S. 1281 would direct the Department of Homeland Security to establish a pilot program to improve the security of the department’s information technology systems. The act would authorize the appropriation of $250,000 for fiscal year 2019 for the pilot program. Assuming appropriation of that amount, CBO estimates that implementing S. 1281 would cost $250,000.
Enacting the legislation 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 2029.
S. 1281 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act.
On October 20, 2017, CBO transmitted a cost estimate for S. 1281 as ordered reported by the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs on October 4, 2017. CBO’s estimates of the budgetary effects of the two versions of the legislation are the same.