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FYI Number 152: December 21, 2001

FY2002 Defense Appropriations Bill Complete

Yesterday the House and Senate passed the FY 2002 Defense Appropriations Bill. The legislation includes significant increases for many defense science and technology programs. Although the bill is almost three months late, final passage of H.R. 3338 by the House took less than five minutes. Conference report language (H. Rpt. 107-350) is not yet available, although preliminary numbers are. Except for Air Force Advanced Technology Development funding, which declined 1.5%, all other budgets increased, many by double digit numbers. Total combined 6.1, 6.2, and 6.3 funding increased 11.0% over last year. This S&T budget is 3.1% of the total $318 billion defense bill.

The format of this FYI follows FYIs #142 and #148 which provide the House and Senate numbers. The final numbers from the conference report are below:

Total Basic Research (6.1) funding would increase 5.5%, or $72 million, to $1,389 million.
Total Applied Research (6.2) funding would increase 12.5%, or $459 million, to $4,135 million.
Total Advanced Technology Development (6.3) funding would increase 11.4%, or $457 million, to $4,456 million.
Total S&T (6.1 + 6.2 + 6.3) funding would increase 11.0%, or $988 million, to $9,980 million.

Army Basic Research funding would increase 11.4%, or $24 million, to $234 million.
Army Applied Research funding would increase 11.4%, or $94 million, to $917 million.
Army Advanced Technology Development funding would increase 12.6%, or $103 million, to $918 million.
Total Army S&T funding would increase 12.0%, or $221 million, to $2,069 million.

Navy Basic Research funding would increase 3.6%, or $14 million, to $408 million.
Navy Applied Research funding would increase 21.9%, or $144 million, to $803 million.
Navy Advanced Technology Development funding would increase 10.7%, or $84 million, to $870 million.
Total Navy S&T funding would increase 13.2%, or $242 million, to $2,081 million.

Air Force Basic Research funding would increase 7.0%, or $15 million, to $228 million.
Air Force Applied Research funding would increase 17.5%, or $115 million, to $772 million.
Air Force Advanced Technology Development funding would decline 1.5%, or $9 million, to $578 million.
Total Air Force S&T funding would increase 8.3%, or $121 million, to $1,578 million.

Defense Wide funding provides for programs such as DARPA, and should not be confused with total Department of Defense spending.

Defense Wide Basic Research funding would increase 3.8%, or $19 million, to $519 million.
Defense Wide Applied Research funding would increase 7.2%, or $110 million, to $1,643 million.
Defense Wide Advanced Technology Development funding would increase 15.4%, or $279 million, to $2,090 million.
Total Defense Wide funding would increase 10.6%, or $408 million, to $4,252 million.

Richard M. Jones
Public Information Division
American Institute of Physics
fyi@aip.org
(301) 209-3095

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