bunning) to the amendment 
SA 4471 proposed by Mr. Lieberman to the bill H.R. 5005, to establish 
the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes; which was 
ordered to be lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 88, strike line 8 and all that follows through page 
     90, line 2, and insert the following:

        Subtitle B--Civil Rights Oversight and Inspector General

     SEC. 708. CIVIL RIGHTS OFFICER.

       (a) In General.--There shall be in the Department a Civil 
     Rights Officer, who shall be

[[Page S9479]]

     appointed by the President, by and with the advice and 
     consent of the Senate.
       (b) Responsibilities.--The Civil Rights Officer shall be 
     responsible for--
       (1) ensuring compliance with all civil rights and related 
     laws and regulations applicable to Department employees and 
     participants in Department programs;
       (2) coordinating administration of all civil rights and 
     related laws and regulations within the Department for 
     Department employees and participants in Department programs;
       (3) assisting the Secretary, directorates, and offices with 
     the development and implementation of policies and procedures 
     that ensure that civil rights considerations are 
     appropriately incorporated and implemented in Department 
     programs and activities;
       (4) overseeing compliance with statutory and constitutional 
     requirements related to the civil rights of individuals 
     affected by the programs and activities of the Department; 
     and
       (5) notifying the Inspector General of any matter that, in 
     the opinion of the Civil Rights Officer, warrants further 
     investigation.

     SEC. 709. PRIVACY OFFICER.

       (a) In General.--There shall be in the Department a Privacy 
     Officer, who shall be appointed by the Secretary.
       (b) Responsibilities.--The Privacy Officer shall--
       (1) oversee compliance with section 552a of title 5, United 
     States Code (commonly referred to as the Privacy Act of 1974) 
     and all other applicable laws relating to the privacy of 
     personal information;
       (2) assist the Secretary, directorates, and offices with 
     the development and implementation of policies and procedures 
     that ensure that--
       (A) privacy considerations and safeguards are appropriately 
     incorporated and implemented in Department programs and 
     activities; and
       (B) any information received by the Department is used or 
     disclosed in a manner that minimizes the risk of harm to 
     individuals from the inappropriate disclosure or use of such 
     materials;
       (3) assist Department personnel with the preparation of 
     privacy impact assessments when required by law or considered 
     appropriate by the Secretary; and
       (4) notify the Inspector General of any matter that, in the 
     opinion of the Privacy Officer, warrants further 
     investigation.

     SEC. 710. INSPECTOR GENERAL.

       (a) In General.--There shall be in the Department an 
     Inspector General. The Inspector General and the Office of 
     Inspector General shall be subject to the Inspector General 
     Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. App.).
       (b) Establishment.--Section 11 of the Inspector General Act 
     of 1978 (5 U.S.C. App.) is amended--
       (1) in paragraph (1), by inserting ``Homeland Security,'' 
     after ``Health and Human Services,''; and
       (2) in paragraph (2), by inserting ``Homeland Security,'' 
     after ``Health and Human Services,''.
       (c) Assistant Inspector General for Civil Rights and Civil 
     Liberties.--
       (1) In general.--There shall be in the Office of Inspector 
     General an Assistant Inspector General for Civil Rights and 
     Civil Liberties (in this section referred to as the 
     ``Assistant Inspector General''), who shall be appointed 
     without regard to political affiliation and solely on the 
     basis of demonstrated ability in civil rights and civil 
     liberties, law, management analysis, investigations, and 
     public relations.
       (2) Responsibilities of the assistant inspector general.--
     The Assistant Inspector General shall--
       (A) review information and receive complaints from any 
     source alleging abuses of civil rights and civil liberties by 
     employees and officials of the Department;
       (B) conduct such investigations as the Assistant Inspector 
     General considers necessary, either self-initiated or in 
     response to complaints, to determine the policies and 
     practices to protect civil rights and civil liberties of--
       (i) the Department; or
       (ii) any unit of the Department;
       (C) conduct investigations of the programs and operations 
     of the Department to determine whether the Department's civil 
     rights and civil liberties policies are being effectively 
     implemented, except that the Assistant Inspector General 
     shall not have any responsibility for the enforcement of the 
     Equal Employment Opportunities Act;
       (D) inform the Secretary and Congress of weaknesses, 
     problems, and deficiencies within the Department relating to 
     civil rights and civil liberties;
       (E) provide prompt notification to the Civil Rights Officer 
     of any complaints of violations of civil rights or civil 
     liberties, and consult with the Civil Rights Officer 
     regarding the investigation of such complaints, upon request 
     or as appropriate ;
       (F) publicize, in multiple languages, through the Internet, 
     radio, television, and newspaper advertisements--
       (i) information on the responsibilities and functions of 
     the Assistant Inspector General; and
       (ii) instructions on how to contact the Assistant Inspector 
     General; and
       (G) on a semi-annual basis, submit to Congress, for 
     referral to the appropriate committee or committees, a 
     report--
       (i) describing the implementation of this subsection, 
     including the number of complaints received and a general 
     description of any complaints received and investigations 
     undertaken either in response to a complaint or on the 
     initiative of the Assistant Inspector General;
       (ii) detailing any civil rights abuses under subparagraph 
     (A); and
       (iii) accounting for the expenditure of funds to carry out 
     this subsection.
       (d) Additional Provisions With Respect to the Inspector 
     General of the Department of Homeland Security.--The 
     Inspector General Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. App.) is amended--
       (1) by redesignating section 8I as section 8J; and
       (2) by inserting after section 8H the following:


   Special provisions concerning the Department of Homeland Security

       ``Sec. 8I. (a)(1) Notwithstanding the last 2 sentences of 
     section 3(a), the Inspector General of the Department of 
     Homeland Security (in this section referred to as the 
     ``Inspector General'') shall be under the authority, 
     direction, and control of the Secretary of Homeland Security 
     (in this section referred to as the ``Secretary'') with 
     respect to audits or investigations, or the issuance of 
     subpoenas, which require access to sensitive information 
     concerning--
       ``(A) intelligence or counterintelligence matters;
       ``(B) ongoing criminal investigations or proceedings;
       ``(C) undercover operations;
       ``(D) the identity of confidential sources, including 
     protected witnesses;
       ``(E) other matters the disclosure of which would 
     constitute a serious threat to the protection of any person 
     or property authorized protection by--
       ``(i) section 3056 of title 18, United States Code;
       ``(ii) section 202 of title 3, United States Code; or
       ``(iii) any provision of the Presidential Protection 
     Assistance Act of 1976 (18 U.S.C. 3056 note); or
       ``(F) other matters the disclosure of which would 
     constitute a serious threat to national security.
       ``(2) With respect to the information described under 
     paragraph (1), the Secretary may prohibit the Inspector 
     General from carrying out or completing any audit or 
     investigation, or from issuing any subpoena, after such 
     Inspector General has decided to initiate, carry out, or 
     complete such audit or investigation or to issue such 
     subpoena, if the Secretary determines that such prohibition 
     is necessary to--
       ``(A) prevent the disclosure of any information described 
     under paragraph (1);
       ``(B) preserve vital national security interests; or
       ``(C) prevent significant impairment to the national 
     interests of the United States.
       ``(3)(A) If the Secretary exercises any power under 
     paragraph (1) or (2), the Secretary shall notify the 
     Inspector General or, with respect to investigations relating 
     to civil rights or civil liberties, the Assistant Inspector 
     General for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (in this section 
     referred to as the `Assistant Inspector General'), in writing 
     (appropriately classified, if necessary) within 7 calendar 
     days stating the reasons for such exercise.
       ``(B) Within 30 days after receipt of any notice under 
     subparagraph (A), the Inspector General or Assistant 
     Inspector General, as appropriate, shall prepare a copy of 
     such notice and a written response that states whether the 
     Inspector General or Assistant Inspector General, as 
     appropriate, agrees or disagrees with the Secretary's 
     exercise of a power under paragraph (1) and describes the 
     reasons for any disagreement, to--
       ``(i) the President of the Senate;
       ``(ii) the Speaker of the House of Representatives;
       ``(iii) the Committee on Governmental Affairs of the 
     Senate;
       ``(iv) the Committee on Government Reform of the House of 
     Representatives; and
       ``(v) other appropriate committees or subcommittees of 
     Congress.
       ``(b)(1) In carrying out the duties and responsibilities 
     under this Act, the Inspector General shall have oversight 
     responsibility for the internal investigations and audits 
     performed by any other office performing internal 
     investigatory or audit functions in any subdivision of the 
     Department of Homeland Security. With respect to 
     investigations relating to civil rights or civil liberties, 
     the Inspector General's responsibilities under this section 
     shall be exercised by the Assistant Inspector General.
       ``(2) The head of each other office described under 
     paragraph (1) shall promptly report to the Inspector General 
     the significant activities being carried out by such office.
       ``(3)(A) Notwithstanding paragraphs (1) and (2), the 
     Inspector General may initiate, conduct, and supervise such 
     audits and investigations in the Department (including in any 
     subdivision referred to in paragraph (1)) as the Inspector 
     General considers appropriate.
       ``(B) If the Inspector General initiates an audit or 
     investigation under subparagraph (A) concerning a subdivision 
     referred to in paragraph (1), the Inspector General may 
     provide the head of the other office performing internal 
     investigatory or audit functions in the subdivision with 
     written notice that the Inspector General has initiated such 
     an audit or investigation.

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       ``(C) If the Inspector General issues a notice under 
     subparagraph (B), no other audit or investigation shall be 
     initiated into the matter under audit or investigation by the 
     Inspector General, and any other audit or investigation of 
     such matter shall cease.
       ``(c) Any report required to be transmitted by the 
     Secretary to the appropriate committees or subcommittees of 
     Congress under section 5(d) shall also be transmitted, within 
     the 7-day period specified under that subsection, to--
       ``(1) the President of the Senate;
       ``(2) the Speaker of the House of Representatives;
       ``(3) the Committee on Governmental Affairs of the Senate; 
     and
       ``(4) the Committee on Government Reform of the House of 
     Representatives.
       ``(d)(1) The Assistant Inspector General shall inform the 
     complainant regarding what actions were taken in response to 
     a complaint.
       ``(2) With respect to any complaints received or 
     investigations undertaken by the Assistant Inspector General, 
     any person employed by an independent contractor, or grantee, 
     of the Department shall be entitled to the same protections 
     as are provided to employees of the Department under section 
     7.''.
       (e) Technical and Conforming Amendments.--The Inspector 
     General Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. appendix) is amended--
       (1) in section 4(b), by striking ``8F'' each place it 
     appears and inserting ``8G''; and
       (2) in section 8J (as redesignated by subsection (d)(1)), 
     by striking ``or 8H'' and inserting ``, 8H, or 8I''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 4806. Mr. FEINGOLD (for himself, and Mr. Kennedy) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed to amendment SA 4738 proposed by Mr. 
Gramm (for himself, Mr. Miller, Mr. McConnell, Mr. Thompson, Mr. 
Stevens, Mr. Hagel, Mr. Hutchinson, and Mr. Bunning) to the amendment 
SA 4471 proposed by Mr. Lieberman to the bill H.R. 5005, to establish 
the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes; which was 
ordered to be lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 88, strike line 8 and all that follows through page 
     90, line 2, and insert the following:

        Subtitle B--Civil Rights Oversight and Inspector General

     SEC. 708. CIVIL RIGHTS OFFICER.

       (a) In General.--There shall be in the Department a Civil 
     Rights Officer, who shall be appointed by the President, by 
     and with the advice and consent of the Senate.
       (b) Responsibilities.--The Civil Rights Officer shall be 
     responsible for--
       (1) ensuring compliance with all civil rights and related 
     laws and regulations applicable to Department employees and 
     participants in Department programs;
       (2) coordinating administration of all civil rights and 
     related laws and regulations within the Department for 
     Department employees and participants in Department programs;
       (3) assisting the Secretary, directorates, and offices with 
     the development and implementation of policies and procedures 
     that ensure that civil rights considerations are 
     appropriately incorporated and implemented in Department 
     programs and activities;
       (4) overseeing compliance with statutory and constitutional 
     requirements related to the civil rights of individuals 
     affected by the programs and activities of the Department; 
     and
       (5) notifying the Inspector General of any matter that, in 
     the opinion of the Civil Rights Officer, warrants further 
     investigation.

     SEC. 709. PRIVACY OFFICER.

       (a) In General.--There shall be in the Department a Privacy 
     Officer, who shall be appointed by the Secretary.
       (b) Responsibilities.--The Privacy Officer shall--
       (1) oversee compliance with section 552a of title 5, United 
     States Code (commonly referred to as the Privacy Act of 1974) 
     and all other applicable laws relating to the privacy of 
     personal information;
       (2) assist the Secretary, directorates, and offices with 
     the development and implementation of policies and procedures 
     that ensure that--
       (A) privacy considerations and safeguards are appropriately 
     incorporated and implemented in Department programs and 
     activities; and
       (B) any information received by the Department is used or 
     disclosed in a manner that minimizes the risk of harm to 
     individuals from the inappropriate disclosure or use of such 
     materials;
       (3) assist Department personnel with the preparation of 
     privacy impact assessments when required by law or considered 
     appropriate by the Secretary; and
       (4) notify the Inspector General of any matter that, in the 
     opinion of the Privacy Officer, warrants further 
     investigation.

     SEC. 710. INSPECTOR GENERAL.

       (a) In General.--There shall be in the Department an 
     Inspector General. The Inspector General and the Office of 
     Inspector General shall be subject to the Inspector General 
     Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. App.).
       (b) Establishment.--Section 11 of the Inspector General Act 
     of 1978 (5 U.S.C. App.) is amended--
       (1) in paragraph (1), by inserting ``Homeland Security,'' 
     after ``Health and Human Services,''; and
       (2) in paragraph (2), by inserting ``Homeland Security,'' 
     after ``Health and Human Services,''.
       (c) Assistant Inspector General for Civil Rights and Civil 
     Liberties.--
       (1) In general.--There shall be in the Office of Inspector 
     General an Assistant Inspector General for Civil Rights and 
     Civil Liberties (in this section referred to as the 
     ``Assistant Inspector General''), who shall be appointed 
     without regard to political affiliation and solely on the 
     basis of demonstrated ability in civil rights and civil 
     liberties, law, management analysis, investigations, and 
     public relations.
       (2) Responsibilities of the assistant inspector general.--
     The Assistant Inspector General shall--
       (A) review information and receive complaints from any 
     source alleging abuses of civil rights and civil liberties 
     by--
       (i) employees and officials of the Department;
       (ii) independent contractors retained by the Department; or
       (iii) grantees of the Department;
       (B) conduct such investigations as the Assistant Inspector 
     General considers necessary, either self-initiated or in 
     response to complaints, to determine the policies and 
     practices to protect civil rights and civil liberties of--
       (i) the Department;
       (ii) any unit of the Department;
       (iii) independent contractors employed by the Department; 
     or
       (iv) grantees of the Department;
       (C) conduct investigations of the programs and operations 
     of the Department to determine whether the Department's civil 
     rights and civil liberties policies are being effectively 
     implemented, except that the Assistant Inspector General 
     shall not have any responsibility for the enforcement of the 
     Equal Employment Opportunities Act;
       (D) inform the Secretary and Congress of weaknesses, 
     problems, and deficiencies within the Department relating to 
     civil rights and civil liberties;
       (E) provide prompt notification to the Civil Rights Officer 
     of any complaints of violations of civil rights or civil 
     liberties, and consult with the Civil Rights Officer 
     regarding the investigation of such complaints, upon request 
     or as appropriate ;
       (F) publicize, in multiple languages, through the Internet, 
     radio, television, and newspaper advertisements--
       (i) information on the responsibilities and functions of 
     the Assistant Inspector General; and
       (ii) instructions on how to contact the Assistant Inspector 
     General; and
       (G) on a semi-annual basis, submit to Congress, for 
     referral to the appropriate committee or committees, a 
     report--
       (i) describing the implementation of this subsection, 
     including the number of complaints received and a general 
     description of any complaints received and investigations 
     undertaken either in response to a complaint or on the 
     initiative of the Assistant Inspector General;
       (ii) detailing any civil rights abuses under subparagraph 
     (A); and
       (iii) accounting for the expenditure of funds to carry out 
     this subsection.
       (d) Additional Provisions With Respect to the Inspector 
     General of the Department of Homeland Security.--The 
     Inspector General Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. App.) is amended--
       (1) by redesignating section 8I as section 8J; and
       (2) by inserting after section 8H the following:


   Special provisions concerning the Department of Homeland Security

       ``Sec. 8I. (a)(1) Notwithstanding the last 2 sentences of 
     section 3(a), the Inspector General of the Department of 
     Homeland Security (in this section referred to as the 
     ``Inspector General'') shall be under the authority, 
     direction, and control of the Secretary of Homeland Security 
     (in this section referred to as the ``Secretary'') with 
     respect to audits or investigations, or the issuance of 
     subpoenas, which require access to sensitive information 
     concerning--
       ``(A) intelligence or counterintelligence matters;
       ``(B) ongoing criminal investigations or proceedings;
       ``(C) undercover operations;
       ``(D) the identity of confidential sources, including 
     protected witnesses;
       ``(E) other matters the disclosure of which would 
     constitute a serious threat to the protection of any person 
     or property authorized protection by--
       ``(i) section 3056 of title 18, United States Code;
       ``(ii) section 202 of title 3, United States Code; or
       ``(iii) any provision of the Presidential Protection 
     Assistance Act of 1976 (18 U.S.C. 3056 note); or
       ``(F) other matters the disclosure of which would 
     constitute a serious threat to national security.
       ``(2) With respect to the information described under 
     paragraph (1), the Secretary may prohibit the Inspector 
     General from carrying out or completing any audit or 
     investigation, or from issuing any subpoena, after such 
     Inspector General has decided to initiate, carry out, or 
     complete such audit or

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     investigation or to issue such subpoena, if the Secretary 
     determines that such prohibition is necessary to--
       ``(A) prevent the disclosure of any information described 
     under paragraph (1);
       ``(B) preserve vital national security interests; or
       ``(C) prevent significant impairment to the national 
     interests of the United States.
       ``(3)(A) If the Secretary exercises any power under 
     paragraph (1) or (2), the Secretary shall notify the 
     Inspector General or, with respect to investigations relating 
     to civil rights or civil liberties, the Assistant Inspector 
     General for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (in this section 
     referred to as the `Assistant Inspector General'), in writing 
     (appropriately classified, if necessary) within 7 calendar 
     days stating the reasons for such exercise.
       ``(B) Within 30 days after receipt of any notice under 
     subparagraph (A), the Inspector General or Assistant 
     Inspector General, as appropriate, shall prepare a copy of 
     such notice and a written response that states whether the 
     Inspector General or Assistant Inspector General, as 
     appropriate, agrees or disagrees with the Secretary's 
     exercise of a power under paragraph (1) and describes the 
     reasons for any disagreement, to--
       ``(i) the President of the Senate;
       ``(ii) the Speaker of the House of Representatives;
       ``(iii) the Committee on Governmental Affairs of the 
     Senate;
       ``(iv) the Committee on Government Reform of the House of 
     Representatives; and
       ``(v) other appropriate committees or subcommittees of 
     Congress.
       ``(b)(1) In carrying out the duties and responsibilities 
     under this Act, the Inspector General shall have oversight 
     responsibility for the internal investigations and audits 
     performed by any other office performing internal 
     investigatory or audit functions in any subdivision of the 
     Department of Homeland Security. With respect to 
     investigations relating to civil rights or civil liberties, 
     the Inspector General's responsibilities under this section 
     shall be exercised by the Assistant Inspector General.
       ``(2) The head of each other office described under 
     paragraph (1) shall promptly report to the Inspector General 
     the significant activities being carried out by such office.
       ``(3)(A) Notwithstanding paragraphs (1) and (2), the 
     Inspector General may initiate, conduct, and supervise such 
     audits and investigations in the Department (including in any 
     subdivision referred to in paragraph (1)) as the Inspector 
     General considers appropriate.
       ``(B) If the Inspector General initiates an audit or 
     investigation under subparagraph (A) concerning a subdivision 
     referred to in paragraph (1), the Inspector General may 
     provide the head of the other office performing internal 
     investigatory or audit functions in the subdivision with 
     written notice that the Inspector General has initiated such 
     an audit or investigation.
       ``(C) If the Inspector General issues a notice under 
     subparagraph (B), no other audit or investigation shall be 
     initiated into the matter under audit or investigation by the 
     Inspector General, and any other audit or investigation of 
     such matter shall cease.
       ``(c) Any report required to be transmitted by the 
     Secretary to the appropriate committees or subcommittees of 
     Congress under section 5(d) shall also be transmitted, within 
     the 7-day period specified under that subsection, to--
       ``(1) the President of the Senate;
       ``(2) the Speaker of the House of Representatives;
       ``(3) the Committee on Governmental Affairs of the Senate; 
     and
       ``(4) the Committee on Government Reform of the House of 
     Representatives.
       ``(d)(1) The Assistant Inspector General shall inform the 
     complainant regarding what actions were taken in response to 
     a complaint.
       ``(2) With respect to any complaints received or 
     investigations undertaken by the Assistant Inspector General, 
     any person employed by an independent contractor, or grantee, 
     of the Department shall be entitled to the same protections 
     as are provided to employees of the Department under section 
     7.''.
       (e) Technical and Conforming Amendments.--The Inspector 
     General Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. appendix) is amended--
       (1) in section 4(b), by striking ``8F'' each place it 
     appears and inserting ``8G''; and
       (2) in section 8J (as redesignated by subsection (d)(1)), 
     by striking ``or 8H'' and inserting ``, 8H, or 8I''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 4807. Mr. LIEBERMAN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
to amendment SA 4738 proposed by Mr. Gramm (for himself, Mr. Miller, 
Mr. McConnell, Mr. Thompson, Mr. Stevens, Mr. Hagel, Mr. Hutchinson, 
and Mr. Bunning) to the amendment SA 4471 proposed by Mr. Lieberman to 
the bill H.R. 5005, to establish the Department of Homeland Security, 
and for other purposes; which was ordered to be lie on the table; as 
follows:

       On page 162, strike lines 1 through 8.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 4825. Mr. LIEBERMAN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
to amendment SA 4738 proposed by Mr. Gramm (for himself, Mr. Miller, 
Mr. McConnell, Mr. Thompson, Mr. Stevens, Mr. Hagel, Mr. Hutchinson, 
and Mr. Bunning) to the amendment SA 4471 proposed by Mr. Lieberman to 
the bill H.R. 5005, to establish the Department of Homeland Security, 
and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as 
follows:

       In lieu of the matter proposed to be inserted, insert the 
     following:

     SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

       This Act may be cited as the ``National Homeland Security 
     and Combating Terrorism Act of 2002''.

     SEC. 2. ORGANIZATION OF ACT INTO DIVISIONS; TABLE OF 
                   CONTENTS.

       (a) Divisions.--This Act is organized into 5 divisions as 
     follows:
       (1) Division A--National Homeland Security and Combating 
     Terrorism.
       (2) Division B--Immigration Reform, Accountability, and 
     Security Enhancement Act of 2002.
       (3) Division C--Federal Workforce Improvement.
       (4) Division D--E-Government Act of 2002.
       (5) Division E--Flight and Cabin Security on Passenger 
     Aircraft.
       (b) Table of Contents.--The table of contents for this Act 
     is as follows:

Sec. 1. Short title.
Sec. 2. Organization of Act into divisions; table of contents.

     DIVISION A--NATIONAL HOMELAND SECURITY AND COMBATING TERRORISM

Sec. 100. Definitions.

                TITLE I--DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

    Subtitle A--Establishment of the Department of Homeland Security

Sec. 101. Establishment of the Department of Homeland Security.
Sec. 102. Secretary of Homeland Security.
Sec. 103. Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security.
Sec. 104. Under Secretary for Management.
Sec. 105. Assistant Secretaries.
Sec. 106. Inspector General.
Sec. 107. Chief Financial Officer.
Sec. 108. Chief Information Officer.
Sec. 109. General Counsel.
Sec. 110. Civil Rights Officer.
Sec. 111. Privacy Officer.
Sec. 112. Chief Human Capital Officer.
Sec. 113. Office of International Affairs.
Sec. 114. Executive Schedule positions.

         Subtitle B--Establishment of Directorates and Offices

Sec. 131. Directorate of Border and Transportation Protection.
Sec. 132. Directorate of Intelligence.
Sec. 133. Directorate of Critical Infrastructure Protection.
Sec. 134. Directorate of Emergency Preparedness and Response.
Sec. 135. Directorate of Science and Technology.
Sec. 136. Directorate of Immigration Affairs.
Sec. 137. Office for State and Local Government Coordination.
Sec. 138. United States Secret Service.
Sec. 139. Border Coordination Working Group.
Sec. 140. Office for National Capital Region Coordination.
Sec. 141. Executive Schedule positions.

        Subtitle C--National Emergency Preparedness Enhancement

Sec. 151. Short title.
Sec. 152. Preparedness information and education.
Sec. 153. Pilot program.
Sec. 154. Designation of National Emergency Preparedness Week.

                  Subtitle D--Miscellaneous Provisions

Sec. 161. National Bio-Weapons Defense Analysis Center.
Sec. 162. Review of food safety.
Sec. 163. Exchange of employees between agencies and State or local 
              governments.
Sec. 164. Whistleblower protection for Federal employees who are 
              airport security screeners.
Sec. 165. Whistleblower protection for certain airport employees.
Sec. 166. Bioterrorism preparedness and response division.
Sec. 167. Coordination with the Department of Health and Human Services 
              under the Public Health Service Act.
Sec. 168. Rail security enhancements.
Sec. 169. Grants for firefighting personnel.
Sec. 170. Review of transportation security enhancements.
Sec. 171. Interoperability of information systems.
Sec. 172. Extension of customs user fees.
Sec. 173. Conforming amendments regarding laws administered by the 
              Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
Sec. 174. Prohibition on contracts with corporate expatriates.
Sec. 175. Transfer of certain agricultural inspection functions of the 
              Department of Agriculture.
Sec. 176. Coordination of information and information technology.

                   Subtitle E--Transition Provisions

Sec. 181. Definitions.
Sec. 182. Transfer of agencies.
Sec. 183. Transitional authorities.
Sec. 184. Incidental transfers and transfer of related functions.
Sec. 185. Implementation progress reports and legislative 
              recommendations.

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Sec. 186. Transfer and allocation.
Sec. 187. Savings provisions.
Sec. 188. Transition plan.
Sec. 189. Use of appropriated funds.

                 Subtitle F--Administrative Provisions

Sec. 191. Reorganizations and delegations.
Sec. 192. Reporting requirements.
Sec. 193. Environmental protection, safety, and health requirements.
Sec. 194. Labor standards.
Sec. 195. Procurement of temporary and intermittent services.
Sec. 196. Preserving non-homeland security mission performance.
Sec. 197. Future Years Homeland Security Program.
Sec. 198. Protection of voluntarily furnished confidential information.
Sec. 199. Establishment of human resources management system.
Sec. 199A. Labor-management relations.
Sec. 199B. Authorization of appropriations.

      TITLE II--LAW ENFORCEMENT POWERS OF INSPECTOR GENERAL AGENTS

Sec. 201. Law enforcement powers of Inspector General agents.

          TITLE III--FEDERAL EMERGENCY PROCUREMENT FLEXIBILITY

       Subtitle A--Temporary Flexibility for Certain Procurements

Sec. 301. Definition.
Sec. 302. Procurements for defense against or recovery from terrorism 
              or nuclear, biological, chemical, or radiological attack.
Sec. 303. Increased simplified acquisition threshold for procurements 
              in support of humanitarian or peacekeeping operations or 
              contingency operations.
Sec. 304. Increased micro-purchase threshold for certain procurements.
Sec. 305. Application of certain commercial items authorities to 
              certain procurements.
Sec. 306. Use of streamlined procedures.
Sec. 307. Review and report by Comptroller General.

                       Subtitle B--Other Matters

Sec. 311. Identification of new entrants into the Federal marketplace.

  TITLE IV--NATIONAL COMMISSION ON TERRORIST ATTACKS UPON THE UNITED 
                                 STATES

Sec. 401. Establishment of Commission.
Sec. 402. Purposes.
Sec. 403. Composition of the Commission.
Sec. 404. Functions of the Commission.
Sec. 405. Powers of the Commission.
Sec. 406. Staff of the Commission.
Sec. 407. Compensation and travel expenses.
Sec. 408. Security clearances for Commission members and staff.
Sec. 409. Reports of the Commission; termination.
Sec. 410. Authorization of appropriations.

                        TITLE V--EFFECTIVE DATE

Sec. 501. Effective date.

     DIVISION B--IMMIGRATION REFORM, ACCOUNTABILITY, AND SECURITY 
                        ENHANCEMENT ACT OF 2002

                  TITLE X--SHORT TITLE AND DEFINITIONS

Sec. 1001. Short title.
Sec. 1002. Definitions.

              TITLE XI--DIRECTORATE OF IMMIGRATION AFFAIRS

                        Subtitle A--Organization

Sec. 1101. Abolition of INS.
Sec. 1102. Establishment of Directorate of Immigration Affairs.
Sec. 1103. Under Secretary of Homeland Security for Immigration 
              Affairs.
Sec. 1104. Bureau of Immigration Services.
Sec. 1105. Bureau of Enforcement and Border Affairs.
Sec. 1106. Office of the Ombudsman within the Directorate.
Sec. 1107. Office of Immigration Statistics within the Directorate.
Sec. 1108. Clerical amendments.

                   Subtitle B--Transition Provisions

Sec. 1111. Transfer of functions.
Sec. 1112. Transfer of personnel and other resources.
Sec. 1113. Determinations with respect to functions and resources.
Sec. 1114. Delegation and reservation of functions.
Sec. 1115. Allocation of personnel and other resources.
Sec. 1116. Savings provisions.
Sec. 1117. Interim service of the Commissioner of Immigration and 
              Naturalization.
Sec. 1118. Executive Office for Immigration review authorities not 
              affected.
Sec. 1119. Other authorities not affected.
Sec. 1120. Transition funding.

                  Subtitle C--Miscellaneous Provisions

Sec. 1121. Funding adjudication and naturalization services.
Sec. 1122. Application of Internet-based technologies.
Sec. 1123. Alternatives to detention of asylum seekers.

                       Subtitle D--Effective Date

Sec. 1131. Effective date.

            TITLE XII--UNACCOMPANIED ALIEN CHILD PROTECTION

Sec. 1201. Short title.
Sec. 1202. Definitions.

                     Subtitle A--Structural Changes

Sec. 1211. Responsibilities of the Office of Refugee Resettlement with 
              respect to unaccompanied alien children.
Sec. 1212. Establishment of Interagency Task Force on Unaccompanied 
              Alien Children.
Sec. 1213. Transition provisions.
Sec. 1214. Effective date.

   Subtitle B--Custody, Release, Family Reunification, and Detention

Sec. 1221. Procedures when encountering unaccompanied alien children.
Sec. 1222. Family reunification for unaccompanied alien children with 
              relatives in the United States.
Sec. 1223. Appropriate conditions for detention of unaccompanied alien 
              children.
Sec. 1224. Repatriated unaccompanied alien children.
Sec. 1225. Establishing the age of an unaccompanied alien child.
Sec. 1226. Effective date.

  Subtitle C--Access by Unaccompanied Alien Children to Guardians Ad 
                           Litem and Counsel

Sec. 1231. Right of unaccompanied alien children to guardians ad litem.
Sec. 1232. Right of unaccompanied alien children to counsel.
Sec. 1233. Effective date; applicability.

 Subtitle D--Strengthening Policies for Permanent Protection of Alien 
                                Children

Sec. 1241. Special immigrant juvenile visa.
Sec. 1242. Training for officials and certain private parties who come 
              into contact with unaccompanied alien children.
Sec. 1243. Effective date.

            Subtitle E--Children Refugee and Asylum Seekers

Sec. 1251. Guidelines for children's asylum claims.
Sec. 1252. Unaccompanied refugee children.

              Subtitle F--Authorization of Appropriations

Sec. 1261. Authorization of appropriations.

        TITLE XIII--AGENCY FOR IMMIGRATION HEARINGS AND APPEALS

                   Subtitle A--Structure and Function

Sec. 1301. Establishment.
Sec. 1302. Director of the agency.
Sec. 1303. Board of Immigration Appeals.
Sec. 1304. Chief Immigration Judge.
Sec. 1305. Chief Administrative Hearing Officer.
Sec. 1306. Removal of judges.
Sec. 1307. Authorization of appropriations.

        Subtitle B--Transfer of Functions and Savings Provisions

Sec. 1311. Transition provisions.

                       Subtitle C--Effective Date

Sec. 1321. Effective date.

               DIVISION C--FEDERAL WORKFORCE IMPROVEMENT

                TITLE XXI--CHIEF HUMAN CAPITAL OFFICERS

Sec. 2101. Short title.
Sec. 2102. Agency Chief Human Capital Officers.
Sec. 2103. Chief Human Capital Officers Council.
Sec. 2104. Strategic human capital management.
Sec. 2105. Effective date.

    TITLE XXII--REFORMS RELATING TO FEDERAL HUMAN CAPITAL MANAGEMENT

Sec. 2201. Inclusion of agency human capital strategic planning in 
              performance plans and program performance reports.
Sec. 2202. Reform of the competitive service hiring process.
Sec. 2203. Permanent extension, revision, and expansion of authorities 
              for use of voluntary separation incentive pay and 
              voluntary early retirement.
Sec. 2204. Student volunteer transit subsidy.

     TITLE XXIII--REFORMS RELATING TO THE SENIOR EXECUTIVE SERVICE

Sec. 2301. Repeal of recertification requirements of senior executives.
Sec. 2302. Adjustment of limitation on total annual compensation.

                     TITLE XXIV--ACADEMIC TRAINING

Sec. 2401. Academic training.
Sec. 2402. Modifications to National Security Education Program.
Sec. 2403. Compensatory time off for travel.

                  DIVISION D--E-GOVERNMENT ACT OF 2002

             TITLE XXX--SHORT TITLE; FINDINGS AND PURPOSES

Sec. 3001. Short title.
Sec. 3002. Findings and purposes.

   TITLE XXXI--OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET ELECTRONIC GOVERNMENT 
                                SERVICES

Sec. 3101. Management and promotion of electronic Government services.
Sec. 3102. Conforming amendments.

TITLE XXXII--FEDERAL MANAGEMENT AND PROMOTION OF ELECTRONIC GOVERNMENT 
                                SERVICES

Sec. 3201. Definitions.
Sec. 3202. Federal agency responsibilities.
Sec. 3203. Compatibility of executive agency methods for use and 
              acceptance of electronic signatures.
Sec. 3204. Federal Internet portal.
Sec. 3205. Federal courts.
Sec. 3206. Regulatory agencies.
Sec. 3207. Accessibility, usability, and preservation of Government 
              information.

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Sec. 3208. Privacy provisions.
Sec. 3209. Federal information technology workforce development.
Sec. 3210. Common protocols for geographic information systems.
Sec. 3211. Share-in-savings program improvements.
Sec. 3212. Integrated reporting study and pilot projects.
Sec. 3213. Community technology centers.
Sec. 3214. Enhancing crisis management through advanced information 
              technology.
Sec. 3215. Disparities in access to the Internet.
Sec. 3216. Notification of obsolete or counterproductive provisions.

             TITLE XXXIII--GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SECURITY

Sec. 3301. Information security.

    TITLE XXXIV--AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS AND EFFECTIVE DATES

Sec. 3401. Authorization of appropriations.
Sec. 3402. Effective dates.

      DIVISION E--FLIGHT AND CABIN SECURITY ON PASSENGER AIRCRAFT

       TITLE XLI--FLIGHT AND CABIN SECURITY ON PASSENGER AIRCRAFT

Sec. 4101. Short title.
Sec. 4102. Findings.
Sec. 4103. Federal flight deck officer program.
Sec. 4104. Cabin security.
Sec. 4105. Prohibition on opening cockpit doors in flight.

     DIVISION A--NATIONAL HOMELAND SECURITY AND COMBATING TERRORISM

     SEC. 100. DEFINITIONS.

       Unless the context clearly indicates otherwise, the 
     following shall apply for purposes of this division:
       (1) Agency.--Except for purposes of subtitle E of title I, 
     the term ``agency''--
       (A) means--
       (i) an Executive agency as defined under section 105 of 
     title 5, United States Code;
       (ii) a military department as defined under section 102 of 
     title 5, United States Code;
       (iii) the United States Postal Service; and
       (B) does not include the General Accounting Office.
       (2) Assets.--The term ``assets'' includes contracts, 
     facilities, property, records, unobligated or unexpended 
     balances of appropriations, and other funds or resources 
     (other than personnel).
       (3) Department.--The term ``Department'' means the 
     Department of Homeland Security established under title I.
       (4) Enterprise architecture.--The term ``enterprise 
     architecture''--
       (A) means--
       (i) a strategic information asset base, which defines the 
     mission;
       (ii) the information necessary to perform the mission;
       (iii) the technologies necessary to perform the mission; 
     and
       (iv) the transitional processes for implementing new 
     technologies in response to changing mission needs; and
       (B) includes--
       (i) a baseline architecture;
       (ii) a target architecture; and
       (iii) a sequencing plan.
       (5) Federal terrorism prevention and response agency.--The 
     term ``Federal terrorism prevention and response agency'' 
     means any Federal department or agency charged with 
     responsibilities for carrying out a homeland security 
     strategy.
       (6) Functions.--The term ``functions'' includes 
     authorities, powers, rights, privileges, immunities, 
     programs, projects, activities, duties, responsibilities, and 
     obligations.
       (7) Homeland.--The term ``homeland'' means the United 
     States, in a geographic sense.
       (8) Local government.--The term ``local government'' has 
     the meaning given under section 102(6) of the Robert T. 
     Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Public 
     Law 93-288).
       (9) Personnel.--The term ``personnel'' means officers and 
     employees.
       (10) Risk analysis and risk management.--The term ``risk 
     analysis and risk management'' means the assessment, 
     analysis, management, mitigation, and communication of 
     homeland security threats, vulnerabilities, criticalities, 
     and risks.
       (11) Secretary.--The term ``Secretary'' means the Secretary 
     of Homeland Security.
       (12) United states.--The term ``United States'', when used 
     in a geographic sense, means any State (within the meaning of 
     section 102(4) of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief 
     and Emergency Assistance Act (Public Law 93-288)), any 
     possession of the United States, and any waters within the 
     jurisdiction of the United States.

                TITLE I--DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

    Subtitle A--Establishment of the Department of Homeland Security

     SEC. 101. ESTABLISHMENT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND 
                   SECURITY.

       (a) In General.--There is established the Department of 
     National Homeland Security.
       (b) Executive Department.--Section 101 of title 5, United 
     States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:
       ``The Department of Homeland Security.''.
       (c) Mission of Department.--
       (1) Homeland security.--The mission of the Department is 
     to--
       (A) promote homeland security, particularly with regard to 
     terrorism;
       (B) prevent terrorist attacks or other homeland threats 
     within the United States;
       (C) reduce the vulnerability of the United States to 
     terrorism, natural disasters, and other homeland threats; and
       (D) minimize the damage, and assist in the recovery, from 
     terrorist attacks or other natural or man-made crises that 
     occur within the United States.
       (2) Other missions.--The Department shall be responsible 
     for carrying out the other functions, and promoting the other 
     missions, of entities transferred to the Department as 
     provided by law.
       (d) Seal.--The Secretary shall procure a proper seal, with 
     such suitable inscriptions and devices as the President shall 
     approve. This seal, to be known as the official seal of the 
     Department of Homeland Security, shall be kept and used to 
     verify official documents, under such rules and regulations 
     as the Secretary may prescribe. Judicial notice shall be 
     taken of the seal.

     SEC. 102. SECRETARY OF HOMELAND SECURITY.

       (a) In General.--The Secretary of Homeland Security shall 
     be the head of the Department. The Secretary shall be 
     appointed by the President, by and with the advice and 
     consent of the Senate.
       (b) Responsibilities.--The responsibilities of the 
     Secretary shall be the following:
       (1) To develop policies, goals, objectives, priorities, and 
     plans for the United States for the promotion of homeland 
     security, particularly with regard to terrorism.
       (2) To administer, carry out, and promote the other 
     established missions of the entities transferred to the 
     Department.
       (3) To develop a comprehensive strategy for combating 
     terrorism and the homeland security response.
       (4) To make budget recommendations relating to a homeland 
     security strategy, border and transportation security, 
     infrastructure protection, emergency preparedness and 
     response, science and technology promotion related to 
     homeland security, and Federal support for State and local 
     activities.
       (5) To plan, coordinate, and integrate those Federal 
     Government activities relating to border and transportation 
     security, critical infrastructure protection, all-hazards 
     emergency preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation.
       (6) To serve as a national focal point to analyze all 
     information available to the United States related to threats 
     of terrorism and other homeland threats.
       (7) To establish and manage a comprehensive risk analysis 
     and risk management program that directs and coordinates the 
     supporting risk analysis and risk management activities of 
     the Directorates and ensures coordination with entities 
     outside the Department engaged in such activities.
       (8) To identify and promote key scientific and 
     technological advances that will enhance homeland security.
       (9) To include, as appropriate, State and local governments 
     and other entities in the full range of activities undertaken 
     by the Department to promote homeland security, including--
       (A) providing State and local government personnel, 
     agencies, and authorities, with appropriate intelligence 
     information, including warnings, regarding threats posed by 
     terrorism in a timely and secure manner;
       (B) facilitating efforts by State and local law enforcement 
     and other officials to assist in the collection and 
     dissemination of intelligence information and to provide 
     information to the Department, and other agencies, in a 
     timely and secure manner;
       (C) coordinating with State, regional, and local government 
     personnel, agencies, and authorities and, as appropriate, 
     with the private sector, other entities, and the public, to 
     ensure adequate planning, team work, coordination, 
     information sharing, equipment, training, and exercise 
     activities;
       (D) consulting State and local governments, and other 
     entities as appropriate, in developing a homeland security 
     strategy; and
       (E) systematically identifying and removing obstacles to 
     developing effective partnerships between the Department, 
     other agencies, and State, regional, and local government 
     personnel, agencies, and authorities, the private sector, 
     other entities, and the public to secure the homeland.
       (10)(A) To consult and coordinate with the Secretary of 
     Defense and the governors of the several States regarding 
     integration of the United States military, including the 
     National Guard, into all aspects of a homeland security 
     strategy and its implementation, including detection, 
     prevention, protection, response, and recovery.
       (B) To consult and coordinate with the Secretary of Defense 
     and make recommendations concerning organizational structure, 
     equipment, and positioning of military assets determined 
     critical to executing a homeland security strategy.
       (C) To consult and coordinate with the Secretary of Defense 
     regarding the training of personnel to respond to terrorist 
     attacks involving chemical or biological agents.
       (11) To seek to ensure effective day-to-day coordination of 
     homeland security operations, and establish effective 
     mechanisms for such coordination, among the elements 
     constituting the Department and with other involved and 
     affected Federal, State, and local departments and agencies.
       (12) To administer the Homeland Security Advisory System, 
     exercising primary responsibility for public threat 
     advisories, and (in coordination with other agencies) 
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     local government personnel, agencies and authorities, the 
     private sector, other entities, and the public, and advice 
     about appropriate protective actions and countermeasures.
       (13) To conduct exercise and training programs for 
     employees of the Department and other involved agencies, and 
     establish effective command and control procedures for the 
     full range of potential contingencies regarding United States 
     homeland security, including contingencies that require the 
     substantial support of military assets.
       (14) To annually review, update, and amend the Federal 
     response plan for homeland security and emergency 
     preparedness with regard to terrorism and other manmade and 
     natural disasters.
       (15) To direct the acquisition and management of all of the 
     information resources of the Department, including 
     communications resources.
       (16) To endeavor to make the information technology systems 
     of the Department, including communications systems, 
     effective, efficient, secure, and appropriately 
     interoperable.
       (17) In furtherance of paragraph (16), to oversee and 
     ensure the development and implementation of an enterprise 
     architecture for Department-wide information technology, with 
     timetables for implementation.
       (18) As the Secretary considers necessary, to oversee and 
     ensure the development and implementation of updated versions 
     of the enterprise architecture under paragraph (17).
       (19) To report to Congress on the development and 
     implementation of the enterprise architecture under paragraph 
     (17) in--
       (A) each implementation progress report required under 
     section 185; and
       (B) each biennial report required under section 192(b).
       (c) Visa Issuance by the Secretary.--
       (1) Definition.--In this subsection, the term ``consular 
     officer'' has the meaning given that term under section 
     101(a)(9) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 
     1101(a)(9)).
       (2) In general.--Notwithstanding section 104(a) of the 
     Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1104(a)) or any 
     other provision of law, and except as provided under 
     paragraph (3), the Secretary--
       (A) shall be vested exclusively with all authorities to 
     issue regulations with respect to, administer, and enforce 
     the provisions of such Act, and of all other immigration and 
     nationality laws, relating to the functions of consular 
     officers of the United States in connection with the granting 
     or refusal of visas, which authorities shall be exercised 
     through the Secretary of State, except that the Secretary 
     shall not have authority to alter or reverse the decision of 
     a consular officer to refuse a visa to an alien; and
       (B)(i) may delegate in whole or part the authority under 
     subparagraph (A) to the Secretary of State; and
       (ii) shall have authority to confer or impose upon any 
     officer or employee of the United States, with the consent of 
     the head of the executive agency under whose jurisdiction 
     such officer or employee is serving, any of the functions 
     specified in subparagraph (A).
       (3) Authority of the secretary of state.--
       (A) In general.--The Secretary of State may direct a 
     consular officer to refuse a visa to an alien if the 
     Secretary of State considers such refusal necessary or 
     advisable in the foreign policy or security interests of the 
     United States.
       (B) Statutory construction.--Nothing in this subsection 
     shall be construed as affecting the authorities of the 
     Secretary of State under the following provisions of law:
       (i) Section 101(a)(15)(A) of the Immigration and 
     Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1101(15)(A)).
       (ii) Section 212(a)(3)(B)(i)(IV)(bb) of the Immigration and 
     Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1182(a)(3)(B)(i)(IV)(bb)).
       (iii) Section 212(a)(3)(B)(i)(VI) of the Immigration and 
     Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1182(a)(3)(B)(i)(VI)).
       (iv) Section 212(a)(3)(B)(vi)(II) of the Immigration and 
     Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1182 (a)(3)(B)(vi)(II)).
       (v) Section 212(a)(3)(C) of the Immigration and Nationality 
     Act (8 U.S.C. 1182(a)(3)(C)).
       (vi) Section 212(a)(10)(C) of the Immigration and 
     Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1182(a)(10)(C)).
       (vii) Section 212(f) of the Immigration and Nationality Act 
     (8 U.S.C. 1182(f)).
       (viii) Section 219(a) of the Immigration and Nationality 
     Act (8 U.S.C. 1189(a)).
       (ix) Section 237(a)(4)(C) of the Immigration and 
     Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1227(a)(4)(C)).
       (x) Section 104 of the Cuban Liberty and Democratic 
     Solidarity (LIBERTAD) Act of 1996 (22 U.S.C. 6034).
       (xi) Section 616 of the Departments of Commerce, Justice, 
     and State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriations 
     Act, 1999 (Public Law 105-277).
       (xii) Section 103(f) of the Chemical Weapons Convention 
     Implementation Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681-865).
       (xiii) Section 801 of the Admiral James W. Nance and Meg 
     Donovan Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 
     2002 and 2001 (113 Stat. 1501A-468).
       (xiv) Section 568 of the Foreign Operations, Export 
     Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2002 
     (Public Law 107-115).
       (xv) Section 51 of the State Department Basic Authorities 
     Act of 1956 (22 U.S.C. 2723).
       (xvi) Section 204(d)(2) of the Immigration and Nationality 
     Act (8 U.S.C. 1154) (as it will take effect upon the entry 
     into force of the Convention on Protection of Children and 
     Cooperation in Respect to Inter-Country Adoption).
       (4) Consular officers and chiefs of missions.--Nothing in 
     this subsection may be construed to alter or affect--
       (A) the employment status of consular officers as employees 
     of the Department of State; or
       (B) the authority of a chief of mission under section 207 
     of the Foreign Service Act of 1980 (22 U.S.C. 3927).
       (5) Assignment of homeland security employees to diplomatic 
     and consular posts.--
       (A) In general.--The Secretary is authorized to assign 
     employees of the Department to diplomatic and consular posts 
     abroad to perform the following functions:
       (i) Provide expert advice to consular officers regarding 
     specific security threats relating to the adjudication of 
     individual visa applications or classes of applications.
       (ii) Review any such applications, either on the initiative 
     of the employee of the Department or upon request by a 
     consular officer or other person charged with adjudicating 
     such applications.
       (iii) Conduct investigations with respect to matters under 
     the jurisdiction of the Secretary.
       (B) Permanent assignment; participation in terrorist 
     lookout committee.--When appropriate, employees of the 
     Department assigned to perform functions described in 
     subparagraph (A) may be assigned permanently to overseas 
     diplomatic or consular posts with country-specific or 
     regional responsibility. If the Secretary so directs, any 
     such employee, when present at an overseas post, shall 
     participate in the terrorist lookout committee established 
     under section 304 of the Enhanced Border Security and Visa 
     Entry Reform Act of 2002 (8 U.S.C. 1733).
       (C) Training and hiring.--
       (i) In general.--The Secretary shall ensure that any 
     employees of the Department assigned to perform functions 
     described under subparagraph (A) and, as appropriate, 
     consular officers, shall be provided all necessary training 
     to enable them to carry out such functions, including 
     training in foreign languages, in conditions in the 
     particular country where each employee is assigned, and in 
     other appropriate areas of study.
       (ii) Foreign language proficiency.--Before assigning 
     employees of the Department to perform the functions 
     described under subparagraph (A), the Secretary shall 
     promulgate regulations establishing foreign language 
     proficiency requirements for employees of the Department 
     performing the functions described under subparagraph (A) and 
     providing that preference shall be given to individuals who 
     meet such requirements in hiring employees for the 
     performance of such functions.
       (iii) Use of center.--The Secretary is authorized to use 
     the National Foreign Affairs Training Center, on a 
     reimbursable basis, to obtain the training described in 
     clause (i).
       (6) Report.--Not later than 1 year after the date of 
     enactment of this Act, the Secretary and the Secretary of 
     State shall submit to Congress--
       (A) a report on the implementation of this subsection; and
       (B) any legislative proposals necessary to further the 
     objectives of this subsection.
       (7) Effective date.--This subsection shall take effect on 
     the earlier of--
       (A) the date on which the President publishes notice in the 
     Federal Register that the President has submitted a report to 
     Congress setting forth a memorandum of understanding between 
     the Secretary and the Secretary of State governing the 
     implementation of this section; or
       (B) the date occurring 1 year after the date of enactment 
     of this Act.
       (d) Membership on the National Security Council.--Section 
     101(a) of the National Security Act of 1947 (50 U.S.C. 
     402(a)) is amended in the fourth sentence by striking 
     paragraphs (5), (6), and (7) and inserting the following:
       ``(5) the Secretary of Homeland Security; and
       ``(6) each Secretary or Under Secretary of such other 
     executive department, or of a military department, as the 
     President shall designate.''.

     SEC. 103. DEPUTY SECRETARY OF HOMELAND SECURITY.

       (a) In General.--There shall be in the Department a Deputy 
     Secretary of Homeland Security, who shall be appointed by the 
     President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate.
       (b) Responsibilities.--The Deputy Secretary of Homeland 
     Security shall--
       (1) assist the Secretary in the administration and 
     operations of the Department;
       (2) perform such responsibilities as the Secretary shall 
     prescribe; and
       (3) act as the Secretary during the absence or disability 
     of the Secretary or in the event of a vacancy in the office 
     of the Secretary.

     SEC. 104. UNDER SECRETARY FOR MANAGEMENT.

       (a) In General.--There shall be in the Department an Under 
     Secretary for Management, who shall be appointed by the 
     President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate.
       (b) Responsibilities.--The Under Secretary for Management 
     shall report to the Secretary, who may assign to the Under 
     Secretary such functions related to the management and 
     administration of the Department as the Secretary may 
     prescribe, including--
       (1) the budget, appropriations, expenditures of funds, 
     accounting, and finance;

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       (2) procurement;
       (3) human resources and personnel;
       (4) information technology and communications systems;
       (5) facilities, property, equipment, and other material 
     resources;
       (6) security for personnel, information technology and 
     communications systems, facilities, property, equipment, and 
     other material resources; and
       (7) identification and tracking of performance measures 
     relating to the responsibilities of the Department.

     SEC. 105. ASSISTANT SECRETARIES.

       (a) In General.--There shall be in the Department not more 
     than 5 Assistant Secretaries (not including the 2 Assistant 
     Secretaries appointed under division B), each of whom shall 
     be appointed by the President, by and with the advice and 
     consent of the Senate.
       (b) Responsibilities.--
       (1) In general.--Whenever the President submits the name of 
     an individual to the Senate for confirmation as an Assistant 
     Secretary under this section, the President shall describe 
     the general responsibilities that such appointee will 
     exercise upon taking office.
       (2) Assignment.--Subject to paragraph (1), the Secretary 
     shall assign to each Assistant Secretary such functions as 
     the Secretary considers appropriate.

     SEC. 106. INSPECTOR GENERAL.

