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In 2017, Arkansas-based federal agencies and laboratories received a federal R&D investment of $170 million. 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, Arkansas-based federal agencies and labs are meeting the technology transfer mission envisioned by Congress.

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Federal Obligations for R&D in Arkansas, 2017 ($ thousands)
All agencies 170,025
Department of Agriculture 36,742
Department of Commerce 50
Department of Defense 58,213
Department of Energy 2,904
Department of Health and Human Services 57,748
Department of Homeland Security 95
Department of the Interior 144
Department of Transportation 244
Environmental Protection Agency 21
National Aeronautics and Space Administration 612
National Science Foundation 13,252

Source: NSF Science and Engineering Profiles