The Congressional Budget Office has estimated that the unclassified provisions of the 2017 Intelligence Authorization Act will cost $454 million to implement from 2017 to 2022.
CBO said Monday the bill would authorize a $562 million budget for the Intelligence Community Management Account for fiscal year 2017.
The legislation would also permit agency and office leaders in the intelligence community to offer higher pay rates for employees who provide science, technology, engineering or math expertise.
CBO added the bill calls for the formation of an interagency committee that would enlist at least seven members and develop initiatives to address Russia’s activities meant to influence individuals or other governments.
The legislation does not contain intergovernmental or private-sector mandates and would not affect state, local or tribal government budgets if implemented, according to the agency.
The bill would affect direct spending and revenues but the impact would not be significant over the 2017-2027 period, CBO noted.