Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimate: H.R. 4842: Homeland Security Science and Technology Authorization Act of 2010   [open pdf - 17KB]

"H.R. 4842 would authorize the appropriation of about $1.1 billion for fiscal year 2011 and about $1.2 billion for 2012 for the Directorate of Science and Technology in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The bill also would authorize the appropriation of about $306 million for 2011 and $315 million for 2012 for the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office in DHS. Assuming appropriation of the authorized amounts, CBO estimates that implementing the bill would cost $2.9 billion over the 2011-2015 period. In addition, H.R. 4842 would establish a Commission on the Protection of Critical Electric and Electronic Infrastructures. Because the bill would authorize the commission to accept and use gifts, enacting the legislation could have a negligible impact on offsetting receipts and associated direct spending. Therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures would apply to the legislation. Enacting H.R. 4842 would not affect revenues. H.R. 4842 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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