S. 3437 would direct the Office of Personnel Management to create policies and procedures to allow federal cybersecurity professionals to temporarily move from one agency to another for up to one year. The authority would expire in five years. CBO estimates that implementing S. 3437 would cost less than $500,000 annually over the 2019-2023 period for new regulations, additional staff training, and administrative expenses. Any spending would be subject to the availability of appropriated funds.
Enacting S. 3437 could affect direct spending by some agencies (such as the Tennessee Valley Authority) because they are authorized to use receipts from the sale of goods, fees, and other collections to cover their operating costs; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures apply. Because most of those agencies can make adjustments to the amounts collected, CBO estimates that any net changes in direct spending by those agencies would not be significant. Enacting the bill would not affect revenues.
CBO estimates that enacting S. 3437 would not significantly increase net direct spending or on-budget deficits in any of the four consecutive 10-year periods beginning in 2029.
S. 3437 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act.