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Short Titles as Introduced

Border Security Technology Accountability Act of 2017

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Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to strengthen accountability for deployment of border security technology at the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (2)

Date
01/31/2017Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.(text: CR H784)
01/12/2017Introduced in House

All Actions (8)

Date Chamber
02/01/2017SenateReceived in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
01/31/2017-3:19pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
01/31/2017-3:19pmHouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H784)
01/31/2017-3:13pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 505.
01/31/2017-3:13pmHouseConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H784-785)
01/31/2017-3:13pmHouseMs. McSally moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
01/12/2017HouseReferred to the House Committee on Homeland Security.
01/12/2017HouseIntroduced in House

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Homeland Security01/12/2017 Referred to
Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs02/01/2017 Referred to

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Passed House amended (01/31/2017)

Border Security Technology Accountability Act of 2017

(Sec. 2) This bill amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to require the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to: (1) ensure that each border security technology acquisition program that is determined to be a major acquisition program has an acquisition program baseline approved by the relevant acquisition decision authority; (2) document that each such program is meeting the cost, schedule, and performance thresholds specified in such baseline in compliance with relevant departmental acquisition policies and the Federal Acquisition Regulation; and (3) have a plan for each such program to meet program implementation objectives by managing contractor performance. "Major acquisition program" means a DHS acquisition program that is estimated by DHS to require an eventual total expenditure of at least $300 million over its life cycle cost.

DHS must ensure that border security technology acquisition program managers adhere to relevant internal control standards identified by the Government Accountability Office.

DHS shall submit a plan for testing and evaluation, as well as for the use of independent verification and validation resources, for border security technology so that new border security technologies are evaluated through a series of assessments, processes, and audits to ensure compliance with relevant departmental acquisition policies and the Federal Acquisition Regulation and the effectiveness of taxpayer dollars.