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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.


25 Feb 1997

FY 1998 Dept. Of Defense Budget Request: Basic & Applied Research FYIis expanding its coverage to include the Department of Defense's basic research and applied research budget requests, and subsequent congressional activity. Including other spending, such as development, equipment, and facilities, DOD provides the largest amount of federal R&D funding.

16 Oct 2014

The Air Force Research Laboratory has announced a Notice of Intent to release a Broad Agency Announcement in early November regarding a competition for an Institute for Manufacturing Innovation - Integrated Photonics.  Federal funding of up to $110 million will be made available, with private sector cost sharing of at least 1:1.

10 Dec 1998

When Congress reconvenes in January, Rep. Jerry Lewis will assume a key position having direct control over the Department of Defense budget. As the new chairman of the House National Security Appropriations Subcommittee, Lewis will be in position to greatly influence the FY 2000 budget for DOD's 6.1 and 6.2 budget functions.

9 Oct 1998

Conferees in the House and the Senate have resolved their differences on H.R. 4103, the FY 1999 appropriations bill for the Department of Defense. The House approved the final version of the bill on September 28, the Senate on September 29. The bill now goes to President Clinton to be signed. The conference report accompanying the bill, H. Rpt. 105-746, provides information on funding for DOD research, as described below.

1 Jul 1998


The House, on June 24, passed H.R. 4103, the National Security Appropriations bill for FY 1999, which provides funding for the Department of Defense. The House Appropriations Committee completed its work on the bill on June 17. The details provided below are from the Appropriations Committee report (H. Report 105-591) which accompanies the bill, and from information provided by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. It is not yet known whether any changes to research funding were made on the House floor.

5 Jun 1998

Within the next few weeks, senators will have the opportunity to vote in support of increased spending for the Defense Science and Technology Program. This move is being made to counteract projections for essentially flat S&T funding (after adjusting for inflation) through the year 2003.

21 Dec 1999

If the prediction of a senior defense official is correct, the Clinton Administration will seek a FY 2001 budget for defense science and technology that is $1 billion less than what Congress appropriated this year. Given the fiscal constraints facing the Administration, still operating under the budget caps, it is "not realistic," this official explained, to expect a request equal to this year's appropriation of $8.4 billion. If this official is correct, who was speaking on a "non attribution" basis, spending for 6.1, 6.2, and 6.3 would decline 11.9% in the next fiscal year.

4 Nov 1999

The Clinton Administration is hard at work on the FY 2001 budget request it will submit to Congress early next year. Recently, 76 representatives and 20 senators wrote to President Clinton asking him to submit a defense science and technology budget that is at least 2% over the current inflation rate (which is now running at an annual rate of approximately 2.4%).

26 Oct 1999

Yesterday, President Clinton signed into law the $268 billion defense appropriations bill. Budgets for DOD's 6.1, 6.2, and 6.3 programs would increase between 5.7% and 8.5% under this legislation.

The Army, Navy, and Air Force each have their own science and technology program budgets. There is also a separate defense- wide S&T program budget. The below figures represent total budgets by category:

10 Sep 1999

Within the next few weeks, Congress will vote on a final spending bill for Department of Defense R&D for the new fiscal year starting on October 1. At the same time, the Administration is working on the DOD R&D budget request for FY 2001. Which way these funding levels will go is still in play.