The House of Representatives yesterday passed its version of
the FY 2002 Department of Defense Appropriations Bill. Total
funding for basic research, applied research, and advanced
technology development would fall 3.5% from last year's level
under this legislation. H.R. 3338 now goes to the Senate,
which is expected to take up its own version of this bill
within the next week.
Under this House bill:
Total Basic Research (6.1) funding would decline 0.2%, or $3
million, to $1,314 million.
Total Applied Research (6.2) funding would decline 9.6%, or
$353 million, to $3,323 million.
Total Advanced Research (6.3) funding would increase 0.9%, or
$37 million, to $4,036 million.
Total S&T (6.1 + 6.2 + 6.3) funding would decline 3.5%, or $319
million, to $8,673 million.
Army Basic Research funding would increase 13.3%, or $28
million, to $238 million.
Army Applied Research funding would increase 3.5%, or $29
million, to $852 million.
Army Advanced Technology Development funding would increase
17.8%, or $145 million, to $960 million.
Total Army S&T funding would increase 10.9%, or $202 million,
to $2,050 million.
Navy Basic Research funding would increase 1.3%, or $5 million,
to $399 million.
Navy Applied Research funding would increase 5.6%, or $37
million, to $696 million.
Navy Advanced Technology Development funding would increase
4.6%, or $36 million, to $822 million.
Total Navy S&T funding would increase 4.2%, or $78 million, to
Air Force Basic Research funding would increase 6.6%, or $14
million, to $227 million.
Air Force Applied Research funding would increase 15.8%, or
$104 million, to $761 million.
Air Force Advanced Technology Development funding would decline
4.1%, or $24 million, to $563 million.
Total Air Force S&T funding would increase 6.5%, or $94
million, to $1,551 million.
S&T funding for the three services did better than that for the
Defense Wide account. Defense Wide funding provides for
programs such as DARPA, and should not be confused with
aggregate Department of Defense spending. The Defense Wide
numbers are as follows:
Defense Wide Basic Research funding would decline 10.0%, or $50
million, to $450 million.
Defense Wide Applied Research funding would decline 33.9%, or
$519 million, to $1,014 million.
Defense Wide Advanced Technology Development funding would
decline 6.6%, or $120 million, to $1,691 million.
Total Defense Wide funding would decline 17.9%, or $689
million, to $3,155 million.