Lightfoot Confirms The Obvious (But Little Else) About NASA's Budget

Update on Budget Process - Update From Acting NASA Administrator Lightfoot

"Last week, the White House released budget guidance to NASA and other government agencies for Fiscal Year 2018. In a normal, non-transition year this guidance - typically called "The Passback" -- would have been received shortly after Thanksgiving. Timing of this budget effort is not unusual during a transition year, but it is also important to point out that discussions are still underway. We're not yet at a point during this deliberative process where we have enough firm details to discuss the budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2018. You may have already heard some of what we are able to share. The Administration is preparing a Fiscal Year 2018 budget that would increase base military spending by $54 billion, to be offset by $54 billion in funds reallocated from the overall pool of resources available for domestic discretionary programs. While the final numbers for the agency and its programs are going through this give and take process, we remain confident in the Administration support for NASA."

- Heads Up NASA People: A Storm Is Coming, earlier post
- Collective Denial At Planetary Science: Vision 2050 Workshop, earlier post
- NASA Budget News Is Not Good, earlier post

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