Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimate: H.R. 263, Cybersecurity Education Enhancement Act of 2008 [open pdf - 15KB]
This Congressional Budget Office (CBO) cost estimate addresses H.R. 263, Cybersecurity Education Enhancement Act of 2008. From the Summary: "H.R. 263 would authorize the appropriation of $5 million for each of fiscal years 2009 and 2010 for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to make grants to institutions of higher education to establish or expand cybersecurity programs. In addition, the bill would direct DHS to establish a fellowship program for nonfederal employees to work temporarily in the department's National Cybersecurity Division. CBO estimates that implementing the bill would cost about $11 million over the 2009-2013 period, subject to appropriation of the necessary amounts. Enacting H.R. 263 would not affect direct spending or revenues. H.R. 263 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (UMRA) and would impose no costs on state, local or tribal governments."
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