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115th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 1365


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                             March 27, 2017

Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security 
                        and Governmental Affairs

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                                 AN ACT


 
     To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to require certain 
            acquisition innovation, and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Department of Homeland Security 
Acquisition Innovation Act''.

SEC. 2. ACQUISITION INNOVATION.

    (a) In General.--Title VII of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 
U.S.C. 341 et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the following new 
section:

``SEC. 710. ACQUISITION INNOVATION.

    ``The Under Secretary for Management may--
            ``(1) designate an individual within the Department to 
        manage acquisition innovation efforts of the Department;
            ``(2) test emerging acquisition best practices to carrying 
        out acquisitions, consistent with the Federal Acquisition 
        Regulation and Department acquisition management directives, as 
        appropriate;
            ``(3) develop and distribute best practices and lessons 
        learned regarding acquisition innovation throughout the 
        Department;
            ``(4) establish metrics to measure the effectiveness of 
        acquisition innovation efforts with respect to cost, 
        operational efficiency of the acquisition program (including 
        timeframe for executing contracts), and collaboration with the 
        private sector, including small businesses; and
            ``(5) determine impacts of acquisition innovation efforts 
        on the private sector by--
                    ``(A) engaging with the private sector, including 
                small businesses, to provide information and obtain 
                feedback on procurement practices and acquisition 
                innovation efforts of the Department;
                    ``(B) obtaining feedback from the private sector on 
                the impact of acquisition innovation efforts of the 
                Department; and
                    ``(C) incorporating such feedback, as appropriate, 
                into future acquisition innovation efforts of the 
                Department.''.
    (b) Clerical Amendment.--The table of contents in section 1(b) of 
the Homeland Security Act of 2002 is amended by inserting after the 
item relating to section 709 the following new item:

``Sec. 710. Acquisition innovation.''.
    (c) Information.--Not later than 90 days after the date on which 
the Secretary of Homeland Security submits the annual budget 
justification for the Department of Homeland Security for each of 
fiscal years 2018 through 2022, the Secretary shall, if appropriate, 
provide information to the Committee on Homeland Security of the House 
of Representatives and the Committee on Homeland Security and 
Governmental Affairs of the Senate on the activities undertaken in the 
previous fiscal year in furtherance of section 710 of the Homeland 
Security Act, as added by subsection (a) of this Act, on the following:
            (1) Emerging acquisition best practices that were tested 
        within the Department during such year.
            (2) Efforts to distribute best practices and lessons 
        learned within the Department, including through web-based 
        seminars, training, and forums, during such year.
            (3) Utilization by components throughout the Department of 
        best practices distributed by the Under Secretary of Management 
        pursuant to paragraph (3) of such section 710.
            (4) Performance as measured by the metrics established 
        under paragraph (4) of such section 710.
            (5) Outcomes of efforts to distribute best practices and 
        lessons learned within the Department, including through web-
        based seminars, training, and forums.
            (6) Any impacts of the utilization of innovative 
        acquisition mechanisms by the Department on the private sector, 
        including small businesses.
            (7) The criteria used to identify specific acquisition 
        programs or activities to be included in acquisition innovation 
        efforts and the outcomes of such programs or activities.
            (8) Recommendations, as necessary, to enhance acquisition 
        innovation in the Department.

            Passed the House of Representatives March 24, 2017.

            Attest:

                                                 KAREN L. HAAS,

                                                                 Clerk.