In 2016, Oregon-based federal agencies and laboratories received a federal R&D investment of $543 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, Oregon-based federal agencies and labs are meeting the technology transfer mission envisioned by Congress.

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Federal Obligations for R&D in Oregon, 2016 ($ thousands)
All agencies 543,659
Department of Agriculture 59,681
Department of Commerce 15,542
Department of Defense 47,135
Department of Energy 22,709
Department of Health and Human Services 285,595
Department of Homeland Security 462
Department of the Interior 9,964
Department of Transportation 4,485
Environmental Protection Agency 11,040
National Aeronautics and Space Administration 14,637
National Science Foundation 72,409

Source: NSF Science and Engineering Profiles



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Alloy Fabrication Laboratory

Alloy Fabrication Laboratory

1450 Queen Ave SW Albany OR 97321
At NETL’s Alloy Fabrication Facility in Albany, OR, researchers conduct DOE research projects to produce new alloys suited to a variety of applications, from gas turbines to medical stents. Once ingots have been shaped into plates, sheets, rods, or other forms at the lab, researchers can better...
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EPA Research Has Impact on Oregon State Regulations

To reduce wildfire risk and to improve timber forest productivity and health, woody biomass fuels from selective thinning and timber harvests are mechanically treated and piled for burning. Pile burning mitigates concerns about fire safety and air quality as it allows managers to burn under optimal...