Lincoln Laboratory

MIT's Lincoln Laboratory, 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. A strong emphasis is on field-testing prototype systems. As a Department of Defense FFRDC, the laboratory transitions technologies to both the military services and industry. Approximately 3,440 MIT employees worked at Lincoln Laboratory in fiscal year 2018.

Lincoln Laboratory Program Funding,
by Mission Area (in Millions),*
Fiscal Year 2018**
Total: $1,027

Lincoln Lab Program Funding by Mission Area in Millions for Fiscal Year 2017