In 2016, Virginia-based federal agencies and laboratories received a federal R&D investment of $7.3 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, Virginia-based federal agencies and labs are meeting the technology transfer mission envisioned by Congress.

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To learn more about, and connect with, Virginia’s FLC member laboratories, visit FLC Business. The web-based, searchable database displays laboratory profiles with information such as contacts, areas of expertise, laboratory history, website links, and more.

Federal Obligations for R&D in Virginia, 2016 ($ thousands)
All agencies 7,369,405
Department of Agriculture 20,848
Department of Commerce 11,297
Department of Defense 5,599,963
Department of Energy 183,620
Department of Health and Human Services 366,579
Department of Homeland Security 85,514
Department of the Interior 120,284
Department of Transportation 192,046
Environmental Protection Agency 44,699
National Aeronautics and Space Administration 554,526
National Science Foundation 190,029

Source: NSF Science and Engineering Profiles


Robert Griesbach
14 x 22 Foot Subsonic Wind Tunnel

14 x 22 Foot Subsonic Wind Tunnel

The Langley 14x22-Foot Subsonic Tunnel is a closed-circuit, atmospheric tunnel designed for powered and high-lift configuration testing up to 200 Knots. The test section can be configured in several ways: fully-closed, slotted, partially-open, or fully open using its movable walls and ceiling...