       (a) In General.--There shall be in the Department an 
     Inspector General. The Inspector General and the Office of 
     Inspector General shall be subject to the Inspector General 
     Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. App.).
       (b) Establishment.--Section 11 of the Inspector General Act 
     of 1978 (5 U.S.C. App.) is amended--
       (1) in paragraph (1), by inserting ``Homeland Security,'' 
     after ``Health and Human Services,''; and
       (2) in paragraph (2), by inserting ``Homeland Security,'' 
     after ``Health and Human Services,''.
       (c) Review of the Department of Homeland Security.--The 
     Inspector General shall designate 1 official who shall--
       (1) review information and receive complaints alleging 
     abuses of civil rights and civil liberties by employees and 
     officials of the Department;
       (2) publicize, through the Internet, radio, television, and 
     newspaper advertisements--
       (A) information on the responsibilities and functions of 
     the official; and
       (B) instructions on how to contact the official; and
       (3) on a semi-annual basis, submit to Congress, for 
     referral to the appropriate committee or committees, a 
     report--
       (A) describing the implementation of this subsection;
       (B) detailing any civil rights abuses under paragraph (1); 
     and
       (C) accounting for the expenditure of funds to carry out 
     this subsection.
       (d) Additional Provisions With Respect to the Inspector 
     General of the Department of Homeland Security.--The 
     Inspector General Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. App.) is amended--
       (1) by redesignating section 8I as section 8J; and
       (2) by inserting after section 8H the following:


   special provisions concerning the department of homeland security

       ``Sec. 8I. (a)(1) Notwithstanding the last 2 sentences of 
     section 3(a), the Inspector General of the Department of 
     Homeland Security (in this section referred to as the 
     ``Inspector General'') shall be under the authority, 
     direction, and control of the Secretary of Homeland Security 
     (in this section referred to as the ``Secretary'') with 
     respect to audits or investigations, or the issuance of 
     subpoenas, which require access to sensitive information 
     concerning--
       ``(A) intelligence or counterintelligence matters;
       ``(B) ongoing criminal investigations or proceedings;
       ``(C) undercover operations;
       ``(D) the identity of confidential sources, including 
     protected witnesses;
       ``(E) other matters the disclosure of which would 
     constitute a serious threat to the protection of any person 
     or property authorized protection by--
       ``(i) section 3056 of title 18, United States Code;
       ``(ii) section 202 of title 3, United States Code; or
       ``(iii) any provision of the Presidential Protection 
     Assistance Act of 1976 (18 U.S.C. 3056 note); or
       ``(F) other matters the disclosure of which would 
     constitute a serious threat to national security.
       ``(2) With respect to the information described under 
     paragraph (1), the Secretary may prohibit the Inspector 
     General from carrying out or completing any audit or 
     investigation, or from issuing any subpoena, after such 
     Inspector General has decided to initiate, carry out, or 
     complete such audit or investigation or to issue such 
     subpoena, if the Secretary determines that such prohibition 
     is necessary to--
       ``(A) prevent the disclosure of any information described 
     under paragraph (1);
       ``(B) preserve the national security; or
       ``(C) prevent significant impairment to the national 
     interests of the United States.
       ``(3) If the Secretary exercises any power under paragraph 
     (1) or (2), the Secretary shall notify the Inspector General 
     in writing (appropriately classified, if necessary) within 7 
     calendar days stating the reasons for such exercise. Within 
     30 days after receipt of any such notice, the Inspector 
     General shall transmit a copy of such notice, together with 
     such comments concerning the exercise of such power as the 
     Inspector General considers appropriate, to--
       ``(A) the President of the Senate;
       ``(B) the Speaker of the House of Representatives;
       ``(C) the Committee on Governmental Affairs of the Senate;
       ``(D) the Committee on Government Reform of the House of 
     Representatives; and
       ``(E) other appropriate committees or subcommittees of 
     Congress.
       ``(b)(1) In carrying out the duties and responsibilities 
     under this Act, the Inspector General shall have oversight 
     responsibility for the internal investigations and audits 
     performed by any other office performing internal 
     investigatory or audit functions in any subdivision of the 
     Department of Homeland Security.
       ``(2) The head of each other office described under 
     paragraph (1) shall promptly report to the Inspector General 
     the significant activities being carried out by such office.
       ``(3) Notwithstanding paragraphs (1) and (2), the Inspector 
     General may initiate, conduct, and supervise such audits and 
     investigations in the Department (including in any 
     subdivision referred to in paragraph (1)) as the Inspector 
     General considers appropriate.
       ``(4) If the Inspector General initiates an audit or 
     investigation under paragraph (3) concerning a subdivision 
     referred to in paragraph (1), the Inspector General may 
     provide the head of the other office performing internal 
     investigatory or audit functions in the subdivision with 
     written notice that the Inspector General has initiated such 
     an audit or investigation. If the Inspector General issues 
     such a notice, no other audit or investigation shall be 
     initiated into the matter under audit or investigation by the 
     Inspector General, and any other audit or investigation of 
     such matter shall cease.
       ``(c) Any report required to be transmitted by the 
     Secretary to the appropriate committees or subcommittees of 
     Congress under section 5(d) shall also be transmitted, within 
     the 7-day period specified under that subsection, to--
       ``(1) the President of the Senate;
       ``(2) the Speaker of the House of Representatives;
       ``(3) the Committee on Governmental Affairs of the Senate; 
     and
       ``(4) the Committee on Government Reform of the House of 
     Representatives.''.
       (e) Technical and Conforming Amendments.--The Inspector 
     General Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. appendix) is amended--
       (1) in section 4(b), by striking ``8F'' each place it 
     appears and inserting ``8G''; and
       (2) in section 8J (as redesignated by subsection (c)(1)), 
     by striking ``or 8H'' and inserting ``, 8H, or 8I''.''

     SEC. 107. CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER.

       (a) In General.--There shall be in the Department a Chief 
     Financial Officer, who shall be appointed or designated in 
     the manner prescribed under section 901(a)(1) of title 31, 
     United States Code.
       (b) Establishment.--Section 901(b)(1) of title 31, United 
     States Code, is amended--
       (1) by redesignating subparagraphs (G) through (P) as 
     subparagraphs (H) through (Q), respectively; and
       (2) by inserting after subparagraph (F) the following:
       ``(G) The Department of Homeland Security.''.

     SEC. 108. CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER.

       (a) In General.--There shall be in the Department a Chief 
     Information Officer, who shall be designated in the manner 
     prescribed under section 3506(a)(2)(A) of title 44, United 
     States Code.
       (b) Responsibilities.--The Chief Information Officer shall 
     assist the Secretary with Department-wide information 
     resources management and perform those duties prescribed by 
     law for chief information officers of agencies.

     SEC. 109. GENERAL COUNSEL.

       (a) In General.--There shall be in the Department a General 
     Counsel, who shall be appointed by the President, by and with 
     the advice and consent of the Senate.
       (b) Responsibilities.--The General Counsel shall--
       (1) serve as the chief legal officer of the Department;
       (2) provide legal assistance to the Secretary concerning 
     the programs and policies of the Department; and
       (3) advise and assist the Secretary in carrying out the 
     responsibilities under section 102(b).

     SEC. 110. CIVIL RIGHTS OFFICER.

       (a) In General.--There shall be in the Department a Civil 
     Rights Officer, who shall be appointed by the President, by 
     and with the advice and consent of the Senate.
       (b) Responsibilities.--The Civil Rights Officer shall be 
     responsible for--
       (1) ensuring compliance with all civil rights and related 
     laws and regulations applicable to Department employees and 
     participants in Department programs;
       (2) coordinating administration of all civil rights and 
     related laws and regulations within the Department for 
     Department employees and participants in Department programs;
       (3) assisting the Secretary, directorates, and offices with 
     the development and implementation of policies and procedures 
     that

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     ensure that civil rights considerations are appropriately 
     incorporated and implemented in Department programs and 
     activities;
       (4) overseeing compliance with statutory and constitutional 
     requirements related to the civil rights of individuals 
     affected by the programs and activities of the Department; 
     and
       (5) notifying the Inspector General of any matter that, in 
     the opinion of the Civil Rights Officer, warrants further 
     investigation.

     SEC. 111. PRIVACY OFFICER.

       (a) In General.--There shall be in the Department a Privacy 
     Officer, who shall be appointed by the Secretary.
       (b) Responsibilities.--The Privacy Officer shall--
       (1) oversee compliance with section 552a of title 5, United 
     States Code (commonly referred to as the Privacy Act of 1974) 
     and all other applicable laws relating to the privacy of 
     personal information;
       (2) assist the Secretary, directorates, and offices with 
     the development and implementation of policies and procedures 
     that ensure that--
       (A) privacy considerations and safeguards are appropriately 
     incorporated and implemented in Department programs and 
     activities; and
       (B) any information received by the Department is used or 
     disclosed in a manner that minimizes the risk of harm to 
     individuals from the inappropriate disclosure or use of such 
     materials;
       (3) assist Department personnel with the preparation of 
     privacy impact assessments when required by law or considered 
     appropriate by the Secretary; and
       (4) notify the Inspector General of any matter that, in the 
     opinion of the Privacy Officer, warrants further 
     investigation.

     SEC. 112. CHIEF HUMAN CAPITAL OFFICER.

       (a) In General.--The Secretary shall appoint or designate a 
     Chief Human Capital Officer, who shall--
       (1) advise and assist the Secretary and other officers of 
     the Department in ensuring that the workforce of the 
     Department has the necessary skills and training, and that 
     the recruitment and retention policies of the Department 
     allow the Department to attract and retain a highly qualified 
     workforce, in accordance with all applicable laws and 
     requirements, to enable the Department to achieve its 
     missions;
       (2) oversee the implementation of the laws, rules and 
     regulations of the President and the Office of Personnel 
     Management governing the civil service within the Department; 
     and
       (3) advise and assist the Secretary in planning and 
     reporting under the Government Performance and Results Act of 
     1993 (including the amendments made by that Act), with 
     respect to the human capital resources and needs of the 
     Department for achieving the plans and goals of the 
     Department.
       (b) Responsibilities.--The responsibilities of the Chief 
     Human Capital Officer shall include--
       (1) setting the workforce development strategy of the 
     Department;
       (2) assessing workforce characteristics and future needs 
     based on the mission and strategic plan of the Department;
       (3) aligning the human resources policies and programs of 
     the Department with organization mission, strategic goals, 
     and performance outcomes;
       (4) developing and advocating a culture of continuous 
     learning to attract and retain employees with superior 
     abilities;
       (5) identifying best practices and benchmarking studies;
       (6) applying methods for measuring intellectual capital and 
     identifying links of that capital to organizational 
     performance and growth; and
       (7) providing employee training and professional 
     development.

     SEC. 113. OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS.

       (a) Establishment.--There is established within the Office 
     of the Secretary, an Office of International Affairs. The 
     Office shall be headed by a Director who shall be appointed 
     by the Secretary.
       (b) Responsibilities of the Director.--The Director shall 
     have the following responsibilities:
       (1) To promote information and education exchange with 
     foreign nations in order to promote sharing of best practices 
     and technologies relating to homeland security. Such 
     information exchange shall include--
       (A) joint research and development on countermeasures;
       (B) joint training exercises of first responders; and
       (C) exchange of expertise on terrorism prevention, 
     response, and crisis management.
       (2) To identify areas for homeland security information and 
     training exchange.
       (3) To plan and undertake international conferences, 
     exchange programs, and training activities.
       (4) To manage activities under this section and other 
     international activities within the Department in 
     consultation with the Department of State and other relevant 
     Federal officials.
       (5) To initially concentrate on fostering cooperation with 
     countries that are already highly focused on homeland 
     security issues and that have demonstrated the capability for 
     fruitful cooperation with the United States in the area of 
     counterterrorism.

     SEC. 114. EXECUTIVE SCHEDULE POSITIONS.

       (a) Executive Schedule Level I Position.--Section 5312 of 
     title 5, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end 
     the following:
       ``Secretary of Homeland Security.''.
       (b) Executive Schedule Level II Position.--Section 5313 of 
     title 5, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end 
     the following:
       ``Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security.''.
       (c) Executive Schedule Level III Position.--Section 5314 of 
     title 5, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end 
     the following:
       ``Under Secretary for Management, Department of Homeland 
     Security.''.
       (d) Executive Schedule Level IV Positions.--Section 5315 of 
     title 5, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end 
     the following:
       ``Assistant Secretaries of Homeland Security (5).
       ``Inspector General, Department of Homeland Security.
       ``Chief Financial Officer, Department of Homeland Security.
       ``Chief Information Officer, Department of Homeland 
     Security.
       ``General Counsel, Department of Homeland Security.''.

         Subtitle B--Establishment of Directorates and Offices

     SEC. 131. DIRECTORATE OF BORDER AND TRANSPORTATION 
                   PROTECTION.

       (a) Establishment.--
       (1) Directorate.--There is established within the 
     Department the Directorate of Border and Transportation 
     Protection.
       (2) Under secretary.--There shall be an Under Secretary for 
     Border and Transportation, who shall be appointed by the 
     President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate.
       (b) Responsibilities.--The Directorate of Border and 
     Transportation Protection shall be responsible for the 
     following:
       (1) Securing the borders, territorial waters, ports, 
     terminals, waterways and air, land (including rail), and sea 
     transportation systems of the United States, including 
     coordinating governmental activities at ports of entry.
       (2) Receiving and providing relevant intelligence on 
     threats of terrorism and other homeland threats.
       (3) Administering, carrying out, and promoting other 
     established missions of the entities transferred to the 
     Directorate.
       (4) Using intelligence from the Directorate of Intelligence 
     and other Federal intelligence organizations under section 
     132(a)(1)(B) to establish inspection priorities to identify 
     products and other goods imported from suspect locations 
     recognized by the intelligence community as having terrorist 
     activities, unusual human health or agriculture disease 
     outbreaks, or harboring terrorists.
       (5) Providing agency-specific training for agents and 
     analysts within the Department, other agencies, and State and 
     local agencies and international entities that have 
     established partnerships with the Federal Law Enforcement 
     Training Center.
       (6) Assisting and supporting the Secretary, in coordination 
     with other Directorates and entities outside the Department, 
     in conducting appropriate risk analysis and risk management 
     activities consistent with the mission and functions of the 
     Directorate.
       (7) Consistent with section 175, conducting agricultural 
     import and entry inspection functions transferred under 
     section 175.
       (8) Performing such other duties as assigned by the 
     Secretary.
       (c) Transfer of Authorities, Functions, Personnel, and 
     Assets to the Department.--Except as provided under 
     subsection (d), the authorities, functions, personnel, and 
     assets of the following entities are transferred to the 
     Department:
       (1) The United States Customs Service, which shall be 
     maintained as a distinct entity within the Department.
       (2) The United States Coast Guard, which shall be 
     maintained as a distinct entity within the Department.
       (3) The Transportation Security Administration of the 
     Department of Transportation.
       (4) The Federal Law Enforcement Training Center of the 
     Department of the Treasury.
       (d) Exercise of Customs Revenue Authority.--
       (1) In general.--
       (A) Authorities not transferred.--Notwithstanding 
     subsection (c), authority that was vested in the Secretary of 
     the Treasury by law to issue regulations related to customs 
     revenue functions before the effective date of this section 
     under the provisions of law set forth under paragraph (2) 
     shall not be transferred to the Secretary by reason of this 
     Act. The Secretary of the Treasury, with the concurrence of 
     the Secretary, shall exercise this authority. The 
     Commissioner of Customs is authorized to engage in activities 
     to develop and support the issuance of the regulations 
     described in this paragraph. The Secretary shall be 
     responsible for the implementation and enforcement of 
     regulations issued under this section.
       (B) Report.--Not later than 60 days after the date of 
     enactment of this Act, the Secretary of the Treasury shall 
     submit a report to the Committee on Finance of the Senate and 
     the Committee on Ways and Means of the House of 
     Representatives of proposed conforming amendments to the 
     statutes set forth under paragraph (2) in order to determine 
     the appropriate allocation of legal authorities described 
     under this subsection. The Secretary of the Treasury shall 
     also identify those authorities vested in the Secretary of 
     the Treasury that are exercised by

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     the Commissioner of Customs on or before the effective date 
     of this section.
       (C) Liability.--Neither the Secretary of the Treasury nor 
     the Department of the Treasury shall be liable for or named 
     in any legal action concerning the implementation and 
     enforcement of regulations issued under this paragraph on or 
     after the date on which the United States Customs Service is 
     transferred under this division.
       (2) Applicable laws.--The provisions of law referred to 
     under paragraph (1) are those sections of the following 
     statutes that relate to customs revenue functions:
       (A) The Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1304 et seq.).
       (B) Section 249 of the Revised Statutes of the United 
     States (19 U.S.C. 3).
       (C) Section 2 of the Act of March 4, 1923 (19 U.S.C. 6).
       (D) Section 13031 of the Consolidated Omnibus Budget 
     Reconciliation Act of 1985 (19 U.S.C. 58c).
       (E) Section 251 of the Revised Statutes of the United 
     States (19 U.S.C. 66).
       (F) Section 1 of the Act of June 26, 1930 (19 U.S.C. 68).
       (G) The Foreign Trade Zones Act (19 U.S.C. 81a et seq.).
       (H) Section 1 of the Act of March 2, 1911 (19 U.S.C. 198).
       (I) The Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2101 et seq.).
       (J) The Trade Agreements Act of 1979 (19 U.S.C. 2502 et 
     seq.).
       (K) The North American Free Trade Agreement Implementation 
     Act (19 U.S.C. 3301 et seq.).
       (L) The Uruguay Round Agreements Act (19 U.S.C. 3501 et 
     seq.).
       (M) The Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act (19 U.S.C. 
     2701 et seq.).
       (N) The Andean Trade Preference Act (19 U.S.C. 3201 et 
     seq.).
       (O) The African Growth and Opportunity Act (19 U.S.C. 3701 
     et seq.).
       (P) Any other provision of law vesting customs revenue 
     functions in the Secretary of the Treasury.
       (3) Definition of customs revenue functions.--In this 
     subsection, the term ``customs revenue functions'' means--
       (A) assessing, collecting, and refunding duties (including 
     any special duties), excise taxes, fees, and any liquidated 
     damages or penalties due on imported merchandise, 
     including classifying and valuing merchandise and the 
     procedures for ``entry'' as that term is defined in the 
     United States Customs laws;
       (B) administering section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 and 
     provisions relating to import quotas and the marking of 
     imported merchandise, and providing Customs Recordations for 
     copyrights, patents, and trademarks;
       (C) collecting accurate import data for compilation of 
     international trade statistics; and
       (D) administering reciprocal trade agreements and trade 
     preference legislation.
       (e) Preserving Coast Guard Mission Performance.--
       (1) Definitions.--In this subsection:
       (A) Non-homeland security missions.--The term ``non-
     homeland security missions'' means the following missions of 
     the Coast Guard:
       (i) Marine safety.
       (ii) Search and rescue.
       (iii) Aids to navigation.
       (iv) Living marine resources (fisheries law enforcement).
       (v) Marine environmental protection.
       (vi) Ice operations.
       (B) Homeland security missions.--The term ``homeland 
     security missions'' means the following missions of the Coast 
     Guard:
       (i) Ports, waterways and coastal security.
       (ii) Drug interdiction.
       (iii) Migrant interdiction.
       (iv) Defense readiness.
       (v) Other law enforcement.
       (2) Maintenance of status of functions and assets.--
     Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, the 
     authorities, functions, assets, organizational structure, 
     units, personnel, and non-homeland security missions of the 
     Coast Guard shall be maintained intact and without reduction 
     after the transfer of the Coast Guard to the Department, 
     except as specified in subsequent Acts.
       (3) Certain transfers prohibited.--None of the missions, 
     functions, personnel, and assets (including for purposes of 
     this subsection ships, aircraft, helicopters, and vehicles) 
     of the Coast Guard may be transferred to the operational 
     control of, or diverted to the principal and continuing use 
     of, any other organization, unit, or entity of the 
     Department.
       (4) Changes to non-homeland security missions.--
       (A) Prohibition.--The Secretary may not make any 
     substantial or significant change to any of the non-homeland 
     security missions of the Coast Guard, or to the capabilities 
     of the Coast Guard to carry out each of the non-homeland 
     security missions, without the prior approval of Congress as 
     expressed in a subsequent Act.
       (B) Waiver.--The President may waive the restrictions under 
     subparagraph (A) for a period of not to exceed 90 days upon a 
     declaration and certification by the President to Congress 
     that a clear, compelling, and immediate state of national 
     emergency exists that justifies such a waiver. A 
     certification under this paragraph shall include a detailed 
     justification for the declaration and certification, 
     including the reasons and specific information that 
     demonstrate that the Nation and the Coast Guard cannot 
     respond effectively to the national emergency if the 
     restrictions under subparagraph (A) are not waived.
       (5) Annual review.--
       (A) In general.--The Inspector General of the Department 
     shall conduct an annual review that shall assess thoroughly 
     the performance by the Coast Guard of all missions of the 
     Coast Guard (including non-homeland security missions and 
     homeland security missions) with a particular emphasis on 
     examining the non-homeland security missions.
       (B) Report.--The report under this paragraph shall be 
     submitted not later than March 1 of each year to--
       (i) the Committee on Governmental Affairs of the Senate;
       (ii) the Committee on Government Reform of the House of 
     Representatives;
       (iii) the Committees on Appropriations of the Senate and 
     the House of Representatives;
       (iv) the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation 
     of the Senate; and
       (v) the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of 
     the House of Representatives.
       (6) Direct reporting to secretary.--Upon the transfer of 
     the Coast Guard to the Department, the Commandant shall 
     report directly to the Secretary without being required to 
     report through any other official of the Department.
       (7) Operation as a service in the navy.--None of the 
     conditions and restrictions in this subsection shall apply 
     when the Coast Guard operates as a service in the Navy under 
     section 3 of title 14, United States Code.
       (f) Continuation of Certain Functions of the Customs 
     Service.--
       (1) In general.--
       (A) Preservation of customs funds.--Notwithstanding any 
     other provision of this Act, no funds available to the United 
     States Customs Service or collected under paragraphs (1) 
     through (8) of section 13031(a) of the Consolidated Omnibus 
     Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (19 U.S.C. 58c(a)(1) 
     through (8)) may be transferred for use by any other agency 
     or office in the Department.
       (B) Customs automation.--Section 13031(f) of the 
     Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (19 
     U.S.C. 58c(f)) is amended--
       (i) in paragraph (1), by striking subparagraph (B) and 
     inserting the following:
       ``(B) amounts deposited into the Customs Commercial and 
     Homeland Security Automation Account under paragraph (5).'';
       (ii) in paragraph (4), by striking ``(other than the excess 
     fees determined by the Secretary under paragraph (5))''; and
       (iii) by striking paragraph (5) and inserting the 
     following:
       ``(5)(A) There is created within the general fund of the 
     Treasury a separate account that shall be known as the 
     `Customs Commercial and Homeland Security Automation 
     Account'. In each of fiscal years 2003, 2004, and 2005 there 
     shall be deposited into the Account from fees collected under 
     subsection (a)(9)(A), $350,000,000.
       ``(B) There is authorized to be appropriated from the 
     Customs Commercial and Homeland Security Automation Account 
     for each of fiscal years 2003 through 2005 such amounts as 
     are available in that Account for the development, 
     establishment, and implementation of the Automated Commercial 
     Environment computer system for the processing of merchandise 
     that is entered or released and for other purposes related to 
     the functions of the Department of Homeland Security. Amounts 
     appropriated pursuant to this subparagraph are authorized to 
     remain available until expended.
       ``(C) In adjusting the fee imposed by subsection (a)(9)(A) 
     for fiscal year 2006, the Secretary of the Treasury shall 
     reduce the amount estimated to be collected in fiscal year 
     2006 by the amount by which total fees deposited to the 
     Customs Commercial and Homeland Security Automation Account 
     during fiscal years 2003, 2004, and 2005 exceed total 
     appropriations from that Account.''.
       (2) Advisory committee on commercial operations of the 
     united states customs service.--Section 9503(c) of the 
     Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987 (Public Law 100-
     203; 19 U.S.C. 2071 note) is amended--
       (A) in paragraph (1), by inserting ``in consultation with 
     the Secretary of Homeland Security'' after ``Secretary of the 
     Treasury'';
       (B) in paragraph (2)(A), by inserting ``in consultation 
     with the Secretary of Homeland Security'' after ``Secretary 
     of the Treasury'';
       (C) in paragraph (3)(A), by inserting ``and the Secretary 
     of Homeland Security'' after ``Secretary of the Treasury''; 
     and
       (D) in paragraph (4)--
       (i) by inserting ``and the Under Secretary of Homeland 
     Security for Border and Transportation'' after ``for 
     Enforcement''; and
       (ii) by inserting ``jointly'' after ``shall preside''.
       (3) Conforming amendment.--Section 311(b) of the Customs 
     Border Security Act of 2002 (Public Law 107-210) is amended 
     by striking paragraph (2).

     SEC. 132. DIRECTORATE OF INTELLIGENCE.

       (a) Establishment.--
       (1) Directorate.--
       (A) In general.--There is established a Directorate of 
     Intelligence which shall serve as a national-level focal 
     point for information available to the United States 
     Government relating to the plans, intentions, and 
     capabilities of terrorists and terrorist organizations for 
     the purpose of supporting the mission of the Department.

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       (B) Support to directorate.--The Directorate of 
     Intelligence shall communicate, coordinate, and cooperate 
     with--
       (i) the Federal Bureau of Investigation;
       (ii) the intelligence community, as defined under section 3 
     of the National Security Act of 1947 (50 U.S.C. 401a), 
     including the Office of the Director of Central Intelligence, 
     the National Intelligence Council, the Central Intelligence 
     Agency, the National Security Agency, the Defense 
     Intelligence Agency, the National Imagery and Mapping Agency, 
     the National Reconnaissance Office, and the Bureau of 
     Intelligence and Research of the Department of State; and
       (iii) other agencies or entities, including those within 
     the Department, as determined by the Secretary.
       (C) Information on international terrorism.--
       (i) Definitions.--In this subparagraph, the terms ``foreign 
     intelligence'' and ``counterintelligence'' shall have the 
     meaning given those terms in section 3 of the National 
     Security Act of 1947 (50 U.S.C. 401a).
       (ii) Provision of information to counterterrorist center.--
     In order to ensure that the Secretary is provided with 
     appropriate analytical products, assessments, and warnings 
     relating to threats of terrorism against the United States 
     and other threats to homeland security, the Director of 
     Central Intelligence (as head of the intelligence community 
     with respect to foreign intelligence and 
     counterintelligence), the Attorney General, and the heads of 
     other agencies of the Federal Government shall ensure that 
     all intelligence and other information relating to 
     international terrorism is provided to the Director of 
     Central Intelligence's Counterterrorist Center.
       (iii) Analysis of information.--The Director of Central 
     Intelligence shall ensure the analysis by the 
     Counterterrorist Center of all intelligence and other 
     information provided the Counterterrorist Center under clause 
     (ii).
       (iv) Analysis of foreign intelligence.--The 
     Counterterrorist Center shall have primary responsibility for 
     the analysis of foreign intelligence relating to 
     international terrorism.
       (2) Under secretary.--There shall be an Under Secretary for 
     Intelligence who shall be appointed by the President, by and 
     with the advice and consent of the Senate.
       (b) Responsibilities.--The Directorate of Intelligence 
     shall be responsible for the following:
       (1)(A) Receiving and analyzing law enforcement and other 
     information from agencies of the United States Government, 
     State and local government agencies (including law 
     enforcement agencies), and private sector entities, and 
     fusing such information and analysis with analytical 
     products, assessments, and warnings concerning foreign 
     intelligence from the Director of Central Intelligence's 
     Counterterrorist Center in order to--
       (i) identify and assess the nature and scope of threats to 
     the homeland; and
       (ii) detect and identify threats of terrorism against the 
     United States and other threats to homeland security.
       (B) Nothing in this paragraph shall be construed to 
     prohibit the Directorate from conducting supplemental 
     analysis of foreign intelligence relating to threats of 
     terrorism against the United States and other threats to 
     homeland security.
       (2) Ensuring timely and efficient access by the Directorate 
     to--
       (A) information from agencies described under subsection 
     (a)(1)(B), State and local governments, local law enforcement 
     and intelligence agencies, private sector entities; and
       (B) open source information.
       (3) Representing the Department in procedures to establish 
     requirements and priorities in the collection of national 
     intelligence for purposes of the provision to the executive 
     branch under section 103 of the National Security Act of 1947 
     (50 U.S.C. 403-3) of national intelligence relating to 
     foreign terrorist threats to the homeland.
       (4) Consulting with the Attorney General or the designees 
     of the Attorney General, and other officials of the United 
     States Government to establish overall collection priorities 
     and strategies for information, including law enforcement 
     information, relating to domestic threats, such as 
     terrorism, to the homeland.
       (5) Disseminating information to the Directorate of 
     Critical Infrastructure Protection, the agencies described 
     under subsection (a)(1)(B), State and local governments, 
     local law enforcement and intelligence agencies, and private 
     sector entities to assist in the deterrence, prevention, 
     preemption, and response to threats of terrorism against the 
     United States and other threats to homeland security.
       (6) Establishing and utilizing, in conjunction with the 
     Chief Information Officer of the Department and the 
     appropriate officers of the agencies described under 
     subsection (a)(1)(B), a secure communications and information 
     technology infrastructure, and advanced analytical tools, to 
     carry out the mission of the Directorate.
       (7) Developing, in conjunction with the Chief Information 
     Officer of the Department and appropriate officers of the 
     agencies described under subsection (a)(1)(B), appropriate 
     software, hardware, and other information technology, and 
     security and formatting protocols, to ensure that Federal 
     Government databases and information technology systems 
     containing information relevant to terrorist threats, and 
     other threats against the United States, are--
       (A) compatible with the secure communications and 
     information technology infrastructure referred to under 
     paragraph (6); and
       (B) comply with Federal laws concerning privacy and the 
     prevention of unauthorized disclosure.
       (8) Ensuring, in conjunction with the Director of Central 
     Intelligence and the Attorney General, that all material 
     received by the Department is protected against unauthorized 
     disclosure and is utilized by the Department only in the 
     course and for the purpose of fulfillment of official duties, 
     and is transmitted, retained, handled, and disseminated 
     consistent with--
       (A) the authority of the Director of Central Intelligence 
     to protect intelligence sources and methods from unauthorized 
     disclosure under the National Security Act of 1947 (50 U.S.C. 
     401 et seq.) and related procedures; or
       (B) as appropriate, similar authorities of the Attorney 
     General concerning sensitive law enforcement information, and 
     the privacy interests of United States persons as defined 
     under section 101 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance 
     Act of 1978 (50 U.S.C. 1801).
       (9) Providing, through the Secretary, to the appropriate 
     law enforcement or intelligence agency, information and 
     analysis relating to threats.
       (10) Coordinating, or where appropriate providing, training 
     and other support as necessary to providers of information to 
     the Department, or consumers of information from the 
     Department, to allow such providers or consumers to identify 
     and share intelligence information revealed in their ordinary 
     duties or utilize information received from the Department, 
     including training and support under section 908 of the USA 
     PATRIOT Act of 2001 (Public Law 107-56).
       (11) Reviewing, analyzing, and making recommendations 
     through the Secretary for improvements in the policies and 
     procedures governing the sharing of law enforcement, 
     intelligence, and other information relating to threats of 
     terrorism against the United States and other threats to 
     homeland security within the United States Government and 
     between the United States Government and State and local 
     governments, local law enforcement and intelligence agencies, 
     and private sector entities.
       (12) Assisting and supporting the Secretary, in 
     coordination with other Directorates and entities outside the 
     Department, in conducting appropriate risk analysis and risk 
     management activities consistent with the mission and 
     functions of the Directorate.
       (13) Performing other related and appropriate duties as 
     assigned by the Secretary.
       (c) Access to Information.--
       (1) In general.--Unless otherwise directed by the 
     President, the Secretary shall have access to, and United 
     States Government agencies shall provide, all reports, 
     assessments, analytical information, and information, 
     including unevaluated intelligence, relating to the plans, 
     intentions, capabilities, and activities of terrorists and 
     terrorist organizations, and to other areas of responsibility 
     as described in this division, that may be collected, 
     possessed, or prepared, by any other United States Government 
     agency.
       (2) Additional information.--As the President may further 
     provide, the Secretary shall receive additional information 
     requested by the Secretary from the agencies described under 
     subsection (a)(1)(B).
       (3) Obtaining information.--All information shall be 
     provided to the Secretary consistent with the requirements of 
     subsection (b)(8), unless otherwise determined by the 
     President.
       (4) Cooperative arrangements.--The Secretary may enter into 
     cooperative arrangements with agencies described under 
     subsection (a)(1)(B) to share material on a regular or 
     routine basis, including arrangements involving broad 
     categories of material, and regardless of whether the 
     Secretary has entered into any such cooperative arrangement, 
     all agencies described under subsection (a)(1)(B) shall 
     promptly provide information under this subsection.
       (d) Authorization To Share Law Enforcement Information.--
     The Secretary shall be deemed to be a Federal law 
     enforcement, intelligence, protective, national defense, or 
     national security official for purposes of information 
     sharing provisions of--
       (1) section 203(d) of the USA PATRIOT Act of 2001 (Public 
     Law 107-56);
       (2) section 2517(6) of title 18, United States Code; and
       (3) rule 6(e)(3)(C) of the Federal Rules of Criminal 
     Procedure.
       (e) Additional Risk Analysis and Risk Management 
     Responsibilities.--The Under Secretary for Intelligence 
     shall, in coordination with the Office of Risk Analysis and 
     Assessment in the Directorate of Science and Technology, be 
     responsible for--
       (1) developing analysis concerning the means and methods 
     terrorists might employ to exploit vulnerabilities in the 
     homeland security infrastructure;
       (2) supporting experiments, tests, and inspections to 
     identify weaknesses in homeland defenses;
       (3) developing countersurveillance techniques to prevent 
     attacks;
       (4) conducting risk assessments to determine the risk posed 
     by specific kinds of terrorist attacks, the probability of 
     successful attacks, and the feasibility of specific 
     countermeasures.
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       (1) In general.--The Directorate of Intelligence shall be 
     staffed, in part, by analysts as requested by the Secretary 
     and assigned by the agencies described under subsection 
     (a)(1)(B). The analysts shall be assigned by reimbursable 
     detail for periods as determined necessary by the Secretary 
     in conjunction with the head of the assigning agency. No such 
     detail may be undertaken without the consent of the assigning 
     agency.
       (2) Employees assigned within department.--The Secretary 
     may assign employees of the Department by reimbursable detail 
     to the Directorate.
       (3) Service as factor for selection.--The President, or the 
     designee of the President, shall prescribe regulations to 
     provide that service described under paragraph (1) or (2), or 
     service by employees within the Directorate, shall be 
     considered a positive factor for selection to positions of 
     greater authority within all agencies described under 
     subsection (a)(1)(B).
       (4) Personnel security standards.--The employment of 
     personnel in the Directorate shall be in accordance with such 
     personnel security standards for access to classified 
     information and intelligence as the Secretary, in conjunction 
     with the Director of Central Intelligence, shall establish 
     for this subsection.
       (5) Performance evaluation.--The Secretary shall evaluate 
     the performance of all personnel detailed to the Directorate, 
     or delegate such responsibility to the Under Secretary for 
     Intelligence.
       (g) Intelligence Community.--Those portions of the 
     Directorate of Intelligence under subsection (b)(1), and the 
     intelligence-related components of agencies transferred by 
     this division to the Department, including the United States 
     Coast Guard, shall be--
       (1) considered to be part of the United States intelligence 
     community within the meaning of section 3 of the National 
     Security Act of 1947 (50 U.S.C. 401a); and
       (2) for budgetary purposes, within the National Foreign 
     Intelligence Program.

     SEC. 133. DIRECTORATE OF CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE PROTECTION.

       (a) Establishment.--
       (1) Directorate.--There is established within the 
     Department the Directorate of Critical Infrastructure 
     Protection.
       (2) Under secretary.--There shall be an Under Secretary for 
     Critical Infrastructure Protection, who shall be appointed by 
     the President, by and with the advice and consent of the 
     Senate.
       (b) Responsibilities.--The Directorate of Critical 
     Infrastructure Protection shall be responsible for the 
     following:
       (1) Receiving relevant intelligence from the Directorate of 
     Intelligence, law enforcement information, and other 
     information in order to comprehensively assess the 
     vulnerabilities of the key resources and critical 
     infrastructures in the United States.
       (2) Integrating relevant information, intelligence 
     analysis, and vulnerability assessments (whether such 
     information, analyses, or assessments are provided by the 
     Department or others) to identify priorities and support 
     protective measures by the Department, by other agencies, by 
     State and local government personnel, agencies, and 
     authorities, by the private sector, and by other entities, to 
     protect the key resources and critical infrastructures in the 
     United States.
       (3) As part of a homeland security strategy, developing a 
     comprehensive national plan for securing the key resources 
     and critical infrastructure in the United States.
       (4) Assisting and supporting the Secretary, in coordination 
     with other Directorates and entities outside the Department, 
     in conducting appropriate risk analysis and risk management 
     activities consistent with the mission and functions of the 
     Directorate. This shall include, in coordination with the 
     Office of Risk Analysis and Assessment in the Directorate of 
     Science and Technology, establishing procedures, mechanisms, 
     or units for the purpose of utilizing intelligence to 
     identify vulnerabilities and protective measures in--
       (A) public health infrastructure;
       (B) food and water storage, production and distribution;
       (C) commerce systems, including banking and finance;
       (D) energy systems, including electric power and oil and 
     gas production and storage;
       (E) transportation systems, including pipelines;
       (F) information and communication systems;
       (G) continuity of government services; and
       (H) other systems or facilities the destruction or 
     disruption of which could cause substantial harm to health, 
     safety, property, or the environment.
       (5) Enhancing the sharing of information regarding cyber 
     security and physical security of the United States, 
     developing appropriate security standards, tracking 
     vulnerabilities, proposing improved risk management 
     policies, and delineating the roles of various Government 
     agencies in preventing, defending, and recovering from 
     attacks.
       (6) Acting as the Critical Information Technology, 
     Assurance, and Security Officer of the Department and 
     assuming the responsibilities carried out by the Critical 
     Infrastructure Assurance Office and the National 
     Infrastructure Protection Center before the effective date of 
     this division.
       (7) Coordinating the activities of the Information Sharing 
     and Analysis Centers to share information, between the public 
     and private sectors, on threats, vulnerabilities, individual 
     incidents, and privacy issues regarding homeland security.
       (8) Working closely with the Department of State on cyber 
     security issues with respect to international bodies and 
     coordinating with appropriate agencies in helping to 
     establish cyber security policy, standards, and enforcement 
     mechanisms.
       (9) Establishing the necessary organizational structure 
     within the Directorate to provide leadership and focus on 
     both cyber security and physical security, and ensuring the 
     maintenance of a nucleus of cyber security and physical 
     security experts within the United States Government.
       (10) Performing such other duties as assigned by the 
     Secretary.
       In this subsection, the term ``key resources'' includes 
     National Park Service sites identified by the Secretary of 
     the Interior that are so universally recognized as symbols of 
     the United States and so heavily visited by the American and 
     international public that such sites would likely be 
     identified as targets of terrorist attacks, including the 
     Statue of Liberty, Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, 
     the Arch in St. Louis, Missouri, Mt. Rushmore, and memorials 
     and monuments in Washington, D.C.
       (c) Transfer of Authorities, Functions, Personnel, and 
     Assets to the Department.--The authorities, functions, 
     personnel, and assets of the following entities are 
     transferred to the Department:
       (1) The Critical Infrastructure Assurance Office of the 
     Department of Commerce.
       (2) The National Infrastructure Protection Center of the 
     Federal Bureau of Investigation (other than the Computer 
     Investigations and Operations Section).
       (3) The National Communications System of the Department of 
     Defense.
       (4) The Computer Security Division of the National 
     Institute of Standards and Technology of the Department of 
     Commerce.
       (5) The National Infrastructure Simulation and Analysis 
     Center of the Department of Energy.
       (6) The Federal Computer Incident Response Center of the 
     General Services Administration.
       (7) The Energy Security and Assurance Program of the 
     Department of Energy.
       (8) The Federal Protective Service of the General Services 
     Administration.

     SEC. 134. DIRECTORATE OF EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE.

       (a) Establishment.--
       (1) Directorate.--There is established within the 
     Department the Directorate of Emergency Preparedness and 
     Response.
       (2) Under secretary.--There shall be an Under Secretary for 
     Emergency Preparedness and Response, who shall be appointed 
     by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the 
     Senate.
       (b) Responsibilities.--The Directorate of Emergency 
     Preparedness and Response shall be responsible for the 
     following:
       (1) Carrying out all emergency preparedness and response 
     activities carried out by the Federal Emergency Management 
     Agency before the effective date of this division.
       (2) Assuming the responsibilities carried out by the 
     National Domestic Preparedness Office before the effective 
     date of this division.
       (3) Organizing and training local entities to respond to 
     emergencies and providing State and local authorities with 
     equipment for detection, protection, and decontamination in 
     an emergency involving weapons of mass destruction.
       (4) Overseeing Federal, State, and local emergency 
     preparedness training and exercise programs in keeping with 
     intelligence estimates and coordinating Federal assistance 
     for any emergency, including emergencies caused by natural 
     disasters, manmade accidents, human or agricultural health 
     emergencies, or terrorist attacks.
       (5) Creating a National Crisis Action Center to act as the 
     focal point for--
       (A) monitoring emergencies;
       (B) notifying affected agencies and State and local 
     governments; and
       (C) coordinating Federal support for State and local 
     governments and the private sector in crises.
       (6) Managing and updating the Federal response plan to 
     ensure the appropriate integration of operational activities 
     of the Department of Defense, the National Guard, and other 
     agencies, to respond to acts of terrorism and other 
     disasters.
       (7) Coordinating activities among private sector entities, 
     including entities within the medical community, and animal 
     health and plant disease communities, with respect to 
     recovery, consequence management, and planning for continuity 
     of services.
       (8) Developing and managing a single response system for 
     national incidents in coordination with all appropriate 
     agencies.
       (9) Coordinating with other agencies necessary to carry out 
     the functions of the Office of Emergency Preparedness.
       (10) Collaborating with, and transferring funds to, the 
     Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or other agencies 
     for administration of the Strategic National Stockpile 
     transferred under subsection (c)(5).
       (11) Collaborating with the Under Secretary for Science and 
     Technology, Secretary of Agriculture, and the Director of the 
     Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in establishing 
     and updating the list of potential threat agents or toxins 
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       (12) Developing a plan to address the interface of medical 
     informatics and the medical response to terrorism that 
     address--
       (A) standards for interoperability;
       (B) real-time data collection;
       (C) ease of use for health care providers;
       (D) epidemiological surveillance of disease outbreaks in 
     human health and agriculture;
       (E) integration of telemedicine networks and standards;
       (F) patient confidentiality; and
       (G) other topics pertinent to the mission of the 
     Department.
       (13) Activate and coordinate the operations of the National 
     Disaster Medical System as defined under section 102 of the 
     Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and 
     Response Act of 2002 (Public Law 107-188).
       (14) Assisting and supporting the Secretary, in 
     coordination with other Directorates and entities outside the 
     Department, in conducting appropriate risk analysis and risk 
     management activities consistent with the mission and 
     functions of the Directorate.
       (15) Performing such other duties as assigned by the 
     Secretary.
       (c) Transfer of Authorities, Functions, Personnel, and 
     Assets to the Department.--The authorities, functions, 
     personnel, and assets of the following entities are 
     transferred to the Department:
       (1) The Federal Emergency Management Agency, the 10 
     regional offices of which shall be maintained and 
     strengthened by the Department, which shall be maintained as 
     a distinct entity within the Department.
       (2) The National Office of Domestic Preparedness of the 
     Federal Bureau of Investigation of the Department of Justice.
       (3) The Office of Domestic Preparedness of the Department 
     of Justice.
       (4) The Office of Emergency Preparedness within the Office 
     of the Assistant Secretary for Public Health Emergency 
     Preparedness of the Department of Health and Human Services, 
     including--
       (A) the Noble Training Center;
       (B) the Metropolitan Medical Response System;
       (C) the Department of Health and Human Services component 
     of the National Disaster Medical System;
       (D) the Disaster Medical Assistance Teams, the Veterinary 
     Medical Assistance Teams, and the Disaster Mortuary 
     Operational Response Teams;
       (E) the special events response; and
       (F) the citizen preparedness programs.
       (5) The Strategic National Stockpile of the Department of 
     Health and Human Services including all functions and assets 
     under sections 121 and 127 of the Public Health Security and 
     Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002 (Public 
     Law 107-188).
       (6)(A) Except as provided in subparagraph (B)--
       (i) the functions of the Select Agent Registration Program 
     of the Department of Health and Human Services, including all 
     functions of the Secretary of Health and Human Services under 
     title II of the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism 
     Preparedness and Response Act of 2002 (Public Law 107-188); 
     and
       (ii) the functions of the Department of Agriculture under 
     the Agricultural Bioterrorism Protection Act of 2002 (7 
     U.S.C. 8401 et seq.).
       (B)(i) The Secretary shall collaborate with the Secretary 
     of Health and Human Services in determining the biological 
     agents and toxins that shall be listed as ``select agents'' 
     in Appendix A of part 72 of title 42, Code of Federal 
     Regulations, pursuant to section 351A of the Public Health 
     Service Act (42 U.S.C. 262a).
       (ii) The Secretary shall collaborate with the Secretary of 
     Agriculture in determining the biological agents and toxins 
     that shall be included on the list of biological agents and 
     toxins required under section 212(a) of the Agricultural 
     Bioterrorism Protection Act of 2002 (7 U.S.C. 8401).
       (C) In promulgating regulations pursuant to the functions 
     described in subparagraph (A), the Secretary shall act in 
     collaboration with the Secretary of Health and Human Services 
     and the Secretary of Agriculture.
       (d) Appointment as Under Secretary and Director.--
       (1) In general.--An individual may serve as both the Under 
     Secretary for Emergency Preparedness and Response and the 
     Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency if 
     appointed by the President, by and with the advice and 
     consent of the Senate, to each office.
       (2) Pay.--Nothing in paragraph (1) shall be construed to 
     authorize an individual appointed to both positions to 
     receive pay at a rate of pay in excess of the rate of pay 
     payable for the position to which the higher rate of pay 
     applies.
       (e) Report.--Not later than 1 year after the date of 
     enactment of this Act, the Under Secretary for Emergency 
     Preparedness and Response shall submit a report to Congress 
     on the status of a national medical informatics system and an 
     agricultural disease surveillance system, and the capacity of 
     such systems to meet the goals under subsection (b)(12) in 
     responding to a terrorist attack.

     SEC. 135. DIRECTORATE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY.

