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Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
- senate Committees
- The house Passed January 31st, 2017Passed by Voice Vote
Committee on Homeland SecurityIntroducedJanuary 13th, 2017
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Counterterrorism Advisory Board Act of 2017
To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish in the Department of Homeland Security a board to coordinate and integrate departmental intelligence, activities, and policy related to counterterrorism, and for other purposes.
Counterterrorism Advisory Board Act of 2017 (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) a board to coordinate and integrate DHS's intelligence, activities, and policy related to its counterterrorism mission and functions. The board shall: (1) advise the Secretary of DHS on the issuance of terrorism alerts, and (2) meet on a regular basis to discuss intelligence and coordinate ongoing threat mitigation efforts and departmental activities. The board's charter shall direct it to focus on the current threat environment and the importance of aligning departmental counterterrorism activities under the Secretary's guidance. The Secretary shall appoint a Coordinator for Counterterrorism within DHS who shall: (1) serve as the chair of the board, and (2) report on the board's status and activities.
This creates an advisory board chaired by an appointee from homeland security and containing representatives from the TSA, Customs & Border Protection, Immigration & Customs Enforcement, FEMA, the Coast Guard, Citizenship & Immigration Services, the Secret Service, The National Protection Programs Directorate, THe Office of Operations Coordination, the office of General Counsel, the office of Intelligence and Analysis, the Office of Policy, the Science and Technology Directorate, and other departmental offices and programs as needed. The board would function to help coordinate intelligence activities and issue terrorism alerts. Essentially, this is an effort to improve interagency communication. Full text here: https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/526/text
I'm still confused by the need for DHS. I thought that was the job of the DoD. Defense. Right there in the name. Oh, that's right. We now use it as the Department of Offense. We're in much more danger from radicalized straight white "Christian" men. Just stop with the created fear already. So, when is trump planning his Reichstag to get people to buy into him. Ring the supreme leader who can "fix" everything.