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Passed House amended (05/16/2016)

(This measure has not been amended since it was reported to the House on May 13, 2006. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Department of Homeland Security Strategy for International Programs Act

(Sec. 2) This bill directs the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to submit a comprehensive three-year strategy for international programs in which DHS personnel and resources are deployed abroad for vetting and screening persons seeking to enter the United States.

The strategy shall include:

  • specific risk-based goals for such programs;
  • a risk-based method for determining whether to establish new international programs in new locations, given resource constraints, or expand existing international programs;
  • alignment with the highest DHS-wide and government-wide strategic priorities of resource allocations on such programs; and
  • a common reporting framework for the submission of reliable, comparable cost data by DHS components on overseas expenditures attributable to such programs.

In developing the strategy, DHS shall consider:

  • information on existing operations of DHS programs that includes corresponding information for each location in which each such program operates,
  • analysis of the impact of each such international program on domestic activities of DHS components,
  • the number of DHS personnel deployed to each location at which such an international program is in operation during the current and preceding fiscal year, and
  • analysis of barriers to the expansion of such an international program.