H.R. 2923 (112th): Josh Birchfield Security Contractor Oversight Improvement Act

112th Congress, 2011–2013. Text as of Sep 14, 2011 (Introduced).

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112th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2923

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

September 14, 2011

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services

A BILL

To direct the Secretary of Defense to establish a Quality Assurance Surveillance Plan for security contractors operating in Afghanistan and in support of other contingency operations.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Josh Birchfield Security Contractor Oversight Improvement Act.

2.

Quality Assurance Surveillance Plan for security contractors operating in Afghanistan and in support of other contingency operations

(a)

In general

The Secretary of Defense shall establish a plan to be known as a Quality Assurance Surveillance Plan setting standards that must be incorporated in Department of Defense oversight plans governing all security contractors operating in Afghanistan, and other future contingency operations, under a contract or subcontract funded by the Department of Defense. The Secretary shall designate a single appropriate official stationed in the country of operations to review each security contract or subcontract involving security contractors funded by the Department of Defense for compliance with the Quality Assurance Surveillance Plan. Such official shall certify that the official has reviewed the oversight plan for that contract, that the oversight plan is appropriate for that contract, that there is an appropriate number of appropriately trained personnel available to oversee that contract, and confirm that any and all licenses and permits required by the security contractor and its employees have been reviewed and verified as current and authentic.

(b)

Deadline for implementation

These requirements under subsection (a) shall be implemented by not later than six months after the date of enactment of this Act.

(c)

Comptroller General assessment

The Comptroller General of the United States shall conduct an assessment the Department of Defense’s compliance with this section and, not later than 6 months after the requirements of this section are implemented pursuant to subsection (b), shall submit to Congress a report on such assessment.