technology development as recommended. The third priority is to pursue the CMB Technology Development Program, as recommended, to mid-decade review by a decadal survey implementation advisory committee. It is unfortunate that this reduced budget scenario would not permit participation in the JAXA-SPICA mission unless that mission’s development phase is delayed.
The proposed program for NSF has been constrained to fit within an NSF-AST budget doubling scenario, in which $500 million becomes available by 2021 for new activities and the annual NSF-AST budget rises to $325 million. As the example presented in Figure 7.13 shows, it is possible to fund early operations for LSST beginning in 2016, build up the Mid-Scale Innovations Program augmentation,