Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations: FY 2018

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The main agencies of interest to the geoscience community in the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies appropriations bill are the National Aeronautics 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).


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 FY 2018 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies
 House and Senate Reports (in millions of dollars)
Account
FY 17
Enacted
FY 18
President's Request
House Committee Report
Senate Committee Report
FY 18 Omnibus
Percent Change (%) FY 17 Enacted - FY 18 Omnibus Bill
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
19,653
19,092.2
19,871.8
19,529.3
 
 
Science
5,765
5,711.8
5,585.5
5,571.8
 
 
- Earth Science
-
1,754.1
1,704
1,921
 
 
 --  Research
-
406.7
-
-
 
 
 -- Earth Systematic Missions
-
778.0
-
-
 
 
 -- Earth System Science Pathfinder
-
264.5
-
-
 
 
 -- Multi-Mission Operations
-
196.5
-
-
 
 
 -- Technology
-
60.4
-
-
 
 
 -- Applied Sciences 
-
47.9
-
-
 
 
- Planetary Science
-
1,929.5
2,120.9
1,611.9
 
 
- Astrophysics
-
816.7
822
816.7
 
 
- James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)
-
533.7
533.7
533.7
 
 
- Heliophysics
-
677.8
677.9
688.5
 
 
- Eduation - - - 44    
Aeronautics
660
624.0
660
650
 
 
Space Technology
686.5
678.6
686.5
700
 
 
Exploration 
4,324
3,934.1
4,550
4,395
 
 
Space Operations
4,950.7
4,740.8
4,676.6
4,751.5
 
 
Education 
100
37.3
90
100
 
 
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
954
725
865
944
 
 
Scientific and Technical Research and Services
690
600
660
695
 
 
Industrial Technology Services
153
21
105
145
 
 
Construction of Research Facilities
109
104
100
104
 
 
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
5,675.4
4,775.3
4,965.7
5,590.3
 
 
Operations, Research, and Facilities
-
2,965.6
3,431.7
3,416.4
 
 
- National Ocean Service (NOS)
-
440.1
462.7
533.2
 
 
- Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR)
-
350.0
448.8
477.7
 
 
- National Weather Service (NWS)
-
1058.1
973
987.5
 
 
National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS)
-
-
236.8
234.3
 
 
Mission Support
-
-
247.7
265
 
 
 -- Office of Education
26.6
0.0
19.2
27
 
 
National Science Foundation (NSF)
7,472.2
6,652.9
7,400
7,311.1
 
 
Research and Related Activities 
6,033.6
5,361.7
6,033.7
5,917.8
 
 
- Geosciences Directorate (GEO)
-
783.3
-
-
 
 
 -- Atmospheric & Geospace Sciences
-
227.7
-
-
 
 
 -- Earth Sciences
-
161
-
-
 
 
 -- Ocean Sciences
-
323
-
-
 
 
 -- Polar Programs
-
-
-
-
 
 
 -- Integrative & Collaborative Education & Research
-
71.6
-
-
 
 
 > Seismological Facilities for the Advancement of Georsciences and EarthScope (SAGE)
-
-
-
-
 
 
 > Geodetic Facilities for the Advancement of Geoscience and Earthscope (GAGE)
-
-
-
-
 
 
 > Academic Research Fleet
-
-
-
-
 
 
 > National Astronomy & Ionosphere Center (Arecibo Observatory)
-
-
-
-
 
 
 > National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
-
-
-
-
 
 
 > Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR)
-
-
170.7
160
 
 
 > International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP)
-
-
48
-
 
 
Major Research Equipment & Facilities Construction
209
182.8
77.8
182.8
 
 
Education and Human Resources (EHR)
880
760.6
880
862.4
 
 
Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP)
5.5
5.5
5.5
5.5
 
 

Sources: Senate Report on FY 2018 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies AppropriationsHouse Report on FY 2018 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies AppropriationsPresident's FY 2018 Budget Request, FY 2018 NOAA BluebookFY 2018 NASA Budget EstimateFY 2018 NSF Budget RequestNIST FY18 Budget ReviewEOP Fiscal Year 2018 Congressional Budget SubmissionFY 2017 Omnibus Spending Bill (Division B)

 

 FY 2018 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies
 President's Request (in millions of dollars)
Account
FY 2015 Enacted
FY 2016
Enacted
FY 2017 Enacted FY 2018 President's Request

