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In 2017, Washington-based federal agencies and laboratories received a federal R&D investment of $2.6 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-based federal agencies and labs are meeting the technology transfer mission envisioned by Congress.

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Federal Obligations for R&D in Washington, 2017 ($ thousands)
All agencies 2,621,720
Department of Agriculture 53,012
Department of Commerce 53,234
Department of Defense 836,764
Department of Energy 428,087
Department of Health and Human Services 1,020,331
Department of Homeland Security 9,801
Department of the Interior 26,471
Department of Transportation 19,635
Environmental Protection Agency 7,479
National Aeronautics and Space Administration 36,368
National Science Foundation 130,538

Source: NSF Science and Engineering Profiles