Text: H.R.1626 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Public Law No: 114-43 (08/06/2015)
[114th Congress Public Law 43]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office]
[[Page 129 STAT. 470]]
Public Law 114-43
To reduce duplication of information technology at the Department of
Homeland Security, and for other purposes. <<NOTE: Aug. 6, 2015 - [H.R.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: DHS IT
Duplication Reduction Act of 2015.>>
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``DHS IT Duplication Reduction Act of
SEC. 2. DHS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DUPLICATION REDUCTION.
(a) <<NOTE: Deadline. Reports.>> Information Technology Duplication
Reduction.--Not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of
this Act, the Chief Information Officer of the Department of Homeland
Security shall submit to the Committee on Homeland Security of the House
of Representatives and the Committee on Homeland Security and
Governmental Affairs of the Senate a report that includes the following:
(1) The number of information technology systems at the
Department of Homeland Security.
(2) An assessment of the number of such systems exhibiting
duplication or fragmentation.
(3) A strategy for reducing such duplicative systems,
including an assessment of potential cost savings or cost
avoidance as a result of such reduction.
(4) A methodology for determining which system should be
eliminated when there is duplication or fragmentation.
(b) Definitions.--In this Act:
(1) The term ``duplication or fragmentation'' of information
technology systems means two or more systems or programs that
deliver similar functionality to similar user populations.
(2) The term ``information technology'' has the meaning
given such term in section 11101 of title 40, United States
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(c) No New Authorization of Funding.--This section shall be carried
out using amounts otherwise appropriated or made available to the
Department of Homeland Security. No additional funds are authorized to
be appropriated to carry out this section.
Approved August 6, 2015.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 1626:
HOUSE REPORTS: No. 114-162 (Comm. on Homeland Security).
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 161 (2015):
June 23, considered and passed House.
July 23, considered and passed Senate.