Defense Research: DoD's Research, Development, Test and Evaluation Program [Updated October 1, 2003] [open pdf - 103KB]
In its FY2004 budget proposal, the Bush Administration requested $380 billion for the Department of Defense, including $61.8 billion in Title IV Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (RDT&E) funding. This year's RDT&E request is $5 billion more than the amount available for RDT&E in FY2003, and represents the largest single-year request in constant dollars going back to FY1962. The Administration requested $7.7 billion in research and development for missile defenses, $1 billion more than what is available in FY2003. The Senate voted to authorize $63.1 billion on RDT&E, including $10.7 billion on S&T ($1.4 billion of which would go toward basic research).
CRS Issue Brief for Congress, IB10062