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H.R. 3210: SECRET Act of 2017

The text of the bill below is as of Jul 25, 2017 (Reported by House Committee).


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Union Calendar No. 188

115th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3210

[Report No. 115–258]

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 12, 2017

(for himself and Mr. Connolly) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

July 25, 2017

Reported with an amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed

Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed in italic

For text of introduced bill, see copy of bill as introduced on July 12, 2017


A BILL

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).

July 25, 2017

Reported with an amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed