US SB245 | 2019-2020 | 116th Congress


Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill
Status: Introduced on January 28 2019 - 25% progression
Action: 2019-01-28 - Read twice and referred to the Select Committee on Intelligence.
Pending: Senate Select Intelligence Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


Damon Paul Nelson and Matthew Young Pollard Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 2018 and 2019 This bill addresses various intelligence issues, including by reauthorizing intelligence-related activities, establishing certain bodies, and directing the intelligence community to report on topics such as election infrastructure security and Russian interference in the 2016 election. The bill reauthorizes through FY2019 various intelligence-related activities in specified government bodies, including the Department of Defense, the Defense Intelligence Agency, and the National Security Agency. It also reauthorizes for FY2019 the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability Fund. In addition, the bill authorizes higher pay scales for positions requiring expertise in areas such as science, technology, and mathematics. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) shall establish a task force to standardize information sharing between the intelligence and government acquisition communities. The President shall establish an Energy Infrastructure Security Center to analyze and disseminate intelligence related to energy infrastructure. The ODNI shall develop a security plan and long-term roadmap for the information technology environment for the intelligence community. The Department of Homeland Security's Office of Intelligence and Analysis shall report to Congress about cyberattacks on U.S. election infrastructure during the 2016 presidential election. The ODNI shall report on the intelligence community's efforts to analyze Russian attempts to influence the 2016 election. The ODNI shall also develop a whole-of-government strategy to counter the threat of Russian cyberattacks on election infrastructure, including voter registration databases and voting equipment.

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Damon Paul Nelson and Matthew Young Pollard Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 2018 and 2019



2019-01-28SenateRead twice and referred to the Select Committee on Intelligence.

Same As/Similar To

HB680 (Related) 2019-02-12 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy.
SB174 (Related) 2019-08-16 - Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 173.
SB314 (Related) 2019-01-31 - Read twice and referred to the Select Committee on Intelligence.
SB1589 (Related) 2019-06-11 - By Senator Burr from Select Committee on Intelligence filed written report. Report No. 116-47. Additional views filed.
SB1790 (Related) 2019-12-20 - Became Public Law No: 116-92.
HB3476 (Related) 2019-06-25 - Referred to the House Committee on Intelligence (Permanent Select).
HB3494 (Related) 2019-07-18 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Select Committee on Intelligence.
HR758 (Similar To) 2019-12-11 - Mr. Nadler moved to table the motion to reconsider


Advisory bodies
Armed forces and national security
Budget process
Caribbean area
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
Chemical and biological weapons
Coast guard
Computer security and identity theft
Computers and information technology
Congressional oversight
Criminal investigation, prosecution, interrogation
Criminal justice information and records
Department of Defense
Department of Energy
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Justice
Department of State
Department of the Treasury
Diplomacy, foreign officials, Americans abroad
Director of National Intelligence
Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
Elections, voting, political campaign regulation
Electric power generation and transmission
Employee hiring
Employment discrimination and employee rights
Energy research
Energy storage, supplies, demand
Espionage and treason
Executive agency funding and structure
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Federal officials
Foreign and international banking
Foreign labor
Foreign language and bilingual programs
Fraud offenses and financial crimes
Government buildings, facilities, and property
Government employee pay, benefits, personnel management
Government ethics and transparency, public corruption
Government information and archives
Government studies and investigations
Health programs administration and funding
Health promotion and preventive care
Higher education
Immigration status and procedures
Industrial facilities
Infectious and parasitic diseases
Intellectual property
Intelligence activities, surveillance, classified information
Intergovernmental relations
International law and treaties
International organizations and cooperation
Internet and video services
Latin America
Marine and coastal resources, fisheries
Middle East
Military assistance, sales, and agreements
Minority employment
National Security Agency
New York State
North Korea
Nuclear weapons
Organized crime
Performance measurement
Personnel records
Public contracts and procurement
Public-private cooperation
Research administration and funding
Research and development
Right of privacy
Science and engineering education
State and local government operations
Student records
Subversive activities
Teaching, teachers, curricula
Technology assessment
Technology transfer and commercialization
Telephone and wireless communication
Trade secrets and economic espionage
Travel and tourism
U.S. and foreign investments
United Nations
Visas and passports
Water use and supply
World health

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