Master Govt List of Federally Funded Research and Development Centers FY 1998

Fiscal Year 1998

Revised March 31, 1998


Note: The administrator of each FFRDC appears in parentheses

* Department of Defense

Office of the Secretary of Defense

Administered by universities and colleges [1]:

Administered by other nonprofit institutions [3]:

National Security Agency

Administered by other nonprofit institutions [3]:

Department of the Navy

Administered by other nonprofit institutions [3]:

Department of the Air Force

Administered by universities and colleges [1]:

Administered by other nonprofit institutions [3]:

Department of the Army [8]

Administered by other nonprofit institutions [3]:


* Department of Energy [9] top


Administered by industrial firms:

Administered by universities and colleges [1]:

Administered by other nonprofit institutions [3]:


*Department of Health and Human Services top

National Institutes of Health

Administered by industrial firms:


*National Aeronautics and Space Administration top

Administered by universities and colleges [1]:


* National Science Foundation top

Administered by universities and colleges [1]:

Administered by other nonprofit institutions [3]:


* Nuclear Regulatory Commission top

Administered by other nonprofit institutions [3]:


* Department of Transportation top

Federal Aviation Administration

Administered by other nonprofit institutions [3]:


* Department of Treasury top

Internal Revenue Service

Administered by other nonprofit institutions [3]:


1. Includes university consortia.

2. In June 1997 Office of the Secretary of Defense, not DARPA, became the sponsor of the Software Engineering Institute.

3. That is, other than universities and colleges.

4. Logistics Management Institute moved from Bethesda, MD to McLean, VA in May 1994.

5. The following portions of the RAND Corporation are FFRDCs: National Defense Research Institute (formerly Defense/Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff), Project Air Force, the Arroyo Center and the Critical Technologies Institute. All other agency support to RAND is reported under "other nonprofit institutions excluding FFRDCs."

6. Only the C3I Federally Funded Research & Development Center and the Center for Advanced Aviation System Development parts of the MITRE Corporation are FFRDCs. All other agency support to MITRE is reported under "other nonprofit institutions excluding FFRDCs."

7. Although the Institute for Defense Analyses Communications and Computing FFRDC has been in existence since 1956, the Department of Defense added it to the Master Government List of FFRDCs for the first time in October 1995.

8. The Department of the Army decertified the Institute for Advanced Technology (University of Texas), Austin, TX as an FFRDC in November 1993.

9. The Department of Energy decertified Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory, Hanford Engineering Development Laboratory, and Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory as FFRDCs in October/November 1992. The Department of Energy removed from the Master Government List of FFRDCs (1) the Energy Technology Engineering Center in November 1995 and (2) the Inhalation Toxicology Research Institute in May 1996.

10. In May 1996 the name was changed from Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility.

11. On March 1, 1998 Brookhaven National Laboratory acquired a new nonprofit administrator (Brookhaven Science Associates, Inc.). The previous administrator was a university consortium.

12. In September 1991 the name was changed from Solar Energy Research Institute.

13. Since February 1984 this center includes three former FFRDCs: Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory, Kitt Peak National Observatory and the National Solar Observatory (formerly Sacramento Peak Observatory).


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