Text: H.R.2546 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (05/18/2017)


115th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 2546


To ensure the Chief Information Office of the Federal Communications Commission has a significant role in decisions related to information technology, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 18, 2017

Mrs. Mimi Walters of California introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce


A BILL

To ensure the Chief Information Office of the Federal Communications Commission has a significant role in decisions related to information technology, 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 “FCC CIO Parity Act ”.

SEC. 2. CIO authority.

(a) In general.—The Federal Communications Commission shall ensure that the Chief Information Officer of the Commission has a significant role in—

(1) the decision-making process for annual and multi-year planning, programming, budgeting, and execution decisions, related reporting requirements, and reports related to information technology;

(2) the management, governance, and oversight processes related to information technology; and

(3) the hiring of personnel with information technology responsibilities.

(b) CIO approval.—The Chief Information Officer of the Commission, in consultation with the Chief Financial Officer of the Commission and budget officials, shall specify and approve the allocation of amounts appropriated to the Commission for information technology, consistent with the provisions of appropriations Acts, budget guidelines, and recommendations from the Director of the Office of Management and Budget.