S. 754 would authorize the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to develop and implement a pilot program at between 5 to 10 community colleges to provide scholarships to eligible students pursuing an associate’s degree in cybersecurity under the CyberCorps Scholarship-for-Service (CyberCorps SFS) program. The bill also would permanently extend support for cybersecurity education in primary and secondary schools, modify the evaluation and reporting requirements for the CyberCorps SFS program, and require the NSF and OPM to develop and maintain online resources for prospective scholarship recipients.
Based on information provided by the NSF on existing program costs, CBO estimates that implementing S. 754 would cost $6 million over the 2018-2022 period; such spending would be subject to the availability of appropriated funds.
Enacting the bill would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.
CBO estimates that enacting S. 754 would not increase net direct spending or on-budget deficits in any of the four consecutive 10-year periods beginning in 2028.
S. 754 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.