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SA 2682. Ms. COLLINS (for herself and Mr. Lieberman) submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by her to the bill H.R. 2847, making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce and Justice, and Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2010, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

On page 170, between lines 19 and 20, insert the following:
Sec. 220. Not later than 60 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Attorney General, the Secretary of Homeland Security, and the Secretary of the Treasury shall jointly prepare and submit a report to the Committees on Appropriations of the Senate and the House of Representatives, the Committees on the Judiciary of the Senate and the House of Representatives, the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the Senate, and the Committee on
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Homeland Security of the House of Representatives. The report required under this section shall include--
(1) an explicit plan establishing specific and detailed milestones for accomplishing the joint investment and infrastructure sharing goals of the Integrated Wireless Network funded in this title under the heading ``Tactical Law enforcement Wireless Communications'', with dates for the planned completion of such goals and the funds linked to achieving those milestones;
(2) a description of the technical standards and logical integration points between the law enforcement and emergency communications systems of the Department of Justice, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Department of the Treasury needed to support and achieve interoperability between the respective communications systems when interoperability is required for tactical reasons or emergency situations; and
(3) an explanation of how the Integrated Wireless Network concept will promote interoperability with other federal departments and State and local governments, including an explanation of how an Integrated Wireless Network will be included in the framework of the Emergency Communications Preparedness Center.


(As printed in the Congressional Record for the Senate on Oct 13, 2009.)