       (a) Purpose.--The purpose of this section is to establish a 
     Directorate of Science and Technology that will support the 
     mission of the Department and the directorates of the 
     Department by--
       (1) establishing, funding, managing, and supporting 
     research, development, demonstration, testing, and evaluation 
     activities to meet national homeland security needs and 
     objectives;
       (2) setting national research and development goals and 
     priorities pursuant to the mission of the Department, and 
     developing strategies and policies in furtherance of such 
     goals and priorities;
       (3) coordinating and collaborating with other Federal 
     departments and agencies, and State, local, academic, and 
     private sector entities, to advance the research and 
     development agenda of the Department;
       (4) advising the Secretary on all scientific and technical 
     matters relevant to homeland security; and
       (5) facilitating the transfer and deployment of 
     technologies that will serve to enhance homeland security 
     goals.
       (b) Definitions.--In this section:
       (1) Council.--The term ``Council'' means the Homeland 
     Security Science and Technology Council established under 
     this section.
       (2) Fund.--The term ``Fund'' means the Acceleration Fund 
     for Research and Development of Homeland Security 
     Technologies established under this section.
       (3) Homeland security research and development.--The term 
     ``homeland security research and development'' means research 
     and development applicable to the detection of, prevention 
     of, protection against, response to, and recovery from 
     homeland security threats, particularly acts of terrorism.
       (4) OSTP.--The term ``OSTP'' means the Office of Science 
     and Technology Policy.
       (5) SARPA.--The term ``SARPA'' means the Security Advanced 
     Research Projects Agency established under this section.
       (6) Technology roadmap.--The term ``technology roadmap'' 
     means a plan or framework in which goals, priorities, and 
     milestones for desired future technological capabilities and 
     functions are established, and research and development 
     alternatives or means for achieving those goals, priorities, 
     and milestones are identified and analyzed in order to guide 
     decisions on resource allocation and investments.
       (7) Under secretary.--The term ``Under Secretary'' means 
     the Under Secretary for Science and Technology.
       (c) Directorate of Science and Technology.--
       (1) Establishment.--There is established a Directorate of 
     Science and Technology within the Department.
       (2) Under secretary.--There shall be an Under Secretary for 
     Science and Technology, who shall be appointed by the 
     President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate. 
     The principal responsibility of the Under Secretary shall be 
     to effectively and efficiently carry out the purposes of the 
     Directorate of Science and Technology under subsection (a). 
     In addition, the Under Secretary shall undertake the 
     following activities in furtherance of such purposes:
       (A) Coordinating with the OSTP and other appropriate 
     entities in developing and executing the research and 
     development agenda of the Department.
       (B) Developing a technology roadmap that shall be updated 
     biannually for achieving technological goals relevant to 
     homeland security needs.
       (C) Instituting mechanisms to promote, facilitate, and 
     expedite the transfer and deployment of technologies relevant 
     to homeland security needs, including dual-use capabilities.
       (D) Assisting the Secretary and the Director of OSTP to 
     ensure that science and technology priorities are clearly 
     reflected and considered in a homeland security Strategy.
       (E) Establishing mechanisms for the sharing and 
     dissemination of key homeland security research and 
     technology developments and opportunities with appropriate 
     Federal, State, local, and private sector entities.
       (F) Establishing, in coordination with the Under Secretary 
     for Critical Infrastructure Protection and the Under 
     Secretary for Emergency Preparedness and Response and 
     relevant programs under their direction, a National Emergency 
     Technology Guard, comprised of teams of volunteers with 
     expertise in relevant areas of science and technology, to 
     assist local communities in responding to and recovering from 
     emergency contingencies requiring specialized scientific and 
     technical capabilities. In carrying out this responsibility, 
     the Under Secretary shall establish and manage a database of 
     National Emergency Technology Guard volunteers, and prescribe 
     procedures for organizing, certifying, mobilizing, and 
     deploying National Emergency Technology Guard teams.
       (G) Chairing the Working Group established under section 
     108 of the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism 
     Preparedness and Response Act of 2002 (Public Law 107-188).
       (H) Assisting the Secretary in developing a homeland 
     security strategy for Countermeasure Research described under 
     subsection (k).
       (I) Assisting the Secretary and acting on behalf of the 
     Secretary in contracting with, commissioning, or establishing 
     federally funded research and development centers determined 
     useful and appropriate by the Secretary for the purpose of 
     providing the Department with independent analysis and 
     support.
       (J) Assisting the Secretary and acting on behalf of the 
     Secretary in entering into joint

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     sponsorship agreements with the Department of Energy 
     regarding the use of the national laboratories or sites.
       (K) Assisting and supporting the Secretary, in coordination 
     with other Directorates and entities outside the Department, 
     in conducting appropriate risk analysis and risk management 
     activities consistent with the mission and functions of the 
     Directorate.
       (L) Carrying out other appropriate activities as directed 
     by the Secretary.
       (3) Research and development-related authorities.--The 
     Secretary shall exercise the following authorities relating 
     to the research, development, testing, and evaluation 
     activities of the Directorate of Science and Technology:
       (A) With respect to research and development expenditures 
     under this section, the authority (subject to the same 
     limitations and conditions) as the Secretary of Defense may 
     exercise under section 2371 of title 10, United States 
     Code (except for subsections (b) and (f)), for a period of 
     5 years beginning on the date of enactment of this Act. 
     Competitive, merit-based selection procedures shall be 
     used for the selection of projects and participants for 
     transactions entered into under the authority of this 
     paragraph. The annual report required under subsection (h) 
     of such section, as applied to the Secretary by this 
     subparagraph, shall--
       (i) be submitted to the President of the Senate, the 
     Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Committee on 
     Governmental Affairs of the Senate, the Committee on 
     Government Reform of the House of Representatives, the 
     Committee on Appropriations of the Senate, and the Committee 
     on Appropriations of the House of Representatives; and
       (ii) report on other transactions entered into under 
     subparagraph (B).
       (B) Authority to carry out prototype projects in accordance 
     with the requirements and conditions provided for carrying 
     out prototype projects under section 845 of the National 
     Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1994 (Public Law 
     103-160), for a period of 5 years beginning on the date of 
     enactment of this Act. In applying the authorities of such 
     section 845, subsection (c) of that section shall apply with 
     respect to prototype projects under this paragraph, and the 
     Secretary shall perform the functions of the Secretary of 
     Defense under subsection (d) of that section. Competitive, 
     merit-based selection procedures shall be used for the 
     selection of projects and participants for transactions 
     entered into under the authority of this paragraph.
       (C) In hiring personnel to assist in research, development, 
     testing, and evaluation activities within the Directorate of 
     Science and Technology, the authority to exercise the 
     personnel hiring and management authorities described in 
     section 1101 of the Strom Thurmond National Defense 
     Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1999 (5 U.S.C. 3104 note; 
     Public Law 105-261), with the stipulation that the Secretary 
     shall exercise such authority for a period of 7 years 
     commencing on the date of enactment of this Act, that a 
     maximum of 100 persons may be hired under such authority, and 
     that the term of appointment for employees under subsection 
     (c)(1) of that section may not exceed 5 years before the 
     granting of any extensions under subsection (c)(2) of that 
     section.
       (D) With respect to such research, development, testing, 
     and evaluation responsibilities under this section (except as 
     provided in subparagraph (E)) as the Secretary may elect to 
     carry out through agencies other than the Department (under 
     agreements with their respective heads), the Secretary may 
     transfer funds to such heads. Of the funds authorized to be 
     appropriated under subsection (d)(4) for the Fund, not less 
     than 10 percent of such funds for each fiscal year through 
     2005 shall be authorized only for the Under Secretary, 
     through joint agreement with the Commandant of the Coast 
     Guard, to carry out research and development of improved 
     ports, waterways, and coastal security surveillance and 
     perimeter protection capabilities for the purpose of 
     minimizing the possibility that Coast Guard cutters, 
     aircraft, helicopters, and personnel will be diverted from 
     non-homeland security missions to the ports, waterways, and 
     coastal security mission.
       (E) The Secretary may carry out human health biodefense-
     related biological, biomedical, and infectious disease 
     research and development (including vaccine research and 
     development) in collaboration with the Secretary of Health 
     and Human Services. Research supported by funding 
     appropriated to the National Institutes of Health for 
     bioterrorism research and related facilities development 
     shall be conducted through the National Institutes of Health 
     under joint strategic prioritization agreements between the 
     Secretary and the Secretary of Health and Human Services. The 
     Secretary shall have the authority to establish general 
     research priorities, which shall be embodied in the joint 
     strategic prioritization agreements with the Secretary of 
     Health and Human Services. The specific scientific research 
     agenda to implement agreements under this subparagraph shall 
     be developed by the Secretary of Health and Human Services, 
     who shall consult the Secretary to ensure that the agreements 
     conform with homeland security priorities. All research 
     programs established under those agreements shall be managed 
     and awarded by the Director of the National Institutes of 
     Health consistent with those agreements. The Secretary may 
     transfer funds to the Department of Health and Human Services 
     in connection with those agreements.
       (d) Acceleration Fund.--
       (1) Establishment.--There is established an Acceleration 
     Fund to support research and development of technologies 
     relevant to homeland security.
       (2) Function.--The Fund shall be used to stimulate and 
     support research and development projects selected by SARPA 
     under subsection (f), and to facilitate the rapid transfer of 
     research and technology derived from such projects.
       (3) Recipients.--Fund monies may be made available through 
     grants, contracts, cooperative agreements, and other 
     transactions under subsection (c)(3) (A) and (B) to--
       (A) public sector entities, including Federal, State, or 
     local entities;
       (B) private sector entities, including corporations, 
     partnerships, or individuals; and
       (C) other nongovernmental entities, including universities, 
     federally funded research and development centers, and other 
     academic or research institutions.
       (4) Authorization of appropriations.--There are authorized 
     to be appropriated $200,000,000 for the Fund for fiscal year 
     2003, and such sums as are necessary in subsequent fiscal 
     years.
       (e) Science and Technology Council.--
       (1) Establishment.--There is established the Homeland 
     Security Science and Technology Council within the 
     Directorate of Science and Technology. The Under Secretary 
     shall chair the Council and have the authority to convene 
     meetings. At the discretion of the Under Secretary and the 
     Director of OSTP, the Council may be constituted as a 
     subcommittee of the National Science and Technology Council.
       (2) Composition.--The Council shall be composed of the 
     following:
       (A) Senior research and development officials representing 
     agencies engaged in research and development relevant to 
     homeland security and combating terrorism needs. Each 
     representative shall be appointed by the head of the 
     representative's respective agency with the advice and 
     consent of the Under Secretary.
       (B) The Director of SARPA and other appropriate officials 
     within the Department.
       (C) The Director of the OSTP and other senior officials of 
     the Executive Office of the President as designated by the 
     President.
       (3) Responsibilities.--The Council shall--
       (A) provide the Under Secretary with recommendations on 
     priorities and strategies, including those related to funding 
     and portfolio management, for homeland security research and 
     development;
       (B) facilitate effective coordination and communication 
     among agencies, other entities of the Federal Government, and 
     entities in the private sector and academia, with respect to 
     the conduct of research and development related to homeland 
     security;
       (C) recommend specific technology areas for which the Fund 
     and other research and development resources shall be used, 
     among other things, to rapidly transition homeland security 
     research and development into deployed technology and reduce 
     identified homeland security vulnerabilities;
       (D) assist and advise the Under Secretary in developing the 
     technology roadmap referred to under subsection (c)(2)(B); 
     and
       (E) perform other appropriate activities as directed by the 
     Under Secretary.
       (4) Advisory panel.--The Under Secretary may establish an 
     advisory panel consisting of representatives from industry, 
     academia, and other non-Federal entities to advise and 
     support the Council.
       (5) Working groups.--At the discretion of the Under 
     Secretary, the Council may establish working groups in 
     specific homeland security areas consisting of individuals 
     with relevant expertise in each articulated area. Working 
     groups established for bioterrorism and public health-related 
     research shall be fully coordinated with the Working Group 
     established under section 108 of the Public Health Security 
     and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002 
     (Public Law 107-188).
       (f) Security Advanced Research Projects Agency.--
       (1) Establishment.--There is established the Security 
     Advanced Research Projects Agency within the Directorate of 
     Science and Technology.
       (2) Responsibilities.--SARPA shall--
       (A) undertake and stimulate basic and applied research and 
     development, leverage existing research and development, and 
     accelerate the transition and deployment of technologies that 
     will serve to enhance homeland defense;
       (B) identify, fund, develop, and transition high-risk, 
     high-payoff homeland security research and development 
     opportunities that--
       (i) may lie outside the purview or capabilities of the 
     existing Federal agencies; and
       (ii) emphasize revolutionary rather than evolutionary or 
     incremental advances;
       (C) provide selected projects with single or multiyear 
     funding, and require such projects to provide interim 
     progress reports, no less often than annually;
       (D) administer the Acceleration Fund to carry out the 
     purposes of this paragraph;
       (E) advise the Secretary and Under Secretary on funding 
     priorities under subsection (c)(3)(E); and
       (F) perform other appropriate activities as directed by the 
     Under Secretary.
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       (1) Establishment.--There is established an Office of Risk 
     Analysis and Assessment within the Directorate of Science and 
     Technology.
       (2) Functions.--The Office of Risk Analysis and Assessment 
     shall assist the Secretary, the Under Secretary, and other 
     Directorates with respect to their risk analysis and risk 
     management activities by providing scientific or technical 
     support for such activities. Such support shall include, as 
     appropriate--
       (A) identification and characterization of homeland 
     security threats;
       (B) evaluation and delineation of the risk of these 
     threats;
       (C) pinpointing of vulnerabilities or linked 
     vulnerabilities to these threats;
       (D) determination of criticality of possible threats;
       (E) analysis of possible technologies, research, and 
     protocols to mitigate or eliminate threats, vulnerabilities, 
     and criticalities;
       (F) evaluation of the effectiveness of various forms of 
     risk communication; and
       (G) other appropriate activities as directed by the 
     Secretary.
       (3) Methods.--In performing the activities described under 
     paragraph (2), the Office of Risk Analysis and Assessment may 
     support or conduct, or commission from federally funded 
     research and development centers or other entities, work 
     involving modeling, statistical analyses, field tests and 
     exercises (including red teaming), testbed development, 
     development of standards and metrics.
       (h) Office for Technology Evaluation and Transition.--
       (1) Establishment.--There is established an Office for 
     Technology Evaluation and Transition within the Directorate 
     of Science and Technology.
       (2) Function.--The Office for Technology Evaluation and 
     Transition shall, with respect to technologies relevant to 
     homeland security needs--
       (A) serve as the principal, national point-of-contact and 
     clearinghouse for receiving and processing proposals or 
     inquiries regarding such technologies;
       (B) identify and evaluate promising new technologies;
       (C) undertake testing and evaluation of, and assist in 
     transitioning, such technologies into deployable, fielded 
     systems;
       (D) consult with and advise agencies regarding the 
     development, acquisition, and deployment of such 
     technologies;
       (E) coordinate with SARPA to accelerate the transition of 
     technologies developed by SARPA and ensure transition paths 
     for such technologies; and
       (F) perform other appropriate activities as directed by the 
     Under Secretary.
       (3) Technical support working group.--The functions 
     described under this subsection may be carried out through, 
     or in coordination with, or through an entity established by 
     the Secretary and modeled after, the Technical Support 
     Working Group (organized under the April, 1982, National 
     Security Decision Directive Numbered 30) that provides an 
     interagency forum to coordinate research and development of 
     technologies for combating terrorism.
       (i) Office of Laboratory Research.--
       (1) Establishment.--There is established an Office of 
     Laboratory Research within the Directorate of Science and 
     Technology.
       (2) Research and development functions transferred.--There 
     shall be transferred to the Department, to be administered by 
     the Under Secretary, the functions, personnel, assets, and 
     liabilities of the following programs and activities:
       (A) Within the Department of Energy (but not including 
     programs and activities relating to the strategic nuclear 
     defense posture of the United States) the following:
       (i) The chemical and biological national security and 
     supporting programs and activities supporting domestic 
     response of the nonproliferation and verification research 
     and development program.
       (ii) The nuclear smuggling programs and activities, and 
     other programs and activities directly related to homeland 
     security, within the proliferation detection program of the 
     nonproliferation and verification research and development 
     program, except that the programs and activities described in 
     this clause may be designated by the President either for 
     transfer to the Department or for joint operation by the 
     Secretary and the Secretary of Energy.
       (iii) The nuclear assessment program and activities of the 
     assessment, detection, and cooperation program of the 
     international materials protection and cooperation program.
       (iv) The Environmental Measurements Laboratory.
       (B) Within the Department of Defense, the National Bio-
     Weapons Defense Analysis Center established under section 
     161.
       (3) Responsibilities.--The Office of Laboratory Research 
     shall--
       (A) supervise the activities of the entities transferred 
     under this subsection;
       (B) administer the disbursement and undertake oversight of 
     research and development funds transferred from the 
     Department to other agencies outside of the Department, 
     including funds transferred to the Department of Health and 
     Human Services consistent with subsection (c)(3)(E);
       (C) establish and direct new research and development 
     facilities as the Secretary determines appropriate;
       (D) include a science advisor to the Under Secretary on 
     research priorities related to biological and chemical 
     weapons, with supporting scientific staff, who shall advise 
     on and support research priorities with respect to--
       (i) research on countermeasures for biological weapons, 
     including research on the development of drugs, devices, and 
     biologics; and
       (ii) research on biological and chemical threat agents; and
       (E) other appropriate activities as directed by the Under 
     Secretary.
       (j) Office for National Laboratories.--
       (1) Establishment.--There is established within the 
     Directorate of Science and Technology an Office for National 
     Laboratories, which shall be responsible for the coordination 
     and utilization of the Department of Energy national 
     laboratories and sites in a manner to create a networked 
     laboratory system for the purpose of supporting the missions 
     of the Department.
       (2) Joint sponsorship arrangements.--
       (A) National laboratories.--The Department may be a joint 
     sponsor, under a multiple agency sponsorship arrangement with 
     the Department of Energy, of 1 or more Department of Energy 
     national laboratories in the performance of work on behalf of 
     the Department.
       (B) Department of energy site.--The Department may be a 
     joint sponsor of Department of Energy sites in the 
     performance of work as if such sites were federally funded 
     research and development centers and the work were performed 
     under a multiple agency sponsorship arrangement with the 
     Department.
       (C) Primary sponsor.--The Department of Energy shall be the 
     primary sponsor under a multiple agency sponsorship 
     arrangement entered into under subparagraph (A) or (B).
       (D) Conditions.--A joint sponsorship arrangement under this 
     subsection shall--
       (i) provide for the direct funding and management by the 
     Department of the work being carried out on behalf of the 
     Department; and
       (ii) include procedures for addressing the coordination of 
     resources and tasks to minimize conflicts between work 
     undertaken on behalf of either Department.
       (E) Lead agent and federal acquisition regulation.--
       (i) Lead agent.--The Secretary of Energy shall act as the 
     lead agent in coordinating the formation and performance of a 
     joint sponsorship agreement between the Department and a 
     Department of Energy national laboratory or site for work on 
     homeland security.
       (ii) Compliance with federal acquisition regulation.--Any 
     work performed by a national laboratory or site under this 
     section shall comply with the policy on the use of federally 
     funded research and development centers under section 35.017 
     of the Federal Acquisition Regulation.
       (F) Funding.--The Department shall provide funds for work 
     at the Department of Energy national laboratories or sites, 
     as the case may be, under this section under the same terms 
     and conditions as apply to the primary sponsor of such 
     national laboratory under section 303(b)(1)(C) of the Federal 
     Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 (41 U.S.C. 
     253 (b)(1)(C)) or of such site to the extent such section 
     applies to such site as a federally funded research and 
     development center by reason of subparagraph (B).
       (3) Other arrangements.--The Office for National 
     Laboratories may enter into other arrangements with 
     Department of Energy national laboratories or sites to carry 
     out work to support the missions of the Department under 
     applicable law, except that the Department of Energy may not 
     charge or apply administrative fees for work on behalf of the 
     Department.
       (4) Technology transfer.--The Office for National 
     Laboratories may exercise the authorities in section 12 of 
     the Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980 (15 
     U.S.C. 3710a) to permit the Director of a Department of 
     Energy national laboratory to enter into cooperative research 
     and development agreements, or to negotiate licensing 
     agreements, pertaining to work supported by the Department at 
     the Department of Energy national laboratory.
       (5) Assistance in establishing department.--At the request 
     of the Under Secretary, the Department of Energy shall 
     provide for the temporary appointment or assignment of 
     employees of Department of Energy national laboratories or 
     sites to the Department for purposes of assisting in the 
     establishment or organization of the technical programs of 
     the Department through an agreement that includes provisions 
     for minimizing conflicts between work assignments of such 
     personnel.
       (k) Strategy for Countermeasure Research.--
       (1) In general.--The Secretary, acting through the Under 
     Secretary for Science and Technology, shall develop a 
     comprehensive, long-term strategy and plan for engaging non-
     Federal entities, particularly including private, for-profit 
     entities, in the research, development, and production of 
     homeland security countermeasures for biological, chemical, 
     and radiological weapons.
       (2) Timeframe.--The strategy and plan under this 
     subsection, together with recommendations for the enactment 
     of supporting or enabling legislation, shall be submitted to 
     the Congress within 270 days after the date of enactment of 
     this Act.
       (3) Coordination.--In developing the strategy and plan 
     under this subsection, the Secretary shall consult with--

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       (A) other agencies with expertise in research, development, 
     and production of countermeasures;
       (B) private, for-profit entities and entrepreneurs with 
     appropriate expertise and technology regarding 
     countermeasures;
       (C) investors that fund such entities;
       (D) nonprofit research universities and institutions;
       (E) public health and other interested private sector and 
     government entities; and
       (F) governments allied with the United States in the war on 
     terrorism.
       (4) Purpose.--The strategy and plan under this subsection 
     shall evaluate proposals to assure that--
       (A) research on countermeasures by non-Federal entities 
     leads to the expeditious development and production of 
     countermeasures that may be procured and deployed in the 
     homeland security interests of the United States;
       (B) capital is available to fund the expenses associated 
     with such research, development, and production, including 
     Government grants and contracts and appropriate capital 
     formation tax incentives that apply to non-Federal entities 
     with and without tax liability;
       (C) the terms for procurement of such countermeasures are 
     defined in advance so that such entities may accurately and 
     reliably assess the potential countermeasures market and the 
     potential rate of return;
       (D) appropriate intellectual property, risk protection, and 
     Government approval standards are applicable to such 
     countermeasures;
       (E) Government-funded research is conducted and prioritized 
     so that such research complements, and does not unnecessarily 
     duplicate, research by non-Federal entities and that such 
     Government-funded research is made available, transferred, 
     and licensed on commercially reasonable terms to such 
     entities for development; and
       (F) universities and research institutions play a vital 
     role as partners in research and development and technology 
     transfer, with appropriate progress benchmarks for such 
     activities, with for-profit entities.
       (5) Reporting.--The Secretary shall report periodically to 
     the Congress on the status of non-Federal entity 
     countermeasure research, development, and production, and 
     submit additional recommendations for legislation as needed.
       (l) Classification of Research.--
       (1) In general.--To the greatest extent practicable, 
     research conducted or supported by the Department shall be 
     unclassified.
       (2) Classification and review.--The Under Secretary shall--
       (A)(i) decide whether classification is appropriate before 
     the award of a research grant, contract, cooperative 
     agreement, or other transaction by the Department; and
       (ii) if the decision under clause (i) is one of 
     classification, control the research results through standard 
     classification procedures; and
       (B) periodically review all classified research grants, 
     contracts, cooperative agreements, and other transactions 
     issued by the Department to determine whether classification 
     is still necessary.
       (3) Restrictions.--No restrictions shall be placed upon the 
     conduct or reporting of federally funded fundamental research 
     that has not received national security classification, 
     except as provided under applicable provisions of law.
       (m) Office of Science and Technology Policy.--The National 
     Science and Technology Policy, Organization, and Priorities 
     Act is amended in section 204(b)(1) (42 U.S.C. 6613(b)(1)), 
     by inserting ``homeland security,'' after ``national 
     security,''.

     SEC. 136. DIRECTORATE OF IMMIGRATION AFFAIRS.

       The Directorate of Immigration Affairs shall be established 
     and shall carry out all functions of that Directorate in 
     accordance with division B of this Act.

     SEC. 137. OFFICE FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT COORDINATION.

       (a) Establishment.--There is established within the Office 
     of the Secretary the Office for State and Local Government 
     Coordination, to be headed by a director, which shall oversee 
     and coordinate departmental programs for and relationships 
     with State and local governments.
       (b) Responsibilities.--The Office established under 
     subsection (a) shall--
       (1) coordinate the activities of the Department relating to 
     State and local government;
       (2) assess, and advocate for, the resources needed by State 
     and local government to implement the national strategy for 
     combating terrorism;
       (3) provide State and local government with regular 
     information, research, and technical support to assist local 
     efforts at securing the homeland;
       (4) develop a process for receiving meaningful input from 
     State and local government to assist the development of 
     homeland security activities; and
       (5) prepare an annual report, that contains--
       (A) a description of the State and local priorities in each 
     of the 50 States based on discovered needs of first responder 
     organizations, including law enforcement agencies, fire and 
     rescue agencies, medical providers, emergency service 
     providers, and relief agencies;
       (B) a needs assessment that identifies homeland security 
     functions in which the Federal role is duplicative of the 
     State or local role, and recommendations to decrease or 
     eliminate inefficiencies between the Federal Government and 
     State and local entities;
       (C) recommendations to Congress regarding the creation, 
     expansion, or elimination of any program to assist State and 
     local entities to carry out their respective functions under 
     the Department; and
       (D) proposals to increase the coordination of Department 
     priorities within each State and between the States.
       (c) Homeland Security Liaison Officers.--
       (1) Designation.--The Secretary shall designate in each 
     State and the District of Columbia not less than 1 employee 
     of the Department to serve as the Homeland Security Liaison 
     Officer in that State or District.
       (2) Duties.--Each Homeland Security Liaison Officer 
     designated under paragraph (1) shall--
       (A) provide State and local government officials with 
     regular information, research, and technical support to 
     assist local efforts at securing the homeland;
       (B) provide coordination between the Department and State 
     and local first responders, including--
       (i) law enforcement agencies;
       (ii) fire and rescue agencies;
       (iii) medical providers;
       (iv) emergency service providers; and
       (v) relief agencies;
       (C) notify the Department of the State and local areas 
     requiring additional information, training, resources, and 
     security;
       (D) provide training, information, and education regarding 
     homeland security for State and local entities;
       (E) identify homeland security functions in which the 
     Federal role is duplicative of the State or local role, and 
     recommend ways to decrease or eliminate inefficiencies;
       (F) assist State and local entities in priority setting 
     based on discovered needs of first responder organizations, 
     including law enforcement agencies, fire and rescue agencies, 
     medical providers, emergency service providers, and relief 
     agencies;
       (G) assist the Department to identify and implement State 
     and local homeland security objectives in an efficient and 
     productive manner;
       (H) serve as a liaison to the Department in representing 
     State and local priorities and concerns regarding homeland 
     security;
       (I) consult with State and local government officials, 
     including emergency managers, to coordinate efforts and avoid 
     duplication; and
       (J) coordinate with Homeland Security Liaison Officers in 
     neighboring States to--
       (i) address shared vulnerabilities; and
       (ii) identify opportunities to achieve efficiencies through 
     interstate activities .
       (d) Federal Interagency Committee on First Responders and 
     State, Local, and Cross-Jurisdictional issues.--
       (1) In general.--There is established an Interagency 
     Committee on First Responders and State, Local, and Cross-
     jurisdictional Issues (in this section referred to as the 
     ``Interagency Committee'', that shall--
       (A) ensure coordination, with respect to homeland security 
     functions, among the Federal agencies involved with--
       (i) State, local, and regional governments;
       (ii) State, local, and community-based law enforcement;
       (iii) fire and rescue operations; and
       (iv) medical and emergency relief services;
       (B) identify community-based law enforcement, fire and 
     rescue, and medical and emergency relief services needs;
       (C) recommend new or expanded grant programs to improve 
     community-based law enforcement, fire and rescue, and medical 
     and emergency relief services;
       (D) identify ways to streamline the process through which 
     Federal agencies support community-based law enforcement, 
     fire and rescue, and medical and emergency relief services; 
     and
       (E) assist in priority setting based on discovered needs.
       (2) Membership.--The Interagency Committee shall be 
     composed of--
       (A) a representative of the Office for State and Local 
     Government Coordination;
       (B) a representative of the Health Resources and Services 
     Administration of the Department of Health and Human 
     Services;
       (C) a representative of the Centers for Disease Control and 
     Prevention of the Department of Health and Human Services;
       (D) a representative of the Federal Emergency Management 
     Agency of the Department;
       (E) a representative of the United States Coast Guard of 
     the Department;
       (F) a representative of the Department of Defense;
       (G) a representative of the Office of Domestic Preparedness 
     of the Department;
       (H) a representative of the Directorate of Immigration 
     Affairs of the Department;
       (I) a representative of the Transportation Security Agency 
     of the Department;
       (J) a representative of the Federal Bureau of Investigation 
     of the Department of Justice; and
       (K) representatives of any other Federal agency identified 
     by the President as having a significant role in the purposes 
     of the Interagency Committee.
       (3) Administration.--The Department shall provide 
     administrative support to the Interagency Committee and the 
     Advisory Council, which shall include--
       (A) scheduling meetings;
       (B) preparing agenda;

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       (C) maintaining minutes and records;
       (D) producing reports; and
       (E) reimbursing Advisory Council members.
       (4) Leadership.--The members of the Interagency Committee 
     shall select annually a chairperson.
       (5) Meetings.--The Interagency Committee shall meet--
       (A) at the call of the Secretary; or
       (B) not less frequently than once every 3 months.
       (e) Advisory Council for the Interagency Committee.--
       (1) Establishment.--There is established an Advisory 
     Council for the Interagency Committee (in this section 
     referred to as the ``Advisory Council'').
       (2) Membership.--
       (A) In general.--The Advisory Council shall be composed of 
     not more than 13 members, selected by the Interagency 
     Committee.
       (B) Duties.--The Advisory Council shall--
       (i) develop a plan to disseminate information on first 
     response best practices;
       (ii) identify and educate the Secretary on the latest 
     technological advances in the field of first response;
       (iii) identify probable emerging threats to first 
     responders;
       (iv) identify needed improvements to first response 
     techniques and training;
       (v) identify efficient means of communication and 
     coordination between first responders and Federal, State, and 
     local officials;
       (vi) identify areas in which the Department can assist 
     first responders; and
       (vii) evaluate the adequacy and timeliness of resources 
     being made available to local first responders.
       (C) Representation.--The Interagency Committee shall ensure 
     that the membership of the Advisory Council represents--
       (i) the law enforcement community;
       (ii) fire and rescue organizations;
       (iii) medical and emergency relief services; and
       (iv) both urban and rural communities.
       (3) Chairperson.--The Advisory Council shall select 
     annually a chairperson from among its members.
       (4) Compensation of members.--The members of the Advisory 
     Council shall serve without compensation, but shall be 
     eligible for reimbursement of necessary expenses connected 
     with their service to the Advisory Council.
       (5) Meetings.--The Advisory Council shall meet with the 
     Interagency Committee not less frequently than once every 3 
     months.

     SEC. 138. UNITED STATES SECRET SERVICE.

       There are transferred to the Department the authorities, 
     functions, personnel, and assets of the United States Secret 
     Service, which shall be maintained as a distinct entity 
     within the Department.

     SEC. 139. BORDER COORDINATION WORKING GROUP.

       (a) Definitions.--In this section:
       (1) Border security functions.--The term ``border security 
     functions'' means the securing of the borders, territorial 
     waters, ports, terminals, waterways, and air, land, and sea 
     transportation systems of the United States.
       (2) Relevant agencies.--The term ``relevant agencies'' 
     means any department or agency of the United States that the 
     President determines to be relevant to performing border 
     security functions.
       (b) Establishment.--The Secretary shall establish a border 
     security working group (in this section referred to as the 
     ``Working Group''), composed of the Secretary or the designee 
     of the Secretary, the Under Secretary for Border and 
     Transportation Protection, and the Under Secretary for 
     Immigration Affairs.
       (c) Functions.--The Working Group shall meet not less 
     frequently than once every 3 months and shall--
       (1) with respect to border security functions, develop 
     coordinated budget requests, allocations of appropriations, 
     staffing requirements, communication, use of equipment, 
     transportation, facilities, and other infrastructure;
       (2) coordinate joint and cross-training programs for 
     personnel performing border security functions;
       (3) monitor, evaluate and make improvements in the coverage 
     and geographic distribution of border security programs and 
     personnel;
       (4) develop and implement policies and technologies to 
     ensure the speedy, orderly, and efficient flow of lawful 
     traffic, travel and commerce, and enhanced scrutiny for high-
     risk traffic, travel, and commerce; and
       (5) identify systemic problems in coordination encountered 
     by border security agencies and programs and propose 
     administrative, regulatory, or statutory changes to mitigate 
     such problems.
       (d) Relevant Agencies.--The Secretary shall consult 
     representatives of relevant agencies with respect to 
     deliberations under subsection (c), and may include 
     representatives of such agencies in Working Group 
     deliberations, as appropriate.

     SEC. 140. OFFICE FOR NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION COORDINATION.

       (a) Establishment.--
       (1) In general.--There is established within the Office of 
     the Secretary the Office of National Capital Region 
     Coordination, to oversee and coordinate Federal programs for 
     and relationships with State, local, and regional authorities 
     in the National Capital Region, as defined under section 
     2674(f)(2) of title 10, United States Code.
       (2) Director.--The Office established under paragraph (1) 
     shall be headed by a Director, who shall be appointed by the 
     Secretary.
       (3) Cooperation.--The Secretary shall cooperate with the 
     Mayor of the District of Columbia, the Governors of Maryland 
     and Virginia, and other State, local, and regional officers 
     in the National Capital Region to integrate the District of 
     Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia into the planning, 
     coordination, and execution of the activities of the Federal 
     Government for the enhancement of domestic preparedness 
     against the consequences of terrorist attacks.
       (b) Responsibilities.--The Office established under 
     subsection (a)(1) shall--
       (1) coordinate the activities of the Department relating to 
     the National Capital Region, including cooperation with the 
     Homeland Security Liaison Officers for Maryland, Virginia, 
     and the District of Columbia within the Office for State and 
     Local Government Coordination;
       (2) assess, and advocate for, the resources needed by 
     State, local, and regional authorities in the National 
     Capital Region to implement efforts to secure the homeland;
       (3) provide State, local, and regional authorities in the 
     National Capital Region with regular information, research, 
     and technical support to assist the efforts of State, local, 
     and regional authorities in the National Capital Region in 
     securing the homeland;
       (4) develop a process for receiving meaningful input from 
     State, local, and regional authorities and the private sector 
     in the National Capital Region to assist in the development 
     of the homeland security plans and activities of the Federal 
     Government;
       (5) coordinate with Federal agencies in the National 
     Capital Region on terrorism preparedness, to ensure adequate 
     planning, information sharing, training, and execution of the 
     Federal role in domestic preparedness activities;
       (6) coordinate with Federal, State, local, and regional 
     agencies, and the private sector in the National Capital 
     Region on terrorism preparedness to ensure adequate planning, 
     information sharing, training, and execution of domestic 
     preparedness activities among these agencies and entities; 
     and
       (7) serve as a liaison between the Federal Government and 
     State, local, and regional authorities, and private sector 
     entities in the National Capital Region to facilitate access 
     to Federal grants and other programs.
       (c) Annual Report.--The Office established under subsection 
     (a) shall submit an annual report to Congress that includes--
       (1) the identification of the resources required to fully 
     implement homeland security efforts in the National Capital 
     Region;
       (2) an assessment of the progress made by the National 
     Capital Region in implementing homeland security efforts; and
       (3) recommendations to Congress regarding the additional 
     resources needed to fully implement homeland security efforts 
     in the National Capital Region.
       (d) Limitation.--Nothing contained in this section shall be 
     construed as limiting the power of State and local 
     governments.

     SEC. 141. EXECUTIVE SCHEDULE POSITIONS.

       Section 5314 of title 5, United States Code, is amended by 
     adding at the end the following:
       ``Under Secretary for Border and Transportation, Department 
     of Homeland Security.
       ``Under Secretary for Critical Infrastructure Protection, 
     Department of Homeland Security.
       ``Under Secretary for Emergency Preparedness and Response, 
     Department of Homeland Security.
       ``Under Secretary for Immigration, Department of Homeland 
     Security.
       ``Under Secretary for Intelligence, Department of Homeland 
     Security.
       ``Under Secretary for Science and Technology, Department of 
     Homeland Security.''.

        Subtitle C--National Emergency Preparedness Enhancement

     SEC. 151. SHORT TITLE.

       This subtitle may be cited as the ``National Emergency 
     Preparedness Enhancement Act of 2002''.

     SEC. 152. PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION AND EDUCATION.

       (a) Establishment of Clearinghouse.--There is established 
     in the Department a National Clearinghouse on Emergency 
     Preparedness (referred to in this section as the 
     ``Clearinghouse''). The Clearinghouse shall be headed by a 
     Director.
       (b) Consultation.--The Clearinghouse shall consult with 
     such heads of agencies, such task forces appointed by Federal 
     officers or employees, and such representatives of the 
     private sector, as appropriate, to collect information on 
     emergency preparedness, including information relevant to a 
     homeland security strategy.
       (c) Duties.--
       (1) Dissemination of information.--The Clearinghouse shall 
     ensure efficient dissemination of accurate emergency 
     preparedness information.
       (2) Center.--The Clearinghouse shall establish a one-stop 
     center for emergency preparedness information, which shall 
     include a website, with links to other relevant Federal 
     websites, a telephone number, and staff, through which 
     information shall be made available on--
       (A) ways in which States, political subdivisions, and 
     private entities can access Federal grants;
       (B) emergency preparedness education and awareness tools 
     that businesses, schools, and the general public can use; and
       (C) other information as appropriate.

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       (3) Public awareness campaign.--The Clearinghouse shall 
     develop a public awareness campaign. The campaign shall be 
     ongoing, and shall include an annual theme to be implemented 
     during the National Emergency Preparedness Week established 
     under section 154. The Clearinghouse shall work with heads of 
     agencies to coordinate public service announcements and other 
     information-sharing tools utilizing a wide range of media.
       (4) Best practices information.--The Clearinghouse shall 
     compile and disseminate information on best practices for 
     emergency preparedness identified by the Secretary and the 
     heads of other agencies.

     SEC. 153. PILOT PROGRAM.

       (a) Emergency Preparedness Enhancement Pilot Program.--The 
     Department shall award grants to private entities to pay for 
     the Federal share of the cost of improving emergency 
     preparedness, and educating employees and other individuals 
     using the entities' facilities about emergency preparedness.
       (b) Use of Funds.--An entity that receives a grant under 
     this subsection may use the funds made available through the 
     grant to--
       (1) develop evacuation plans and drills;
       (2) plan additional or improved security measures, with an 
     emphasis on innovative technologies or practices;
       (3) deploy innovative emergency preparedness technologies; 
     or
       (4) educate employees and customers about the development 
     and planning activities described in paragraphs (1) and (2) 
     in innovative ways.
       (c) Federal Share.--The Federal share of the cost described 
     in subsection (a) shall be 50 percent, up to a maximum of 
     $250,000 per grant recipient.
       (d) Authorization of Appropriations.--There are authorized 
     to be appropriated $5,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2003 
     through 2005 to carry out this section.

     SEC. 154. DESIGNATION OF NATIONAL EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS 
                   WEEK.

       (a) National Week.--
       (1) Designation.--Each week that includes September 11 is 
     ``National Emergency Preparedness Week''.
       (2) Proclamation.--The President is requested every year to 
     issue a proclamation calling on the people of the United 
     States (including State and local governments and the private 
     sector) to observe the week with appropriate activities and 
     programs.
       (b) Federal Agency Activities.--In conjunction with 
     National Emergency Preparedness Week, the head of each 
     agency, as appropriate, shall coordinate with the Department 
     to inform and educate the private sector and the general 
     public about emergency preparedness activities, resources, 
     and tools, giving a high priority to emergency preparedness 
     efforts designed to address terrorist attacks.

                  Subtitle D--Miscellaneous Provisions

     SEC. 161. NATIONAL BIO-WEAPONS DEFENSE ANALYSIS CENTER.

       (a) Establishment.--There is established within the 
     Department of Defense a National Bio-Weapons Defense Analysis 
     Center (in this section referred to as the ``Center'').
       (b) Mission.--The mission of the Center is to develop 
     countermeasures to potential attacks by terrorists using 
     biological or chemical weapons that are weapons of mass 
     destruction (as defined under section 1403 of the Defense 
     Against Weapons of Mass Destruction Act of 1996 (50 U.S.C. 
     2302(1))) and conduct research and analysis concerning such 
     weapons.

     SEC. 162. REVIEW OF FOOD SAFETY.

       (a) Review of Food Safety Laws and Food Safety 
     Organizational Structure.--The Secretary shall enter into an 
     agreement with and provide funding to the National Academy of 
     Sciences to conduct a detailed, comprehensive study which 
     shall--
       (1) review all Federal statutes and regulations affecting 
     the safety and security of the food supply to determine the 
     effectiveness of the statutes and regulations at protecting 
     the food supply from deliberate contamination; and
       (2) review the organizational structure of Federal food 
     safety oversight to determine the efficiency and 
     effectiveness of the organizational structure at protecting 
     the food supply from deliberate contamination.
       (b) Report.--
       (1) In general.--Not later than 1 year after the date of 
     enactment of this Act, the National Academy of Sciences shall 
     prepare and submit to the President, the Secretary, and 
     Congress a comprehensive report containing--
       (A) the findings and conclusions derived from the reviews 
     conducted under subsection (a); and
       (B) specific recommendations for improving--
       (i) the effectiveness and efficiency of Federal food safety 
     and security statutes and regulations; and
       (ii) the organizational structure of Federal food safety 
     oversight.
       (2) Contents.--In conjunction with the recommendations 
     under paragraph (1), the report under paragraph (1) shall 
     address--
       (A) the effectiveness with which Federal food safety 
     statutes and regulations protect public health and ensure the 
     food supply remains free from contamination;
       (B) the shortfalls, redundancies, and inconsistencies in 
     Federal food safety statutes and regulations;
       (C) the application of resources among Federal food safety 
     oversight agencies;
       (D) the effectiveness and efficiency of the organizational 
     structure of Federal food safety oversight;
       (E) the shortfalls, redundancies, and inconsistencies of 
     the organizational structure of Federal food safety 
     oversight; and
       (F) the merits of a unified, central organizational 
     structure of Federal food safety oversight.
       (c) Response of the Secretary.--Not later than 90 days 
     after the date on which the report under this section is 
     submitted to the Secretary, the Secretary shall provide to 
     the President and Congress the response of the Department to 
     the recommendations of the report and recommendations of the 
     Department to further protect the food supply from 
     contamination.

     SEC. 163. EXCHANGE OF EMPLOYEES BETWEEN AGENCIES AND STATE OR 
                   LOCAL GOVERNMENTS.

       (a) Findings.--Congress finds that--
       (1) information sharing between Federal, State, and local 
     agencies is vital to securing the homeland against terrorist 
     attacks;
       (2) Federal, State, and local employees working 
     cooperatively can learn from one another and resolve complex 
     issues;
       (3) Federal, State, and local employees have specialized 
     knowledge that should be consistently shared between and 
     among agencies at all levels of government; and
       (4) providing training and other support, such as staffing, 
     to the appropriate Federal, State, and local agencies can 
     enhance the ability of an agency to analyze and assess 
     threats against the homeland, develop appropriate responses, 
     and inform the United States public.
       (b) Exchange of Employees.--
       (1) In general.--The Secretary may provide for the exchange 
     of employees of the Department and State and local agencies 
     in accordance with subchapter VI of chapter 33 of title 5, 
     United States Code.
       (2) Conditions.--With respect to exchanges described under 
     this subsection, the Secretary shall ensure that--
       (A) any assigned employee shall have appropriate training 
     or experience to perform the work required by the assignment; 
     and
       (B) any assignment occurs under conditions that 
     appropriately safeguard classified and other sensitive 
     information.

     SEC. 164. WHISTLEBLOWER PROTECTION FOR FEDERAL EMPLOYEES WHO 
                   ARE AIRPORT SECURITY SCREENERS.

       Section 111(d) of the Aviation and Transportation Security 
     Act (Public Law 107-71; 115 Stat. 620; 49 U.S.C. 44935 note) 
     is amended--
       (1) by striking ``(d) Screener Personnel.--Notwithstanding 
     any other provision of law,'' and inserting the following:
       ``(d) Screener Personnel.--
       ``(1) In general.--Notwithstanding any other provision of 
     law (except as provided under paragraph (2)),''; and
       (2) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(2) Whistleblower protection.--
       ``(A) Definition.--In this paragraph, the term ``security 
     screener'' means--
       ``(i) any Federal employee hired as a security screener 
     under subsection (e) of section 44935 of title 49, United 
     States Code; or
       ``(ii) an applicant for the position of a security screener 
     under that subsection.
       ``(B) In general.--Notwithstanding paragraph (1)--
       ``(i) section 2302(b)(8) of title 5, United States Code, 
     shall apply with respect to any security screener; and
       ``(ii) chapters 12, 23, and 75 of that title shall apply 
     with respect to a security screener to the extent necessary 
     to implement clause (i).
       ``(C) Covered position.--The President may not exclude the 
     position of security screener as a covered position under 
     section 2302(a)(2)(B)(ii) of title 5, United States Code, to 
     the extent that such exclusion would prevent the 
     implementation of subparagraph (B) of this paragraph.''.

     SEC. 165. WHISTLEBLOWER PROTECTION FOR CERTAIN AIRPORT 
                   EMPLOYEES.

       (a) In General.--Section 42121(a) of title 49, United 
     States Code, is amended--
       (1) by striking ``(a) Discrimination Against Airline 
     Employees.--No air carrier or contractor or subcontractor of 
     an air carrier'' and inserting the following:
       ``(a) Discrimination Against Employees.--
       ``(1) In general.--No air carrier, contractor, 
     subcontractor, or employer described under paragraph (2)'';
       (2) by redesignating paragraphs (1) through (4) as 
     subparagraphs (A) through (D), respectively; and
       (3) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(2) Applicable employers.--Paragraph (1) shall apply to--
       ``(A) an air carrier or contractor or subcontractor of an 
     air carrier;
       ``(B) an employer of airport security screening personnel, 
     other than the Federal Government, including a State or 
     municipal government, or an airport authority, or a 
     contractor of such government or airport authority; or
       ``(C) an employer of private screening personnel described 
     in section 44919 or 44920 of this title.''.
       (b) Technical and Conforming Amendments.--Section 
     42121(b)(2)(B) of title 49, United States Code, is amended--
       (1) in clause (i), by striking ``paragraphs (1) through (4) 
     of subsection (a)'' and inserting ``subparagraphs (A) through 
     (D) of subsection (a)(1)''; and
       (2) in clause (iii), by striking ``paragraphs (1) through 
     (4) of subsection (a)'' and inserting ``subparagraphs (A) 
     through (D) of subsection (a)(1)''.

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     SEC. 166. BIOTERRORISM PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE DIVISION.

       Section 319D of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 
     2472-4) is amended--
       (1) by redesignating subsection (c) as subsection (d); and
       (2) by inserting after subsection (b), the following:
       ``(c) Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Division.--
       ``(1) Establishment.--There is established within the 
     Office of the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and 
     Prevention a Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Division 
     (in this subsection referred to as the `Division').
       ``(2) Mission.--The Division shall have the following 
     primary missions:
       ``(A) To lead and coordinate the activities and 
     responsibilities of the Centers for Disease Control and 
     Prevention with respect to countering bioterrorism.
       ``(B) To coordinate and facilitate the interaction of 
     Centers for Disease Control and Prevention personnel with 
     personnel from the Department of Homeland Security and, in so 
     doing, serve as a major contact point for 2-way 
     communications between the jurisdictions of homeland security 
     and public health.
       ``(C) To train and employ a cadre of public health 
     personnel who are dedicated full-time to the countering of 
     bioterrorism.
       ``(3) Responsibilities.--In carrying out the mission under 
     paragraph (2), the Division shall assume the responsibilities 
     of and budget authority for the Centers for Disease Control 
     and Prevention with respect to the following programs:
       ``(A) The Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Program.
       ``(B) The Strategic National Stockpile.
       ``(C) Such other programs and responsibilities as may be 
     assigned to the Division by the Director of the Centers for 
     Disease Control and Prevention.
       ``(4) Director.--There shall be in the Division a Director, 
     who shall be appointed by the Director of the Centers for 
     Disease Control and Prevention, in consultation with the 
     Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Secretary of 
     Homeland Security.
       ``(5) Staffing.--Under agreements reached between the 
     Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 
     and the Secretary of Homeland Security--
       ``(A) the Division may be staffed, in part, by personnel 
     assigned from the Department of Homeland Security by the 
     Secretary of Homeland Security; and
       ``(B) the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and 
     Prevention may assign some personnel from the Division to the 
     Department of Homeland Security.''.

     SEC. 167. COORDINATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND 
                   HUMAN SERVICES UNDER THE PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE 
                   ACT.

       (a) In General.--The annual Federal response plan developed 
     by the Secretary under sections 102(b)(14) and 134(b)(7) 
     shall be consistent with section 319 of the Public Health 
     Service Act (42 U.S.C. 247d).
       (b) Disclosures Among Relevant Agencies.--
       (1) In general.--Full disclosure among relevant agencies 
     shall be made in accordance with this subsection.
       (2) Public health emergency.--During the period in which 
     the Secretary of Health and Human Services has declared the 
     existence of a public health emergency under section 319(a) 
     of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 247d(a)), the 
     Secretary of Health and Human Services shall keep relevant 
     agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security, the 
     Department of Justice, and the Federal Bureau of 
     Investigation, fully and currently informed.
       (3) Potential public health emergency.--In cases involving, 
     or potentially involving, a public health emergency, but in 
     which no determination of an emergency by the Secretary of 
     Health and Human Services under section 319(a) of the Public 
     Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 247d(a)), has been made, all 
     relevant agencies, including the Department of Homeland 
     Security, the Department of Justice, and the Federal Bureau 
     of Investigation, shall keep the Secretary of Health and 
     Human Services and the Director of the Centers for Disease 
     Control and Prevention fully and currently informed.

     SEC. 168. RAIL SECURITY ENHANCEMENTS.

       (a) In General.--There are authorized to be appropriated to 
     the Department, for the benefit of Amtrak, for the 2-year 
     period beginning on the date of enactment of this Act--
       (1) $375,000,000 for grants to finance the cost of 
     enhancements to the security and safety of Amtrak rail 
     passenger service;
       (2) $778,000,000 for grants for life safety improvements to 
     6 New York Amtrak tunnels built in 1910, the Baltimore and 
     Potomac Amtrak tunnel built in 1872, and the Washington, D.C. 
     Union Station Amtrak tunnels built in 1904 under the Supreme 
     Court and House and Senate Office Buildings; and
       (3) $55,000,000 for the emergency repair, and returning to 
     service of Amtrak passenger cars and locomotives.
       (b) Availability of Funds.--Amounts appropriated under 
     subsection (a) shall remain available until expended.
       (c) Coordination With Existing Law.--Amounts made available 
     to Amtrak under this section shall not be considered to be 
     Federal assistance for purposes of part C of subtitle V of 
     title 49, United States Code.

     SEC. 169. GRANTS FOR FIREFIGHTING PERSONNEL.

       (a) Section 33 of the Federal Fire Prevention and Control 
     Act of 1974 (15 U.S.C. 2229) is amended--
       (1) by redesignating subsections (c), (d), and (e) as 
     subsections (d), (e), and (f), respectively;
       (2) by inserting after subsection (b) the following:
       ``(c) Personnel Grants.--
       ``(1) Exclusion.--Grants awarded under subsection (b) to 
     hire `employees engaged in fire protection', as that term is 
     defined in section 3 of the Fair Labor Standards Act (29 
     U.S.C. 203), shall not be subject to paragraphs (10) or (11) 
     of subsection (b).
       ``(2) Duration.--Grants awarded under paragraph (1) shall 
     be for a 3-year period.
       ``(3) Maximum amount.--The total amount of grants awarded 
     under paragraph (1) shall not exceed $100,000 per 
     firefighter, indexed for inflation, over the 3-year grant 
     period.
       ``(4) Federal share.--
       ``(A) In general.--Notwithstanding subsection (b)(6), the 
     Federal share of a grant under paragraph (1) shall not exceed 
     75 percent of the total salary and benefits cost for 
     additional firefighters hired.
       ``(B) Waiver.--The Director may waive the 25 percent non-
     Federal match under subparagraph (A) for a jurisdiction of 
     50,000 or fewer residents or in cases of extreme hardship.
       ``(5) Application.--In addition to the information under 
     subsection (b)(5), an application for a grant under paragraph 
     (1), shall include--
       ``(A) an explanation for the need for Federal assistance; 
     and
       ``(B) specific plans for obtaining necessary support to 
     retain the position following the conclusion of Federal 
     support.
       ``(6) Maintenance of effort.--Grants awarded under 
     paragraph (1) shall only be used to pay the salaries and 
     benefits of additional firefighting personnel, and shall not 
     be used to supplant funding allocated for personnel from 
     State and local sources.''; and
       (3) in subsection (f) (as redesignated by paragraph (1)), 
     by adding at the end the following:
       ``(3) $1,000,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2003 and 
     2004, to be used only for grants under subsection (c).''.

     SEC. 170. REVIEW OF TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ENHANCEMENTS.

       (a) Review of Transportation Vulnerabilities and Federal 
     Transportation Security Efforts.--The Comptroller General 
     shall conduct a detailed, comprehensive study which shall--
       (1) review all available intelligence on terrorist threats 
     against aviation, seaport, rail, motor carrier, motor coach, 
     pipeline, highway, and transit facilities and equipment;
       (2) review all available information on vulnerabilities of 
     the aviation, seaport, rail, motor carrier, motor coach, 
     pipeline, highway, and transit modes of transportation to 
     terrorist attack; and
       (3) review the steps taken by public and private entities 
     since September 11, 2001, to improve aviation, seaport, rail, 
     motor carrier, motor coach, pipeline, highway, and transit 
     security to determine their effectiveness at protecting 
     passengers, freight (including hazardous materials), and 
     transportation infrastructure from terrorist attack.
       (b) Report.--
       (1) Content.--Not later than 1 year after the date of 
     enactment of this Act, the Comptroller General shall prepare 
     and submit to Congress, the Secretary, and the Secretary of 
     Transportation a comprehensive report without compromising 
     national security, containing--
       (A) the findings and conclusions from the reviews conducted 
     under subsection (a); and
       (B) proposed steps to improve any deficiencies found in 
     aviation, seaport, rail, motor carrier, motor coach, 
     pipeline, highway, and transit security, including, to the 
     extent possible, the cost of implementing the steps.
       (2) Format.--The Comptroller General may submit the report 
     in both classified and redacted format if the Comptroller 
     General determines that such action is appropriate or 
     necessary.
       (c) Response of the Secretary.--
       (1) In general.--Not later than 90 days after the date on 
     which the report under this section is submitted to the 
     Secretary, the Secretary shall provide to the President and 
     Congress--
       (A) the response of the Department to the recommendations 
     of the report; and
       (B) recommendations of the Department to further protect 
     passengers and transportation infrastructure from terrorist 
     attack.
       (2) Formats.--The Secretary may submit the report in both 
     classified and redacted formats if the Secretary determines 
     that such action is necessary or appropriate.
       (d) Reports Provided to Committees.--In furnishing the 
     report required by subsection (b), and the Secretary's 
     response and recommendations under subsection (c), to the 
     Congress, the Comptroller General and the Secretary, 
     respectively, shall ensure that the report, response, and 
     recommendations are transmitted to the Committee on Commerce, 
     Science, and Transportation of the Senate, and the Committee 
     on Environment and Public Works of the Senate, and the 
     Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House 
     of Representatives.

     SEC. 171. INTEROPERABILITY OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS.

       (a) In General.--The Director of the Office of Management 
     and Budget, in consultation with the Secretary and affected 
     entities, shall develop--

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       (1) a comprehensive enterprise architecture for information 
     systems, including communications systems, to achieve 
     interoperability between and among information systems of 
     agencies with responsibility for homeland security; and
       (2) a plan to achieve interoperability between and among 
     information systems, including communications systems, of 
     agencies with responsibility for homeland security and those 
     of State and local agencies with responsibility for homeland 
     security.
       (b) Timetables.--The Director of the Office of Management 
     and Budget, in consultation with the Secretary and affected 
     entities, shall establish timetables for development and 
     implementation of the enterprise architecture and plan 
     referred to in subsection (a).
       (c) Implementation.--The Director of the Office of 
     Management and Budget, in consultation with the Secretary and 
     acting under the responsibilities of the Director under law 
     (including the Clinger-Cohen Act of 1996), shall ensure the 
     implementation of the enterprise architecture developed under 
     subsection (a)(1), and shall coordinate, oversee, and 
     evaluate the management and acquisition of information 
     technology by agencies with responsibility for homeland 
     security to ensure interoperability consistent with the 
     enterprise architecture developed under subsection (a)(1).
       (d) Agency Cooperation.--The head of each agency with 
     responsibility for homeland security shall fully cooperate 
     with the Director of the Office of Management and Budget in 
     the development of a comprehensive enterprise architecture 
     for information systems and in the management and acquisition 
     of information technology consistent with the comprehensive 
     enterprise architecture developed under subsection (a)(1).
       (e) Content.--The enterprise architecture developed under 
     subsection (a)(1), and the information systems managed and 
     acquired under the enterprise architecture, shall possess the 
     characteristics of--
       (1) rapid deployment;
       (2) a highly secure environment, providing data access only 
     to authorized users; and
       (3) the capability for continuous system upgrades to 
     benefit from advances in technology while preserving the 
     integrity of stored data.
       (f) Updated Versions.--The Director of the Office of 
     Management and Budget, in consultation with the Secretary, 
     shall oversee and ensure the development of updated versions 
     of the enterprise architecture and plan developed under 
     subsection (a), as necessary.
       (g) Report.--The Director of the Office of Management and 
     Budget, in consultation with the Secretary, shall annually 
     report to Congress on the development and implementation of 
     the enterprise architecture and plan referred to under 
     subsection (a).
       (h) Consultation.--The Director of the Office of Management 
     and Budget shall consult with information systems management 
     experts in the public and private sectors, in the development 
     and implementation of the enterprise architecture and plan 
     referred to under subsection (a).
       (i) Principal Officer.--The Director of the Office of 
     Management and Budget shall designate, with the approval of 
     the President, a principal officer in the Office of 
     Management and Budget whose primary responsibility shall be 
     to carry out the duties of the Director under this section.

     SEC. 172. EXTENSION OF CUSTOMS USER FEES.

       Section 13031(j)(3) of the Consolidated Omnibus Budget 
     Reconciliation Act of 1985 (19 U.S.C. 58c(j)(3)) is amended 
     by striking ``September 30, 2003'' and inserting ``March 31, 
     2004''.

     SEC. 173. CONFORMING AMENDMENTS REGARDING LAWS ADMINISTERED 
                   BY THE SECRETARY OF VETERANS AFFAIRS.

       (a) Title 38, United States Code.--
       (1) Secretary of homeland security as head of coast 
     guard.--Title 38, United States Code, is amended by striking 
     ``Secretary of Transportation'' and inserting ``Secretary of 
     Homeland Security'' in each of the following provisions:
       (A) Section 101(25)(D).
       (B) Section 1974(a)(5).
       (C) Section 3002(5).
       (D) Section 3011(a)(1)(A)(ii), both places it appears.
       (E) Section 3012(b)(1)(A)(v).
       (F) Section 3012(b)(1)(B)(ii)(V).
       (G) Section 3018A(a)(3).
       (H) Section 3018B(a)(1)(C).
       (I) Section 3018B(a)(2)(C).
       (J) Section 3018C(a)(5).
       (K) Section 3020(m)(4).
       (L) Section 3035(d).
       (M) Section 6105(c).
       (2) Department of homeland security as executive department 
     of coast guard.--Title 38, United States Code, is amended by 
     striking ``Department of Transportation'' and inserting 
     ``Department of Homeland Security'' in each of the following 
     provisions:
       (A) Section 1560(a).
       (B) Section 3035(b)(2).
       (C) Section 3035(c).
       (D) Section 3035(d).
       (E) Section 3035(e)(1)(C).
       (F) Section 3680A(g).
       (b) Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Act of 1940.--The 
     Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Act of 1940 is amended by 
     striking ``Secretary of Transportation'' and inserting 
     ``Secretary of Homeland Security'' in each of the following 
     provisions:
       (1) Section 105 (50 U.S.C. App. 515), both places it 
     appears.
       (2) Section 300(c) (50 U.S.C. App. 530).
       (c) Other Laws and Documents.--(1) Any reference to the 
     Secretary of Transportation, in that Secretary's capacity as 
     the head of the Coast Guard when it is not operating as a 
     service in the Navy, in any law, regulation, map, document, 
     record, or other paper of the United States administered by 
     the Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall be considered to be a 
     reference to the Secretary of Homeland Security.
       (2) Any reference to the Department of Transportation, in 
     its capacity as the executive department of the Coast Guard 
     when it is not operating as a service in the Navy, in any 
     law, regulation, map, document, record, or other paper of the 
     United States administered by the Secretary of Veterans 
     Affairs shall be considered to be a reference to the 
     Department of Homeland Security.

