- Press Release
- Oct 6, 2022
H. Rpt. 107-159 (excerpt) House VA/HUD Report: NASA
NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION
Fiscal year 2002 recommendation $14,951,400,000
Fiscal year 2001 appropriation $14,285,300,000
Fiscal year 2002 budget request 14,511,400,000
Comparison with fiscal year 2001 appropriation +666,100,000
Comparison with fiscal year 2002 request +440,000,000
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration was created by the
National Space Act of 1958. NASA conducts space and aeronautics
research, development, and flight activity designed to ensure and
maintain U.S. preeminence in space and aeronautical endeavors.
The Committee has recommended a total program level of
$14,951,400,000 in fiscal year 2002, which is a increase of $440,000,000
from the budget request and an increase of $666,100,000 compared to the
fiscal year 2001 enacted appropriation.
The Committee notes the oversight of routine infrastructure
revitalization for the Marshall Space Flight Center in the budget
request. Therefore, to correct this oversight, the Committee directs
NASA to accomplish the Fire Alarm System and Sprinkler Repairs in
building 4711 at the Marshall Space Flight Center, and the Utility
Control System Upgrade Phase 2 at the Marshall Space Flight Center.
HUMAN SPACE FLIGHT
(including transfer of funds)
Fiscal year 2002 recommendation $7,322,400,000
Fiscal year 2001 appropriation1 $7,184,652,000
Fiscal year 2002 budget request 7,296,000,000
Comparison with fiscal year 2001 appropriation +137,748,000
Comparison with fiscal year 2002 request +26,400,000
1Includes $1,721,752,000 for expenses and activities which were
appropriated in the Mission Support account in fiscal year 2001.
This appropriation provides for human space flight activities,
including development of the international space station and operation
of the space shuttle. This account also includes support of planned
cooperative activities with Russia, upgrades to the performance and
safety of the space shuttle, and required construction projects in
direct support of the space station and space shuttle programs. Starting
with the fiscal year 2002 appropriation, this account also includes
funding for activities previously carried in the Mission Support
The Committee recommends a total of $7,322,400,000 for the human
space flight account in fiscal year 2002. The recommendation includes a
decrease of $283,600,000 for station research which has been moved to
the Science, Aeronautics and Technology account per the request of the
administration, an increase of $275,000,000 for development of a crew
return vehicle, and an increase of $35,000,000 for rehabilitation of the
VAB at the Kennedy Space Center.
SPACE SHUTTLE PROGRAM
The Committee recommends an increase of $35,000,000 to the budget
request for the Space Shuttle. The increase is to be combined with
$30,000,000 funding from the cancellation of the Electric Auxiliary
Power Unit (EAPU) upgrade program and shall be used for refurbishment of
the Vehicle Assembly Building at the Kennedy Space Center. The remaining
$20,000,000 in the EAPU program is to be used to continue development of
critical technologies needed for an EAPU through a focused technology
risk reduction program. The Committee is concerned that NASA has not
been able to adequately address urgent infrastructure needs and directs
NASA to identify the most urgent upgrades necessary to provide for the
continued safe operation of the shuttle program.
The Committee included language in the fiscal year 2000 conference
report asking for a comprehensive plan for shuttle safety upgrades,
taking into consideration the time that the shuttle would continue as
the only vehicle for human space flight. NASA responded in March of 2000
with such a plan, which had a total projected cost of $1,900,000,000 and
was to be accomplished over a five year period. The Committee responded
favorably to the plan and endorsed the budget request for fiscal year
2001 which represented the first significant funding increment. Now,
little more than one year later, the Committee has been informed that
one of the major upgrades included in the plan, the Electric Auxiliary
Power Unit (EAPU), has been deleted from the plan because of development
and cost problems. The Committee was of the understanding that NASA
would be able to execute the upgrade plan that was provided to the
Congress within the cost constraints of the budget. The cancellation of
the EAPU raises the concern that other upgrades in the plan may fall
into the same category and calls into question the validity of the plan
provided to the Congress. The Committee looks forward to receiving
assurances from NASA that its upgrade plan is based upon technology
which is or will be available in time to accomplish the upgrades within
the cost constraints of the budget.
INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION
The Committee recommendation includes $1,831,300,000 for the
International Space Station. The amount provided is the budget request,
reduced as proposed by the Office of Management and Budget and NASA by
shifting funds for the research component of the station program from
the Human Space Flight account to the Science, Aeronautics and
Technology account. In addition, the Committee recommendation includes
an increase of $275,000,000 for development of the Crew Return Vehicle.
The Committee shares the concerns expressed in the budget request
with regard to the cost increases in the International Space Station
program. The cost increases which have come to light in the past few
months are disturbing and suggest an underlying problem with the
management and execution of the program. Many questions have been
answered as NASA and the administration have investigated the problems
associated with this program, but many more answers are not yet known.
The Committee is trying to find the answers to many basic questions,
such as the exact size of the cost increase, what caused the increases,
what lapses in oversight occurred and what actions are necessary to
ensure they will not recur, and to what extent previously noted concerns
were not addressed. In an attempt to fully understand the nature of the
problem, the Committee has initiated an investigation which will serve
to answer many of these questions and provide the Committee and the
Congress with the information it needs to make the best possible
decisions regarding the future of the program. The Committee has taken
this approach because changes to the ISS program proposed as part of the
budget request, if endorsed without question, would lead the program
down a path which would significantly alter the goals and
accomplishments of the ISS.
The Committee believes that the key problem with the proposed budget
is that it deletes the capability of the ISS to support a permanent crew
of six or seven persons and causes a scaled-down research program. This
result comes from the recommendation in the budget request to delete
development of the seven-person crew return vehicle which would replace
the three-person Soyuz capsule, and the deletion of the habitation
module. In addition, the budget proposal included a significant
reduction of funding for the research segment of the ISS program which
would further undermine the basic reason for building the station, the
achievement of world-class science. The Committee is not able or
prepared to reverse all the actions proposed in the budget request, nor
is the Committee prepared to endorse the actions proposed in the budget
at this time. Instead, the Committee has included in its recommendations
a series of actions which will elicit more complete information and
retain options which will allow the Congress to make an informed
decision as part of the fiscal year 2003 authorization and
Crew Return Vehicle .–The Committee recommendation includes
$275,000,000 for the development of a crew return vehicle, with capacity
for no less than 6 persons, for use with the international space
station. In providing these funds, the Committee is concerned about the
possibility that any future federal funds needed to complete the
development not come at the expense of other elements of the
International Space Station and encourages the Administration to work
with the other partners in the space station program to minimize the
cost to NASA. Specifically, the Committee does not anticipate providing
additional funds for this purpose unless it is made clear that the
Administration and the international partners are committed to the
International Space Station as a research facility. For this reason, the
language included in the bill would rescind the $275,000,000 unless the
Administration requests at least $200,000,000 for the crew return
vehicle in the fiscal year 2003 NASA budget request. In addition, the
recommendation fences the availability of the $275,000,000 provided
until August 1, 2002. By March 1, 2002, the President shall submit to
the Committees on Appropriations of the House and Senate a comprehensive
plan that meets the following terms and conditions:
First, a clear and unambiguous statement on the role of research in
the International Space Station program.
Second, a detailed outline of the efforts being pursued to provide
habitation facilities for a full-time crew of no less than six persons,
including a clear accounting of the full costs, both direct and
indirect, to the U.S. taxpayer of any barter arrangements with
Third, the anticipated costs of the crew return vehicle program by
fiscal year, including the expected U.S. and international partners’
shares of this cost.
Fourth, the relative priority of the crew return vehicle development
program in the context of the International Space Station.
The Committee does not intend to provide any additional funds or
approve the release of any of the $275,000,000 provided in this bill,
until all conditions are fully satisfied.
Research .–The Congress has always supported the International
Space Station because of the promised world-class research the station
was expected to generate. The Committee is concerned that the proposed
answer for the cost increases in the station would place that research
goal in jeopardy by undermining the development of a cadre of
ground-based research efforts leading to eventual flight and by scaling
back the facilities on-board the station. The Committee recommendation
includes moving the research program out of the Human Space Flight
account in order to insulate it more effectively from the ramifications
of future cost growth in the hardware segments of the station. The
amount of funding moved is $283,600,000 which is the amount remaining
after the reductions mandated by the most recent cost increase in the
station program. The Committee is concerned that this amount may not be
adequate and as a short-term measure has added $35,000,000 which is to
be used to augment the Fluids and Combustion Facility Integrated Rack.
