FY 2015 Appropriations: Department of Defense Science and Technology Programs

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Publication date: 
12 December 2014
Number: 
171

Congress is nearing completion of the FY 2015 appropriations cycle with yesterday’s House approval of a $1.1 trillion bill providing funding through September 30, 2015 for all departments and agencies with the exception of the Department of Homeland Security that will be funded through early 2015.  Senate action is expected within a day. 

The bill has not been printed in final form.  The section on the science and technology programs of the Department of Defense is found on PDF pages 211-280.  Note that language in the previous House and Senate appropriations reports stands unless modified by language in the conference 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
The Senate bill provides $2,274.9 million, an increase of $108.3 million or 5.0 percent above current funding
The final bill provides $2,278.1 million, an increase of $111.5 million or 5.2 percent above 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
The Senate bill provides $4,592.6 million, a decrease of $48.6 million or 1.1percent below current funding
The final bill provides $4,605.4 million, a decrease of $35.8 million or 0.8 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
The Senate bill provides $5,171.5 million, an decrease of $29.3 million or 0.6 percent below current funding
The final bill provides $5,530.8 million, an increase of $330.0 million or 6.4 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
The Senate bill provides $12,039.0 million, an increase of $30.4 million or 0.3 percent above current funding
The final bill provides $12,414.3 million, an increase of $405.7 million or 3.4 percent above 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
The Senate bill provides $2,516.8 million, an increase of $62.2 million or 2.5 percent above current funding
The final bill provides $2,555.6 million, an increase of $101.0 million or 4.1 percent above 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
The Senate bill provides $2,096.1 million, a decrease of $6.2 million or 0.3 percent below current funding
The final bill provides $2,157.3 million, an increase of $55.0 million or 2.6 percent above 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
The Senate bill provides $2,270.9 million, a decrease of $36.7million or 1.6 percent below current funding
The final bill provides $2,282.4 million, a decrease of $25.2 million or 1.1 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
The Senate bill provides $5,155.2 million, an increase of $11.2 million or 2.2 percent above current funding
The final bill provides $5,419.9 million, an increase of $275.9 million or 5.4 percent above current funding