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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 Name Funding Department/Agency Total Number of Awards Top NAICS Codes Total Dollars Obligated
NASA Shared Services Center National Aeronautics and Space Administration 8 541715 $7,053,091
Office of Operations United States Department of Transportation 1 541715 $924,297
Office of the Administrator United States Environmental Protection Agency 2 813920 $220,000
Office of Air and Radiation 1 611430 $60,000
United States Geological Survey United States Department of the Interior 1 541690 $15,000
George Washington and Jefferson National Forests United States Department of Agriculture 1 541380 $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.