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CBO: Foreign Traveler Tech Transfer Bill Would Cost $14M Over 5 Years

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CBOThe Congressional Budget Office has estimated $14 million in costs between fiscal years 2016 and 2021 for the government to implement a proposed bill in the House that aims to accelerate transfer of systems for agencies to monitor terrorists and foreign fighters as they travel.

CBO said Friday the Counterterrorism Screening and Assistance Act of 2016 calls on the departments of Homeland Security and State to collaborate in support of the U.S.’ Terrorist Interdiction Program that includes a monitoring system based in several countries, as well as to notify Congress of planned transfers.

DHS would be required to share technology that screens persons who enter the U.S. with foreign governments.

The act also would have the State Department give Congress a plan to help foreign countries increase their capacities to monitor travel and progress toward that goal.

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