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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.

 

 
19 Jan 2000

"No one gets a passing grade on NIF management: not the DOE's Office of Defense Programs, not the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and not the University of California." --SEAB National Ignition Facility Laser System Task Force

 
8 Apr 1999

The authorizing subcommittee in the Senate for much of the Department of Defense's R&D is the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities. Its jurisdiction includes DOD's RDT&E technology base. The comparable subcommittee for authorizing Defense R&D on the House side is the Armed Services Subcommittee on Military R&D. See http://www.senate.gov/senators/index.cfmfor the Web sites for all senators.

 
8 Apr 1999

The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense is responsible for writing an appropriations bill that funds, among other programs, Department of Defense Research and Development. Below is the roster for this subcommittee for the 106th Congress. Information on rosters comes from Congressional Quarterly. See http://www.senate.gov/senators/index.cfmfor the Web site of all senators.

Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense
SD-119 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510-6028
202-224-7255

 
8 Apr 1999

The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense is responsible for writing an appropriations bill that funds, among other programs, Department of Defense Research and Development. Below is the roster for this subcommittee for the 106th Congress. Included with each subcommittee member's name is a list of the higher education institutions in his or her district. Information on rosters and university/college listings comes from Congressional Quarterly. See http://www.house.gov/MemberWWW.htmlfor the Web sites of all representatives.

 
28 Sep 1994

DOD APPROPRIATIONS BILL:

House and Senate conferees reached agreement September 26 on H.R.
4650, the fiscal year 1995 appropriations bill for the Department
of Defense.  The accompanying conference report (House Report
103-747) restores most of the funding for university research that
the House bill had eliminated.

 
29 Jul 1994

If all goes as scheduled, the full Senate Appropriations Committee
will meet this afternoon to mark up H.R. 4650, the Defense
Appropriations Bill for FY 1995.  There is good news for the
university community in the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee
bill marked-up earlier this week.  Under Senator Inouye's
(D-Hawaii) version of this bill, $821 million of the $900 million
cut by the House in university research funding has been restored.
This matter is, however, far from being settled.

 
9 Jun 2011

The House Armed Services Committee and the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense are moving ahead on the authorization and appropriations bills for the Defense Department for FY 2012.  The House passed H.R. 1540, the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2012 on May 26.  On June 14, the full House Appropriations Committee will consider the FY 2012 funding bill that was recently approved by its Subcommittee on Defense.

 
31 May 2011

The Coalition for National Security Research (CNSR) has issued an FY 2012 statement calling on Congress to fully fund the Pentagon’s request for the 6.1 basic research, 6.2 applied research, and 6.3 advanced technology development programs.

CNSR describes itself as “a broadly-based coalition of industry, research universities, and associations united by a commitment to a stronger Defense S&T base.”  The American Institute of Physics and several of its Member Societies participate in the Coalition.

 
6 Apr 2011

A hearing last month by the House Emerging Threats and Capabilities Subcommittee found consistent support and appreciation for defense science and technology programs on both sides of the aisle.  As a subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee, the hearing was called to review the FY 2012 budget request.

 
12 May 2009

The Obama Administration has sent its FY 2010 budget request for the Department of Defense to Congress. DOD’s total budget would increase by 4 percent to $664 billion.

The Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) produced a 100 page budget justification document, “RDT&E Programs (R-1)” providing considerable numerical detail on the FY2010 request. The below “FY 2010 request” figures are from this document.

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