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Public Law No: 116-194 (12/03/2020)

 
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Public Law 116-194
116th Congress

                                 An Act


 
 To establish a program to facilitate the adoption of modern technology 
     by executive agencies, and for other purposes. <<NOTE: Dec. 3, 
                         2020 -  [H.R. 5901]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Information 
Technology Modernization Centers of Excellence Program Act. 40 USC 101 
note. 40 USC 11301 note.>> 
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Information Technology Modernization 
Centers of Excellence Program Act''.
SEC. 2. GSA MODERNIZATION CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE PROGRAM.

    (a) Definitions.--In this section:
            (1) Cloud computing.--The term ``cloud computing'' has the 
        meaning given the term in section 1076 of the National Defense 
        Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 (40 U.S.C. 11301 note).
            (2) Executive agency.--The term ``executive agency'' has the 
        meaning given the term ``Executive agency'' in section 105 of 
        title 5, United States Code.
            (3) Program.--The term ``Program'' means the Information 
        Technology Modernization Centers of Excellence Program 
        established under subsection (b).

    (b) Establishment.--The Administrator of General Services shall 
establish a program to be known as the Information Technology 
Modernization Centers of Excellence Program to facilitate the adoption 
of modern technology by executive agencies on a reimbursable basis.
    (c) Responsibilities.--The Program shall have the following 
responsibilities:
            (1) To encourage the modernization of information technology 
        used by an executive agency and how a customer interacts with an 
        executive agency.
            (2) To improve cooperation between commercial and executive 
        agency information technology sectors.
            (3) To the extent practicable, encourage the adoption of 
        commercial items in accordance with section 3307 of title 41, 
        United States Code.
            (4) Upon request by the executive agency, to assist 
        executive agencies with planning and adoption of technology in 
        focus areas designated by the Administrator, which may include 
        the following:
                    (A) A commercial cloud computing system that 
                includes--
                          (i) end-to-end migration planning and an 
                      assessment of progress towards modernization; and

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                          (ii) a cybersecurity and governance framework 
                      that promotes industry and government risk 
                      management best practice approaches, prioritizing 
                      efforts based on risk, impact, and consequences.
                    (B) Tools to help an individual receive support from 
                and communicate with an executive agency.
                    (C) Contact centers and other related customer 
                supports.
                    (D) Efficient use of data management, analysis, and 
                reporting.
                    (E) The optimization of infrastructure, including 
                for data centers, and the reduction of operating costs.
                    (F) Artificial intelligence.
            (5) To share best practices and expertise with executive 
        agencies.
            (6) Other responsibilities the Administrator may identify.

    (d) Coordination.--The Administrator shall coordinate with the 
Secretary of Homeland Security in establishing the Program to ensure 
that the technology, tools, and frameworks facilitated for executive 
agencies by the Program provide sufficient cybersecurity and maintain 
the integrity, confidentiality, and availability of Federal information.
    (e) Program Reporting.--Not later than 1 year after the date of 
enactment of this Act, and every year thereafter, the Administrator 
shall submit to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental 
Affairs of the Senate and the Committee on Oversight and Reform of the 
House of Representatives a report on the Program, which shall include 
the following:
            (1) A description of the reimbursable agreements, statements 
        of work, and associated project schedules and deliverables for 
        the Program.
            (2) Details on the total amount of the reimbursable 
        agreements.
            (3) Any additional information the Administrator determines 
        necessary.

    (f) Sunset.--This Act shall cease to have effect on the date that is 
7 years after the date of enactment of this Act.
    (g) Rule of Construction.--Nothing in this Act shall be construed to 
impair or otherwise affect the authority delegated by law to an 
executive agency or the head of an executive agency.
SEC. 3. DETERMINATION OF BUDGETARY EFFECTS.

    The budgetary effects of this Act, for the purpose of complying with 
the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010, shall be determined by 
reference to the latest statement titled ``Budgetary Effects of PAYGO 
Legislation'' for this Act, submitted for printing in the

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Congressional Record by the Chairman of the House Budget Committee, 
provided that such statement has been submitted prior to the vote on 
passage.

    Approved December 3, 2020.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 5901 (S. 4200):
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SENATE REPORTS: No. 116-277 (Comm. on Homeland Security and Governmental 
Affairs) accompanying S. 4200.
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 166 (2020):
            Sept. 30, considered and passed House.
            Nov. 17, considered and passed Senate.

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