Top 10 Funding Agencies

Find Out Which Agencies Have Significant Spending Power.

Defense contract spending was $372.5 billion in fiscal 2018, a $40.5 billion increase from fiscal 2017. It has grown by $91 billion since fiscal 2015. In fiscal 2018, DOD’s largest bureaus were the Navy, with contract spending steady at nearly $115 billion; the Army with $96.2 billion; and the Air Force at $77.2 billion.

Civilian agencies account for the remaining $186.7 billion of the $559 billion in fiscal 2018 contract obligations. The departments of Energy ($3.1 billion), Homeland Security ($2.1 billion), and Veterans Affairs ($900 million) are among the agencies with the biggest gains in spending. Five of the 11 biggest-spending agencies, including the departments of State ($1.1 billion), Treasury ($546 million), and Health and Human Services ($441 million), decreased their spending obligations year over year.

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Rank
Funding Agency
Obligations
1
DOD – Department of Defense
$373.0B
2
DOE – Department of Energy
$30.1B
3
VA – Department of Veterans Affairs
$27.3B
4
HHS – Department of Health and Human Services
$24.0B
5
DHS – Department of Homeland Security
$19.1B
6
NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration
$18.0B
7
DOS – Department of State
$9.9B
8
DOJ – Department of Justice
$7.7B
9
USDA – Department of Agriculture
$6.7B
10
DOT – Department of Transportation
$6.7B
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