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H. Rept. 117-322: Bombing Prevention Act of 2022, Report to Accompany H.R. 6873, Including Cost Estimate of the Congressional Budget Office, May 13, 2022   [open pdf - 427KB]

From the Purpose and Summary: "H.R. 6873, the 'Bombing Prevention Act of 2022,' seeks to authorize the Office for Bombing Prevention (OBP) as the lead entity within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to deter, detect, prevent, protect against, mitigate, and respond to terrorist explosive threats and attacks in the United States. Specifically, the bill directs OBP to develop a strategy for securing critical infrastructure against terrorist explosive threats and attacks. Additionally, the bill tasks OBP to review and evaluate effective technologies to defend against terrorist explosive threats and attacks through field-pilot testing and acquisitions. It also requires OBP to promote security awareness of risks posed by the misuse of explosive precursor chemicals and other bomb-making materials and to promote secure information sharing of relevant sensitive material. Finally, the bill requires OBP to maintain a database of capabilities and requirements necessary for public and private sectors to deter, detect, prevent, protect against, mitigate, and respond to terrorist explosive threats and attacks and to track progress in closing capability gaps. To ensure that OBP effectively executes its authorities, the bill directs OBP to develop a strategy to align its activities with the threat environment and stakeholder needs. The strategy must include information on terrorist explosive threats and attacks, information by region on public and private sectors likely to be targeted, such as Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and minority-serving institutions, places of worship, health care facilities, transportation systems, and commercial and government facilities. The strategy must also include information on how OBP will prioritize engagement with owners and operators of critical infrastructure facilities, among other things."

Report Number:
H. Rept. 117-322; House Report 117-322
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Date:
2022-05-13
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Public Domain
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U.S. Government Publishing Office: http://www.gpo.gov/
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pdf
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