H.R. 5913 (112th): DHS Accountability Act of 2012

Introduced:
Jun 07, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Passed House)
Sponsor
Michael McCaul
Representative for Texas's 10th congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Nov 28, 2012
Length
16 pages
 
Status

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on November 27, 2012 but was never passed by the Senate.

Progress
Introduced Jun 07, 2012
Referred to Committee Jun 07, 2012
Passed House Nov 27, 2012
 
Full Title

To create an independent advisory panel to comprehensively assess the management structure and capabilities related to the Department of Homeland Security and make recommendations to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the management of the Department.

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Cosponsors
2 cosponsors (1D, 1R) (show)
Committees

House Homeland Security

Oversight and Management Efficiency

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

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Library of Congress Summary

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11/27/2012--Passed House amended.
DHS Accountability Act of 2012 - Establishes in the legislative branch an independent advisory panel to: (1) comprehensively assess the management structure and capabilities related to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and (2) make recommendations to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of DHS management.
Directs the panel to examine:
(1) the efficiency and effectiveness of the management structure and capabilities, including the policies, practices, and procedures, of DHS and its component agencies in carrying out management functions, such as program acquisition, financial management, information technology, human capital issues, performance measurement, and risk management efforts, related to homeland security;
(2) the extent to which unnecessary duplication exists in such management structure and capabilities and how any such duplication negatively affects the mission of protecting the United States;
(3) the extent to which management of key homeland security missions is centralized under DHS;
(4) options to reduce or eliminate harmful waste and duplication of effort in DHS; and
(5) measures to evaluate DHS's progress in reducing and eliminating waste and duplication from its management structure and capabilities.
Urges the panel to consult and leverage the work performed and recommendations made by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) on DHS management structure and capabilities.
Directs the panel to submit a final report on its findings and recommendations within two years of the appointment of its members. Terminates the panel 60 days after submission of such report.

House Republican Conference Summary

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