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Defense

APLU advocates for strong investments in defense research and development (R&D) programs funded through the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD). These investments are necessary to spur innovations that safeguard our military personnel and help the U.S. maintain international military leadership. Tomorrow’s military capabilities depend on the R&D investments we make today. Through partnerships with the research community, DOD research is securing our nation’s future military capabilities in areas such as quantum computing, artificial intelligence, and advanced autonomous systems. 

FY2022

APLU’s FY2022 Defense Appropriations Advocacy Document provides additional context regarding our key priorities for defense-related research, as well as justifications to support our funding request levels

Additional FY2022 Resources:  

  • President’s FY2022 Budget Request for the U.S. Department of Defense Overview and Budget Summary [N/A]
  • U.S. House of Representatives FY2022 Defense Appropriations Bill Text and Report Language [N/A]
  • U.S. Senate FY2022 Defense Appropriations Bill Text and Report Language [N/A]
  • Resolution of House – Senate Differences: Bill Text and Report Language [N/A]

 

  • FY2021

    APLU’s FY2021 Defense Appropriations Advocacy Document provides additional context regarding our key priorities for defense-related research, as well as justifications to support our funding request levelsAdditional supporting information is included in APLU’s letter to House and Senate leadership on reconciling difference between the two chambers' FY2021 bills.  

    Additional FY2021 Resources:  

    Coalition Letters for FY2020 funding allocations endorsed by APLU: 

    Member of Congress Dear Colleague Letters Supporting APLU Priorities: 

    • U.S. Representatives Langevin and Waltz: FY2021 DoD S&T allocation 
    • U.S. Representative Lipinski: FY2021 Minerva Research Initiative allocation
  • FY2020

    APLU’s FY2020 Defense Appropriations Advocacy Document provides additional context regarding our key priorities for defense-related research, as well as justifications to support our funding request levels. Additional supporting information is included in APLU’s letter to House and Senate Defense appropriations subcommittee leadership on reconciling difference between the two chambers' bills.  

    Additional FY2020 Resources:  

     

    Coalition Letters for FY2020 funding allocations endorsed by APLU: 

     

  • FY2019

    APLU’s FY2019 Defense Appropriations Advocacy Document provides additional context regarding our key priorities for defense-related research, as well as justifications to support our funding request levels. Additional supporting information is included in APLU’s Conference Letter to House and Senate Defense appropriations subcommittee leadership.  

    Additional FY2019 Resources:  

     

  • FY2018

    APLU’s FY2018 Defense Appropriations Advocacy Document provides additional context regarding our key priorities for defense-related research, as well as justifications to support our funding request levels.  

    Additional FY2018 Resources:  

    • President’s FY2018 Budget Request for the U.S. Department of Defense Overview and Budget Summary 
    • U.S. House of Representatives FY2018 Defense Appropriations Bill Text and Report Language 
    • U.S. Senate FY2018 Defense Appropriations Bill Text and Report Language [N/A] 
    • Resolution of House – Senate Differences: Bill Text and Report Language 

     

  • FY2017

    APLU’s FY2017 Defense Appropriations Advocacy Document provides additional context regarding our key priorities for defense-related research, as well as justifications to support our funding request levels. Additional supporting information is included in APLU’s Conference Letter to House and Senate Defense appropriations subcommittee leadership.  

    Additional FY2017 Resources:  

     

  • FY2016

    APLU’s FY2016 Defense Appropriations Advocacy Document provides additional context regarding our key priorities for defense-related research, as well as justifications to support our funding request levels. Additional supporting information is included in APLU’s Conference Letter to House and Senate Defense appropriations subcommittee leadership.  

    Additional FY2016 Resources: