MEGABYTE ACT OF 2015; Congressional Record Vol. 162, No. 109
(Senate - July 07, 2016)

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                          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.

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