Text: H.R.4904 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Public Law No: 114-210 (07/29/2016)
[114th Congress Public Law 210]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office]
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Public Law 114-210
To require the Director of the Office of Management and Budget to issue
a directive on the management of software licenses, and for other
purposes. <<NOTE: July 29, 2016 - [H.R. 4904]>>
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Making
Electronic Government Accountable By Yielding Tangible Efficiencies
Act of 2016. 40 USC 11302 note.>>
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``Making Electronic Government
Accountable By Yielding Tangible Efficiencies Act of 2016'' or the
``MEGABYTE Act of 2016''.
SEC. 2. OMB DIRECTIVE ON MANAGEMENT OF SOFTWARE LICENSES.
(a) Definition.--In this section--
(1) the term ``Director'' means the Director of the Office
of Management and Budget; and
(2) the term ``executive agency'' has the meaning given that
term in section 105 of title 5, United States Code.
(b) OMB Directive.--The Director shall issue a directive to require
the Chief Information Officer of each executive agency to develop a
comprehensive software licensing policy, which shall--
(1) identify clear roles, responsibilities, and central
oversight authority within the executive agency for managing
enterprise software license agreements and commercial software
(2) require the Chief Information Officer of each executive
(A) <<NOTE: Inventory.>> establish a comprehensive
inventory, including 80 percent of software license
spending and enterprise licenses in the executive
agency, by identifying and collecting information about
software license agreements using automated discovery
and inventory tools;
(B) regularly track and maintain software licenses
to assist the executive agency in implementing decisions
throughout the software license management life cycle;
(C) <<NOTE: Analyze.>> analyze software usage and
other data to make cost-effective decisions;
(D) provide training relevant to software license
(E) establish goals and objectives of the software
license management program of the executive agency; and
(F) consider the software license management life
cycle phases, including the requisition, reception,
deployment and maintenance, retirement, and disposal
phases, to implement effective decisionmaking and
incorporate existing standards, processes, and metrics.
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(c) Report on Software License Management.--
(1) <<NOTE: Effective date. Deadline.>> In general.--
Beginning in the first fiscal year beginning after the date of
enactment of this Act, and in each of the following 5 fiscal
years, the Chief Information Officer of each executive agency
shall submit to the Director a report on the financial savings
or avoidance of spending that resulted from improved software
(2) <<NOTE: Public information.>> Availability.--The
Director shall make each report submitted under paragraph (1)
Approved July 29, 2016.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 4904 (S. 2340):
HOUSE REPORTS: No. 114-587 (Comm. on Oversight and Government Reform).
SENATE REPORTS: No. 114-289 (Comm. on Homeland Security and Governmental
Affairs) accompanying S. 2340.
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 162 (2016):
June 7, considered and passed House.
July 14, considered and passed Senate.