President's FY 2017 Budget Request
On February 9, the White House Office of Management and Budget released the President's Budget Request for FY 2017, which totals approximately $5.8 billion for NOAA and supports investments in: (1) community resilience, (2) evolving the National Weather Service, (3) observational infrastructure, and (4) organizational excellence. NOAA requests a total of $520 million to support the continued and enhanced operations of OAR, an increase of $30.7 million above the FY 2016 enacted. You can find more detailed information in the NOAA FY 2017 Blue Book.
Craig McLean, OAR Assistant Administrator, will hold an OAR Update call from 3-4 pm EST on February 22. If you would like to join the call, please email email@example.com.
FY 2016 Budget Activity
On December 18, 2015 Congress passed Public Law 114-113, the Consolidated Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2016. For NOAA, this bill provides $461.9M for OAR Operations, Research and Facilities (ORF). For OAR Procurement, Acquisition and Construction (PAC), the bill provides $20.0M for Systems acquisition for Research Supercomputing.
As part of the OAR section, the Committee directs that “Given continued resource constraints, it is incumbent on NOAA to ensure that its research programs support the operational mission of each NOAA line office and that research efforts are an integral component in meeting line office program goals and milestones.”
“STEM consolidation.—The Committee does not support NOAA’s proposed STEM education consolidation proposals. The Report states: “The recommendation does not adopt NOAA’s proposed STEM education consolidation proposals for the Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program; the Teacher at Sea Program; the National Sea Grant College Program; or within Ocean Exploration and Research.”
“Extramural research.—The Committee believes that NOAA benefits from collaboration with academia and the private sector with respect to cooperative institutes and competitive research as these relationships build broad community support, leverage external funding for mission-oriented research, strengthen the science within NOAA, and create new advances in scientific knowledge.”
President's FY 2016 Budget Request
On February 2, President Obama issued his proposed FY 2016 budget for NOAA, which totals nearly $6 billion supports investments in our priorities: (1) community and economic resilience, (2) evolving the National Weather Service, (3) observational infrastructure, and (4) organizational excellence. NOAA requests a total of $507 million to support the continued and enhanced operations of OAR, an increase of $60.7 million above the FY 2015 enacted. You can find more detailed information in the NOAA FY 2016 Blue Book, OAR Highlights, and this table of OAR budget activity from FY14-FY16.
Craig McLean, OAR Assistant Administrator, will hold an OAR Update call from 3-4 pm ET on June 1. If you would like to join the call, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We receive many questions about the timing of the budget process. The timeline below is intended as a guide to help explain the process from budget formulation to execution.
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