H.R.5814 - Authorization bill FY 2007, Homeland Security
To authorize appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes. view all titles (4)
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- Popular: Authorization bill FY 2007, Homeland Security.
- Popular: Homeland Security Department FY 2007 Authorization bill.
- Short: Department of Homeland Security Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007 as introduced.
- Official: To authorize appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes. as introduced.
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Official Summary7/17/2006--Introduced.Department of Homeland Security Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007 - Authorizes appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for FY2007.Amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to: (1) replace the Under Secretary for Management with a Deputy Secret
Department of Homeland Security Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007 - Authorizes appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for FY2007.
Amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to:
(1) replace the Under Secretary for Management with a Deputy Secretary position;
(2) establish in DHS a Directorate for Policy, Planning, and International Affairs; and
(3) direct the Secretary of DHS to actively consult with the congressional homeland security committees and keep them informed regarding all activities and responsibilities within their jurisdictions. Makes the Inspector General of DHS independently responsible for keeping such committees informed of DHS activities. Directs:
(1) the Chief Financial Officer to establish the position of Authorization Liaison Officer to provide budget and other financial information to such committees; and
(2) the Inspector General to review each contract over $20 million for DHS's Secure Border Initiative to determine compliance with specified requirements.
Requires the Chief Procurement Officer to provide homeland security procurement training to acquisition employees. Requires the Secretary to:
(1) ensure that a sufficient number of trained and qualified full-time personnel are involved in the review and prioritization of anti-terrorism technologies;
(2) study DHS procurements to fight terrorism;
(3) take steps to control the costs of new Border Patrol agents;
(4) establish a competitive grant program for domestic breeders of canines; and
(5) review security clearance and suitability review procedures for DHS employees and contractors. Redesignates the Directorate for Information Analysis and Infrastructure Projection as the Office of Intelligence and Analysis. Requires the Secretary to establish:
(1) a comprehensive information technology network architecture for that Office; and
(2) a homeland security information sharing fellowship program.
Establishes within DHS a Chief Security Officer, an Office of Domestic Nuclear Detection (including an Advisory Council on Nuclear Detection), a Chief Medical Officer, an Office of Infrastructure Protection (including an Integration Center), and an Office of Cybersecurity and Telecommunications. Directs the Secretary to establish a cybersecurity training program. Requires the Secretary to award grants to assist states and local governments in essential capabilities for terrorism preparedness. Requires submission of a three-year state homeland security plan that describes such capabilities. Directs the Secretary to establish a First Responder Grants Board.
Directs the Secretary to establish standards, protocols, and procedures for vulnerability assessments and security plans for rail and public transportation systems and to require implementation of security plans within two years.
Requires the Secretary to:
(1) develop and implement a National Rail and Public Transportation Security Plan;
(2) issue guidance for a rail and public transportation worker security training program;
(3) establish a grant program to allocate federal homeland security assistance to designated U.S. rail and public transportation systems based on risk and need; and
(4) establish a Rail and Public Transportation Security Exercise Program.
Authorizes aviation security funding. Shields security screeners from liability for good faith inspections. Sets forth provisions regarding acceptable passenger identification documents and international passenger prescreening.
Prohibits the unlawful use of the name, initials, insignia, and seal of DHS.
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