H.R. 4553 would direct the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to conduct a review of the National Targeting Center in the Department of Homeland Security and the Terrorist Screening Center in the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The review would cover the authorization, funding, management, and operation of the centers, and it would be completed within a year of enactment.
Considering the cost of recent GAO work involving those centers and the level of effort for similar homeland security reports, CBO estimates that implementing the bill would cost $1 million over the 2018-2019 period, assuming 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 H.R. 4553 would not increase direct spending or on-budget deficits in any of the four consecutive 10-year periods beginning in 2028.
H.R. 4553 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act.