Senate FY 2015 NIST Appropriations Bill

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Publication date: 
11 June 2014
Number: 
104

The Senate Appropriations Committee released its report yesterday accompanying the FY 2015 Commerce Justice, Science Appropriations Bill.  Report 113-181 provides the appropriators’ recommendations regarding the agencies funded by S. 2437.  The House Appropriations Committee developed its own version of this funding legislation in early May.

The Senate language regarding the National Institute of Standards and Technology is on pages 25 – 29 of the report

Total NIST:

The FY 2014 adjusted appropriation was $850.0 million
The FY 2015 adjusted request is $900.0 million, an increase of $50.0 million or 5.9 percent
The House bill provides $855.8 million, an increase of $5.8 million or 0.7 percent above current funding
The Senate bill provides $900.0 million, an increase of $50.0 million or 5.9 percent above current funding

Within this budget are the following programs:

Scientific and Technical Research and Services:

The FY 2014 appropriation was $651.0 million
The FY 2015 request is $680.0 million, an increase of $29.0 million or 4.5 percent
The House bill provides $670.5 million, an increase of $19.5 million or 3.0 percent above current funding
The Senate bill provides $685.0 million, an increase of $34.0 million or 5.2 percent above current funding

Report language found on pages 25 - 28 pertains to Cybersecurity; Lab-to-Market Technology Transfer; Centers of Excellence; Forensic Science; Scientific Working Group on Digital Evidence; Urban Dome Program; Facility Security; and STEM Education.

Industrial Technology Services:

The FY 2014 appropriation was $143.0 million
The FY 2015 request is $161.0 million, an increase of $18.0 million or 12.6 percent
The House bill provides $130.0 million, a decrease of $13.0 million or 9.1 percent below current funding
The Senate bill provides $156.0 million, an increase of $13.0 million or 9.1 percent above current funding

Report language found on pages 28 - 29 pertains to Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership Program and Advanced Manufacturing Technology Consortia.

Construction of Research Facilities:

The FY 2014 appropriation was $56.0 million
The FY 2015 request is $59.0 million, an increase of $3.0 million or 5.4 percent
The House bill provides $55.3 million, a decrease of $0.7 million or 1.3 percent below current funding
The Senate bill provides $59.0 million, an increase of $3.0 million or 5.4 percent above current funding

Report language is found on page 29.