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In 2017, Iowa-based federal agencies and laboratories received a federal R&D investment of $519 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, Iowa-based federal agencies and labs are meeting the technology transfer mission envisioned by Congress.

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Federal Obligations for R&D in Iowa, 2017 ($ thousands)
All agencies 519,991
Department of Agriculture 83,713
Department of Commerce 352
Department of Defense 140,664
Department of Energy 46,810
Department of Health and Human Services 188,357
Department of Homeland Security 0
Department of the Interior 5,861
Department of Transportation 7,111
Environmental Protection Agency 16
National Aeronautics and Space Administration 5,689
National Science Foundation 41,417

Source: NSF Science and Engineering Profiles