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FY 2015 Commerce, Justice, Science
and Related Agencies Appropriations

The main agencies of concern to the geoscience community in the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies appropriations are the National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP).


Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations Process (millions of dollars)

Account
FY 12
Enacted
FY 13
Enacted
FY 14
Enacted
Percent Change
FY 12 -
FY 14
Percent Change
FY 13 -
FY 14
FY 15
President's Request (PR)
Percent Change
FY 14 -
FY 15 PR
National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA)
17770

16865.2

17646.5
-0.7
4.6
17460
-1.1
- Science
5073.7
4718^
5151.2
1.5
9.2
4972
-3.5
-- Earth Science
1765.7
1659.2
1826
3.4
10.1
1770
-3.1
---  Research
441.1
422.9
-
-
-
-
-
--- Earth Systematic Missions
880.9
823.5
-
-
-
-
-
--- Earth System Science Pathfinder
187.5
169.3
-
-
-
-
-
--- Multi-Mission Operations
168.6
162.2
-
-
-
-
-
--- Technology
51.2
48.9
-
-
-
-
-
--- Applied Sciences 
36.4
32.5
-
-
-
-
-
-- Planetary Science
1501.4
1271.5
1345
-10.4
5.8
1280
-4.8
-- Astrophysics
648.4
617
668
3
8.3
607
-9.1
-- Heliophysics
644.9
606.3
654
1.4
7.9
669
2.3
- Aeronautics
569.4
542^
566
-0.6
4.4
551
-2.7
- Space Technology
-
624^
576
-
-7.7
706
22.6
- Exploration 
3707.3
3797^
3942^
10.9
3.8
3976
0.9
- Space Operations
4184
3761^
3778
-9.7
0.5
3605
-4.6
- Education 
136.1
120^
116.6
-14.3
-2.8
89
-16.6
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
750.8
769.4
850
13.2
10.5
900
5.9
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
4975
4747.8/
5057.5**
5314.6
6.8

11.9/5.1

5496.7
3.2
- National Weather Service (NWS)
988.9
877^
954^
-3.5
8.8
927
-2.8
- National Ocean Service (NOS)
647.3
473^
472^
-27.1
-0.2
492
4.2
- National Environmental Satellite Service
-
178
187
-
5.1
191
2.1
- Oceanic & Atmospheric Research (OAR)
377.3
369^
416^
10.3
12.7
449
7.9
- Education Programs
29.8
25.3
25.4***
-14.8
0.4
-
-
National Science Foundation
7172
6901.9^
7171.9
0
4.2
7255
1.2
- Research & Related Activities 
5689
5666^
5939^
2.1
4.8
5927
-0.2
-- Geosciences Directorate
1321.4
1273.8
1303^
-1.4
2.3
1304.4
0.1
--- Atmospheric & Geospace Sciences
258.7
245^
250.5^
-3.2
2.2
250.6
0.04
--- Earth Sciences
183.4
173.8^
177.6^
-3.2
2.2
177.8
0.1
--- Ocean Sciences
351.8
343.8^
356.5^
1.3
3.7
357
0.1
--- Polar Programs
436.2
426.5^
434.6^
-0.4
1.9
435.1
0.1
--- Integrative & Collaborative Education & Research
91.3
84.7^
83.9^
-8.1
-0.9
84
0.1
> Seismological Facilities for the Advancement of Georsciences and EarthScope (SAGE)
26.1
24.4^
24.4^
-6.5
0
24.4
0
> Geodetic Facilities for the Advancement of Geoscience and Earthscope (GAGE)
11.9
9.3^
11.6^
-2.5
24.7
11.6
0
> Academic Research Fleet
93
84.1^
84^
-9.7
-0.1
87
3.6
> National Astronomy & Ionosphere Center (Arecibo Observatory)
9.3
3.3^
3.5^
-62.4
6.1
4
14.3
> National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
103
95.8^
95.2^
-7.6
-0.6
98.2
3.2
> International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP)
51.7
47.7^
50^
-3.3
4.8
48
-4
- Major Research Equipment & Facilities Construction
198.1
196.5^
200
1
1.5
200.8
0.4
--Ocean Observatories Initiative
-
-
-
-
-
55
-
- Education & Human Resources
830.5
834.6^
846.5
1.9
2.1
889.8
5.1
Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP)
4.5
4.5
5.5
22.2
22.2
-
-

 

* Total NIST discretionary spending (Source: NIST FY 2014 Appropriations Summary)
** Second numbers include supplmental funding (Source: NOAA FY 2013 Operating Plan)
*** FY 2014 Base Program Amount (Source: NOAA FY 2014 Budget Estimates)
^ FY 2013 Actual and FY 2014 Estimate (Sources: Fiscal Year 2015 President's Request and Directorate for Geosciences FY 2015 Budget Request)

Sources: President's FY 2015 Budget Request, FY 2014 Omnibus Spending Bill, Division B, NIST FY 2014 Appropriations Summary, NSF FY 2015 President's Request, NASA FY 2015 President's Request, NASA FY 2015 Budget Request for Science, NASA FY 2014 President's Request, NASA FY 2013 Operating Plan, NOAA FY 2014 Blue Book, NOAA FY 2013 Operating Plan, OSTP FY 2014 Budget Submission, OSTP FY 2013 Budget Submission, UCAR FY 2014 Atmospheric Sciences Overview, Directorate for Geosciences FY 2015 Budget Request, Department of Commerce FY 2015 Budget Justification


President's Request for FY 2015

The President released his budget proposal for fiscal year (FY) 2014 on April 10, 2013. Details about the Department of Commerce's budget request can be found here. More detailed information for NASA, NIST, NOAA, and NSF will be available soon.

Please send any comments or requests for information to the AGI Geoscience Policy at govt@agiweb.org.

Prepared by Abigail Seadler , AGI Geoscience Policy Staff

Last updated March 14, 2014

 

 

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