H.R. 4398 would direct the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to prepare cost estimates and schedules for its major acquisition programs and to maintain complete and accurate documentation of such projects. The bill’s requirements are largely consistent with existing DHS procurement policies. Therefore, CBO estimates that implementing H.R. 4398 would cost less than $500,000 annually; such spending would be subject to the availability of appropriated funds.
Because enacting the legislation would not affect direct spending or revenues, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply. CBO estimates that enacting H.R. 4398 would not increase net direct spending or on-budget deficits in any of the four consecutive 10-year periods beginning in 2027.
H.R. 4398 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.