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[121 STAT. 548]
[121 STAT. 548]
PUBLIC LAW 110-000—MMMM. DD, 2007

121 STAT. 548

PUBLIC LAW 110–53—AUG. 3, 2007 (9) Title III of this Act.

6 USC 121 note.



(a) DEMONSTRATION PROJECT REQUIRED.—Not later than 120 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Homeland Security shall— (1) establish a demonstration project to conduct demonstrations of security management systems that— (A) shall use a management system standards approach; and (B) may be integrated into quality, safety, environmental and other internationally adopted management systems; and (2) enter into one or more agreements with a private sector entity to conduct such demonstrations of security management systems. (b) SECURITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM DEFINED.—In this section, the term ‘security management system’ means a set of guidelines that address the security assessment needs of critical infrastructure and key resources that are consistent with a set of generally accepted management standards ratified and adopted by a standards making body.



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(a) RESPONSIBILITIES.—Section 701(a) of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 341) is amended— (1) by inserting ‘‘The Under Secretary for Management shall serve as the Chief Management Officer and principal advisor to the Secretary on matters related to the management of the Department, including management integration and transformation in support of homeland security operations and programs.’’ before ‘‘The Secretary’’; (2) by striking paragraph (7) and inserting the following: ‘‘(7) Strategic management planning and annual performance planning and identification and tracking of performance measures relating to the responsibilities of the Department.’’; and (3) by striking paragraph (9), and inserting the following: ‘‘(9) The management integration and transformation process, as well as the transition process, to ensure an efficient and orderly consolidation of functions and personnel in the Department and transition, including— ‘‘(A) the development of a management integration strategy for the Department, and ‘‘(B) before December 1 of any year in which a Presidential election is held, the development of a transition and succession plan, to be made available to the incoming Secretary and Under Secretary for Management, to guide the transition of management functions to a new Administration.’’. (b) APPOINTMENT AND EVALUATION.—Section 701 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 341), as amended by subsection (a), is further amended by adding at the end the following: ‘‘(c) APPOINTMENT AND EVALUATION.—The Under Secretary for Management shall— ‘‘(1) be appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, from among persons who have—

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