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Public Law No: 114-43 (08/06/2015)

 
[114th Congress Public Law 43]
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Public Law 114-43
114th Congress

                                 An Act


 
  To reduce duplication of information technology at the Department of 
Homeland Security, and for other purposes. <<NOTE: Aug. 6, 2015 -  [H.R. 
                                1626]>> 

    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 
2015''.
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 
        Code.

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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:
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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.

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