Senate Bill 4673
117th Congress(2021-2022)
National Computer Forensics Institute Reauthorization Act of 2022
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Passed Senate on Sep 27, 2022
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S. 4673 (Introduced-in-Senate)


117th CONGRESS
2d Session
S. 4673


To reauthorize the National Computer Forensics Institute of the United States Secret Service, and for other purposes.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

July 28, 2022

Mr. Grassley (for himself, Mrs. Feinstein, Mr. Shelby, Ms. Klobuchar, Mr. Cornyn, Mr. Whitehouse, Mr. Tuberville, and Ms. Hassan) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

To reauthorize the National Computer Forensics Institute of the United States Secret Service, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “National Computer Forensics Institute Reauthorization Act of 2022”.

SEC. 2. Reauthorization of the National Computer Forensics Institute.

Section 822 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 383) is amended—

(1) in subsection (a)—

(A) in the first sentence, by striking “2017 through 2022” and inserting “2023 through 2028”; and

(B) by striking the second sentence;

(2) by striking subsection (b) and inserting the following:

“(b) Functions.—The Institute shall provide information and training to any State, local, Tribal, or territorial law enforcement officer, prosecutor, or judge, any officer or employee of any agency in any branch of the Federal Government, any member of the uniformed services, or any State, local, Tribal, or territorial employee who might reasonably assist in the investigation and prevention of cyber and electronic crime and related threats, on—

“(1) cyber and electronic crimes and related threats;

“(2) methods for investigating cyber and electronic crime and related threats and conducting computer and mobile device forensic examinations;

“(3) prosecutorial and judicial challenges related to cyber and electronic crime and related threats, and computer and mobile device forensic examinations; and

“(4) methods to obtain, process, store, and admit digital evidence in court.”;

(3) in subsection (c), by striking “State, local, tribal, and territorial law enforcement officers and prosecutors” and inserting “members and partners of the network of Cyber Fraud Task Forces of the United States Secret Service, and, when selecting participants for the training specified in subsection (b), the Institute shall prioritize, to the extent reasonable and practicable, State, local, tribal, and territorial law enforcement officers, prosecutors, judges, and other employees.”;

(4) in subsection (d), by striking “State, local, tribal and territorial law enforcement officers” and inserting “the individuals listed in subsection (b)”;

(5) in subsection (e)—

(A) in the subsection heading, by striking “Electronic Crime” and inserting “Cyber Fraud”;

(B) by striking “Electronic Crime” and inserting “Cyber Fraud”; and

(C) by striking “State, local, tribal, and territorial”; and

(6) by adding at the end the following:

“(g) Expenses.—The Director of the United States Secret Service may pay for all or a part of the necessary expenses of the training and information provided by the Institute under subsection (b), including travel, transportation, and subsistence expenses for recipients of the information and training.

“(h) Annual reports to Congress.—

“(1) IN GENERAL.—The Secretary shall include in the annual report required under section 1116 of title 31, United States Code, information regarding the activities of the Institute, including, where possible—

“(A) an identification of jurisdictions with recipients of the education and training provided pursuant to subsection (b) during such year;

“(B) information relating to the costs associated with that education and training;

“(C) any information regarding projected future demand for the education and training provided pursuant to subsection (b);

“(D) impacts of the activities of the Institute on the capability of jurisdictions to investigate and prevent cybersecurity incidents, electronic crimes, and related cybersecurity threats;

“(E) a description of the nomination process for potential recipients of the information and training provided pursuant to subsection (b); and

“(F) any other issues determined to be relevant by the Secretary.

“(2) EXCEPTION.—Any information required under paragraph (1) that is submitted as part of the annual budget submitted by the President to Congress under section 1105 of title 31, United States Code, is not required to be included in the report described in paragraph (1).”.