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Titles (3)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

DHS Multiyear Acquisition Strategy Act of 2017

Short Titles as Introduced

DHS Multiyear Acquisition Strategy Act of 2017

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to require a multiyear acquisition strategy of the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (3)

Date
03/20/2017 Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 409 - 0 (Roll no. 174).(text of measure as passed: CR H2216-2217)
03/20/2017 Reported by the Committee on Homeland Security. H. Rept. 115-46.
02/28/2017 Introduced in House

All Actions (14)

Date Chamber
03/21/2017 Senate Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
03/20/2017-7:07pm House Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
03/20/2017-7:07pm House On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 409 - 0 (Roll no. 174). (text of measure as passed: CR H2216-2217)
03/20/2017-7:01pm House Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H2223-2224)
03/20/2017-4:29pm House At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
03/20/2017-4:23pm House DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1249.
03/20/2017-4:23pm House Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H2216-2219)
03/20/2017-4:23pm House Mr. Fitzpatrick moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
03/20/2017 House Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 26.
03/20/2017 House Reported by the Committee on Homeland Security. H. Rept. 115-46.
Action By: Committee on Homeland Security
03/08/2017 House Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
Action By: Committee on Homeland Security
03/08/2017 House Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on Homeland Security
02/28/2017 House Referred to the House Committee on Homeland Security.
02/28/2017 House Introduced in House

Cosponsors (1)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. McCaul, Michael T. [R-TX-10]* 02/28/2017

Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Homeland Security02/28/2017 Referred to
03/08/2017 Markup by
03/20/2017 Reported by H. Rept. 115-46
Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs03/21/2017 Referred to

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Subjects (14)

  • Accounting and auditing
  • Advanced technology and technological innovations
  • Congressional oversight
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Employee performance
  • Fraud offenses and financial crimes
  • Government buildings, facilities, and property
  • Government employee pay, benefits, personnel management
  • Government studies and investigations
  • Minority and disadvantaged businesses
  • Public contracts and procurement
  • Research and development
  • Small business

Latest Summary (2)

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Passed House amended (03/20/2017)

DHS Multiyear Acquisition Strategy Act of 2017

(Sec. 2) This bill amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to direct the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to submit a multiyear acquisition strategy that allows flexibility to deal with ever-changing threats and risks and that helps industry align resources to meet DHS needs. Such strategy shall be updated and included in each required Future Years Homeland Security Program.

The strategy shall include:

  • a prioritized list of major acquisition programs that DHS and component acquisition investments seek to address,
  • a plan to develop a reliable DHS-wide inventory of investments and real property assets to help DHS plan and acquire upgrades of its systems and equipment and plan for acquisition and management of future systems and equipment;
  • a plan to address gaps between funding requirements for major acquisition programs and available resources,
  • identification of capabilities required to support the acquisition of technologies to meet the needs of such strategy,
  • identification of ways to increase opportunities for outreach to ensure that DHS understands the market to meet its mission needs,
  • a plan to ensure competition for major acquisition programs, and
  • an acquisition workforce plan.

The strategy also shall include assessments of ways DHS can:

  • improve its ability to test and acquire innovative solutions to allow needed incentives and protections for appropriate risk-taking;
  • develop incentives for program managers and senior DHS acquisition officials to prevent cost overruns, avoid schedule delays, and achieve cost savings; and
  • improve the acquisition process to minimize cost overruns.

(Sec. 3) The Government Accountability Office shall review the strategy to analyze its effectiveness in meeting specified objectives.