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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 U.S. News’ popular ranking.

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

Some individuals who may have been involved in federal spend decisions with the university include Governor Greg Abott; their Chief of Staff Gardner Pate; University of Texas at Austin President Dr. Jay C. Hartzell; and Vice President and Chief Marketing and Communications Officer Emily Reagan. 

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Funding Office NameFunding Department/AgencyTotal Number of AwardsTop NAICS CodesTotal Dollars Obligated
Naval Sea Systems CommandUnited States Department of Defense368541712$458,353,421
NASA Shared Services CenterNational Aeronautics and Space Administration112611310$34,719,417
Program Executive Office Attack SubmarinesUnited States Department of Defense30541712$30,577,015
Office of Naval ResearchUnited States Department of Defense8541715$11,464,404
Office of the Chief Acquisition OfficerUnited States National Archives and Records Administration4561612$4,944,642
United States Department of the NavyUnited States Department of Defense9541712$2,711,017
Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific FleetUnited States Department of Defense4541712$2,700,000
Office of the Under Secretary of Defense2541712$2,479,500
Office of Acquisitions and Grants ServicesUnited States Department of Health and Human Services3541715$2,397,948
Contract Management OfficeUnited States Department of Defense3541715$2,347,227
Procurement Operations DivisionNational Aeronautics and Space Administration3541990$2,055,839
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.