This bill expresses the sense of Congress that the U.S. federal agencies should coordinate their assistance to foreign governments for counterterrorism screening. It adds that assistance should be prioritized for countries at the highest-risk for travel by terrorists and foreign fighters.
The Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS) and the State Dept. would be directed to accelerate their plans to provide versions of the following systems to foreign governments:
U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Automated Targeting System;
DHS may offer (with exceptions) surplus nonlethal equipment, supplies, and related training to foreign governments if doing so would:
Further U.S. homeland security interests;
Enhance the foreign government’s capacity to mitigate the threat of terrorism, infectious disease or natural disaster, protect lawful trade and travel, or enforce intellectual property rights.
Before offering any systems, equipment, or supplies to a foreign government, DHS would have to notify Congress. DHS would also report to Congress annually through 2021 regarding foreign government efforts to combat terrorist and foreign fighter travel.