Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimate: S. 731, Department of Veterans Affairs Information Technology Reform Act of 2021 [open pdf - 174KB]
This is the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Cost Estimate as ordered reported by the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs on December 15, 2021. From the Document: "Although VA [Department of Veterans Affairs] generally follows governmentwide IT [information technology] -reporting requirements, and thus now meets some of the bill's requirements, CBO estimates that the agency would need additional human and IT resources to meet all of the bill's requirements. Using information from VA, CBO estimates that the agency would need the equivalent of 10 full-time employees and that salaries and expenses would average $130,000 per person. CBO estimates that those personnel costs would total $4 million over the 2022-2026 period. In addition, using information from VA, CBO estimates that the necessary IT resources would cost $2 million over the 2022-2026 period. In total, implementing the bill would cost $6 million over the period. Such spending would be subject to the availability of appropriated funds."
Congressional Budget Office: http://www.cbo.gov/