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Homeland Security Timeline

Deadlines and Effective Dates: Homeland Security Act and Department of Homeland Security Reorganization Plan

November 25, 2002

President George W. Bush signs the Homeland Security Act into law as P.L. 107-296.S

The President, pursuant to Section 1502 of the Homeland Security Act, submits to Congress a reorganization plan regarding two categories of information concerning plans for the Department of Homeland Security: (1) the transfer of agencies, personnel, assets, and obligations to the department; and (2) any consolidation, reorganization, or streamlining of agencies transferred to the department. This plan is required to be submitted not later than 60 days after the enactment of the Homeland Security Act.

All visa-related third party screening programs in Saudi Arabia are terminated, pursuant to Section 428(i), after the date of the enactment of the Homeland Security Act.

Section 812(b), concerning the promulgation of guidelines under the Inspector General Act of 1978, becomes effective, pursuant to Section 812(c)(2), upon the date of the enactment of the Homeland Security Act.

December 25, 2002

The Attorney General, pursuant to Section 460 of the Act, submits to Congress, not more than 30 days after the date of the enactment of the Homeland Security Act, a report on changes in law, including changes in authorizations of appropriations and in appropriations, that are needed to permit the Immigration and Naturalization Service and the successor Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to ensure a prompt and timely response to emergent, unforeseen, or impending changes in the number of applications for immigration benefits, and otherwise to ensure the accommodation of changing immigration service needs.

December 30, 2002

The President, pursuant to Section 306(d) of the Act, notifies appropriate congressional committees, not later than 60 days before effecting any transfer of Department of Energy life sciences activities pursuant to Section 303(1)(D) of the Act, of the proposed transfer, including the reasons for same and a description of the effect of the transfer on the activities of the Department of Energy. According to the reorganization plan, Department of Energy life sciences activities are transferred to the department by March 1, 2003.

January 24, 2003

The Homeland Security Act, pursuant to Section 4, becomes effective 60 days after the date of its enactment. The Secretary of the Treasury, pursuant to Section 418(b) of the Act, submits, not later than 60 days after the date of the enactment of the Homeland Security Act, a report to the Senate Committee on Finance and House Committee on Ways and Means on proposed conforming amendments to the statutes set forth under Section 412(a)(2), and identify those authorities vested in the Secretary of the Treasury that are exercised by the Commissioner of Customs on or before the effective date of the section.

The Secretary of Transportation, pursuant to Section 423(b) of the Act, submits, not later than 60 days after the date of the enactment of the Homeland Security Act, a report to Congress containing a plan for complying with the requirements of Section 44901(d) of Title 49, United States Code, as amended by Section 425 of the Homeland Security Act.

Pursuant to the department reorganization plan:

  • the office of the Secretary of Homeland Security is established;
  • appointments, upon confirmation by the Senate, or transfer pursuant to the transfer provisions of the Homeland Security Act, are begun of as many of the following officers as may be possible — the Deputy Secretary for Homeland Security, five under secretaries, the director of the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services, not more than 12 assistant secretaries, the general counsel, the inspector general, and the Commissioner of Customs;
  • naming, as soon as possible, of officers to fill the following offices — Assistant Secretary for Information Analysis, Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure Protection, Privacy Officer, Director of Secret Service, Chief Information Officer, Chief Human Capital Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Officer for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, Director of Shared Services, Citizenship and Immigration Ombudsman, and Director of the Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency;
  • the Office for State and Local Government;
  • Coordination, the Office of International Affairs, and the Office of National Capital Region Coordination are established within the office of the Secretary;
  • the Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency and the Acceleration Fund for Research and Development of Homeland Security Technologies are established;
  • the Office for National Laboratories is established within the Directorate of Science and Technology;
  • the Bureau of Border Security, the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services, and the Director of Shared Services are established; and
  • the Transportation Security Oversight Board is established.

