July 3, 2014
As ordered reported by the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs on May 21, 2014
S. 2354 would provide the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with enhanced authorities to hire and compensate DHS employees who perform roles that are necessary for the department to complete its cybersecurity mission. The bill also would require DHS to identify critical cybersecurity positions within the department that are vacant, and to report annually over the next five years on its efforts to fill those positions. Assuming appropriation of the necessary amounts, CBO estimates that implementing the bill would cost $104 million over the 2015-2019 period.