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115th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                S. 1452

 To amend title 38, United States Code, to establish within the Office 
of the Under Secretary for Health of the Department of Veterans Affairs 
   the position of Chief Information Officer of the Veterans Health 
                Administration, and for other purposes.


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                             June 28, 2017

Mr. Cruz (for himself, Mr. Cornyn, Mr. Young, and Mr. Rubio) introduced 
the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee 
                          on Veterans' Affairs

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                                 A BILL


 
 To amend title 38, United States Code, to establish within the Office 
of the Under Secretary for Health of the Department of Veterans Affairs 
   the position of Chief Information Officer of the Veterans Health 
                Administration, 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 ``Department of Veterans Affairs 
Information Technology Restructuring Act of 2017''.

SEC. 2. ESTABLISHMENT OF POSITION OF CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER OF 
              VETERANS HEALTH ADMINISTRATION.

    (a) In General.--Section 7306(a) of title 38, United States Code, 
is amended--
            (1) by redesignating paragraph (10) as paragraph (11); and
            (2) by inserting after paragraph (9) the following new 
        paragraph (10):
            ``(10) The Chief Information Officer of the Veterans Health 
        Administration, who shall--
                    ``(A) serve in a full-time capacity at the Central 
                Office of the Department; and
                    ``(B) be responsible to, and report directly to, 
                the Under Secretary for Health on all matters regarding 
                the procurement, acquisition, and management of 
                information technology systems and services for the 
                Veterans Health Administration.''.
    (b) Initial Appointment.--Not later than 30 days after the date of 
the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall 
appoint an individual to serve as the Chief Information Officer of the 
Veterans Health Administration under section 7306(a)(10) of title 38, 
United States Code, as amended by subsection (a).
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