Accession Number ADA589969
Title Federal Research and Development Funding: FY2014. Updated July 30, 2013.
Publication Date Jul 2013
Media Count 58p
Personal Author J. J. Sargent
Abstract Congress has received President Obama's budget request for FY2014, which includes $142.773 billion for research and development (R&D), a $1.861 billion (1.3%) increase from the FY2012 actual funding level of $140.912 billion. The request represents the President's R AND D priorities; Congress may opt to agree with part or all of the request, or may express different priorities through the appropriations process. In particular, Congress will play a central role in determining the extent to which the federal R AND D investment can grow in the context of increased pressure on discretionary spending and how available funding will be prioritized and allocated. Low or negative growth in the overall R AND D investment may require movement of resources across disciplines, programs, or agencies to address priorities. Funding for R AND D is highly concentrated in a few departments. Under President Obama's FY2014 budget request, seven federal agencies would receive 95.3% of total federal R AND D funding, with the Department of Defense (47.8%) and the Department of Health and Human Services (22.4%, primarily for the National Institutes of Health) accounting for more than 70% of all federal R AND D funding. Among the largest changes proposed in the President's request, the R AND D budget of the Department of Defense would fall by $4.625 billion (6.3%), while R AND D funding for the Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) would increase by $1.428 billion. The NIST growth is fueled by increases in funding for its core research laboratories and by the establishment of the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation with $1 billion in mandatory funding. The NNMI seeks to promote the development of manufacturing technologies with broad applications.
Keywords Accounting
Budgets
Congress
Defense systems
Fuels
Health
Investments
Networks
President(United states)
Research management
United states government


 
Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 96 - Business & Economics
92 - Behavior & Society
70B - Management Practice
Corporate Author Congressional Research Service, Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Congressional rept.
NTIS Issue Number 1409
Contract Number N/A

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