In 2016, Maryland-based federal agencies and laboratories received a federal R&D investment of $16.5 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, Maryland-based federal agencies and labs are meeting the technology transfer mission envisioned by Congress.

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Federal Obligations for R&D in Maryland, 2016 ($ thousands)
All agencies 16,541,648
Department of Agriculture 189,576
Department of Commerce 721,921
Department of Defense 4,610,337
Department of Energy 53,418
Department of Health and Human Services 8,560,488
Department of Homeland Security 63,766
Department of the Interior 91,785
Department of Transportation 57,544
Environmental Protection Agency 8,633
National Aeronautics and Space Administration 1,887,634
National Science Foundation 296,546

Source: NSF Science and Engineering Profiles



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