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[121 STAT. 412]
[121 STAT. 412]
PUBLIC LAW 110-000—MMMM. DD, 2007

121 STAT. 412

PUBLIC LAW 110–53—AUG. 3, 2007

(F) research technologies that mitigate damages in the event of a cyber attack; and (G) research other technologies or methods for reducing or deterring terrorist attacks against public transportation systems, or mitigating damage from such attacks. (d) PRIVACY AND CIVIL RIGHTS AND CIVIL LIBERTIES ISSUES.— (1) CONSULTATION.—In carrying out research and development projects under this section, the Secretary shall consult with the Chief Privacy Officer of the Department and the Officer for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties of the Department, as appropriate, and in accordance with section 222 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 142). (2) PRIVACY IMPACT ASSESSMENTS.—In accordance with sections 222 and 705 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 142; 345), the Chief Privacy Officer shall conduct privacy impact assessments and the Officer for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties shall conduct reviews, as appropriate, for research and development initiatives developed under this section. (e) REPORTING REQUIREMENT.—Each entity that is awarded a grant or contract under this section shall report annually to the Department on the use of grant or contract funds received under this section to ensure that the awards made are expended in accordance with the purposes of this title and the priorities developed by the Secretary. (f) COORDINATION.—The Secretary shall ensure that the research is consistent with the priorities established in the National Strategy for Public Transportation Security and is coordinated, to the extent practicable, with other Federal, State, local, tribal, and private sector public transportation, railroad, commuter railroad, and over-the-road bus research initiatives to leverage resources and avoid unnecessary duplicative efforts. (g) RETURN OF MISSPENT GRANT OR CONTRACT FUNDS.—If the Secretary determines that a grantee or contractor used any portion of the grant or contract funds received under this section for a purpose other than the allowable uses specified under subsection (c), the grantee or contractor shall return any amount so used to the Treasury of the United States. (h) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.—There are authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary to make grants under this section— (1) such sums as necessary for fiscal year 2007; (2) $25,000,000 for fiscal year 2008; (3) $25,000,000 for fiscal year 2009; (4) $25,000,000 for fiscal year 2010; and (5) $25,000,000 for fiscal year 2011. 6 USC 1139.


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(a) INTELLIGENCE SHARING.—The Secretary shall ensure that the Department of Transportation receives appropriate and timely notification of all credible terrorist threats against public transportation assets in the United States. (b) INFORMATION SHARING ANALYSIS CENTER.— (1) AUTHORIZATION.—The Secretary shall provide for the reasonable costs of the Information Sharing and Analysis Center for Public Transportation (referred to in this subsection as the ‘‘ISAC’’). (2) PARTICIPATION.—The Secretary—

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