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FYI Number 83: June 23, 2006

House Appropriations Committee Finishes DOD S&T Funding Bill

The House Appropriations Committee has sent the FY 2007 Department of Defense Appropriations bill to the floor. H.R. 5631 would increase overall funding for defense S&T programs by $65.3 million, an increase of 0.5%.

The following figures were provided by the Coalition for National Security Research, to which AIP and several of its Member Societies belong. Accompanying this bill which provides $427.4 billion in discretionary funding is House Report 109-504. This report, which can be viewed at http://thomas.loc.gov/home/approp/app07.html has language on specific program recommendations.

The House bill recommends the following changes as compared to current funding:

AGGREGATE 6.1 (basic research) funding would increase 6.8% to $1,571 million. The administration requested $1,422 million.
AGGREGATE 6.2 (applied research) funding would increase 2.1% to $5,276 million. The administration requested $4,478 million.
AGGREGATE 6.3 (advanced technology development) funding would decline 2.2% to $6,461 million. The administration requested $5,183 million.
TOTAL AGGREGATE 6.1, 6.2, and 6.3 funding would increase 0.5% from $13,242 million to $13,307 million. The administration requested $11,083 million.

ARMY 6.1 funding would decline 5.4% to $352 million
ARMY 6.2 funding would decline 3.3% to $1,208 million
ARMY 6.3 funding would decline 2.8% to $1,301 million
TOTAL AGGREGATE ARMY 6.1, 6.2, and 6.3 funding would decline 3.4%, from $2,961 million to $2,861 million. The administration requested $1,719 million.

NAVY 6.1 funding would increase 5.0% to $499 million
NAVY 6.2 funding would decline 9.0% to $727 million
NAVY 6.3 funding would decline 29.3% to $723 million
TOTAL AGGREGATE NAVY 6.1, 6.2, and 6.3 funding would decline 15.1%, from $2,296 million to $1,949 million. The administration requested $1,599 million.

AIR FORCE 6.1 funding would increase 6.1% to $385 million
AIR FORCE 6.2 funding would increase 5.0% to $1,124 million
AIR FORCE 6.3 funding would decline 0.8% to $1,003 million
TOTAL AGGREGATE AIR FORCE 6.1, 6.2, and 6.3 funding would increase 2.8% from $2,444 million to $2,512 million. The administration requested $2,148 million.

DEFENSE-WIDE (DARPA, etc.) 6.1 funding would increase 28.8% to $335 million
DEFENSE-WIDE 6.2 funding would increase 8.2% to $2,216 million
DEFENSE WIDE 6.3 funding would increase 7.9% to $3,434 million
TOTAL AGGREGATE DEFENSE-WIDE 6.1, 6.2 and 6.3 funding would increase 9.0% from $5,490 million to $5,985 million. The administration requested $5,617 million.

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

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