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FY 2013 National Defense Authorization Act: Science and Technology Funding

Richard M. Jones
Number 8 - January 15, 2013  |  Search FYI  |   FYI Archives  |   Subscribe to FYI

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President Barack Obama signed H.R. 4310, the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2013 on January 2.  This legislation provides policy and budget guidance for the Department of Defense and the National Nuclear Security Administration.  It does not provide the actual funding, which is contained in the yet to be enacted FY 2013 Department of Defense Appropriations Bill. 

This is the first of a series of FYIs on this legislation.  Other issues will review sections of House Report 112-705, the 1,191 page Conference Report accompanying the bill, as it pertains to matters of interest to the physics and science education communities. 

The conference report recommends the following funding levels as listed in charts starting on page 1,050 for the three defense science and technology programs, with figures expressed in thousands of dollars:

ARMY

6.1 Basic Research
FY 2013 Request: $444,071
FY 2013 Authorization: $444,071

6.2 Applied Research
FY 2013 Request: $874,730
FY 2013 Authorization: $884,730

6.3 Advanced Technology Development
FY 2013 Request: $890,722
FY 2013 Authorization: $890,722

Total 6.1, 6.2, 6.3
FY 2013 Request: $2,209,523
FY 2013 Authorization: $2,219,523

NAVY

6.1 Basic Research
FY 2013 Request: $605,021
FY 2013 Authorization: $615,021

6.2 Applied Research
FY 2013 Request: $790,302
FY 2013 Authorization: $790,302

6.3 Advanced Technology Development
FY 2013 Request: $584,402
FY 2013 Authorization: $584,402

Total 6.1, 6.2, 6.3
FY 2013 Request: $1,979,725
FY 2013 Authorization: $1,989,725

AIR FORCE

6.1 Basic Research
FY 2013 Request: $516,034
FY 2013 Authorization: $516,034

6.2 Applied Research
FY 2013 Request: $1,109,053
FY 2013 Authorization: $1,109,053

6.3 Advanced Technology Development
FY 2013 Request: $596,737
FY 2013 Authorization: $606,737

Total 6.1, 6.2, 6.3
FY 2013 Request: $2,221,824
FY 2013 Authorization: $2,231,824

DEFENSE-WIDE (DARPA, etc.)

6.1 Basic Research
FY 2013 Request: $551,748
FY 2013 Authorization: $551,748

6.2 Applied Research
FY 2013 Request: $1,703,881
FY 2013 Authorization: $1,703,881

6.3 Advanced Technology Development
FY 2013 Request: $3,194,413
FY 2013 Authorization: $3,142,413

Total 6.1, 6.2, 6.3
FY 2013 Request: $5,450,042
FY 2013 Authorization: $5,398,042

Richard M. Jones
Government Relations Division
American Institute of Physics
rjones@aip.org
301-209-3095