Table 4-13
Federal obligations for R&D and R&D plant, by agency and performer: FY 2011
(Millions of dollars)
 
Total by performers
Agency Total R&D R&D
plant 
Intramural
and FFRDCs
Percent
of total
Extramural
performers
Percent
of total
 
All agencies 136,418.1  132,140.6 4,277.4 44,196.3 32.4 92,221.7 67.6
Department of Defense 71,842.3 71,684.2 158.1 22,268.8 31.0 49,573.5 69.0
Department of Health and Human Services 31,766.3 31,573.7 192.6 6,200.1 19.5 25,566.2 80.5
Department of Energy 9,923.2 9,136.2 786.9 7,516.7 75.7 2,406.5 24.3
National Aeronautics and Space Administration 8,429.0 6,570.5 1,858.5 2,070.2 24.6 6,358.7 75.4
National Science Foundation 5,373.3 4,924.4 448.9 350.6 6.5 5,022.6 93.5
Department of Agriculture 2,634.6 2,591.3 43.3 1,657.2 62.9 977.4 37.1
Department of Commerce 1,419.7 1,135.5 284.2 1,011.3 71.2 408.3 28.8
Department of Homeland Security 1,051.1 634.7 416.4 667.5 63.5 383.6 36.5
Department of Transportation 1,021.2 997.0 24.2 349.2 34.2 671.9 65.8
Department of the Interior 694.8 688.6 6.3 571.5 82.2 123.4 17.8
Department of Veterans Affairs 579.0 579.0 0.0 579.0 100.0 0.0 0.0
Environmental Protection Agency 577.0 577.0 0.0 464.9 80.6 112.1 19.4
Department of Education 346.3 346.3 0.0 19.1 5.5 327.3 94.5
Smithsonian Institution 227.0 169.0 58.0 227.0 100.0 0.0 0.0
Department of Justice 101.0 101.0 0.0 27.9 27.6 73.1 72.4
All other agencies 432.3 432.3 0.0 215.3 49.8 217.0 50.2
 

FFRDC = federally funded R&D center.>

NOTES: The table lists all agencies with R&D obligations greater than $100 million in FY 2011. R&D is basic research, applied research, and development and does not include R&D plant. Intramural activities include actual intramural R&D performance and costs associated with planning and administration of both intramural and extramural programs by federal personnel. Extramural performers includes federally funded R&D performed in the United States and U.S. territories by businesses, universities and colleges, other nonprofit institutions, state and local governments, and foreign organizations. All other agencies includes Department of Housing and Urban Development, Department of Labor, Department of State, Department of Treasury, Agency for International Development, Appalachian Regional Commission, Federal Communications Commission, Federal Trade Commission, Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and Social Security Administration.

SOURCE: National Science Foundation, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, Federal Funds for Research and Development (FYs 2010–12). See appendix table 4-35.

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