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H. Rept. 117-135: Homeland Procurement Reform Act, Report to Accompany H.R. 2915, October 5, 2021   [open pdf - 267KB]

From the Purpose and Summary: "H.R. 2915, the 'Homeland Procurement Reform Act' or the 'HOPR Act,' would reform the way the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) procures uniforms and related gear (e.g., body armor) for its operational components. It seeks to ensure that the Department issues high-quality uniforms and gear to frontline personnel by encouraging the procurement of domestically sourced items. Under the Act, the Secretary of Homeland Security is required to ensure, to the maximum extent possible, that at least one-third of the funds obligated for the procurement of uniforms and gear be used to purchase goods manufactured or supplied by entities that qualify as a U.S. small business. Moreover, the bill requires DHS to study whether uniform allowances provided to personnel are adequate and to also report on opportunities to procure additional items, such as personal protective equipment (PPE), from domestic sources. Lastly, the bill strengthens supply chain security by mandating locked storage, reports of stolen goods, and the destruction of defective or unusable items bearing official DHS insignia not manufactured in the United States."

Report Number:
H. Rept. 117-135; House Report 117-135
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Date:
2021-10-05
Copyright:
Public Domain
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U.S. Government Publishing Office: http://www.gpo.gov/
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pdf
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