Percent (%) Change 
FY 17 Omnibus Bill - FY 18 President's Request

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

18010.2
19285
19653 19092.2 -2.85
- Science
5244.7
5589.4
5765 5711.8 -0.92
-- Earth Science
1772.5
1921
- 1754.1 -
--- Earth Science Research
-
-
- 406.7 -
--- Earth Systematic Missions
-
-
- 778 -
--- Earth System Science Pathfinder
-
-
- 264.5 -
--- Earth Science Multi-Mission Operations
-
-
- 196.5 -
--- Earth Science Technology
-
-
- 60.4 -
--- Applied Sciences 
-
-
- 47.9 -
-- Planetary Science
1437.8
1631
- 1929.5 -
-- Astrophysics
684.8
730.6
- 816.7 -
-- James Webb Space Telescope
645.4
620
- 533.7 -
-- Heliophysics
662.2
649.8
- 677.8 -
- Aeronautics
651
640
660 624 -5.45
- Space Technology
596
686.5
686.5 678.6 -4.24
- Exploration 
4356.7
4030
4324 3934.1 -9.02
- Space Operations
3827.8
5029.2
4950.7 4740.8 -4.24
- Education 
119
115
100 37.3 -62.70
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
863.9
964
954 725 -24.00
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
5441
5765.6
5675.4 4775.3 -15.86
- National Weather Service (NWS)
1087.4
988.8
- 1058.1 -
- National Ocean Service (NOS)
493.3
500.1
- 440.1 -
- Oceanic & Atmospheric Research (OAR)
446.3
461.9
- 350 -
- Mission Support - - - - -
-- Office of Education+
27.6
26.6
26.6 0 -100%
National Science Foundation (NSF)
7344.2
7463.5
7472.2 6652.9 -10.96
- Research & Related Activities 
5933.6
6033.6
6033.6 5361.7 -11.14
-- Geosciences Directorate (GEO)
1319~
1318.5
- 783.3 -
--- Atmospheric & Geospace Sciences (AGS)
252.2~
253.7
- 227.7 -
--- Earth Sciences (EAR)
178.3
179.4
- 161 -
--- Ocean Sciences (OCE)
355.9
359.9
- 323 -
--- Polar Programs
443
441.8
- - -
--- Integrative & Collaborative Education & Research (ICER)
84.2
83.7
- 71.6 -
> Seismological Facilities for the Advancement of Georsciences and EarthScope (SAGE)
24.3
24.3
- - -
> Geodetic Facilities for the Advancement of Geoscience and Earthscope (GAGE)
11.6
11.6
- - -
> Academic Research Fleet
82
86.8
- - -
> National Astronomy & Ionosphere Center (Arecibo Observatory)
4
4.1
- - -
> National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
98.7
99.7
- - -
> International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP)
48
48
- - -
- Major Research Equipment & Facilities Construction
200.8
200.3
209 182.8 -12.54
-- Ocean Observatories Initiative
14
14
- - -
- Education & Human Resources
866
880
880 760.6 -13.57
Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP)
5.5
5.5
5.5 5.5 0

+Formerly Education Program

Sources: EOP Fiscal Year 2018 Congressional Budget SubmissionPresident's FY 2018 Budget RequestFY 2018 NOAA BluebookFY 2018 NASA Budget EstimateFY 2018 NSF Budget RequestFY 2017 Omnibus Spending Bill (Division B)FY 2017 House Committee ReportFY 2017 Senate Committee Report, President's FY 2017 Budget RequestFY 2017 Department of Commerce Budget JustificationFY 2017 NOAA BluebookFY 2017 NASA Budget JustificationFY 2017 NSF Geosciences Direcorate Budget JustificationFY 2016 Omnibus Spending Bill (Division B)FY 2016 Senate Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Committee ReportFY 2016 House Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations ReportFY 2016 NASA Budget JustificationFY 2016 NSF Budget JustificationFY 2016 NIST Budget JustificationFY 2015 Omnibus Spending Bill (Division B)FY 2015 Senate Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations ReportFY 2015 House Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations ReportNSF FY 2015 President's RequestNASA FY 2015 President's RequestNASA FY 2015 Budget Request for Science, Directorate for Geosciences FY 2015 Budget RequestDepartment of Commerce FY 2015 Budget Justification

 

 

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Prepared by Michelle Barreto and Danielle Woodring, Geoscience Policy Associates, and Abby Ackerman, Geoscience Policy Intern.

Last updated July 19, 2017.