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Homeland Security Acquisition Professional Career Program Act

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116 HR 5822 IH: Homeland Security Acquisition Professional Career Program Act
U.S. House of Representatives
2020-02-10
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I116th CONGRESS2d SessionH. R. 5822IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVESFebruary 10, 2020Ms. Titus introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Homeland SecurityA BILLTo amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish an acquisition professional career program, and for other purposes.
1.
Short title
This Act may be cited as the Homeland Security Acquisition Professional Career Program Act.
2.
Authorization of the acquisition professional career program
(a)
In general
Title VII of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 341 et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the following new section:
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Acquisition professional career program
(a)
Establishment
There is established in the Department an acquisition professional career program to develop a cadre of acquisition professionals within the Department.
(b)
Administration
The Under Secretary for Management shall administer the acquisition professional career program established pursuant to subsection (a).
(c)
Program requirements
The Under Secretary for Management shall carry out the following with respect to the acquisition professional career program. (1)Designate the occupational series, grades, and number of acquisition positions throughout the Department to be included in the program and manage centrally such positions. (2)Establish and publish on the Department’s website eligibility criteria for candidates to participate in the program. (3)Carry out recruitment efforts to attract candidates— (A)from institutions of higher education, including such institutions with established acquisition specialties and courses of study, historically Black colleges and universities, and Hispanic-serving institutions; (B)with diverse work experience outside of the Federal Government; or (C)with military service. (4)Hire eligible candidates for designated positions under the program. (5)Develop a structured program comprised of acquisition training, on-the-job experience, Department-wide rotations, mentorship, shadowing, and other career development opportunities for program participants. (6)Provide, beyond required training established for program participants, additional specialized acquisition training, including small business contracting and innovative acquisition techniques training.
(d)
Reports
Not later than December 31, 2020, and annually thereafter through 2026, the Secretary shall submit to the Committee on Homeland Security of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the Senate a report on the acquisition professional career program. Each such report shall include the following information: (1)The number of candidates approved for the program. (2)The number of candidates who commenced participation in the program, including generalized information on such candidates’ backgrounds with respect to education and prior work experience, but not including personally identifiable information. (3)A breakdown of the number of participants hired under the program by type of acquisition position. (4)A list of Department components and offices that participated in the program and information regarding lengths of time of each program participant in each rotation at such components or offices. (5)Program attrition rates and retention data, including information on how such data compare to the prior year’s data, as available. (6)Information on the Department’s recruiting efforts for the program. (7)Information on the Department’s efforts to improve the efficacy of the program and promote retention of program participants.
(e)
Definitions
In this section: (1)
Hispanic-serving institution
The term Hispanic-serving institution has the meaning given such term in section 502 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1101a).
(2)
Historically Black colleges and universities
The term historically Black colleges and universities has the meaning given the term part B institution in section 322(2) of Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1061(2)).
(3)
Institution of higher education
The term institution of higher education has the meaning given such term in section 101 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1001).
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(b)
Clerical amendment
The table of contents in section 1(b) of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 is amended by inserting after the item relating to section 710 the following new item: Sec. 711. Acquisition professional career program..

Picture Name From Date Type
Dina Titus D-NV 02/10/2020 Sponsor
Date Branch Action
02/12/2020 President Ordered to be Reported (Amended).Action By: Committee on Homeland Security
02/12/2020 President Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.Action By: Committee on Homeland Security
02/10/2020 President Referred to the House Committee on Homeland Security.Action By: House of Representatives
02/10/2020 President Introduced in HouseAction By: House of Representatives
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Authorization
Authorization of the acquisition professional career program (a)In generalTitle VII of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 U

Black colleges
(3)Carry out recruitment efforts to attract candidates— (A)from institutions of higher education, including such institutions with established acquisition specialties and courses of study, historically Black colleges and universities, and Hispanic-serving institutions; (B)with diverse work experience outside of the Federal Government; or (C)with military service

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(e)DefinitionsIn this section: (1)Hispanic-serving institutionThe term Hispanic-serving institution has the meaning given such term in section 502 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U


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