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In 2017, Alabama-based federal agencies and laboratories received a federal R&D investment of $8.6 billion. They leveraged that investment via their technology transfer efforts to address societal needs, promote economic development and growth, and enhance U.S. competitiveness. From defense to life sciences to energy to agriculture, Alabama-based federal agencies and labs are meeting the technology transfer mission envisioned by Congress.

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Federal Obligations for R&D in Alabama, 2017 ($ thousands)
All agencies 8,662,528
Department of Agriculture 26,185
Department of Commerce 1,047
Department of Defense 6,892,959
Department of Energy 8,718
Department of Health and Human Services 305,497
Department of Homeland Security 1,009
Department of the Interior 2,669
Department of Transportation 19,644
Environmental Protection Agency 96
National Aeronautics and Space Administration 1,372,066
National Science Foundation 32,638

Source: NSF Science and Engineering Profiles