H.R.5530 - Tribal Government Homeland Security Coordination and Integration Act

To ensure the coordination and integration of Indian tribes in the National Homeland Security strategy and to establish an Office of Tribal Government Homeland Security within the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes. view all titles (2)

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  • Short: Tribal Government Homeland Security Coordination and Integration Act as introduced.
  • Official: To ensure the coordination and integration of Indian tribes in the National Homeland Security strategy and to establish an Office of Tribal Government Homeland Security within the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes. as introduced.

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Official Summary

Tribal Government Homeland Security Coordination and Integration Act - Establishes the Office of Tribal Government Homeland Security (Office) within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Requires the Secretary of Homeland Security to appoint a Director to head the Office.Prescribes the

Official Summary

Tribal Government Homeland Security Coordination and Integration Act - Establishes the Office of Tribal Government Homeland Security (Office) within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Requires the Secretary of Homeland Security to appoint a Director to head the Office.Prescribes the Secretary's and the Director's duties of coordination, infrastructure and equipment readiness, training, and inclusion of Indian tribes in homeland security preparedness.Requires the Secretary to treat Indian tribes as states, as appropriate, for the purpose of homeland security. Authorizes the Secretary to delegate to Indian tribes primary responsibility for homeland security activities within their respective jurisdictions. Requires the Secretary to integrate the roles of the Bureau of Indian Affairs and Indian Health Services with regard to homeland security.Requires the Secretary to provide assistance to enhance information technology capabilities of tribes and ensure the participation of Indian tribes in the coordination with governments and the private sector as related to homeland security activities.Declares Indian tribes to be eligible to apply for, receive, direct, and supervise any homeland security-related federal grant program.Authorizes the Secretary to award grants to Indian tribes for specified homeland security purposes.Requires the Secretary to:
(1) provide Indian tribes with technical assistance in developing, implementing, and managing emergency response plans;
(2) ensure that DHS expertise and legal, financial, or technical assistance programs are made available to Indian tribes; and
(3) facilitate cooperation with the heads of appropriate federal agencies working on homeland security initiatives.

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