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FYI Number 86: June 29, 2004

FY 2005 Defense Funding Bill Passed by Senate: S&T Program Figures

Both the House and Senate have now passed versions of the FY 2005 Department of Defense Appropriations bill. Under the House bill, H.R. 4613, total funding for the science and technology program categories (6.1, 6.2, and 6.3) would increase by 5.7% over the current budget to $12.8 billion. In the Senate bill, S. 2559, total funding for the three program categories would increase by 0.9% to $12.2 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 is 3.1% of the total proposed DOD budget in the House bill and 2.9% in the Senate 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 and Senate Report 108-284 which accompanied the appropriations bills. (To make comparisons between the House and Senate bills easier, this FYI is based on FYI #83 which summarized the recommended funding levels in the House 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% in the House bill. In the Senate bill, funding would increase to $1,479 million, an increase of $76 million or 5.4%.
AGGREGATE 6.2 (applied research) funding would increase from $4,424 million to $4,651 million, an increase of $227 million or 5.1% in the House bill. In the Senate bill, funding would increase to $4,564 million, an increase of $140 million or 3.2%.
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% in the House bill. In the Senate bill, funding would decline to $6,152 million, a decline of $102 million or 1.6%.
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% in the House bill. In the Senate bill, funding would increase to $12,195 million, an increase of $114 million or 0.9%.

ARMY 6.1 funding would increase from $381 million to $385 million, an increase of $4 million or 1.1% in the House bill. In the Senate bill, funding would decline to $380 million, a decline of $1 million or 0.3%.
ARMY 6.2 funding would decline from $1,040 million to $1,014 million, a decline of $26 million or 2.5% in the House bill. In the Senate bill, funding would decline to $1,013 million, a decline of $27 million or 2.6%.
ARMY 6.3 funding would increase from $1,205 million to $1,317 million, an increase of $112 million or 9.3% in the House bill. In the Senate bill, funding would decline to $1,202 million, a decline of $3 million or 0.3%.
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% in the House bill. In the Senate bill, funding would decline to $2,595 million, a decline of $31 million or 1.2%.

NAVY 6.1 funding would increase from $484 million to $498 million, an increase of $14 million or 2.9% in the House bill. In the Senate bill, funding would increase to $488 million, an increase of $4 million or 0.8%
NAVY 6.2 funding would increase from $724 million to $726 million, an increase of $2 million or 0.3% in the House bill. In the Senate bill, funding would increase to $778 million, an increase of $54 million or 7.5%.
NAVY 6.3 funding would decline from $1,009 million to $914 million, a decline of $95 million or 9.4% in the House bill. In the Senate bill, funding would decline to $857 million, a decline of $152 million or 15.1%.
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% in the House bill. In the Senate bill, funding would decline to $2,123, a decline of $94 million or 4.2%.

AIR FORCE 6.1 funding would increase from $331 million to $358 million, an increase of $27 million or 8.2% in the House bill. In the Senate bill, funding would increase to $380 million, an increase of $49 million or 14.8%.
AIR FORCE 6.2 funding would increase from $897 million to $928 million, an increase of $31 million or 3.5% in the House bill. In the Senate bill, funding would decline to $881 million, a decline of $16 million or 1.8%.
AIR FORCE 6.3 funding would decline from $1,093 million to $958 million, a decline of $135 million or 12.4% in the House bill. In the Senate bill, funding would decline to $953 million, a decline of $140 million or 12.8%.
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% in the House bill. In the Senate bill, funding would decline to $2,214 million, a decline of $107 million or 4.6%.

DEFENSE WIDE (DARPA, etc.- not DOD total) 6.1 funding would increase from $207 million to $245 million, an increase of $38 million or 18.4% in the House bill. In the Senate bill, funding would increase to $231 million, an increase of $24 million or 11.6%.
DEFENSE WIDE 6.2 funding would increase from $1,763 million to $1,983 million, an increase of $220 million or 12.5% in the House bill. In the Senate bill, funding would increase to $1,892 million, an increase of $129 million or 7.3%.
DEFENSE WIDE 6.3 funding would increase from $2,947 million to $3,448 million, an increase of $501 million or 17.0% in the House bill. In the Senate bill, funding would increase to $3,140 million, an increase of $193 million or 6.6%.
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% in the House bill. In the Senate bill, funding would increase to $5,263 million, an increase of $346 million or 7.0%.

Richard M. Jones
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