Tom Ridge is sworn in as the Secretary of Homeland Security. The director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, pursuant to Section 507(b)(2) of the Act, revises the Federal Response Plan established under E.O. 12148 and E.O. 12656, not later than 60 days after the date of the enactment of the Homeland Security Act, to reflect the establishment of, and incorporate, the Department of Homeland Security. The President, pursuant to Section 1502 of the Act, transmits to the appropriate congressional committees, not later than 60 days after the date of the enactment of the Homeland Security Act, a reorganization plan for the department.

February 23, 2003

The Secretary of Homeland Security, pursuant to Section 214(e) of the Act, in consultation with appropriate representatives of the National Security Council and the Office of Science and Technology Policy, establishes, not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of Subtitle B of Title II of the Homeland Security Act, uniform procedures for the receipt, care, and storage by federal agencies of critical infrastructure information that is voluntarily submitted to the government.

The Secretary of Defense, pursuant to Section 601(f) of the Act, in coordination with the Attorney General, director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Director of Central Intelligence, prescribes, not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of the Homeland Security Act, regulations to carry out the provisions of Title VI of the Act concerning charitable trusts for members of the armed forces of the United States and other governmental organizations.

The Secretary of Homeland Security, in consultation with the director of the Office of Personnel Management, shall review the pay and benefit plans of each agency whose functions are transferred to the Department of Homeland Security and, within 90 days after the date of the enactment of the Homeland Security Act (which was November 25, 2002), shall submit a plan to the President of the Senate, the Speaker of the House, and the appropriate committees and subcommittees of Congress, for ensuring to the maximum extent practicable the elimination of disparities in pay and benefits throughout the department.

The Secretary of Homeland Security, pursuant to Section 888(i) of the Act, in consultation with the Commandant of the Coast Guard, transmits a report to the House and Senate Appropriations Committees, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of the Homeland Security Act, analyzing the feasibility of accelerating the rate of procurement in the Coast Guard's Integrated Deepwater System from 20 years to 10 years and on other related matters.

The Secretary of Transportation, pursuant to Section 1204 of the act, transmits to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of the Homeland Security Act, a report on war risk insurance matters specified in the section.

March 1, 2003

Pursuant to the department reorganization plan, the following entities are transferred to the department:

  • Critical Infrastructure Assurance Office of the Department of Commerce;
  • National Communications System;
  • National Infrastructure Protection Center of the Federal Bureau of Investigation;
  • National Infrastructure Simulation and Analysis Center ;
  • Energy Assurance Office of the Department of Energy;
  • Federal Computer Incident Response Center of the General Services Administration;
  • Coast Guard;
  • Customs Service;
  • Transportation Security Administration;
  • Immigration and Naturalization Service functions;
  • Federal Protective Service;
  • Office of Domestic Preparedness;
  • Federal Law Enforcement Training Center ;
  • Secretary of Agriculture functions relating to agricultural import and entry inspection activities;
  • United States Secret Service;
  • Department of Energy chemical and biological national security and supporting programs and activities of the nonproliferation and verification research and development program;
  • Department of Energy life sciences activities related to microbial pathogens of the Biological and Environmental Research Program;
  • National Bio-Weapons Defense Analysis Center of the Department of Defense;
  • Department of Energy nuclear smuggling programs and activities within the proliferation detection program of the nonproliferation and verification research and development program;
  • Department of Energy nuclear assessment program and activities of the assessment, detection, and cooperation program of the international materials protection and cooperation program, as well as the advanced scientific computing research program and activities at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory;
  • Environmental Measurements Laboratory of the Department of Energy;
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency;
  • Integrated Hazard Information System of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration;
  • National Domestic Preparedness Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and functions of the Attorney General relating thereto;
  • Domestic Energy Support Team of the Department of Justice and functions of the Attorney General relating thereto;
  • Metropolitan Medical Response System of the Department of Health and Human Services and functions of the Secretary of Health and Human Services and Assistant Secretary for Public Health Emergency Preparedness relating thereto;
  • National Disaster Medical System of the Department of Health and Human Services and functions of the Secretary of Health and Human Services and Assistant Secretary for Public Health Emergency Preparedness relating thereto;
  • Office of Emergency Preparedness and National Strategic Stockpile of the Department of Health and Human Services and functions of the Secretary of Health and Human Services and Assistant Secretary for Public Health Emergency Preparedness relating thereto; and authority for the Secretary of Homeland Security to direct the Nuclear Incident Response Team of the Department of Energy to operate as an organizational unit.

