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FYI Number 9: January 23, 2006

Winners and Losers: Outcome of the FY 2006 Budget Process

President Bush sends his FY 2007 budget request to Congress in two weeks. Before turning to the next budget cycle, here is a final look at the outcome of the recently completed FY 2006 appropriations process for the programs tracked by FYI.

The below percentages are as compared to the previous budget year. Adjustments were made for mandated across-the-board reductions. As is always true, program content varies between years. These figures reflect the total appropriation for each program, including earmarked funding. See http://www.aip.org/gov/budginfo.html for more detail.

The U.S. Department of Labor calculates that the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers was 3.4% higher in December 2005 than in December 2004.

Dept. of Homeland Security - Science and Technology Directorate/Research, Development, Acquisition and Operations: +34.4%
NASA - Science, Aeronautics, and Exploration: +25.5%
National Science Foundation - Major Research Equipment and Facilities Const: +9.9%
National Institute of Standards and Technology: +7.6%
Department of Defense - 6.2 Applied Research Program: +7.0%
Air Force - 6.1, 6.2, and 6.3 S&T Programs: +5.4%
Department of Energy Office of Science (DOE SC) - Fusion Energy Sciences: +5.0%
Army - 6.1, 6.2 and 6.3 S&T Programs: +4.3%
NIST Scientific and Technical Research and Services: +4.2%
U.S. Geological Survey: +3.2%
DOE SC - Basic Energy Sciences Program: +2.7%
National Science Foundation - Research and Related Activities: +2.6%
National Science Foundation: +2.0%
Department of Education - Math and Science Partnership Program: +2.0%
Department of Defense - 6.1, 6.2 and 6.3 S&T Programs: +1.6%
NASA: +1.1%
DOE - Advanced Scientific Computing Research: +1.0%
Navy - 6.1, 6.2, and 6.3 S&T Programs: +0.5%

DOE - Office of Science: -0.1%
DOE SC - Biological and Environmental Research: -0.4%
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering: -0.5%
Defense Wide (DARPA, etc.) - 6.1, 6.2 and 6.3 S&T Programs: -0.7%
Department of Defense - 6.3 Advanced Technology Development Program: -1.4%
Department of Defense - 6.1 Basic Research Program: -2.4%
DOE SC - High Energy Physics Program: -2.7%
NIST - Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership: -2.7%
National Science Foundation - Education and Human Resources: -5.3%
DOE SC - Nuclear Physics Program: -9.3%
NASA - Exploration Capabilities: -22.5%
NIST Advanced Technology Program: - 42.1%

Department of Energy - Robust Nuclear Earth Penetrator: No funding
Department of Energy - Modern Pit Facility: No funding

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

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