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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, Davis ties with the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Texas at Austin at #10.

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, Davis Chancellor Dr. Gary Stephen May; Chief Government and Community Relations Officer Mabel Salon; Executive Director, Strategic Research Development VADM Melvin G. Williams Jr., USN (Retired); Director, Federal Government Relations Brandon Minto.

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Funding Office NameFunding Department/AgencyTotal Number of AwardsTop NAICS CodesTotal Dollars Obligated
NASA Shared Services CenterNational Aeronautics and Space Administration50541715$24,997,272
National Park ServiceUnited States Department of the Interior17541380$16,247,991
Office of Air and RadiationUnited States Environmental Protection Agency13541380$12,812,465
Northern California Health Care SystemUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs31611310$12,610,946
Naval Education and Training CommandUnited States Department of Defense4611310$7,207,267
Administrative ServicesUnited States Department of Agriculture34541940$3,019,189
Contract Management OfficeUnited States Department of Defense2$2,076,901
National Veterinary Services LaboratoriesUnited States Department of Agriculture23541940$1,737,355
Service Area Office, East RegionUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs2541715$1,307,517
National Heart, Lung and Blood InstituteUnited States Department of Health and Human Services5541715$1,240,204
National Oceanic and Atmospheric AdministrationUnited States Department of Commerce16541715$806,890
Military MissionsUnited States Department of Defense1541715$704,399
Office of Cyber Infrastructure and Computational BiologyUnited States Department of Health and Human Services3541714$602,073
VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare SystemUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs5611310$590,866
Space Vehicles DirectorateUnited States Department of Defense4541380$331,270
Procurement Operations DivisionNational Aeronautics and Space Administration9541380$312,076
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.