Sections 451-456 of the Act, establishing the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services, become effective, pursuant to Section 455, upon the transfer of relevant functions of the Immigration and Naturalization Service to the department.

Authorities, appropriations, and personnel of the Immigration and Naturalization Service are transferred to the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration, pursuant to Section 456 of the Act, upon the transfer of relevant functions of the Service to the department.

Section 462 of the Act, concerning children's affairs, becomes effective, pursuant to Section 462(d), upon the transfer of relevant functions of the Immigration and Naturalization Service to the department.

Upon the abolishment of the Immigration and Naturalization Service pursuant to Section 471 of the Act, but before they obligate any resources for voluntary separation incentive payments, the Attorney General or Secretary of Homeland Security submit, pursuant to Section 472(b), a strategic restructuring plan to the House and Senate Appropriations and Judiciary Committees, House Committee on Government Reform, and Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs.

March 25, 2003

The director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President, pursuant to Section 428(h) of the Act, submits to Congress, not later than 120 days after the date of the enactment of the Homeland Security Act, a report on how the provisions of the visa issuance section will affect procedures for the issuance of student visas.

The Secretary of Homeland Security, pursuant to Section 461(c) of the Act, establishes, not later than 60 days after the effective date of the Homeland Security Act, a Technical Advisory Committee to assist with establishing an online filing system mandated by Section 461(a) of the Act.

April 24, 2003

The Comptroller General of the United States , pursuant to Section 416 of the Act, submits, not later than three months after the effective date of the Homeland Security Act, a report to Congress setting forth all trade functions performed by the executive branch, specifying each agency that performs each such function.

May 1, 2003

The United States Sentencing Commission, pursuant to Section 225(c) of the Act, submits, not later than May 1, 2003, a brief report to Congress explaining actions taken by it in response to provisions of the section and including any recommendations it may have regarding statutory penalties for offenses under Section 1030 of Title 18, United States Code.

May 23, 2003

Section 1122 concerning permits for purchasers of explosives becomes effective, pursuant to Section 1122(i) of the Act, 180 days after the date of the enactment of the Homeland Security Act.

May 24, 2003

The Secretary of Homeland Security, pursuant to Section 477(a) of the Act, submits to the House and Senate Appropriations and Judiciary Committees, not later than 120 days after the effective date of the Homeland Security Act, a report on the proposed division and transfer of funds, including unexpended funds, appropriations, and fees, between the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services and the Bureau of Border Security.

The Secretary of Homeland Security, pursuant to Section 477(b) of the Act, submits to the House and Senate Appropriations and Judiciary Committees, not later than 120 days after the effective date of the Homeland Security Act, a report on the proposed division of personnel between the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services and the Bureau of Border Security. The Secretary of Homeland Security, pursuant to Section 477(c) of the Act, submits to the House and Senate Appropriations and Judiciary Committees, not later than 120 days after the effective date of the Homeland Security Act and every 6 months thereafter until the termination of FY2005, an implementation plan concerning the separation of the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services and the Bureau of Border Security.

The Under Secretary of Transportation for Security, pursuant to Section 1403(c)(2) of the Act, transmits to Congress, not later than six months after the date of the enactment of the Homeland Security Act, a report on the results of a study to evaluate the benefits and risks of providing flight attendants with non-lethal weapons to aide in combating air piracy and criminal violence in commercial airlines.

