Summary: H.R.1615 — 100th Congress (1987-1988)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.1615. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (03/16/1987)

Title I: Government Information Agency - Establishes the Government Information Agency to be headed by an Administrator and Deputy Administrator, both appointed by the President, by and with advice and consent of the Senate. Declares the mission of the Agency to be to enhance the economic, scientific, and technological position of the United States by acquiring, processing, and selling the results of federally-performed and federally-sponsored research, development, and analysis. Describes the functions of the Agency with respect to collecting and disseminating information. Requires the Agency to collect, maintain, and make available information on the results of foreign research, development, and analysis.

Establishes a revolving fund in the Treasury to provide working capital for the Agency.

Transfers the following functions to the Agency and the Administrator: (1) the National Technical Information Service of the Department of Commerce; and (2) all functions of the Federal Government which relate to the sale or distribution of Government information as determined by the Director of the Office of Management and Budget.

Requires each Federal agency to provide to the Administrator a copy of all information developed or received by the Federal agency in connection with research, development, or analysis performed, sponsored, or contracted by that agency.

Sets forth administrative provisions for the Administrator and the Agency. Sets forth provisions regarding the transfer of personnel to the Agency.

Authorizes appropriations.

Title II: Oversight - Establishes a Joint Committee on Government Information to have oversight responsibilities with respect to the Government Information Agency. Declares such joint committee to be non-legislative.