Easy access to all the Government news updates

Subscribe and receive personalized news articles straight in your inbox

*By clicking "Join us now" you agree to receive emails, promotions and general messages from ExecutiveGov. In addition, you also agree to ExecutiveGov's Privacy Policy and Terms & Conditions.

x
/

CBO: DHS Cyber Assistance Bill Would Cost $65M Through Fiscal 2021

1 min read

cybersecurityThe Congressional Budget Office estimates a House bill requiring the Department of Homeland Security to offer cybersecurity support for state and local agencies would cost $65 million to implement for fiscal years 2016 through 2021.

CBO said Wednesday the State and Local Cyber Protection Act calls for DHS to help non-federal agencies to identify information system vulnerabilities and adopt cyber policy,  training and risk management programs.

The budget watchdog indicated it expects DHS to provide free cybersecurity assistance to state and local governments through the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center if the bill is enacted.

MS-ISAC currently offers services for a fee or with DHS-provided grant money, according to CBO.

CBO also forecasts that implementing the bill will not increase direct government spending or budget deficit levels “in any of the four consecutive 10-year periods beginning in 2026.”

ExecutiveGov Logo

Sign Up Now! Executive Gov provides you with Free Daily Updates and News Briefings about Government Technology

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.