Legislation

Federal

H.R. 206:    State Defense Force Improvement Act

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Status: Did Not Pass

Last Action: Jan 12, 2010: Referred to the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Unconventional Threats and Capabilities

Source: Gov Track US

Previous Bills:

  • 2011 – H. R. 2025 (Border States Security Improvement Act) – Click Here to ReadDid Not Pass
  • 2008 – H.R. 5658 (Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009) Sec. 1066 – Click Here to ReadDid Not Pass

Department of Defense Inspector General Evaluation

The report is a assessment of the capabilities of The State Defense Forces and possible recommendations of further usage and integration with US Military.  The evaluation was started in 2010 and is nearly completion.

According To The Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Estimations Report – The government states the mission of The State Defense Force Evaluation Report

The focus and scope of the assessment is limited to addressing
Congressional concerns and identifying impediments of effective DoD monitoring and
support to the SDF program. The scope also includes identifying the relevance and
appropriateness of the SDF program in a post 9/11 domestic national security environment
and whether the SDF program has potential for service given domestic threats to national
security.

Status:  RELEASED – PDF File (Click To Download)

News Updates

12/3/2013 – DOD IG Report Update – Link

8/14/2013 – DOD IG Report Update – Link

1/15/2013 – DOD IG SDF Evaluation Report Postponed – Link

8/25/2012 – DOD IG SDF Evaluation Update – Link

3/27/2012 – DOD Inspector General SDF Evaluation Report update – Link