H.R.2719 - Transportation Security Acquisition Reform Act113th Congress (2013-2014)
Summary: H.R.2719 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)
Introduced in House (07/18/2013)
Transportation Security Acquisition Reform Act - Amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to direct the Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to develop, and update biennially, a strategic multiyear technology acquisition plan, which may include a classified addendum to report sensitive transportation security risks, technology vulnerabilities, or other sensitive security information.
Directs the Administrator to analyze the TSA's acquisition of any security-related technology to determine if it 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 security benefits justify the contract cost.
Directs the Administrator to establish certain performance baseline requirements before any TSA security-related technology acquisition. Requires the Administrator to review and assess each acquisition for meeting the baseline requirements and to report those results to Congress.
Requires the Administrator, before the procurement of additional quantities of equipment to fulfill a TSA mission need, to utilize, to the extent practicable, any existing units in the TSA's inventory to meet that need.
Directs the Administrator to report annually to Congress on TSA's goals for contracting with small and disadvantaged businesses.
Directs the Comptroller General to evaluate, and report to Congress on, TSA's progress in implementing the plan.