     SEC. 174. PROHIBITION ON CONTRACTS WITH CORPORATE 
                   EXPATRIATES.

       (a) In General.--The Secretary may not enter into any 
     contract with a foreign incorporated entity which is treated 
     as an inverted domestic corporation under subsection (b), or 
     any subsidiary of such entity.
       (b) Inverted Domestic Corporation.--For purposes of this 
     section, a foreign incorporated entity shall be treated as an 
     inverted domestic corporation if, pursuant to a plan (or a 
     series of related transactions)--
       (1) the entity has completed the direct or indirect 
     acquisition of substantially all of the properties held 
     directly or indirectly by a domestic corporation or 
     substantially all of the properties constituting a trade or 
     business of a domestic partnership,
       (2) after the acquisition at least 50 percent of the stock 
     (by vote or value) of the entity is held--
       (A) in the case of an acquisition with respect to a 
     domestic corporation, by former shareholders of the domestic 
     corporation by reason of holding stock in the domestic 
     corporation, or
       (B) in the case of an acquisition with respect to a 
     domestic partnership, by former partners of the domestic 
     partnership by reason of holding a capital or profits 
     interest in the domestic partnership, and
       (3) the expanded affiliated group which after the 
     acquisition includes the entity does not have substantial 
     business activities in the foreign country in which or under 
     the law of which the entity is created or organized when 
     compared to the total business activities of such expanded 
     affiliated group.
       (c) Definitions and Special Rules.--For purposes of this 
     section--
       (1) Rules for application of subsection (b).--In applying 
     subsection (b) for purposes of subsection (a), the following 
     rules shall apply:
       (A) Certain stock disregarded.--There shall not be taken 
     into account in determining ownership for purposes of 
     subsection (b)(2)--
       (i) stock held by members of the expanded affiliated group 
     which includes the foreign incorporated entity, or
       (ii) stock of such entity which is sold in a public 
     offering related to the acquisition described in subsection 
     (b)(1).
       (B) Plan deemed in certain cases.--If a foreign 
     incorporated entity acquires directly or indirectly 
     substantially all of the properties of a domestic corporation 
     or partnership during the 4-year period beginning on the date 
     which is 2 years before the ownership requirements of 
     subsection (b)(2) are met, such actions shall be treated as 
     pursuant to a plan.
       (C) Certain transfers disregarded.--The transfer of 
     properties or liabilities (including by contribution or 
     distribution) shall be disregarded if such transfers are part 
     of a plan a principal purpose of which is to avoid the 
     purposes of this section.
       (D) Special rule for related partnerships.--For purposes of 
     applying subsection (b) to the acquisition of a domestic 
     partnership, except as provided in regulations, all 
     partnerships which are under common control (within the 
     meaning of section 482 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986) 
     shall be treated as 1 partnership.
       (E) Treatment of certain rights.--The Secretary shall 
     prescribe such regulations as may be necessary--
       (i) to treat warrants, options, contracts to acquire stock, 
     convertible debt instruments, and other similar interests as 
     stock, and
       (ii) to treat stock as not stock.
       (2) Expanded affiliated group.--The term ``expanded 
     affiliated group'' means an affiliated group as defined in 
     section 1504(a) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (without 
     regard to section 1504(b) of such Code), except that section 
     1504(a) of such Code shall be applied by substituting ``more 
     than 50 percent'' for ``at least 80 percent'' each place it 
     appears.
       (3) Foreign incorporated entity.--The term ``foreign 
     incorporated entity'' means any entity which is, or but for 
     subsection (b) would be, treated as a foreign corporation for 
     purposes of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.
       (4) Other definitions.--The terms ``person'', ``domestic'', 
     and ``foreign'' have the meanings given such terms by 
     paragraphs (1), (4), and (5) of section 7701(a) of the 
     Internal Revenue Code of 1986, respectively.
       (d) Waiver.--The President may waive subsection (a) with 
     respect to any specific contract if the President certifies 
     to Congress that the waiver is required in the interest of 
     national security.
       (e) Effective Date.--This section shall take effect 1 day 
     after the date of the enactment of this Act.

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     SEC. 175. TRANSFER OF CERTAIN AGRICULTURAL INSPECTION 
                   FUNCTIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE.

       (a) Definition of Covered Law.--In this section, the term 
     ``covered law'' means--
       (1) the first section of the Act of August 31, 1922 
     (commonly known as the ``Honeybee Act'') (7 U.S.C. 281);
       (2) title III of the Federal Seed Act (7 U.S.C. 1581 et 
     seq.);
       (3) the Plant Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 7701 et seq.);
       (4) the Animal Health Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 8301 et 
     seq.);
       (5) section 11 of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 
     U.S.C. 1540).
       (6) the Lacey Act Amendments of 1981 (16 U.S.C. 3371 et 
     seq.); and
       (7) the eighth paragraph under the heading ``BUREAU OF 
     ANIMAL INDUSTRY'' in the Act of March 4, 1913 (commonly known 
     as the ``Virus-Serum-Toxin Act'') (21 U.S.C. 151 et seq.);
       (b) Transfer.--
       (1) In general.--Subject to paragraph (2), there is 
     transferred to the Secretary of Homeland Security the 
     functions of the Secretary of Agriculture relating to 
     agricultural import and entry inspection activities under 
     each covered law.
       (2) Quarantine activities.--The functions transferred under 
     paragraph (1) shall not include any quarantine activity 
     carried out under a covered law.
       (c) Effect of Transfer.--
       (1) Compliance with department of agriculture 
     regulations.--The authority transferred under subsection (b) 
     shall be exercised by the Secretary of Homeland Security in 
     accordance with the regulations, policies, and procedures 
     issued by the Secretary of Agriculture regarding the 
     administration of each covered law.
       (2) Rulemaking coordination.--The Secretary of Agriculture 
     shall coordinate with the Secretary of Homeland Security in 
     any case in which the Secretary of Agriculture prescribes 
     regulations, policies, or procedures for administering the 
     functions transferred under subsection (b) under a covered 
     law.
       (3) Effective administration.--The Secretary of Homeland 
     Security, in consultation with the Secretary of Agriculture, 
     may issue such directives and guidelines as are necessary to 
     ensure the effective use of personnel of the Department of 
     Homeland Security to carry out the functions transferred 
     under subsection (b).
       (d) Transfer Agreement.--
       (1) In general.--Before the completion of the transition 
     period (as defined in section 181), the Secretary of 
     Agriculture and the Secretary of Homeland Security shall 
     enter into an agreement to carry out this section.
       (2) Required terms.--The agreement required by this 
     subsection shall provide for--
       (A) the supervision by the Secretary of Agriculture of the 
     training of employees of the Secretary of Homeland Security 
     to carry out the functions transferred under subsection (b);
       (B) the transfer of funds to the Secretary of Homeland 
     Security under subsection (e);
       (C) authority under which the Secretary of Homeland 
     Security may perform functions that--
       (i) are delegated to the Animal and Plant Health Inspection 
     Service of the Department of Agriculture regarding the 
     protection of domestic livestock and plants; but
       (ii) are not transferred to the Secretary of Homeland 
     Security under subsection (b); and
       (D) authority under which the Secretary of Agriculture may 
     use employees of the Department of Homeland Security to carry 
     out authorities delegated to the Animal and Plant Health 
     Inspection Service regarding the protection of domestic 
     livestock and plants.
       (3) Review and revision.--After the date of execution of 
     the agreement described in paragraph (1), the Secretary of 
     Agriculture and the Secretary of Homeland Security--
       (A) shall periodically review the agreement; and
       (B) may jointly revise the agreement, as necessary.
       (e) Periodic Transfer of Funds to Department of Homeland 
     Security.--
       (1) Transfer of funds.--Subject to paragraph (2), out of 
     any funds collected as fees under sections 2508 and 2509 of 
     the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990 
     (21 U.S.C. 136, 136a), the Secretary of Agriculture shall 
     periodically transfer to the Secretary of Homeland Security, 
     in accordance with the agreement under subsection (d), funds 
     for activities carried out by the Secretary of Homeland 
     Security for which the fees were collected.
       (2) Limitation.--The proportion of fees collected under 
     sections 2508 and 2509 of the Food, Agriculture, 
     Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990 (21 U.S.C. 136, 136a) 
     that are transferred to the Secretary of Homeland Security 
     under paragraph (1) may not exceed the proportion that--
       (A) the costs incurred by the Secretary of Homeland 
     Security to carry out activities funded by those fees; bears 
     to
       (B) the costs incurred by the Federal Government to carry 
     out activities funded by those fees.
       (f) Transfer of Department of Agriculture Employees.--Not 
     later than the completion of the transition period (as 
     defined in section 181), the Secretary of Agriculture shall 
     transfer to the Department of Homeland Security not more than 
     3,200 full-time equivalent positions of the Department of 
     Agriculture.
       (g) Protection of Inspection Animals.--
       (1) Definition of secretary concerned.--Title V of the 
     Agricultural Risk Protection Act of 2000 is amended--
       (A) by redesignating sections 501 and 502 (7 U.S.C. 2279e, 
     2279f) as sections 502 and 503, respectively; and
       (B) by inserting before section 502 (as redesignated by 
     subparagraph (A)) the following:

     ``SEC. 501. DEFINITION OF SECRETARY CONCERNED.

       ``In this title, the term `Secretary concerned' means--
       ``(1) the Secretary of Agriculture, with respect to an 
     animal used for purposes of official inspections by the 
     Department of Agriculture; and
       ``(2) the Secretary of Homeland Security, with respect to 
     an animal used for purposes of official inspections by the 
     Department of Homeland Security.''.
       (2) Conforming amendments.--
       (A) Section 502 of the Agricultural Risk Protection Act of 
     2000 (as redesignated by paragraph (1)(A)) is amended--
       (i) in subsection (a)--

       (I) by inserting ``or the Department of Homeland Security'' 
     after ``Department of Agriculture''; and
       (II) by inserting ``or the Secretary of Homeland Security'' 
     after ``Secretary of Agriculture''; and

       (ii) by striking ``Secretary'' each place it appears (other 
     than in subsections (a) and (e)) and inserting ``Secretary 
     concerned''.
       (B) Section 503 of the Agricultural Risk Protection Act of 
     2000 (as redesignated by paragraph (1)(A)) is amended by 
     striking ``501'' each place it appears and inserting ``502''.
       (C) Section 221 of the Public Health Security and 
     Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002 (7 U.S.C. 
     8411) is repealed.

     SEC. 176. COORDINATION OF INFORMATION AND INFORMATION 
                   TECHNOLOGY.

       (a) Definition of Affected Agency.--In this section, the 
     term ``affected agency'' means--
       (1) the Department of Homeland Security;
       (2) the Department of Agriculture;
       (3) the Department of Health and Human Services; and
       (4) any other department or agency determined to be 
     appropriate by the Secretary of Homeland Security.
       (b) Coordination.--Consistent with section 171, the 
     Secretary of Homeland Security, in coordination with the 
     Secretary of Agriculture, the Secretary of Health and Human 
     Services, and the head of each other department or agency 
     determined to be appropriate by the Secretary of Homeland 
     Security, shall ensure that appropriate information (as 
     determined by the Secretary of Homeland Security) concerning 
     inspections of articles that are imported or entered into the 
     United States, and are inspected or regulated by 1 or more 
     affected agencies, is timely and efficiently exchanged 
     between the affected agencies.
       (c) Report and Plan.--Not later than 18 months after the 
     date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Homeland 
     Security, in consultation with the Secretary of Agriculture, 
     the Secretary of Health and Human Services, and the head of 
     each other department or agency determined to be appropriate 
     by the Secretary of Homeland Security, shall submit to 
     Congress--
       (1) a report on the progress made in implementing this 
     section; and
       (2) a plan to complete implementation of this section.

                   Subtitle E--Transition Provisions

     SEC. 181. DEFINITIONS.

       In this subtitle:
       (1) Agency.--The term ``agency'' includes any entity, 
     organizational unit, or function transferred or to be 
     transferred under this title.
       (2) Transition period.--The term ``transition period'' 
     means the 1-year period beginning on the effective date of 
     this division.

     SEC. 182. TRANSFER OF AGENCIES.

       The transfer of an agency to the Department, as authorized 
     by this title, shall occur when the President so directs, but 
     in no event later than the end of the transition period.

     SEC. 183. TRANSITIONAL AUTHORITIES.

       (a) Provision of Assistance by Officials.--Until an agency 
     is transferred to the Department, any official having 
     authority over, or functions relating to, the agency 
     immediately before the effective date of this division shall 
     provide to the Secretary such assistance, including the use 
     of personnel and assets, as the Secretary may reasonably 
     request in preparing for the transfer and integration of the 
     agency into the Department.
       (b) Services and Personnel.--During the transition period, 
     upon the request of the Secretary, the head of any agency (as 
     defined under section 2) may, on a reimbursable basis, 
     provide services and detail personnel to assist with the 
     transition.
       (c) Acting Officials.--
       (1) Designation.--During the transition period, pending the 
     nomination and advice and consent of the Senate to the 
     appointment of an officer required by this division to be 
     appointed by and with such advice and consent, the President 
     may designate any officer whose appointment was required to 
     be made by and with such advice and consent, and who 
     continues as such an officer, to act in such office until the 
     office is filled as provided in this division.
       (2) Compensation.--While serving as an acting officer under 
     paragraph (1), the officer

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     shall receive compensation at the higher of the rate 
     provided--
       (A) under this division for the office in which that 
     officer acts; or
       (B) for the office held at the time of designation.
       (3) Period of service.--The person serving as an acting 
     officer under paragraph (1) may serve in the office for the 
     periods described under section 3346 of title 5, United 
     States Code, as if the office became vacant on the effective 
     date of this division.
       (d) Exception to Advice and Consent Requirement.--Nothing 
     in this Act shall be construed to require the advice and 
     consent of the Senate to the appointment by the President to 
     a position in the Department of any officer--
       (1) whose agency is transferred to the Department under 
     this Act;
       (2) whose appointment was by and with the advice and 
     consent of the Senate;
       (3) who is proposed to serve in a directorate or office of 
     the Department that is similar to the transferred agency in 
     which the officer served; and
       (4) whose authority and responsibilities following such 
     transfer would be equivalent to those performed prior to such 
     transfer.

     SEC. 184. INCIDENTAL TRANSFERS AND TRANSFER OF RELATED 
                   FUNCTIONS.

       (a) Incidental Transfers.--The Director of the Office of 
     Management and Budget, in consultation with the Secretary, 
     shall make such additional incidental dispositions of 
     personnel, assets, and liabilities held, used, arising from, 
     available, or to be made available, in connection with the 
     functions transferred by this title, as the Director 
     determines necessary to accomplish the purposes of this 
     title.
       (b) Adjudicatory or Review Functions.--
       (1) In general.--At the time an agency is transferred to 
     the Department, the President may also transfer to the 
     Department any agency established to carry out or support 
     adjudicatory or review functions in relation to the 
     transferred agency.
       (2) Exception.--The President may not transfer the 
     Executive Office of Immigration Review of the Department of 
     Justice under this subsection.
       (c) Transfer of Related Functions.--The transfer, under 
     this title, of an agency that is a subdivision of a 
     department before such transfer shall include the transfer to 
     the Secretary of any function relating to such agency that, 
     on the date before the transfer, was exercised by the head of 
     the department from which such agency is transferred.
       (d) References.--A reference in any other Federal law, 
     Executive order, rule, regulation, delegation of authority, 
     or other document pertaining to an agency transferred under 
     this title that refers to the head of the department from 
     which such agency is transferred is deemed to refer to the 
     Secretary.

     SEC. 185. IMPLEMENTATION PROGRESS REPORTS AND LEGISLATIVE 
                   RECOMMENDATIONS.

       (a) In General.--In consultation with the President and in 
     accordance with this section, the Secretary shall prepare 
     implementation progress reports and submit such reports to--
       (1) the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the 
     House of Representatives for referral to the appropriate 
     committees; and
       (2) the Comptroller General of the United States.
       (b) Report Frequency.--
       (1) Initial report.--As soon as practicable, and not later 
     than 6 months after the date of enactment of this Act, the 
     Secretary shall submit the first implementation progress 
     report.
       (2) Semiannual reports.--Following the submission of the 
     report under paragraph (1), the Secretary shall submit 
     additional implementation progress reports not less 
     frequently than once every 6 months until all transfers to 
     the Department under this title have been completed.
       (3) Final report.--Not later than 6 months after all 
     transfers to the Department under this title have been 
     completed, the Secretary shall submit a final implementation 
     progress report.
       (c) Contents.--
       (1) In general.--Each implementation progress report shall 
     report on the progress made in implementing titles I and XI, 
     including fulfillment of the functions transferred under this 
     Act, and shall include all of the information specified under 
     paragraph (2) that the Secretary has gathered as of the date 
     of submission. Information contained in an earlier report may 
     be referenced, rather than set out in full, in a 
     subsequent report. The final implementation progress 
     report shall include any required information not yet 
     provided.
       (2) Specifications.--Each implementation progress report 
     shall contain, to the extent available--
       (A) with respect to the transfer and incorporation of 
     entities, organizational units, and functions--
       (i) the actions needed to transfer and incorporate 
     entities, organizational units, and functions into the 
     Department;
       (ii) a projected schedule, with milestones, for completing 
     the various phases of the transition;
       (iii) a progress report on taking those actions and meeting 
     the schedule;
       (iv) the organizational structure of the Department, 
     including a listing of the respective directorates, the field 
     offices of the Department, and the executive positions that 
     will be filled by political appointees or career executives;
       (v) the location of Department headquarters, including a 
     timeframe for relocating to the new location, an estimate of 
     cost for the relocation, and information about which elements 
     of the various agencies will be located at headquarters;
       (vi) unexpended funds and assets, liabilities, and 
     personnel that will be transferred, and the proposed 
     allocations and disposition within the Department; and
       (vii) the costs of implementing the transition;
       (B) with respect to human capital planning--
       (i) a description of the workforce planning undertaken for 
     the Department, including the preparation of an inventory of 
     skills and competencies available to the Department, to 
     identify any gaps, and to plan for the training, recruitment, 
     and retention policies necessary to attract and retain a 
     workforce to meet the needs of the Department;
       (ii) the past and anticipated future record of the 
     Department with respect to recruitment and retention of 
     personnel;
       (iii) plans or progress reports on the utilization by the 
     Department of existing personnel flexibility, provided by law 
     or through regulations of the President and the Office of 
     Personnel Management, to achieve the human capital needs of 
     the Department;
       (iv) any inequitable disparities in pay or other terms and 
     conditions of employment among employees within the 
     Department resulting from the consolidation under this 
     division of functions, entities, and personnel previously 
     covered by disparate personnel systems; and
       (v) efforts to address the disparities under clause (iv) 
     using existing personnel flexibility;
       (C) with respect to information technology--
       (i) an assessment of the existing and planned information 
     systems of the Department; and
       (ii) a report on the development and implementation of 
     enterprise architecture and of the plan to achieve 
     interoperability;
       (D) with respect to programmatic implementation--
       (i) the progress in implementing the programmatic 
     responsibilities of this division;
       (ii) the progress in implementing the mission of each 
     entity, organizational unit, and function transferred to the 
     Department;
       (iii) recommendations of any other governmental entities, 
     organizational units, or functions that need to be 
     incorporated into the Department in order for the Department 
     to function effectively; and
       (iv) recommendations of any entities, organizational units, 
     or functions not related to homeland security transferred to 
     the Department that need to be transferred from the 
     Department or terminated for the Department to function 
     effectively.
       (d) Legislative Recommendations.--
       (1) Inclusion in report.--The Secretary, after consultation 
     with the appropriate committees of Congress, shall include in 
     the report under this section, recommendations for 
     legislation that the Secretary determines is necessary to--
       (A) facilitate the integration of transferred entities, 
     organizational units, and functions into the Department;
       (B) reorganize agencies, executive positions, and the 
     assignment of functions within the Department;
       (C) address any inequitable disparities in pay or other 
     terms and conditions of employment among employees within the 
     Department resulting from the consolidation of agencies, 
     functions, and personnel previously covered by disparate 
     personnel systems;
       (D) enable the Secretary to engage in procurement essential 
     to the mission of the Department;
       (E) otherwise help further the mission of the Department; 
     and
       (F) make technical and conforming amendments to existing 
     law to reflect the changes made by titles I and XI.
       (2) Separate submission of proposed legislation.--The 
     Secretary may submit the proposed legislation under paragraph 
     (1) to Congress before submitting the balance of the report 
     under this section.

     SEC. 186. TRANSFER AND ALLOCATION.

       Except as otherwise provided in this title, the personnel 
     employed in connection with, and the assets, liabilities, 
     contracts, property, records, and unexpended balance of 
     appropriations, authorizations, allocations, and other funds 
     employed, held, used, arising from, available to, or to be 
     made available in connection with the agencies transferred 
     under this title, shall be transferred to the Secretary for 
     appropriate allocation, subject to the approval of the 
     Director of the Office of Management and Budget and to 
     section 1531 of title 31, United States Code. Unexpended 
     funds transferred under this subsection shall be used only 
     for the purposes for which the funds were originally 
     authorized and appropriated.

     SEC. 187. SAVINGS PROVISIONS.

       (a) Continuing Effect of Legal Documents.--All orders, 
     determinations, rules, regulations, permits, agreements, 
     grants, contracts, recognitions of labor organizations, 
     collective bargaining agreements, certificates, licenses, 
     registrations, privileges, and other administrative actions--
       (1) which have been issued, made, granted, or allowed to 
     become effective by the President, any Federal agency or 
     official thereof, or by a court of competent jurisdiction, in 
     the performance of functions which are transferred under this 
     title; and

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       (2) which are in effect at the time this division takes 
     effect, or were final before the effective date of this 
     division and are to become effective on or after the 
     effective date of this division,

     shall, to the extent related to such functions, continue in 
     effect according to their terms until modified, terminated, 
     superseded, set aside, or revoked in accordance with law by 
     the President, the Secretary or other authorized official, or 
     a court of competent jurisdiction, or by operation of law.
       (b) Proceedings Not Affected.--The provisions of this title 
     shall not affect any proceedings, including notices of 
     proposed rulemaking, or any application for any license, 
     permit, certificate, or financial assistance pending before 
     an agency at the time this title takes effect, with respect 
     to functions transferred by this title but such proceedings 
     and applications shall continue. Orders shall be issued in 
     such proceedings, appeals shall be taken therefrom, and 
     payments shall be made pursuant to such orders, as if this 
     title had not been enacted, and orders issued in any such 
     proceedings shall continue in effect until modified, 
     terminated, superseded, or revoked by a duly authorized 
     official, by a court of competent jurisdiction, or by 
     operation of law. Nothing in this subsection shall be deemed 
     to prohibit the discontinuance or modification of any such 
     proceeding under the same terms and conditions and to the 
     same extent that such proceeding could have been discontinued 
     or modified if this title had not been enacted.
       (c) Suits Not Affected.--The provisions of this title shall 
     not affect suits commenced before the effective date of this 
     division, and in all such suits, proceedings shall be had, 
     appeals taken, and judgments rendered in the same manner and 
     with the same effect as if this title had not been enacted.
       (d) Nonabatement of Actions.--No suit, action, or other 
     proceeding commenced by or against an agency, or by or 
     against any individual in the official capacity of such 
     individual as an officer of an agency, shall abate by reason 
     of the enactment of this title.
       (e) Administrative Actions Relating to Promulgation of 
     Regulations.--Any administrative action relating to the 
     preparation or promulgation of a regulation by an agency 
     relating to a function transferred under this title may be 
     continued by the Department with the same effect as if this 
     title had not been enacted.
       (f) Employment and Personnel.--
       (1) Terms and conditions of employment.--The transfer of an 
     employee to the Department under this Act shall not alter the 
     terms and conditions of employment, including compensation, 
     of any employee so transferred.
       (2) Conditions and criteria for appointment.--Any 
     qualifications, conditions, or criteria required by law for 
     appointments to a position in an agency, or subdivision 
     thereof, transferred to the Department under this title, 
     including a requirement that an appointment be made by the 
     President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, 
     shall continue to apply with respect to any appointment to 
     the position made after such transfer to the Department has 
     occurred.
       (3) Whistleblower protection.--The President may not 
     exclude any position transferred to the Department as a 
     covered position under section 2302(a)(2)(B)(ii) of title 5, 
     United States Code, to the extent that such exclusion subject 
     to that authority was not made before the date of enactment 
     of this Act.
       (g) No Effect on Intelligence Authorities.--The transfer of 
     authorities, functions, personnel, and assets of elements of 
     the United States Government under this title, or the 
     assumption of authorities and functions by the Department 
     under this title, shall not be construed, in cases where such 
     authorities, functions, personnel, and assets are engaged in 
     intelligence activities as defined in the National Security 
     Act of 1947, as affecting the authorities of the Director of 
     Central Intelligence, the Secretary of Defense, or the heads 
     of departments and agencies within the intelligence 
     community.

     SEC. 188. TRANSITION PLAN.

       (a) In General.--Not later than September 15, 2002, the 
     President shall submit to Congress a transition plan as set 
     forth in subsection (b).
       (b) Contents.--
       (1) In general.--The transition plan under subsection (a) 
     shall include a detailed--
       (A) plan for the transition to the Department and 
     implementation of this title and division B; and
       (B) proposal for the financing of those operations and 
     needs of the Department that do not represent solely the 
     continuation of functions for which appropriations already 
     are available.
       (2) Financing proposal.--The financing proposal under 
     paragraph (1)(B) may consist of any combination of specific 
     appropriations transfers, specific reprogrammings, and new 
     specific appropriations as the President considers advisable.

     SEC. 189. USE OF APPROPRIATED FUNDS.

       (a) Applicability of This Section.--Notwithstanding any 
     other provision of this Act or any other law, this section 
     shall apply to the use of any funds, disposal of property, 
     and acceptance, use, and disposal of gifts, or donations of 
     services or property, of, for, or by the Department, 
     including any agencies, entities, or other organizations 
     transferred to the Department under this Act.
       (b) Authorization of Appropriations To Create Department.--
     There is authorized to be appropriated $160,000,000 for the 
     Office of Homeland Security in the Executive Office of the 
     President to be transferred without delay to the Department 
     upon its creation by enactment of this Act, notwithstanding 
     subsection (c)(1)(C) such funds shall be available only for 
     the payment of necessary salaries and expenses associated 
     with the initiation of operations of the Department.
       (c) Use of Transferred Funds.--
       (1) In general.--Except as may be provided in this 
     subsection or in an appropriations Act in accordance with 
     subsection (e), balances of appropriations and any other 
     funds or assets transferred under this Act--
       (A) shall be available only for the purposes for which they 
     were originally available;
       (B) shall remain subject to the same conditions and 
     limitations provided by the law originally appropriating or 
     otherwise making available the amount, including limitations 
     and notification requirements related to the reprogramming of 
     appropriated funds; and
       (C) shall not be used to fund any new position established 
     under this Act.
       (2) Transfer of funds.--
       (A) In general.--After the creation of the Department and 
     the swearing in of its Secretary, and upon determination by 
     the Secretary that such action is necessary in the national 
     interest, the Secretary is authorized to transfer, with the 
     approval of the Office of Management and Budget, not to 
     exceed $140,000,000 of unobligated funds from organizations 
     and entities transferred to the new Department by this Act.
       (B) Limitation.--Notwithstanding paragraph (1)(C), funds 
     authorized to be transferred by subparagraph (A) shall be 
     available only for payment of necessary costs, including 
     funding of new positions, for the initiation of operations of 
     the Department and may not be transferred unless the 
     Committees on Appropriations are notified at least 15 days in 
     advance of any proposed transfer and have approved such 
     transfer in advance.
       (C) Notification.--The notification required in 
     subparagraph (B) shall include a detailed justification of 
     the purposes for which the funds are to be used and a 
     detailed statement of the impact on the program or 
     organization that is the source of the funds, and shall be 
     submitted in accordance with reprogramming procedures to be 
     established by the Committees on Appropriations.
       (D) Use for other items.--The authority to transfer funds 
     established in this section may not be used unless for higher 
     priority items, based on demonstrated homeland security 
     requirements, than those for which funds originally were 
     appropriated and in no case where the item for which funds 
     are requested has been denied by Congress.
       (d) Notification Regarding Transfers.--The President shall 
     notify Congress not less than 15 days before any transfer of 
     appropriations balances, other funds, or assets under this 
     Act.
       (e) Additional Uses of Funds During Transition.--Subject to 
     subsections (c) and (d), amounts transferred to, or otherwise 
     made available to, the Department may be used during the 
     transition period, as defined in section 801(2), for purposes 
     in addition to those for which such amounts were originally 
     available (including by transfer among accounts of the 
     Department), but only to the extent such transfer or use is 
     specifically permitted in advance in an appropriations Act 
     and only under the conditions and for the purposes specified 
     in such appropriations Act.
       (f) Disposal of Property.--
       (1) Strict compliance.--If specifically authorized to 
     dispose of real property in this or any other Act, the 
     Secretary shall exercise this authority in strict compliance 
     with section 204 of the Federal Property and Administrative 
     Services Act of 1949 (40 U.S.C. 485).
       (2) Deposit of proceeds.--The Secretary shall deposit the 
     proceeds of any exercise of property disposal authority into 
     the miscellaneous receipts of the Treasury in accordance with 
     section 3302(b) of title 31, United States Code.
       (g) Gifts.--Gifts or donations of services or property of 
     or for the Department may not be accepted, used, or disposed 
     of unless specifically permitted in advance in an 
     appropriations Act and only under the conditions and for the 
     purposes specified in such appropriations Act.
       (h) Budget Request.--Under section 1105 of title 31, United 
     States Code, the President shall submit to Congress a 
     detailed budget request for the Department for fiscal year 
     2004, and for each subsequent fiscal year.

                 Subtitle F--Administrative Provisions

     SEC. 191. REORGANIZATIONS AND DELEGATIONS.

       (a) Reorganization Authority.--
       (1) In general.--The Secretary may, as necessary and 
     appropriate--
       (A) allocate, or reallocate, functions among officers of 
     the Department; and
       (B) establish, consolidate, alter, or discontinue 
     organizational entities within the Department.
       (2) Limitation.--Paragraph (1) does not apply to--
       (A) any office, bureau, unit, or other entity established 
     by law and transferred to the Department;
       (B) any function vested by law in an entity referred to in 
     subparagraph (A) or vested by law in an officer of such an 
     entity; or
       (C) the alteration of the assignment or delegation of 
     functions assigned by this Act to any officer or 
     organizational entity of the Department.

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       (b) Delegation Authority.--
       (1) Secretary.--The Secretary may--
       (A) delegate any of the functions of the Secretary; and
       (B) authorize successive redelegations of functions of the 
     Secretary to other officers and employees of the Department.
       (2) Officers.--An officer of the Department may--
       (A) delegate any function assigned to the officer by law; 
     and
       (B) authorize successive redelegations of functions 
     assigned to the officer by law to other officers and 
     employees of the Department.
       (3) Limitations.--
       (A) Interunit delegation.--Any function assigned by this 
     title to an organizational unit of the Department or to the 
     head of an organizational unit of the Department may not be 
     delegated to an officer or employee outside of that unit.
       (B) Functions.--Any function vested by law in an entity 
     established by law and transferred to the Department or 
     vested by law in an officer of such an entity may not be 
     delegated to an officer or employee outside of that entity.

     SEC. 192. REPORTING REQUIREMENTS.

       (a) Annual Evaluations.--The Comptroller General of the 
     United States shall monitor and evaluate the implementation 
     of this title and title XI. Not later than 15 months after 
     the effective date of this division, and every year 
     thereafter for the succeeding 5 years, the Comptroller 
     General shall submit a report to Congress containing--
       (1) an evaluation of the implementation progress reports 
     submitted to Congress and the Comptroller General by the 
     Secretary under section 185;
       (2) the findings and conclusions of the Comptroller General 
     of the United States resulting from the monitoring and 
     evaluation conducted under this subsection, including 
     evaluations of how successfully the Department is meeting--
       (A) the homeland security missions of the Department; and
       (B) the other missions of the Department; and
       (3) any recommendations for legislation or administrative 
     action the Comptroller General considers appropriate.
       (b) Biennial Reports.--Every 2 years the Secretary shall 
     submit to Congress--
       (1) a report assessing the resources and requirements of 
     executive agencies relating to border security and emergency 
     preparedness issues; and
       (2) a report certifying the preparedness of the United 
     States to prevent, protect against, and respond to natural 
     disasters, cyber attacks, and incidents involving weapons of 
     mass destruction.
       (c) Point of Entry Management Report.--Not later than 1 
     year after the effective date of this division, the Secretary 
     shall submit to Congress a report outlining proposed steps to 
     consolidate management authority for Federal operations at 
     key points of entry into the United States.
       (d) Combating Terrorism and Homeland Security.--Not later 
     than 270 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the 
     Secretary shall--
       (1) in consultation with the head of each department or 
     agency affected by titles I, II, III, and XI, develop 
     definitions of the terms ``combating terrorism'' and 
     ``homeland security'' for purposes of those titles and shall 
     consider such definitions in determining the mission of the 
     Department; and
       (2) submit a report to Congress on such definitions.
       (e) Results-Based Management.--
       (1) Strategic plan.--
       (A) In general.--Not later than September 30, 2003, 
     consistent with the requirements of section 306 of title 5, 
     United States Code, the Secretary, in consultation with 
     Congress, shall prepare and submit to the Director of the 
     Office of Management and Budget and to Congress a strategic 
     plan for the program activities of the Department.
       (B) Period; revisions.--The strategic plan shall cover a 
     period of not less than 5 years from the fiscal year in which 
     it is submitted and it shall be updated and revised at least 
     every 3 years.
       (C) Contents.--The strategic plan shall describe the 
     planned results for the non-homeland security related 
     activities of the Department and the homeland security 
     related activities of the Department.
       (2) Performance plan.--
       (A) In general.--In accordance with section 1115 of title 
     31, United States Code, the Secretary shall prepare an annual 
     performance plan covering each program activity set forth in 
     the budget of the Department.
       (B) Contents.--The performance plan shall include--
       (i) the goals to be achieved during the year;
       (ii) strategies and resources required to meet the goals; 
     and
       (iii) the means used to verify and validate measured 
     values.
       (C) Scope.--The performance plan should describe the 
     planned results for the non-homeland security related 
     activities of the Department and the homeland security 
     related activities of the Department.
       (3) Performance report.--
       (A) In general.--In accordance with section 1116 of title 
     31, United States Code, the Secretary shall prepare and 
     submit to the President and Congress an annual report on 
     program performance for each fiscal year.
       (B) Contents.--The performance report shall include the 
     actual results achieved during the year compared to the goals 
     expressed in the performance plan for that year.

     SEC. 193. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, SAFETY, AND HEALTH 
                   REQUIREMENTS.

       The Secretary shall--
       (1) ensure that the Department complies with all applicable 
     environmental, safety, and health statutes and requirements; 
     and
       (2) develop procedures for meeting such requirements.

     SEC. 194. LABOR STANDARDS.

       (a) In General.--All laborers and mechanics employed by 
     contractors or subcontractors in the performance of 
     construction work financed in whole or in part with 
     assistance authorized under this Act shall be paid wages at 
     rates not less than those prevailing on similar construction 
     in the locality as determined by the Secretary of Labor in 
     accordance with the Davis-Bacon Act (40 U.S.C. 276a et seq.).
       (b) Secretary of Labor.--The Secretary of Labor shall have, 
     with respect to the enforcement of labor standards under 
     subsection (a), the authority and functions set forth in 
     Reorganization Plan Number 14 of 1950 (5 U.S.C. App.) and 
     section 2 of the Act of June 13, 1934 (48 Stat. 948, chapter 
     482; 40 U.S.C. 276c).

     SEC. 195. PROCUREMENT OF TEMPORARY AND INTERMITTENT SERVICES.

       The Secretary may--
       (1) procure the temporary or intermittent services of 
     experts or consultants (or organizations thereof) in 
     accordance with section 3109(b) of title 5, United States 
     Code; and
       (2) whenever necessary due to an urgent homeland security 
     need, procure temporary (not to exceed 1 year) or 
     intermittent personal services, including the services of 
     experts or consultants (or organizations thereof), without 
     regard to the pay limitations of such section 3109.

     SEC. 196. PRESERVING NON-HOMELAND SECURITY MISSION 
                   PERFORMANCE.

       (a) In General.--For each entity transferred into the 
     Department that has non-homeland security functions, the 
     respective Under Secretary in charge, in conjunction with the 
     head of such entity, shall report to the Secretary, the 
     Comptroller General, and the appropriate committees of 
     Congress on the performance of the entity in all of its 
     missions, with a particular emphasis on examining the 
     continued level of performance of the non-homeland security 
     missions.
       (b) Contents.--The report referred to in subsection (a) 
     shall--
       (1) to the greatest extent possible, provide an inventory 
     of the non-homeland security functions of the entity and 
     identify the capabilities of the entity with respect to those 
     functions, including--
       (A) the number of employees who carry out those functions;
       (B) the budget for those functions; and
       (C) the flexibilities, personnel or otherwise, currently 
     used to carry out those functions;
       (2) contain information related to the roles, 
     responsibilities, missions, organizational structure, 
     capabilities, personnel assets, and annual budgets, 
     specifically with respect to the capabilities of the entity 
     to accomplish its non-homeland security missions without any 
     diminishment; and
       (3) contain information regarding whether any changes are 
     required to the roles, responsibilities, missions, 
     organizational structure, modernization programs, projects, 
     activities, recruitment and retention programs, and annual 
     fiscal resources to enable the entity to accomplish its non-
     homeland security missions without diminishment.
       (c) Timing.--Each Under Secretary shall provide the report 
     referred to in subsection (a) annually, for the 5 years 
     following the transfer of the entity to the Department.

     SEC. 197. FUTURE YEARS HOMELAND SECURITY PROGRAM.

       (a) In General.--Each budget request submitted to Congress 
     for the Department under section 1105 of title 31, United 
     States Code, and each budget request submitted to Congress 
     for the National Terrorism Prevention and Response Program 
     shall be accompanied by a Future Years Homeland Security 
     Program.
       (b) Contents.--The Future Years Homeland Security Program 
     under subsection (a) shall be structured, and include the 
     same type of information and level of detail, as the Future 
     Years Defense Program submitted to Congress by the Department 
     of Defense under section 221 of title 10, United States Code.
       (c) Effective Date.--This section shall take effect with 
     respect to the preparation and submission of the fiscal year 
     2005 budget request for the Department and the fiscal year 
     2005 budget request for the National Terrorism Prevention and 
     Response Program, and for any subsequent fiscal year.

     SEC. 198. PROTECTION OF VOLUNTARILY FURNISHED CONFIDENTIAL 
                   INFORMATION.

       (a) Definitions.--In this section:
       (1) Critical infrastructure.--The term ``critical 
     infrastructure'' has the meaning given that term in section 
     1016(e) of the USA PATRIOT ACT of 2001 (42 U.S.C. 5195(e)).
       (2) Furnished voluntarily.--
       (A) Definition.--The term ``furnished voluntarily'' means a 
     submission of a record that--
       (i) is made to the Department in the absence of authority 
     of the Department requiring that record to be submitted; and

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       (ii) is not submitted or used to satisfy any legal 
     requirement or obligation or to obtain any grant, permit, 
     benefit (such as agency forbearance, loans, or reduction or 
     modifications of agency penalties or rulings), or other 
     approval from the Government.
       (B) Benefit.--In this paragraph, the term ``benefit'' does 
     not include any warning, alert, or other risk analysis by the 
     Department.
       (b) In General.--Notwithstanding any other provision of 
     law, a record pertaining to the vulnerability of and threats 
     to critical infrastructure (such as attacks, response, and 
     recovery efforts) that is furnished voluntarily to the 
     Department shall not be made available under section 552 of 
     title 5, United States Code, if--
       (1) the provider would not customarily make the record 
     available to the public; and
       (2) the record is designated and certified by the provider, 
     in a manner specified by the Department, as confidential and 
     not customarily made available to the public.
       (c) Records Shared With Other Agencies.--
       (1) In general.--
       (A) Response to request.--An agency in receipt of a record 
     that was furnished voluntarily to the Department and 
     subsequently shared with the agency shall, upon receipt of a 
     request under section 552 of title 5, United States Code, for 
     the record--
       (i) not make the record available; and
       (ii) refer the request to the Department for processing and 
     response in accordance with this section.
       (B) Segregable portion of record.--Any reasonably 
     segregable portion of a record shall be provided to the 
     person requesting the record after deletion of any portion 
     which is exempt under this section.
       (2) Disclosure of independently furnished records.--
     Notwithstanding paragraph (1), nothing in this section shall 
     prohibit an agency from making available under section 552 of 
     title 5, United States Code, any record that the agency 
     receives independently of the Department, regardless of 
     whether or not the Department has a similar or identical 
     record.
       (d) Withdrawal of Confidential Designation.--The provider 
     of a record that is furnished voluntarily to the Department 
     under subsection (b) may at any time withdraw, in a manner 
     specified by the Department, the confidential designation.
       (e) Procedures.--The Secretary shall prescribe procedures 
     for--
       (1) the acknowledgement of receipt of records furnished 
     voluntarily;
       (2) the designation, certification, and marking of records 
     furnished voluntarily as confidential and not customarily 
     made available to the public;
       (3) the care and storage of records furnished voluntarily;
       (4) the protection and maintenance of the confidentiality 
     of records furnished voluntarily; and
       (5) the withdrawal of the confidential designation of 
     records under subsection (d).
       (f) Effect on State and Local Law.--Nothing in this section 
     shall be construed as preempting or otherwise modifying State 
     or local law concerning the disclosure of any information 
     that a State or local government receives independently of 
     the Department.
       (g) Report.--
       (1) Requirement.--Not later than 18 months after the date 
     of the enactment of this Act, the Comptroller General of the 
     United States shall submit to the committees of Congress 
     specified in paragraph (2) a report on the implementation and 
     use of this section, including--
       (A) the number of persons in the private sector, and the 
     number of State and local agencies, that furnished 
     voluntarily records to the Department under this section;
       (B) the number of requests for access to records granted or 
     denied under this section; and
       (C) such recommendations as the Comptroller General 
     considers appropriate regarding improvements in the 
     collection and analysis of sensitive information held by 
     persons in the private sector, or by State and local 
     agencies, relating to vulnerabilities of and threats to 
     critical infrastructure, including the response to such 
     vulnerabilities and threats.
       (2) Committees of congress.--The committees of Congress 
     specified in this paragraph are--
       (A) the Committees on the Judiciary and Governmental 
     Affairs of the Senate; and
       (B) the Committees on the Judiciary and Government Reform 
     and Oversight of the House of Representatives.
       (3) Form.--The report shall be submitted in unclassified 
     form, but may include a classified annex.

     SEC. 199. ESTABLISHMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT SYSTEM.

       (a) Authority.--
       (1) Sense of congress.--It is the sense of Congress that--
       (A) it is extremely important that employees of the 
     Department be allowed to participate in a meaningful way in 
     the creation of any human resources management system 
     affecting them;
       (B) such employees have the most direct knowledge of the 
     demands of their jobs and have a direct interest in ensuring 
     that their human resources management system is conducive to 
     achieving optimal operational efficiencies;
       (C) the 21st century human resources management system 
     envisioned for the Department should be one that benefits 
     from the input of its employees; and
       (D) this collaborative effort will help secure our 
     homeland.
       (2) In general.--Subpart I of part III of title 5, United 
     States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

             ``CHAPTER 97--DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

``Sec.
``9701. Establishment of human resources management system.

     ``Sec. 9701. Establishment of human resources management 
       system

       ``(a) In General.--Notwithstanding any other provision of 
     this part, the Secretary of Homeland Security may, in 
     regulations prescribed jointly with the Director of the 
     Office of Personnel Management, establish, and from time to 
     time adjust, a human resources management system for some or 
     all of the organizational units of the Department of Homeland 
     Security.
       ``(b) System Requirements.--Any system established under 
     subsection (a) shall--
       ``(1) be flexible;
       ``(2) be contemporary;
       ``(3) not waive, modify, or otherwise affect--
       ``(A) the public employment principles of merit and fitness 
     set forth in section 2301, including the principles of hiring 
     based on merit, fair treatment without regard to political 
     affiliation or other nonmerit considerations, equal pay for 
     equal work, and protection of employees against reprisal for 
     whistleblowing;
       ``(B) any provision of section 2302, relating to prohibited 
     personnel practices;
       ``(C)(i) any provision of law referred to in section 
     2302(b)(1); or
       ``(ii) any provision of law implementing any provision of 
     law referred to in section 2302(b)(1) by--
       ``(I) providing for equal employment opportunity through 
     affirmative action; or
       ``(II) providing any right or remedy available to any 
     employee or applicant for employment in the civil service;
       ``(D) any other provision of this part (as described in 
     subsection (c)); or
       ``(E) any rule or regulation prescribed under any provision 
     of law referred to in any of the preceding subparagraphs of 
     this paragraph;
       ``(4) ensure that employees may organize, bargain 
     collectively, and participate through labor organizations of 
     their own choosing in decisions which affect them, subject to 
     any exclusion from coverage or limitation on negotiability 
     established by law; and
       ``(5) permit the use of a category rating system for 
     evaluating applicants for positions in the competitive 
     service.
       ``(c) Other Nonwaivable Provisions.--The other provisions 
     of this part as referred to in subsection (b)(3)(D), are (to 
     the extent not otherwise specified in subparagraph (A), (B), 
     (C), or (D) of subsection (b)(3))--
       ``(1) subparts A, B, E, G, and H of this part; and
       ``(2) chapters 41, 45, 47, 55, 57, 59, 71, 72, 73, 77, and 
     79, and this chapter.
       ``(d) Limitations Relating to Pay.--Nothing in this section 
     shall constitute authority--
       ``(1) to modify the pay of any employee who serves in--
       ``(A) an Executive Schedule position under subchapter II of 
     chapter 53 of this title; or
       ``(B) a position for which the rate of basic pay is fixed 
     in statute by reference to a section or level under 
     subchapter II of chapter 53 of this title;
       ``(2) to fix pay for any employee or position at an annual 
     rate greater than the maximum amount of cash compensation 
     allowable under section 5307 of this title in a year; or
       ``(3) to exempt any employee from the application of such 
     section 5307.
       ``(e) Provisions To Ensure Collaboration With Employee 
     Representatives.--
       ``(1) In general.--In order to ensure that the authority of 
     this section is exercised in collaboration with, and in a 
     manner that ensures the direct participation of employee 
     representatives in the planning development, and 
     implementation of any human resources management system or 
     adjustments under this section, the Secretary and the 
     Director of the Office of Personnel Management shall provide 
     for the following:
       ``(A) Notice of proposal.-- The Secretary and the Director 
     shall, with respect to any proposed system or adjustment--
       ``(i) provide to each employee representative representing 
     any employees who might be affected, a written description of 
     the proposed system or adjustment (including the reasons why 
     it is considered necessary);
       ``(ii) give each representative at least 60 days (unless 
     extraordinary circumstances require earlier action) to review 
     and make recommendations with respect to the proposal; and
       ``(iii) give any recommendations received from any such 
     representatives under clause (ii) full and fair consideration 
     in deciding whether or how to proceed with the proposal.
       ``(B) Preimplementation requirements.--If the Secretary and 
     the Director decide to implement a proposal described in 
     subparagraph (A), they shall before implementation--
       ``(i) give each representative details of the decision to 
     implement the proposal, together with the information upon 
     which the decision is based;
       ``(ii) give each representative an opportunity to make 
     recommendations with respect to the proposal; and

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       ``(iii) give such recommendation full and fair 
     consideration, including the providing of reasons to an 
     employee representative if any of its recommendations are 
     rejected.
       ``(C) Continuing collaboration.--If a proposal described in 
     subparagraph (A) is implemented, the Secretary and the 
     Director shall--
       ``(i) develop a method for each employee representative to 
     participate in any further planning or development which 
     might become necessary; and
       ``(ii) give each employee representative adequate access to 
     information to make that participation productive.
       ``(2) Procedures.--Any procedures necessary to carry out 
     this subsection shall be established by the Secretary and the 
     Director jointly. Such procedures shall include measures to 
     ensure--
       ``(A) in the case of employees within a unit with respect 
     to which a labor organization is accorded exclusive 
     recognition, representation by individuals designated or from 
     among individuals nominated by such organization;
       ``(B) in the case of any employees who are not within such 
     a unit, representation by any appropriate organization which 
     represents a substantial percentage of those employees or, if 
     none, in such other manner as may be appropriate, consistent 
     with the purposes of the subsection; and
       ``(C) the selection of representatives in a manner 
     consistent with the relative number of employees represented 
     by the organizations or other representatives involved.
       ``(3) Written agreement.--Notwithstanding any other 
     provision of this part, employees within a unit to which a 
     labor organization is accorded exclusive recognition under 
     chapter 71 shall not be subject to any system provided under 
     this section unless the exclusive representative and the 
     Secretary have entered into a written agreement, which 
     specifically provides for the inclusion of such employees 
     within such system. Such written agreement may be imposed by 
     the Federal Service Impasses Panel under section 7119, after 
     negotiations consistent with section 7117.
       ``(f) Provisions Relating to Appellate Procedures.--
       (1) Sense of congress.--It is the sense of Congress that--
       ``(A) employees of the Department are entitled to fair 
     treatment in any appeals that they bring in decisions 
     relating to their employment; and
       ``(B) in prescribing regulations for any such appeals 
     procedures, the Secretary and the Director of the Office of 
     Personnel Management--
       ``(i) should ensure that employees of the Department are 
     afforded the protections of due process; and
       ``(ii) toward that end, should be required to consult with 
     the Merit Systems Protection Board before issuing any such 
     regulations.
       ``(2) Requirements.--Any regulations under this section 
     which relate to any matters within the purview of chapter 
     77--
       ``(A) shall be issued only after consultation with the 
     Merit Systems Protection Board;
       ``(B) shall ensure the availability of procedures which 
     shall--
       ``(i) be consistent with requirements of due process; and
       ``(ii) provide, to the maximum extent practicable, for the 
     expeditious handling of any matters involving the Department; 
     and
       ``(C) shall modify procedures under chapter 77 only insofar 
     as such modifications are designed to further the fair, 
     efficient, and expeditious resolution of matters involving 
     the employees of the Department.
       ``(g) Sunset Provision.--Effective 5 years after the 
     conclusion of the transition period defined under section 181 
     of the Homeland Security Act of 2002, all authority to issue 
     regulations under this section (including regulations which 
     would modify, supersede, or terminate any regulations 
     previously issued under this section) shall cease to be 
     available.''.
       (3) Clerical amendment.--The table of chapters for part III 
     of title 5, United States Code, is amended by adding at the 
     end of the following:

``97. Department of Homeland Security.......................9701''.....

       (b) Effect on Personnel.--
       (1) Nonseparation or nonreduction in grade or compensation 
     of full-time personnel and part-time personnel holding 
     permanent positions.--Except as otherwise provided in this 
     Act, the transfer pursuant to this act of full-time personnel 
     (except special Government employees) and part-time personnel 
     holding permanent positions shall not cause any such employee 
     to be separated or reduced in grade or compensation for one 
     year after the date of transfer to the Department.
       (2) Positions compensated in accordance with executive 
     schedule.--Any person who, on the day preceding such person's 
     date of transfer pursuant to this Act, held a position 
     compensated in accordance with the Executive Schedule 
     prescribed in chapter 53 of title 5, United States Code, and 
     who, without a break in service, is appointed in the 
     Department to a position having duties comparable to the 
     duties performed immediately preceding such appointment shall 
     continue to be compensated in such new position at not less 
     than the rate provided for such position, for the duration of 
     the service of such person in such new position.
       (3) Coordination rule.--Any exercise of authority under 
     chapter 97 of title 5, United States Code (as amended by 
     subsection (a)), including under any system established under 
     such chapter, shall be in conformance with the requirements 
     of this subsection.

     SEC. 199A. LABOR-MANAGEMENT RELATIONS.

