Federally Funded Research and Development Centers
and University Affiliated Research Centers

Both Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs) and University Affiliated Research Centers (UARCs) are not-for-profit entities sponsored and primarily funded by the U.S. government to address technical needs that cannot be met as effectively by existing government or contractor resources.

Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs)

Primary Sponsor Parent Organization FFRDC
Air Force The Aerospace Corporation The Aerospace Corporation
Air Force OSD (AT&L) Lincoln Laboratory
Air Force RAND Corp. RAND Project Air Force
Army Department of Defense National Defense University
Army OSD (AT&L) Software Engineering Institute
Army RAND Corp. RAND Arroyo Center
National Security Agency (NSA) Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) IDA Communications & Computing Center
Navy C.N.A. Corp. Center for Naval Analyses
OSD Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) IDA Analyses Studies and Analyses Center
OSD MITRE Corp. National Security Engineering Center
OSD RAND Corp. RAND National Defense Research Institute

 

University-Affiliated Research Center Laboratories (UARCs)

Primary Sponsor University UARC
Army University of California at Santa Barbara Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies
Army University of California at Santa Cruz Ames Research Center
Army University of Southern California Institute for Creative Technologies
Army Georgia Institute of Technology Georgia Tech Research Institute
Army Massachusetts Institute of Technology Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies
Navy Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Navy Penn State University Applied Research Laboratory
Navy University of Texas Applied Research Laboratories
Navy University of Washington Applied Physics Laboratory
Navy University of Hawaii at Manoa Applied Research Laboratory
Missile Defense
Agency (MDA)
Utah State University Space Dynamics Laboratory
National Security Agency (NSA) University of Maryland College Park Center for Advanced Study of Language
National Security Agency (NSA) Stevens Institute of Technology Systems Engineering Research Center
STRATCOM University of Nebraska National Strategic Research Institute