May 11, 2012
As ordered reported by the House Committee on Homeland Security on March 28, 2012
CBO estimates that implementing H.R. 2764 would have no significant cost to the federal government. Enacting the legislation would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.
H.R. 2764 would direct the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), through the Office of Intelligence and Analysis (OIA), to undertake various activities to combat the threat of weapons of mass destruction. Those efforts would include assessments and analyses of threats and the sharing of such reports with federal, state, local, and tribal authorities as well as other stakeholders. The requirements of H.R. 2764 are similar to the ongoing activities of OIA and other offices within the department, therefore, CBO estimates that implementing the bill would not significantly affect spending by DHS.
Because CBO does not provide estimates for classified programs, this estimate addresses only the budgetary effects of unclassified activities. It is possible there could be costs to classified programs, but CBO does not provide such estimates.
H.R. 2764 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act and would impose no costs on state, local, or tribal governments.