The Secretary of Transportation, pursuant to Section 1404(b) of the Act, transmits to Congress, not later than 6 months after the date of the enactment of the Homeland Security Act, a report on the results of a study on federal law enforcement officers traveling on commercial airliners annually and other related matters specified in the section.

June 1, 2003

Pursuant to the department reorganization plan, the Plum Island Animal Disease Center of the Department of Agriculture is transferred to the department, and the Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Committee is established.

June 30, 2003

The Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman, pursuant to Section 452(c), submits, not later than June 30 of each calendar year, directly to the House and Senate Judiciary Committees, a report containing recommendations, summarizing problems encountered by individuals and employers, and other information as deemed advisable by the ombudsman.

July 24, 2003

The Attorney General, pursuant to Section 812(b)(2) of the Act, promulgates, not later than 180 days after the effective date of the Homeland Security Act, guidelines under Section 6(e)(4) of the Inspector General Act of 1978 applicable to the inspector general offices described under Section 6(e)(3) of that Act.

Section 812(a) concerning law enforcement powers of inspector general agents becomes effective, pursuant to Section 812(c)(1) of the act, 180 days after the effective date of the Homeland Security Act.

The Agency Chief Human Capital Officers subchapter, prescribed in Section 1302, becomes effective, pursuant to Section 1305 of the act, 180 days after the effective date of the Homeland Security Act.

September 30, 2003

Pursuant to the departmental reorganization plan, any incidental transfers, pursuant to Section 1516 of the Act, of personnel, assets, and liabilities held, used, arising from, available, or to be made available, in connection with the functions transferred by the act are completed.

November 25, 2003

The Attorney General, pursuant to Section 234(c) of the Act, submits to the House and Senate Judiciary Committees, not later than one year after the date of the enactment of the Homeland Security Act, a report on the implementation of Subtitle D of Title II of the Act.

The director of the Office of Science and Technology of the Department of Justice, pursuant to Section 235(d) of the Act, submits to Congress, not later than 12 months after the date of the enactment of the Homeland Security Act, a report assessing the effectiveness of the existing system of National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Centers and identifying the number of such Centers necessary to meet the technology needs of federal, state, and local law enforcement in the United States.

The Secretary of Homeland Security, pursuant to Section 308(b)(2) of the Act and acting through the Under Secretary for Science and Technology, establishes, within one year of the date of the enactment of the Homeland Security Act, a university-based center of centers for homeland security.

The Secretary of Homeland Security and the Secretary of State, pursuant to Section 428(e)(4), submit to Congress, not later than one year after the date of the enactment of the Homeland Security Act, a report on the implementation of the subsection concerning the assignment of homeland security employees to diplomatic and consular posts with any legislative proposals necessary to further the objectives of the subsection.

The Secretary of Homeland Security, pursuant to Section 428(g)(2) of the act, submits to the House Committee on the Judiciary, House Committee on International Relations, House Committee on Government Reform, Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, and Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs, a report, not later than one year after the date of the enactment of the Homeland Security Act, containing the findings of a study of the role of foreign nationals in the granting or refusals of visas and other documents authorizing the entry of aliens into the United States.

The Comptroller General of the United States, pursuant to Section 477(d)(3) of the Act, submits to the House and Senate Judiciary Committees, a report, not later than one year after the date of the enactment of the Homeland Security Act, examining whether the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services is likely to derive sufficient funds from fees to carry out its functions in the absence of appropriated funds.

The Secretary of Homeland Security, pursuant to Section 479(a) of the Act, submits to the President, House and Senate Judiciary Committees, House Committee on Government Reform, and Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs, a report, one year after the date of the enactment of the Homeland Security Act and each year thereafter, on the impact that transfers made by this subtitle have had on immigration functions.

