Table 4-9
Federal obligations for research and development, by agency and performer: FY 2008
(Millions of dollars)
 
Agency Obligations
for total R&D
Agency
intramural
FFRDCs Extramural
performers
Agency
intramural (%)
FFRDCs (%) Extramural
performers (%)
 
All federal government 114,625 26,828 9,171 78,627 23.4 8.0 68.6
DOD 58,676 15,066 1,770 41,840 25.7 3.0 71.3
HHS 29,657 5,287 527 23,843 17.8 1.8 80.4
DOE 8,212 678 5,400 2,135 8.3 65.8 26.0
NASA 6,243 1,198 1,077 3,969 19.2 17.2 63.6
NSF 4,032 16 207 3,808 0.4 5.1 94.5
USDA 2,357 1,497 0 860 63.5 0.0 36.5
DOC 1,062 830 1 231 78.2 0.1 21.7
DOT 885 250 17 618 28.3 1.9 69.8
DHS 847 225 148 475 26.6 17.4 56.0
DOI 625 532 0 93 85.2 0.0 14.8
EPA 557 407 0 150 73.1 0.0 26.9
VA 480 480 0 0 100.0 0.0 0.0
ED 325 13 0 312 4.0 0.0 96.0
Smithsonian Institution 148 148 0 0 100.0 0.0 0.0
AID 138 17 0 121 12.5 0.0 87.5
All other 382 183 25 174 47.9 6.5 45.7
 

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; FFRDC = federally funded research and development center; 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. Total R&D is basic research, applied research, and development; does not include R&D plant. Intramural activities include actual intramural R&D performance and costs associated with planning and administration of both intramural and extramural programs by federal personnel. Extramural performers includes federally funded R&D performed in the United States and U.S. territories by industry, universities and colleges, other nonprofit institutions, state and local governments, and foreign organizations.

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

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