Summary: H.R.1968 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.1968. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

Shown Here:
Introduced in House (04/06/2017)

Military Asset Protection Act

This bill authorizes the Department of Defense (DOD), in order to mitigate the threat of an unmanned aircraft system or unmanned aircraft to the safety or security of a covered facility or asset or to classified information, to take actions or authorize the Armed Forces or DOD contractors to take actions to: (1) disrupt, seize control of, or confiscate the system or aircraft; (2) use reasonable force to disable or destroy the system or aircraft; or (3) disrupt, alter, or intercept any communications to or from the system or aircraft. DOD may provide exceptions to such provisions.

The bill provides that: (1) DOD shall develop such actions with Department of Transportation assistance, consistent with the protection of sensitive defense information; and (2) any such system or aircraft shall be subject to U.S. seizure and forfeiture.

"Covered facility, asset, or classified information" means any facility, asset, or classified information that is: (1) so identified by DOD; (2) located in the United States or its territories and possessions; and (3) relating to DOD's missions of nuclear deterrence, missile defense, national space security, or homeland defense or other DOD missions involving vital security or infrastructure assets or information.