FY 2014 Appropriations: Department of Defense Science and Technology Programs

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Publication date: 
17 January 2014
Number: 
10

The FY 2014 appropriations cycle is coming to a close.  On Monday evening an almost 1,600 page bill was released that was the product of intense negotiations between the House and Senate Appropriations Committees since a budget agreement was announced in December.  This omnibus bill, consisting of twelve separate appropriations bills, was passed by the House on Wednesday by a wide margin, by the Senate last night by a vote of 72-26, and has been sent to President Obama.

Accompanying the omnibus bill is an Explanatory Statement detailing program funding levels and new language about various programs.  Under congressional protocol, previous report language for the House and Senate versions of their FY 2014 bills regarding the Department of Defense’s three science and technology programs stands unless it is contradicted by new language in the Explanatory Statement.  The Statement is not in final form as it includes hand-written notations; the extensive section on the 6.1 basic research program, 6.2 applied research program, and 6.3 advanced technology development program starts on PDF page 208.

There is little program language in the Explanatory Statement regarding the three programs.  There are, however, many funding tables.  See the following PDF pages for full details:

Army:  PDF page 212
Navy: PDF page 223
Air Force:  PDF page 241
Defense-Wide: PDF page 257
 
The following program funding levels are taken from the Explanatory Statement.  The Explanatory Statement does not include current FY 2013 funding levels; those shown are from the FYI describing the House report referenced above.  The tables in the committee report did not show current FY 2013 post-sequestration funding levels.  Instead, and as shown below, the committee reports used the FY 2012 budget levels which were continued in FY 2013 and then subjected to an approximate 8 percent sequestration reduction.

TOTAL 6.1 BASIC RESEARCH:

FY 2012 funding was $2,010.2 million, further reduced by approximately 8 percent for FY 2013
The FY 2014 request was $2,164.9 million, an increase of $154.7 million
The FY 2014 agreement provides $2,166.9 million

TOTAL 6.2 APPLIED RESEARCH:

FY 2012 funding was $4,729.7 million, further reduced by approximately 8 percent for FY 2013
The FY 2014 request was $4,626.9 million
The FY 2014 agreement provides $4,643.1 million

TOTAL 6.3 ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT:

FY 2012 funding was $5,318.0 million, further reduced by approximately 8 percent for FY 2013
The FY 2014 request was $5,191.8 million
The FY 2014 agreement provides $5,374.8 million

TOTAL 6.1, 6.2, AND 6.3:

FY 2012 funding was $12,057.9 million, further reduced by approximately 8 percent for FY 2013
The FY 2014 request was $11,983.6 million
The FY 2014 agreement provides $12,384.8 million

 

TOTAL ARMY 6.1, 6.2, AND 6.3:

FY 2012 funding was $2,406.3 million, further reduced by approximately 8 percent for FY 2013
The FY 2014 request was $2,204.7 million
The FY 2014 agreement provides $2,455.7 million

TOTAL NAVY 6.1, 6.2, AND 6.3:

FY 2012 funding was $2,077.3 million, further reduced by approximately 8 percent for FY 2013
The FY 2014 request was $2,032.9 million
The FY 2014 agreement provides $2,102.6 million

TOTAL AIR FORCE 6.1, 6.2, AND 6.3:

FY 2012 funding was $2,392.0 million, further reduced by approximately 8 percent for FY 2013
The FY 2014 request was $2,270.2 million
The FY 2014 agreement provides $2,308.5 million

TOTAL DEFENSE-WIDE (i.e., DARPA) 6.1, 6.2, and 6.3:

FY 2012 funding was $5,182.3 million, further reduced by approximately 8 percent for FY 2013
The FY 2014 request was $5,475.7 million
The FY 2014 agreement provides $5,318.0 million