       (a) Limitation on Exclusionary Authority.--
       (1) In general.--No agency or subdivision of an agency 
     which is transferred to the Department pursuant to this Act 
     shall be excluded from the coverage of chapter 71 of title 5, 
     United States Code, as a result of any order issued under 
     section 7103(b)(1) of such title 5 after June 18, 2002, 
     unless--
       (A) the mission and responsibilities of the agency (or 
     subdivision) materially change; and
       (B) a majority of the employees within such agency (or 
     subdivision) have as their primary duty intelligence, 
     counterintelligence, or investigative work directly related 
     to terrorism investigation.
       (2) Exclusions allowable.--Nothing in paragraph (1) shall 
     affect the effectiveness of any order to the extent that such 
     order excludes any portion of an agency or subdivision of an 
     agency as to which--
       (A) recognition as an appropriate unit has never been 
     conferred for purposes of chapter 71 of title 5, United 
     States Code; or
       (B) any such recognition has been revoked or otherwise 
     terminated as a result of a determination under subsection 
     (b)(1).
       (b) Provisions Relating to Bargaining Units.--
       (1) Limitation relating to appropriate units.--Each unit 
     which is recognized as an appropriate unit for purposes of 
     chapter 71 of title 5, United States Code, as of the day 
     before the effective date of this Act (and any subdivision of 
     any such unit) shall, if such unit (or subdivision) is 
     transferred to the Department pursuant to this Act, continue 
     to be so recognized for such purposes, unless--
       (A) the mission and responsibilities of such unit (or 
     subdivision) materially change; and
       (B) a majority of the employees within such unit (or 
     subdivision) have as their primary duty intelligence, 
     counterintelligence, or investigative work directly related 
     to terrorism investigation.
       (2) Limitation relating to positions or employees.--No 
     position or employee within a unit (or subdivision of a unit) 
     as to which continued recognition is given in accordance with 
     paragraph (1) shall be excluded from such unit (or 
     subdivision), for purposes of chapter 71 of title 5, United 
     States Code, unless the primary job duty of such position or 
     employee--
       (A) materially changes; and
       (B) consists of intelligence, counterintelligence, or 
     investigative work directly related to terrorism 
     investigation.

     In the case of any positions within a unit (or subdivision) 
     which are first established on or after the effective date of 
     this Act and any employee first appointed on or after such 
     date, the preceding sentence shall be applied disregarding 
     subparagraph (A).
       (c) Coordination Rule.--No other provision of this Act or 
     of any amendment made by this Act may be construed or applied 
     in a manner so as to limit, supersede, or otherwise affect 
     the provisions of this section, except to the extent that it 
     does so by specific reference to this section.

     SEC. 199B. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

       There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be 
     necessary to--
       (1) enable the Secretary to administer and manage the 
     Department; and
       (2) carry out the functions of the Department other than 
     those transferred to the Department under this Act.

      TITLE II--LAW ENFORCEMENT POWERS OF INSPECTOR GENERAL AGENTS

     SEC. 201. LAW ENFORCEMENT POWERS OF INSPECTOR GENERAL AGENTS.

       (a) In General.--Section 6 of the Inspector General Act of 
     1978 (5 U.S.C. App.) is amended by adding at the end the 
     following:
       ``(e)(1) In addition to the authority otherwise provided by 
     this Act, each Inspector General appointed under section 3, 
     any Assistant Inspector General for Investigations under such 
     an Inspector General, and any special agent supervised by 
     such an Assistant Inspector General may be authorized by the 
     Attorney General to--
       ``(A) carry a firearm while engaged in official duties as 
     authorized under this Act or other statute, or as expressly 
     authorized by the Attorney General;
       ``(B) make an arrest without a warrant while engaged in 
     official duties as authorized under this Act or other 
     statute, or as expressly authorized by the Attorney General, 
     for any offense against the United States committed in the 
     presence of such Inspector General, Assistant Inspector 
     General, or agent, or for any felony cognizable under the 
     laws of the United States if such Inspector General, 
     Assistant Inspector General, or agent has reasonable grounds 
     to believe that the person to be arrested has committed or is 
     committing such felony; and
       ``(C) seek and execute warrants for arrest, search of a 
     premises, or seizure of evidence issued under the authority 
     of the United States upon probable cause to believe that a 
     violation has been committed.
       ``(2) The Attorney General may authorize exercise of the 
     powers under this subsection only upon an initial 
     determination that--
       ``(A) the affected Office of Inspector General is 
     significantly hampered in the performance of responsibilities 
     established by this Act as a result of the lack of such 
     powers;

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       ``(B) available assistance from other law enforcement 
     agencies is insufficient to meet the need for such powers; 
     and
       ``(C) adequate internal safeguards and management 
     procedures exist to ensure proper exercise of such powers.
       ``(3) The Inspector General offices of the Department of 
     Commerce, Department of Education, Department of Energy, 
     Department of Health and Human Services, Department of 
     Homeland Security, Department of Housing and Urban 
     Development, Department of the Interior, Department of 
     Justice, Department of Labor, Department of State, Department 
     of Transportation, Department of the Treasury, Department of 
     Veterans Affairs, Agency for International Development, 
     Environmental Protection Agency, Federal Deposit Insurance 
     Corporation, Federal Emergency Management Agency, General 
     Services Administration, National Aeronautics and Space 
     Administration, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Office of 
     Personnel Management, Railroad Retirement Board, Small 
     Business Administration, Social Security Administration, and 
     the Tennessee Valley Authority are exempt from the 
     requirement of paragraph (2) of an initial determination of 
     eligibility by the Attorney General.
       ``(4) The Attorney General shall promulgate, and revise as 
     appropriate, guidelines which shall govern the exercise of 
     the law enforcement powers established under paragraph (1).
       ``(5) Powers authorized for an Office of Inspector General 
     under paragraph (1) shall be rescinded or suspended upon a 
     determination by the Attorney General that any of the 
     requirements under paragraph (2) is no longer satisfied or 
     that the exercise of authorized powers by that Office of 
     Inspector General has not complied with the guidelines 
     promulgated by the Attorney General under paragraph (4).
       ``(6) A determination by the Attorney General under 
     paragraph (2) or (5) shall not be reviewable in or by any 
     court.
       ``(7) To ensure the proper exercise of the law enforcement 
     powers authorized by this subsection, the Offices of 
     Inspector General described under paragraph (3) shall, not 
     later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this 
     subsection, collectively enter into a memorandum of 
     understanding to establish an external review process for 
     ensuring that adequate internal safeguards and management 
     procedures continue to exist within each Office and within 
     any Office that later receives an authorization under 
     paragraph (2). The review process shall be established in 
     consultation with the Attorney General, who shall be provided 
     with a copy of the memorandum of understanding that 
     establishes the review process. Under the review process, the 
     exercise of the law enforcement powers by each Office of 
     Inspector General shall be reviewed periodically by another 
     Office of Inspector General or by a committee of Inspectors 
     General. The results of each review shall be communicated in 
     writing to the applicable Inspector General and to the 
     Attorney General.
       ``(8) No provision of this subsection shall limit the 
     exercise of law enforcement powers established under any 
     other statutory authority, including United States Marshals 
     Service special deputation.''.
       (b) Promulgation of Initial Guidelines.--
       (1) Definition.--In this subsection, the term ``memoranda 
     of understanding'' means the agreements between the 
     Department of Justice and the Inspector General offices 
     described under section 6(e)(3) of the Inspector General Act 
     of 1978 (5 U.S.C. App) (as added by subsection (a) of this 
     section) that--
       (A) are in effect on the date of enactment of this Act; and
       (B) authorize such offices to exercise authority that is 
     the same or similar to the authority under section 6(e)(1) of 
     such Act.
       (2) In general.--Not later than 180 days after the date of 
     enactment of this Act, the Attorney General shall promulgate 
     guidelines under section 6(e)(4) of the Inspector General Act 
     of 1978 (5 U.S.C. App) (as added by subsection (a) of this 
     section) applicable to the Inspector General offices 
     described under section 6(e)(3) of that Act.
       (3) Minimum requirements.--The guidelines promulgated under 
     this subsection shall include, at a minimum, the operational 
     and training requirements in the memoranda of understanding.
       (4) No lapse of authority.--The memoranda of understanding 
     in effect on the date of enactment of this Act shall remain 
     in effect until the guidelines promulgated under this 
     subsection take effect.
       (c) Effective Dates.--
       (1) In general.--Subsection (a) shall take effect 180 days 
     after the date of enactment of this Act.
       (2) Initial guidelines.--Subsection (b) shall take effect 
     on the date of enactment of this Act.

          TITLE III--FEDERAL EMERGENCY PROCUREMENT FLEXIBILITY

       Subtitle A--Temporary Flexibility for Certain Procurements

     SEC. 301. DEFINITION.

       In this title, the term ``executive agency'' has the 
     meaning given that term under section 4(1) of the Office of 
     Federal Procurement Policy Act (41 U.S.C. 403(1)).

     SEC. 302. PROCUREMENTS FOR DEFENSE AGAINST OR RECOVERY FROM 
                   TERRORISM OR NUCLEAR, BIOLOGICAL, CHEMICAL, OR 
                   RADIOLOGICAL ATTACK.

       The authorities provided in this subtitle apply to any 
     procurement of property or services by or for an executive 
     agency that, as determined by the head of the executive 
     agency, are to be used to facilitate defense against or 
     recovery from terrorism or nuclear, biological, chemical, or 
     radiological attack, but only if a solicitation of offers for 
     the procurement is issued during the 1-year period beginning 
     on the date of the enactment of this Act.

     SEC. 303. INCREASED SIMPLIFIED ACQUISITION THRESHOLD FOR 
                   PROCUREMENTS IN SUPPORT OF HUMANITARIAN OR 
                   PEACEKEEPING OPERATIONS OR CONTINGENCY 
                   OPERATIONS.

       (a) Temporary Threshold Amounts.--For a procurement 
     referred to in section 302 that is carried out in support of 
     a humanitarian or peacekeeping operation or a contingency 
     operation, the simplified acquisition threshold definitions 
     shall be applied as if the amount determined under the 
     exception provided for such an operation in those definitions 
     were--
       (1) in the case of a contract to be awarded and performed, 
     or purchase to be made, inside the United States, $250,000; 
     or
       (2) in the case of a contract to be awarded and performed, 
     or purchase to be made, outside the United States, $500,000.
       (b) Simplified Acquisition Threshold Definitions.--In this 
     section, the term ``simplified acquisition threshold 
     definitions'' means the following:
       (1) Section 4(11) of the Office of Federal Procurement 
     Policy Act (41 U.S.C. 403(11)).
       (2) Section 309(d) of the Federal Property and 
     Administrative Services Act of 1949 (41 U.S.C. 259(d)).
       (3) Section 2302(7) of title 10, United States Code.
       (c) Small Business Reserve.--For a procurement carried out 
     pursuant to subsection (a), section 15(j) of the Small 
     Business Act (15 U.S.C. 644(j)) shall be applied as if the 
     maximum anticipated value identified therein is equal to the 
     amounts referred to in subsection (a).

     SEC. 304. INCREASED MICRO-PURCHASE THRESHOLD FOR CERTAIN 
                   PROCUREMENTS.

       In the administration of section 32 of the Office of 
     Federal Procurement Policy Act (41 U.S.C. 428) with respect 
     to a procurement referred to in section 302, the amount 
     specified in subsections (c), (d), and (f) of such section 32 
     shall be deemed to be $10,000.

     SEC. 305. APPLICATION OF CERTAIN COMMERCIAL ITEMS AUTHORITIES 
                   TO CERTAIN PROCUREMENTS.

       (a) Authority.--
       (1) In general.--The head of an executive agency may apply 
     the provisions of law listed in paragraph (2) to a 
     procurement referred to in section 302 without regard to 
     whether the property or services are commercial items.
       (2) Commercial item laws.--The provisions of law referred 
     to in paragraph (1) are as follows:
       (A) Sections 31 and 34 of the Office of Federal Procurement 
     Policy Act (41 U.S.C. 427, 430).
       (B) Section 2304(g) of title 10, United States Code.
       (C) Section 303(g) of the Federal Property and 
     Administrative Services Act of 1949 (41 U.S.C. 253(g)).
       (b) Inapplicability of Limitation on Use of Simplified 
     Acquisition Procedures.--
       (1) In general.--The $5,000,000 limitation provided in 
     section 31(a)(2) of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy 
     Act (41 U.S.C. 427(a)(2)), section 2304(g)(1)(B) of title 10, 
     United States Code, and section 303(g)(1)(B) of the Federal 
     Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 (41 U.S.C. 
     253(g)(1)(B)) shall not apply to purchases of property or 
     services to which any of the provisions of law referred to in 
     subsection (a) are applied under the authority of this 
     section.
       (2) OMB guidance.--The Director of the Office of Management 
     and Budget shall issue guidance and procedures for the use of 
     simplified acquisition procedures for a purchase of property 
     or services in excess of $5,000,000 under the authority of 
     this section.
       (c) Continuation of Authority for Simplified Purchase 
     Procedures.--Authority under a provision of law referred to 
     in subsection (a)(2) that expires under section 4202(e) of 
     the Clinger-Cohen Act of 1996 (divisions D and E of Public 
     Law 104-106; 10 U.S.C. 2304 note) shall, notwithstanding such 
     section, continue to apply for use by the head of an 
     executive agency as provided in subsections (a) and (b).

     SEC. 306. USE OF STREAMLINED PROCEDURES.

       (a) Required Use.--The head of an executive agency shall, 
     when appropriate, use streamlined acquisition authorities and 
     procedures authorized by law for a procurement referred to in 
     section 302, including authorities and procedures that are 
     provided under the following provisions of law:
       (1) Federal property and administrative services act of 
     1949.--In title III of the Federal Property and 
     Administrative Services Act of 1949:
       (A) Paragraphs (1), (2), (6), and (7) of subsection (c) of 
     section 303 (41 U.S.C. 253), relating to use of procedures 
     other than competitive procedures under certain circumstances 
     (subject to subsection (e) of such section).
       (B) Section 303J (41 U.S.C. 253j), relating to orders under 
     task and delivery order contracts.
       (2) Title 10, united states code.--In chapter 137 of title 
     10, United States Code:
       (A) Paragraphs (1), (2), (6), and (7) of subsection (c) of 
     section 2304, relating to use of

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     procedures other than competitive procedures under certain 
     circumstances (subject to subsection (e) of such section).
       (B) Section 2304c, relating to orders under task and 
     delivery order contracts.
       (3) Office of federal procurement policy act.--Paragraphs 
     (1)(B), (1)(D), and (2) of section 18(c) of the Office of 
     Federal Procurement Policy Act (41 U.S.C. 416(c)), relating 
     to inapplicability of a requirement for procurement notice.
       (b) Waiver of Certain Small Business Threshold 
     Requirements.--Subclause (II) of section 8(a)(1)(D)(i) of the 
     Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 637(a)(1)(D)(i)) and clause 
     (ii) of section 31(b)(2)(A) of such Act (15 U.S.C. 
     657a(b)(2)(A)) shall not apply in the use of streamlined 
     acquisition authorities and procedures referred to in 
     paragraphs (1)(A) and (2)(A) of subsection (a) for a 
     procurement referred to in section 302.

     SEC. 307. REVIEW AND REPORT BY COMPTROLLER GENERAL.

       (a) Requirements.--Not later than March 31, 2004, the 
     Comptroller General shall--
       (1) complete a review of the extent to which procurements 
     of property and services have been made in accordance with 
     this subtitle; and
       (2) submit a report on the results of the review to the 
     Committee on Governmental Affairs of the Senate and the 
     Committee on Government Reform of the House of 
     Representatives.
       (b) Content of Report.--The report under subsection (a)(2) 
     shall include the following matters:
       (1) Assessment.--The Comptroller General's assessment of--
       (A) the extent to which property and services procured in 
     accordance with this title have contributed to the capacity 
     of the workforce of Federal Government employees within each 
     executive agency to carry out the mission of the executive 
     agency; and
       (B) the extent to which Federal Government employees have 
     been trained on the use of technology.
       (2) Recommendations.--Any recommendations of the 
     Comptroller General resulting from the assessment described 
     in paragraph (1).
       (c) Consultation.--In preparing for the review under 
     subsection (a)(1), the Comptroller shall consult with the 
     Committee on Governmental Affairs of the Senate and the 
     Committee on Government Reform of the House of 
     Representatives on the specific issues and topics to be 
     reviewed. The extent of coverage needed in areas such as 
     technology integration, employee training, and human capital 
     management, as well as the data requirements of the study, 
     shall be included as part of the consultation.

                       Subtitle B--Other Matters

     SEC. 311. IDENTIFICATION OF NEW ENTRANTS INTO THE FEDERAL 
                   MARKETPLACE.

       The head of each executive agency shall conduct market 
     research on an ongoing basis to identify effectively the 
     capabilities, including the capabilities of small 
     businesses and new entrants into Federal contracting, that 
     are available in the marketplace for meeting the 
     requirements of the executive agency in furtherance of 
     defense against or recovery from terrorism or nuclear, 
     biological, chemical, or radiological attack. The head of 
     the executive agency shall, to the maximum extent 
     practicable, take advantage of commercially available 
     market research methods, including use of commercial 
     databases, to carry out the research.

  TITLE IV--NATIONAL COMMISSION ON TERRORIST ATTACKS UPON THE UNITED 
                                 STATES

     SEC. 401. ESTABLISHMENT OF COMMISSION.

       There is established the National Commission on Terrorist 
     Attacks Upon the United States (in this title referred to as 
     the ``Commission'').

     SEC. 402. PURPOSES.

       The purposes of the Commission are to--
       (1) examine and report upon the facts and causes relating 
     to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, occurring at 
     the World Trade Center in New York, New York and at the 
     Pentagon in Virginia;
       (2) ascertain, evaluate, and report on the evidence 
     developed by all relevant governmental agencies regarding the 
     facts and circumstances surrounding the attacks;
       (3) build upon the investigations of other entities, and 
     avoid unnecessary duplication, by reviewing the findings, 
     conclusions, and recommendations of--
       (A) the Joint Inquiry of the Select Committee on 
     Intelligence of the Senate and the Permanent Select Committee 
     on Intelligence of the House of Representatives regarding the 
     terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001;
       (B) other executive branch, congressional, or independent 
     commission investigations into the terrorist attacks of 
     September 11, 2001, other terrorist attacks, and terrorism 
     generally;
       (4) make a full and complete accounting of the 
     circumstances surrounding the attacks, and the extent of the 
     United States' preparedness for, and response to, the 
     attacks; and
       (5) investigate and report to the President and Congress on 
     its findings, conclusions, and recommendations for corrective 
     measures that can be taken to prevent acts of terrorism.

     SEC. 403. COMPOSITION OF THE COMMISSION.

       (a) Members.--The Commission shall be composed of 10 
     members, of whom--
       (1) 3 members shall be appointed by the majority leader of 
     the Senate;
       (2) 3 members shall be appointed by the Speaker of the 
     House of Representatives;
       (3) 2 members shall be appointed by the minority leader of 
     the Senate; and
       (4) 2 members shall be appointed by the minority leader of 
     the House of Representatives.
       (b) Chairperson; Vice Chairperson.--
       (1) In general.--Subject to paragraph (2), the Chairperson 
     and Vice Chairperson of the Commission shall be elected by 
     the members.
       (2) Political party affiliation.--The Chairperson and Vice 
     Chairperson shall not be from the same political party.
       (c) Qualifications; Initial Meeting.--
       (1) Political party affiliation.--Not more than 5 members 
     of the Commission shall be from the same political party.
       (2) Nongovernmental appointees.--An individual appointed to 
     the Commission may not be an officer or employee of the 
     Federal Government or any State or local government.
       (3) Other qualifications.--It is the sense of Congress that 
     individuals appointed to the Commission should be prominent 
     United States citizens, with national recognition and 
     significant depth of experience in such professions as 
     governmental service, law enforcement, the armed services, 
     legal practice, public administration, intelligence 
     gathering, commerce, including aviation matters, and foreign 
     affairs.
       (4) Initial meeting.--If 60 days after the date of 
     enactment of this Act, 6 or more members of the Commission 
     have been appointed, those members who have been appointed 
     may meet and, if necessary, select a temporary chairperson, 
     who may begin the operations of the Commission, including the 
     hiring of staff.
       (d) Quorum; Vacancies.--After its initial meeting, the 
     Commission shall meet upon the call of the chairperson or a 
     majority of its members. Six members of the Commission shall 
     constitute a quorum. Any vacancy in the Commission shall not 
     affect its powers, but shall be filled in the same manner in 
     which the original appointment was made.

     SEC. 404. FUNCTIONS OF THE COMMISSION.

       The functions of the Commission are to--
       (1) conduct an investigation that--
       (A) investigates relevant facts and circumstances relating 
     to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, including any 
     relevant legislation, Executive order, regulation, plan, 
     policy, practice, or procedure; and
       (B) may include relevant facts and circumstances relating 
     to--
       (i) intelligence agencies;
       (ii) law enforcement agencies;
       (iii) diplomacy;
       (iv) immigration, nonimmigrant visas, and border control;
       (v) the flow of assets to terrorist organizations;
       (vi) commercial aviation; and
       (vii) other areas of the public and private sectors 
     determined relevant by the Commission for its inquiry;
       (2) identify, review, and evaluate the lessons learned from 
     the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, regarding the 
     structure, coordination, management policies, and procedures 
     of the Federal Government, and, if appropriate, State and 
     local governments and nongovernmental entities, relative to 
     detecting, preventing, and responding to such terrorist 
     attacks; and
       (3) submit to the President and Congress such reports as 
     are required by this title containing such findings, 
     conclusions, and recommendations as the Commission shall 
     determine, including proposing organization, coordination, 
     planning, management arrangements, procedures, rules, and 
     regulations.

     SEC. 405. POWERS OF THE COMMISSION.

       (a) In General.--
       (1) Hearings and evidence.--The Commission or, on the 
     authority of the Commission, any subcommittee or member 
     thereof, may, for the purpose of carrying out this title--
       (A) hold such hearings and sit and act at such times and 
     places, take such testimony, receive such evidence, 
     administer such oaths; and
       (B) require, by subpoena or otherwise, the attendance and 
     testimony of such witnesses and the production of such books, 
     records, correspondence, memoranda, papers, and documents, as 
     the Commission or such designated subcommittee or designated 
     member may determine advisable.
       (2) Subpoenas.--
       (A) Issuance.--Subpoenas issued under paragraph (1)(B) may 
     be issued under the signature of the chairperson of the 
     Commission, the vice chairperson of the Commission, the 
     chairperson of any subcommittee created by a majority of the 
     Commission, or any member designated by a majority of the 
     Commission, and may be served by any person designated by the 
     chairperson, subcommittee chairperson, or member.
       (B) Enforcement.--
       (i) In general.--In the case of contumacy or failure to 
     obey a subpoena issued under paragraph (1)(B), the United 
     States district court for the judicial district in which the 
     subpoenaed person resides, is served, or may be found, or 
     where the subpoena is returnable, may issue an order 
     requiring such person to appear at any designated place to 
     testify or to produce documentary or other evidence. Any 
     failure to obey the order of the court may be punished by the 
     court as a contempt of that court.
       (ii) Additional enforcement.--In the case of any failure of 
     any witness to comply with any subpoena or to testify when 
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     under authority of this section, the Commission may, by 
     majority vote, certify a statement of fact constituting such 
     failure to the appropriate United States attorney, who may 
     bring the matter before the grand jury for its action, under 
     the same statutory authority and procedures as if the United 
     States attorney had received a certification under sections 
     102 through 104 of the Revised Statutes of the United States 
     (2 U.S.C. 192 through 194).
       (b) Closed Meetings.--
       (1) In general.--Meetings of the Commission may be closed 
     to the public under section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory 
     Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App.) or other applicable law.
       (2) Additional authority.--In addition to the authority 
     under paragraph (1), section 10(a)(1) and (3) of the Federal 
     Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App.) shall not apply to any 
     portion of a Commission meeting if the President determines 
     that such portion or portions of that meeting is likely to 
     disclose matters that could endanger national security. If 
     the President makes such determination, the requirements 
     relating to a determination under section 10(d) of that Act 
     shall apply.
       (c) Contracting.--The Commission may, to such extent and in 
     such amounts as are provided in appropriation Acts, enter 
     into contracts to enable the Commission to discharge its 
     duties under this title.
       (d) Information From Federal Agencies.--The Commission is 
     authorized to secure directly from any executive department, 
     bureau, agency, board, commission, office, independent 
     establishment, or instrumentality of the Government 
     information, suggestions, estimates, and statistics for the 
     purposes of this title. Each department, bureau, agency, 
     board, commission, office, independent establishment, or 
     instrumentality shall, to the extent authorized by law, 
     furnish such information, suggestions, estimates, and 
     statistics directly to the Commission, upon request made by 
     the chairperson, the chairperson of any subcommittee created 
     by a majority of the Commission, or any member designated by 
     a majority of the Commission.
       (e) Assistance From Federal Agencies.--
       (1) General services administration.--The Administrator of 
     General Services shall provide to the Commission on a 
     reimbursable basis administrative support and other services 
     for the performance of the Commission's functions.
       (2) Other departments and agencies.--In addition to the 
     assistance prescribed in paragraph (1), departments and 
     agencies of the United States are authorized to provide to 
     the Commission such services, funds, facilities, staff, and 
     other support services as they may determine advisable and as 
     may be authorized by law.
       (f) Gifts.--The Commission may accept, use, and dispose of 
     gifts or donations of services or property.
       (g) Postal Services.--The Commission may use the United 
     States mails in the same manner and under the same conditions 
     as departments and agencies of the United States.

     SEC. 406. STAFF OF THE COMMISSION.

       (a) In General.--
       (1) Appointment and compensation.--The chairperson, in 
     accordance with rules agreed upon by the Commission, may 
     appoint and fix the compensation of a staff director and such 
     other personnel as may be necessary to enable the Commission 
     to carry out its functions, without regard to the provisions 
     of title 5, United States Code, governing appointments in the 
     competitive service, and without regard to the provisions of 
     chapter 51 and subchapter III of chapter 53 of such title 
     relating to classification and General Schedule pay rates, 
     except that no rate of pay fixed under this subsection may 
     exceed the equivalent of that payable for a position at level 
     V of the Executive Schedule under section 5316 of title 5, 
     United States Code.
       (2) Personnel as federal employees.--
       (A) In general.--The executive director and any personnel 
     of the Commission who are employees shall be employees under 
     section 2105 of title 5, United States Code, for purposes of 
     chapters 63, 81, 83, 84, 85, 87, 89, and 90 of that title.
       (B) Members of commission.--Subparagraph (A) shall not be 
     construed to apply to members of the Commission.
       (b) Detailees.--Any Federal Government employee may be 
     detailed to the Commission without reimbursement from the 
     Commission, and such detailee shall retain the rights, 
     status, and privileges of his or her regular employment 
     without interruption.
       (c) Consultant Services.--The Commission is authorized to 
     procure the services of experts and consultants in accordance 
     with section 3109 of title 5, United States Code, but at 
     rates not to exceed the daily rate paid a person occupying a 
     position at level IV of the Executive Schedule under section 
     5315 of title 5, United States Code.

     SEC. 407. COMPENSATION AND TRAVEL EXPENSES.

       (a) Compensation.--Each member of the Commission may be 
     compensated at not to exceed the daily equivalent of the 
     annual rate of basic pay in effect for a position at level IV 
     of the Executive Schedule under section 5315 of title 5, 
     United States Code, for each day during which that member is 
     engaged in the actual performance of the duties of the 
     Commission.
       (b) Travel Expenses.--While away from their homes or 
     regular places of business in the performance of services for 
     the Commission, members of the Commission shall be allowed 
     travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of subsistence, 
     in the same manner as persons employed intermittently in the 
     Government service are allowed expenses under section 5703(b) 
     of title 5, United States Code.

     SEC. 408. SECURITY CLEARANCES FOR COMMISSION MEMBERS AND 
                   STAFF.

       The appropriate executive departments and agencies shall 
     cooperate with the Commission in expeditiously providing to 
     the Commission members and staff appropriate security 
     clearances in a manner consistent with existing procedures 
     and requirements, except that no person shall be provided 
     with access to classified information under this section who 
     would not otherwise qualify for such security clearance.

     SEC. 409. REPORTS OF THE COMMISSION; TERMINATION.

       (a) Initial Report.--Not later than 6 months after the date 
     of the first meeting of the Commission, the Commission shall 
     submit to the President and Congress an initial report 
     containing such findings, conclusions, and recommendations 
     for corrective measures as have been agreed to by a majority 
     of Commission members.
       (b) Additional Reports.--Not later than 1 year after the 
     submission of the initial report of the Commission, the 
     Commission shall submit to the President and Congress a 
     second report containing such findings, conclusions, and 
     recommendations for corrective measures as have been agreed 
     to by a majority of Commission members.
       (c) Termination.--
       (1) In general.--The Commission, and all the authorities of 
     this title, shall terminate 60 days after the date on which 
     the second report is submitted under subsection (b).
       (2) Administrative activities before termination.--The 
     Commission may use the 60-day period referred to in paragraph 
     (1) for the purpose of concluding its activities, including 
     providing testimony to committees of Congress concerning its 
     reports and disseminating the second report.

     SEC. 410. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

       There are authorized to be appropriated to the Commission 
     to carry out this title $3,000,000, to remain available until 
     expended.

                        TITLE V--EFFECTIVE DATE

     SEC. 501. EFFECTIVE DATE.

       This division shall take effect 30 days after the date of 
     enactment of this Act or, if enacted within 30 days before 
     January 1, 2003, on January 1, 2003.

     DIVISION B--IMMIGRATION REFORM, ACCOUNTABILITY, AND SECURITY 
                        ENHANCEMENT ACT OF 2002

                 TITLE X--SHORT TITLE AND DEFINITIONS.

     SEC. 1001. SHORT TITLE.

       This division may be cited as the ``Immigration Reform, 
     Accountability, and Security Enhancement Act of 2002''.

     SEC. 1002. DEFINITIONS.

       In this division:
       (1) Enforcement bureau.--The term ``Enforcement Bureau'' 
     means the Bureau of Enforcement and Border Affairs 
     established in section 114 of the Immigration and Nationality 
     Act, as added by section 1105 of this Act.
       (2) Function.--The term ``function'' includes any duty, 
     obligation, power, authority, responsibility, right, 
     privilege, activity, or program.
       (3) Immigration enforcement functions.--The term 
     ``immigration enforcement functions'' has the meaning given 
     the term in section 114(b)(2) of the Immigration and 
     Nationality Act, as added by section 1105 of this Act.
       (4) Immigration laws of the united states.--The term 
     ``immigration laws of the United States'' has the meaning 
     given the term in section 111(e) of the Immigration and 
     Nationality Act, as added by section 1102 of this Act.
       (5) Immigration policy, administration, and inspection 
     functions.--The term ``immigration policy, administration, 
     and inspection functions'' has the meaning given the term in 
     section 112(b)(3) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, as 
     added by section 1103 of this Act.
       (6) Immigration service functions.--The term ``immigration 
     service functions'' has the meaning given the term in section 
     113(b)(2) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, as added by 
     section 1104 of this Act.
       (7) Office.--The term ``office'' includes any office, 
     administration, agency, bureau, institute, council, unit, 
     organizational entity, or component thereof.
       (8) Secretary.--The term ``Secretary'' means the Secretary 
     of Homeland Security.
       (9) Service bureau.--The term ``Service Bureau'' means the 
     Bureau of Immigration Services established in section 113 of 
     the Immigration and Nationality Act, as added by section 1104 
     of this Act.
       (10) Under secretary.--The term ``Under Secretary'' means 
     the Under Secretary of Homeland Security for Immigration 
     Affairs appointed under section 112 of the Immigration and 
     Nationality Act, as added by section 1103 of this Act.

              TITLE XI--DIRECTORATE OF IMMIGRATION AFFAIRS

                        Subtitle A--Organization

     SEC. 1101. ABOLITION OF INS.

       (a) In General.--The Immigration and Naturalization Service 
     is abolished.
       (b) Repeal.--Section 4 of the Act of February 14, 1903, as 
     amended (32 Stat. 826; relating to the establishment of the 
     Immigration and Naturalization Service), is repealed.

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     SEC. 1102. ESTABLISHMENT OF DIRECTORATE OF IMMIGRATION 
                   AFFAIRS.

       (a) Establishment.--Title I of the Immigration and 
     Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1101 et seq.) is amended--
       (1) by inserting ``CHAPTER 1--DEFINITIONS AND GENERAL 
     AUTHORITIES'' after ``TITLE I--GENERAL''; and
       (2) by adding at the end the following:

            ``CHAPTER 2--DIRECTORATE OF IMMIGRATION AFFAIRS

     ``SEC. 111. ESTABLISHMENT OF DIRECTORATE OF IMMIGRATION 
                   AFFAIRS.

       ``(a) Establishment.--There is established within the 
     Department of Homeland Security the Directorate of 
     Immigration Affairs.
       ``(b) Principal Officers.--The principal officers of the 
     Directorate are the following:
       ``(1) The Under Secretary of Homeland Security for 
     Immigration Affairs appointed under section 112.
       ``(2) The Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security for 
     Immigration Services appointed under section 113.
       ``(3) The Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security for 
     Enforcement and Border Affairs appointed under section 114.
       ``(c) Functions.--Under the authority of the Secretary of 
     Homeland Security, the Directorate shall perform the 
     following functions:
       ``(1) Immigration policy, administration, and inspection 
     functions, as defined in section 112(b).
       ``(2) Immigration service and adjudication functions, as 
     defined in section 113(b).
       ``(3) Immigration enforcement functions, as defined in 
     section 114(b).
       ``(d) Authorization of Appropriations.--
       ``(1) In general.--There are authorized to be appropriated 
     to the Department of Homeland Security such sums as may be 
     necessary to carry out the functions of the Directorate.
       ``(2) Availability of funds.--Amounts appropriated pursuant 
     to paragraph (1) are authorized to remain available until 
     expended.
       ``(e) Immigration Laws of the United States Defined.--In 
     this chapter, the term `immigration laws of the United 
     States' means the following:
       ``(1) This Act.
       ``(2) Such other statutes, Executive orders, regulations, 
     or directives, treaties, or other international agreements to 
     which the United States is a party, insofar as they relate to 
     the admission to, detention in, or removal from the United 
     States of aliens, insofar as they relate to the 
     naturalization of aliens, or insofar as they otherwise relate 
     to the status of aliens.''.
       (b) Conforming Amendments.--(1) The Immigration and 
     Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1101 et seq.) is amended--
       (A) by striking section 101(a)(34) (8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(34)) 
     and inserting the following:
       ``(34) The term `Directorate' means the Directorate of 
     Immigration Affairs established by section 111.'';
       (B) by adding at the end of section 101(a) the following 
     new paragraphs:
       ``(51) The term `Secretary' means the Secretary of Homeland 
     Security.
       ``(52) The term `Department' means the Department of 
     Homeland Security.'';
       (C) by striking ``Attorney General'' and ``Department of 
     Justice'' each place it appears and inserting ``Secretary'' 
     and ``Department'', respectively;
       (D) in section 101(a)(17) (8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(17)), by 
     striking ``The'' and inserting ``Except as otherwise provided 
     in section 111(e), the; and
       (E) by striking ``Immigration and Naturalization Service'', 
     ``Service'', and ``Service's'' each place they appear and 
     inserting ``Directorate of Immigration Affairs'', 
     ``Directorate'', and ``Directorate's'', respectively.
       (2) Section 6 of the Act entitled ``An Act to authorize 
     certain administrative expenses for the Department of 
     Justice, and for other purposes'', approved July 28, 1950 (64 
     Stat. 380), is amended--
       (A) by striking ``Immigration and Naturalization Service'' 
     and inserting ``Directorate of Immigration Affairs'';
       (B) by striking clause (a); and
       (C) by redesignating clauses (b), (c), (d), and (e) as 
     clauses (a), (b), (c), and (d), respectively.
       (c) References.--Any reference in any statute, 
     reorganization plan, Executive order, regulation, agreement, 
     determination, or other official document or proceeding to 
     the Immigration and Naturalization Service shall be deemed to 
     refer to the Directorate of Immigration Affairs of the 
     Department of Homeland Security, and any reference in the 
     immigration laws of the United States (as defined in section 
     111(e) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, as added by 
     this section) to the Attorney General shall be deemed to 
     refer to the Secretary of Homeland Security, acting through 
     the Under Secretary of Homeland Security for Immigration 
     Affairs.

     SEC. 1103. UNDER SECRETARY OF HOMELAND SECURITY FOR 
                   IMMIGRATION AFFAIRS.

       (a) In General.--Chapter 2 of title I of the Immigration 
     and Nationality Act, as added by section 1102 of this Act, is 
     amended by adding at the end the following:

     ``SEC. 112. UNDER SECRETARY OF HOMELAND SECURITY FOR 
                   IMMIGRATION AFFAIRS.

       ``(a) Under Secretary of Immigration Affairs.--The 
     Directorate shall be headed by an Under Secretary of Homeland 
     Security for Immigration Affairs who shall be appointed in 
     accordance with section 103(c) of the Immigration and 
     Nationality Act.
       ``(b) Responsibilities of the Under Secretary.--
       ``(1) In general.--The Under Secretary shall be charged 
     with any and all responsibilities and authority in the 
     administration of the Directorate and of this Act which are 
     conferred upon the Secretary as may be delegated to the Under 
     Secretary by the Secretary or which may be prescribed by the 
     Secretary.
       ``(2) Duties.--Subject to the authority of the Secretary 
     under paragraph (1), the Under Secretary shall have the 
     following duties:
       ``(A) Immigration policy.--The Under Secretary shall 
     develop and implement policy under the immigration laws of 
     the United States. The Under Secretary shall propose, 
     promulgate, and issue rules, regulations, and statements of 
     policy with respect to any function within the jurisdiction 
     of the Directorate.
       ``(B) Administration.--The Under Secretary shall have 
     responsibility for--
       ``(i) the administration and enforcement of the functions 
     conferred upon the Directorate under section 1111(c) of this 
     Act; and
       ``(ii) the administration of the Directorate, including the 
     direction, supervision, and coordination of the Bureau of 
     Immigration Services and the Bureau of Enforcement and Border 
     Affairs.
       ``(C) Inspections.--The Under Secretary shall be directly 
     responsible for the administration and enforcement of the 
     functions of the Directorate under the immigration laws of 
     the United States with respect to the inspection of aliens 
     arriving at ports of entry of the United States.
       ``(3) Activities.--As part of the duties described in 
     paragraph (2), the Under Secretary shall do the following:
       ``(A) Resources and personnel management.--The Under 
     Secretary shall manage the resources, personnel, and other 
     support requirements of the Directorate.
       ``(B) Information resources management.--Under the 
     direction of the Secretary, the Under Secretary shall manage 
     the information resources of the Directorate, including the 
     maintenance of records and databases and the coordination of 
     records and other information within the Directorate, and 
     shall ensure that the Directorate obtains and maintains 
     adequate information technology systems to carry out its 
     functions.
       ``(C) Coordination of response to civil rights 
     violations.--The Under Secretary shall coordinate, with the 
     Civil Rights Officer of the Department of Homeland Security 
     or other officials, as appropriate, the resolution of 
     immigration issues that involve civil rights violations.
       ``(D) Risk analysis and risk management.--Assisting and 
     supporting the Secretary, in coordination with other 
     Directorates and entities outside the Department, in 
     conducting appropriate risk analysis and risk management 
     activities consistent with the mission and functions of the 
     Directorate.
       ``(3) Definition.--In this chapter, the term ``immigration 
     policy, administration, and inspection functions'' means the 
     duties, activities, and powers described in this subsection.
       ``(c) General Counsel.--
       ``(1) In general.--There shall be within the Directorate a 
     General Counsel, who shall be appointed by the Secretary of 
     Homeland Security, in consultation with the Under Secretary.
       ``(2) Function.--The General Counsel shall--
       ``(A) serve as the chief legal officer for the Directorate; 
     and
       ``(B) be responsible for providing specialized legal 
     advice, opinions, determinations, regulations, and any other 
     assistance to the Under Secretary with respect to legal 
     matters affecting the Directorate, and any of its components.
       ``(d) Financial Officers for the Directorate of Immigration 
     Affairs.--
       ``(1) Chief financial officer.--
       ``(A) In general.--There shall be within the Directorate a 
     Chief Financial Officer. The position of Chief Financial 
     Officer shall be a career reserved position in the Senior 
     Executive Service and shall have the authorities and 
     functions described in section 902 of title 31, United States 
     Code, in relation to financial activities of the Directorate. 
     For purposes of section 902(a)(1) of such title, the Under 
     Secretary shall be deemed to be an agency head.
       ``(B) Functions.--The Chief Financial Officer shall be 
     responsible for directing, supervising, and coordinating all 
     budget formulas and execution for the Directorate.
       ``(2) Deputy chief financial officer.--The Directorate 
     shall be deemed to be an agency for purposes of section 903 
     of such title (relating to Deputy Chief Financial Officers).
       ``(e) Chief of Policy.--
       ``(1) In general.--There shall be within the Directorate a 
     Chief of Policy. Under the authority of the Under Secretary, 
     the Chief of Policy shall be responsible for--
       ``(A) establishing national immigration policy and 
     priorities;
       ``(B) performing policy research and analysis on issues 
     arising under the immigration laws of the United States; and
       ``(C) coordinating immigration policy between the 
     Directorate, the Service Bureau, and the Enforcement Bureau.
       ``(2) Within the senior executive service.--The position of 
     Chief of Policy shall be a Senior Executive Service position 
     under section 5382 of title 5, United States Code.
       ``(f) Chief of Congressional, Intergovernmental, and Public 
     Affairs.--
       ``(1) In general.--There shall be within the Directorate a 
     Chief of Congressional, Intergovernmental, and Public 
     Affairs. Under the

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     authority of the Under Secretary, the Chief of Congressional, 
     Intergovernmental, and Public Affairs shall be responsible 
     for--
       ``(A) providing to Congress information relating to issues 
     arising under the immigration laws of the United States, 
     including information on specific cases;
       ``(B) serving as a liaison with other Federal agencies on 
     immigration issues; and
       ``(C) responding to inquiries from, and providing 
     information to, the media on immigration issues.
       ``(2) Within the senior executive service.--The position of 
     Chief of Congressional, Intergovernmental, and Public Affairs 
     shall be a Senior Executive Service position under section 
     5382 of title 5, United States Code.''.
       (b) Compensation of the Under Secretary.--Section 5314 of 
     title 5, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end 
     the following:
       ``Under Secretary of Immigration Affairs, Department of 
     Justice.''.
       (c) Compensation of General Counsel and Chief Financial 
     Officer.--Section 5316 of title 5, United States Code, is 
     amended by adding at the end the following:
       ``General Counsel, Directorate of Immigration Affairs, 
     Department of Homeland Security.
       ``Chief Financial Officer, Directorate of Immigration 
     Affairs, Department of Homeland Security.''.
       (d) Repeals.--The following provisions of law are repealed:
       (1) Section 7 of the Act of March 3, 1891, as amended (26 
     Stat. 1085; relating to the establishment of the office of 
     the Commissioner of Immigration and Naturalization).
       (2) Section 201 of the Act of June 20, 1956 (70 Stat. 307; 
     relating to the compensation of assistant commissioners and 
     district directors).
       (3) Section 1 of the Act of March 2, 1895 (28 Stat. 780; 
     relating to special immigrant inspectors).
       (e) Conforming Amendments.--(1)(A) Section 101(a)(8) of the 
     Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(8)) is 
     amended to read as follows:
       ``(8) The term `Under Secretary' means the Under Secretary 
     of Homeland Security for Immigration Affairs who is appointed 
     under section 103(c).''.
       (B) Except as provided in subparagraph (C), the Immigration 
     and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1101 et seq.) is amended by 
     striking ``Commissioner of Immigration and Naturalization'' 
     and ``Commissioner'' each place they appear and inserting 
     ``Under Secretary of Homeland Security for Immigration 
     Affairs'' and ``Under Secretary'', respectively.
       (C) The amendments made by subparagraph (B) do not apply to 
     references to the ``Commissioner of Social Security'' in 
     section 290(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 
     U.S.C. 1360(c)).
       (2) Section 103 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 
     U.S.C. 1103) is amended--
       (A) in subsection (c), by striking ``Commissioner'' and 
     inserting ``Under Secretary'';
       (B) in the section heading, by striking ``Commissioner'' 
     and inserting ``Under Secretary'';
       (C) in subsection (d), by striking ``Commissioner'' and 
     inserting ``Under Secretary''; and
       (D) in subsection (e), by striking ``Commissioner'' and 
     inserting ``Under Secretary''.
       (3) Sections 104 and 105 of the Immigration and Nationality 
     Act (8 U.S.C. 1104, 1105) are amended by striking 
     ``Director'' each place it appears and inserting ``Assistant 
     Secretary of State for Consular Affairs''.
       (4) Section 104(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act 
     (8 U.S.C. 1104(c)) is amended--
       (A) in the first sentence, by striking ``Passport Office, a 
     Visa Office,'' and inserting ``a Passport Services office, a 
     Visa Services office, an Overseas Citizen Services office,''; 
     and
       (B) in the second sentence, by striking ``the Passport 
     Office and the Visa Office'' and inserting ``the Passport 
     Services office and the Visa Services office''.
       (5) Section 5315 of title 5, United States Code, is amended 
     by striking the following:
       ``Commissioner of Immigration and Naturalization, 
     Department of Justice.''.
       (f) References.--Any reference in any statute, 
     reorganization plan, Executive order, regulation, agreement, 
     determination, or other official document or proceeding to 
     the Commissioner of Immigration and Naturalization shall be 
     deemed to refer to the Under Secretary of Homeland Security 
     for Immigration Affairs.

     SEC. 1104. BUREAU OF IMMIGRATION SERVICES.

       (a) In General.--Chapter 2 of title I of the Immigration 
     and Nationality Act, as added by section 1102 and amended by 
     section 1103, is further amended by adding at the end the 
     following:

     ``SEC. 113. BUREAU OF IMMIGRATION SERVICES.

       ``(a) Establishment of Bureau.--
       ``(1) In general.--There is established within the 
     Directorate a bureau to be known as the Bureau of Immigration 
     Services (in this chapter referred to as the `Service 
     Bureau').
       ``(2) Assistant secretary.--The head of the Service Bureau 
     shall be the Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security for 
     Immigration Services (in this chapter referred to as the 
     `Assistant Secretary for Immigration Services'), who--
       ``(A) shall be appointed by the Secretary of Homeland 
     Security, in consultation with the Under Secretary; and
       ``(B) shall report directly to the Under Secretary.
       ``(b) Responsibilities of the Assistant Secretary.--
       ``(1) In general.--Subject to the authority of the 
     Secretary and the Under Secretary, the Assistant Secretary 
     for Immigration Services shall administer the immigration 
     service functions of the Directorate.
       ``(2) Immigration service functions defined.--In this 
     chapter, the term `immigration service functions' means the 
     following functions under the immigration laws of the United 
     States:
       ``(A) Adjudications of petitions for classification of 
     nonimmigrant and immigrant status.
       ``(B) Adjudications of applications for adjustment of 
     status and change of status.
       ``(C) Adjudications of naturalization applications.
       ``(D) Adjudications of asylum and refugee applications.
       ``(E) Adjudications performed at Service centers.
       ``(F) Determinations concerning custody and parole of 
     asylum seekers who do not have prior nonpolitical criminal 
     records and who have been found to have a credible fear of 
     persecution, including determinations under section 236B.
       ``(G) All other adjudications under the immigration laws of 
     the United States.
       ``(c) Chief Budget Officer of the Service Bureau.--There 
     shall be within the Service Bureau a Chief Budget Officer. 
     Under the authority of the Chief Financial Officer of the 
     Directorate, the Chief Budget Officer of the Service Bureau 
     shall be responsible for monitoring and supervising all 
     financial activities of the Service Bureau.
       ``(d) Quality Assurance.--There shall be within the Service 
     Bureau an Office of Quality Assurance that shall develop 
     procedures and conduct audits to--
       ``(1) ensure that the Directorate's policies with respect 
     to the immigration service functions of the Directorate are 
     properly implemented; and
       ``(2) ensure that Service Bureau policies or practices 
     result in sound records management and efficient and accurate 
     service.
       ``(e) Office of Professional Responsibility.--There shall 
     be within the Service Bureau an Office of Professional 
     Responsibility that shall have the responsibility for 
     ensuring the professionalism of the Service Bureau and for 
     receiving and investigating charges of misconduct or ill 
     treatment made by the public.
       ``(f) Training of Personnel.--The Assistant Secretary for 
     Immigration Services, in consultation with the Under 
     Secretary, shall have responsibility for determining the 
     training for all personnel of the Service Bureau.''.
       (b) Compensation of Assistant Secretary of Service 
     Bureau.--Section 5315 of title 5, United States Code, is 
     amended by adding at the end the following:
       ``Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security for Immigration 
     Services, Directorate of Immigration Affairs, Department of 
     Homeland Security.''.
       (c) Service Bureau Offices.--
       (1) In general.--Under the direction of the Secretary, the 
     Under Secretary, acting through the Assistant Secretary for 
     Immigration Services, shall establish Service Bureau offices, 
     including suboffices and satellite offices, in appropriate 
     municipalities and locations in the United States. In the 
     selection of sites for the Service Bureau offices, the Under 
     Secretary shall consider the location's proximity and 
     accessibility to the community served, the workload for which 
     that office shall be responsible, whether the location would 
     significantly reduce the backlog of cases in that given 
     geographic area, whether the location will improve customer 
     service, and whether the location is in a geographic area 
     with an increase in the population to be served. The Under 
     Secretary shall conduct periodic reviews to assess whether 
     the location and size of the respective Service Bureau 
     offices adequately serve customer service needs.
       (2) Transition provision.--In determining the location of 
     Service Bureau offices, including suboffices and satellite 
     offices, the Under Secretary shall first consider maintaining 
     and upgrading offices in existing geographic locations that 
     satisfy the provisions of paragraph (1). The Under 
     Secretary shall also explore the feasibility and 
     desirability of establishing new Service Bureau offices, 
     including suboffices and satellite offices, in new 
     geographic locations where there is a demonstrated need.

     SEC. 1105. BUREAU OF ENFORCEMENT AND BORDER AFFAIRS.

       (a) In General.--Chapter 2 of title I of the Immigration 
     and Nationality Act, as added by section 1102 and amended by 
     sections 1103 and 1104, is further amended by adding at the 
     end the following:

     ``SEC. 114. BUREAU OF ENFORCEMENT AND BORDER AFFAIRS.

       ``(a) Establishment of Bureau.--
       ``(1) In general.--There is established within the 
     Directorate a bureau to be known as the Bureau of Enforcement 
     and Border Affairs (in this chapter referred to as the 
     `Enforcement Bureau').
       ``(2) Assistant secretary.--The head of the Enforcement 
     Bureau shall be the Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security 
     for Enforcement and Border Affairs (in this chapter referred 
     to as the `Assistant Secretary for Immigration Enforcement'), 
     who--
       ``(A) shall be appointed by the Secretary of Homeland 
     Security, in consultation with the Under Secretary; and
       ``(B) shall report directly to the Under Secretary.

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       ``(b) Responsibilities of the Assistant Secretary.--
       ``(1) In general.--Subject to the authority of the 
     Secretary and the Under Secretary, the Assistant Secretary 
     for Immigration Enforcement shall administer the immigration 
     enforcement functions of the Directorate.
       ``(2) Immigration enforcement functions defined.--In this 
     chapter, the term `immigration enforcement functions' means 
     the following functions under the immigration laws of the 
     United States:
       ``(A) The border patrol function.
       ``(B) The detention function, except as specified in 
     section 113(b)(2)(F).
       ``(C) The removal function.
       ``(D) The intelligence function.
       ``(E) The investigations function.
       ``(c) Chief Budget Officer of the Enforcement Bureau.--
     There shall be within the Enforcement Bureau a Chief Budget 
     Officer. Under the authority of the Chief Financial Officer 
     of the Directorate, the Chief Budget Officer of the 
     Enforcement Bureau shall be responsible for monitoring and 
     supervising all financial activities of the Enforcement 
     Bureau.
       ``(d) Office of Professional Responsibility.--There shall 
     be within the Enforcement Bureau an Office of Professional 
     Responsibility that shall have the responsibility for 
     ensuring the professionalism of the Enforcement Bureau and 
     receiving charges of misconduct or ill treatment made by the 
     public and investigating the charges.
       ``(e) Office of Quality Assurance.--There shall be within 
     the Enforcement Bureau an Office of Quality Assurance that 
     shall develop procedures and conduct audits to--
       ``(1) ensure that the Directorate's policies with respect 
     to immigration enforcement functions are properly 
     implemented; and
       ``(2) ensure that Enforcement Bureau policies or practices 
     result in sound record management and efficient and accurate 
     recordkeeping.
       ``(f) Training of Personnel.--The Assistant Secretary for 
     Immigration Enforcement, in consultation with the Under 
     Secretary, shall have responsibility for determining the 
     training for all personnel of the Enforcement Bureau.''.
       (b) Compensation of Assistant Secretary of Enforcement 
     Bureau.--Section 5315 of title 5, United States Code, is 
     amended by adding at the end the following:
       ``Assistant Security of Homeland Security for Enforcement 
     and Border Affairs, Directorate of Immigration Affairs, 
     Department of Homeland Security.''.
       (c) Enforcement Bureau Offices.--
       (1) In general.--Under the direction of the Secretary, the 
     Under Secretary, acting through the Assistant Secretary for 
     Immigration Enforcement, shall establish Enforcement Bureau 
     offices, including suboffices and satellite offices, in 
     appropriate municipalities and locations in the United 
     States. In the selection of sites for the Enforcement Bureau 
     offices, the Under Secretary shall make selections according 
     to trends in unlawful entry and unlawful presence, alien 
     smuggling, national security concerns, the number of Federal 
     prosecutions of immigration-related offenses in a given 
     geographic area, and other enforcement considerations. The 
     Under Secretary shall conduct periodic reviews to assess 
     whether the location and size of the respective Enforcement 
     Bureau offices adequately serve enforcement needs.
       (2) Transition provision.--In determining the location of 
     Enforcement Bureau offices, including suboffices and 
     satellite offices, the Under Secretary shall first consider 
     maintaining and upgrading offices in existing geographic 
     locations that satisfy the provisions of paragraph (1). The 
     Under Secretary shall also explore the feasibility and 
     desirability of establishing new Enforcement Bureau offices, 
     including suboffices and satellite offices, in new geographic 
     locations where there is a demonstrated need.

