In 2016, Florida-based federal agencies and laboratories received a federal R&D investment of $2.7 billion. They leveraged that investment via their technology transfer efforts to address societal needs, promote economic development and growth, and enhance U.S. competitiveness. From defense to life sciences to energy to agriculture, Florida-based federal agencies and labs are meeting the technology transfer mission envisioned by Congress.

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Federal Obligations for R&D in Florida, 2016 ($ thousands)
All agencies 2,781,525
Department of Agriculture 63,115
Department of Commerce 43,531
Department of Defense 1,653,275
Department of Energy 36,411
Department of Health and Human Services 527,502
Department of Homeland Security 16,561
Department of the Interior 52,298
Department of Transportation 26,607
Environmental Protection Agency 9,999
National Aeronautics and Space Administration 197,809
National Science Foundation 154,417

Source: NSF Science and Engineering Profiles



Michael Merriken
	Fuzes Research and Development Facility

Fuzes Research and Development Facility

This world class facility has the equipment and well instrumented ranges to provide a unique end-to-end evaluation process that includes MIL-STD explosive and environmental evaluations, a full spectrum of shock capabilities, full scale projectile launch facilities and weapon integrated flight...
	Prototype Munitions Fabrication Lab

Prototype Munitions Fabrication Lab

The purpose of the prototype munition fabrication facility is to produce scaled and full size munition components which support directorate technology development experiments and demonstrations. Areas of responsibility include air-to-air and air-to-ground weapon fabrication, aeromechanic shapes for...

"Body friendly" RF diathermy system

A team led by Dr. Richard Olsen of the NavalAerospace Medical Research Laboratory (NAMRL)has developed and commercialized a novel form ofradio frequency diathermy (RFD) that uses a helicalcoil to deliver uniform, deep-tissue heating fortreatment of pain associated with injuries.When housed in a...

2008 Service - Harold Metcalf Southeast

Ed Linsenmeyer’s commitment to the field of technology transfer has driven his tireless service to his own laboratory, the Navy and, quite notably, the FLC. The FLC and the entire technology transfer community have reaped tremendous rewards from his concentrated efforts and exemplary...