Calendar No. 572
H. R. 4559
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
January 10, 2018
Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
September 12, 2018
Reported by Mr. Thune, without amendment
To conduct a global aviation security review, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Global Aviation System Security Reform Act of 2017.
In this Act:
Administration means the Transportation Security Administration.
Administrator means the Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration.
Appropriate congressional committees
appropriate congressional committees means the Committee on Homeland Security of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation and the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the Senate.
Global aviation security review
Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Administrator shall conduct a global aviation security review to address improving aviation security standards, including standards intended to mitigate cybersecurity threats, across the global aviation system.
The global aviation security review established under subsection (a) shall include input from the following entities:
The Office of Global Strategies of the Administration.
The Office of Intelligence and Analysis of the Administration.
The Office of Security Policy and Industry Engagement of the Administration.
The Administrator shall coordinate with the following entities on the global aviation security review:
U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
The Office of International Engagement of the Department of Homeland Security.
The Department of State.
Any other relevant office or agency of the Federal government, as determined by the Administrator.
The global aviation security review shall establish best practices regarding the following:
Collaborating with foreign partners to improve global aviation security capabilities and standards.
Identifying foreign partners that have not successfully implemented security protocols from the International Civil Aviation Organization or the Department of Homeland Security and have not taken steps to implement such security protocols.
Improving the development, outreach, and implementation process for security directives or emergency amendments, as the case may be, issued to domestic and foreign air carriers.
Assessing the cybersecurity and cyber espionage risk of security screening equipment.
Report to Congress
Not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Administrator shall report to the appropriate congressional committees on the organization, development, and progress of the global aviation security review required under section 3.
Not later than 240 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Administrator shall submit to the appropriate congressional committees a report on best practices identified by the global aviation security review required under section 3 and the actions the Administrator has taken to implement such best practices.
September 12, 2018
Reported without amendment