Final FY 2001 Defense Funding Bill: Positive S&T Numbers The FY 2001 Department of Defense Appropriations Bill is nearing completion With a single exception, the Defense Science and Technology (6.1, 6.2, and 6.3) numbers are positive, with some increases being in the double digits.
If there is one number to watch, it would be total 6.1 (Basic Research), 6.2 (Applied Research), and 6.3 (Advanced Technology Development) funding across all services, including the defense wide budget. This figure will increase 7.9%, or $666 million, to $9,063 million. Current year funding is $8,397 million. The Clinton Administration had requested $7,543 million. It is not yet known how much of this money has been earmarked. Other figures follow:
Total Basic Research funding for FY 2001 will increase 14.3% to
Army Basic Research funding will increase 3.9% to $212
Navy Basic Research funding will increase 6.1% to $397
Air Force Basic Research funding will remain unchanged at $214
Defense Wide Basic Research funding (labs, etc.) will increase
36.7% to $503 million.
This legislation has passed the House; the Senate will vote on it in the near future.
Richard M. Jones