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FYI Number 117: October 4, 2006

FY 2007 Defense Department Appropriations Bill Complete

The FY 2007 Department of Defense Appropriations bill was signed into law on September 29. Under this legislation, total funding for Basic Research, Applied Research, and Advanced Technology Development programs will increase 0.7% over last year. The Administration had sought a cut of 16.3% in this funding.

This appropriations bill, and that funding the Department of Homeland Security, were the only bills finished by Congress before it left on its pre-election recess. All other departments and agencies are being funded through a short term continuing resolution that will expire in mid-November (see http://www.aip.org/fyi/2006/116.html.)

As was the case last year, the funding provided through this legislation (including earmarked funds) for the programs listed below is greater than the Administration's request in all instances except for Defense-Wide Applied Research (note that Defense-Wide refers to DARPA and similar agencies and does not include the three service branches.) Total S&T funding is 2.978% of the total bill (including the bridge fund for Iraq and Afghanistan), as compared to last year's figure of 2.958%.

The following figures were provided by the Coalition for National Security Research, to which AIP and several of its Member Societies belong. Percentage changes are compared to the last fiscal year.

AGGREGATE 6.1 (Basic Research) funding increases 5.6% or $82.3 million from $1,470.1 million to $1,552.4 million. The Bush Administration requested $1,422.0 million.
AGGREGATE 6.2 (Applied Research) funding increases 2.2% or $114.4 million from $5,168.1 million to $5,282.4 million. The request was $4,477.8 million.
AGGREGATE 6.3 (Advanced Technology Development) funding decreases 1.7% or $109.3 million from $6,603.3 million to $6,494.1 million. The request was $5,183.4 million.
TOTAL AGGREGATE 6.1, 6.2 and 6.3 funding increases 0.7% or $87.4 million from $13,241.5 million to $13,328.9 million. The request was $11,083.1 million.

ARMY 6.1 funding declines 0.6% or $2.3 million from $372.3 million to $370.0 million. The request was $311.9 million.
ARMY 6.2 funding declines 2.5% or $30.9 million from $1,250.0 million to $1,219.2 million. The request was $685.3 million.
ARMY 6.3 funding declines 4.5% or $60.8 million from $1,338.9 million to $1,278.2 million. The request was $721.7 million.
TOTAL ARMY 6.1, 6.2 and 6.3 funding declines 3.2% or $93.9 million from $2,961.2 million to $2,867.3 million. The request was $1,718.8 million.

NAVY 6.1 funding increases 3.9% or $18.6 million from $475.1 million to $493.6 million. The request was $455.9 million.
NAVY 6.2 funding declines 1.2% or $9.9 million from $798.9 million to $788.9 million. The request was $638.7 million.
NAVY 6.3 funding declines 24.7% or $252.5 million from $1,022.3 million to $769.8 million. The request was $504.6 million.
TOTAL NAVY 6.1, 6.2 and 6.3 funding declines 10.6% or $243.9 million from $2,296.3 million to $2,052.3 million. The request was $1,599.2 million.

AIR FORCE 6.1 funding increases 7.6% or $27.5 million from $362.6 million to $390.1 million. The request was $370.2 million.
AIR FORCE 6.2 funding increases 7.9% or $84.3 million from $1,070.6 million to $1,154.9 million. The request was $973.1 million.
AIR FORCE 6.3 funding increases 5.5% or $55.3 million from $1,010.5 million to $1,065.8 million. The request was $804.8 million.
TOTAL AIR FORCE 6.1, 6.2 and 6.3 funding increases 6.8% or $167.1 million from $2,443.7 million to $2,610.7 million. The request was $2,148.1 million.

DEFENSE WIDE (DARPA, etc.) 6.1 funding increases 14.8% or $38.5 million from $260.2 million to $298.7 million. The request was $283.9 million.
DEFENSE WIDE 6.2 funding increases 3.5% or $70.9 million from $2,048.6 million to $2,119.4 million. The request was $2,180.8 million.
DEFENSE WIDE 6.3 funding increases 6.2% or $198.8 million from $3,181.6 million to $3,380.4 million. The request was $3,151.2 million.
TOTAL DEFENSE WIDE 6.1, 6.2 and 6.3 funding increases 5.6% or $308.2 million from $5,490.4 million to $5,798.6 million. The request was $5,617.0 million.

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

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