About the bill
H.R. 1616 amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to provide statutory authorization to establish within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) a National Computer Forensics Institute (NCFI) to be operated by the U.S. Secret Service for the dissemination of homeland security information related to the investigation and prevention of cyber and electronic crime, including threats or acts of terrorism, to educate, train, and equip state, local, tribal, and territorial law enforcement officers, prosecutors, and judges.
The National Computer Forensic Institute (NCFI) was opened in 2008 as a partnership between the Secret Service and the state of Alabama with a mandate to provide state and local law enforcement, and legal and judicial professionals a free, comprehensive education on current cyber-crime trends, investigative methods, and prosecutorial and judicial challenges ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 4th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Oct 16, 2017
Length: 5 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Enacted — Signed by the President on Nov 2, 2017
This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on November 2, 2017.
What legislators are saying
“President Trump signs Ratcliffe cybercrime-fighting bill into law”
— Rep. John Ratcliffe [R-TX4] (Sponsor) on Nov 2, 2017
“Rep. Messer Votes for Legislation to Support Law Enforcement Officers During National Police Week”
— Rep. Luke Messer [R-IN6, 2013-2018] (Co-sponsor) on May 19, 2017
This bill incorporates provisions from:
S. 1781: National White Collar Crime Control Act of 2017
Introduced on Sep 7, 2017. 42% incorporated. (compare text)
H.R. 1616 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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