The Committee directs NASA to withhold any final determination of the
research program which will be achieved on the ISS until the Congress
has made a final determination on the permanent crew size of the
station. Until that time, NASA is directed to develop an interim
research plan which protects the option to return to the research
program envisioned as part of the ISS prior to the latest cost
SCIENCE, AERONAUTICS AND TECHNOLOGY
(including transfer of funds)
Fiscal year 2002 recommendation $7,605,300,000
Fiscal year 2001 appropriation1 7,077,648,000
Fiscal year 2002 budget request 7,191,700,000
Comparison with fiscal year 2001 appropriation +527,652,000
Comparison with fiscal year 2002 request +413,600,000
1Includes $866,948,000 for expenses and activities which were appropriated
to the Mission Support appropriations account in fiscal year 2001.
This appropriation provides for the research and development
activities of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. These
activities include: space science, life and microgravity science, earth
sciences, aero-space technology, advanced concepts and technology, space
operations, and academic programs. Funds are also included for the
construction, maintenance, and operation of programmatic facilities.
Starting in fiscal year 2002, this account also includes funding for
activities previously carried in the Mission Support appropriations
The Committee recommends $7,605,300,000 for Science, Aeronautics and
Technology in fiscal year 2002. The amount recommended is an increase of
$413,600,000 to the budget request.
The Committee remains deeply troubled by NASA’s unwillingness to
significantly reverse the downward spiral of investment in aeronautics
research and technology. Earlier this year, senior NASA officials
admitted that the program’s aeronautics efforts have declined from
approximately $1,000,000,000 annually in 1994 to just under $400,000,000
today. This decline has occurred as foreign competition has reached
virtual parity with the U.S. aeronautics industry in annual commercial
sales and the Europeans in particular have established a formal “2020
Vision” with a goal to dominate global aeronautics and aviation
services. In addition, by merging the budgets for aeronautics and space
technology into a single “aerospace technology” program element
several years ago, NASA has made it virtually impossible to account for
the current investment in aeronautics. While the Agency has announced
that they are preparing an “aeronautics blueprint strategy” for
release later this year, the Committee is concerned that there is little
meaningful formal input from industry or affiliated aeronautics
organizations to shape the content of that document. For this reason,
the Committee directs NASA to reestablish a consolidated aeronautics
line in the fiscal year 2002 operating plan that comprehensively covers
all research base, focused and advanced technology programs, and related
test facilities and civil service costs. In addition, the Agency shall
notify the Committee within 30 days on how it intends to obtain formal
aeronautics industry and related organization’s input into the proposed
The Committee understands that NASA is planning to centralize
management of all Centers for Commercial Development of Space within a
single office at NASA headquarters. The Committee supports this change,
but feels it is essential that the funding for these Centers not be
diminished or eliminated through this consolidation process. Therefore,
the Committee directs that not less than $4,000,000 be transferred from
Code R to Code U for the administration of the four infrastructure
centers associated with this management change.
As mentioned in the conference report accompanying in the fiscal year
2001 appropriations bill, Public Law 105 261 transferred responsibility
for satellite technology export licensing from the Department of
Commerce to the Department of State to be regulated under the
International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). While scientific
satellites are still covered by the fundamental research exclusion
provided by National Security Directive 189, the unfortunate and
unintended consequence of the jurisdictional move has been that
university-based fundamental science and engineering research, widely
disseminated and unclassified, has become subject to overly restrictive
and inconsistent ITAR direction.
The conferees last year directed Office of Science and Technology
Policy (OSTP) to work jointly with the National Security Council, in
consultation with the NASA Administrator and the Secretary of State, to
expeditiously issue clarification of ITAR that ensures that university
collaborations and personnel exchanges, which are vital to continued
success of federally-funded research, are allowed to continue as they
had under the long-standing fundamental research exception in the Export
The Committee understands that, while OSTP and NASA have proposed
language to the State Department, no clarification has yet been issued.
In the meantime, vital research has been delayed, and in some instances,
universities have had to turn down contract due to the potential for
substantial penalties for violation and uncertainty in the application
of ITAR. The Committee, therefore, requests an immediate report that
clarifies ITAR in a way that allows the highly productive scientific
collaborations to continue under guidelines in place prior to 1999. Upon
the issuance of guidance, NASA shall ensure that university principal
investigators are fully aware of their responsibilities.
