NA = not available; data collected for this table were not recorded at that level in that particular fiscal year.
nec = not elsewhere classified.
NOTES: Because of rounding, detail may not add to total. In FY 2006, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) reclassified as operational costs funding for Space Operations, the Hubble Space Telescope, the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, and the James Webb Space Telescope that previously had been reported as R&D plant. Between FY 2006 and FY 2007, NASA's R&D obligations decreased for two reasons: (1) in FY 2007, NASA excluded projects that were operational in nature that were not excluded in FY 2006, which accounts for $850 million of the decrease; and (2) there was an overall decrease in obligations between FY 2006 and FY 2007, which accounts for the remainder of the decrease. In FY 2010, NASA resumed reporting International Space Station (ISS) obligations as R&D plant. In FY 2012, NASA began reporting ISS obligations as research rather than R&D plant. In FY 2013, NASA revamped their reporting process so that the final data for FYs 2012–14 forward are not directly comparable with totals reported in previous years. FYs 2009 and 2010 obligations include additional funding provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
SOURCE: National Science Foundation, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, Survey of Federal Funds for Research and Development.
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