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S.1893: Transportation Security Acquisition Reform Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about transportation and public works
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Sponsor Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H.
Total Cosponsors 2 (1 Democrat, 1 Republican)
Introduced Dec. 20, 2013
Latest Major Action Nov. 17, 2014
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Bill Summary

Transportation Security Acquisition Reform Act - (Sec. 3) Amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to direct the Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to:

  • develop and update biennially a strategic five-year technology investment plan, which may include a classified addendum to report sensitive transportation security risks, technology vulnerabilities, or other sensitive security information; and
  • publish the plan in an unclassified form in the public domain.

Directs the Administrator, before acquiring any security-related technology, to analyze whether acquisition is justified. Requires the Administrator, 30 days before any TSA award of a contract for acquisitions exceeding $30 million, to report to Congress the results of the analysis and certify that the transportation security benefits justify the contract cost.

Requires the appropriate TSA acquisition official to establish certain performance baseline requiremen...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Nov. 17, 2014 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 599.
Nov. 17, 2014 Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Reported by Senator Rockefeller with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 113-274.
July 23, 2014 Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
Dec. 20, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.