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Continued increases in legislated pay levels for the civil service work force, along with necessary pay and estimates for inflation to cover cost increases for supplies, equipment, and other goods, are expected to have the greatest influence on future year appropriation levels.  These factors are projected in fiscal year 1990 to add about $66.0 million to fiscal year 1986 levels of funding.  This figure represents about 65% of the projected institutional increase of $101.0 million.

Of the projected $15.0 million for science programs, the most important needs will be to replace outdated and obsolete research equipment, especially at the Astrophysical Observatory and Natural History Museum, and to increase the level of technical support to researchers.  All organizations, including science, are looking ahead and emphasizing the need to begin to automate systems, requiring a major investment in equipment and programming support in future years.  The Astrophysical Observatory, in addition, is seeking the development of a multimillion dollar instrument, the submillimeter telescope, over the planning period.

In the area of History and Art, the additional $7.7 million required is associated with Quadrangle operations, automation of systems, collections management, and exhibitions programs.  No substantial added federal funding beyond fiscal year 1986 is projected for the Public Service activities, which for the most part are funded through trust operations.  The projected growth of the Museum Programs, about $4.9 million, is largely directed to securing added library, archival, and conservation laboratory training resources.

Special Program funds are projected to decline from fiscal year 1986 largely as a result of eliminating further funding requirements by 1990 for equipping the Museum Support Center.  Administrative resources are projected to increase slightly, by about $1.0 million.
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