The Secretary of Homeland Security, pursuant to Section 706 of the Act, develops and submits to Congress, not later than one year after the date of the enactment of the Homeland Security Act, a plan for consolidating and co-locating department regional or field offices.

The Federal Acquisition Regulation, pursuant to Section 834(a) of the Act, is revised, within one year of the date of the enactment of the Homeland Security Act, to include regulations with regard to unsolicited proposals.

The President, pursuant to Section 893 of the Act, submits, not later than 12 months after the date of the enactment of the Homeland Security Act, a report, to the House and Senate Judiciary Committees, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, on the implementation of procedures under which relevant federal agencies share relevant and appropriate homeland security information with other federal agencies, including the department and appropriate state and local personnel as prescribed by Section 892.

January 24, 2004

The Privacy Officer, pursuant to Section 222(5), submits to Congress, on an annual basis, a report on activities of the department that affect privacy, including complaints of privacy violations, implementation of the Privacy Act of 1974, internal controls, and other matters.

The Homeland Security Institute, pursuant to Section 312(f) of the Act, transmits to the Secretary of Homeland Security and Congress an annual report on its activities.

The Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of Homeland Security, pursuant to Section 421(e)(1), enter into an agreement before the end of the transition period, which is the 12-month period beginning on the effective date of the Act, to effectuate the transfer of certain agricultural inspection functions required specified in the section.

The Secretary of Agriculture, pursuant to Section 421(g), transfers to the Secretary of Homeland Security, not later than the completion of the transition period, which is the 12-month period beginning on the effective date of the act, not more than 3,200 full-time equivalent positions of the Department of Agriculture.

The Secretary of Homeland Security, pursuant to Section 428(e)(4), submits to Congress, on an annual basis, a report that describes the basis for each determination that the assignment of an employee of the department at a particular diplomatic post would not promote homeland security. Subsection 428(e) of the Act, concerning the assignment of homeland security employees to diplomatic and consular posts, becomes effective one year after the effective date of the Homeland Security Act, pursuant to Section 428(e)(8), unless the President has previously published notice in the Federal Register that the President has submitted a report to Congress setting forth a memorandum of understanding between the Secretary of Homeland Security and the Secretary of State governing the implementation of Section 428 of the Act.

The Secretary of Homeland Security, pursuant to Section 445 of the Act, submits to the House and Senate Appropriations and Judiciary Committees, not later than one year after being sworn into office, a report with a plan detailing how the Bureau of Border Security, after the transfer of Immigration and Naturalization Service functions to the department occurs, will enforce comprehensively, effectively, and fairly all the enforcement provisions of the Immigration and Naturalization Act relating to such functions.

The Secretary of Homeland Security, pursuant to Section 459 of the Act, submits to the House and Senate Appropriations and Judiciary Committees, not later than one year after the effective date of the Homeland Security Act, a report with a plan detailing how the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services, after the transfer of Immigration and Naturalization Service functions to the department occurs, will complete efficiently, fairly, and within a reasonable time, adjudications described in Section 451(b)(1)-(5) of the Act.

The Secretary of Homeland Security, pursuant to Section 461(a) of the Act, establishes, not later than one year after the effective date of the Homeland Security Act, and in consultation with the Technology Advisory Committee, an Internet-based system that will permit a person, employer, immigrant, or nonimmigrant who has filed with a Secretary of Homeland Security for any benefit under the Immigration and Naturalization Act, access to online information about the processing status of the filing involved.

The Secretary of Homeland Security, pursuant to Section 461(b)(2), reports to the House and Senate Judiciary Committees, not later than one year after the effective date of the Homeland Security Act, on a feasibility study on an online filing system mandated by Section 461(a) of the Act. The Secretary of Homeland Security, pursuant to Section 705(b) of the Act, submits to the President of the Senate, the Speaker of the House, and appropriate committees and subcommittees of Congress, on an annual basis, a report on the implementation of the section establishing the Officer for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties.