     SEC. 1106. OFFICE OF THE OMBUDSMAN WITHIN THE DIRECTORATE.

       (a) In General.--Chapter 2 of title I of the Immigration 
     and Nationality Act, as added by section 1102 and amended by 
     sections 1103, 1104, and 1105, is further amended by adding 
     at the end the following:

     ``SEC. 115. OFFICE OF THE OMBUDSMAN FOR IMMIGRATION AFFAIRS.

       ``(a) In General.--There is established within the 
     Directorate the Office of the Ombudsman for Immigration 
     Affairs, which shall be headed by the Ombudsman.
       ``(b) Ombudsman.--
       ``(1) Appointment.--The Ombudsman shall be appointed by the 
     Secretary of Homeland Security, in consultation with the 
     Under Secretary. The Ombudsman shall report directly to the 
     Under Secretary.
       ``(2) Compensation.--The Ombudsman shall be entitled to 
     compensation at the same rate as the highest rate of basic 
     pay established for the Senior Executive Service under 
     section 5382 of title 5, United States Code, or, if the 
     Secretary of Homeland Security so determines, at a rate fixed 
     under section 9503 of such title.
       ``(c) Functions of Office.--The functions of the Office of 
     the Ombudsman for Immigration Affairs shall include--
       ``(1) to assist individuals in resolving problems with the 
     Directorate or any component thereof;
       ``(2) to identify systemic problems encountered by the 
     public in dealings with the Directorate or any component 
     thereof;
       ``(3) to propose changes in the administrative practices or 
     regulations of the Directorate, or any component thereof, to 
     mitigate problems identified under paragraph (2);
       ``(4) to identify potential changes in statutory law that 
     may be required to mitigate such problems; and
       ``(5) to monitor the coverage and geographic distribution 
     of local offices of the Directorate.
       ``(d) Personnel Actions.--The Ombudsman shall have the 
     responsibility and authority to appoint local or regional 
     representatives of the Ombudsman's Office as in the 
     Ombudsman's judgment may be necessary to address and rectify 
     problems.
       ``(e) Annual Report.--Not later than December 31 of each 
     year, the Ombudsman shall submit a report to the Committee on 
     the Judiciary of the House of Representatives and the 
     Committee on the Judiciary of the Senate on the activities of 
     the Ombudsman during the fiscal year ending in that calendar 
     year. Each report shall contain a full and substantive 
     analysis, in addition to statistical information, and shall 
     contain--
       ``(1) a description of the initiatives that the Office of 
     the Ombudsman has taken on improving the responsiveness of 
     the Directorate;
       ``(2) a summary of serious or systemic problems encountered 
     by the public, including a description of the nature of such 
     problems;
       ``(3) an accounting of the items described in paragraphs 
     (1) and (2) for which action has been taken, and the result 
     of such action;
       ``(4) an accounting of the items described in paragraphs 
     (1) and (2) for which action remains to be completed;
       ``(5) an accounting of the items described in paragraphs 
     (1) and (2) for which no action has been taken, the reasons 
     for the inaction, and identify any Agency official who is 
     responsible for such inaction;
       ``(6) recommendations as may be appropriate to resolve 
     problems encountered by the public;
       ``(7) recommendations as may be appropriate to resolve 
     problems encountered by the public, including problems 
     created by backlogs in the adjudication and processing of 
     petitions and applications;
       ``(8) recommendations to resolve problems caused by 
     inadequate funding or staffing; and
       ``(9) such other information as the Ombudsman may deem 
     advisable.
       ``(f) Authorization of Appropriations.--
       ``(1) In general.--There are authorized to be appropriated 
     to the Office of the Ombudsman such sums as may be necessary 
     to carry out its functions.
       ``(2) Availability of funds.--Amounts appropriated pursuant 
     to paragraph (1) are authorized to remain available until 
     expended.''.

     SEC. 1107. OFFICE OF IMMIGRATION STATISTICS WITHIN THE 
                   DIRECTORATE.

       (a) In General.--Chapter 2 of title I of the Immigration 
     and Nationality Act, as added by section 1102 and amended by 
     sections 1103, 1104, and 1105, is further amended by adding 
     at the end the following:

     ``SEC. 116. OFFICE OF IMMIGRATION STATISTICS.

       ``(a) Establishment.--There is established within the 
     Directorate an Office of Immigration Statistics (in this 
     section referred to as the `Office'), which shall be headed 
     by a Director who shall be appointed by the Secretary of 
     Homeland Security, in consultation with the Under Secretary. 
     The Office shall collect, maintain, compile, analyze, 
     publish, and disseminate information and statistics about 
     immigration in the United States, including information and 
     statistics involving the functions of the Directorate and the 
     Executive Office for Immigration Review (or its successor 
     entity).
       ``(b) Responsibilities of Director.--The Director of the 
     Office shall be responsible for the following:
       ``(1) Statistical information.--Maintenance of all 
     immigration statistical information of the Directorate of 
     Immigration Affairs.
       ``(2) Standards of reliability and validity.--Establishment 
     of standards of reliability and validity for immigration 
     statistics collected by the Bureau of Immigration Services, 
     the Bureau of Enforcement, and the Executive Office for 
     Immigration Review (or its successor entity).
       ``(c) Relation to the Directorate of Immigration Affairs 
     and the Executive Office for Immigration Review.--
       ``(1) Other authorities.--The Directorate and the Executive 
     Office for Immigration Review (or its successor entity) shall 
     provide statistical information to the Office from the 
     operational data systems controlled by the Directorate and 
     the Executive Office for Immigration Review (or its successor 
     entity), respectively, as requested by the Office, for the 
     purpose of meeting the responsibilities of the Director of 
     the Office.
       ``(2) Databases.--The Director of the Office, under the 
     direction of the Secretary, shall ensure the interoperability 
     of the databases of the Directorate, the Bureau of 
     Immigration Services, the Bureau of Enforcement, and the 
     Executive Office for Immigration Review (or its successor 
     entity) to permit the Director of the Office to perform 
     the duties of such office.''.
       (b) Transfer of Functions.--There are transferred to the 
     Directorate of Immigration Affairs for exercise by the Under 
     Secretary through the Office of Immigration Statistics 
     established by section 116 of the Immigration and Nationality 
     Act, as added by subsection (a), the functions performed by 
     the Statistics Branch of the Office of Policy and Planning of 
     the Immigration and Naturalization Service, and the 
     statistical functions performed by the Executive Office for

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     Immigration Review (or its successor entity), on the day 
     before the effective date of this title.

     SEC. 1108. CLERICAL AMENDMENTS.

       The table of contents of the Immigration and Nationality 
     Act is amended--
       (1) by inserting after the item relating to the heading for 
     title I the following:

          ``Chapter 1--Definitions and General Authorities'';

       (2) by striking the item relating to section 103 and 
     inserting the following:

``Sec. 103. Powers and duties of the Secretary of Homeland Security and 
              the Under Secretary of Homeland Security for Immigration 
              Affairs.'';

     and
       (3) by inserting after the item relating to section 106 the 
     following:

            ``Chapter 2--Directorate of Immigration Affairs

``Sec. 111. Establishment of Directorate of Immigration Affairs.
``Sec. 112. Under Secretary of Homeland Security for Immigration 
              Affairs.
``Sec. 113. Bureau of Immigration Services.
``Sec. 114. Bureau of Enforcement and Border Affairs.
``Sec. 115. Office of the Ombudsman for Immigration Affairs.
``Sec. 116. Office of Immigration Statistics.''.

                   Subtitle B--Transition Provisions

     SEC. 1111. TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS.

       (a) In General.--
       (1) Functions of the attorney general.--All functions under 
     the immigration laws of the United States vested by statute 
     in, or exercised by, the Attorney General, immediately prior 
     to the effective date of this title, are transferred to the 
     Secretary on such effective date for exercise by the 
     Secretary through the Under Secretary in accordance with 
     section 112(b) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, as 
     added by section 1103 of this Act.
       (2) Functions of the commissioner or the ins.--All 
     functions under the immigration laws of the United States 
     vested by statute in, or exercised by, the Commissioner of 
     Immigration and Naturalization or the Immigration and 
     Naturalization Service (or any officer, employee, or 
     component thereof), immediately prior to the effective date 
     of this title, are transferred to the Directorate of 
     Immigration Affairs on such effective date for exercise by 
     the Under Secretary in accordance with section 112(b) of the 
     Immigration and Nationality Act, as added by section 1103 of 
     this Act.
       (b) Exercise of Authorities.--Except as otherwise provided 
     by law, the Under Secretary may, for purposes of performing 
     any function transferred to the Directorate of Immigration 
     Affairs under subsection (a), exercise all authorities under 
     any other provision of law that were available with respect 
     to the performance of that function to the official 
     responsible for the performance of the function immediately 
     before the effective date of the transfer of the function 
     under this title.

     SEC. 1112. TRANSFER OF PERSONNEL AND OTHER RESOURCES.

       Subject to section 1531 of title 31, United States Code, 
     upon the effective date of this title, there are transferred 
     to the Under Secretary for appropriate allocation in 
     accordance with section 1115--
       (1) the personnel of the Department of Justice employed in 
     connection with the functions transferred under this title; 
     and
       (2) the assets, liabilities, contracts, property, records, 
     and unexpended balance of appropriations, authorizations, 
     allocations, and other funds employed, held, used, arising 
     from, available to, or to be made available to the 
     Immigration and Naturalization Service in connection with the 
     functions transferred pursuant to this title.

     SEC. 1113. DETERMINATIONS WITH RESPECT TO FUNCTIONS AND 
                   RESOURCES.

       Under the direction of the Secretary, the Under Secretary 
     shall determine, in accordance with the corresponding 
     criteria set forth in sections 1112(b), 1113(b), and 1114(b) 
     of the Immigration and Nationality Act (as added by this 
     title)--
       (1) which of the functions transferred under section 1111 
     are--
       (A) immigration policy, administration, and inspection 
     functions;
       (B) immigration service functions; and
       (C) immigration enforcement functions; and
       (2) which of the personnel, assets, liabilities, grants, 
     contracts, property, records, and unexpended balances of 
     appropriations, authorizations, allocations, and other funds 
     transferred under section 1112 were held or used, arose from, 
     were available to, or were made available, in connection with 
     the performance of the respective functions specified in 
     paragraph (1) immediately prior to the effective date of this 
     title.

     SEC. 1114. DELEGATION AND RESERVATION OF FUNCTIONS.

       (a) In General.--
       (1) Delegation to the bureaus.--Under the direction of the 
     Secretary, and subject to section 112(b)(1) of the 
     Immigration and Nationality Act (as added by section 1103), 
     the Under Secretary shall delegate--
       (A) immigration service functions to the Assistant 
     Secretary for Immigration Services; and
       (B) immigration enforcement functions to the Assistant 
     Secretary for Immigration Enforcement.
       (2) Reservation of functions.--Subject to section 112(b)(1) 
     of the Immigration and Nationality Act (as added by section 
     1103), immigration policy, administration, and inspection 
     functions shall be reserved for exercise by the Under 
     Secretary.
       (b) Nonexclusive Delegations Authorized.--Delegations made 
     under subsection (a) may be on a nonexclusive basis as the 
     Under Secretary may determine may be necessary to ensure the 
     faithful execution of the Under Secretary's 
     responsibilities and duties under law.
       (c) Effect of Delegations.--Except as otherwise expressly 
     prohibited by law or otherwise provided in this title, the 
     Under Secretary may make delegations under this subsection to 
     such officers and employees of the office of the Under 
     Secretary, the Service Bureau, and the Enforcement Bureau, 
     respectively, as the Under Secretary may designate, and may 
     authorize successive redelegations of such functions as may 
     be necessary or appropriate. No delegation of functions under 
     this subsection or under any other provision of this title 
     shall relieve the official to whom a function is transferred 
     under this title of responsibility for the administration of 
     the function.
       (d) Statutory Construction.--Nothing in this division may 
     be construed to limit the authority of the Under Secretary, 
     acting directly or by delegation under the Secretary, to 
     establish such offices or positions within the Directorate of 
     Immigration Affairs, in addition to those specified by this 
     division, as the Under Secretary may determine to be 
     necessary to carry out the functions of the Directorate.

     SEC. 1115. ALLOCATION OF PERSONNEL AND OTHER RESOURCES.

       (a) Authority of the Under Secretary.--
       (1) In general.--Subject to paragraph (2) and section 
     1114(b), the Under Secretary shall make allocations of 
     personnel, assets, liabilities, grants, contracts, property, 
     records, and unexpended balances of appropriations, 
     authorizations, allocations, and other funds held, used, 
     arising from, available to, or to be made available in 
     connection with the performance of the respective functions, 
     as determined under section 1113, in accordance with the 
     delegation of functions and the reservation of functions made 
     under section 1114.
       (2) Limitation.--Unexpended funds transferred pursuant to 
     section 1112 shall be used only for the purposes for which 
     the funds were originally authorized and appropriated.
       (b) Authority to Terminate Affairs of INS.--The Attorney 
     General in consultation with the Secretary, shall provide for 
     the termination of the affairs of the Immigration and 
     Naturalization Service and such further measures and 
     dispositions as may be necessary to effectuate the purposes 
     of this division.
       (c) Treatment of Shared Resources.--The Under Secretary is 
     authorized to provide for an appropriate allocation, or 
     coordination, or both, of resources involved in supporting 
     shared support functions for the office of the Under 
     Secretary, the Service Bureau, and the Enforcement Bureau. 
     The Under Secretary shall maintain oversight and control over 
     the shared computer databases and systems and records 
     management.

     SEC. 1116. SAVINGS PROVISIONS.

       (a) Legal Documents.--All orders, determinations, rules, 
     regulations, permits, grants, loans, contracts, recognition 
     of labor organizations, agreements, including collective 
     bargaining agreements, certificates, licenses, and 
     privileges--
       (1) that have been issued, made, granted, or allowed to 
     become effective by the President, the Attorney General, the 
     Commissioner of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, 
     their delegates, or any other Government official, or by a 
     court of competent jurisdiction, in the performance of any 
     function that is transferred under this title; and
       (2) that are in effect on the effective date of such 
     transfer (or become effective after such date pursuant to 
     their terms as in effect on such effective date);

     shall continue in effect according to their terms until 
     modified, terminated, superseded, set aside, or revoked in 
     accordance with law by the President, any other authorized 
     official, a court of competent jurisdiction, or operation of 
     law, except that any collective bargaining agreement shall 
     remain in effect until the date of termination specified in 
     the agreement.
       (b) Proceedings.--
       (1) Pending.--Sections 111 through 116 of the Immigration 
     and Nationality Act, as added by subtitle A of this title, 
     shall not affect any proceeding or any application for any 
     benefit, service, license, permit, certificate, or financial 
     assistance pending on the effective date of this title before 
     an office whose functions are transferred under this title, 
     but such proceedings and applications shall be continued.
       (2) Orders.--Orders shall be issued in such proceedings, 
     appeals shall be taken therefrom, and payments shall be made 
     pursuant to such orders, as if this Act had not been enacted, 
     and orders issued in any such proceeding shall continue in 
     effect until modified, terminated, superseded, or revoked by 
     a duly authorized official, by a court of competent 
     jurisdiction, or by operation of law.
       (3) Discontinuance or modification.--Nothing in this 
     section shall be considered to prohibit the discontinuance or 
     modification

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     of any such proceeding under the same terms and conditions 
     and to the same extent that such proceeding could have been 
     discontinued or modified if this section had not been 
     enacted.
       (c) Suits.--This title, and the amendments made by this 
     title, shall not affect suits commenced before the effective 
     date of this title, and in all such suits, proceeding shall 
     be had, appeals taken, and judgments rendered in the same 
     manner and with the same effect as if this title, and the 
     amendments made by this title, had not been enacted.
       (d) Nonabatement of Actions.--No suit, action, or other 
     proceeding commenced by or against the Department of Justice 
     or the Immigration and Naturalization Service, or by or 
     against any individual in the official capacity of such 
     individual as an officer or employee in connection with a 
     function transferred pursuant to this section, shall abate by 
     reason of the enactment of this Act.
       (e) Continuance of Suit With Substitution of Parties.--If 
     any Government officer in the official capacity of such 
     officer is party to a suit with respect to a function of the 
     officer, and such function is transferred under this title to 
     any other officer or office, then such suit shall be 
     continued with the other officer or the head of such other 
     office, as applicable, substituted or added as a party.
       (f) Administrative Procedure and Judicial Review.--Except 
     as otherwise provided by this title, any statutory 
     requirements relating to notice, hearings, action upon the 
     record, or administrative or judicial review that apply to 
     any function transferred under this title shall apply to the 
     exercise of such function by the head of the office, and 
     other officers of the office, to which such function is 
     transferred.

     SEC. 1117. INTERIM SERVICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF IMMIGRATION 
                   AND NATURALIZATION.

       The individual serving as the Commissioner of Immigration 
     and Naturalization on the day before the effective date of 
     this title may serve as Under Secretary until the date on 
     which an Under Secretary is appointed under section 112 of 
     the Immigration and Nationality Act, as added by section 
     1103.

     SEC. 1118. EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR IMMIGRATION REVIEW 
                   AUTHORITIES NOT AFFECTED.

       Nothing in this title, or any amendment made by this title, 
     may be construed to authorize or require the transfer or 
     delegation of any function vested in, or exercised by the 
     Executive Office for Immigration Review of the Department of 
     Justice (or its successor entity), or any officer, employee, 
     or component thereof immediately prior to the effective date 
     of this title.

     SEC. 1119. OTHER AUTHORITIES NOT AFFECTED.

       Nothing in this title, or any amendment made by this title, 
     may be construed to authorize or require the transfer or 
     delegation of any function vested in, or exercised by--
       (1) the Secretary of State under the State Department Basic 
     Authorities Act of 1956, or under the immigration laws of the 
     United States, immediately prior to the effective date of 
     this title, with respect to the issuance and use of passports 
     and visas;
       (2) the Secretary of Labor or any official of the 
     Department of Labor immediately prior to the effective date 
     of this title, with respect to labor certifications or any 
     other authority under the immigration laws of the United 
     States; or
       (3) except as otherwise specifically provided in this 
     division, any other official of the Federal Government under 
     the immigration laws of the United States immediately prior 
     to the effective date of this title.

     SEC. 1120. TRANSITION FUNDING.

       (a) Authorization of Appropriations for Transition.--
       (1) In general.--There are authorized to be appropriated to 
     the Department of Homeland Security such sums as may be 
     necessary--
       (A) to effect--
       (i) the abolition of the Immigration and Naturalization 
     Service;
       (ii) the establishment of the Directorate of Immigration 
     Affairs and its components, the Bureau of Immigration 
     Services, and the Bureau of Enforcement and Border Affairs; 
     and
       (iii) the transfer of functions required to be made under 
     this division; and
       (B) to carry out any other duty that is made necessary by 
     this division, or any amendment made by this division.
       (2) Activities supported.--Activities supported under 
     paragraph (1) include--
       (A) planning for the transfer of functions from the 
     Immigration and Naturalization Service to the Directorate of 
     Immigration Affairs, including the preparation of any reports 
     and implementation plans necessary for such transfer;
       (B) the division, acquisition, and disposition of--
       (i) buildings and facilities;
       (ii) support and infrastructure resources; and
       (iii) computer hardware, software, and related 
     documentation;
       (C) other capital expenditures necessary to effect the 
     transfer of functions described in this paragraph;
       (D) revision of forms, stationery, logos, and signage;
       (E) expenses incurred in connection with the transfer and 
     training of existing personnel and hiring of new personnel; 
     and
       (F) such other expenses necessary to effect the transfers, 
     as determined by the Secretary.
       (b) Availability of Funds.--Amounts appropriated pursuant 
     to subsection (a) are authorized to remain available until 
     expended.
       (c) Transition Account.--
       (1) Establishment.--There is established in the general 
     fund of the Treasury of the United States a separate account, 
     which shall be known as the ``Directorate of Immigration 
     Affairs Transition Account'' (in this section referred to as 
     the ``Account'').
       (2) Use of account.--There shall be deposited into the 
     Account all amounts appropriated under subsection (a) and 
     amounts reprogrammed for the purposes described in subsection 
     (a).
       (d) Report to Congress on Transition.--Beginning not later 
     than 90 days after the effective date of division A of this 
     Act, and at the end of each fiscal year in which 
     appropriations are made pursuant to subsection (c), the 
     Secretary of Homeland Security shall submit a report to 
     Congress concerning the availability of funds to cover 
     transition costs, including--
       (1) any unobligated balances available for such purposes; 
     and
       (2) a calculation of the amount of appropriations that 
     would be necessary to fully fund the activities described in 
     subsection (a).
       (e) Effective Date.--This section shall take effect 1 year 
     after the effective date of division A of this Act.

                  Subtitle C--Miscellaneous Provisions

     SEC. 1121. FUNDING ADJUDICATION AND NATURALIZATION SERVICES.

       (a) Level of Fees.--Section 286(m) of the Immigration and 
     Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1356(m)) is amended by striking 
     ``services, including the costs of similar services provided 
     without charge to asylum applicants or other immigrants'' 
     and inserting ``services''.
       (b) Use of Fees.--
       (1) In general.--Each fee collected for the provision of an 
     adjudication or naturalization service shall be used only to 
     fund adjudication or naturalization services or, subject to 
     the availability of funds provided pursuant to subsection 
     (c), costs of similar services provided without charge to 
     asylum and refugee applicants.
       (2) Prohibition.--No fee may be used to fund adjudication- 
     or naturalization-related audits that are not regularly 
     conducted in the normal course of operation.
       (c) Refugee and Asylum Adjudication Services.--
       (1) Authorization of appropriations.--In addition to such 
     sums as may be otherwise available for such purposes, there 
     are authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be 
     necessary to carry out the provisions of sections 207 through 
     209 of the Immigration and Nationality Act.
       (2) Availability of funds.--Funds appropriated pursuant to 
     paragraph (1) are authorized to remain available until 
     expended.
       (d) Separation of Funding.--
       (1) In general.--There shall be established separate 
     accounts in the Treasury of the United States for 
     appropriated funds and other collections available for the 
     Bureau of Immigration Services and the Bureau of Enforcement 
     and Border Affairs.
       (2) Fees.--Fees imposed for a particular service, 
     application, or benefit shall be deposited into the account 
     established under paragraph (1) that is for the bureau with 
     jurisdiction over the function to which the fee relates.
       (3) Fees not transferable.--No fee may be transferred 
     between the Bureau of Immigration Services and the Bureau of 
     Enforcement and Border Affairs for purposes not authorized by 
     section 286 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, as 
     amended by subsection (a).
       (e) Authorization of Appropriations for Backlog 
     Reduction.--
       (1) In general.--There are authorized to be appropriated 
     such sums as may be necessary for each of the fiscal years 
     2003 through 2006 to carry out the Immigration Services and 
     Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2000 (title II of Public 
     Law 106-313).
       (2) Availability of funds.--Amounts appropriated under 
     paragraph (1) are authorized to remain available until 
     expended.
       (3) Infrastructure improvement account.--Amounts 
     appropriated under paragraph (1) shall be deposited into the 
     Immigration Services and Infrastructure Improvements Account 
     established by section 204(a)(2) of title II of Public Law 
     106-313.

     SEC. 1122. APPLICATION OF INTERNET-BASED TECHNOLOGIES.

       (a) Establishment of On-Line Database.--
       (1) In general.--Not later than 2 years after the effective 
     date of division A, the Secretary, in consultation with the 
     Under Secretary and the Technology Advisory Committee, shall 
     establish an Internet-based system that will permit an 
     immigrant, nonimmigrant, employer, or other person who files 
     any application, petition, or other request for any benefit 
     under the immigration laws of the United States access to on-
     line information about the processing status of the 
     application, petition, or other request.
       (2) Privacy considerations.--The Under Secretary shall 
     consider all applicable privacy issues in the establishment 
     of the Internet system described in paragraph (1). No 
     personally identifying information shall be accessible to 
     unauthorized persons.
       (3) Means of access.--The on-line information under the 
     Internet system described in paragraph (1) shall be 
     accessible to the persons described in paragraph (1) through 
     a personal identification number (PIN) or other personalized 
     password.

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       (4) Prohibition on fees.--The Under Secretary shall not 
     charge any immigrant, nonimmigrant, employer, or other person 
     described in paragraph (1) a fee for access to the 
     information in the database that pertains to that person.
       (b) Feasibility Study for On-Line Filing and Improved 
     Processing.--
       (1) On-line filing.--
       (A) In general.--The Under Secretary, in consultation with 
     the Technology Advisory Committee, shall conduct a study to 
     determine the feasibility of on-line filing of the documents 
     described in subsection (a).
       (B) Study elements.--The study shall--
       (i) include a review of computerization and technology of 
     the Immigration and Naturalization Service (or successor 
     agency) relating to immigration services and the processing 
     of such documents;
       (ii) include an estimate of the time-frame and costs of 
     implementing on-line filing of such documents; and
       (iii) consider other factors in implementing such a filing 
     system, including the feasibility of the payment of fees on-
     line.
       (2) Report.--Not later than 2 years after the effective 
     date of division A, the Under Secretary shall submit to the 
     Committees on the Judiciary of the Senate and the House of 
     Representatives a report on the findings of the study 
     conducted under this subsection.
       (c) Technology Advisory Committee.--
       (1) Establishment.--Not later than 1 year after the 
     effective date of division A, the Under Secretary shall 
     establish, after consultation with the Committees on the 
     Judiciary of the Senate and the House of Representatives, an 
     advisory committee (in this section referred to as the 
     ``Technology Advisory Committee'') to assist the Under 
     Secretary in--
       (A) establishing the tracking system under subsection (a); 
     and
       (B) conducting the study under subsection (b).
       (2) Composition.--The Technology Advisory Committee shall 
     be composed of--
       (A) experts from the public and private sector capable of 
     establishing and implementing the system in an expeditious 
     manner; and
       (B) representatives of persons or entities who may use the 
     tracking system described in subsection (a) and the on-line 
     filing system described in subsection (b)(1).

     SEC. 1123. ALTERNATIVES TO DETENTION OF ASYLUM SEEKERS.

       (a) Assignments of Asylum Officers.--The Under Secretary 
     shall assign asylum officers to major ports of entry in the 
     United States to assist in the inspection of asylum seekers. 
     For other ports of entry, the Under Secretary shall take 
     steps to ensure that asylum officers participate in the 
     inspections process.
       (b) Amendment of the Immigration and Nationality Act.--
     Chapter 4 of title II of the Immigration and Nationality Act 
     (8 U.S.C. 1221 et seq.) is amended by inserting after section 
     236A the following new section:

     ``SEC. 236B. ALTERNATIVES TO DETENTION OF ASYLUM SEEKERS.

       ``(a) Development of Alternatives to Detention.--The Under 
     Secretary shall--
       ``(1) authorize and promote the utilization of alternatives 
     to the detention of asylum seekers who do not have 
     nonpolitical criminal records; and
       ``(2) establish conditions for the detention of asylum 
     seekers that ensure a safe and humane environment.
       ``(b) Specific Alternatives for Consideration.--The Under 
     Secretary shall consider the following specific alternatives 
     to the detention of asylum seekers described in subsection 
     (a):
       ``(1) Parole from detention.
       ``(2) For individuals not otherwise qualified for parole 
     under paragraph (1), parole with appearance assistance 
     provided by private nonprofit voluntary agencies with 
     expertise in the legal and social needs of asylum seekers.
       ``(3) For individuals not otherwise qualified for parole 
     under paragraph (1) or (2), non-secure shelter care or group 
     homes operated by private nonprofit voluntary agencies with 
     expertise in the legal and social needs of asylum seekers.
       ``(4) Noninstitutional settings for minors such as foster 
     care or group homes operated by private nonprofit voluntary 
     agencies with expertise in the legal and social needs of 
     asylum seekers.
       ``(c) Regulations.--The Under Secretary shall promulgate 
     such regulations as may be necessary to carry out this 
     section.
       ``(d) Definition.--In this section, the term `asylum 
     seeker' means any applicant for asylum under section 208 or 
     any alien who indicates an intention to apply for asylum 
     under that section.''.
       (b) Clerical Amendment.--The table of contents of the 
     Immigration and Nationality Act is amended by inserting after 
     the item relating to section 236A the following new item:

``Sec. 236B. Alternatives to detention of asylum seekers.''.

                       Subtitle D--Effective Date

     SEC. 1131. EFFECTIVE DATE.

       This title, and the amendments made by this title, shall 
     take effect one year after the effective date of division A 
     of this Act.

            TITLE XII--UNACCOMPANIED ALIEN CHILD PROTECTION

     SEC. 1201. SHORT TITLE.

       This title may be cited as the ``Unaccompanied Alien Child 
     Protection Act of 2002''.

     SEC. 1202. DEFINITIONS.

       (a) In General.--In this title:
       (1) Director.--The term ``Director'' means the Director of 
     the Office.
       (2) Office.--The term ``Office'' means the Office of 
     Refugee Resettlement as established by section 411 of the 
     Immigration and Nationality Act.
       (3) Service.--The term ``Service'' means the Immigration 
     and Naturalization Service (or, upon the effective date of 
     title XI, the Directorate of Immigration Affairs).
       (4) Unaccompanied alien child.--The term ``unaccompanied 
     alien child'' means a child who--
       (A) has no lawful immigration status in the United States;
       (B) has not attained the age of 18; and
       (C) with respect to whom--
       (i) there is no parent or legal guardian in the United 
     States; or
       (ii) no parent or legal guardian in the United States is 
     available to provide care and physical custody.
       (5) Voluntary agency.--The term ``voluntary agency'' means 
     a private, nonprofit voluntary agency with expertise in 
     meeting the cultural, developmental, or psychological needs 
     of unaccompanied alien children as licensed by the 
     appropriate State and certified by the Director of the Office 
     of Refugee Resettlement.
       (b) Amendments to the Immigration and Nationality Act.--
     Section 101(a) (8 U.S.C. 1101(a)) is amended by adding at the 
     end the following new paragraphs:
       ``(53) The term `unaccompanied alien child' means a child 
     who--
       ``(A) has no lawful immigration status in the United 
     States;
       ``(B) has not attained the age of 18; and
       ``(C) with respect to whom--
       ``(i) there is no parent or legal guardian in the United 
     States; or
       ``(ii) no parent or legal guardian in the United States is 
     able to provide care and physical custody.
       ``(54) The term `unaccompanied refugee children' means 
     persons described in paragraph (42) who--
       ``(A) have not attained the age of 18; and
       ``(B) with respect to whom there are no parents or legal 
     guardians available to provide care and physical custody.''.

                     Subtitle A--Structural Changes

     SEC. 1211. RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE OFFICE OF REFUGEE 
                   RESETTLEMENT WITH RESPECT TO UNACCOMPANIED 
                   ALIEN CHILDREN.

       (a) In General.--
       (1) Responsibilities of the office.--The Office shall be 
     responsible for--
       (A) coordinating and implementing the care and placement 
     for unaccompanied alien children who are in Federal custody 
     by reason of their immigration status; and
       (B) ensuring minimum standards of detention for all 
     unaccompanied alien children.
       (2) Duties of the director with respect to unaccompanied 
     alien children.--The Director shall be responsible under this 
     title for--
       (A) ensuring that the best interests of the child are 
     considered in decisions and actions relating to the care and 
     placement of an unaccompanied alien child;
       (B) making placement, release, and detention determinations 
     for all unaccompanied alien children in the custody of the 
     Office;
       (C) implementing the placement, release, and detention 
     determinations made by the Office;
       (D) convening, in the absence of the Assistant Secretary, 
     Administration for Children and Families of the Department of 
     Health and Human Services, the Interagency Task Force on 
     Unaccompanied Alien Children established in section 1212;
       (E) identifying a sufficient number of qualified persons, 
     entities, and facilities to house unaccompanied alien 
     children in accordance with sections 1222 and 1223;
       (F) overseeing the persons, entities, and facilities 
     described in sections 1222 and 1223 to ensure their 
     compliance with such provisions;
       (G) compiling, updating, and publishing at least annually a 
     State-by-State list of professionals or other entities 
     qualified to contract with the Office to provide the services 
     described in sections 1231 and 1232;
       (H) maintaining statistical information and other data on 
     unaccompanied alien children in the Office's custody and 
     care, which shall include--
       (i) biographical information such as the child's name, 
     gender, date of birth, country of birth, and country of 
     habitual residence;
       (ii) the date on which the child came into Federal custody, 
     including each instance in which such child came into the 
     custody of--

       (I) the Service; or
       (II) the Office;

       (iii) information relating to the custody, detention, 
     release, and repatriation of unaccompanied alien children who 
     have been in the custody of the Office;
       (iv) in any case in which the child is placed in detention, 
     an explanation relating to the detention; and
       (v) the disposition of any actions in which the child is 
     the subject;
       (I) collecting and compiling statistical information from 
     the Service, including Border Patrol and inspections 
     officers, on the unaccompanied alien children with whom they 
     come into contact; and
       (J) conducting investigations and inspections of facilities 
     and other entities in which unaccompanied alien children 
     reside.

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       (3) Duties with respect to foster care.--In carrying out 
     the duties described in paragraph (3)(F), the Director is 
     encouraged to utilize the refugee children foster care system 
     established under section 412(d)(2) of the Immigration and 
     Nationality Act for the placement of unaccompanied alien 
     children.
       (4) Powers.--In carrying out the duties under paragraph 
     (3), the Director shall have the power to--
       (A) contract with service providers to perform the services 
     described in sections 1222, 1223, 1231, and 1232; and
       (B) compel compliance with the terms and conditions set 
     forth in section 1223, including the power to terminate the 
     contracts of providers that are not in compliance with such 
     conditions and reassign any unaccompanied alien child to a 
     similar facility that is in compliance with such section.
       (b) No Effect on Service, EOIR, and Department of State 
     Adjudicatory Responsibilities.--Nothing in this title may be 
     construed to transfer the responsibility for adjudicating 
     benefit determinations under the Immigration and Nationality 
     Act from the authority of any official of the Service, the 
     Executive Office of Immigration Review (or successor entity), 
     or the Department of State.

     SEC. 1212. ESTABLISHMENT OF INTERAGENCY TASK FORCE ON 
                   UNACCOMPANIED ALIEN CHILDREN.

       (a) Establishment.--There is established an Interagency 
     Task Force on Unaccompanied Alien Children.
       (b) Composition.--The Task Force shall consist of the 
     following members:
       (1) The Assistant Secretary, Administration for Children 
     and Families, Department of Health and Human Services.
       (2) The Under Secretary of Homeland Security for 
     Immigration Affairs.
       (3) The Assistant Secretary of State for Population, 
     Refugees, and Migration.
       (4) The Director.
       (5) Such other officials in the executive branch of 
     Government as may be designated by the President.
       (c) Chairman.--The Task Force shall be chaired by the 
     Assistant Secretary, Administration for Children and 
     Families, Department of Health and Human Services.
       (d) Activities of the Task Force.--In consultation with 
     nongovernmental organizations, the Task Force shall--
       (1) measure and evaluate the progress of the United States 
     in treating unaccompanied alien children in United States 
     custody; and
       (2) expand interagency procedures to collect and organize 
     data, including significant research and resource information 
     on the needs and treatment of unaccompanied alien children in 
     the custody of the United States Government.

     SEC. 1213. TRANSITION PROVISIONS.

       (a) Transfer of Functions.--All functions with respect to 
     the care and custody of unaccompanied alien children under 
     the immigration laws of the United States vested by statute 
     in, or exercised by, the Commissioner of Immigration and 
     Naturalization (or any officer, employee, or component 
     thereof), immediately prior to the effective date of this 
     subtitle, are transferred to the Office.
       (b) Transfer and Allocations of Appropriations and 
     Personnel.--The personnel employed in connection with, and 
     the assets, liabilities, contracts, property, records, and 
     unexpended balances of appropriations, authorizations, 
     allocations, and other funds employed, used, held, arising 
     from, available to, or to be made available in connection 
     with the functions transferred by this section, subject to 
     section 1531 of title 31, United States Code, shall be 
     transferred to the Office. Unexpended funds transferred 
     pursuant to this section shall be used only for the purposes 
     for which the funds were originally authorized and 
     appropriated.
       (c) Legal Documents.--All orders, determinations, rules, 
     regulations, permits, grants, loans, contracts, recognition 
     of labor organizations, agreements, including collective 
     bargaining agreements, certificates, licenses, and 
     privileges--
       (1) that have been issued, made, granted, or allowed to 
     become effective by the President, the Attorney General, the 
     Commissioner of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, 
     their delegates, or any other Government official, or by a 
     court of competent jurisdiction, in the performance of any 
     function that is transferred pursuant to this section; and
       (2) that are in effect on the effective date of such 
     transfer (or become effective after such date pursuant to 
     their terms as in effect on such effective date);
     shall continue in effect according to their terms until 
     modified, terminated, superseded, set aside, or revoked in 
     accordance with law by the President, any other authorized 
     official, a court of competent jurisdiction, or operation of 
     law, except that any collective bargaining agreement shall 
     remain in effect until the date of termination specified in 
     the agreement.
       (d) Proceedings.--
       (1) Pending.--The transfer of functions under subsection 
     (a) shall not affect any proceeding or any application for 
     any benefit, service, license, permit, certificate, or 
     financial assistance pending on the effective date of this 
     subtitle before an office whose functions are transferred 
     pursuant to this section, but such proceedings and 
     applications shall be continued.
       (2) Orders.--Orders shall be issued in such proceedings, 
     appeals shall be taken therefrom, and payments shall be made 
     pursuant to such orders, as if this Act had not been enacted, 
     and orders issued in any such proceeding shall continue in 
     effect until modified, terminated, superseded, or revoked by 
     a duly authorized official, by a court of competent 
     jurisdiction, or by operation of law.
       (3) Discontinuance or modification.--Nothing in this 
     section shall be considered to prohibit the discontinuance or 
     modification of any such proceeding under the same terms and 
     conditions and to the same extent that such proceeding could 
     have been discontinued or modified if this section had not 
     been enacted.
       (e) Suits.--This section shall not affect suits commenced 
     before the effective date of this subtitle, and in all such 
     suits, proceeding shall be had, appeals taken, and judgments 
     rendered in the same manner and with the same effect as if 
     this section had not been enacted.
       (f) Nonabatement of Actions.--No suit, action, or other 
     proceeding commenced by or against the Department of Justice 
     or the Immigration and Naturalization Service, or by or 
     against any individual in the official capacity of such 
     individual as an officer or employee in connection with a 
     function transferred under this section, shall abate by 
     reason of the enactment of this Act.
       (g) Continuance of Suit With Substitution of Parties.--If 
     any Government officer in the official capacity of such 
     officer is party to a suit with respect to a function of the 
     officer, and pursuant to this section such function is 
     transferred to any other officer or office, then such suit 
     shall be continued with the other officer or the head of such 
     other office, as applicable, substituted or added as a party.
       (h) Administrative Procedure and Judicial Review.--Except 
     as otherwise provided by this title, any statutory 
     requirements relating to notice, hearings, action upon the 
     record, or administrative or judicial review that apply to 
     any function transferred pursuant to any provision of this 
     section shall apply to the exercise of such function by the 
     head of the office, and other officers of the office, to 
     which such function is transferred pursuant to such 
     provision.

     SEC. 1214. EFFECTIVE DATE.

       This subtitle shall take effect one year after the 
     effective date of division A of this Act.

   Subtitle B--Custody, Release, Family Reunification, and Detention

     SEC. 1221. PROCEDURES WHEN ENCOUNTERING UNACCOMPANIED ALIEN 
                   CHILDREN.

       (a) Unaccompanied Children Found Along the United States 
     Border or at United States Ports of Entry.--
       (1) In general.--Subject to paragraph (2), if an 
     immigration officer finds an unaccompanied alien child who is 
     described in paragraph (2) at a land border or port of entry 
     of the United States and determines that such child is 
     inadmissible under the Immigration and Nationality Act, the 
     officer shall--
       (A) permit such child to withdraw the child's application 
     for admission pursuant to section 235(a)(4) of the 
     Immigration and Nationality Act; and
       (B) remove such child from the United States.
       (2) Special rule for contiguous countries.--
       (A) In general.--Any child who is a national or habitual 
     resident of a country that is contiguous with the United 
     States and that has an agreement in writing with the United 
     States providing for the safe return and orderly repatriation 
     of unaccompanied alien children who are nationals or habitual 
     residents of such country shall be treated in accordance with 
     paragraph (1), unless a determination is made on a case-by-
     case basis that--
       (i) such child has a fear of returning to the child's 
     country of nationality or country of last habitual residence 
     owing to a fear of persecution;
       (ii) the return of such child to the child's country of 
     nationality or country of last habitual residence would 
     endanger the life or safety of such child; or
       (iii) the child cannot make an independent decision to 
     withdraw the child's application for admission due to age or 
     other lack of capacity.
       (B) Right of consultation.--Any child described in 
     subparagraph (A) shall have the right to consult with a 
     consular officer from the child's country of nationality or 
     country of last habitual residence prior to repatriation, as 
     well as consult with the Office, telephonically, and such 
     child shall be informed of that right.
       (3) Rule for apprehensions at the border.--The custody of 
     unaccompanied alien children not described in paragraph (2) 
     who are apprehended at the border of the United States or at 
     a United States port of entry shall be treated in accordance 
     with the provisions of subsection (b).
       (b) Custody of Unaccompanied Alien Children Found in the 
     Interior of the United States.--
       (1) Establishment of jurisdiction.--
       (A) In general.--Except as otherwise provided under 
     subsection (a) and subparagraphs (B) and (C), the custody of 
     all unaccompanied alien children, including responsibility 
     for their detention, where appropriate, shall be under the 
     jurisdiction of the Office.
       (B) Exception for children who have committed crimes.--
     Notwithstanding subparagraph (A), the Service shall retain or 
     assume the custody and care of any unaccompanied alien child 
     who--

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       (i) has been charged with any felony, excluding offenses 
     proscribed by the Immigration and Nationality Act, while such 
     charges are pending; or
       (ii) has been convicted of any such felony.
       (C) Exception for children who threaten national 
     security.--Notwithstanding subparagraph (A), the Service 
     shall retain or assume the custody and care of an 
     unaccompanied alien child if the Secretary of Homeland 
     Security has substantial evidence that such child endangers 
     the national security of the United States.
       (2) Notification.--Upon apprehension of an unaccompanied 
     alien child, the Secretary shall promptly notify the Office.
       (3) Transfer of unaccompanied alien children.--
       (A) Transfer to the office.--The care and custody of an 
     unaccompanied alien child shall be transferred to the 
     Office--
       (i) in the case of a child not described in paragraph (1) 
     (B) or (C), not later than 72 hours after the apprehension of 
     such child; or
       (ii) in the case of a child whose custody has been retained 
     or assumed by the Service pursuant to paragraph (1) (B) or 
     (C), immediately following a determination that the child no 
     longer meets the description set forth in such paragraph.
       (B) Transfer to the service.--Upon determining that a child 
     in the custody of the Office is described in paragraph (1) 
     (B) or (C), the Director shall promptly make arrangements to 
     transfer the care and custody of such child to the Service.
       (c) Age Determinations.--In any case in which the age of an 
     alien is in question and the resolution of questions about 
     such alien's age would affect the alien's eligibility for 
     treatment under the provisions of this title, a determination 
     of whether such alien meets the age requirements of this 
     title shall be made in accordance with the provisions of 
     section 1225.

     SEC. 1222. FAMILY REUNIFICATION FOR UNACCOMPANIED ALIEN 
                   CHILDREN WITH RELATIVES IN THE UNITED STATES.

       (a) Placement Authority.--
       (1) Order of preference.--Subject to the Director's 
     discretion under paragraph (4) and section 1223(a)(2), an 
     unaccompanied alien child in the custody of the Office shall 
     be promptly placed with one of the following individuals in 
     the following order of preference:
       (A) A parent who seeks to establish custody, as described 
     in paragraph (3)(A).
       (B) A legal guardian who seeks to establish custody, as 
     described in paragraph (3)(A).
       (C) An adult relative.
       (D) An entity designated by the parent or legal guardian 
     that is capable and willing to care for the child's well-
     being.
       (E) A State-licensed juvenile shelter, group home, or 
     foster home willing to accept legal custody of the child.
       (F) A qualified adult or entity seeking custody of the 
     child when it appears that there is no other likely 
     alternative to long-term detention and family reunification 
     does not appear to be a reasonable alternative. For purposes 
     of this subparagraph, the qualification of the adult or 
     entity shall be decided by the Office.
       (2) Home study.--Notwithstanding the provisions of 
     paragraph (1), no unaccompanied alien child shall be placed 
     with a person or entity unless a valid home-study conducted 
     by an agency of the State of the child's proposed residence, 
     by an agency authorized by that State to conduct such a 
     study, or by an appropriate voluntary agency contracted with 
     the Office to conduct such studies has found that the person 
     or entity is capable of providing for the child's physical 
     and mental well-being.
       (3) Right of parent or legal guardian to custody of 
     unaccompanied alien child.--
       (A) Placement with parent or legal guardian.--If an 
     unaccompanied alien child is placed with any person or entity 
     other than a parent or legal guardian, but subsequent to that 
     placement a parent or legal guardian seeks to establish 
     custody, the Director shall assess the suitability of 
     placing the child with the parent or legal guardian and 
     shall make a written determination on the child's 
     placement within 30 days.
       (B) Rule of construction.--Nothing in this title shall be 
     construed to--
       (i) supersede obligations under any treaty or other 
     international agreement to which the United States is a 
     party, including The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of 
     International Child Abduction, the Vienna Declaration and 
     Programme of Action, and the Declaration of the Rights of the 
     Child; or
       (ii) limit any right or remedy under such international 
     agreement.
       (4) Protection from smugglers and traffickers.--The 
     Director shall take affirmative steps to ensure that 
     unaccompanied alien children are protected from smugglers, 
     traffickers, or others seeking to victimize or otherwise 
     engage such children in criminal, harmful, or exploitative 
     activity. Attorneys involved in such activities should be 
     reported to their State bar associations for disciplinary 
     action.
       (5) Grants and contracts.--Subject to the availability of 
     appropriations, the Director is authorized to make grants to, 
     and enter into contracts with, voluntary agencies to carry 
     out the provisions of this section.
       (6) Reimbursement of state expenses.--Subject to the 
     availability of appropriations, the Director is authorized to 
     reimburse States for any expenses they incur in providing 
     assistance to unaccompanied alien children who are served 
     pursuant to this title.
       (b) Confidentiality.--All information obtained by the 
     Office relating to the immigration status of a person listed 
     in subsection (a) shall remain confidential and may be used 
     only for the purposes of determining such person's 
     qualifications under subsection (a)(1).

     SEC. 1223. APPROPRIATE CONDITIONS FOR DETENTION OF 
                   UNACCOMPANIED ALIEN CHILDREN.

       (a) Standards for Placement.--
       (1) Prohibition of detention in certain facilities.--Except 
     as provided in paragraph (2), an unaccompanied alien child 
     shall not be placed in an adult detention facility or a 
     facility housing delinquent children.
       (2) Detention in appropriate facilities.--An unaccompanied 
     alien child who has exhibited a violent or criminal behavior 
     that endangers others may be detained in conditions 
     appropriate to the behavior in a facility appropriate for 
     delinquent children.
       (3) State licensure.--In the case of a placement of a child 
     with an entity described in section 1222(a)(1)(E), the entity 
     must be licensed by an appropriate State agency to provide 
     residential, group, child welfare, or foster care services 
     for dependent children.
       (4) Conditions of detention.--
       (A) In general.--The Director shall promulgate regulations 
     incorporating standards for conditions of detention in such 
     placements that provide for--
       (i) educational services appropriate to the child;
       (ii) medical care;
       (iii) mental health care, including treatment of trauma;
       (iv) access to telephones;
       (v) access to legal services;
       (vi) access to interpreters;
       (vii) supervision by professionals trained in the care of 
     children, taking into account the special cultural, 
     linguistic, and experiential needs of children in immigration 
     proceedings;
       (viii) recreational programs and activities;
       (ix) spiritual and religious needs; and
       (x) dietary needs.
       (B) Notification of children.--Such regulations shall 
     provide that all children are notified orally and in writing 
     of such standards.
       (b) Prohibition of Certain Practices.--The Director and the 
     Secretary of Homeland Security shall develop procedures 
     prohibiting the unreasonable use of--
       (1) shackling, handcuffing, or other restraints on 
     children;
       (2) solitary confinement; or
       (3) pat or strip searches.
       (c) Rule of Construction.--Nothing in this section shall be 
     construed to supersede procedures favoring release of 
     children to appropriate adults or entities or placement in 
     the least secure setting possible, as defined in the 
     Stipulated Settlement Agreement under Flores v. Reno.

     SEC. 1224. REPATRIATED UNACCOMPANIED ALIEN CHILDREN.

       (a) Country Conditions.--
       (1) Sense of congress.--It is the sense of Congress that, 
     to the extent consistent with the treaties and other 
     international agreements to which the United States is a 
     party and to the extent practicable, the United States 
     Government should undertake efforts to ensure that it does 
     not repatriate children in its custody into settings that 
     would threaten the life and safety of such children.
       (2) Assessment of conditions.--
       (A) In general.--In carrying out repatriations of 
     unaccompanied alien children, the Office shall conduct 
     assessments of country conditions to determine the extent to 
     which the country to which a child is being repatriated has a 
     child welfare system capable of ensuring the child's well 
     being.
       (B) Factors for assessment.--In assessing country 
     conditions, the Office shall, to the maximum extent 
     practicable, examine the conditions specific to the locale of 
     the child's repatriation.
       (b) Report on Repatriation of Unaccompanied Alien 
     Children.--Beginning not later than 18 months after the date 
     of enactment of this Act, and annually thereafter, the 
     Director shall submit a report to the Judiciary Committees of 
     the House of Representatives and Senate on the Director's 
     efforts to repatriate unaccompanied alien children. Such 
     report shall include at a minimum the following information:
       (1) The number of unaccompanied alien children ordered 
     removed and the number of such children actually removed from 
     the United States.
       (2) A description of the type of immigration relief sought 
     and denied to such children.
       (3) A statement of the nationalities, ages, and gender of 
     such children.
       (4) A description of the procedures used to effect the 
     removal of such children from the United States.
       (5) A description of steps taken to ensure that such 
     children were safely and humanely repatriated to their 
     country of origin.
       (6) Any information gathered in assessments of country and 
     local conditions pursuant to subsection (a)(2).

     SEC. 1225. ESTABLISHING THE AGE OF AN UNACCOMPANIED ALIEN 
                   CHILD.

       The Director shall develop procedures that permit the 
     presentation and consideration of a variety of forms of 
     evidence, including testimony of a child and other persons, 
     to determine an unaccompanied alien child's age for purposes 
     of placement, custody, parole, and detention. Such procedures 
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     the appeal of a determination to an immigration judge. 
     Radiographs shall not be the sole means of determining age.

     SEC. 1226. EFFECTIVE DATE.

       This subtitle shall take effect one year after the 
     effective date of division A of this Act.

  Subtitle C--Access by Unaccompanied Alien Children to Guardians Ad 
                           Litem and Counsel

     SEC. 1231. RIGHT OF UNACCOMPANIED ALIEN CHILDREN TO GUARDIANS 
                   AD LITEM.

       (a) Guardian Ad Litem.--
       (1) Appointment.--The Director shall appoint a guardian ad 
     litem who meets the qualifications described in paragraph (2) 
     for each unaccompanied alien child in the custody of the 
     Office not later than 72 hours after the Office assumes 
     physical or constructive custody of such child. The Director 
     is encouraged, wherever practicable, to contract with a 
     voluntary agency for the selection of an individual to be 
     appointed as a guardian ad litem under this paragraph.
       (2) Qualifications of guardian ad litem.--
       (A) In general.--No person shall serve as a guardian ad 
     litem unless such person--
       (i) is a child welfare professional or other individual who 
     has received training in child welfare matters; and
       (ii) possesses special training on the nature of problems 
     encountered by unaccompanied alien children.
       (B) Prohibition.--A guardian ad litem shall not be an 
     employee of the Service.
       (3) Duties.--The guardian ad litem shall--
       (A) conduct interviews with the child in a manner that is 
     appropriate, taking into account the child's age;
       (B) investigate the facts and circumstances relevant to 
     such child's presence in the United States, including facts 
     and circumstances arising in the country of the child's 
     nationality or last habitual residence and facts and 
     circumstances arising subsequent to the child's departure 
     from such country;
       (C) work with counsel to identify the child's eligibility 
     for relief from removal or voluntary departure by sharing 
     with counsel information collected under subparagraph (B);
       (D) develop recommendations on issues relative to the 
     child's custody, detention, release, and repatriation;
       (E) ensure that the child's best interests are promoted 
     while the child participates in, or is subject to, 
     proceedings or actions under the Immigration and Nationality 
     Act;
       (F) ensure that the child understands such determinations 
     and proceedings; and
       (G) report findings and recommendations to the Director and 
     to the Executive Office of Immigration Review (or successor 
     entity).
       (4) Termination of appointment.--The guardian ad litem 
     shall carry out the duties described in paragraph (3) until--
       (A) those duties are completed,
       (B) the child departs the United States,
       (C) the child is granted permanent resident status in the 
     United States,
       (D) the child attains the age of 18, or
       (E) the child is placed in the custody of a parent or legal 
     guardian,
     whichever occurs first.
       (5) Powers.--The guardian ad litem--
       (A) shall have reasonable access to the child, including 
     access while such child is being held in detention or in the 
     care of a foster family;
       (B) shall be permitted to review all records and 
     information relating to such proceedings that are not deemed 
     privileged or classified;
       (C) may seek independent evaluations of the child;
       (D) shall be notified in advance of all hearings involving 
     the child that are held in connection with proceedings under 
     the Immigration and Nationality Act, and shall be given a 
     reasonable opportunity to be present at such hearings; and
       (E) shall be permitted to consult with the child during any 
     hearing or interview involving such child.
       (b) Training.--The Director shall provide professional 
     training for all persons serving as guardians ad litem under 
     this section in the circumstances and conditions that 
     unaccompanied alien children face as well as in the various 
     immigration benefits for which such a child might be 
     eligible.

