Federal Outlays for General Science, Space and Other Technology:1962 to 2008

Added By Infochimps

The Statistical Abstract files are distributed by the US Census Department as Microsoft Excel files. These files have data mixed with notes and references, multiple tables per sheet, and, worst of all, the table headers are not easily matched to their rows and columns.

A few files had extraneous characters in the title. These were corrected to be consistent. A few files have a sheet of crufty gibberish in the first slot. The sheet order was shuffled but no data were changed.

The tables that were changed (this is table 795):

0166 0257 0362 0429 0445 0446 0459 0461 0462 0464 0465 0466 0467
0469 0479 0480 0481 0482 0483 0484 0485 0486 0487 0559 0628 0629
1144 1227 1231

This dataset consists of a table of 59 rows and 7 columns.

In billions of dollars (1.7 represents $1,700,000,000). For fiscal years ending in year shown; see text, Section 8


  1. Transition quarter (TQ), July to September.
  2. Due to the effects of the Credit Reform Act of 1990 on the measurement and classification of Federal
    credit activities, the discretionary outlays for years prior to 1992 are not strictly comparable to those for
    1992 and after. However, the discretionary outlays shown for 1992 are no more than $1 billion higher than
    they would have been if measured on the same (pre-credit reform) basis as the 1991 outlays.


Public Domain (Government Work)

This dataset was prepared by the government and is therefore in the public domain. There are no restrictions upon its use.