Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimate: H.R. 6193: Improving Public Access to Documents Act of 2008   [open pdf - 49KB]

"H.R. 5983 would direct the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to improve the security of its computer networks and increase oversight of contractors that provide network services to the department. Assuming appropriation of the necessary amounts, CBO estimates that implementing H.R. 5983 would cost $163 million over the 2009-2013 period for DHS to hire additional staff to carry out the bill's provisions. Enacting H.R. 5983 would not affect direct spending or revenues. H.R. 5983 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 government H.R. 6193 would make several amendments to the Homeland Security Act of 2002 designed to promote the sharing of homeland security and intelligence information by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). In particular, the bill would direct the Secretary of DHS to develop, in consultation with the National Archives and Records Administration, a standard format for intelligence products that are designated as controlled unclassified information (CUI), and directs DHS to share, when appropriate, such information with state and local governments, the private sector, and the public. The bill also would require periodic auditing of information designated as CUI and annual training for DHS employees on the proper format for such products."

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