Summary: S.3153 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (06/28/2018)

Matthew Young Pollard Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 2018 and 2019

This bill reauthorizes appropriations for FY2018-FY2019 for intelligence community programs and activities and adjusts personnel limits. It also authorizes appropriations for the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability Fund for FY2018-FY2019.

The intelligence community agencies are authorized to provide higher pay for positions requiring expertise in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, and for cyber-related positions.

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) shall: (1) assist the Department of Homeland Security in sharing classified information regarding threats to state election systems to certain senior state election officials, who will receive top secret security clearances; and (2) designate a national counterintelligence officer within the National Counterintelligence and Security Center to lead, manage, and coordinate matters relating to election security.

The bill sets forth provisions regarding security clearances.

The bill contains several directives for the ODNI related to Russia, including to: (1) assess Russian threat finance (which includes the financing of cyber operations and sanctions evasion), and (2) provide notice of travel by diplomatic and consular personnel of Russia.

The Department of Energy shall establish a two-year pilot program for securing energy infrastructure.