Text: H.R.4904 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)

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Public Law No: 114-210 (07/29/2016)

 
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Public Law 114-210
114th Congress

                                 An Act


 
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 
        licenses; and
            (2) require the Chief Information Officer of each executive 
        agency to--
                    (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 
                management;
                    (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 
        license management.
            (2) <<NOTE: Public information.>>  Availability.--The 
        Director shall make each report submitted under paragraph (1) 
        publically available.

    Approved July 29, 2016.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 4904 (S. 2340):
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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.

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