Department of Defense Laboratories


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The Department's Laboratories engage in activities ranging from basic research through defense system acquisition support to direct operational support of deployed warfighters. These Laboratories are comprised of dozens of facilities across 22 states, and employs tens of thousands of scientists and engineers, both civilian and military, public employees and contractors.

The Department Laboratories execute a substantial fraction of the Department's S&T accounts, particularly in budget activities 6.2 and 6.3. In addition, they conduct substantial amounts of reimbursable research and development (R&D) for DoD and Intelligence Community customer organizations.

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