Research and development services

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Federal Obligation

$43.7B

2017 Fiscal Year

Top Purchasing Agency

Department of the Air Force

$9.65B in 2017

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In 2017, the US government spent $43.7B on Research and development services. The agency which purchased the largest amount of Research and development services in 2017 was Department of the Air Force ($9.65B), followed by National Aeronautics and Space Administration ($9.56B) and the Department of the Navy ($7.85B).

Government Spending

Monthly Federal Spending

$43.7B

2017 Obligation Amount

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In 2017, the US government spent $43.7B on research and development services.

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Purchasing Agencies

Largest Purchasing Agencies

  1. Department of the Air Force

    $9.65B

  2. National Aeronautics and Space Administration

    $9.56B

  3. Department of the Navy

    $7.85B

The agency which purchased the largest amount of research and development services in Fiscal Year 2017 was the Department of the Air Force ($9.65B), followed by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration ($9.56B) and the the Department of the Navy ($7.85B).

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