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CBO: Federal Rotational Cyber Workforce Bill Would Cost $2.5M Over 5 Years

The Congressional Budget Office has estimated that a Senate bill that would allow cybersecurity personnel in one federal civilian agency to work at another agency on a rotational and temporary basis would cost less than $500K annually to implement from fiscal 2019 through fiscal 2023.

CBO said Friday the  Federal Rotational Cyber Workforce Program Act of 2018 would mandate the Office of Personnel Management to establish civilian personnel rotation procedures and policies for federal cybersecurity professionals.

The projected implementation cost would cover new regulations, additional staff training and administrative expenses.

According to CBO, enacting the bill could affect the direct spending at the Tennessee Valley Authority and other agencies that are authorized to cover operating costs through the use of receipts from various sales or other collections.

The office noted it does not expect the legislation to affect government revenue if enacted.

Implementation of the bill would not have a significant impact on net direct spending or budget deficit within the four consecutive 10-year periods starting in 2029, CBO added.

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