H.R. 5877: United States-Israel Advanced Research Partnership Act of 2016

To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 and the United States-Israel Strategic Partnership Act of 2014 to promote cooperative homeland security research and antiterrorism programs relating to cybersecurity, and for other purposes.

This bill’s text for status Received by the Senate (Nov 30, 2016) is now available.

United States-Israel Advanced Research Partnership Act of 2016

2 cosponsors (1R, 1D)

(Sec. 2) This bill amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 and the United States-Israel Strategic Partnership Act of 2014 to allow the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in coordination with the Department of State, to enter cooperative programs with Israel to enhance capabilities in cybersecurity through:

the international cooperation program established by DHS’s Under Secretary for Science and Technology to enter into cooperative research activities with foreign partner governments that are allies in the global war on terrorism, and the Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency (HSARPA). The pilot project designation is removed from the HSARPA’s cooperative research programs with Israel for border, maritime, and aviation security; explosives detection; and emergency services.

The international cooperative activities report submitted every five years by the Science and Technology Homeland Security International Cooperative Programs Office must contain: (1) a status update on the progress of such international cooperative activities identified in the previous reporting period; and (2) a discussion of obstacles encountered in forming, executing, or implementing agreements for such activities.

JUL 14, 2016
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

SEP 13, 2016
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

NOV 25, 2016
On House Schedule

The House indicated that this bill would be considered in the week ahead.

NOV 29, 2016
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Passed Senate
Signed by the President

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