Table 4-8
Federal obligations for research and development, by agency and character of work: FY 2008
(Millions of current dollars)
 
Agency Obligations
for total R&D
Basic
research
Applied
research
Development Basic
research (%)
Applied
research (%)
Development
(%)
 
All federal government 114,625 27,559 27,538 59,528 24.0 24.0 51.9
DOD 58,676 1,510 5,345 51,821 2.6 9.1 88.3
HHS 29,657 15,989 13,594 74 53.9 45.8 0.2
DOE 8,212 3,243 2,917 2,052 39.5 35.5 25.0
NASA 6,243 1,298 829 4,117 20.8 13.3 65.9
NSF 4,031 3,692 340 0 91.6 8.4 0.0
USDA 2,357 990 1,197 170 42.0 50.8 7.2
DOC 1,062 108 861 93 10.2 81.1 8.8
DOT 885 3 638 245 0.3 72.0 27.7
DHS 847 191 77 579 22.5 9.1 68.3
DOI 625 43 513 68 6.9 82.1 10.9
EPA 557 97 379 81 17.4 68.1 14.5
VA 480 211 246 23 44.0 51.2 4.8
ED 325 4 202 119 1.3 62.0 36.7
Smithsonian Institution 148 148 0 0 100.0 0.0 0.0
AID 138 6 132 0 4.1 95.9 0.0
All other 382 26 270 86 6.9 70.6 22.5
 

AID = Agency for International Development; DHS = Department of Homeland Security; DOC = Department of Commerce; DOD = Department of Defense; DOE = Department of Energy; DOI = Department of the Interior; DOT = Department of Transportation; ED = Department of Education; EPA = Environmental Protection Agency; HHS = Department of Health and Human Services; NASA = National Aeronautics and Space Administration; NSF = National Science Foundation; USDA = U.S. Department of Agriculture; VA = Department of Veterans Affairs

NOTES: Table lists all agencies with R&D obligations greater than $100 million in FY 2008. Figures for FY 2008 are preliminary.

SOURCE: NSF, Division of Science Resources Statistics, Federal Funds for Research and Development: Fiscal Years 2007–09.

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