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Department of Homeland Security Insider Threat and Mitigation Act of 2017

Short Titles as Introduced

Department of Homeland Security Insider Threat and Mitigation Act of 2017

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Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish the Insider Threat Program, and for other purposes.

Actions Overview (2)

Date Actions Overview
01/31/2017Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.(text: CR H775)
01/24/2017Introduced in House

All Actions (8)

Date Chamber All Actions
02/01/2017SenateReceived in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
01/31/2017-2:35pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
01/31/2017-2:34pmHouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H775)
01/31/2017-2:25pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 666.
01/31/2017-2:25pmHouseConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H775-776)
01/31/2017-2:25pmHouseMr. King (NY) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
01/24/2017HouseReferred to the House Committee on Homeland Security.
01/24/2017HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (3)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Barletta, Lou [R-PA-11]* 01/24/2017
Rep. McCaul, Michael T. [R-TX-10]* 01/24/2017
Rep. Donovan, Daniel M., Jr. [R-NY-11]* 01/24/2017

Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Homeland Security01/24/2017 Referred to
Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs02/01/2017 Referred to

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Passed House without amendment (01/31/2017)

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Department of Homeland Security Insider Threat and Mitigation Act of 2017

(Sec. 2) This bill amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to direct the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to establish an Insider Threat Program, which shall: (1) provide training and education for DHS personnel to identify, prevent, mitigate, and respond to insider threat risks to DHS's critical assets; (2) provide investigative support regarding such threats; and (3) conduct risk mitigation activities for such threats.

DHS shall establish a Steering Committee. The Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis shall serve as the Chair and the Chief Security Officer as the Vice Chair of the Committee.

The Under Secretary and the Chief Security Officer, in coordination with the Steering Committee, shall:

  • develop a holistic strategy for DHS-wide efforts to identify, prevent, mitigate, and respond to insider threats to DHS's critical assets;
  • develop a plan to implement the strategy across DHS components and offices;
  • document insider threat policies and controls;
  • conduct a baseline risk assessment of such threats;
  • examine existing programmatic and technology best practices adopted by the federal government, industry, and research institutions;
  • develop a timeline for deploying workplace monitoring technologies, employee awareness campaigns, and education and training programs related to potential insider threats;
  • consult with the the Under Secretary for Science and Technology and other stakeholders to ensure that the Insider Threat Program is informed by current information regarding threats, best practices, and available technology; and
  • develop, collect, and report metrics on the effectiveness of DHS's insider threat mitigation efforts.

DHS must submit to specified congressional committees biennial reports over the next six years on:

  • how DHS and its components and offices have implemented such strategy;
  • the status of DHS's risk assessment of critical assets;
  • the types of insider threat training conducted;
  • the number of DHS employees who have received such training; and
  • information on the effectiveness of the Insider Threat Program, based on such metrics.