H.R. 6277 (112th): Keep America Secure Act

Aug 02, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Louise Slaughter
Representative for New York's 28th congressional district
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4 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 2974 (108th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jul 25, 2003


This bill was introduced on August 2, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Aug 02, 2012
Referred to Committee Aug 02, 2012
Full Title

To prohibit the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Homeland Security from purchasing equipment or military aircraft containing electronic components that are not manufactured in the United States.


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House Armed Services

House Homeland Security

Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies

House Transportation and Infrastructure


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Keep America Secure Act - Prohibits the Secretary of Defense (DOD) and the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) from purchasing equipment or military aircraft containing non-U.S. manufactured electronic components.
Allows the Secretaries to waive the application of such prohibition respecting such a purchase if it is determined that such application would be inconsistent with the public interest or would result in unreasonable costs to DOD or DHS.
Directs the Secretaries to jointly establish a classification system for electronic components be based on how sensitive the components, and the final products containing such components, are to national security.
Requires the Secretaries to jointly study the prevalence of counterfeit electronic components in the supply chains of DOD and DHS and options for addressing such issue.

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