It is the sense of Congress, consistent with the 9/11 Commission’s recommendations, that the President should strive to expand and strengthen the Proliferation Security Initiative (in this subchapter referred to as “PSI”) announced by the President on May 31, 2003, with a particular emphasis on the following:
(1)Issuing a presidential directive to the relevant United States Government agencies and departments that directs such agencies and departments to—
(A)establish clear PSI authorities, responsibilities, and structures;
(B)include in the budget request for each such agency or department for each fiscal year, a request for funds necessary for United States PSI-related activities; and
(C)provide other necessary resources to achieve more efficient and effective performance of United States PSI-related activities.
(2)Increasing PSI cooperation with all countries.
(3)Implementing the recommendations of the Government Accountability Office (GAO) in the September 2006 report titled “Better Controls Needed to Plan and Manage Proliferation Security Initiative Activities” (GAO–06–937C) regarding the following:
(A)The Department of Defense and the Department of State should establish clear PSI roles and responsibilities, policies and procedures, interagency communication mechanisms, documentation requirements, and indicators to measure program results.
(B)The Department of Defense and the Department of State should develop a strategy to work with PSI-participating countries to resolve issues that are impediments to conducting successful PSI interdictions.
(4)Establishing a multilateral mechanism to increase coordination, cooperation, and compliance among PSI-participating countries.
(b) Budget submission
(1) In general
Each fiscal year in which activities are planned to be carried out under the PSI, the President shall include in the budget request for each participating United States Government agency or department for that fiscal year, a description of the funding and the activities for which the funding is requested for each such agency or department.
Not later than the first Monday in February of each even-numbered year in which the President submits a budget request described in paragraph (1), the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of State shall submit to Congress a comprehensive joint report setting forth the following:
(A)A 3-year plan, beginning with the fiscal year for the budget request, that specifies the amount of funding and other resources to be provided by the United States for PSI-related activities over the term of the plan, including the purposes for which such funding and resources will be used.
(B)For the report submitted in 2008, a description of the PSI-related activities carried out during the 3 fiscal years preceding the year of the report, and for the report submitted in 2009 and each year thereafter, a description of the PSI-related activities carried out during the fiscal year preceding the year of the report. The description shall include, for each fiscal year covered by the report—
(i)the amounts obligated and expended for such activities and the purposes for which such amounts were obligated and expended;
(ii)a description of the participation of each department or agency of the United States Government in such activities;
(iii)a description of the participation of each foreign country or entity in such activities;
(iv)a description of any assistance provided to a foreign country or entity participating in such activities in order to secure such participation, in response to such participation, or in order to improve the quality of such participation; and
(v)such other information as the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of State determine should be included to keep Congress fully informed of the operation and activities of the PSI.
The report required by paragraph (2) shall be in an unclassified form but may include a classified annex as necessary.
(c) Implementation report
Not later than 180 days after August 3, 2007, the President shall transmit to the Committee on Armed Services and the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Armed Services and the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate a report on the implementation of this section. The report shall include—
(1)the steps taken to implement the recommendations described in paragraph (3) of subsection (a); and
(2)the progress made toward implementing the matters described in paragraphs (1), (2), and (4) of subsection (a).
(d) GAO reports
The Government Accountability Office shall submit to Congress, for each of fiscal years 2007, 2009, and 2011, a report with its assessment of the progress and effectiveness of the PSI, which shall include an assessment of the measures referred to in subsection (a).
2011—Subsec. (b)(2). Pub. L. 112–81substituted “of each even-numbered year” for “of each year” in introductory provisions.
Assignment of Functions Under Section 1821(c) of the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007
Memorandum of President of the United States, Mar. 28, 2008, 73 F.R. 19957, provided:
Memorandum for the Secretary of State
By virtue of the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, including section
301 of title
3, United States Code, I hereby assign to you the functions of the President under section 1821(c) of the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007 (Public Law 110–53).
In the performance of your responsibility under this memorandum, you shall, as appropriate, consult the heads of other departments and agencies.
You are authorized and directed to publish this memorandum in the Federal Register.
George W. Bush.
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