The Committee continues to closely follow NASA’s efforts with regard
to the Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) Facility. NASA has
developed a plan to integrate the use of software assurance and IV&V
throughout the agency, and the Committee expects NASA to continue to
implement that plan. Further, NASA should ensure that all projects
undertake an assessment of whether IV&V is appropriate based on the
project cost, size, complexity, life span, risk and consequences of
failure. The Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel noted two IV&V concerns in
its Annual Report for 2000, and made corresponding recommendations.
First, the Panel noted that IV&V technology is not well understood by
the project managers and recommended that NASA develop an appropriate
user-centered course and require software assurance training for all
levels of management. Second, the Panel recommended that NASA ensure a
strong, focused effort on researching and developing new methods to
perform IV&V for emerging technologies. The Committee urges NASA to
assimilate the recommendations of the Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel
into the functions of the IV&V Facility.
Within the Space Science portion of this account, the Committee
recommends $2,759,363,000, a net reduction of $27,000,000 from the
budget request. The Committee recommends the following adjustments to
the budget request:
1. An increase of $1,500,000 for the Center for Space Sciences at
Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas.
2. An increase of $8,000,000 for space solar power.
3. An increase of $1,500,000 for the University of North Carolina,
Chapel Hill, Morehead Planetarium and Science Discovery Outreach Center.
4. An increase of $2,000,000 for the Mid-American Geospatial
Information Center based at the University of Texas at Austin, Center
for Space Research.
5. The Committee directs $13,000,000 be used to continue the
construction of the Propulsion Research Laboratory at the Marshall Space
Flight Center, to be financed using $13,000,000 from the Office of Space
Science in-space propulsion augmentation.
6. A reduction of $20,000,000 from the budget request for the Next
Generation Space Telescope. The remaining funding of $72,100,000
represents an increase of 60 percent when compared to the fiscal year
7. A reduction of $10,000,000 from the New Millennium program.
8. A reduction of $10,000,000 from the STEREO program.
BIOLOGICAL AND PHYSICAL RESEARCH
Within the Biological and Physical Research portion of this account,
the Committee recommends $710,920,000, a net increase of $350,000,000 to
the budget request. The Committee is aware of efforts being undertaken
at Florida Atlantic University and Virginia Commonwealth University in
the area of telemedicine and distance enabling technologies and
encourages NASA to work with those institutions to develop innovative
programs for NASA’s use. The Committee recommends the following
adjustments to the budget request:
1. An increase of $343,600,000 for space station research consisting
of a transfer of $283,600,000 from Human Space Flight, and an increase
of $60,000,000 for the Fluids and Combustion Facility and other priority
space station research.
2. An increase of $3,000,000 for the Space Radiation program at Loma
Linda University Hospital.
3. An increase of $2,000,000 for Earth University to research Chagas
4. An increase of $1,000,000 for the development of
machine/bio-interface devices to provide advanced diagnosis and
5. An increase of $400,000 for the Center for Research and Training
in gravitational biology at North Carolina State.
Within the Earth Sciences portion of this account, the Committee
recommends $1,516,728,000, a net increase of $1,750,000 to the budget
request. The Committee recommends the following adjustments to the
1. An increase of $1,000,000 for the New Jersey NASA Specialized
Center of Research and Training. The Committee commends the work of this
organization and its application not only to long-duration space
missions but its impact on the agricultural and environmental business
sectors. The Committee encourages NASA to continue funding these vital
efforts and recommends the agency create a technology development and
demonstration center in New Jersey focusing on life support issues in
2. An increase of $2,000,000 for the Advanced Tropical Remote Sensing
Center of the National Center for Tropical Remote Sensing Applications
and resources at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric
3. An increase of $450,000 for continuation of emerging research that
applies remote sensing technologies to forest management practices at
the State University of New York, College of Environmental Sciences and
4. An increase of $1,500,000 for NASA’s Regional Application Center
for the Northeast.
5. An increase of $855,000 for operations of the applications center
for remote sensing at Fulton-Montgomery Community College, Johnston, New
6. An increase of $15,000,000 for the Institute of Software Research
for development and construction of research facilities.
7. An increase of $750,000 for on-going activities at the Goddard
Institute for Systems, Software, and Technology Research, including UAV
and remote sensing technology research.
