The Unifying DHS Intelligence Enterprise Act passed the House of Representatives on Thursday with the intention of synchronizing intelligence sharing and improving coordination across the department.
The bill requires the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Chief Intelligence Officer (CINT) to establish a homeland intelligence doctrine for the department. Additionally, the bill ensures the CINT will have dedicated staff.
The goal of the bill is to ensure all of the component entities at the DHS are speaking the same language, using the same tradecraft, and disseminating their products to the appropriate stakeholders, which include both the Intelligence Community and State and local partners.
“At a time of heightened threats to our security at home and abroad, we must equip the men and women of DHS to easily and effectively do their jobs as they stand on the frontlines protecting our country, patrolling our border, and enforcing our laws,” said sponsor Rep. Mark Green (R-Tenn.).