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In 2017, Texas-based federal agencies and laboratories received a federal R&D investment of $5.1 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, Texas-based federal agencies and labs are meeting the technology transfer mission envisioned by Congress.

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Federal Obligations for R&D in Texas, 2017 ($ thousands)
All agencies 5,197,598
Department of Agriculture 99,729
Department of Commerce 10,794
Department of Defense 1,763,122
Department of Energy 65,107
Department of Health and Human Services 1,135,027
Department of Homeland Security 20,309
Department of the Interior 11,101
Department of Transportation 40,060
Environmental Protection Agency 5,956
National Aeronautics and Space Administration 1,738,880
National Science Foundation 307,514

Source: NSF Science and Engineering Profiles