The Office for National Capital Region Coordination of the department, pursuant to Section 882(c), submits an annual report to Congress, including certain specified details. The Inspector General of the department, pursuant to Section 888(f), reports to the House and Senate Appropriations Committees, House Committee on Government Reform, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs, and Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, on an annual basis, the results of a review assessing thoroughly the performance by the Coast Guard of all of its missions with a particular emphasis on examining the non-homeland security missions.

The Chief Human Capital Officers Council, pursuant to Section 1302 of the Act at 5 U.S.C. 1303(d), submits to Congress, on an annual basis, a report on the activities of the council.

The President's reorganization plan for the department, prepared pursuant to Section 1502 of the Act, becomes effective, pursuant to Section 1502(d), either as specified in terms of dates included in the plan or at the end of the transition period, which is 12 months after the effective date of the Homeland Security Act.

January 31, 2004

The Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Committee renders, pursuant to Section 311(h)(1), an annual report, describing the activities and recommendations of the committee during the previous year, to the Under Secretary for Science and Technology for transmittal to Congress on or before January 31 of each year.

February 2, 2004

The director of the Office of Science and Technology of the Department of Justice, pursuant to Section 232(g) of the Act, prepares a report on the activities of the Office, to be included with the President's budget as submitted to Congress not later than the first Monday in February of each year (31 U.S.C. 1105(a)).

March 1, 2004

The Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of Border Security, pursuant to Section 442(a)(5)(A), designs and implements, not later than one year after the transfer of Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) functions to the bureau, a managerial rotation program under which bureau employees holding positions involving supervisory or managerial responsibility gain some experience in all major functions performed by the bureau and work in at least one local office of the bureau. According to the reorganization plan, INS functions are transferred to the department on March 1, 2003. The Director of the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services, pursuant to Section 451(a)(4)(A), designs and implements, not later than one year after the transfer of Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) functions to the bureau, a managerial rotation program under which bureau employees holding positions involving supervisory or managerial responsibility gain some experience in all major functions performed by the bureau and work in at least one local office of the bureau. According to the reorganization plan, INS functions are transferred to the department on March 1, 2003.

March 31, 2004

The Comptroller General of the United States, pursuant to Section 857 of the Act, reports to the House Committee on Government Reform and Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs, not later than March 31, 2004, the results of a review of the extent to which procurements of property and services have been made in accordance with the federal emergency procurement flexibility authority prescribed in Sections 851- 856 of the Act.

May 25, 2004

The Secretary of Homeland Security, pursuant to Section 427(c), in consultation with the Secretary of Agriculture, Secretary of Health and Human Services, and head of each other department or agency determined to be appropriate by the Secretary of Homeland Security, submits to Congress, not later than 18 months after the date of the enactment of the Homeland Security Act, a report on the coordination of information and information technology described in the section and a plan to complete implementation of the section. September 1, 2004 The Comptroller General of the United States, pursuant to Section 477(d)(1) of the Act, submits to the House and Senate Appropriations and Judiciary Committees, not later than 18 months after the date on which Immigration and Naturalization Service functions are transferred to the department, and every six months thereafter, a status report on the transition and related matters specified in the section.

September 1, 2004

The Comptroller General of the United States, pursuant to Section 477(d)(1) of the Act, submits to the House and Senate Appropriations and Judiciary Committees, not later than 18 months after the date on which Immigration and Naturalization Service functions are transferred to the department, and every six months thereafter, a status report on the transition and related matters specified in the section.

November 25, 2004

The requirement in Section 424a of the Act, that the Transportation Security Administration be maintained as a distinct entity within the department under the Under Secretary for Border Transportation and Security, ceases, pursuant to Section 424b of the Act, to apply two years after the date of the enactment of the Homeland Security Act.

The Chief Human Capital Officer, pursuant to Section 704(3) of the Act, informs Congress, not later than 24 months after the date of the enactment of the Homeland Security Act, of achieving certification from the Office of Special Counsel of the Department of Homeland Security's compliance with Section 2302(c) of Title 5, United States Code.

