H.R. 2596 would authorize appropriations for fiscal 2016 for intelligence activities of the U.S. government, for the Intelligence Community Management Account (ICMA), and for the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System (CIARDS).
CBO does not provide estimates for classified programs; therefore, this estimate addresses only the unclassified aspects of the bill. On that limited basis, CBO estimates that implementing the unclassified provisions of the bill would cost about $660 million over the 2016-2020 period, subject to appropriation of the specified and estimated amounts. Enacting H.R. 2596 would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.
The bill contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (UMRA) and would not affect the budgets of state, local, or tribal governments.
ESTIMATED COSTS TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
The estimated budgetary effects of H.R. 2596 are shown in the following table. The costs of this legislation fall within budget function 050 (national defense).