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(4) Functions of the director.-After submission of recommendations by the Committee under paragraph (3), the Director shall report on the recommendations of the Committee and Director to Congress, in the EGovernment report under section 3606 of title 44 (as added by this Act) [44 U.S.C.A. § 3606].
(5) Authorization of appropriations.-There are authorized to be appropriated for the development, maintenance, and operation of the Governmentwide repository and website under this subsection
(A) $2,000,000 in each of the fiscal years 2003 through 2005; and
(B) such sums as are necessary in each of the fiscal years 2006 and 2007.
§ 3504. Authority and functions of Director
(a)(1) The Director [of OMB] shall oversee the use of information resources to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of governmental operations to serve agency missions, including burden reduction and service delivery to the public. In performing such oversight, the Director shall
(A) develop, coordinate and oversee the implementation of Federal information resources management policies, principles, standards, and guidelines; and
(B) provide direction and oversee—
(i) the review and approval of the collection of information and the reduction of the information collection burden;
(ii) agency dissemination of and public access to information;
(iii) statistical activities;
(iv) records management activities;
confidentiality, security, dis-
(2) The authority of the Director under this chapter shall be exercised consistent with applicable law.
(b) With respect to general information resources management policy, the Director shall—
(1) develop and oversee the implementation of uniform information resources management policies, principles, standards, and guidelines;
(2) foster greater sharing, dissemination, and access to public information, including through(A) the use of the Government Information Locator Service; and
(B) the development and utilization of common standards for information collection, storage, processing and communication, including standards for security, interconnectivity and interoperability; (3) initiate and review proposals for changes in legislation, regulations, and agency procedures to improve information resources management practices;
(4) oversee the development and implementation of best practices in information resources management, including training; and
(5) oversee agency integration of program and management functions with information resources management functions.
(c) With respect to the collection of information and the control of paperwork, the Director shall(1) review and approve proposed agency collections of information;
(2) coordinate the review of the collection of information associated with Federal procurement and acquisition by the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs with the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, with particular emphasis on applying information technology to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of Federal procurement, acquisition and payment, and to reduce information collection burdens on the public;
(3) minimize the Federal information collection burden, with particular emphasis on those individuals and entities most adversely affected;
(4) maximize the practical utility of and public benefit from information collected by or for the Federal Government; and
(5) establish and oversee standards and guidelines by which agencies are to estimate the burden to comply with a proposed collection of information.
(6) publish in the Federal Register and make available on the Internet (in consultation with the Small Business Administration) on an annual basis a list of the compliance assistance resources available to small
businesses, with the first such publication occurring not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of the Small Business Paperwork Relief Act of 2002.
(d) With respect to information dissemination, the Director shall develop and oversee the implementation of policies, principles, standards, and guidelines to—
(1) apply to Federal agency dissemination of public information, regardless of the form or format in which such information is disseminated; and
(2) promote public access to public information and fulfill the purposes of this chapter, including through the effective use of information technology.
(e) With respect to statistical policy and coordination, the Director shall
(1) coordinate the activities of the Federal statistical system to ensure—
(A) the efficiency and effectiveness of the
(B) the integrity, objectivity, impartiality, utility,
(2) ensure that budget proposals of agencies are consistent with system-wide priorities for maintaining and improving the quality of Federal statistics and prepare an annual report on statistical program funding;
(3) develop and oversee the implementation of Governmentwide policies, principles, standards, and guidelines concerning—
(A) statistical collection procedures and methods; (B) statistical data classification;
(C) statistical information presentation and dissemination;
(D) timely release of statistical data; and
(E) such statistical data sources as may be required for the administration of Federal programs;
(4) evaluate statistical program performance and agency compliance with Governmentwide policies, principles, standards and guidelines;
(5) promote the sharing of information collected for statistical purposes consistent with privacy rights and confidentiality pledges;
(6) coordinate the participation of the United States in international statistical activities, including the development of comparable statistics;
(7) appoint a chief statistician who is a trained and experienced professional statistician to carry out the functions described under this subsection;
(8) carrying out the functions under this subsection that shall—
(A) be headed by the chief statistician; and
(B) consist of—
(i) the heads of the
(ii) representatives of other statistical
agencies under rotating membership; and
(9) provide opportunities for training in statistical policy functions to employees of the Federal Government under which—
(A) each trainee shall be selected at the discretion of the Director based on agency requests and shall serve under the chief statistician for at least 6 months and not more than 1 year; and
(B) all costs of the training shall be paid by the agency requesting training.
(f) With respect to records management, the Director shall—
(1) provide advice and assistance to the Archivist of the United States and the Administrator of General Services to promote coordination in the administration of chapters 29, 31, and 33 of this title with the information resources management policies, principles, standards, and guidelines established under this subchapter;
(2) review compliance by agencies with
(A) the requirements of chapters 29, 31, and 33 of this title; and
(B) regulations promulgated by the Archivist of the United States and the Administrator of General Services; and
(3) oversee the application of records management policies, principles, standards, and guidelines, including requirements for archiving information maintained in electronic format, in the planning and design of information systems.
(g) With respect to privacy and security, the Director shall
(1) develop and oversee the implementation of policies, principles, standards, and guidelines on privacy, confidentiality, security, disclosure and sharing of information collected or maintained by or for agencies; and
(2) oversee and coordinate compliance with sections 552 and 552a of title 5, sections 20 and 21 of the National Institute of Standards and Technology Act (15
U.S.C. 278g-3 and 278g-4), section 11331 of title 40 and subchapter II of this title, and related information management laws.