8. An increase of $750,000 for the Clustering and Advanced Visual
9. An increase of $5,000,000 for data storage back-up and recovery
managed services that supports the Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
programs, providing heterogeneous support to existing information
systems and scalability to serve future requirements.
10. An increase of $1,000,000 for the Triana Science Team to continue
its work in preparation for future launch. The Committee encourages the
earliest possible launch of Triana.
11. An increase of $750,000 for next generation sensing equipment, at
Ben Gurion University to be used to correlate measurements taken by
aircraft and satellites.
12. An increase of $3,000,000 to be transferred to the Air Force
Research Laboratory (PE 602204F Aerospace Sensors) to develop dual-use
lightweight space radar technology.
13. An increase of $1,500,000 for the United States portion of a
joint U.S./Italian satellite development program to remotely observe
14. A decrease of $30,000,000 for the budget request for the EOS
follow-on program. After this reduction the program is funded at
$99,622,000, an increase of $44,600,000 compared to the fiscal year 2001
15. A decrease of $1,805,000 from the budget request for information
systems for the Earth Science Program Sciences.
Within the Aero-Space Technology portion of this account, the
Committee recommends $2,430,789,000, a net increase of $60,045,000 to
the budget request. Recognizing the importance to NASA and our Nation of
dramatically improving the affordability and reliability of access to
space, the Committee has recommended the full budget request for the
Space Launch Initiative. The Committee is encouraged by the testing of
peroxygen-based fuels, including hydrogen peroxide, as a fuel source in
the SLI and notes the fuel’s potential energy density, storability and
environmental benefits. Therefore, the Committee urges the continued
testing of hydrogen peroxide as a fuel source and expects NASA to secure
hydrogen peroxide from domestic suppliers consistent with the Buy
America provisions of this Act. The Committee recommends that NASA take
all necessary steps to keep hardware related to the X 34 program until
the end of June, 2002 or such time as the Air Force makes a
determination to either proceed or not proceed with the X 34 program.
The Committee recommends the following adjustments to the budget
1. An increase of $7,500,000 for the Ultra Efficient Engine
Technology for a total budget of $47,500,000 in fiscal year 2002.
2. An increase of $3,000,000 for the Earth Alert project at the
Goddard Space Flight Center.
3. An increase of $2,500,000 for the NASA-Illinois Technology
Commercialization Center at DuPage County Research Park.
4. An increase of $200,000 for the Rural Technology Transfer and
Commercialization Center of Durant, Oklahoma.
5. An increase of $2,000,000 for the University of New Orleans
Composites Research Center for Excellence at Michoud, Louisiana.
6. An increase of $550,000 for the aircraft fractional ownership test
7. An increase of $1,500,000 for the Glennan Microsystem Initiative.
8. An increase of $3,000,000 for the Polymer Energy Rechargeable
9. An increase of $500,000 for continued development of nickel metal
hydride battery technology.
10. An increase of $2,000,000 for Wayne State University for the
Smart Sensor Initiative.
11. An increase of $1,000,000 for the University of Alabama,
Huntsville, Aviation Safety Laboratory.
12. An increase of $1,000,000 to be used for continued development of
an electric/diesel hybrid engine at Bowling Green University.
13. The following programs are to be funded within the Aviation
System Capacity program; $4,200,000 for the HITS multilateration sensor
and surveillance server for Airport Surface Detection and Management
System, $1,200,000 for the development of the Dynamic Runway Occupancy
Measurement System, $1,400,000 for development of a Runway Taxi Route
Detection and Conformance Monitoring System, and $5,000,000 for Project
14. An increase of $3,000,000 to expand the Space Alliance Technology
Outreach Program, including NASA business incubators, in Florida and New
15. An increase of $1,000,000 for the Advanced Interactive Discovery
Environment engineering research program at Syracuse University.
16. An increase of $8,000,000 for the National Center of Excellence
in Photonics and Microsystems in New York.
17. An increase of $2,500,000 for the Virtual Collaboration Center at
the North Carolina GigaPop.
18. An increase of $2,000,000 for the Garrett Morgan
Commercialization Initiative in Ohio.
19. An increase of $3,500,000 is provided to the Institute for
Software Research for the following activities; $750,000 for on-going
research at Marshall Space Flight Center in the areas of advanced and
breakthrough solutions for interstellar propulsion, $1,750,000 for
on-going activities in support of Dryden Flight Research Center’s
Intelligent Flight Control System research project, and $1,000,000 for
the development of advanced composite materials for a super lightweight
prototype structure and a generic carrier for the space shuttle orbiter.
