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H.R. 3210: SECRET Act of 2017

The text of the bill below is as of Jul 26, 2017 (Passed the House).


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115th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3210

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

AN ACT

To require the Director of the National Background Investigations Bureau to submit a report on the backlog of personnel security clearance investigations, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Securely Expediting Clearances Through Reporting Transparency Act of 2017 or the SECRET Act of 2017.

2.

Report on backlog of personnel security clearance investigations

Not later than 90 days after the date of enactment of this Act, and quarterly thereafter for 5 years, the Director of the National Background Investigations Bureau of the Office of Personnel Management shall submit to Congress a report on the backlog of security clearance investigations that includes—

(1)

the size of the personnel security clearance investigation process backlog; and

(2)

the average length of time, for each sensitivity level, to carry out an initial investigation and a periodic investigation.

3.

Report on Security Clearance Investigations of personnel of the Executive Office of the President

Not later than 90 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Director of the National Background Investigations Bureau of the Office of Personnel Management shall submit to Congress a report that explains the process for conducting and adjudicating security clearance investigations for personnel of the Executive Office of the President, including White House personnel.

4.

Report on duplicative costs

Not later than 120 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Director of the National Background Investigations Bureau of the Office of Personnel Management shall submit to Congress a report on the cost of duplicating resources under the control or direction of the National Background Investigations Bureau for implementation of the plan referenced in section 951(a)(1) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 (10 U.S.C. 1564 note).

Passed the House of Representatives July 26, 2017.

Karen L. Haas,

Clerk.