operates two major in-house research labs in California: the
Ames Research Center in Moffett Field (1700 employees) and
the Dryden Flight Research Center in Edwards (400 employees).
Both conduct mostly aeronautics R&D. DOD, as noted in
the industry section, has the largest network of federal labs
in California. Together these labs performed $1.4 billion
in R&D in FY 1993.
their funding represents not much more than a blip at the
national level, California is home to several world-renowned
nonprofit research centers that receive funds from the federal
government. SRI International, headquartered in Menlo Park,
received $64 million in mostly DOD funds for R&D in its
California labs. The Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation
in La Jolla received $73 million in FY 1993 for its medical
research, almost entirely from HHS. Two other institutions
in La Jolla, the Salk Institute and the La Jolla Cancer Research
Foundation, received $34 million and $12 million respectively,
again mostly from HHS. In Santa Monica, the RAND Corporation
received $12 million, mostly from HHS, for R&D conducted
in organizational units outside the FFRDCs it manages.