July 7, 2016 - Issue: Vol. 162, No. 109 — Daily Edition114th Congress (2015 - 2016) - 2nd Session
MEGABYTE ACT OF 2015; Congressional Record Vol. 162, No. 109
(Senate - July 07, 2016)
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[Page S4922] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] MEGABYTE ACT OF 2015 Mr. McCONNELL. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the Senate proceed to the immediate consideration of Calendar No. 533, S. 2340. The PRESIDING OFFICER. The clerk will report the bill by title. The senior assistant legislative clerk read as follows: A bill (S. 2340) to require the Director of the Office of Management and Budget to issue a directive on the management of software licenses, and for other purposes. There being no objection, the Senate proceeded to consider the bill, which had been reported from the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, with an amendment to strike all after the enacting clause and insert in lieu thereof the following: SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the ``Making Electronic Government Accountable By Yielding Tangible Efficiencies Act of 2016'' or the ``MEGABYTE Act of 2016''. SEC. 2. OMB DIRECTIVE ON MANAGEMENT OF SOFTWARE LICENSES. (a) Definitions.--In this section-- (1) the term ``Director'' means the Director of the Office of Management and Budget; and (2) the term ``Executive agency'' has the meaning given that term in section 105 of title 5, United States Code. (b) OMB Directive.--The Director shall issue a directive to require the Chief Information Officer of each Executive agency to develop a comprehensive software licensing policy, which shall-- (1) identify clear roles, responsibilities, and central oversight authority within the Executive agency for managing enterprise software license agreements and commercial software licenses; and (2) require the Chief Information Officer of each Executive agency to-- (A) establish a comprehensive inventory, including 80 percent of software license spending and enterprise licenses in the Executive agency, by identifying and collecting information about software license agreements using automated discovery and inventory tools; (B) regularly track and maintain software licenses to assist the Executive agency in implementing decisions throughout the software license management life cycle; (C) analyze software usage and other data to make cost- effective decisions; (D) provide training relevant to software license management; (E) establish goals and objectives of the software license management program of the Executive agency; and (F) consider the software license management life cycle phases, including the requisition, reception, deployment and maintenance, retirement, and disposal phases, to implement effective decision-making and incorporate existing standards, processes, and metrics. (c) Report on Software License Management.-- (1) In general.--Beginning in the first fiscal year beginning after the date of enactment of this Act, and in each of the following 5 fiscal years, the Chief Information Officer of each Executive agency shall submit to the Director a report on the financial savings or avoidance of spending that resulted from improved software license management. (2) Availability.--The Director shall make each report submitted under paragraph (1) publically available. Mr. McCONNELL. I ask unanimous consent that the committee-reported substitute amendment be agreed to, the bill, as amended, be read a third time and passed, and the motion to reconsider be considered made and laid upon the table. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. The committee-reported amendment in the nature of a substitute was agreed to. The bill (S. 2340), as amended, was ordered to be engrossed for a third reading, was read the third time, and passed. ____________________