(1) In general.— Within 180 days after the date of enactment of the Aviation and Transportation Security Act, the Under Secretary for Transportation Security may, in consultation with Congress—
(A)establish acceptable levels of performance for aviation security, including screening operations and access control, and
(B)provide Congress with an action plan, containing measurable goals and milestones, that outlines how those levels of performance will be achieved.
(2) Basics of action plan.— The action plan shall clarify the responsibilities of the Transportation Security Administration, the Federal Aviation Administration and any other agency or organization that may have a role in ensuring the safety and security of the civil air transportation system.
(i)Each year, consistent with the requirements of the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA), the Secretary and the Under Secretary for Transportation Security shall agree on a performance plan for the succeeding 5 years that establishes measurable goals and objectives for aviation security. The plan shall identify action steps necessary to achieve such goals.
(ii)In addition to meeting the requirements of GPRA, the performance plan should clarify the responsibilities of the Secretary, the Under Secretary for Transportation Security and any other agency or organization that may have a role in ensuring the safety and security of the civil air transportation system.
(B) Performance report.— Each year, consistent with the requirements of GPRA, the Under Secretary for Transportation Security shall prepare and submit to Congress an annual report including an evaluation of the extent goals and objectives were met. The report shall include the results achieved during the year relative to the goals established in the performance plan.
The date of enactment of the Aviation and Transportation Security Act, referred to in subsec. (a)(1), is the date of enactment of Pub. L. 107–71, which was approved Nov. 19, 2001.
The Government Performance and Results Act of 1993, referred to in subsec. (b)(1), is Pub. L. 103–62, Aug. 3, 1993, 107 Stat. 285, which enacted section
306 of Title
5, Government Organization and Employees, sections
9704 of Title
31, Money and Finance, and sections
2805 of Title
39, Postal Service, amended section
1105 of Title
31, and enacted provisions set out as notes under sections
1115 of Title
31. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title of 1993 Amendment note set out under section
1101 of Title
31 and Tables.
Transfer of Functions
For transfer of functions, personnel, assets, and liabilities of the Transportation Security Administration of the Department of Transportation, including the functions of the Secretary of Transportation, and of the Under Secretary of Transportation for Security, relating thereto, to the Secretary of Homeland Security, and for treatment of related references, see sections
557 of Title
6, Domestic Security, and the Department of Homeland Security Reorganization Plan of November 25, 2002, as modified, set out as a note under section
542 of Title
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