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Defense R&D Budget Cutting Off FY ’05 Earmarks

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The U.S. DOD's FY 2006 research and development (R&D) budget request cuts off funding for congressional earmarks, which totaled $1 billion in FY '05. DOD is requesting more than $70 billion for R&D in FY '06, with $5.5 billion going to basic and applied research, according to White House science advisor John Marburger. Rather than funding earmarks, the FY '06 budget increases "programs of priority to military leaders," Marburger said in his written testimony.

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