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Table 4. Total R&D expenditures at federally funded research and development centers, by FFRDC: FYs 2004–13
(Dollars in thousands)
FFRDC 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011a 2012 2013
All FFRDCs 12,632,207 13,254,522 13,218,497 13,824,987 15,616,390 16,390,111 18,044,105 17,808,614 17,446,036 16,866,544
     Aerospace FFRDC 32,529 32,500 34,200 36,490 38,940 41,470 44,149 45,827 39,746 34,428
     Ames Lab. 27,227 29,293 26,460 25,254 27,306 29,012 30,836 32,442 33,853 34,234
     Argonne National Lab. 520,881 482,051 472,961 489,684 533,530 543,169 650,504 710,435 679,387 708,501
     Arroyo Ctr. 26,101 28,152 24,518 25,195 23,852 27,692 28,647 32,180 31,278 32,789
     Brookhaven National Lab. 450,342 483,039 490,686 510,212 480,455 569,240 535,546 526,571 516,921 529,634
     Ctr. for Advanced Aviation System Developmentb 6,462 6,429 6,601 7,290 126,171 133,869 149,686 165,645 159,311 146,860
     Ctr. for Communications and Computing 50,238 50,800 51,500 57,400 59,500 66,293 71,927 72,600 62,600 51,477
     Ctr. for Enterprise Modernizationb, c 3,687 4,802 6,342 7,101 166,894 181,958 170,460 187,785 226,539 202,319
     Ctr. for Naval Analyses 79,087 83,837 87,499 99,993 106,967 109,694 109,068 85,165 91,628 86,132
     Ctr. for Nuclear Waste Regulatory Analyses 16,847 16,391 16,397 17,007 17,960 16,614 15,346 16,377 13,147 12,331
     Ctrs. for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Alliance to Modernize Healthcared na na na na na na na na na 17,521
     Fermi National Accelerator Lab. 318,435 323,153 330,980 337,306 340,486 376,791 402,658 420,119 412,438 376,472
     Frederick National Lab. for Cancer Researche 335,000 334,400 334,500 339,800 509,700 378,200 643,935 431,600 430,100 433,900
     Homeland Security Institutef na NA 20,521 25,370 27,400 na na na na na
     Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institutef na na na na na 32,173 33,402 36,870 30,213 22,452
     Homeland Security Systems Engineering and Development Instituteb, f na na na na na 3,387 58,715 85,154 77,159 75,530
     ID National Lab. 180,306 232,289 163,074 248,322 236,037 388,062 478,356 425,072 536,399 496,818
     Jet Propulsion Lab. 1,551,171 1,606,409 1,548,019 1,717,203 1,733,597 1,711,528 1,640,341 1,543,969 1,493,613 1,519,258
     Judiciary Engineering and Modernization Ctr.b, g na na na na na na na 4,650 5,309 6,399
     Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. 482,159 482,672 485,626 503,775 573,917 611,711 759,381 788,386 767,554 768,563
     Lawrence Livermore National Lab. 1,425,840 1,456,368 1,431,019 1,353,980 1,301,874 1,321,633 1,370,747 1,424,993 1,353,454 1,313,293
     Lincoln Lab. 594,822 627,201 622,993 618,011 641,386 706,555 789,502 822,358 873,104 872,298
     Los Alamos National Lab.h 1,986,235 2,101,211 2,145,200 2,046,260 2,073,538 2,172,179 2,505,913 2,307,197 2,056,878 1,708,000
     National Astronomy and Ionosphere Ctr.i 12,285 13,831 14,108 13,591 12,586 14,738 13,203 14,317 na na
     National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Ctr.j na na na 6,320 12,979 19,934 50,058 41,786 31,201 29,849
     National Ctr. for Atmospheric Research 154,714 135,893 153,343 144,293 161,130 203,627 220,328 198,231 169,743 172,527
     National Defense Research Institute 26,550 25,747 34,203 38,152 40,051 42,265 51,652 46,330 53,832 59,460
     National Optical Astronomy Observatory 43,020 52,775 54,616 53,608 55,922 56,972 57,145 47,889 46,557 40,669
     National Radio Astronomy Observatory 42,215 52,023 40,771 129,000 146,098 151,396 137,607 81,305 79,168 93,253
     National Renewable Energy Lab. 226,460 211,323 196,449 190,874 229,399 273,640 326,652 386,539 398,873 347,368
     National Security Engineering Ctr.b, k 35,932 37,213 37,073 46,368 936,228 939,312 925,027 941,187 946,737 928,614
     Oak Ridge National Lab. 776,203 897,252 928,090 1,083,509 1,251,336 1,259,259 1,538,412 1,558,073 1,553,460 1,451,684
     Pacific Northwest National Lab. 692,370 779,522 749,365 851,512 885,984 1,064,230 1,116,648 1,095,923 1,033,768 934,491
     Princeton Plasma Physics Lab. 75,255 81,803 78,151 75,720 78,154 81,113 83,932 84,863 81,389 85,088
     Project Air Force 33,049 35,742 39,107 39,315 41,794 45,162 43,957 44,171 41,031 36,003
     SLAC National Accelerator Lab. 206,402 205,690 214,026 231,960 234,316 294,421 354,393 327,716 329,747 327,005
     Sandia National Labs. 1,833,571 1,946,435 1,968,488 2,031,309 2,076,786 2,043,509 2,157,022 2,277,166 2,293,307 2,412,476
     Savannah River National Lab. 94,326 98,650 102,547 114,895 118,400 130,292 127,160 134,530 132,357 115,857
     Science and Technology Policy Institute 3,681 5,415 6,800 5,600 6,000 5,100 6,000 8,700 7,547 5,010
     Software Engineering Institute 57,920 62,262 75,636 80,566 80,963 89,077 99,334 107,837 113,371 134,973
     Systems and Analyses Ctr.l 126,226 118,600 130,400 141,500 146,500 166,000 156,000 156,200 149,150 142,977
     Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility 104,659 113,349 96,228 81,242 82,254 88,834 90,456 90,456 94,167 100,031

na = not applicable. NA = not available; R&D totals not available for Homeland Security Institute in FY 2005.
FFRDC = federally funded research and development center.
a R&D expenditures decreased in FY 2011 due to removal of expenditures for capital projects. In this survey, R&D expenditures do not include capital projects. In previous years, some FFRDCs included capital expenditures in their R&D totals. Previous years include an unknown amount of capital expenditures, estimated to be less than $500 million per year.
b See "Measurement Error" in the technical notes for changes in reporting.
c Prior to FY 2009, Center for Enterprise Modernization was listed as Internal Revenue Service (IRS) FFRDC.
d On 27 September 2012, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Alliance to Modernize Healthcare was created.
e Prior to FY 2012, Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research was listed as National Cancer Institute at Frederick.
f On 5 March 2009, Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute and Homeland Security Systems Engineering and Development Institute were created. These new FFRDCs replaced Homeland Security Institute.
g On 2 September 2010, the Judiciary Engineering and Modernization Center was created.
h R&D expenditures reported by Los Alamos National Laboratory decreased in FY 2013 due to the removal of expenditures that were not for R&D as defined by this survey. Previous years include an unknown amount of expenditures not for R&D.
i On 1 October 2011, National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center was decertified as an FFRDC.
j On 20 December 2006 National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center was created.
k Prior to FY 2011, National Security Engineering Center was listed as C3I FFRDC.
l Prior to FY 2013, Systems and Analyses Center was listed as Studies and Analyses Center.
SOURCE: National Science Foundation, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, FFRDC Research and Development Survey.
Data from survey cycle FY 2013, as of 15 September 2014.