H.R. 4921 would require the Surface Transportation Board (STB) to develop a plan to comply with recommendations made by the Department of Transportation’s inspector general regarding its information security system. The bill would require the STB to report annually to the Congress on the status of its compliance with the inspector general’s report.
Under current law, CBO expects that the STB will implement the inspector general’s recommendations regarding its information security system. The agency has already hired an employee to manage and implement the plan. As a result, CBO estimates that implementing the provisions of H.R. 4921 would have no significant effect on the federal budget over the 2018-2022 period.
Enacting H.R. 4921 would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.
CBO estimates that enacting H.R. 4921 would not increase net direct spending or on-budget deficits in any of the four consecutive 10-year periods beginning in 2028.
H.R. 4921 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act.