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Economic Impact - 2023

The total funded program of the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport reached $1.7 billion in 2023. Of its total operating budget, $711 million was spent by Division Newport in civilian payroll and labor, materials, operational expenditures, property maintenance and repair, and military payroll, while $1 billion funded contracts.

NUWC Division Newport's employee base includes 3,585 federal civilian employees and 57 military members with a total gross payroll of $582 million. Of the full-time government civilian staff, 73% are classified as scientists or engineers, with 86% having four-year degrees and 30% having graduate-level degrees.

In addition to the government workforce, Division Newport contracted for approximately 2,990 work years during fiscal year 2023, which ran from Oct. 1, 2022, to Sept. 30, 2023, from companies located in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut, bringing its combined government, military and contractor workforce to 6,632 positions.

Money spent for contracts totaled approximately $1 billion spent on contracts, with small business obligations accounted for about $545 million. About 92.9% of Division Newport's contract obligations paid for new services in Rhode Island and 95.7% percent of fiscal year 2023 contracts were competitively awarded.

Academic and intellectual outreach in 2023 included 12 programs and 38 educational partnerships that totaled $1.37 million and reached 10,030 students in pre-kindergarten through grade 12 programs.

In 2023, Division Newport had 150 active cooperative research and development agreements (CRADAs), four university contracts and employees published 155 technical papers. Between fiscal years 2019 and 2023, Division Newport employees have generated 82 patented inventions.

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