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Passed House amended (07/26/2017)

(This measure has not been amended since it was reported to the House on July 25, 2017. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Securely Expediting Clearances Through Reporting Transparency Act of 2017 or the SECRET Act of 2017

(Sec. 2) This bill requires the Office of Personnel Management's National Background Investigations Bureau (NBIB) to report on the backlog of security clearance investigations.

(Sec. 3) Additionally, the NBIB must report on the process for conducting and adjudicating security clearance investigations for personnel in the Executive Office of the President.

(Sec. 4) Finally, the NBIB must report on the duplicative costs of implementing a plan for the Defense Security Service to conduct, after October 1, 2017, security investigations for Department of Defense (DOD) personnel whose investigations are adjudicated by DOD's Consolidated Adjudication Facility.