20. An increase of $9,000,000 for hydrogen research being conducted
by the Florida State University System.
21. An increase of $5,000,000 for space biotechnology research and
commercial applications to be conducted at the University of Florida.
22. An increase of $2,000,000 to be transferred to the Air Force
Research Laboratory (PE 602204F Aerospace Sensors) to install a baseline
Silent Sentry System at Kennedy Space Center and for AFRL to conduct an
evaluation of the ability for Silent Sentry to replace current range
23. A reduction of $6,200,000 to the budget request for the Aviation
Systems Capacity program, leaving a funding level of $94,400,000 and an
increase of $24,951,000 compared to the fiscal year 2001 appropriation.
24. The Committee directs NASA to fund the National Technology
Transfer Center at no less than $7,500,000 in fiscal year 2002.
25. An increase of $500,000 for aerospace projects being accomplished
by the Montana Aerospace Development Authority.
Within the Academic Programs portion of this account, the Committee
recommends $188,500,000, a net increase of $34,800,000 to the budget
request. The Committee urges the full inclusion and participation of
Lincoln and Cheney Universities in Pennsylvania in NASA’s Minority
University Research and Education Program. The Committee believes that
it is important for NASA to provide long-term support for the
NASA-sponsored Center for Excellence in Immersive and High Definition
Science Education Technologies and expects to receive such a request as
an integral component of the fiscal year 2003 budget submission. The
Committee recommends the following adjustments to the budget request:
1. An increase of $500,000 for the Richland School District One
Aeronautics Education Laboratory, located in Columbia, South Carolina.
2. An increase of $500,000 for the NASA Educator Resource Center at
South East Missouri State University.
3. An increase of $1,000,000 for the Carl Sagan Discovery Science
Center at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore Medical Center to
implement the educational programming for this science learning project.
4. An increase of $2,500,000 for the JASON Foundation.
5. An increase of $4,000,000 for continuation of programs at the
American Museum of Natural History.
6. An increase of $1,000,000 for the Sci-Port Discovery Center at
7. An increase of $2,000,000 for the NASA Glenn “Gateway to the
Future: Ohio Pilot” project.
8. An increase of $500,000 for the Challenger Learning Center of
9. An increase of $500,000 for Challenger Learning Centers in Illinois.
10. An increase of $500,000 for the Challenger Learning Center at
Wheeling Jesuit University.
11. An increase of $2,000,000 for the Alan B. Shepard Discovery
Center in New Hampshire.
12. An increase of $2,000,000 to the U.S. Space and Rocket Center for
an Educational Training Center.
13. An increase of $600,000 for academic and infrastructure needs at
St. Thomas University in Miami, Florida.
14. An increase of $1,000,000 for the Ohio View Consortium.
15. An increase of $2,000,000 for the Von Braun Scholarship program.
16. An increase of $3,000,000 for the Alabama Math, Science, and
17. An increase of $1,500,000 for the Sci-Quest Hands-on Science
18. An increase of $2,000,000 for the Alabama Supercomputer Educational
19. An increase of $2,000,000 to the Educational Advancement Alliance
to support the Alliance’s math, science, and technology enrichment
20. An increase of $5,000,000 for the National Space Grant College
and Fellowship program.
21. An increase of $500,000 for Science, Engineering, Math and
Aerospace Academy programs at Central Arizona College.
22. An increase of $200,000 to enhance K 12 science education through
a program of the Middle Tennessee State University.
OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL
Fiscal year 2002 recommendation $23,700,000
Fiscal year 2001 appropriation 23,000,000
Fiscal year 2002 budget request 23,700,000
Comparison with fiscal year 2001 appropriation +700,000
Comparison with fiscal year 2002 request 0
The Office of the Inspector General was established by the Inspector
General Act of 1978 and is responsible for audit and investigation of
all agency programs.
The Committee recommends $23,700,000 for the Office of the Inspector
General in fiscal year 2002, an increase of $700,000 to the amount
provided in fiscal year 2001 and the same as the budget for fiscal year
The bill includes four administrative provisions as carried in prior
appropriations acts, three of which were proposed in the budget.