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(a) Short term transition.--
(1) In general.--Within 180 days after the date of enactment of the Aviation and Transportation Security Act, the Under Secretary for Transportation Security may, in consultation with Congress--
(A) establish acceptable levels of performance for aviation security, including screening operations and access control, and
(B) provide Congress with an action plan, containing measurable goals and milestones, that outlines how those levels of performance will be achieved.
(2) Basics of action plan.--The action plan shall clarify the responsibilities of the Transportation Security Administration, the Federal Aviation Administration and any other agency or organization that may have a role in ensuring the safety and security of the civil air transportation system.
(b) Long-term results-based management.--
(1) Performance plan and report.--
(A) Performance plan.--
(i) Each year, consistent with the requirements of the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA), the Secretary and the Under Secretary for Transportation Security shall agree on a performance plan for the succeeding 5 years that establishes measurable goals and objectives for aviation security. The plan shall identify action steps necessary to achieve such goals.
(ii) In addition to meeting the requirements of GPRA, the performance plan should clarify the responsibilities of the Secretary, the Under Secretary for Transportation Security and any other agency or organization that may have a role in ensuring the safety and security of the civil air transportation system.
(B) Performance report.--Each year, consistent with the requirements of GPRA, the Under Secretary for Transportation Security shall prepare and submit to Congress an annual report including an evaluation of the extent goals and objectives were met. The report shall include the results achieved during the year relative to the goals established in the performance plan.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - 49 U.S.C. § 44942 - U.S. Code - Unannotated Title 49. Transportation § 44942. Performance goals and objectives - last updated January 01, 2018 | https://codes.findlaw.com/us/title-49-transportation/49-usc-sect-44942.html
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