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Department of Defense

FYI focuses on DOD’s basic research (6.1), applied research (6.2), and advanced technology development (6.3) activities. FYI also covers DOD’s overall R&D strategy.


26 Sep 2011

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The  FY 2012 Department of Defense Appropriations Bill has been approved by the  Senate Appropriations Committee.  Total  funding provided by this bill, H.R. 2219, is $620,240.5 million.  The House-passed bill  recommends  total funding of $638,326.8 million.  The  Obama Administration requested $646,415.7 million.  All of these figures are less than the  current year budget of $660,105.8 million.

7 Jul 2011

The  House of Representatives is now considering the FY 2012 appropriations bill for  the Department of Defense, and may start its consideration of the Energy and  Water Development Appropriations bill tomorrow.   A good indication of the Obama Administration’s positions on these bills  is provided by two “Statement of Administration Policy” that were issued by the  Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

19 Mar 2012

Summarizing  the results of its review and analysis, the Defense Science Board Task Force on  Basic Research stated:

15 Feb 2012

A  document provided by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy  entitled “Innovation for America’s Economy, America’s Energy, and American  Skills”  explains:

25 Feb 2011

A  budget document  released by the Office of Science and Technology Policy identified research  supported by the Department of Defense as one of the “Priorities for Federal  Research and Development in the 2012 Budget,” stating:

24 Feb 2011

The  Administration has requested level funding for FY 2012 for the National  Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), unchanged from the FY 2010  appropriation of $18,724.3 million.  Said  NASA Administrator Charles Bolden in a message accompanying the FY 2012 budget summary:

19 Feb 2011

The  FY 2012 budget request that President Obama sent to Congress sustains his  commitment to keep the budgets of the National Science Foundation, the  Department of Energy’s Office of Science, and the laboratory programs of the  National Institute of Science and Technology on a doubling trajectory.  Set against the second year of a proposed  five year freeze in total non-security discretionary spending, the S&T request  is a reaffirmation of the President’s belief in the importance of science and  technology to strengthen the nation’s economic and national security.

26 Jun 2012

Six  of the twelve FY 2013 appropriations bills will have been considered on the  House floor by the end of this week.  Awaiting  floor action, which may occur in late July, is H.R. 5856, the FY 2013  Department of Defense Appropriations Bill.   The full House Appropriations Committee passed this bill by voice vote,  and has issued House Report 112-493, a 356-page document containing funding and  policy recommendations. 

23 Jun 2014

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee held a hearing on June 12 to focus on the threat of crude explosives using radiological materials and efforts to secure these materials.  The hearing drew on a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report, Nuclear Nonproliferation: Additional Actions Needed to Increase the Security of U.S.