     SEC. 1232. RIGHT OF UNACCOMPANIED ALIEN CHILDREN TO COUNSEL.

       (a) Access to Counsel.--
       (1) In general.--The Director shall ensure that all 
     unaccompanied alien children in the custody of the Office or 
     in the custody of the Service who are not described in 
     section 1221(a)(2) shall have competent counsel to represent 
     them in immigration proceedings or matters.
       (2) Pro bono representation.--To the maximum extent 
     practicable, the Director shall utilize the services of pro 
     bono attorneys who agree to provide representation to such 
     children without charge.
       (3) Government funded representation.--
       (A) Appointment of competent counsel.--Notwithstanding 
     section 292 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 
     1362) or any other provision of law, when no competent 
     counsel is available to represent an unaccompanied alien 
     child without charge, the Director shall appoint competent 
     counsel for such child at the expense of the Government.
       (B) Limitation on attorney fees.--Counsel appointed under 
     subparagraph (A) may not be compensated at a rate in excess 
     of the rate provided under section 3006A of title 18, United 
     States Code.
       (C) Assumption of the cost of government-paid counsel.--In 
     the case of a child for whom counsel is appointed under 
     subparagraph (A) who is subsequently placed in the physical 
     custody of a parent or legal guardian, such parent or legal 
     guardian may elect to retain the same counsel to continue 
     representation of the child, at no expense to the Government, 
     beginning on the date that the parent or legal guardian 
     assumes physical custody of the child.
       (4) Development of necessary infrastructures and systems.--
     In ensuring that legal representation is provided to such 
     children, the Director shall develop the necessary mechanisms 
     to identify entities available to provide such legal 
     assistance and representation and to recruit such entities.
       (5) Contracting and grant making authority.--
       (A) In general.--Subject to the availability of 
     appropriations, the Director shall enter into contracts with 
     or make grants to national nonprofit agencies with relevant 
     expertise in the delivery of immigration-related legal 
     services to children in order to carry out this subsection.
       (B) Ineligibility for grants and contracts.--In making 
     grants and entering into contracts with such agencies, the 
     Director shall ensure that no such agency is--
       (i) a grantee or contractee for services provided under 
     section 1222 or 1231; and
       (ii) simultaneously a grantee or contractee for services 
     provided under subparagraph (A).
       (b) Requirement of Legal Representation.--The Director 
     shall ensure that all unaccompanied alien children have legal 
     representation within 7 days of the child coming into Federal 
     custody.
       (c) Duties.--Counsel shall represent the unaccompanied 
     alien child all proceedings and actions relating to the 
     child's immigration status or other actions involving the 
     Service and appear in person for all individual merits 
     hearings before the Executive Office for Immigration Review 
     (or its successor entity) and interviews involving the 
     Service.
       (d) Access to Child.--
       (1) In general.--Counsel shall have reasonable access to 
     the unaccompanied alien child, including access while the 
     child is being held in detention, in the care of a foster 
     family, or in any other setting that has been determined by 
     the Office.
       (2) Restriction on transfers.--Absent compelling and 
     unusual circumstances, no child who is represented by counsel 
     shall be transferred from the child's placement to another 
     placement unless advance notice of at least 24 hours is made 
     to counsel of such transfer.
       (e) Termination of Appointment.--Counsel shall carry out 
     the duties described in subsection (c) until--
       (1) those duties are completed,
       (2) the child departs the United States,
       (3) the child is granted withholding of removal under 
     section 241(b)(3) of the Immigration and Nationality Act,
       (4) the child is granted protection under the Convention 
     Against Torture,
       (5) the child is granted asylum in the United States under 
     section 208 of the Immigration and Nationality Act,
       (6) the child is granted permanent resident status in the 
     United States, or
       (7) the child attains 18 years of age,
     whichever occurs first.
       (f) Notice to Counsel During Immigration Proceedings.--
       (1) In general.--Except when otherwise required in an 
     emergency situation involving the physical safety of the 
     child, counsel shall be given prompt and adequate notice of 
     all immigration matters affecting or involving an 
     unaccompanied alien child, including adjudications, 
     proceedings, and processing, before such actions are taken.
       (2) Opportunity to consult with counsel.--An unaccompanied 
     alien child in the custody of the Office may not give consent 
     to any immigration action, including consenting to voluntary 
     departure, unless first afforded an opportunity to consult 
     with counsel.
       (g) Access to Recommendations of Guardian Ad Litem.--
     Counsel shall be afforded an opportunity to review the 
     recommendation by the guardian ad litem affecting or 
     involving a client who is an unaccompanied alien child.

     SEC. 1233. EFFECTIVE DATE; APPLICABILITY.

       (a) Effective Date.--This subtitle shall take effect one 
     year after the effective date of division A of this Act.
       (b) Applicability.--The provisions of this subtitle shall 
     apply to all unaccompanied alien children in Federal custody 
     on, before, or after the effective date of this subtitle.

 Subtitle D--Strengthening Policies for Permanent Protection of Alien 
                                Children

     SEC. 1241. SPECIAL IMMIGRANT JUVENILE VISA.

       (a) J Visa.--Section 101(a)(27)(J) (8 U.S.C. 
     1101(a)(27)(J)) is amended to read as follows:
       ``(J) an immigrant under the age of 18 on the date of 
     application who is present in the United States--
       ``(i) who has been declared dependent on a juvenile court 
     located in the United States or whom such a court has legally 
     committed to, or placed under the custody of, a department or 
     agency of a State, or an individual or entity appointed by a 
     State, and who has been deemed eligible by that court for 
     long-term foster care due to abuse, neglect, or abandonment, 
     or a similar basis found under State law;
       ``(ii) for whom it has been determined in administrative or 
     judicial proceedings that

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     it would not be in the alien's best interest to be returned 
     to the alien's or parent's previous country of nationality or 
     country of last habitual residence; and
       ``(iii) for whom the Office of Refugee Resettlement of the 
     Department of Health and Human Services has certified to the 
     Under Secretary of Homeland Security for Immigration Affairs 
     that the classification of an alien as a special immigrant 
     under this subparagraph has not been made solely to provide 
     an immigration benefit to that alien;

     except that no natural parent or prior adoptive parent of any 
     alien provided special immigrant status under this 
     subparagraph shall thereafter, by virtue of such parentage, 
     be accorded any right, privilege, or status under this 
     Act;''.
       (b) Adjustment of Status.--Section 245(h)(2) (8 U.S.C. 
     1255(h)(2)) is amended--
       (1) by amending subparagraph (A) to read as follows:
       ``(A) paragraphs (1), (4), (5), (6), and (7)(A) of section 
     212(a) shall not apply,'';
       (2) in subparagraph (B), by striking the period and 
     inserting ``, and''; and
       (3) by adding at the end the following new subparagraph:
       ``(C) the Secretary of Homeland Security may waive 
     paragraph (2) (A) and (B) in the case of an offense which 
     arose as a consequence of the child being unaccompanied.''.
       (c) Eligibility for Assistance.--A child who has been 
     granted relief under section 101(a)(27)(J) of the Immigration 
     and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(27)(J)), as amended by 
     subsection (a), and who is in the custody of a State shall be 
     eligible for all funds made available under section 412(d) of 
     such Act.

     SEC. 1242. TRAINING FOR OFFICIALS AND CERTAIN PRIVATE PARTIES 
                   WHO COME INTO CONTACT WITH UNACCOMPANIED ALIEN 
                   CHILDREN.

       (a) Training of State and Local Officials and Certain 
     Private Parties.--The Secretary of Health and Human Services, 
     acting jointly with the Secretary, shall provide appropriate 
     training to be available to State and county officials, child 
     welfare specialists, teachers, public counsel, and juvenile 
     judges who come into contact with unaccompanied alien 
     children. The training shall provide education on the 
     processes pertaining to unaccompanied alien children with 
     pending immigration status and on the forms of relief 
     potentially available. The Director shall be responsible for 
     establishing a core curriculum that can be incorporated into 
     currently existing education, training, or orientation 
     modules or formats that are currently used by these 
     professionals.
       (b) Training of Service Personnel.--The Secretary, acting 
     jointly with the Secretary of Health and Human Services, 
     shall provide specialized training to all personnel of the 
     Service who come into contact with unaccompanied alien 
     children. In the case of Border Patrol agents and immigration 
     inspectors, such training shall include specific training on 
     identifying children at the United States border or at United 
     States ports of entry who have been victimized by smugglers 
     or traffickers, and children for whom asylum or special 
     immigrant relief may be appropriate, including children 
     described in section 1221(a)(2).

     SEC. 1243. EFFECTIVE DATE.

       The amendment made by section 1241 shall apply to all 
     eligible children who were in the United States before, on, 
     or after the date of enactment of this Act.

            Subtitle E--Children Refugee and Asylum Seekers

     SEC. 1251. GUIDELINES FOR CHILDREN'S ASYLUM CLAIMS.

       (a) Sense of Congress.--Congress commends the Service for 
     its issuance of its ``Guidelines for Children's Asylum 
     Claims'', dated December 1998, and encourages and supports 
     the Service's implementation of such guidelines in an effort 
     to facilitate the handling of children's asylum claims. 
     Congress calls upon the Executive Office for Immigration 
     Review of the Department of Justice (or successor entity) to 
     adopt the ``Guidelines for Children's Asylum Claims'' in its 
     handling of children's asylum claims before immigration 
     judges and the Board of Immigration Appeals.
       (b) Training.--The Secretary of Homeland Security shall 
     provide periodic comprehensive training under the 
     ``Guidelines for Children's Asylum Claims'' to asylum 
     officers, immigration judges, members of the Board of 
     Immigration Appeals, and immigration officers who have 
     contact with children in order to familiarize and sensitize 
     such officers to the needs of children asylum seekers. 
     Voluntary agencies shall be allowed to assist in such 
     training.

     SEC. 1252. UNACCOMPANIED REFUGEE CHILDREN.

       (a) Identifying Unaccompanied Refugee Children.--Section 
     207(e) (8 U.S.C. 1157(e)) is amended--
       (1) by redesignating paragraphs (3), (4), (5), (6), and (7) 
     as paragraphs (4), (5), (6), (7), and (8), respectively; and
       (2) by inserting after paragraph (2) the following new 
     paragraph:
       ``(3) An analysis of the worldwide situation faced by 
     unaccompanied refugee children, by region. Such analysis 
     shall include an assessment of--
       ``(A) the number of unaccompanied refugee children, by 
     region;
       ``(B) the capacity of the Department of State to identify 
     such refugees;
       ``(C) the capacity of the international community to care 
     for and protect such refugees;
       ``(D) the capacity of the voluntary agency community to 
     resettle such refugees in the United States;
       ``(E) the degree to which the United States plans to 
     resettle such refugees in the United States in the coming 
     fiscal year; and
       ``(F) the fate that will befall such unaccompanied refugee 
     children for whom resettlement in the United States is not 
     possible.''.
       (b) Training on the Needs of Unaccompanied Refugee 
     Children.--Section 207(f)(2) (8 U.S.C. 1157(f)(2)) is amended 
     by--
       (1) striking ``and'' after ``countries,''; and
       (2) inserting before the period at the end the following: 
     ``, and instruction on the needs of unaccompanied refugee 
     children''.

              Subtitle F--Authorization of Appropriations

     SEC. 1261. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

       (a) In General.--There are authorized to be appropriated 
     such sums as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of 
     this title.
       (b) Availability of Funds.--Amounts appropriated pursuant 
     to subsection (a) are authorized to remain available until 
     expended.

        TITLE XIII--AGENCY FOR IMMIGRATION HEARINGS AND APPEALS

                   Subtitle A--Structure and Function

     SEC. 1301. ESTABLISHMENT.

       (a) In General.--There is established within the Department 
     of Justice the Agency for Immigration Hearings and Appeals 
     (in this title referred to as the ``Agency'').
       (b) Abolition of EOIR.--The Executive Office for 
     Immigration Review of the Department of Justice is hereby 
     abolished.

     SEC. 1302. DIRECTOR OF THE AGENCY.

       (a) Appointment.--There shall be at the head of the Agency 
     a Director who shall be appointed by the President, by and 
     with the advice and consent of the Senate.
       (b) Offices.--The Director shall appoint a Deputy Director, 
     General Counsel, Pro Bono Coordinator, and other offices as 
     may be necessary to carry out this title.
       (c) Responsibilities.--The Director shall--
       (1) administer the Agency and be responsible for the 
     promulgation of rules and regulations affecting the Agency;
       (2) appoint each Member of the Board of Immigration 
     Appeals, including a Chair;
       (3) appoint the Chief Immigration Judge; and
       (4) appoint and fix the compensation of attorneys, clerks, 
     administrative assistants, and other personnel as may be 
     necessary.

     SEC. 1303. BOARD OF IMMIGRATION APPEALS.

       (a) In General.--The Board of Immigration Appeals (in this 
     title referred to as the ``Board'') shall perform the 
     appellate functions of the Agency. The Board shall consist of 
     a Chair and not less than 14 other immigration appeals 
     judges.
       (b) Appointment.--Members of the Board shall be appointed 
     by the Director, in consultation with the Chair of the Board 
     of Immigration Appeals.
       (c) Qualifications.--The Chair and each other Member of the 
     Board shall be an attorney in good standing of a bar of a 
     State or the District of Columbia and shall have at least 7 
     years of professional legal expertise in immigration and 
     nationality law.
       (d) Chair.--The Chair shall direct, supervise, and 
     establish the procedures and policies of the Board.
       (e) Jurisdiction.--
       (1) In general.--The Board shall have such jurisdiction as 
     was, prior to the date of enactment of this Act, provided by 
     statute or regulation to the Board of Immigration Appeals (as 
     in effect under the Executive Office of Immigration Review).
       (2) De novo review.--The Board shall have de novo review of 
     any decision by an immigration judge, including any final 
     order of removal.
       (f) Decisions of the Board.--The decisions of the Board 
     shall constitute final agency action, subject to review only 
     as provided by the Immigration and Nationality Act and other 
     applicable law.
       (g) Independence of Board Members.--The Members of the 
     Board shall exercise their independent judgment and 
     discretion in the cases coming before the Board.

     SEC. 1304. CHIEF IMMIGRATION JUDGE.

       (a) Establishment of Office.--There shall be within the 
     Agency the position of Chief Immigration Judge, who shall 
     administer the immigration courts.
       (b) Duties of the Chief Immigration Judge.--The Chief 
     Immigration Judge shall be responsible for the general 
     supervision, direction, and procurement of resource and 
     facilities and for the general management of immigration 
     court dockets.
       (c) Appointment of Immigration Judges.--Immigration judges 
     shall be appointed by the Director, in consultation with the 
     Chief Immigration Judge.
       (d) Qualifications.--Each immigration judge, including the 
     Chief Immigration Judge, shall be an attorney in good 
     standing of a bar of a State or the District of Columbia and 
     shall have at least 7 years of professional legal expertise 
     in immigration and nationality law.
       (e) Jurisdiction and Authority of Immigration Courts.--The 
     immigration courts shall have such jurisdiction as was, prior 
     to the date of enactment of this Act, provided by statute or 
     regulation to the immigration courts within the Executive 
     Office for Immigration Review of the Department of Justice.
       (f) Independence of Immigration Judges.--The immigration 
     judges shall exercise their independent judgment and 
     discretion in the cases coming before the Immigration Court.

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     SEC. 1305. CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE HEARING OFFICER.

       (a) Establishment of Position.--There shall be within the 
     Agency the position of Chief Administrative Hearing Officer.
       (b) Duties of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer.--
     The Chief Administrative Hearing Officer shall hear cases 
     brought under sections 274A, 274B, and 274C of the 
     Immigration and Nationality Act.

     SEC. 1306. REMOVAL OF JUDGES.

       Immigration judges and Members of the Board may be removed 
     from office only for good cause, including neglect of duty or 
     malfeasance, by the Director, in consultation with the Chair 
     of the Board, in the case of the removal of a Member of the 
     Board, or in consultation with the Chief Immigration Judge, 
     in the case of the removal of an immigration judge.

     SEC. 1307. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

       There are authorized to be appropriated to the Agency such 
     sums as may be necessary to carry out this title.

        Subtitle B--Transfer of Functions and Savings Provisions

     SEC. 1311. TRANSITION PROVISIONS.

       (a) Transfer of Functions.--All functions under the 
     immigration laws of the United States (as defined in section 
     111(e) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, as added by 
     section 1101(a)(2) of this Act) vested by statute in, or 
     exercised by, the Executive Office of Immigration Review of 
     the Department of Justice (or any officer, employee, or 
     component thereof), immediately prior to the effective date 
     of this title, are transferred to the Agency.
       (b) Transfer and Allocations of Appropriations and 
     Personnel.--The personnel employed in connection with, and 
     the assets, liabilities, contracts, property, records, and 
     unexpended balances of appropriations, authorizations, 
     allocations, and other funds employed, used, held, arising 
     from, available to, or to be made available in connection 
     with the functions transferred by this section, subject to 
     section 1531 of title 31, United States Code, shall be 
     transferred to the Agency. Unexpended funds transferred 
     pursuant to this section shall be used only for the purposes 
     for which the funds were originally authorized and 
     appropriated.
       (c) Legal Documents.--All orders, determinations, rules, 
     regulations, permits, grants, loans, contracts, recognition 
     of labor organizations, agreements, including collective 
     bargaining agreements, certificates, licenses, and 
     privileges--
       (1) that have been issued, made, granted, or allowed to 
     become effective by the Attorney General or the Executive 
     Office of Immigration Review of the Department of Justice, 
     their delegates, or any other Government official, or by a 
     court of competent jurisdiction, in the performance of any 
     function that is transferred under this section; and
       (2) that are in effect on the effective date of such 
     transfer (or become effective after such date pursuant to 
     their terms as in effect on such effective date);

     shall continue in effect according to their terms until 
     modified, terminated, superseded, set aside, or revoked in 
     accordance with law by the Agency, any other authorized 
     official, a court of competent jurisdiction, or operation of 
     law, except that any collective bargaining agreement shall 
     remain in effect until the date of termination specified in 
     the agreement.
       (d) Proceedings.--
       (1) Pending.--The transfer of functions under subsection 
     (a) shall not affect any proceeding or any application for 
     any benefit, service, license, permit, certificate, or 
     financial assistance pending on the effective date of this 
     title before an office whose functions are transferred 
     pursuant to this section, but such proceedings and 
     applications shall be continued.
       (2) Orders.--Orders shall be issued in such proceedings, 
     appeals shall be taken therefrom, and payments shall be made 
     pursuant to such orders, as if this Act had not been enacted, 
     and orders issued in any such proceeding shall continue in 
     effect until modified, terminated, superseded, or revoked by 
     a duly authorized official, by a court of competent 
     jurisdiction, or by operation of law.
       (3) Discontinuance or modification.--Nothing in this 
     section shall be considered to prohibit the discontinuance or 
     modification of any such proceeding under the same terms and 
     conditions and to the same extent that such proceeding could 
     have been discontinued or modified if this section had not 
     been enacted.
       (e) Suits.--This section shall not affect suits commenced 
     before the effective date of this title, and in all such 
     suits, proceeding shall be had, appeals taken, and judgments 
     rendered in the same manner and with the same effect as if 
     this section had not been enacted.
       (f) Nonabatement of Actions.--No suit, action, or other 
     proceeding commenced by or against the Department of Justice 
     or the Executive Office of Immigration Review, or by or 
     against any individual in the official capacity of such 
     individual as an officer or employee in connection with a 
     function transferred under this section, shall abate by 
     reason of the enactment of this Act.
       (g) Continuance of Suit With Substitution of Parties.--If 
     any Government officer in the official capacity of such 
     officer is party to a suit with respect to a function of the 
     officer, and pursuant to this section such function is 
     transferred to any other officer or office, then such suit 
     shall be continued with the other officer or the head of such 
     other office, as applicable, substituted or added as a party.
       (h) Administrative Procedure and Judicial Review.--Except 
     as otherwise provided by this title, any statutory 
     requirements relating to notice, hearings, action upon the 
     record, or administrative or judicial review that apply to 
     any function transferred pursuant to any provision of this 
     section shall apply to the exercise of such function by the 
     head of the office, and other officers of the office, to 
     which such function is transferred pursuant to such 
     provision.

                       Subtitle C--Effective Date

     SEC. 1321. EFFECTIVE DATE.

       This title shall take effect one year after the effective 
     date of division A of this Act.

               DIVISION C--FEDERAL WORKFORCE IMPROVEMENT

                TITLE XXI--CHIEF HUMAN CAPITAL OFFICERS

     SEC. 2101. SHORT TITLE.

       This title may be cited as the ``Chief Human Capital 
     Officers Act of 2002''.

     SEC. 2102. AGENCY CHIEF HUMAN CAPITAL OFFICERS.

       (a) In General.--Part II of title 5, United States Code, is 
     amended by inserting after chapter 13 the following:

           ``CHAPTER 14--AGENCY CHIEF HUMAN CAPITAL OFFICERS


``Sec.
``1401. Establishment of agency Chief Human Capital Officers.
``1402. Authority and functions of agency Chief Human Capital Officers.

     ``Sec. 1401. Establishment of agency Chief Human Capital 
       Officers

       ``The head of each agency referred to under paragraphs (1) 
     and (2) of section 901(b) of title 31 shall appoint or 
     designate a Chief Human Capital Officer, who shall--
       ``(1) advise and assist the head of the agency and other 
     agency officials in carrying out the agency's 
     responsibilities for selecting, developing, training, and 
     managing a high-quality, productive workforce in accordance 
     with merit system principles;
       ``(2) implement the rules and regulations of the President 
     and the Office of Personnel Management and the laws governing 
     the civil service within the agency; and
       ``(3) carry out such functions as the primary duty of the 
     Chief Human Capital Officer.

     ``Sec. 1402. Authority and functions of agency Chief Human 
       Capital Officers

       ``(a) The functions of each Chief Human Capital Officer 
     shall include--
       ``(1) setting the workforce development strategy of the 
     agency;
       ``(2) assessing workforce characteristics and future needs 
     based on the agency's mission and strategic plan;
       ``(3) aligning the agency's human resources policies and 
     programs with organization mission, strategic goals, and 
     performance outcomes;
       ``(4) developing and advocating a culture of continuous 
     learning to attract and retain employees with superior 
     abilities;
       ``(5) identifying best practices and benchmarking studies; 
     and
       ``(6) applying methods for measuring intellectual capital 
     and identifying links of that capital to organizational 
     performance and growth.
       ``(b) In addition to the authority otherwise provided by 
     this section, each agency Chief Human Capital Officer--
       ``(1) shall have access to all records, reports, audits, 
     reviews, documents, papers, recommendations, or other 
     material that--
       ``(A) are the property of the agency or are available to 
     the agency; and
       ``(B) relate to programs and operations with respect to 
     which that agency Chief Human Capital Officer has 
     responsibilities under this chapter; and
       ``(2) may request such information or assistance as may be 
     necessary for carrying out the duties and responsibilities 
     provided by this chapter from any Federal, State, or local 
     governmental entity.''.
       (b) Technical and Conforming Amendment.--The table of 
     chapters for part II of title 5, United States Code, is 
     amended by inserting after the item relating to chapter 13 
     the following:

``14. Chief Human Capital Officers..........................1401''.....

     SEC. 2103. CHIEF HUMAN CAPITAL OFFICERS COUNCIL.

       (a) Establishment.--There is established a Chief Human 
     Capital Officers Council, consisting of--
       (1) the Director of the Office of Personnel Management, who 
     shall act as chairperson of the Council;
       (2) the Deputy Director for Management of the Office of 
     Management and Budget, who shall act as vice chairperson of 
     the Council; and
       (3) the Chief Human Capital Officers of Executive 
     departments and any other members who are designated by the 
     Director of the Office of Personnel Management.
       (b) Functions.--The Chief Human Capital Officers Council 
     shall meet periodically to advise and coordinate the 
     activities of the agencies of its members on such matters as 
     modernization of human resources systems, improved quality of 
     human resources information, and legislation affecting human 
     resources operations and organizations.

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       (c) Employee Labor Organizations at Meetings.--The Chief 
     Human Capital Officers Council shall ensure that 
     representatives of Federal employee labor organizations are 
     present at a minimum of 1 meeting of the Council each year. 
     Such representatives shall not be members of the Council.
       (d) Annual Report.--Each year the Chief Human Capital 
     Officers Council shall submit a report to Congress on the 
     activities of the Council.

     SEC. 2104. STRATEGIC HUMAN CAPITAL MANAGEMENT.

       Section 1103 of title 5, United States Code, is amended by 
     adding at the end the following:
       ``(c)(1) The Office of Personnel Management shall design a 
     set of systems, including appropriate metrics, for assessing 
     the management of human capital by Federal agencies.
       ``(2) The systems referred to under paragraph (1) shall be 
     defined in regulations of the Office of Personnel Management 
     and include standards for--
       ``(A)(i) aligning human capital strategies of agencies with 
     the missions, goals, and organizational objectives of those 
     agencies; and
       ``(ii) integrating those strategies into the budget and 
     strategic plans of those agencies;
       ``(B) closing skill gaps in mission critical occupations;
       ``(C) ensuring continuity of effective leadership through 
     implementation of recruitment, development, and succession 
     plans;
       ``(D) sustaining a culture that cultivates and develops a 
     high performing workforce;
       ``(E) developing and implementing a knowledge management 
     strategy supported by appropriate investment in training and 
     technology; and
       ``(F) holding managers and human resources officers 
     accountable for efficient and effective human resources 
     management in support of agency missions in accordance with 
     merit system principles.''.

     SEC. 2105. EFFECTIVE DATE.

       This title shall take effect 180 days after the date of 
     enactment of this division.

    TITLE XXII--REFORMS RELATING TO FEDERAL HUMAN CAPITAL MANAGEMENT

     SEC. 2201. INCLUSION OF AGENCY HUMAN CAPITAL STRATEGIC 
                   PLANNING IN PERFORMANCE PLANS AND PROGRAM 
                   PERFORMANCE REPORTS.

       (a) Performance Plans.--Section 1115 of title 31, United 
     States Code, is amended--
       (1) in subsection (a), by striking paragraph (3) and 
     inserting the following:
       ``(3) provide a description of how the performance goals 
     and objectives are to be achieved, including the operational 
     processes, training, skills and technology, and the human, 
     capital, information, and other resources and strategies 
     required to meet those performance goals and objectives.'';
       (2) by redesignating subsection (f) as subsection (g); and
       (3) by inserting after subsection (e) the following:
       ``(f) With respect to each agency with a Chief Human 
     Capital Officer, the Chief Human Capital Officer shall 
     prepare that portion of the annual performance plan described 
     under subsection (a)(3).''.
       (b) Program Performance Reports.--Section 1116(d) of title 
     31, United States Code, is amended--
       (1) in paragraph (4), by striking ``and'' after the 
     semicolon;
       (2) by redesignating paragraph (5) as paragraph (6); and
       (3) by inserting after paragraph (4) the following:
       ``(5) include a review of the performance goals and 
     evaluation of the performance plan relative to the agency's 
     strategic human capital management; and''.

     SEC. 2202. REFORM OF THE COMPETITIVE SERVICE HIRING PROCESS.

       (a) In General.--Chapter 33 of title 5, United States Code, 
     is amended--
       (1) in section 3304(a)--
       (A) in paragraph (1), by striking ``and'' after the 
     semicolon;
       (B) in paragraph (2), by striking the period and inserting 
     ``; and''; and
       (C) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(3) authority for agencies to appoint, without regard to 
     the provisions of sections 3309 through 3318, candidates 
     directly to positions for which--
       ``(A) public notice has been given; and
       ``(B) the Office of Personnel Management has determined 
     that there exists a severe shortage of candidates or there is 
     a critical hiring need.

     The Office shall prescribe, by regulation, criteria for 
     identifying such positions and may delegate authority to make 
     determinations under such criteria.''; and
       (2) by inserting after section 3318 the following:

     ``Sec. 3319. Alternative ranking and selection procedures

       ``(a)(1) the Office, in exercising its authority under 
     section 3304; or
       ``(2) an agency to which the Office has delegated examining 
     authority under section 1104(a)(2);
     may establish category rating systems for evaluating 
     applicants for positions in the competitive service, under 2 
     or more quality categories based on merit consistent with 
     regulations prescribed by the Office of Personnel Management, 
     rather than assigned individual numerical ratings.
       ``(b) Within each quality category established under 
     subsection (a), preference-eligibles shall be listed ahead of 
     individuals who are not preference eligibles. For other than 
     scientific and professional positions at GS-9 of the General 
     Schedule (equivalent or higher), qualified preference-
     eligibles who have a compensable service-connected disability 
     of 10 percent or more shall be listed in the highest quality 
     category.
       ``(c)(1) An appointing official may select any applicant in 
     the highest quality category or, if fewer than 3 candidates 
     have been assigned to the highest quality category, in a 
     merged category consisting of the highest and the second 
     highest quality categories.
       ``(2) Notwithstanding paragraph (1), the appointing 
     official may not pass over a preference-eligible in the same 
     category from which selection is made, unless the 
     requirements of section 3317(b) or 3318(b), as applicable, 
     are satisfied.
       ``(d) Each agency that establishes a category rating system 
     under this section shall submit in each of the 3 years 
     following that establishment, a report to Congress on that 
     system including information on--
       ``(1) the number of employees hired under that system;
       ``(2) the impact that system has had on the hiring of 
     veterans and minorities, including those who are American 
     Indian or Alaska Natives, Asian, Black or African American, 
     and native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander; and
       ``(3) the way in which managers were trained in the 
     administration of that system.
       ``(e) The Office of Personnel Management may prescribe such 
     regulations as it considers necessary to carry out the 
     provisions of this section.''.
       (b) Technical and Conforming Amendment.--The table of 
     sections for chapter 33 of title 5, United States Code, is 
     amended by striking the item relating to section 3319 and 
     inserting the following:

``3319. Alternative ranking and selection procedures.''.

     SEC. 2203. PERMANENT EXTENSION, REVISION, AND EXPANSION OF 
                   AUTHORITIES FOR USE OF VOLUNTARY SEPARATION 
                   INCENTIVE PAY AND VOLUNTARY EARLY RETIREMENT.

       (a) Voluntary Separation Incentive Payments.--
       (1) In general.--
       (A) Amendment to title 5, united states code.--Chapter 35 
     of title 5, United States Code, is amended by inserting after 
     subchapter I the following:

        ``SUBCHAPTER II--VOLUNTARY SEPARATION INCENTIVE PAYMENTS

     ``Sec. 3521. Definitions

       ``In this subchapter, the term--
       ``(1) `agency' means an Executive agency as defined under 
     section 105; and
       ``(2) `employee'--
       ``(A) means an employee as defined under section 2105 
     employed by an agency and an individual employed by a county 
     committee established under section 8(b)(5) of the Soil 
     Conservation and Domestic Allotment Act (16 U.S.C. 
     590h(b)(5)) who--
       ``(i) is serving under an appointment without time 
     limitation; and
       ``(ii) has been currently employed for a continuous period 
     of at least 3 years; and
       ``(B) shall not include--
       ``(i) a reemployed annuitant under subchapter III of 
     chapter 83 or 84 or another retirement system for employees 
     of the Government;
       ``(ii) an employee having a disability on the basis of 
     which such employee is or would be eligible for disability 
     retirement under subchapter III of chapter 83 or 84 or 
     another retirement system for employees of the Government;
       ``(iii) an employee who is in receipt of a decision notice 
     of involuntary separation for misconduct or unacceptable 
     performance;
       ``(iv) an employee who has previously received any 
     voluntary separation incentive payment from the Federal 
     Government under this subchapter or any other authority;
       ``(v) an employee covered by statutory reemployment rights 
     who is on transfer employment with another organization; or
       ``(vi) any employee who--

       ``(I) during the 36-month period preceding the date of 
     separation of that employee, performed service for which a 
     student loan repayment benefit was or is to be paid under 
     section 5379;
       ``(II) during the 24-month period preceding the date of 
     separation of that employee, performed service for which a 
     recruitment or relocation bonus was or is to be paid under 
     section 5753; or
       ``(III) during the 12-month period preceding the date of 
     separation of that employee, performed service for which a 
     retention bonus was or is to be paid under section 5754.

     ``Sec. 3522. Agency plans; approval

       ``(a) Before obligating any resources for voluntary 
     separation incentive payments, the head of each agency shall 
     submit to the Office of Personnel Management a plan outlining 
     the intended use of such incentive payments and a proposed 
     organizational chart for the agency once such incentive 
     payments have been completed.
       ``(b) The plan of an agency under subsection (a) shall 
     include--
       ``(1) the specific positions and functions to be reduced or 
     eliminated;
       ``(2) a description of which categories of employees will 
     be offered incentives;
       ``(3) the time period during which incentives may be paid;
       ``(4) the number and amounts of voluntary separation 
     incentive payments to be offered; and

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       ``(5) a description of how the agency will operate without 
     the eliminated positions and functions.
       ``(c) The Director of the Office of Personnel Management 
     shall review each agency's plan and may make any appropriate 
     modifications in the plan, in consultation with the Director 
     of the Office of Management and Budget. A plan under this 
     section may not be implemented without the approval of the 
     Director of the Office of Personnel Management.

     ``Sec. 3523. Authority to provide voluntary separation 
       incentive payments

       ``(a) A voluntary separation incentive payment under this 
     subchapter may be paid to an employee only as provided in the 
     plan of an agency established under section 3522.
       ``(b) A voluntary incentive payment--
       ``(1) shall be offered to agency employees on the basis 
     of--
       ``(A) 1 or more organizational units;
       ``(B) 1 or more occupational series or levels;
       ``(C) 1 or more geographical locations;
       ``(D) skills, knowledge, or other factors related to a 
     position;
       ``(E) specific periods of time during which eligible 
     employees may elect a voluntary incentive payment; or
       ``(F) any appropriate combination of such factors;
       ``(2) shall be paid in a lump sum after the employee's 
     separation;
       ``(3) shall be equal to the lesser of--
       ``(A) an amount equal to the amount the employee would be 
     entitled to receive under section 5595(c) if the employee 
     were entitled to payment under such section (without 
     adjustment for any previous payment made); or
       ``(B) an amount determined by the agency head, not to 
     exceed $25,000;
       ``(4) may be made only in the case of an employee who 
     voluntarily separates (whether by retirement or resignation) 
     under this subchapter;
       ``(5) shall not be a basis for payment, and shall not be 
     included in the computation, of any other type of Government 
     benefit;
       ``(6) shall not be taken into account in determining the 
     amount of any severance pay to which the employee may be 
     entitled under section 5595, based on any other separation; 
     and
       ``(7) shall be paid from appropriations or funds available 
     for the payment of the basic pay of the employee.

     ``Sec. 3524. Effect of subsequent employment with the 
       Government

       ``(a) The term `employment'--
       ``(1) in subsection (b) includes employment under a 
     personal services contract (or other direct contract) with 
     the United States Government (other than an entity in the 
     legislative branch); and
       ``(2) in subsection (c) does not include employment under 
     such a contract.
       ``(b) An individual who has received a voluntary separation 
     incentive payment under this subchapter and accepts any 
     employment for compensation with the Government of the United 
     States within 5 years after the date of the separation on 
     which the payment is based shall be required to pay, before 
     the individual's first day of employment, the entire amount 
     of the incentive payment to the agency that paid the 
     incentive payment.
       ``(c)(1) If the employment under this section is with an 
     agency, other than the General Accounting Office, the United 
     States Postal Service, or the Postal Rate Commission, the 
     Director of the Office of Personnel Management may, at the 
     request of the head of the agency, waive the repayment if--
       ``(A) the individual involved possesses unique abilities 
     and is the only qualified applicant available for the 
     position; or
       ``(B) in the case of an emergency involving a direct threat 
     to life or property, the individual--
       ``(i) has skills directly related to resolving the 
     emergency; and
       ``(ii) will serve on a temporary basis only so long as that 
     individual's services are made necessary by the emergency.
       ``(2) If the employment under this section is with an 
     entity in the legislative branch, the head of the entity or 
     the appointing official may waive the repayment if the 
     individual involved possesses unique abilities and is the 
     only qualified applicant available for the position.
       ``(3) If the employment under this section is with the 
     judicial branch, the Director of the Administrative Office of 
     the United States Courts may waive the repayment if the 
     individual involved possesses unique abilities and is the 
     only qualified applicant available for the position.

     ``Sec. 3525. Regulations

       ``The Office of Personnel Management may prescribe 
     regulations to carry out this subchapter.''.
       (B) Technical and conforming amendments.--Chapter 35 of 
     title 5, United States Code, is amended--
       (i) by striking the chapter heading and inserting the 
     following:

  ``CHAPTER 35--RETENTION PREFERENCE, VOLUNTARY SEPARATION INCENTIVE 
             PAYMENTS, RESTORATION, AND REEMPLOYMENT''; and

       (ii) in the table of sections by inserting after the item 
     relating to section 3504 the following:

        ``SUBCHAPTER II--VOLUNTARY SEPARATION INCENTIVE PAYMENTS

``3521. Definitions.
``3522. Agency plans; approval.
``3523. Authority to provide voluntary separation incentive payments.
``3524. Effect of subsequent employment with the Government.
``3525. Regulations.''.
       (2) Administrative office of the united states courts.--The 
     Director of the Administrative Office of the United States 
     Courts may, by regulation, establish a program substantially 
     similar to the program established under paragraph (1) for 
     individuals serving in the judicial branch.
       (3) Continuation of other authority.--Any agency exercising 
     any voluntary separation incentive authority in effect on the 
     effective date of this subsection may continue to offer 
     voluntary separation incentives consistent with that 
     authority until that authority expires.
       (4) Effective date.--This subsection shall take effect 60 
     days after the date of enactment of this Act.
       (b) Federal Employee Voluntary Early Retirement.--
       (1) Civil service retirement system.--Section 8336(d)(2) of 
     title 5, United States Code, is amended to read as follows:
       ``(2)(A) has been employed continuously, by the agency in 
     which the employee is serving, for at least the 31-day period 
     ending on the date on which such agency requests the 
     determination referred to in subparagraph (D);
       ``(B) is serving under an appointment that is not time 
     limited;
       ``(C) has not been duly notified that such employee is to 
     be involuntarily separated for misconduct or unacceptable 
     performance;
       ``(D) is separated from the service voluntarily during a 
     period in which, as determined by the Office of Personnel 
     Management (upon request of the agency) under regulations 
     prescribed by the Office--
       ``(i) such agency (or, if applicable, the component in 
     which the employee is serving) is undergoing substantial 
     delayering, substantial reorganization, substantial 
     reductions in force, substantial transfer of function, or 
     other substantial workforce restructuring (or shaping);
       ``(ii) a significant percentage of employees serving in 
     such agency (or component) are likely to be separated or 
     subject to an immediate reduction in the rate of basic pay 
     (without regard to subchapter VI of chapter 53, or comparable 
     provisions); or
       ``(iii) identified as being in positions which are becoming 
     surplus or excess to the agency's future ability to carry out 
     its mission effectively; and
       ``(E) as determined by the agency under regulations 
     prescribed by the Office, is within the scope of the offer of 
     voluntary early retirement, which may be made on the basis 
     of--
       ``(i) 1 or more organizational units;
       ``(ii) 1 or more occupational series or levels;
       ``(iii) 1 or more geographical locations;
       ``(iv) specific periods;
       ``(v) skills, knowledge, or other factors related to a 
     position; or
       ``(vi) any appropriate combination of such factors;''.
       (2) Federal employees' retirement system.--Section 
     8414(b)(1) of title 5, United States Code, is amended by 
     striking subparagraph (B) and inserting the following:
       ``(B)(i) has been employed continuously, by the agency in 
     which the employee is serving, for at least the 31-day period 
     ending on the date on which such agency requests the 
     determination referred to in clause (iv);
       ``(ii) is serving under an appointment that is not time 
     limited;
       ``(iii) has not been duly notified that such employee is to 
     be involuntarily separated for misconduct or unacceptable 
     performance;
       ``(iv) is separated from the service voluntarily during a 
     period in which, as determined by the Office of Personnel 
     Management (upon request of the agency) under regulations 
     prescribed by the Office--
       ``(I) such agency (or, if applicable, the component in 
     which the employee is serving) is undergoing substantial 
     delayering, substantial reorganization, substantial 
     reductions in force, substantial transfer of function, or 
     other substantial workforce restructuring (or shaping);
       ``(II) a significant percentage of employees serving in 
     such agency (or component) are likely to be separated or 
     subject to an immediate reduction in the rate of basic pay 
     (without regard to subchapter VI of chapter 53, or comparable 
     provisions); or
       ``(III) identified as being in positions which are becoming 
     surplus or excess to the agency's future ability to carry out 
     its mission effectively; and
       ``(v) as determined by the agency under regulations 
     prescribed by the Office, is within the scope of the offer of 
     voluntary early retirement, which may be made on the basis 
     of--
       ``(I) 1 or more organizational units;
       ``(II) 1 or more occupational series or levels;
       ``(III) 1 or more geographical locations;
       ``(IV) specific periods;
       ``(V) skills, knowledge, or other factors related to a 
     position; or
       ``(VI) any appropriate combination of such factors;''.
       (3) General accounting office authority.--The amendments 
     made by this subsection shall not be construed to affect the 
     authority under section 1 of Public Law 106-303 (5 U.S.C. 
     8336 note; 114 Stat. 1063).
       (4) Technical and conforming amendment.--Section 7001 of 
     the 1998 Supplemental Appropriations and Rescissions Act 
     (Public Law 105-174; 112 Stat. 91) is repealed.

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       (5) Regulations.--The Office of Personnel Management may 
     prescribe regulations to carry out this subsection.
       (c) Sense of Congress.--It is the sense of Congress that 
     the implementation of this section is intended to reshape the 
     Federal workforce and not downsize the Federal workforce.

     SEC. 2204. STUDENT VOLUNTEER TRANSIT SUBSIDY.

       (a) In General.--Section 7905(a)(1) of title 5, United 
     States Code, is amended by striking ``and a member of a 
     uniformed service'' and inserting ``, a member of a uniformed 
     service, and a student who provides voluntary services under 
     section 3111''.
       (b) Technical and Conforming Amendment.--Section 3111(c)(1) 
     of title 5, United States Code, is amended by striking 
     ``chapter 81 of this title'' and inserting ``section 7905 
     (relating to commuting by means other than single-occupancy 
     motor vehicles), chapter 81''.

     TITLE XXIII--REFORMS RELATING TO THE SENIOR EXECUTIVE SERVICE

     SEC. 2301. REPEAL OF RECERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS OF SENIOR 
                   EXECUTIVES.

       (a) In General.--Title 5, United States Code, is amended--
       (1) in chapter 33--
       (A) in section 3393(g) by striking ``3393a,'';
       (B) by repealing section 3393a; and
       (C) in the table of sections by striking the item relating 
     to section 3393a;
       (2) in chapter 35--
       (A) in section 3592(a)--
       (i) in paragraph (1), by inserting ``or'' at the end;
       (ii) in paragraph (2), by striking ``or'' at the end;
       (iii) by striking paragraph (3); and
       (iv) by striking the last sentence;
       (B) in section 3593(a), by striking paragraph (2) and 
     inserting the following:
       ``(2) the appointee left the Senior Executive Service for 
     reasons other than misconduct, neglect of duty, malfeasance, 
     or less than fully successful executive performance as 
     determined under subchapter II of chapter 43.''; and
       (C) in section 3594(b)--
       (i) in paragraph (1), by inserting ``or'' at the end;
       (ii) in paragraph (2), by striking ``or'' at the end; and
       (iii) by striking paragraph (3);
       (3) in section 7701(c)(1)(A), by striking ``or removal from 
     the Senior Executive Service for failure to be recertified 
     under section 3393a'';
       (4) in chapter 83--
       (A) in section 8336(h)(1), by striking ``for failure to be 
     recertified as a senior executive under section 3393a or''; 
     and
       (B) in section 8339(h), in the first sentence, by striking 
     ``, except that such reduction shall not apply in the case of 
     an employee retiring under section 8336(h) for failure to be 
     recertified as a senior executive''; and
       (5) in chapter 84--
       (A) in section 8414(a)(1), by striking ``for failure to be 
     recertified as a senior executive under section 3393a or''; 
     and
       (B) in section 8421(a)(2), by striking ``, except that an 
     individual entitled to an annuity under section 8414(a) for 
     failure to be recertified as a senior executive shall be 
     entitled to an annuity supplement without regard to such 
     applicable minimum retirement age''.
       (b) Savings Provision.--Notwithstanding the amendments made 
     by subsection (a)(2)(A), an appeal under the final sentence 
     of section 3592(a) of title 5, United States Code, that is 
     pending on the day before the effective date of this 
     section--
       (1) shall not abate by reason of the enactment of the 
     amendments made by subsection (a)(2)(A); and
       (2) shall continue as if such amendments had not been 
     enacted.
       (c) Application.--The amendment made by subsection 
     (a)(2)(B) shall not apply with respect to an individual who, 
     before the effective date of this section, leaves the Senior 
     Executive Service for failure to be recertified as a senior 
     executive under section 3393a of title 5, United States Code.

     SEC. 2302. ADJUSTMENT OF LIMITATION ON TOTAL ANNUAL 
                   COMPENSATION.

       Section 5307(a) of title 5, United States Code, is amended 
     by adding at the end the following:
       ``(3) Notwithstanding paragraph (1), the total payment 
     referred to under such paragraph with respect to an employee 
     paid under section 5372, 5376, or 5383 of title 5 or section 
     332(f), 603, or 604 of title 28 shall not exceed the total 
     annual compensation payable to the Vice President under 
     section 104 of title 3. Regulations prescribed under 
     subsection (c) may extend the application of this paragraph 
     to other equivalent categories of employees.''.

                     TITLE XXIV--ACADEMIC TRAINING

     SEC. 2401. ACADEMIC TRAINING.

       (a) Academic Degree Training.--Section 4107 of title 5, 
     United States Code, is amended to read as follows:

     ``Sec. 4107. Academic degree training

       ``(a) Subject to subsection (b), an agency may select and 
     assign an employee to academic degree training and may pay or 
     reimburse the costs of academic degree training from 
     appropriated or other available funds if such training--
       ``(1) contributes significantly to--
       ``(A) meeting an identified agency training need;
       ``(B) resolving an identified agency staffing problem; or
       ``(C) accomplishing goals in the strategic plan of the 
     agency;
       ``(2) is part of a planned, systematic, and coordinated 
     agency employee development program linked to accomplishing 
     the strategic goals of the agency; and
       ``(3) is accredited and is provided by a college or 
     university that is accredited by a nationally recognized 
     body.
       ``(b) In exercising authority under subsection (a), an 
     agency shall--
       ``(1) consistent with the merit system principles set forth 
     in paragraphs (2) and (7) of section 2301(b), take into 
     consideration the need to--
       ``(A) maintain a balanced workforce in which women, members 
     of racial and ethnic minority groups, and persons with 
     disabilities are appropriately represented in Government 
     service; and
       ``(B) provide employees effective education and training to 
     improve organizational and individual performance;
       ``(2) assure that the training is not for the sole purpose 
     of providing an employee an opportunity to obtain an academic 
     degree or to qualify for appointment to a particular position 
     for which the academic degree is a basic requirement;
       ``(3) assure that no authority under this subsection is 
     exercised on behalf of any employee occupying or seeking to 
     qualify for--
       ``(A) a noncareer appointment in the Senior Executive 
     Service; or
       ``(B) appointment to any position that is excepted from the 
     competitive service because of its confidential policy-
     determining, policymaking, or policy-advocating character; 
     and
       ``(4) to the greatest extent practicable, facilitate the 
     use of online degree training.''.
       (b) Technical and Conforming Amendment.--The table of 
     sections for chapter 41 of title 5, United States Code, is 
     amended by striking the item relating to section 4107 and 
     inserting the following:

``4107. Academic degree training.''.

     SEC. 2402. MODIFICATIONS TO NATIONAL SECURITY EDUCATION 
                   PROGRAM.

       (a) Findings and Policies.--
       (1) Findings.--Congress finds that--
       (A) the United States Government actively encourages and 
     financially supports the training, education, and development 
     of many United States citizens;
       (B) as a condition of some of those supports, many of those 
     citizens have an obligation to seek either compensated or 
     uncompensated employment in the Federal sector; and
       (C) it is in the United States national interest to 
     maximize the return to the Nation of funds invested in the 
     development of such citizens by seeking to employ them in the 
     Federal sector.
       (2) Policy.--It shall be the policy of the United States 
     Government to--
       (A) establish procedures for ensuring that United States 
     citizens who have incurred service obligations as the result 
     of receiving financial support for education and training 
     from the United States Government and have applied for 
     Federal positions are considered in all recruitment and 
     hiring initiatives of Federal departments, bureaus, agencies, 
     and offices; and
       (B) advertise and open all Federal positions to United 
     States citizens who have incurred service obligations with 
     the United States Government as the result of receiving 
     financial support for education and training from the United 
     States Government.
       (b) Fulfillment of Service Requirement if National Security 
     Positions Are Unavailable.-- Section 802(b)(2) of the David 
     L. Boren National Security Education Act of 1991 (50 U.S.C. 
     1902) is amended--
       (1) in subparagraph (A), by striking clause (ii) and 
     inserting the following:
       ``(ii) if the recipient demonstrates to the Secretary (in 
     accordance with such regulations) that no national security 
     position in an agency or office of the Federal Government 
     having national security responsibilities is available, work 
     in other offices or agencies of the Federal Government or in 
     the field of higher education in a discipline relating to the 
     foreign country, foreign language, area study, or 
     international field of study for which the scholarship was 
     awarded, for a period specified by the Secretary, which 
     period shall be determined in accordance with clause (i); 
     or''; and
       (2) in subparagraph (B), by striking clause (ii) and 
     inserting the following:
       ``(ii) if the recipient demonstrates to the Secretary (in 
     accordance with such regulations) that no national security 
     position is available upon the completion of the degree, work 
     in other offices or agencies of the Federal Government or in 
     the field of higher education in a discipline relating to the 
     foreign country, foreign language, area study, or 
     international field of study for which the fellowship was 
     awarded, for a period specified by the Secretary, which 
     period shall be established in accordance with clause (i); 
     and''.

     SEC. 2403. COMPENSATORY TIME OFF FOR TRAVEL.

       Subchapter V of chapter 55 of title 5, United States Code, 
     is amended by adding at end the following:

     ``Sec. 5550b. Compensatory time off for travel

       ``(a) An employee shall receive 1 hour of compensatory time 
     off for each hour spent by the employee in travel status away 
     from the official duty station of the employee, to

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     the extent that the time spent in travel status is not 
     otherwise compensable.
       ``(b) Not later than 30 days after the date of enactment of 
     this section, the Office of Personnel Management shall 
     prescribe regulations to implement this section.''.

                  DIVISION D--E-GOVERNMENT ACT OF 2002

             TITLE XXX--SHORT TITLE; FINDINGS AND PURPOSES

     SEC. 3001. SHORT TITLE.

       This division may be cited as the ``E-Government Act of 
     2002''.

     SEC. 3002. FINDINGS AND PURPOSES.

       (a) Findings.--Congress finds the following:
       (1) The use of computers and the Internet is rapidly 
     transforming societal interactions and the relationships 
     among citizens, private businesses, and the Government.
       (2) The Federal Government has had uneven success in 
     applying advances in information technology to enhance 
     governmental functions and services, achieve more efficient 
     performance, increase access to Government information, and 
     increase citizen participation in Government.
       (3) Most Internet-based services of the Federal Government 
     are developed and presented separately, according to the 
     jurisdictional boundaries of an individual department or 
     agency, rather than being integrated cooperatively according 
     to function or topic.
       (4) Internet-based Government services involving 
     interagency cooperation are especially difficult to develop 
     and promote, in part because of a lack of sufficient funding 
     mechanisms to support such interagency cooperation.
       (5) Electronic Government has its impact through improved 
     Government performance and outcomes within and across 
     agencies.
       (6) Electronic Government is a critical element in the 
     management of Government, to be implemented as part of a 
     management framework that also addresses finance, 
     procurement, human capital, and other challenges to improve 
     the performance of Government.
       (7) To take full advantage of the improved Government 
     performance that can be achieved through the use of Internet-
     based technology requires strong leadership, better 
     organization, improved interagency collaboration, and more 
     focused oversight of agency compliance with statutes related 
     to information resource management.
       (b) Purposes.--The purposes of this division are the 
     following:
       (1) To provide effective leadership of Federal Government 
     efforts to develop and promote electronic Government services 
     and processes by establishing an Administrator of a new 
     Office of Electronic Government within the Office of 
     Management and Budget.
       (2) To promote use of the Internet and other information 
     technologies to provide increased opportunities for citizen 
     participation in Government.
       (3) To promote interagency collaboration in providing 
     electronic Government services, where this collaboration 
     would improve the service to citizens by integrating related 
     functions, and in the use of internal electronic Government 
     processes, where this collaboration would improve the 
     efficiency and effectiveness of the processes.
       (4) To improve the ability of the Government to achieve 
     agency missions and program performance goals.
       (5) To promote the use of the Internet and emerging 
     technologies within and across Government agencies to provide 
     citizen-centric Government information and services.
       (6) To reduce costs and burdens for businesses and other 
     Government entities.
       (7) To promote better informed decisionmaking by policy 
     makers.
       (8) To promote access to high quality Government 
     information and services across multiple channels.
       (9) To make the Federal Government more transparent and 
     accountable.
       (10) To transform agency operations by utilizing, where 
     appropriate, best practices from public and private sector 
     organizations.
       (11) To provide enhanced access to Government information 
     and services in a manner consistent with laws regarding 
     protection of personal privacy, national security, records 
     retention, access for persons with disabilities, and other 
     relevant laws.

