Master Government List of 36 Federally Funded Research and Development Centers FY 2004

Fiscal Year 2004

[December 2003]

This list has been updated. The most recent Master Government List of FFRDCs can be found at http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/ffrdclist/.

* Department of Defense
* Department of Energy
* Department of Health and Human Services
* National Aeronautics and Space Administration
* National Science Foundation
* Nuclear Regulatory Commission
* Department of Transportation
* Department of the Treasury

For further information contact the following staff of the Division of Science Resources Statistics, Research and Development Statistics Program, National Science Foundation: Ronald L. Meeks, 703-292-7787, rmeeks@nsf.gov. Federal Funds for Research and Development: Fiscal Years 2000, 2001 and 2002 contains NSF-collected data on Federal obligations for R&D and R&D plant for the FFRDCs.


The FFRDC is in bold; the administrator of each FFRDC appears in parentheses.

* Department of Defense top

Office of the Secretary of Defense

Administered by universities and colleges [1]:

Administered by other nonprofit institutions [3]:

National Security Agency

Administered by other nonprofit institutions [3]:

Department of the Navy

Administered by other nonprofit institutions [3]:

Department of the Air Force

Administered by universities and colleges [1]:

Administered by other nonprofit institutions [3]:

Department of the Army

Administered by other nonprofit institutions [3]:


* Department of Energy [6] top

Administered by industrial firms:

Administered by universities and colleges [1]:

Administered by other nonprofit institutions [3]:


* Department of Health and Human Services top

National Institutes of Health

Administered by industrial firms:


* National Aeronautics and Space Administration top

Administered by universities and colleges [1]:


* National Science Foundation top

Administered by universities and colleges [1]:

Administered by other nonprofit institutions [3]:


* Nuclear Regulatory Commission top

Administered by other nonprofit institutions [3]:


* Department of Transportation top

Federal Aviation Administration

Administered by other nonprofit institutions [3]:


* Department of the Treasury top

Internal Revenue Service

Administered by other nonprofit institutions [3]:


Notes

1. Includes university consortia.

2. In June 1997, Office of the Secretary of Defense became the sponsor of the Software Engineering Institute. The previous sponsor was Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

3. That is, other than universities and colleges.

4. The following portions of the RAND Corporation are FFRDCs: National Defense Research Institute (formerly Defense/Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff), Project Air Force, and the Arroyo Center.

5. Although the Institute for Defense Analyses Communications and Computing FFRDC has been in existence since 1956, the Department of Defense added it to the Master Government List of FFRDCs for the first time in October 1995.

6. The Department of Energy removed Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) from the Master Government List of FFRDCs on Feb. 22, 1999.

7. In May 1996, the name was changed from Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility.

8. On March 1, 1998 Brookhaven National Laboratory acquired a new nonprofit administrator (Brookhaven Science Associates, Inc.). The previous administrator was a university consortium.

9. In September 1991, the name was changed from Solar Energy Research Institute.

10. On April 1, 2000, Oak Ridge National Laboratory acquired a new nonprofit administrator (UT-Battelle, LLC). The previous administrator was the industrial firm Lockheed Martin Energy Research Corp.

11. In 2000, the name was changed from NCI Frederick Cancer Research and Development Center. It continues to be an FFRDC.

12. Since February 1984, this center includes three former FFRDCs: Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory, Kitt Peak National Observatory and the National Solar Observatory (formerly Sacramento Peak Observatory).

13. On October 1, 1998, the Critical Technologies Institute was renamed the Science and Technology Policy Institute (STPI). As of December 1, 2003, RAND Corp. was replaced by the Institute for Defense Analyses as STPI's administrator.

14. In October 1998, the Tax Systems Modernization Institute (IIT Research Institute) Lanham, MD, contract expired. TSMI was replaced with Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) administered by the MITRE Corp. in McLean, VA.


Links to additional reports in the Federally Funded Research and Development Centers series are available on the publication series page.

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