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District of Columbia

In 2017, Washington DC-based federal agencies and laboratories received a federal R&D investment of $4.8 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, Washington DC-based federal agencies and labs are meeting the technology transfer mission envisioned by Congress.

Connect with Washington, DC Laboratories

To learn more about, and connect with, Washington DC's FLC member laboratories, visit FLC Business. The web-based, searchable database displays laboratory profiles with information such as contacts, areas of expertise, laboratory history, website links, and more.

Federal Obligations for R&D in District of Columbia, 2017 ($ thousands)
All agencies 4,867,431
Department of Agriculture 384,266
Department of Commerce 22,987
Department of Defense 2,827,260
Department of Energy 736,914
Department of Health and Human Services 251,599
Department of Homeland Security 85,787
Department of the Interior 47,254
Department of Transportation 156,566
Environmental Protection Agency 94,951
National Aeronautics and Space Administration 119,189
National Science Foundation 140,658

Source: NSF Science and Engineering Profiles