Table 4-17
Federal obligations for R&D, by agency and character of work: FY 2009
(Millions of current dollars)
 
              Percent of total R&D
Agency Total R&D   Basic research Applied research Development   Basic research Applied research Development
 
All agencies 133,349.0   32,877.9 30,830.9 69,640.2   24.7 23.1 52.2
Department of Defense 68,113.0   1,735.0 5,071.4 61,306.5   2.5 7.4 90.0
Department of Health and Human Services 35,584.0   18,772.2 16,717.7 94.1   52.8 47.0 0.3
Department of Energy 9,889.9   4,061.0 3,127.2 2,701.8   41.1 31.6 27.3
National Science Foundation 6,095.2   5,623.9 471.3 0.0   92.3 7.7 0.0
National Aeronautics and Space Administration 5,937.0   1,021.6 681.8 4,233.5   17.2 11.5 71.3
Department of Agriculture 2,269.7   924.0 1,154.0 191.7   40.7 50.8 8.4
Department of Commerce 1,146.9   138.3 820.8 187.8   12.1 71.6 16.4
Department of Transportation 826.0   0.0 586.7 239.2   0.0 71.0 29.0
Department of the Interior 732.4   47.1 610.5 74.8   6.4 83.4 10.2
Department of Homeland Security 672.5   101.3 245.9 325.3   15.1 36.6 48.4
Environmental Protection Agency 552.8   83.7 384.4 84.7   15.1 69.5 15.3
Department of Veterans Affairs 510.0   203.3 274.0 32.7   39.9 53.7 6.4
Department of Education 322.4   4.2 198.4 119.7   1.3 61.5 37.1
Agency for International Development 160.1   0.6 159.6 0.0   0.4 99.7 0.0
Smithsonian Institution 152.0   152.0 0.0 0.0   100.0 0.0 0.0
All other agencies 385.1   9.7 327.2 48.4   2.5 85.0 12.6
 

NOTES: Table lists all agencies with R&D obligations greater than $100 million in FY 2009. Data include obligations from the additional federal R&D funding appropriated by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). ARRA funds obligated for R&D totaled $8,714.1 million in FY 2009: $5,115.9 million for basic research, $2,611.3 million for applied research, and $987 million for development. All other agencies includes Department of Housing and Urban Development, Department of Justice, Department of Labor, Department of State, Department of the Treasury, Appalachian Regional Commission, Federal Communications Commission, Federal Trade Commission, Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Commission, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and Social Security Administration.

SOURCE: National Science Foundation, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, Federal Funds for Research and Development (FY 2009–11). See appendix table 4-31.

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