Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimate: S. 3662: Implementing the Controlled Unclassified Information Framework Act of 2008 [open pdf - 26KB]
"S. 3662 would amend federal law concerning the security classification of government documents. The legislation would establish a Controlled Unclassified Information Office within the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) to develop regulations and procedures for designating and releasing government information that is sensitive but not classified. In addition, the legislation would establish a council to advise NARA, require training for federal employees on using classifications, and require audits by inspectors general on the proper use of information-control designations. The bill also would authorize the appropriation of $14.5 million for NARA over the 2009-2103 period. Assuming appropriation of the specified and necessary amounts, CBO estimates that developing and implementing the new regulations, providing training, and conducting the required audits would cost $18 million in 2009 and $60 million over the 2009-2013 period. Although the legislation could affect agencies not funded through annual appropriations (such as the Tennessee Valley Authority or the U.S. Postal Service), CBO estimates that any net increase in spending by those agencies would not be significant. As a result, enacting the bill would have no significant impact on direct spending or revenues. S. 3662 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (UMRA) and would not affect the budgets of state, local, or tribal governments."
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