“(a) In General.—
Not later than one year after the date of the enactment of this Act [Oct. 17, 2020], the Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall establish within the Office of Information and Technology of the Department of Veterans Affairs an Office of Research Reviews (in this section referred to as the ‘Office’).
“(b) Elements.—The Office shall do the following:
Perform centralized security reviews and complete security processes for approved research sponsored outside the Department, with a focus on multi-site clinical trials.
Develop and maintain a list of commercially available software preferred for use in sponsored clinical trials of the Department and ensure such list is maintained as part of the official approved software products list of the Department.
Develop benchmarks for appropriate timelines for security reviews conducted by the Office.
“(1) In general.—
Not later than one year after the establishment of the Office, the Office shall submit to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs of the Senate and the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs of the House of Representatives a report on the activity of the Office.
“(2) Elements.—The report required by paragraph (1) shall include, at a minimum, the following:
The number of security reviews completed.
The number of personnel assigned for performing the functions described in subsection (b).”