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CBO: Insider Threat Mitigation Bill Would Not Affect DHS Spending

BudgetThe Congressional Budget Office has said a proposed House bill that would require the Department of Homeland Security to set up a program to safeguard DHS networks from insider threats would not affect the department’s net direct spending.

CBO said in a report published Monday the Department of Homeland Security Insider Threat and Mitigation Act of 2016 lacks private sector or intergovernmental mandates based on the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act.

The implementation of the proposed bill would not result in an increase of “on-budget deficits in any of the four consecutive 10-year periods beginning in 2027” and would not have an impact on the local, state and tribal government budgets, according to the report.

The agency noted that the current cost estimate is the same with the previous document it submitted to the House Committee on Homeland Security in October 2015 for the 2015 version of the proposed legislation.

CBO prepared the cost estimate as per the request of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs in February.

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