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S.1618: Enhanced Security Clearance Act of 2014

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about government operations and politics
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Sponsor Susan Collins, R-Maine
Total Cosponsors 7 (6 Democrats, 1 Republican)
Introduced Oct. 30, 2013
Latest Major Action Dec. 2, 2014
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Bill Summary

Enhanced Security Clearance Act of 2014 - Requires the Director of National Intelligence to develop and implement a plan to eliminate the backlog of overdue periodic reinvestigations of individuals determined eligible for access to classified information or eligible to hold a sensitive position (covered individuals). Requires such plan to: (1) use a risk-based approach to identify high-risk populations and prioritize reinvestigations that are due or overdue to be conducted, and (2) use random automated record checks of covered individuals that shall include all covered individuals in the pool of individuals subject to a one-time check.

Requires the Director to direct each executive agency, military department, and element of the intelligence community to implement a program to provide enhanced security review of covered individuals not later than the earlier of five years after the enactment date of this Act or the date on which the backlog of overdue periodic reinvestiga...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Dec. 2, 2014 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 610.
Dec. 2, 2014 Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Reported by Senator Carper with an amendment in the nature of a substitute and an amendment to the title. With written report No. 113-283.
July 30, 2014 Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
Oct. 30, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.