The current 2009-10 outturn forecast for the Defence Technology and Innovation Centre is £308 million. This can be split into research expenditure of £303 million and operating costs of £5 million.
In April 2009 the Chief Scientific Adviser (CSA) commissioned an internal review of how all Science and Technology (S&T) is delivered within the Ministry of Defence (MOD).
The review determined that in the interests of achieving the best value for money from MOD’s S&T investment, the science|innovation|technology top-level budget (SIT TLB) should stand down, with its tasks integrated in the future by the Centre TLB and the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl). The Defence Technology and Innovation Centre (DTIC) is a part of SIT and thus it too will be standing down.