6 USC 195h: National Urban Security Technology Laboratory
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6 USC 195h: National Urban Security Technology Laboratory Text contains those laws in effect on June 22, 2024
From Title 6-DOMESTIC SECURITYCHAPTER 1-HOMELAND SECURITY ORGANIZATIONSUBCHAPTER III-SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN SUPPORT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
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§195h. National Urban Security Technology Laboratory

(a) In general

The Secretary, acting through the Under Secretary for Science and Technology, shall designate the laboratory described in subsection (b) as an additional laboratory pursuant to the authority under section 188(c)(2) of this title. Such laboratory shall be used to test and evaluate emerging technologies and conduct research and development to assist emergency response providers in preparing for, and protecting against, threats of terrorism.

(b) Laboratory described

The laboratory described in this subsection is the laboratory-

(1) known, as of December 27, 2021, as the National Urban Security Technology Laboratory; and

(2) transferred to the Department pursuant to section 183(1)(E) of this title.

(c) Laboratory activities

The National Urban Security Technology Laboratory shall-

(1) conduct tests, evaluations, and assessments of current and emerging technologies, including, as appropriate, the cybersecurity of such technologies that can connect to the internet, for emergency response providers;

(2) act as a technical advisor to emergency response providers; and

(3) carry out other such activities as the Secretary determines appropriate.

(d) Rule of construction

Nothing in this section may be construed as affecting in any manner the authorities or responsibilities of the Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office of the Department.

(Pub. L. 107–296, title III, §322, as added Pub. L. 117–81, div. F, title LXIV, §6406(a), Dec. 27, 2021, 135 Stat. 2402 .)