House FY 2012 Defense Appropriations Bill: Science and Technology Programs

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Publication date: 
16 June 2011
Number: 
72

On  Tuesday, the House Appropriations Committee passed by voice vote its version of  the FY 2012 Defense Appropriations Bill.   This bill provides a base appropriation of $530 billion in “non-emergency”  funding for FY 2012, an increase of $17 billion over the current year, and $9  billion less than the Administration’s request.   Accompanying this yet unnumbered bill is a 349-page committee report  outlining the appropriators’ instructions, recommendations, and proposed  funding levels.

The  report  provides  extensive language and tables of figures for Research, Development, Test and  Evaluation starting on page 203.   Below are compiled figures from this report  for the 6.1 Basic Research, 6.2 Applied Research, and 6.3 Advanced Technology  Development Programs, as compared to current year FY 2011 appropriations and  the Administration’s FY 2012 budget request.   Note that the FY 2011 appropriation figures were calculated and provided  by the R&D Budget and Policy Program of the American Association for the  Advancement of Science.

6.1  Basic Research Program:

The  FY 2011 appropriation was $2,011.7 million     The  Administration’s FY 2012 request was $2,078.5 million     The  House Appropriations Committee recommends $2,098.5 million, an increase of 4.3 percent  or $86.8 million as compared to the current budget

6.2  Applied Research Program

The  FY 2011 appropriation was $4,812.9 million     The  Administration’s FY 2012 request was $4,687.3 million     The  House Appropriations Committee recommends $4,656.8 million, a decrease of 3.2 percent  or $156.1 million as compared to the current budget

6.3  Advanced Technology Development Program

The  FY 2011 appropriation was $5,911.4 million     The  Administration’s FY 2012 request was $5,481.2 million     The  House Appropriations Committee recommends $5,424.5 million, a decrease of 8.2 percent  or $486.9 million as compared to the current budget

Total  6.1, 6.2, and 6.3 Programs

The  FY 2011 appropriation was $12,736.0 million     The  Administration’s FY 2012 request was $12,247.0 million     The  House Appropriations Committee recommends $12,179.8 million, a decrease of 4.4 percent  or $556.2 million as compared to the current budget.

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