|WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed H.R. 2066, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Intelligence Rotational Assignment Program Act of 2019, which was introduced by Rep. Mike Gallagher on April, 3, 2019. With the goal of improving collaboration across different intelligence offices, H.R. 2066 authorizes an Intelligence Rotational Analyst Program and requires DHS officials to incentivize education and cross training of intelligence analysts.
After passage of the bill, Rep. Gallagher released the following statement:
“Evidence shows that a lack of intra-agency communication can lead to major security breaches. I know first-hand that success in the field requires information sharing at all levels, and we must do all we can to strengthen participation in programs that seek to encourage this type of cross pollination.
“By requiring DHS to incentivize and promote participation in its current rotational program, my legislation will not only increase involvement, but ensure that intelligence analysts are rewarded for taking steps to better understand the DHS intelligence enterprise. I’m grateful to my House colleagues for supporting this bill, and urge my Senate colleagues to pass this legislation.”
This legislation also passed the House last Congress with unanimous support.