Lincoln Laboratory

MIT's Lincoln Laboratory, located in Lexington, Massachusetts, is a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) that develops advanced technology to address national security needs. Its core competencies are in sensors, information extraction (signal processing and embedded computing), communications, and decision support, all supported by a broad research base in advanced electronics. Other areas of innovative research and development are cyber-security, autonomous systems, bioengineering, and homeland protection. The laboratory has a strong emphasis on field-testing prototype systems, and, as a Department of Defense FFRDC, the laboratory transitions technologies to both the military services and industry. Approximately 3,535 MIT employees work at Lincoln Laboratory.

Lincoln Laboratory Program Funding,
by Mission Area (in Millions),*
Fiscal Year 2017**
Total: $1,015

Lincoln Lab Program Funding by Mission Area in Millions for Fiscal Year 2017 (Lincoln Labs fiscal year runs from October 1 to September 30). Advanced Technology 11% or $113.962, Tactical Systems 11% or $111.282, Cybersecurity 7% or $74.46, Ballistic Missle Defense 7% or $74.117, Air Defense 7% or $69.333, Homeland Protection 6% or $63.879,
			Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Systems and Technology 6% or $62.591, Advanced Research Portfolio 4% or $36.054, Aviation Research 4% or $35.7, Communication Systems 20% or $198.268, Space Control 17% or $175.591.