Lincoln Laboratory

MIT's Lincoln Laboratory, located in Lexington, Massachusetts, is a federally funded research and development center focused on applying advanced technology to problems of national security. Lincoln Laboratory’s core competencies are in sensors, information extraction (signal processing and embedded computing), communications, integrated sensing, and decision support, all founded in a broad research base in advanced electronics. Other areas of innovative research and development are cybersecurity, autonomous systems, and homeland protection. The laboratory has a strong focus on developing and field-testing unique prototype systems, and is very engaged in transitioning technologies to industry. Approximately 3,325 MIT employees work at Lincoln Laboratory.

Lincoln Laboratory Program Funding, by Sponsor, FY2015
Department of Defense 79%
Air Force 31%
Army 7%
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency 4%
Missile Defense Agency 7%
Navy 4%
Office of the Secretary of Defense 3%
Other Department of Defense 23%
Government Agencies 21%
Other Government Agencies 11%


Lincoln Laboratory Program Funding,
by Mission Area (in Millions),*
Fiscal Year 2015
Total: $937

Lincoln Lab research funding expenditures pie chart