S. 1281 would direct the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to establish a pilot program to improve the security of the department’s information technology systems, especially those that are accessible to the public (such as websites for the agencies within DHS). The bill would authorize the appropriation of $250,000 for fiscal year 2018 for the pilot program. Assuming appropriation of that amount, CBO estimates that implementing the bill would cost $250,000.
Enacting the bill would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply. CBO estimates that enacting S. 1281 would not increase net direct spending or on-budget deficits in any of the four consecutive 10-year periods beginning in 2028.
S. 1281 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act.