January 24, 2005

The Comptroller General of the United States, pursuant to Section 831(b) of the Act, reports to the House Committee on Government Reform and Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs, not later than two years after the effective date of the Homeland Security Act and annually thereafter, concerning the use of the research and development projects authority provided in Section 831(a) of the Act.

February 1, 2005

The homeland security funding analysis required by Section 889 for inclusion in the President's budget submission to Congress becomes effective, pursuant to Section 889(c), with the FY2005 budget submission.

March 1, 2005

The Secretary of Homeland Security, pursuant to Section 442(a)(5)(B), submits to Congress, not later than 2 years after the transfer of Immigration and Naturalization Service functions to the department, a report on the implementation of a managerial rotation program under which Bureau of Border

Security employees holding positions involving supervisory or managerial responsibility gain some experience in all major functions performed by the bureau and work in at least one local office of the bureau. According to the reorganization plan, Immigration and Naturalization Service functions are transferred to the department by March 1, 2003.

The Secretary of Homeland Security, pursuant to Section 451(a)(4)(B), submits to Congress, not later than 2 years after the transfer of Immigration and Naturalization Service functions to the department, a report on the implementation of a managerial rotation program under which Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services employees holding positions involving supervisory or managerial responsibility gain some experience in all major functions performed by the bureau and work in at least one local office of the bureau. According to the reorganization plan, Immigration and Naturalization Service functions are transferred to the department by March 1, 2003.

May 1, 2005

Each budget request submitted to Congress for the department under Section 1105 of Title 31, United States Code, shall, pursuant to Section 874 of the Act, at or about the same time, be accompanied by a Future Years Homeland Security Program, effective with the submission of the FY2005 budget request for the department and for any subsequent fiscal year, except the first such program submission shall be not later than 90 days after the department's FY2005 submission to Congress.

March 28, 2006

The Comptroller General of the United States , pursuant to Section 833(e) of the Act, reports to the House Committee on Government Reform and the Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs, not later than 180 days after the end of FY2005, on the use of the special streamlined acquisition authority prescribed in the section.

March 1, 2007

The Comptroller General of the United States, pursuant to Section 477(d)(2) of the Act, submits to the House and Senate Appropriations and Judiciary Committees, a report, not later than four years after the transfer of Immigration and46 U.S. Advisory Panel to Assess Domestic Response Capabilities for Terrorism Involving Weapons of Mass Destruction, Second Annual Report: Toward a National Strategy for Combating Terrorism (Arlington, VA: Rand Corporation, Dec. 15, 2001), p. vii. Naturalization Service functions to the department, on improvements in the management, financial administration, and other matters regarding such functions.

September 30, 2007

The Secretary of Homeland Security, pursuant to Section 833(a)(1) of the Act, may use special streamlined acquisition authority prescribed in the section beginning on the effective date of the Homeland Security Act and ending September 30, 2007.

November 25, 2007

The Attorney General and the Secretary of Homeland Security, pursuant to Section 473 of the Act, conduct, not later than five years after the date of the enactment of the Homeland Security Act, a demonstration project for the purpose of determining whether one or more changes in the policies or procedures relating to methods for disciplining employees would result in improved personnel management.

January 24, 2008

The Secretary of Homeland Security, pursuant to Section 831(a) of the Act, may carry out a pilot program, during the five-year period after the effective date of the Homeland Security Act, of prototype projects in accordance with the requirements and conditions provided for same under Section 845 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1994.

January 24, 2009

The authority of the Secretary of Homeland Security and the director of the Office of Personnel Management to prescribe regulations jointly for a department human resources management system under Section 841 of the Act expires, pursuant to Section 9701(h) of Title 5, United States Code, 5 years after the conclusion of the transition period defined in Section 1501 of the Act.

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