Friday, July 29

Signed Legislation: MEGABYTE Act of 2016


One Hundred Fourteenth Congress
of the

United States of America

Begun and held at the City of Washington on Monday,

An Act
the fourth day of January, two thousand and sixteen

To require the Director of the Office of Management and Budget to issue a directive on the management of software licenses, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

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    This Act may be cited as the ``Making Electronic Government Accountable By Yielding Tangible
Efficiencies Act of 2016'' or the
``MEGABYTE Act of 2016''.


    (a) Definition.--In this section--
        (1) the term ``Director'' means the Director of the Office of Management and Budget; and
        (2) the term ``executive agency'' has the meaning given that term in section 105 of title 5, United States Code.
    (b) OMB Directive.--The Director shall issue a directive to require the Chief Information Officer of each executive agency to develop a
comprehensive software licensing policy, which shall--
        (1) identify clear roles, responsibilities, and central oversight authority within the executive agency for managing
    enterprise software license agreements and commercial software licenses; and
        (2) require the Chief Information Officer of each executive agency to--
            (A) establish a comprehensive inventory, including 80 percent of software license spending and enterprise licenses in
        the executive agency, by identifying and collecting information about software license agreements using automated discovery and
        inventory tools;
            (B) regularly track and maintain software licenses to assist the executive agency in implementing decisions
        throughout the software license management life cycle;
            (C) analyze software usage and other data to make cost-effective decisions;
            (D) provide training relevant to software license management;
            (E) establish goals and objectives of the software license management program of the executive agency; and
            (F) consider the software license management life cycle phases, including the requisition, reception, deployment and
        maintenance, retirement, and disposal phases, to implement effective decisionmaking and incorporate existing standards,
        processes, and metrics.
    (c) Report on Software License Management.--
        (1) In general.--Beginning in the first fiscal year beginning
    after the date of enactment of this Act, and in each of the following 5 fiscal years, the Chief Information Officer of each
    executive agency shall submit to the Director a report on the financial savings or avoidance of spending that resulted from
    improved software license management.
        (2) Availability.--The Director shall make each report submitted under paragraph (1) publically available.

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Vice President of the United States and  
President of the Senate.

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