H.R. 6871: DHS Acquisition Reform Act

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Date of Report

Tue April 6th, 2021

Legislation Details

117th Congress

To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to provide for certain acquisition authorities for the Under Secretary of Management of the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Jacob LaTurner — R — KS

Designates the undersecretary for management at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as the chief acquisition officer at the agency. Under the bill, the chief acquisition officer would be required to advise the Secretary of DHS on acquisition management activities and to help maintain best practices, among other responsibilities. The bill also would establish an Office of Test and Evaluation to ensure compliance with department policies and a Program Accountability and Risk Management office to evaluate the performance of major acquisition programs and developing certification standards.

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