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Brooks Automatic Data Processing Act, Pub. L. No. 89-306, H.R. 4845 (Oct. 30, 1965).

Overview[edit | edit source]

The Act vested certain overall ADP management responsibilities in the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) (then "Bureau of the Budget"), the General Services Administration (GSA), and the National Bureau of Standards (NBS) — now the Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

The Act directed GSA to coordinate and provide for the economic and efficient acquisition of the Government's ADP equipment subject to fiscal and policy control established by OMB.

The Act authorized the Secretary of Commerce (through the NBS) to provide agencies and GSA with scientific and advisory services relating to ADP systems and to make recommendations to the President relative to the establishment of uniform ADP standards. It also gave the NBS responsibilities for developing automatic data processing standards and guidelines pertaining to federal computer systems.

The Paperwork Reduction Reauthorization Act of 1986 expanded and clarified its scope to include telecommunications resources, software, and computer-related services such as computer service bureaus and contract programming.

The Act was repealed by the Clinger-Cohen Act of 1996.

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