Introduced in House Passed House Introduced in Senate Passed Senate To President Became Law
02/10/2020          

Homeland Security Acquisition Professional Career Program Act

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02/10/2020 Introduced in House Open

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116TH CONGRESS 
2D SESSION H. R. 5822 

To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish an acquisition 
professional career program, and for other purposes. 

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 

FEBRUARY 10, 2020 
Ms. TITUS introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee 

on Homeland Security 

A BILL 
To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish 

an acquisition professional career program, and for other 
purposes. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa-1

tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, 2

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. 3

This Act may be cited as the ‘‘Homeland Security 4

Acquisition Professional Career Program Act’’. 5

SEC. 2. AUTHORIZATION OF THE ACQUISITION PROFES-6

SIONAL CAREER PROGRAM. 7

(a) IN GENERAL.—Title VII of the Homeland Secu-8

rity Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 341 et seq.) is amended by 9

adding at the end the following new section: 10

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‘‘SEC. 711. ACQUISITION PROFESSIONAL CAREER PRO-1

GRAM. 2

‘‘(a) ESTABLISHMENT.—There is established in the 3

Department an acquisition professional career program to 4

develop a cadre of acquisition professionals within the De-5

partment. 6

‘‘(b) ADMINISTRATION.—The Under Secretary for 7

Management shall administer the acquisition professional 8

career program established pursuant to subsection (a). 9

‘‘(c) PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS.—The Under Sec-10

retary for Management shall carry out the following with 11

respect to the acquisition professional career program. 12

‘‘(1) Designate the occupational series, grades, 13

and number of acquisition positions throughout the 14

Department to be included in the program and man-15

age centrally such positions. 16

‘‘(2) Establish and publish on the Department’s 17

website eligibility criteria for candidates to partici-18

pate in the program. 19

‘‘(3) Carry out recruitment efforts to attract 20

candidates— 21

‘‘(A) from institutions of higher education, 22

including such institutions with established ac-23

quisition specialties and courses of study, his-24

torically Black colleges and universities, and 25

Hispanic-serving institutions; 26

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‘‘(B) with diverse work experience outside 1

of the Federal Government; or 2

‘‘(C) with military service. 3

‘‘(4) Hire eligible candidates for designated po-4

sitions under the program. 5

‘‘(5) Develop a structured program comprised 6

of acquisition training, on-the-job experience, De-7

partment-wide rotations, mentorship, shadowing, 8

and other career development opportunities for pro-9

gram participants. 10

‘‘(6) Provide, beyond required training estab-11

lished for program participants, additional special-12

ized acquisition training, including small business 13

contracting and innovative acquisition techniques 14

training. 15

‘‘(d) REPORTS.—Not later than December 31, 2020, 16

and annually thereafter through 2026, the Secretary shall 17

submit to the Committee on Homeland Security of the 18

House of Representatives and the Committee on Home-19

land Security and Governmental Affairs of the Senate a 20

report on the acquisition professional career program. 21

Each such report shall include the following information: 22

‘‘(1) The number of candidates approved for 23

the program. 24

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‘‘(2) The number of candidates who commenced 1

participation in the program, including generalized 2

information on such candidates’ backgrounds with 3

respect to education and prior work experience, but 4

not including personally identifiable information. 5

‘‘(3) A breakdown of the number of partici-6

pants hired under the program by type of acquisition 7

position. 8

‘‘(4) A list of Department components and of-9

fices that participated in the program and informa-10

tion regarding lengths of time of each program par-11

ticipant in each rotation at such components or of-12

fices. 13

‘‘(5) Program attrition rates and retention 14

data, including information on how such data com-15

pare to the prior year’s data, as available. 16

‘‘(6) Information on the Department’s recruit-17

ing efforts for the program. 18

‘‘(7) Information on the Department’s efforts to 19

improve the efficacy of the program and promote re-20

tention of program participants. 21

‘‘(e) DEFINITIONS.—In this section: 22

‘‘(1) HISPANIC-SERVING INSTITUTION.—The 23

term ‘Hispanic-serving institution’ has the meaning 24

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given such term in section 502 of the Higher Edu-1

cation Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1101a). 2

‘‘(2) HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES AND 3

UNIVERSITIES.—The term ‘historically Black col-4

leges and universities’ has the meaning given the 5

term ‘part B institution’ in section 322(2) of Higher 6

Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1061(2)). 7

‘‘(3) INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION.— 8

The term ‘institution of higher education’ has the 9

meaning given such term in section 101 of the High-10

er Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1001).’’. 11

(b) CLERICAL AMENDMENT.—The table of contents 12

in section 1(b) of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 is 13

amended by inserting after the item relating to section 14

710 the following new item: 15

‘‘Sec. 711. Acquisition professional career program.’’. 

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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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Bill TEXT Points.
This Bill has been listed with the following Subjects from Texts:
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

Congress


Education
(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


End Bill TEXT Points.
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