The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee has approved:
* S-731, to allow CBP to waive polygraph testing requirements when hiring veterans or current or former federal or lower-level law enforcement officers who already have certain security credentials;
* S-734, to set new security standards for devices that agencies purchase that are connectible to the “Internet of Things.”
* S-1004, to authorize the hiring of 600 additional CBP officers and associated support staff for ports of entry per year until a staffing shortfall of 3,700 officers is eliminated.
* S-1869, to require new scrutiny of ownership of building space leased by federal agencies, in particular whether there is foreign ownership of space where secure activities are conducted.