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Discovery and Innovation

Federal Research and Development Activities in the Fifty States, District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico

Published 2000

by Donna Fossum, Lawrence S. Painter, Valerie L. Williams, Allison Yezril, Elaine M. Newton


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Every year the federal government of the United States spends huge amounts of taxpayers' dollars on research and development. Until now, the specific information on R&D money was so fragmented that where the money went was anybody's guess. This report details the full range of federal R&D activities in terms of the individual laboratories, universities, and companies performing the research, doing the studies, and conducting the analyses. Through the use of this one-volume report, changes in the scope and activities of our national R&D enterprise can now be evaluated for their local, as well as national effect. Now the true scope of the federal R&D enterprise can be examined in painstaking detail.

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