   TITLE XXXI--OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET ELECTRONIC GOVERNMENT 
                                SERVICES

     SEC. 3101. MANAGEMENT AND PROMOTION OF ELECTRONIC GOVERNMENT 
                   SERVICES.

       (a) In General.--Title 44, United States Code, is amended 
     by inserting after chapter 35 the following:

    ``CHAPTER 36--MANAGEMENT AND PROMOTION OF ELECTRONIC GOVERNMENT 
                                SERVICES

``Sec.
``3601. Definitions.
``3602. Office of Electronic Government.
``3603. Chief Information Officers Council.
``3604. E-Government Fund.
``3605. E-Government report.

     ``Sec. 3601. Definitions

       ``In this chapter, the definitions under section 3502 shall 
     apply, and the term--
       ``(1) `Administrator' means the Administrator of the Office 
     of Electronic Government established under section 3602;
       ``(2) `Council' means the Chief Information Officers 
     Council established under section 3603;
       ``(3) `electronic Government' means the use by the 
     Government of web-based Internet applications and other 
     information technologies, combined with processes that 
     implement these technologies, to--
       ``(A) enhance the access to and delivery of Government 
     information and services to the public, other agencies, and 
     other Government entities; or
       ``(B) bring about improvements in Government operations 
     that may include effectiveness, efficiency, service quality, 
     or transformation;
       ``(4) `enterprise architecture'--
       ``(A) means--
       ``(i) a strategic information asset base, which defines the 
     mission;
       ``(ii) the information necessary to perform the mission;
       ``(iii) the technologies necessary to perform the mission; 
     and
       ``(iv) the transitional processes for implementing new 
     technologies in response to changing mission needs; and
       ``(B) includes--
       ``(i) a baseline architecture;
       ``(ii) a target architecture; and
       ``(iii) a sequencing plan;
       ``(5) `Fund' means the E-Government Fund established under 
     section 3604;
       ``(6) `interoperability' means the ability of different 
     operating and software systems, applications, and services to 
     communicate and exchange data in an accurate, effective, and 
     consistent manner;
       ``(7) `integrated service delivery' means the provision of 
     Internet-based Federal Government information or services 
     integrated according to function or topic rather than 
     separated according to the boundaries of agency jurisdiction; 
     and
       ``(8) `tribal government' means the governing body of any 
     Indian tribe, band, nation, or other organized group or 
     community, including any Alaska Native village or regional or 
     village corporation as defined in or established pursuant to 
     the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (43 U.S.C. 1601 et 
     seq.), which is recognized as eligible for the special 
     programs and services provided by the United States to 
     Indians because of their status as Indians.

     ``Sec. 3602. Office of Electronic Government

       ``(a) There is established in the Office of Management and 
     Budget an Office of Electronic Government.
       ``(b) There shall be at the head of the Office an 
     Administrator who shall be appointed by the President, by and 
     with the advice and consent of the Senate.
       ``(c) The Administrator shall assist the Director in 
     carrying out--
       ``(1) all functions under this chapter;
       ``(2) all of the functions assigned to the Director under 
     title XXXII of the E-Government Act of 2002; and
       ``(3) other electronic government initiatives, consistent 
     with other statutes.
       ``(d) The Administrator shall assist the Director and the 
     Deputy Director for Management and work with the 
     Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory 
     Affairs in setting strategic direction for implementing 
     electronic Government, under relevant statutes, including--
       ``(1) chapter 35;
       ``(2) division E of the Clinger-Cohen Act of 1996 (division 
     E of Public Law 104-106; 40 U.S.C. 1401 et seq.);
       ``(3) section 552a of title 5 (commonly referred to as the 
     Privacy Act);
       ``(4) the Government Paperwork Elimination Act (44 U.S.C. 
     3504 note);
       ``(5) the Government Information Security Reform Act; and
       ``(6) the Computer Security Act of 1987 (40 U.S.C. 759 
     note).
       ``(e) The Administrator shall work with the Administrator 
     of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs and with 
     other offices within the Office of Management and Budget to 
     oversee implementation of electronic Government under this 
     chapter, chapter 35, the E-Government Act of 2002, and other 
     relevant statutes, in a manner consistent with law, relating 
     to--
       ``(1) capital planning and investment control for 
     information technology;
       ``(2) the development of enterprise architectures;
       ``(3) information security;
       ``(4) privacy;
       ``(5) access to, dissemination of, and preservation of 
     Government information;
       ``(6) accessibility of information technology for persons 
     with disabilities; and
       ``(7) other areas of electronic Government.
       ``(f) Subject to requirements of this chapter, the 
     Administrator shall assist the Director by performing 
     electronic Government functions as follows:
       ``(1) Advise the Director on the resources required to 
     develop and effectively operate and maintain Federal 
     Government information systems.
       ``(2) Recommend to the Director changes relating to 
     Governmentwide strategies and priorities for electronic 
     Government.
       ``(3) Provide overall leadership and direction to the 
     executive branch on electronic Government by working with 
     authorized officials to establish information resources 
     management policies and requirements, and by reviewing 
     performance of each agency in acquiring, using, and managing 
     information resources.
       ``(4) Promote innovative uses of information technology by 
     agencies, particularly

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     initiatives involving multiagency collaboration, through 
     support of pilot projects, research, experimentation, and the 
     use of innovative technologies.
       ``(5) Oversee the distribution of funds from, and ensure 
     appropriate administration and coordination of, the E-
     Government Fund established under section 3604.
       ``(6) Coordinate with the Administrator of General Services 
     regarding programs undertaken by the General Services 
     Administration to promote electronic government and the 
     efficient use of information technologies by agencies.
       ``(7) Lead the activities of the Chief Information Officers 
     Council established under section 3603 on behalf of the 
     Deputy Director for Management, who shall chair the council.
       ``(8) Assist the Director in establishing policies which 
     shall set the framework for information technology standards 
     for the Federal Government under section 5131 of the Clinger-
     Cohen Act of 1996 (40 U.S.C. 1441), to be developed by the 
     National Institute of Standards and Technology and 
     promulgated by the Secretary of Commerce, taking into 
     account, if appropriate, recommendations of the Chief 
     Information Officers Council, experts, and interested parties 
     from the private and nonprofit sectors and State, local, and 
     tribal governments, and maximizing the use of commercial 
     standards as appropriate, as follows:
       ``(A) Standards and guidelines for interconnectivity and 
     interoperability as described under section 3504.
       ``(B) Consistent with the process under section 3207(d) of 
     the E-Government Act of 2002, standards and guidelines for 
     categorizing Federal Government electronic information to 
     enable efficient use of technologies, such as through the use 
     of extensible markup language.
       ``(C) Standards and guidelines for Federal Government 
     computer system efficiency and security.
       ``(9) Sponsor ongoing dialogue that--
       ``(A) shall be conducted among Federal, State, local, and 
     tribal government leaders on electronic Government in the 
     executive, legislative, and judicial branches, as well as 
     leaders in the private and nonprofit sectors, to encourage 
     collaboration and enhance understanding of best practices and 
     innovative approaches in acquiring, using, and managing 
     information resources;
       ``(B) is intended to improve the performance of governments 
     in collaborating on the use of information technology to 
     improve the delivery of Government information and services; 
     and
       ``(C) may include--
       ``(i) development of innovative models--

       ``(I) for electronic Government management and Government 
     information technology contracts; and
       ``(II) that may be developed through focused discussions or 
     using separately sponsored research;

       ``(ii) identification of opportunities for public-private 
     collaboration in using Internet-based technology to increase 
     the efficiency of Government-to-business transactions;
       ``(iii) identification of mechanisms for providing 
     incentives to program managers and other Government employees 
     to develop and implement innovative uses of information 
     technologies; and
       ``(iv) identification of opportunities for public, private, 
     and intergovernmental collaboration in addressing the 
     disparities in access to the Internet and information 
     technology.
       ``(10) Sponsor activities to engage the general public in 
     the development and implementation of policies and programs, 
     particularly activities aimed at fulfilling the goal of using 
     the most effective citizen-centered strategies and those 
     activities which engage multiple agencies providing similar 
     or related information and services.
       ``(11) Oversee the work of the General Services 
     Administration and other agencies in developing the 
     integrated Internet-based system under section 3204 of the E-
     Government Act of 2002.
       ``(12) Coordinate with the Administrator of the Office of 
     Federal Procurement Policy to ensure effective implementation 
     of electronic procurement initiatives.
       ``(13) Assist Federal agencies, including the General 
     Services Administration, the Department of Justice, and the 
     United States Access Board in--
       ``(A) implementing accessibility standards under section 
     508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. 794d); and
       ``(B) ensuring compliance with those standards through the 
     budget review process and other means.
       ``(14) Oversee the development of enterprise architectures 
     within and across agencies.
       ``(15) Assist the Director and the Deputy Director for 
     Management in overseeing agency efforts to ensure that 
     electronic Government activities incorporate adequate, risk-
     based, and cost-effective security compatible with business 
     processes.
       ``(16) Administer the Office of Electronic Government 
     established under section 3602.
       ``(17) Assist the Director in preparing the E-Government 
     report established under section 3605.
       ``(g) The Director shall ensure that the Office of 
     Management and Budget, including the Office of Electronic 
     Government, the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, 
     and other relevant offices, have adequate staff and resources 
     to properly fulfill all functions under the E-Government Act 
     of 2002.

     ``Sec. 3603. Chief Information Officers Council

       ``(a) There is established in the executive branch a Chief 
     Information Officers Council.
       ``(b) The members of the Council shall be as follows:
       ``(1) The Deputy Director for Management of the Office of 
     Management and Budget, who shall act as chairperson of the 
     Council.
       ``(2) The Administrator of the Office of Electronic 
     Government.
       ``(3) The Administrator of the Office of Information and 
     Regulatory Affairs.
       ``(4) The chief information officer of each agency 
     described under section 901(b) of title 31.
       ``(5) The chief information officer of the Central 
     Intelligence Agency.
       ``(6) The chief information officer of the Department of 
     the Army, the Department of the Navy, and the Department of 
     the Air Force, if chief information officers have been 
     designated for such departments under section 3506(a)(2)(B).
       ``(7) Any other officer or employee of the United States 
     designated by the chairperson.
       ``(c)(1) The Administrator of the Office of Electronic 
     Government shall lead the activities of the Council on behalf 
     of the Deputy Director for Management.
       ``(2)(A) The Vice Chairman of the Council shall be selected 
     by the Council from among its members.
       ``(B) The Vice Chairman shall serve a 1-year term, and may 
     serve multiple terms.
       ``(3) The Administrator of General Services shall provide 
     administrative and other support for the Council.
       ``(d) The Council is designated the principal interagency 
     forum for improving agency practices related to the design, 
     acquisition, development, modernization, use, operation, 
     sharing, and performance of Federal Government information 
     resources.
       ``(e) In performing its duties, the Council shall consult 
     regularly with representatives of State, local, and tribal 
     governments.
       ``(f) The Council shall perform functions that include the 
     following:
       ``(1) Develop recommendations for the Director on 
     Government information resources management policies and 
     requirements.
       ``(2) Share experiences, ideas, best practices, and 
     innovative approaches related to information resources 
     management.
       ``(3) Assist the Administrator in the identification, 
     development, and coordination of multiagency projects and 
     other innovative initiatives to improve Government 
     performance through the use of information technology.
       ``(4) Promote the development and use of common performance 
     measures for agency information resources management under 
     this chapter and title XXXII of the E-Government Act of 2002.
       ``(5) Work as appropriate with the National Institute of 
     Standards and Technology and the Administrator to develop 
     recommendations on information technology standards developed 
     under section 20 of the National Institute of Standards and 
     Technology Act (15 U.S.C. 278g-3) and promulgated under 
     section 5131 of the Clinger-Cohen Act of 1996 (40 U.S.C. 
     1441), as follows:
       ``(A) Standards and guidelines for interconnectivity and 
     interoperability as described under section 3504.
       ``(B) Consistent with the process under section 3207(d) of 
     the E-Government Act of 2002, standards and guidelines for 
     categorizing Federal Government electronic information to 
     enable efficient use of technologies, such as through the use 
     of extensible markup language.
       ``(C) Standards and guidelines for Federal Government 
     computer system efficiency and security.
       ``(6) Work with the Office of Personnel Management to 
     assess and address the hiring, training, classification, and 
     professional development needs of the Government related to 
     information resources management.
       ``(7) Work with the Archivist of the United States to 
     assess how the Federal Records Act can be addressed 
     effectively by Federal information resources management 
     activities.

     ``Sec. 3604. E-Government Fund

       ``(a)(1) There is established in the Treasury of the United 
     States the E-Government Fund.
       ``(2) The Fund shall be administered by the Administrator 
     of the General Services Administration to support projects 
     approved by the Director, assisted by the Administrator of 
     the Office of Electronic Government, that enable the Federal 
     Government to expand its ability, through the development and 
     implementation of innovative uses of the Internet or other 
     electronic methods, to conduct activities electronically.
       ``(3) Projects under this subsection may include efforts 
     to--
       ``(A) make Federal Government information and services more 
     readily available to members of the public (including 
     individuals, businesses, grantees, and State and local 
     governments);
       ``(B) make it easier for the public to apply for benefits, 
     receive services, pursue business opportunities, submit 
     information, and otherwise conduct transactions with the 
     Federal Government; and
       ``(C) enable Federal agencies to take advantage of 
     information technology in sharing information and conducting 
     transactions with each other and with State and local 
     governments.
       ``(b)(1) The Administrator shall--
       ``(A) establish procedures for accepting and reviewing 
     proposals for funding;

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       ``(B) consult with interagency councils, including the 
     Chief Information Officers Council, the Chief Financial 
     Officers Council, and other interagency management councils, 
     in establishing procedures and reviewing proposals; and
       ``(C) assist the Director in coordinating resources that 
     agencies receive from the Fund with other resources available 
     to agencies for similar purposes.
       ``(2) When reviewing proposals and managing the Fund, the 
     Administrator shall observe and incorporate the following 
     procedures:
       ``(A) A project requiring substantial involvement or 
     funding from an agency shall be approved by a senior official 
     with agencywide authority on behalf of the head of the 
     agency, who shall report directly to the head of the agency.
       ``(B) Projects shall adhere to fundamental capital planning 
     and investment control processes.
       ``(C) Agencies shall identify in their proposals resource 
     commitments from the agencies involved and how these 
     resources would be coordinated with support from the Fund, 
     and include plans for potential continuation of projects 
     after all funds made available from the Fund are expended.
       ``(D) After considering the recommendations of the 
     interagency councils, the Director, assisted by the 
     Administrator, shall have final authority to determine which 
     of the candidate projects shall be funded from the Fund.
       ``(E) Agencies shall assess the results of funded projects.
       ``(c) In determining which proposals to recommend for 
     funding, the Administrator--
       ``(1) shall consider criteria that include whether a 
     proposal--
       ``(A) identifies the group to be served, including 
     citizens, businesses, the Federal Government, or other 
     governments;
       ``(B) indicates what service or information the project 
     will provide that meets needs of groups identified under 
     subparagraph (A);
       ``(C) ensures proper security and protects privacy;
       ``(D) is interagency in scope, including projects 
     implemented by a primary or single agency that--
       ``(i) could confer benefits on multiple agencies; and
       ``(ii) have the support of other agencies; and
       ``(E) has performance objectives that tie to agency 
     missions and strategic goals, and interim results that relate 
     to the objectives; and
       ``(2) may also rank proposals based on criteria that 
     include whether a proposal--
       ``(A) has Governmentwide application or implications;
       ``(B) has demonstrated support by the public to be served;
       ``(C) integrates Federal with State, local, or tribal 
     approaches to service delivery;
       ``(D) identifies resource commitments from nongovernmental 
     sectors;
       ``(E) identifies resource commitments from the agencies 
     involved;
       ``(F) uses web-based technologies to achieve objectives;
       ``(G) identifies records management and records access 
     strategies;
       ``(H) supports more effective citizen participation in and 
     interaction with agency activities that further progress 
     toward a more citizen-centered Government;
       ``(I) directly delivers Government information and services 
     to the public or provides the infrastructure for delivery;
       ``(J) supports integrated service delivery;
       ``(K) describes how business processes across agencies will 
     reflect appropriate transformation simultaneous to technology 
     implementation; and
       ``(L) is new or innovative and does not supplant existing 
     funding streams within agencies.
       ``(d) The Fund may be used to fund the integrated Internet-
     based system under section 3204 of the E-Government Act of 
     2002.
       ``(e) None of the funds provided from the Fund may be 
     transferred to any agency until 15 days after the 
     Administrator of the General Services Administration has 
     submitted to the Committees on Appropriations of the Senate 
     and the House of Representatives, the Committee on 
     Governmental Affairs of the Senate, the Committee on 
     Government Reform of the House of Representatives, and the 
     appropriate authorizing committees of the Senate and the 
     House of Representatives, a notification and description of 
     how the funds are to be allocated and how the expenditure 
     will further the purposes of this chapter.
       ``(f)(1) The Director shall report annually to Congress on 
     the operation of the Fund, through the report established 
     under section 3605.
       ``(2) The report under paragraph (1) shall describe--
       ``(A) all projects which the Director has approved for 
     funding from the Fund; and
       ``(B) the results that have been achieved to date for these 
     funded projects.
       ``(g)(1) There are authorized to be appropriated to the 
     Fund--
       ``(A) $45,000,000 for fiscal year 2003;
       ``(B) $50,000,000 for fiscal year 2004;
       ``(C) $100,000,000 for fiscal year 2005;
       ``(D) $150,000,000 for fiscal year 2006; and
       ``(E) such sums as are necessary for fiscal year 2007.
       ``(2) Funds appropriated under this subsection shall remain 
     available until expended.

     ``Sec. 3605. E-Government report

       ``(a) Not later than March 1 of each year, the Director 
     shall submit an E-Government status report to the Committee 
     on Governmental Affairs of the Senate and the Committee on 
     Government Reform of the House of Representatives.
       ``(b) The report under subsection (a) shall contain--
       ``(1) a summary of the information reported by agencies 
     under section 3202(f) of the E-Government Act of 2002;
       ``(2) the information required to be reported by section 
     3604(f); and
       ``(3) a description of compliance by the Federal Government 
     with other goals and provisions of the E-Government Act of 
     2002.''.
       (b) Technical and Conforming Amendment.--The table of 
     chapters for title 44, United States Code, is amended by 
     inserting after the item relating to chapter 35 the 
     following:

``36. Management and Promotion of Electronic Government Serv3601''.....

     SEC. 3102. CONFORMING AMENDMENTS.

       (a) Electronic Government and Information Technologies.--
       (1) In general.--The Federal Property and Administrative 
     Services Act of 1949 (40 U.S.C. 471 et seq.) is amended by 
     inserting after section 112 the following:

     ``SEC. 113. ELECTRONIC GOVERNMENT AND INFORMATION 
                   TECHNOLOGIES.

       ``The Administrator of General Services shall consult with 
     the Administrator of the Office of Electronic Government on 
     programs undertaken by the General Services Administration to 
     promote electronic Government and the efficient use of 
     information technologies by Federal agencies.''.
       (2) Technical and conforming amendment.--The table of 
     sections for the Federal Property and Administrative Services 
     Act of 1949 is amended by inserting after the item relating 
     to section 112 the following:

``Sec. 113. Electronic Government and information technologies.''.

       (b) Modification of Deputy Director for Management 
     Functions.--Section 503(b) of title 31, United States Code, 
     is amended--
       (1) by redesignating paragraphs (5), (6), (7), (8), and 
     (9), as paragraphs (6), (7), (8), (9), and (10), 
     respectively; and
       (2) by inserting after paragraph (4) the following:
       ``(5) Chair the Chief Information Officers Council 
     established under section 3603 of title 44.''.
       (c) Office of Electronic Government.--
       (1) In general.--Chapter 5 of title 31, United States Code, 
     is amended by inserting after section 506 the following:

     ``Sec. 507. Office of Electronic Government

       ``The Office of Electronic Government, established under 
     section 3602 of title 44, is an office in the Office of 
     Management and Budget.''.
       (2) Technical and conforming amendment.--The table of 
     sections for chapter 5 of title 31, United States Code, is 
     amended by inserting after the item relating to section 506 
     the following:

``507. Office of Electronic Government.''.

TITLE XXXII--FEDERAL MANAGEMENT AND PROMOTION OF ELECTRONIC GOVERNMENT 
                                SERVICES

     SEC. 3201. DEFINITIONS.

       Except as otherwise provided, in this title the definitions 
     under sections 3502 and 3601 of title 44, United States Code, 
     shall apply.

      SEC. 3202. FEDERAL AGENCY RESPONSIBILITIES.

       (a) In General.--The head of each agency shall be 
     responsible for--
       (1) complying with the requirements of this division 
     (including the amendments made by this Act), the related 
     information resource management policies and guidance 
     established by the Director of the Office of Management and 
     Budget, and the related information technology standards 
     promulgated by the Secretary of Commerce;
       (2) ensuring that the information resource management 
     policies and guidance established under this division by the 
     Director, and the information technology standards 
     promulgated under this division by the Secretary of Commerce 
     are communicated promptly and effectively to all relevant 
     officials within their agency; and
       (3) supporting the efforts of the Director and the 
     Administrator of the General Services Administration to 
     develop, maintain, and promote an integrated Internet-based 
     system of delivering Federal Government information and 
     services to the public under section 3204.
       (b) Performance Integration.--
       (1) Agencies shall develop performance measures that 
     demonstrate how electronic government enables progress toward 
     agency objectives, strategic goals, and statutory mandates.
       (2) In measuring performance under this section, agencies 
     shall rely on existing data collections to the extent 
     practicable.
       (3) Areas of performance measurement that agencies should 
     consider include--
       (A) customer service;
       (B) agency productivity; and
       (C) adoption of innovative information technology, 
     including the appropriate use of commercial best practices.
       (4) Agencies shall link their performance goals to key 
     groups, including citizens, businesses, and other 
     governments, and to internal Federal Government operations.
       (5) As appropriate, agencies shall work collectively in 
     linking their performance goals

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     to groups identified under paragraph (4) and shall use 
     information technology in delivering Government information 
     and services to those groups.
       (c) Avoiding Diminished Access.--When promulgating policies 
     and implementing programs regarding the provision of 
     Government information and services over the Internet, agency 
     heads shall consider the impact on persons without access to 
     the Internet, and shall, to the extent practicable--
       (1) ensure that the availability of Government information 
     and services has not been diminished for individuals who lack 
     access to the Internet; and
       (2) pursue alternate modes of delivery that make Government 
     information and services more accessible to individuals who 
     do not own computers or lack access to the Internet.
       (d) Accessibility to People With Disabilities.--All actions 
     taken by Federal departments and agencies under this division 
     shall be in compliance with section 508 of the Rehabilitation 
     Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. 794d).
       (e) Sponsored Activities.--Agencies shall sponsor 
     activities that use information technology to engage the 
     public in the development and implementation of policies and 
     programs.
       (f) Chief Information Officers.--The Chief Information 
     Officer of each of the agencies designated under chapter 36 
     of title 44, United States Code (as added by this Act) shall 
     be responsible for--
       (1) participating in the functions of the Chief Information 
     Officers Council; and
       (2) monitoring the implementation, within their respective 
     agencies, of information technology standards promulgated 
     under this division by the Secretary of Commerce, including 
     common standards for interconnectivity and interoperability, 
     categorization of Federal Government electronic information, 
     and computer system efficiency and security.
       (g) E-Government Status Report.--
       (1) In general.--Each agency shall compile and submit to 
     the Director an annual E-Government Status Report on--
       (A) the status of the implementation by the agency of 
     electronic government initiatives;
       (B) compliance by the agency with this Act; and
       (C) how electronic Government initiatives of the agency 
     improve performance in delivering programs to constituencies.
       (2) Submission.--Each agency shall submit an annual report 
     under this subsection--
       (A) to the Director at such time and in such manner as the 
     Director requires;
       (B) consistent with related reporting requirements; and
       (C) which addresses any section in this title relevant to 
     that agency.
       (h) Use of Technology.--Nothing in this division supersedes 
     the responsibility of an agency to use or manage information 
     technology to deliver Government information and services 
     that fulfill the statutory mission and programs of the 
     agency.
       (i) National Security Systems.--
       (1) Inapplicability.--Except as provided under paragraph 
     (2), this title does not apply to national security systems 
     as defined in section 5142 of the Clinger-Cohen Act of 1996 
     (40 U.S.C. 1452).
       (2) Applicability.--Sections 3202, 3203, 3210, and 3214 of 
     this title do apply to national security systems to the 
     extent practicable and consistent with law.

      SEC. 3203. COMPATIBILITY OF EXECUTIVE AGENCY METHODS FOR USE 
                   AND ACCEPTANCE OF ELECTRONIC SIGNATURES.

       (a) Purpose.--The purpose of this section is to achieve 
     interoperable implementation of electronic signatures for 
     appropriately secure electronic transactions with Government.
       (b) Electronic Signatures.--In order to fulfill the 
     objectives of the Government Paperwork Elimination Act 
     (Public Law 105-277; 112 Stat. 2681-749 through 2681-751), 
     each Executive agency (as defined under section 105 of title 
     5, United States Code) shall ensure that its methods for use 
     and acceptance of electronic signatures are compatible with 
     the relevant policies and procedures issued by the Director.
       (c) Authority for Electronic Signatures.--The Administrator 
     of General Services shall support the Director by 
     establishing a framework to allow efficient interoperability 
     among Executive agencies when using electronic signatures, 
     including processing of digital signatures.
       (d) Authorization of Appropriations.--There are authorized 
     to be appropriated to the General Services Administration, to 
     ensure the development and operation of a Federal bridge 
     certification authority for digital signature compatibility, 
     or for other activities consistent with this section, 
     $8,000,000 in fiscal year 2003, and such sums as are 
     necessary for each fiscal year thereafter.

     SEC. 3204. FEDERAL INTERNET PORTAL.

       (a) In General.--
       (1) Public access.--The Director shall work with the 
     Administrator of the General Services Administration and 
     other agencies to maintain and promote an integrated 
     Internet-based system of providing the public with access to 
     Government information and services.
       (2) Criteria.--To the extent practicable, the integrated 
     system shall be designed and operated according to the 
     following criteria:
       (A) The provision of Internet-based Government information 
     and services directed to key groups, including citizens, 
     business, and other governments, and integrated according to 
     function or topic rather than separated according to the 
     boundaries of agency jurisdiction.
       (B) An ongoing effort to ensure that Internet-based 
     Government services relevant to a given citizen activity are 
     available from a single point.
       (C) Access to Federal Government information and services 
     consolidated, as appropriate, with Internet-based information 
     and services provided by State, local, and tribal 
     governments.
       (D) Access to Federal Government information held by 1 or 
     more agencies shall be made available in a manner that 
     protects privacy, consistent with law.
       (b) Authorization of Appropriations.--There are authorized 
     to be appropriated to the General Services Administration 
     $15,000,000 for the maintenance, improvement, and promotion 
     of the integrated Internet-based system for fiscal year 2003, 
     and such sums as are necessary for fiscal years 2004 through 
     2007.

     SEC. 3205. FEDERAL COURTS.

       (a) Individual Court Websites.--The Chief Justice of the 
     United States, the chief judge of each circuit and district, 
     and the chief bankruptcy judge of each district shall 
     establish with respect to the Supreme Court or the respective 
     court of appeals, district, or bankruptcy court of a 
     district, a website that contains the following information 
     or links to websites with the following information:
       (1) Location and contact information for the courthouse, 
     including the telephone numbers and contact names for the 
     clerk's office and justices' or judges' chambers.
       (2) Local rules and standing or general orders of the 
     court.
       (3) Individual rules, if in existence, of each justice or 
     judge in that court.
       (4) Access to docket information for each case.
       (5) Access to the substance of all written opinions issued 
     by the court, regardless of whether such opinions are to be 
     published in the official court reporter, in a text 
     searchable format.
       (6) Access to all documents filed with the courthouse in 
     electronic form, described under subsection (c).
       (7) Any other information (including forms in a format that 
     can be downloaded) that the court determines useful to the 
     public.
       (b) Maintenance of Data Online.--
       (1) Update of information.--The information and rules on 
     each website shall be updated regularly and kept reasonably 
     current.
       (2) Closed cases.--Electronic files and docket information 
     for cases closed for more than 1 year are not required to be 
     made available online, except all written opinions with a 
     date of issuance after the effective date of this section 
     shall remain available online.
       (c) Electronic Filings.--
       (1) In general.--Except as provided under paragraph (2), 
     each court shall make any document that is filed 
     electronically publicly available online. A court may convert 
     any document that is filed in paper form to electronic form. 
     To the extent such conversions are made, all such electronic 
     versions of the document shall be made available online.
       (2) Exceptions.--Documents that are filed that are not 
     otherwise available to the public, such as documents filed 
     under seal, shall not be made available online.
       (3) Privacy and security concerns.--The Judicial Conference 
     of the United States may promulgate rules under this 
     subsection to protect important privacy and security 
     concerns.
       (d) Dockets With Links to Documents.--The Judicial 
     Conference of the United States shall explore the feasibility 
     of technology to post online dockets with links allowing all 
     filings, decisions, and rulings in each case to be obtained 
     from the docket sheet of that case.
       (e) Cost of Providing Electronic Docketing Information.--
     Section 303(a) of the Judiciary Appropriations Act, 1992 (28 
     U.S.C. 1913 note) is amended in the first sentence by 
     striking ``shall hereafter'' and inserting ``may, only to the 
     extent necessary,''.
       (f) Time Requirements.--Not later than 2 years after the 
     effective date of this title, the websites under subsection 
     (a) shall be established, except that access to documents 
     filed in electronic form shall be established not later than 
     4 years after that effective date.
       (g) Deferral.--
       (1) In general.--
       (A) Election.--
       (i) Notification.--The Chief Justice of the United States, 
     a chief judge, or chief bankruptcy judge may submit a 
     notification to the Administrative Office of the United 
     States Courts to defer compliance with any requirement of 
     this section with respect to the Supreme Court, a court of 
     appeals, district, or the bankruptcy court of a district.
       (ii) Contents.--A notification submitted under this 
     subparagraph shall state--

       (I) the reasons for the deferral; and
       (II) the online methods, if any, or any alternative 
     methods, such court or district is using to provide greater 
     public access to information.

       (B) Exception.--To the extent that the Supreme Court, a 
     court of appeals, district, or bankruptcy court of a district 
     maintains a website under subsection (a), the Supreme Court 
     or that court of appeals or district shall comply with 
     subsection (b)(1).
       (2) Report.--Not later than 1 year after the effective date 
     of this title, and every

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     year thereafter, the Judicial Conference of the United States 
     shall submit a report to the Committees on Governmental 
     Affairs and the Judiciary of the Senate and the Committees on 
     Government Reform and the Judiciary of the House of 
     Representatives that--
       (A) contains all notifications submitted to the 
     Administrative Office of the United States Courts under this 
     subsection; and
       (B) summarizes and evaluates all notifications.

      SEC. 3206. REGULATORY AGENCIES.

       (a) Purposes.--The purposes of this section are to--
       (1) improve performance in the development and issuance of 
     agency regulations by using information technology to 
     increase access, accountability, and transparency; and
       (2) enhance public participation in Government by 
     electronic means, consistent with requirements under 
     subchapter II of chapter 5 of title 5, United States Code, 
     (commonly referred to as the Administrative Procedures Act).
       (b) Information Provided by Agencies Online.--To the extent 
     practicable as determined by the agency in consultation with 
     the Director, each agency (as defined under section 551 of 
     title 5, United States Code) shall ensure that a publicly 
     accessible Federal Government website includes all 
     information about that agency required to be published in the 
     Federal Register under section 552(a)(1) of title 5, United 
     States Code.
       (c) Submissions by Electronic Means.--To the extent 
     practicable, agencies shall accept submissions under section 
     553(c) of title 5, United States Code, by electronic means.
       (d) Electronic Docketing.--
       (1) In general.--To the extent practicable, as determined 
     by the agency in consultation with the Director, agencies 
     shall ensure that a publicly accessible Federal Government 
     website contains electronic dockets for rulemakings under 
     section 553 of title 5, United States Code.
       (2) Information available.--Agency electronic dockets shall 
     make publicly available online to the extent practicable, as 
     determined by the agency in consultation with the Director--
       (A) all submissions under section 553(c) of title 5, United 
     States Code; and
       (B) other materials that by agency rule or practice are 
     included in the rulemaking docket under section 553(c) of 
     title 5, United States Code, whether or not submitted 
     electronically.
       (e) Time Limitation.--Agencies shall implement the 
     requirements of this section consistent with a timetable 
     established by the Director and reported to Congress in the 
     first annual report under section 3605 of title 44 (as added 
     by this Act).

     SEC. 3207. ACCESSIBILITY, USABILITY, AND PRESERVATION OF 
                   GOVERNMENT INFORMATION.

       (a) Purpose.--The purpose of this section is to improve the 
     methods by which Government information, including 
     information on the Internet, is organized, preserved, and 
     made accessible to the public.
       (b) Definitions.--In this section, the term--
       (1) ``Committee'' means the Interagency Committee on 
     Government Information established under subsection (c); and
       (2) ``directory'' means a taxonomy of subjects linked to 
     websites that--
       (A) organizes Government information on the Internet 
     according to subject matter; and
       (B) may be created with the participation of human editors.
       (c) Interagency Committee.--
       (1) Establishment.--Not later than 90 days after the date 
     of enactment of this title, the Director shall establish the 
     Interagency Committee on Government Information.
       (2) Membership.--The Committee shall be chaired by the 
     Director or the designee of the Director and--
       (A) shall include representatives from--
       (i) the National Archives and Records Administration;
       (ii) the offices of the Chief Information Officers from 
     Federal agencies; and
       (iii) other relevant officers from the executive branch; 
     and
       (B) may include representatives from the Federal 
     legislative and judicial branches.
       (3) Functions.--The Committee shall--
       (A) engage in public consultation to the maximum extent 
     feasible, including consultation with interested communities 
     such as public advocacy organizations;
       (B) conduct studies and submit recommendations, as provided 
     under this section, to the Director and Congress; and
       (C) share effective practices for access to, dissemination 
     of, and retention of Federal information.
       (4) Termination.--The Committee may be terminated on a date 
     determined by the Director, except the Committee may not 
     terminate before the Committee submits all recommendations 
     required under this section.
       (d) Categorizing of Information.--
       (1) Committee functions.--Not later than 1 year after the 
     date of enactment of this Act, the Committee shall submit 
     recommendations to the Director on--
       (A) the adoption of standards, which are open to the 
     maximum extent feasible, to enable the organization and 
     categorization of Government information--
       (i) in a way that is searchable electronically, including 
     by searchable identifiers; and
       (ii) in ways that are interoperable across agencies;
       (B) the definition of categories of Government information 
     which should be classified under the standards; and
       (C) determining priorities and developing schedules for the 
     initial implementation of the standards by agencies.
       (2) Functions of the director.--Not later than 180 days 
     after the submission of recommendations under paragraph (1), 
     the Director shall issue policies--
       (A) requiring that agencies use standards, which are open 
     to the maximum extent feasible, to enable the organization 
     and categorization of Government information--
       (i) in a way that is searchable electronically, including 
     by searchable identifiers;
       (ii) in ways that are interoperable across agencies; and
       (iii) that are, as appropriate, consistent with the 
     standards promulgated by the Secretary of Commerce under 
     section 3602(f)(8) of title 44, United States Code;
       (B) defining categories of Government information which 
     shall be required to be classified under the standards; and
       (C) determining priorities and developing schedules for the 
     initial implementation of the standards by agencies.
       (3) Modification of policies.--After the submission of 
     agency reports under paragraph (4), the Director shall modify 
     the policies, as needed, in consultation with the Committee 
     and interested parties.
       (4) Agency functions.--Each agency shall report annually to 
     the Director, in the report established under section 
     3202(g), on compliance of that agency with the policies 
     issued under paragraph (2)(A).
       (e) Public Access to Electronic Information.--
       (1) Committee functions.--Not later than 1 year after the 
     date of enactment of this Act, the Committee shall submit 
     recommendations to the Director and the Archivist of the 
     United States on--
       (A) the adoption by agencies of policies and procedures to 
     ensure that chapters 21, 25, 27, 29, and 31 of title 44, 
     United States Code, are applied effectively and 
     comprehensively to Government information on the Internet and 
     to other electronic records; and
       (B) the imposition of timetables for the implementation of 
     the policies and procedures by agencies.
       (2) Functions of the archivist.--Not later than 180 days 
     after the submission of recommendations by the Committee 
     under paragraph (1), the Archivist of the United States shall 
     issue policies--
       (A) requiring the adoption by agencies of policies and 
     procedures to ensure that chapters 21, 25, 27, 29, and 31 of 
     title 44, United States Code, are applied effectively and 
     comprehensively to Government information on the Internet and 
     to other electronic records; and
       (B) imposing timetables for the implementation of the 
     policies, procedures, and technologies by agencies.
       (3) Modification of policies.--After the submission of 
     agency reports under paragraph (4), the Archivist of the 
     United States shall modify the policies, as needed, in 
     consultation with the Committee and interested parties.
       (4) Agency functions.--Each agency shall report annually to 
     the Director, in the report established under section 
     3202(g), on compliance of that agency with the policies 
     issued under paragraph (2)(A).
       (f) Availability of Government Information on the 
     Internet.--
       (1) In general.--Not later than 1 year after the date of 
     enactment of this Act, each agency shall--
       (A) consult with the Committee and solicit public comment;
       (B) determine which Government information the agency 
     intends to make available and accessible to the public on the 
     Internet and by other means;
       (C) develop priorities and schedules for making that 
     Government information available and accessible;
       (D) make such final determinations, priorities, and 
     schedules available for public comment;
       (E) post such final determinations, priorities, and 
     schedules on the Internet; and
       (F) submit such final determinations, priorities, and 
     schedules to the Director, in the report established under 
     section 3202(g).
       (2) Update.--Each agency shall update determinations, 
     priorities, and schedules of the agency, as needed, after 
     consulting with the Committee and soliciting public comment, 
     if appropriate.
       (g) Access to Federally Funded Research and Development.--
       (1) Development and maintenance of governmentwide 
     repository and website.--
       (A) Repository and website.--The Director of the National 
     Science Foundation, working with the Director of the Office 
     of Science and Technology Policy and other relevant agencies, 
     shall ensure the development and maintenance of--
       (i) a repository that fully integrates, to the maximum 
     extent feasible, information about research and development 
     funded by the Federal Government, and the repository shall--

       (I) include information about research and development 
     funded by the Federal Government and performed by--

       (aa) institutions not a part of the Federal Government, 
     including State, local, and foreign governments; industrial 
     firms; educational institutions; not-for-profit 
     organizations; federally funded research and development 
     center; and private individuals; and

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       (bb) entities of the Federal Government, including research 
     and development laboratories, centers, and offices; and
       (II) integrate information about each separate research and 
     development task or award, including--
       (aa) the dates upon which the task or award is expected to 
     start and end;
       (bb) a brief summary describing the objective and the 
     scientific and technical focus of the task or award;
       (cc) the entity or institution performing the task or award 
     and its contact information;
       (dd) the total amount of Federal funds expected to be 
     provided to the task or award over its lifetime and the 
     amount of funds expected to be provided in each fiscal year 
     in which the work of the task or award is ongoing;
       (ee) any restrictions attached to the task or award that 
     would prevent the sharing with the general public of any or 
     all of the information required by this subsection, and the 
     reasons for such restrictions; and
       (ff) such other information as may be determined to be 
     appropriate; and
       (ii) 1 or more websites upon which all or part of the 
     repository of Federal research and development shall be made 
     available to and searchable by Federal agencies and non-
     Federal entities, including the general public, to 
     facilitate--

       (I) the coordination of Federal research and development 
     activities;
       (II) collaboration among those conducting Federal research 
     and development;
       (III) the transfer of technology among Federal agencies and 
     between Federal agencies and non-Federal entities; and
       (IV) access by policymakers and the public to information 
     concerning Federal research and development activities.

       (B) Oversight.--The Director of the Office of Management 
     and Budget shall issue any guidance determined necessary to 
     ensure that agencies provide all information requested under 
     this subsection.
       (2) Agency functions.--Any agency that funds Federal 
     research and development under this subsection shall provide 
     the information required to populate the repository in the 
     manner prescribed by the Director of the Office of Management 
     and Budget.
       (3) Committee functions.--Not later than 18 months after 
     the date of enactment of this Act, working with the Director 
     of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, and after 
     consultation with interested parties, the Committee shall 
     submit recommendations to the Director on--
       (A) policies to improve agency reporting of information for 
     the repository established under this subsection; and
       (B) policies to improve dissemination of the results of 
     research performed by Federal agencies and federally funded 
     research and development centers.
       (4) Functions of the director.--After submission of 
     recommendations by the Committee under paragraph (3), the 
     Director shall report on the recommendations of the Committee 
     and Director to Congress, in the E-Government report under 
     section 3605 of title 44 (as added by this Act).
       (5) Authorization of appropriations.--There are authorized 
     to be appropriated to the National Science Foundation for the 
     development, maintenance, and operation of the Governmentwide 
     repository and website under this subsection--
       (A) $2,000,000 in each of the fiscal years 2003 through 
     2005; and
       (B) such sums as are necessary in each of the fiscal years 
     2006 and 2007.
       (h) Public Domain Directory of Public Federal Government 
     Websites.--
       (1) Establishment.--Not later than 2 years after the 
     effective date of this title, the Director and each agency 
     shall--
       (A) develop and establish a public domain directory of 
     public Federal Government websites; and
       (B) post the directory on the Internet with a link to the 
     integrated Internet-based system established under section 
     3204.
       (2) Development.--With the assistance of each agency, the 
     Director shall--
       (A) direct the development of the directory through a 
     collaborative effort, including input from--
       (i) agency librarians;
       (ii) information technology managers;
       (iii) program managers;
       (iv) records managers;
       (v) Federal depository librarians; and
       (vi) other interested parties; and
       (B) develop a public domain taxonomy of subjects used to 
     review and categorize public Federal Government websites.
       (3) Update.--With the assistance of each agency, the 
     Administrator of the Office of Electronic Government shall--
       (A) update the directory as necessary, but not less than 
     every 6 months; and
       (B) solicit interested persons for improvements to the 
     directory.
       (i) Standards for Agency Websites.--Not later than 18 
     months after the effective date of this title, the Director 
     shall promulgate guidance for agency websites that include--
       (1) requirements that websites include direct links to--
       (A) descriptions of the mission and statutory authority of 
     the agency;
       (B) the electronic reading rooms of the agency relating to 
     the disclosure of information under section 552 of title 5, 
     United States Code (commonly referred to as the Freedom of 
     Information Act);
       (C) information about the organizational structure of the 
     agency; and
       (D) the strategic plan of the agency developed under 
     section 306 of title 5, United States Code; and
       (2) minimum agency goals to assist public users to navigate 
     agency websites, including--
       (A) speed of retrieval of search results;
       (B) the relevance of the results;
       (C) tools to aggregate and disaggregate data; and
       (D) security protocols to protect information.

     SEC. 3208. PRIVACY PROVISIONS.

       (a) Purpose.--The purpose of this section is to ensure 
     sufficient protections for the privacy of personal 
     information as agencies implement citizen-centered electronic 
     Government.
       (b) Privacy Impact Assessments.--
       (1) Responsibilities of agencies.--
       (A) In general.--An agency shall take actions described 
     under subparagraph (B) before--
       (i) developing or procuring information technology that 
     collects, maintains, or disseminates information that 
     includes any identifier permitting the physical or online 
     contacting of a specific individual; or
       (ii) initiating a new collection of information that--

       (I) will be collected, maintained, or disseminated using 
     information technology; and
       (II) includes any identifier permitting the physical or 
     online contacting of a specific individual, if the 
     information concerns 10 or more persons.

       (B) Agency activities.--To the extent required under 
     subparagraph (A), each agency shall--
       (i) conduct a privacy impact assessment;
       (ii) ensure the review of the privacy impact assessment by 
     the Chief Information Officer, or equivalent official, as 
     determined by the head of the agency; and
       (iii) if practicable, after completion of the review under 
     clause (ii), make the privacy impact assessment publicly 
     available through the website of the agency, publication in 
     the Federal Register, or other means.
       (C) Sensitive information.--Subparagraph (B)(iii) may be 
     modified or waived for security reasons, or to protect 
     classified, sensitive, or private information contained in an 
     assessment.
       (D) Copy to director.--Agencies shall provide the Director 
     with a copy of the privacy impact assessment for each system 
     for which funding is requested.
       (2) Contents of a privacy impact assessment.--
       (A) In general.--The Director shall issue guidance to 
     agencies specifying the required contents of a privacy impact 
     assessment.
       (B) Guidance.--The guidance shall--
       (i) ensure that a privacy impact assessment is commensurate 
     with the size of the information system being assessed, the 
     sensitivity of personally identifiable information in that 
     system, and the risk of harm from unauthorized release of 
     that information; and
       (ii) require that a privacy impact assessment address--

       (I) what information is to be collected;
       (II) why the information is being collected;
       (III) the intended use of the agency of the information;
       (IV) with whom the information will be shared;
       (V) what notice or opportunities for consent would be 
     provided to individuals regarding what information is 
     collected and how that information is shared;
       (VI) how the information will be secured; and
       (VII) whether a system of records is being created under 
     section 552a of title 5, United States Code, (commonly 
     referred to as the Privacy Act).

       (3) Responsibilities of the director.--The Director shall--
       (A) develop policies and guidelines for agencies on the 
     conduct of privacy impact assessments;
       (B) oversee the implementation of the privacy impact 
     assessment process throughout the Government; and
       (C) require agencies to conduct privacy impact assessments 
     of existing information systems or ongoing collections of 
     personally identifiable information as the Director 
     determines appropriate.
       (c) Privacy Protections on Agency Websites.--
       (1) Privacy policies on websites.--
       (A) Guidelines for notices.--The Director shall develop 
     guidance for privacy notices on agency websites used by the 
     public.
       (B) Contents.--The guidance shall require that a privacy 
     notice address, consistent with section 552a of title 5, 
     United States Code--
       (i) what information is to be collected;
       (ii) why the information is being collected;
       (iii) the intended use of the agency of the information;
       (iv) with whom the information will be shared;
       (v) what notice or opportunities for consent would be 
     provided to individuals regarding what information is 
     collected and how that information is shared;
       (vi) how the information will be secured; and
       (vii) the rights of the individual under section 552a of 
     title 5, United States Code (commonly referred to as the 
     Privacy Act), and other laws relevant to the protection of 
     the privacy of an individual.

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       (2) Privacy policies in machine-readable formats.--The 
     Director shall issue guidance requiring agencies to translate 
     privacy policies into a standardized machine-readable format.

     SEC. 3209. FEDERAL INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY WORKFORCE 
                   DEVELOPMENT.

       (a) Purpose.--The purpose of this section is to improve the 
     skills of the Federal workforce in using information 
     technology to deliver Government information and services.
       (b) In General.--In consultation with the Director, the 
     Chief Information Officers Council, and the Administrator of 
     General Services, the Director of the Office of Personnel 
     Management shall--
       (1) analyze, on an ongoing basis, the personnel needs of 
     the Federal Government related to information technology and 
     information resource management;
       (2) oversee the development of curricula, training methods, 
     and training priorities that correspond to the projected 
     personnel needs of the Federal Government related to 
     information technology and information resource management; 
     and
       (3) assess the training of Federal employees in information 
     technology disciplines, as necessary, in order to ensure that 
     the information resource management needs of the Federal 
     Government are addressed.
       (c) Employee Participation.--Subject to information 
     resource management needs and the limitations imposed by 
     resource needs in other occupational areas, and consistent 
     with their overall workforce development strategies, agencies 
     shall encourage employees to participate in occupational 
     information technology training.
       (d) Authorization of Appropriations.--There are authorized 
     to be appropriated to the Office of Personnel Management for 
     the implementation of this section, $7,000,000 in fiscal year 
     2003, and such sums as are necessary for each fiscal year 
     thereafter.

     SEC. 3210. COMMON PROTOCOLS FOR GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION 
                   SYSTEMS.

       (a) Purposes.--The purposes of this section are to--
       (1) reduce redundant data collection and information; and
       (2) promote collaboration and use of standards for 
     government geographic information.
       (b) Definition.--In this section, the term ``geographic 
     information'' means information systems that involve 
     locational data, such as maps or other geospatial information 
     resources.
       (c) In General.--
       (1) Common protocols.--The Secretary of the Interior, 
     working with the Director and through an interagency group, 
     and working with private sector experts, State, local, and 
     tribal governments, commercial and international standards 
     groups, and other interested parties, shall facilitate the 
     development of common protocols for the development, 
     acquisition, maintenance, distribution, and application of 
     geographic information. If practicable, the Secretary of the 
     Interior shall incorporate intergovernmental and public 
     private geographic information partnerships into efforts 
     under this subsection.
       (2) Interagency group.--The interagency group referred to 
     under paragraph (1) shall include representatives of the 
     National Institute of Standards and Technology and other 
     agencies.
       (d) Director.--The Director shall oversee--
       (1) the interagency initiative to develop common protocols;
       (2) the coordination with State, local, and tribal 
     governments, public private partnerships, and other 
     interested persons on effective and efficient ways to align 
     geographic information and develop common protocols; and
       (3) the adoption of common standards relating to the 
     protocols.
       (e) Common Protocols.--The common protocols shall be 
     designed to--
       (1) maximize the degree to which unclassified geographic 
     information from various sources can be made electronically 
     compatible and accessible; and
       (2) promote the development of interoperable geographic 
     information systems technologies that shall--
       (A) allow widespread, low-cost use and sharing of 
     geographic data by Federal agencies, State, local, and tribal 
     governments, and the public; and
       (B) enable the enhancement of services using geographic 
     data.
       (f) Authorization of Appropriations.--There are authorized 
     to be appropriated to the Department of the Interior such 
     sums as are necessary to carry out this section, for each of 
     the fiscal years 2003 through 2007.

     SEC. 3211. SHARE-IN-SAVINGS PROGRAM IMPROVEMENTS.

       Section 5311 of the Clinger-Cohen Act of 1996 (divisions D 
     and E of Public Law 104-106; 110 Stat. 692; 40 U.S.C. 1491) 
     is amended--
       (1) in subsection (a)--
       (A) by striking ``the heads of two executive agencies to 
     carry out'' and inserting ``heads of executive agencies to 
     carry out a total of 5 projects under'';
       (B) by striking ``and'' at the end of paragraph (1);
       (C) by striking the period at the end of paragraph (2) and 
     inserting ``; and''; and
       (D) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(3) encouraging the use of the contracting and sharing 
     approach described in paragraphs (1) and (2) by allowing the 
     head of the executive agency conducting a project under the 
     pilot program--
       ``(A) to retain, until expended, out of the appropriation 
     accounts of the executive agency in which savings computed 
     under paragraph (2) are realized as a result of the project, 
     up to the amount equal to half of the excess of--
       ``(i) the total amount of the savings; over
       ``(ii) the total amount of the portion of the savings paid 
     to the private sector source for such project under paragraph 
     (2); and
       ``(B) to use the retained amount to acquire additional 
     information technology.'';
       (2) in subsection (b)--
       (A) by inserting ``a project under'' after ``authorized to 
     carry out''; and
       (B) by striking ``carry out one project and''; and
       (3) in subsection (c), by inserting before the period ``and 
     the Administrator for the Office of Electronic Government''; 
     and
       (4) by inserting after subsection (c) the following:
       ``(d) Report.--
       ``(1) In general.--After 5 pilot projects have been 
     completed, but no later than 3 years after the effective date 
     of this subsection, the Director shall submit a report on the 
     results of the projects to the Committee on Governmental 
     Affairs of the Senate and the Committee on Government Reform 
     of the House of Representatives.
       ``(2) Contents.--The report under paragraph (1) shall 
     include--
       ``(A) a description of the reduced costs and other 
     measurable benefits of the pilot projects;
       ``(B) a description of the ability of agencies to determine 
     the baseline costs of a project against which savings would 
     be measured; and
       ``(C) recommendations of the Director relating to whether 
     Congress should provide general authority to the heads of 
     executive agencies to use a share-in-savings contracting 
     approach to the acquisition of information technology 
     solutions for improving mission-related or administrative 
     processes of the Federal Government.''.

      SEC. 3212. INTEGRATED REPORTING STUDY AND PILOT PROJECTS.

       (a) Purposes.--The purposes of this section are to--
       (1) enhance the interoperability of Federal information 
     systems;
       (2) assist the public, including the regulated community, 
     in electronically submitting information to agencies under 
     Federal requirements, by reducing the burden of duplicate 
     collection and ensuring the accuracy of submitted 
     information; and
       (3) enable any person to integrate and obtain similar 
     information held by 1 or more agencies under 1 or more 
     Federal requirements without violating the privacy rights of 
     an individual.
       (b) Definitions.--In this section, the term--
       (1) ``agency'' means an Executive agency as defined under 
     section 105 of title 5, United States Code; and
       (2) ``person'' means any individual, trust, firm, joint 
     stock company, corporation (including a government 
     corporation), p