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In 2017, Massachusetts-based federal agencies and laboratories received a federal R&D investment of $5.2 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, Massachusetts-based federal agencies and labs are meeting the technology transfer mission envisioned by Congress.

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Federal Obligations for R&D in Massachusetts, 2017 ($ thousands)
All agencies 5,238,401
Department of Agriculture 28,532
Department of Commerce 46,463
Department of Defense 1,671,157
Department of Energy 119,376
Department of Health and Human Services 2,651,277
Department of Homeland Security 52,595
Department of the Interior 7,493
Department of Transportation 92,948
Environmental Protection Agency 17,355
National Aeronautics and Space Administration 190,322
National Science Foundation 360,883

Source: NSF Science and Engineering Profiles