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FY 2010 Appropriations: Defense Science and Technology Programs

Richard M. Jones
Number 151 - December 21, 2009  |  Search FYI  |   FYI Archives  |   Subscribe to FYI

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On Saturday morning the Senate approved H.R. 3326, the FY 2010 Department of Defense Appropriations bill, and sent it to President Barack Obama. Under this legislation, funding for the three defense science and technology programs increases by 0.3 percent in FY 2010.

As explained in previous reviews of the FY 2010 defense appropriations bills, the “FY 2009 appropriation” figures used in the below calculations were taken from the “Consolidated Security, Disaster Assistance, and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2009 - Committee Print of the House Committee on Appropriations on H.R. 2638" that is available here. These figures can be found in Division C of the report language, and represent the appropriated funding for FY 2009. The FY 2009 number refers to the amount appropriated by Congress, and not the original request

The following figures summarize 6.1, 6.2 and 6.3 funding for the three service branches and defense-wide, as well as total S&T funding by service branch and defense-wide. Comparisons are made with the FY 2009 appropriation. The conference report has not been printed in final form, but can be viewed in the December 16, 2009 Congressional Record. To final additional information regarding individual line items, go here and in “Enter Search” insert the following page numbers, without spaces:

  • Army: H15220
  • Navy: H15251
  • Air Force: H15273
  • Defense-Wide: H15292

Each section has several pages of programs with funding amounts.

Aggregate 6.1 Basic Research

FY 2009 appropriation: $1,842 million (does not include stimulus funding)
FY 2010 request: $1,798 million, a decline of $44 million or 2.4 percent.
FY 2010 appropriation: $1,882 million, an increase of $40 million or 2.2 percent

Aggregate 6.2 Applied Research

FY 2009 appropriation: $5,113 million (does not include stimulus funding)
The FY 2010 request: $4,247 million, a decline of $866 million or 16.9 percent.
FY 2010 appropriation: $5,061 million, a decline of $52 million or 1.0 percent

Aggregate 6.3 Advanced Technology Development

FY 2009 appropriation: $6,532 million (does not include stimulus funding)
FY 2010 request: $5,605 million, a decline of $927 million or 14.2 percent.
FY 2010 appropriation: $6,578 million, an increase of $46 million or 0.7 percent

Total 6.1, 6.2, and 6.3

FY 2009 appropriation: $13,487 million (does not include stimulus funding).
FY 2010 request: $11,650 million, a decline of $1,837 million or 13.6 percent
FY 2010 appropriation: $13,521 million, an increase of $34 million or 0.3 percent

 

Total Army 6.1, 6.2, and 6.3

FY 2009 appropriation: $3,078 million (does not include stimulus funding)
FY 2010 request: $1,854 million, a decline of $1,224 million or 39.8 percent.
FY 2010 appropriation: $3,159 million, an increase of $81 million or 2.6 percent

Total Navy 6.1, 6.2, and 6.3

FY 2009 appropriation:$2,160 million (does not include stimulus funding)
FY 2010 request:$1,846 million, a decline of $314 million or 14.5 percent.
FY 2010 appropriation: $2,105 million, a decline of $55 million or 2.6 percent

Total Air Force 6.1, 6.2, and 6.3

FY 2009 appropriation: $2,403 million (does not include stimulus funding)
FY 2010 request: $2,179 million, a decline of $224 million or 9.3 percent.
FY 2010 appropriation: $2,470 million, an increase of $67 million or 2.8 percent

Total Defense-Wide (DARPA, ETC.) 6.1, 6.2, and 6.3

FY 2009 appropriation: $5,846 million (does not include stimulus funding)
FY 2010 request: $5,771 million, a decline of $75 million or 1.3 percent
FY 2010 appropriation: $5,788 million, a decline of $58 million or 1.0 percent

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