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The Leadership Connect data science team looked at federal awards with public universities over the past five years to analyze how much government work they receive and which offices work with each school. We then compare a school to their peers. We are posting our findings for the Top 20 Public schools according to US News’ popular ranking.

The University of California, Santa Barbara lands at spot #7.

Some individuals who may have been involved in federal spend decisions with the university include Governor Gavin Newsom; their Deputy Chief of Staff Jason Elliott; University of California, Santa Barbara Chancellor Dr. Henry T. Yang; Associate Vice Chancellor, Public Affairs and Communications John Longbrake; and Director, Governmental Relations Kirsten Deshler.

ucsb #7 fedspend


Funding Office NameFunding Department/AgencyTotal Number of AwardsTop NAICS CodesTotal Dollars Obligated
NASA Shared Services CenterNational Aeronautics and Space Administration58541715$24,977,200
U.S. Army Research OfficeUnited States Department of Defense31541715$21,229,013
Contract Management OfficeUnited States Department of Defense2541715$6,136,226
Military MissionsUnited States Department of Defense1541715$1,704,236
Combat Capabilities Development Command Soldier CenterUnited States Department of Defense4541715$1,564,692
Engineer Research and Development CenterUnited States Department of Defense3541715$1,270,548
ACC Aberdeen Proving Ground1541715$1,034,322
Development Command Army Research Laboratory1541715$300,000
Civil WorksUnited States Department of Defense1541715$300,000
Office of Public AffairsSmithsonian Institution3611310$120,739
United States Geological SurveyUnited States Department of the Interior6541380$108,848
Contracting and General Services DivisionUnited States Department of the Interior2541620$102,841
National Oceanic and Atmospheric AdministrationUnited States Department of Commerce2511210$75,760
Naval Facilities Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare CenterUnited States Department of Defense1611310$40,194
Alaska Science CenterUnited States Department of the Interior1541380$6,376
Jaycie Risch

Business Development, Leadership Connect. We are a data-driven decision intelligence company focused on the public sector. We enable over 40,000 top-performers, leaders and new hires to make better and faster decisions every day in the policy and procurement communities.