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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 Wisconsin-Madison ties with the University of Texas at Austin 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 Wisconsin-Madison Chancellor Dr. Jennifer L. Mnookin; Associate Vice Chancellor, Government Affairs and Strategic Partnership Benjamin J. “Ben” Miller; and Director, Federal Relations Michael E. Lenn

uw madison #10 fedspend


Funding Office NameFunding Department/AgencyTotal Number of AwardsTop NAICS CodesTotal Dollars Obligated
NASA Shared Services CenterNational Aeronautics and Space Administration8541715$7,053,091
Office of OperationsUnited States Department of Transportation1541715$924,297
Office of the AdministratorUnited States Environmental Protection Agency2813920$220,000
Office of Air and Radiation1611430$60,000
United States Geological SurveyUnited States Department of the Interior1541690$15,000
George Washington and Jefferson National ForestsUnited States Department of Agriculture1541380$5,446
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.