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FYI Number 83: June 23, 2004

House Passes FY 2005 Defense Funding Bill: S&T Programs

Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed by a vote of 403-17 a $416.9 billion Department of Defense Appropriations Bill for FY 2005. Under H.R. 4613, total funding for the science and technology programs (6.1, 6.2, and 6.3) would increase by 5.7% to $12.8 billion.

The Bush Administration's FY 2005 request for these S&T programs was $10.5 billion which would have reduced funding by $1.6 billion or 13.2%.

Total S&T funding would be 3.1% of the total recommended DOD budget in this House bill. The Quadrennial Defense Review recommended that defense S&T be allocated 3.0% of the defense budget.

The following recommended FY 2005 program funding levels were taken from House Report 108-553, which accompanied the appropriations bill.

AGGREGATE 6.1 (basic research) funding (i.e., the total of all 6.1 amounts below) would increase from $1,403 million to $1,486 million, an increase of $83 million or 5.9%.
AGGREGATE 6.2 (applied research) funding would increase from $4,424 million to $4,651 million, an increase of $227 million or 5.1%.
AGGREGATE 6.3 (advanced technology development) funding would increase from $6,254 million to $6,637 million, an increase of $383 million or 6.1%.
TOTAL AGGREGATE 6.1, 6.2 and 6.3 funding would increase from $12,081 million to $12,774 million, an increase of $693 million or 5.7%.

ARMY 6.1 funding would increase from $381 million to $385 million, an increase of $4 million or 1.1%.
ARMY 6.2 funding would decline from $1,040 million to $1,014 million, a decline of $26 million or 2.5%.
ARMY 6.3 funding would increase from $1,205 million to $1,317 million, an increase of $112 million or 9.3%.
TOTAL ARMY 6.1, 6.2, and 6.3 funding would increase from $2,626 million to $2,716 million, an increase of $90 million or 3.4%.

NAVY 6.1 funding would increase from $484 million to $498 million, an increase of $14 million or 2.9%.
NAVY 6.2 funding would increase from $724 million to $726 million, an increase of $2 million or 0.3%.
NAVY 6.3 funding would decline from $1,009 million to $914 million, a decline of $95 million or 9.4%.
TOTAL NAVY 6.1, 6.2 and 6.3 funding would decline from $2,217 million to $2,138 million, a decline of $79 million or 3.6%.

AIR FORCE 6.1 funding would increase from $331 million to $358 million, an increase of $27 million or 8.2%.
AIR FORCE 6.2 funding would increase from $897 million to $928 million, an increase of $31 million or 3.5%.
AIR FORCE 6.3 funding would decline from $1,093 million to $958 million, a decline of $135 million or 12.4%.
TOTAL AIR FORCE 6.1, 6.2 and 6.3 funding would decline from $2,321 million to $2,244 million, a decline of $77 million or 3.3%.

DEFENSE WIDE (DARPA, etc.- not total) 6.1 funding would increase from $207 million to $245 million, an increase of $38 million or 18.4%.
DEFENSE WIDE 6.2 funding would increase from $1,763 million to $1,983 million, an increase of $220 million or 12.5%.
DEFENSE WIDE 6.3 funding would increase from $2,947 million to $3,448 million, an increase of $501 million or 17.0%.
TOTAL DEFENSE WIDE 6.1, 6.2, and 6.3 funding would increase from $4,917 million to $5,676 million, an increase of $759 million or 15.4%

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

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