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FYI Number 89: July 11, 2003

Senate Appropriators Ready FY 2004 DOD Funding Bill

The Senate is scheduled to consider the FY 2004 Defense Appropriations Bill next week. Committee work was completed earlier this week, and follows swift House passage of the companion bill, H.R. 2658 on July 8. Total funding for the three defense science and technology categories (6.1, basic research; 6.2, applied research, and 6.3, advanced technology development) is $495 million higher in the House bill than in the Senate bill.

The Senate Appropriations Committee's recommendations for each of the three categories are provided in total and by service branch and for defense wide (labs, etc.). The Senate numbers are subject to slight change. Note that transfer, or devolvement, of research programs and accompanying funding from the defense wide category to the service branches makes apples-to-apples comparisons somewhat difficult.

AGGREGATE 6.1 (basic research) funding would increase 1.1% in the House bill, and would decline 4.0% in the Senate bill.
AGGREGATE 6.2 (applied research) funding would increase 2.2% in the House bill, and would decline 4.8% in the Senate bill.
AGGREGATE 6.3 (advanced technology development) funding would increase 20.0% in the House bill, and would increase 17.8% in the Senate bill.
TOTAL AGGREGATE 6.1, 6.2, and 6.3 funding would increase 10.4%, from $10,772 million to $11,891 million in the House bill. It would increase 5.9% in the Senate bill to $11,409 million.

ARMY 6.1 funding would increase 54.1% in the House bill, and increase 52.0% in the Senate bill.
ARMY 6.2 funding would increase 18.2% in the House bill, and increase 3.7% in the Senate bill.
ARMY 6.3 funding would increase 10.2% in the House bill, and increase 1.4% in the Senate bill.
TOTAL AGGREGATE ARMY 6.1, 6.2, and 6.3 funding would increase 18.4%, from $2,142 million to $2,536 million in the House bill. It would increase 8.1% in the Senate bill to $2,316 million.

NAVY 6.1 funding would increase 16.0% in the House bill, and increase 19.9% in the Senate bill.
NAVY 6.2 funding would decline 17.7% in the House bill, and decline 13.6% in the Senate bill.
NAVY 6.3 funding would increase 13.7% in the House bill, and increase 17.2% in the Senate bill.
TOTAL AGGREGATE NAVY 6.1, 6.2, and 6.3 funding would increase 1.7%, from $2,031 million to $2,065 million in the House bill. It would increase 5.5% in the Senate bill to $2,143 million.

AIR FORCE 6.1 funding would increase 52.8% in the House bill, and increase 50.0% in the Senate bill.
AIR FORCE 6.2 funding would increase 8.0% in the House bill, and decline 2.3% in the Senate bill.
AIR FORCE 6.3 funding would increase 85.9% in the House bill, and increase 44.3% in the Senate bill.
TOTAL AGGREGATE AIR FORCE 6.1, 6.2, and 6.3 funding would increase 44.9% from $1,751 million to $2,537 million in the House bill. It would increase 23.0% in the Senate bill to $2,153 million.

DEFENSE-WIDE 6.1 funding would decline 55.0% in the House bill, and decline 69.2% in the Senate bill.
DEFENSE-WIDE 6.2 funding would increase 0.7% in the House bill, and decline 6.1% in the Senate bill.
DEFENSE -WIDE 6.3 funding would increase 7.6% in the House bill, and increase 17.3% in the Senate bill.
TOTAL AGGREGATE DEFENSE-WIDE funding would decline 2.0% from $4,848 million to $4,753 million in the House bill. It would decline 1.1% in the Senate bill to $4,797 million.

Richard M. Jones
Media and Government Relations Division
American Institute of Physics
fyi@aip.org
(301) 209-3095

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