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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, San Diego ties with the University of California, Irvine at #8.

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, San Diego Chancellor Dr. Pradeep K. Khosla; Executive Director, Government Research Relations Natalie Price Alpert; Executive Director, State and Local Government and Community Relations Kaitlin Chell; and Assistant Director, Federal Relations Carl Welliver.

ucsd #8 fed spend


Funding Office NameFunding Department/AgencyTotal Number of AwardsTop NAICS CodesTotal Dollars Obligated
NASA Shared Services CenterNational Aeronautics and Space Administration95$41,426,203
Office of Naval ResearchUnited States Department of Defense10541715$23,922,266
Center for Global HealthUnited States Department of Health and Human Services5541380$8,452,111
Aeronautical Systems CenterUnited States Department of Defense1611310$8,378,183
VA San Diego Healthcare SystemUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs65611310$5,669,267
Contract Management OfficeUnited States Department of Defense11541715$5,529,827
Office of Procurement and GrantsUnited States Department of Health and Human Services3541715$2,950,718
Office of the Under SecretaryUnited States Department of Homeland Security3541715$2,139,949
Navy Engineering Logistics OfficeUnited States Department of Defense2541715$1,768,612
Defense Threat Reduction AgencyUnited States Department of Defense3541715$1,621,915
Naval Medical Center San DiegoUnited States Department of Defense17621991$1,548,594
Naval Health Research CenterUnited States Department of Defense1541715$1,499,999
Office of Acquisition ServicesUnited States Department of Transportation3541715$1,105,166
Service Area Office, East RegionUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs26541715$978,114
Naval Air Systems CommandUnited States Department of Defense1541712$917,381
National Oceanic and Atmospheric AdministrationUnited States Department of Commerce24611310$848,193
Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons DivisionUnited States Department of Defense8541380$777,000
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.