As reported by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on August 18, 2017
S. 1761 would authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2018 for intelligence activities of the U.S. government, the Intelligence Community Management Account (ICMA), and the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System (CIARDS). The bill also would create or modify other programs across the intelligence community and provide higher rates of pay to certain employees across the entire federal government.
CBO does not provide estimates for classified programs; therefore, this estimate addresses only the unclassified aspects of the bill. In addition, CBO cannot provide estimates for certain provisions in the unclassified portion of the bill because they concern classified programs. Finally, we are not able, at this time, to estimate the cost of a provision that would increase the pay rates for employees of the federal government who work in cyber security. On that limited basis, CBO estimates that implementing the unclassified provisions of the bill would cost $562 million over the 2018-2022 period, subject to appropriation of the specified and estimated amounts.
In addition, enacting the bill also would affect spending by agencies not funded through annual appropriations; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures apply. CBO estimates that any net increase in spending by those agencies would be insignificant over the 2018-2027 period. Enacting S. 1761 would not affect revenues.
CBO estimates that enacting S. 1761 would not significantly increase net direct spending or on-budget deficits in any of the four consecutive 10-year periods beginning in 2028.
S. 1761 would impose intergovernmental mandates, as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (UMRA), on state, local, and tribal governments by preempting information disclosure laws that would otherwise require governmental agencies participating in the program to disclose information about those activities, such as the sharing of cybersecurity information. Although the preemption would limit the application of state and local laws and regulations, CBO estimates that the preemptions would impose no duty on state or local governments that would result in additional spending or a loss of revenues.
S. 1761 contains no private-sector mandates as defined in UMRA.