Summary of Defense Division of 2015 Omnibus Appropriations Act
December 9, 2014
2014 total enacted level: $572 billion
2015 total budget request: $554.3 billion
2015 Omnibus: $554.1 billion
Highlights and key points:
- $64 billion for Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO), which is $21.2 billion less than the 2014 enacted level.
- $490.1 billion for the base portion of Department of Defense funding, which is $3.3 billion more than the 2014 enacted level.
- $128 billion for Military Personnel, which is $800 million less than the 2014 enacted level.
- $161.7 billion for Operation and Maintenance, which is $1.8 billion more than the 2014 enacted level.
- $93.8 billion for Procurement, which is $1.0 billion more than the 2014 enacted level.
- $63.7 billion for Research and Development, which is $700 million more than the 2014 enacted level.
- Multiple provisions focused on eliminating sexual assault in the Department of Defense and supporting victims, including: Fully funds request of $275 million for Sexual Assault and Prevention Office (SAPRO) services; and $25 million above the request to continue implementation of a Sexual Assault Special Victims Program.
- To facilitate integration of electronic health records between DoD and VA, the agreement restricts funding for the Defense Healthcare Management Systems Modernization (DHMSM) program pending a report on cost, schedule, and adherence to data standards and acquisition guidance.
- Fully funds Peer Reviewed Medical Research Programs and includes $125 million above the request for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Psychological Health research and $4 million above the request for alcohol and substance abuse research.
- $20 million above the request for suicide prevention and outreach.
- $172 million above the request for Israeli Cooperative Missile Defense programs, and $175 million above the request for Iron Dome.
- $225 million above the request for the Defense Rapid Innovation Program to incorporate small business developments into DoD programs.
- $1.2 billion above the request to enhance National Guard and Reserve equipment.
- $1 billion above the request for a San Antonio Class Amphibious Transport Dock (LPD-17) and $483.6 million for refueling overhaul for the USS George Washington (CVN-73) aircraft carrier.
- The agreement supports the President’s Budget Request for a 1% pay raise for military and civilian personnel.
- The agreement also fully funds the Department of Defense portion of the emergency funding request for Ebola efforts at $112 million.
- The agreement includes $810 million for the European Reassurance Initiative, of which $175 million is for support to the Baltics and Ukraine for training, equipment and associated support.
- The agreement includes a provision as proposed by the House and funding as proposed by the Senate to continue operations of the A-10.
- The agreement includes $3.4 billion for Department of Defense operations targeting ISIL, as well as funds to train and equip Iraqi security forces and the Syrian opposition.