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In 2017 California-based federal agencies and laboratories received a federal R&D investment of $15.7 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, California-based federal agencies and labs are meeting the technology transfer mission envisioned by Congress.

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Federal Obligations for R&D in California, 2017 ($ thousands)
All agencies 15,739,416
Department of Agriculture 144,486
Department of Commerce 29,621
Department of Defense 5,368,195
Department of Energy 2,172,443
Department of Health and Human Services 3,842,004
Department of Homeland Security 87,998
Department of the Interior 86,444
Department of Transportation 39,427
Environmental Protection Agency 13,286
National Aeronautics and Space Administration 3,291,100
National Science Foundation 664,414

Source: NSF Science and Engineering Profiles