Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Cost of E-Government Reauthorization Act Estimated to be $29 Billion

A Congressional Budget Office Report estimated last year that the 2008-2012 reauthorization of the E-Government Act, which ensures government information is accessible via the internet, would cost $29 billion. Yet, it isn't concerns over cost that has prevented passage of the reauthorization. Rather, as reported by Congress Daily's Andrew Noyes, concern regarding an amendment to the bill by Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy, which would require federal agencies to conduct privacy impact assessments before using outside contractors to manage information, has delayed consideration of the bill.

Hat tip to Law Librarian Blog