H.R. 3941 would establish a Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program within the General Services Administration. That program would establish a standardized approach throughout the government for acquiring and using security assessment and cloud computing products and services. H.R. 3941 would authorize the appropriation of $20 million annually for this program.
The bill also would establish the Federal Secure Cloud Advisory Committee. Composed of 15 members, the committee would examine how the cloud process could be improved. Using information about the cost of other advisory committees, CBO estimates implementing this provision would cost about $3 million over the 2020-2025 period.
Assuming appropriation of the specified and estimated amounts, CBO estimates that in total, implementing H.R. 3941 would cost $100 million over the 2020-2025 period, primarily to carry out the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program. The costs of the legislation (detailed in Table 1) fall within budget function 800 (general government).