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Economic Impact - 2020

The total funded program of the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport reached $1.3 billion in 2020. Of its total operating budget, $611 million was spent by Division Newport in payroll, materials, operational support, facility maintenance and military support and $723 million funded contracts.

NUWC Division Newport’s employee base includes 3,515 government civilian employees and 28 military members with a total gross payroll of $523 million. Of the full-time government civilian staff, 72% are classified as scientists or engineers, with 86% having four-year degrees and 31% having graduate degrees.

In addition to the government workforce, NUWC Division Newport contracted for approximately 2,611 work years during fiscal year 2020, which runs from Oct. 1, 2019 to Sept. 30, 2020, from companies located in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut, bringing its combined government and contractor workforce to more than 6,126 positions.

Money spent for contracts totaled approximately $723 million, with small business contracts obligated to Southern New England companies during the year exceeding $227 million. Approximately 87.6 percent of Division Newport’s contract obligations paid for new services in Rhode Island, and 90.5 percent of fiscal year 2020 contracts were competitively awarded.

Academic and intellectual outreach in 2020 included eight programs and 37 partnerships that totaled $681,000 and reached 4,591 students in kindergarten through Grade 12.

Division Newport has 57 active cooperative research and development agreements, and in the past five years developed 127 patents and published 852 technical papers.

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