President Continues to Make Technology a Priority
For Immediate Release: February 2, 2004
President Bush outlined his continued support for science and technology in the FY 2005 budget request he sent to Congress today. Under the proposed plan the Technology Administration (TA) would receive $529.8 million. The funding builds on the President’s continued commitment to research and development, especially in the areas of nanotechnology and cybersecurity.
“The President realizes that technology is central to both our economic security and our homeland security,” said Under Secretary of Technology Phillip J. Bond. “Given the President’s efforts to hold the line on non-defense funding, this budget request represents a significant investment in our science and technology infrastructure that would enable us to both win the war on terror and remain competitive around the world.”
The President’s request for NIST is $521.5 million. The request is divided into three appropriations:
The mission of the Technology Administration is to maximize technology’s contribution to America’s economic growth. OTP's mission is to develop national policies and initiatives to enable technology to best contribute to America’s competitiveness.
NTIS is a repository of much of the government’s technical information that is used by the science and technical communities. NTIS maintains, sells and distributes a collection of scientific and technical information from various federal agencies.
NTIS covers its operating costs through fees for its products and services; in keeping with past practice, there is no FY 2005 appropriation request for the function.