Hurd Homeland Security Bill Gains Traction in Senate

June 13, 2018
Press Release
Streamlining info-sharing to keep our nation safe

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, S. 2397, the Senate companion to U.S. Representative Will Hurd’s DHS Data Framework Act, was unanimously approved by the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. In response to this great news, Hurd released the following statement:

“It’s 2018. Our law enforcement should be able to get the right information to the right people at the right time, to keep our nation’s enemies on the run and off our shores. DHS personnel need to share information quickly without compromising our nation’s secrets, and that’s why my colleagues on both sides of the aisle unanimously approved the DHS Data Framework Act in the House,” said Hurd, who spent almost a decade as an undercover officer in the CIA and serves on the House Homeland Security Committee. “I applaud Senator Maggie Hassan for introducing the DHS Data Framework Act in the Senate and her Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee colleagues for recognizing this initiative to keep Americans safe.”

The DHS Data Framework Act codifies an effort at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to develop a data framework to incorporate all DHS component agency data related to homeland security, terrorist information, weapons of mass destruction, and national intelligence, into one system, thereby alleviating the current costly, cumbersome process of searching and vetting information against multiple databases with different log-ins, passwords, and legal restrictions.