H.R. 6237 would authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2018 and 2019 for intelligence activities of the U.S. government, the Intelligence 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.
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. On that limited basis, CBO estimates that implementing the unclassified provisions of the bill would cost $1.1 billion over the 2019-2023 period, subject to appropriation of the specified and estimated amounts.
In addition, enacting the bill also would affect direct spending by making changes to CIARDS that would enhance the benefits offered to certain annuitants; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures apply. However, CBO estimates that those effects would be less than $500,000 over the 2019-2028 period.
CBO estimates that enacting H.R. 6237 would not significantly increase net direct spending or on-budget deficits in any of the four consecutive 10-year periods beginning in 2029.
H.R. 6237 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (UMRA).