House FY 2015 DOD Appropriations Bill: S&T Programs

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Publication date: 
18 June 2014
Number: 
111

Yesterday the House Appropriations Committee posted House Report 113-473 that accompanies H.R.  4870, the Department of Defense Appropriations Bill for FY 2015. This bill is now being considered on the House floor; passage is expected by the end of this week.

The appropriators’ recommendations regarding Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation are found in Title IV of the report starting on PDF page 219 of the report.  This section includes funding tables and language regarding specific programs, categorized by service branch and Defense-Wide (DARPA).   The following figures are compiled from this report.

Total 6.1 Basic Research:
The FY 2014 appropriation was $2,166.6 million
The FY 2015 request is $2,017.5 million, a decrease of $149.1 million or 6.9 percent
The House bill provides $2,027.5 million, a decrease of $139.1 million or 6.4 percent below current funding

Total 6.2 Applied Research:
The FY 2014 appropriation was $4,641.2 million
The FY 2015 request is $4,457.0 million, a decrease of $184.2 million or 4.0 percent
The House bill provides $4,530.2 million, a decrease of $111.0 million or 2.4 percent below current funding

Total 6.3 Advanced Technology Development:
The FY 2014 appropriation was $5,200.8 million
The FY 2015 request is $5,040.0 million, a decrease of $160.8 million or 3.1 percent
The House bill provides $5,379.1 million, an increase of $178.3 million or 3.4 percent above current funding

Total 6.1, 6.2, and 6.3:
The FY 2014 appropriation was $12,008.6 million
The FY 2015 request is $11,514.5 million, a decrease of $494.1 million or 4.1 percent
The House bill provides $11,936.8 million, a decrease of $71.8 million or 0.6 percent below current funding

 

Total Army 6.1, 6.2, and 6.3:
The FY 2014 appropriation was $2,454.6 million
The FY 2015 request is $2,204.6 million, a decrease of $250.0 million or 10.2 percent
The House bill provides $2,292.9 million, a decrease of $161.7 million or 6.6 percent below current funding

Total Navy 6.1, 6.2, and 6.3:
The FY 2014 appropriation was $2,102.3 million
The FY 2015 request is $1,992.2 million or a decrease of $110.1 million or 5.2 percent
The House bill provides $2,058.2 million, a decrease of $44.1 million or 2.1 percent below current funding

Total Air Force 6.1, 6.2, and 6.3:
The FY 2014 appropriation was $2,307.6 million
The FY 2015 request is $2,129.4 million or a decrease of $178.2 million or 7.7 percent
The House bill provides $2,153.9 million, a decrease of $153.7 million or 6.7 percent below current funding

Total Defense-Wide (i.e., DARPA, etc.) 6.1, 6.2, and 6.3:
The FY 2014 appropriation was $5,144.0 million
The FY 2015 request is $5,188.3 million, an increase of $44.3 million or 0.9 percent
The House bill provides $5,431.8 million, an increase of $287.8 million or 5.6 percent above current funding

Additional information on the Administration’s FY 2015 for the DOD science and technology programs is here