Annotated List of 36 Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDC): Fiscal Year 2002

Master Government List of 36 Federally Funded
Research and Development Centers
Fiscal Year 2002

October 30, 2001


The FFRDC is in bold; the administrator of each FFRDC appears in parentheses.

Department of Defense top

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

Administered by other nonprofit institutions [3]:


Department of Energy [6] 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]:


Footnotes

[1] Includes university consortia.

[2] In June 1997 Office of the Secretary of Defense became the sponsor of the Software Engineering Institute. The previous sponsor was DARPA.

[3] That is, other than universities and colleges.

[4] 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 Science and Technology Policy Institute (formerly Critical Technologies Institute). All other agency support to RAND is reported under "other nonprofit institutions excluding FFRDCs."

[5] Although the Institute for Defense Analyses Communications and Computing Federally Funded Research and Development Center has been in existence since 1956, the Department of Defense added it to the Master Government List of Federally Funded Research and Development Centers for the first time in October 1995.

[6] The Department of Energy removed Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) from the Master Government List of Federally Funded Research and Development Centers on February 22, 1999.

[7] In May 1996 the name was changed from Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility.

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

[9] In September 1991 the name was changed from Solar Energy Research Institute.

[10] On April 1, 2000 Oak Ridge National Laboratory acquired a new nonprofit administrator (UT-Battelle, LLC). The previous administrator was the industrial firm Lockheed Martin Energy Research Corp.

[11] In 2000, the name was changed from NCI Frederick Cancer Research and Development Center. It continues to be a Federally Funded Research and Development Center.

[12] Since February 1984 this center includes three former Federally Funded Research and Development Centers: Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory, Kitt Peak National Observatory and the National Solar Observatory (formerly Sacramento Peak Observatory).

[13] October 1, 1998 the Critical Technologies Institute was renamed The Science and Technology Policy Institute.

[14] In October 1998 the Tax Systems Modernization Institute (IIT Research Institute) Lanham, MD was replaced with Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Federally Funded Research and Development Center administered by the MITRE Corp. in McLean, VA.


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