(h) With respect to Federal information technology, the Director shall
(1) in consultation with the Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the Administrator of General Services
(A) develop and oversee the implementation of policies, principles, standards, and guidelines for information technology functions and activities of the Federal Government, including periodic evaluations of major information systems; and (B) oversee the development and implementation of standards under section 11331 of title 40; (2) monitor the effectiveness of, and compliance with, directives issued under subtitle III of title 40 and directives issued under section 322 of title 40;
(3) coordinate the development and review by the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs of policy associated with Federal procurement and acquisition of information technology with the Office of Federal Procurement Policy;
(4) ensure, through the review of agency budget proposals, information resources management plans and other means—
(A) agency integration of information resources management plans, program plans and budgets for acquisition and use of information technol
(B) the efficiency and effectiveness of inter-agency information technology initiatives to improve agency performance and the accomplishment of agency missions; and
(5) promote the use of information technology by the Federal Government to improve the productivity, efficiency, and effectiveness of Federal programs, including through dissemination of public information and the reduction of information collection burdens on the public.
$ 3515. Administrative powers
Upon the request of the Director, each agency (other than an independent regulatory agency) shall, to the extent practicable, make its services, personnel, and facilities available to the Director for the performance of functions under this subchapter.
Management and Promotion of Electronic Government Services (44 U.S.C. Chapter 36)
3603. Chief Information Officers Council
§ 3603. Chief Information Officers Council
(a) There is established in the executive branch a Chief Information Officers Council.
(b) The members of the Council shall be as follows: (1) The Deputy Director for Management of the Office of Management and Budget, who shall act as chairperson of the Council. (2) The Administrator of the Office of Electronic Government.
(3) The Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs.
(4) The chief information officer of each agency described under section 901(b) of title 31.
multiagency projects and other innovative initiatives to improve Government performance through the use of information technology.
(4) Promote the development and use of common performance measures for agency information resources management under this chapter and title II of the EGovernment Act of 2002.
(5) Work as appropriate with the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the Administrator to develop recommendations on information technology standards developed under section 20 of the National Institute of Standards and Technology Act (15 U.S.C. 278g-3) and promulgated under section 11331 of title 40, and maximize the use of commercial standards as appropriate, including the following:
(A) Standards and guidelines for interconnectivity and interoperability as described under section 3504.
(B) Consistent with the process under section 207(d) of the E-Government Act of 2002, standards and guidelines for categorizing Federal Government electronic information to enable efficient use of technologies, such as through the use of extensible markup language.
(C) Standards and guidelines for Federal Government computer system efficiency and security.
(6) Work with the Office of Personnel Management to assess and address the hiring, training, classification, and professional development needs of the Government related to information resources manage
Atomic Energy Defense Provisions (50 U.S.C. §§ 2672, 2673)
§ 2672. Protection against inadvertent release of restricted data and formerly restricted data
(a) Plan for protection against release
The Secretary of Energy and the Archivist of the United States shall, after consultation with the members of the National Security Council and in consultation with the Secretary of Defense and the heads of other appropriate Federal agencies, develop a plan to prevent the inadvertent release of records containing Restricted Data or Formerly Restricted Data during the automatic declassification of records under Executive Order No. 12958 (50 U.S.C. 435 note).
(b) Plan elements
The plan under subsection (a) of this section shall include the following:
(1) The actions to be taken in order to ensure that records subject to Executive Order No. 12958 are reviewed on a page-by-page basis for Restricted Data and Formerly Restricted Data unless they have been determined to be highly unlikely to contain Restricted Data or Formerly Restricted Data.
(2) The criteria and process by which documents are determined to be highly unlikely to contain Restricted Data or Formerly Restricted Data.
(3) The actions to be taken in order to ensure proper training, supervision, and evaluation of personnel engaged in declassification under that Executive order so that such personnel recognize Restricted Data and Formerly Restricted Data.
(4) The extent to which automated declassification technologies will be used under that Executive order to protect Restricted Data and Formerly Restricted Data from inadvertent release.
(5) Procedures for periodic review and evaluation by the Secretary of Energy, in consultation with the Director of the Information Security Oversight Office of the National Archives and Records Administration, of compliance by Federal agencies with the plan.
(6) Procedures for resolving disagreements among Federal agencies regarding declassification procedures and decisions under the plan.
(7) The funding, personnel, and other resources. required to carry out the plan.
(8) A timetable for implementation of the plan. (c) Limitation on declassification of certain records
(1) Effective on October 17, 1998, and except as provided in paragraph (3), a record referred to in subsection (a) of this section may not be declassified unless the agency having custody of the record reviews the record on a page-by-page basis to ensure that the record does not contain Restricted Data or Formerly Restricted Data.
(2) Any record determined as a result of a review under paragraph (1) to contain Restricted Data or Formerly Restricted Data may not be declassified until the Secretary of Energy, in conjunction with the head of the agency having custody of the record, determines that the document is suitable for declassification.
(3) After the date occurring 60 days after the submission of the plan required by subsection (a) of this section to the committees referred to in paragraphs (1) and (2) of subsection (d) of this section, the requirement under paragraph (1) to review a record on a page-by-page basis shall not apply in the case of a record determined, under the actions specified in the plan pursuant to subsection (b)(1) of this section, to be a record that is highly unlikely to contain Restricted Data or Formerly Restricted Data.