Table 4-14
Federal obligations for R&D, by agency and character of work: FY 2011
(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 132,140.6 29,060.8 29,105.9 73,973.9 22.0 22.0 56.0
Department of Defense 71,684.2 1,903.9 4,674.3 65,106.1 2.7 6.5 90.8
Department of Health and Human Services 31,573.7 16,123.7 15,316.7 133.3 51.1 48.5 0.4
Department of Energy 9,136.2 3,717.2 3,054.2 2,364.8 40.7 33.4 25.9
National Aeronautics and Space Administration 6,570.5 856.8 717.8 4,995.8 13.0 10.9 76.0
National Science Foundation 4,924.4 4,581.2 343.2 0.0 93.0 7.0 0.0
Department of Agriculture 2,591.3 1,078.8 1,293.4 219.1 41.6 49.9 8.5
Department of Commerce 1,135.5 149.8 839.3 146.4 13.2 73.9 12.9
Department of Transportation 997.0 8.1 704.6 284.2 0.8 70.7 28.5
Department of the Interior 688.6 48.9 564.6 75.1 7.1 82.0 10.9
Department of Homeland Security 634.7 91.2 208.2 335.2 14.4 32.8 52.8
Department of Veterans Affairs 579.0 218.0 314.0 47.0 37.7 54.2 8.1
Environmental Protection Agency 577.0 88.0 403.4 85.6 15.3 69.9 14.8
Department of Education 346.3 7.5 205.6 133.2 2.2 59.4 38.5
Smithsonian Institution 169.0 169.0 0.0 0.0 100.0 0.0 0.0
Department of Justice 101.0 17.5 65.8 17.7 17.3 65.1 17.5
All other agencies 432.2 1.2 400.8 30.4 0.3 92.7 7.0
 

NOTES: The table lists all agencies with R&D obligations greater than $100 million in FY 2011. Detail may not add to total due to rounding. All other agencies includes Department of Housing and Urban Development, Department of Labor, Department of State, Department of the 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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