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Defense Dollars
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Defense Spending Map

There is a third element in the financial equation termed "the military industrial complex" by President Eisenhower. That element is Congress — representatives are tasked with bringing federal business into their districts and to their constituents.

The Federal Procurement Data Center (FPDC)'s Web site keeps track of federal contracts over $25,000. The Executive departments and agencies award over $200 billion annually for goods and services. The system can identify who bought what, from whom, for how much, when and where. You can use the site to see exactly what is bought and paid for in your state, and which contractors are getting the federal dollars.

In all but a handful of states, Department of Defense dollars account for by far the majority of federal dollars. States in which the Department of Energy provides the greatest amount are those which are host to major military research laboratories like Oak Ridge in Tennessee and Los Alamos and Sandia Labs in New Mexico or the atomic testing ranges of Nevada. Check out your state's share below.


Alabama
Federal contract spending $6,966,182,811
Department of Defense spending $5,847,569,523

Alaska
Federal contract spending $1,701,032,231
Department of Defense spending $1,262,270,004

Arkansas
Federal contract spending $733,347,918
Department of Defense spending $493,707,364

Arizona
Federal contract spending $9,532,481,912
Department of Defense spending $8,430,211,961

California
Federal contract spending $38,265,812,161
Department of Defense spending $27,826,268,921

Colorado
Federal contract spending $5,338,076,927
Department of Defense spending $3,151,274,817

Connecticut
Federal contract spending $9,309,571,167
Department of Defense spending $8,958,623,817

Washington, D.C.
Federal contract spending $13,068,559,569
Department of Defense spending $3,509,671,644

Delaware
Federal contract spending $225,671,545
Department of Defense spending $194,244,610

Florida
Federal contract spending $10,452,620,663
Department of Defense spending $8,385,437,574

Georgia
Federal contract spending $5,350,003,516
Department of Defense spending $3,905,791,427

Hawaii
Federal contract spending $1,805,060,052
Department of Defense spending $1,713,685,824

Iowa
Federal contract spending $1,421,064,084
Department of Defense spending $733,831,483

Idaho
Federal contract spending $1,317,983,547
Department of Defense spending $186,973,197
Department of Energy spending $852,999,022

Illinois
Federal contract spending $5,634,687,784
Department of Defense spending $3,007,054,799

Indiana
Federal contract spending $3,702,010,876
Department of Defense spending $3,172,722,314

Kansas
Federal contract spending $2,063,768,355
Department of Defense spending $1,411,996,347

Kentucky
Federal contract spending $3,273,688,505
Department of Defense spending $2,890,583,958

Louisiana
Federal contract spending $3,221,415,786
Department of Defense spending $2,543,965,831

Massachusetts
Federal contract spending $8,470,467,613
Department of Defense spending $6,962,285,040

Maryland
Federal contract spending $19,261,920,339
Department of Defense spending $9,212,584,658

Maine
Federal contract spending $1,631,087,959
Department of Defense spending $1,555,526,926

Michigan
Federal contract spending $3,596,321,683
Department of Defense spending $2,610,971,643

Minnesota
Federal contract spending $1,998,326,169
Department of Defense spending $1,337,804,678

Missouri
Federal contract spending $7,607,656,097
Department of Defense spending $6,502,161,476

Mississippi
Federal contract spending $2,248,507,865
Department of Defense spending $1,866,645,646

Montana
Federal contract spending $530,159,166
Department of Defense spending $206,883,061

North Carolina
Federal contract spending $3,299,124,056
Department of Defense spending $2,212,906,885

North Dakota
Federal contract spending $460,507,573
Department of Defense spending $309,468,134

Nebraska
Federal contract spending $585,954,595
Department of Defense spending $401,287,002

New Hampshire
Federal contract spending $871,440,168
Department of Defense spending $715,931,771

New Jersey
Federal contract spending $5,147,625,760
Department of Defense spending $4,196,806,198

New Mexico
Federal contract spending $5,865,865,023
Department of Defense spending $1,070,807,119
Department of Energy spending $4,361,077,9460

New York
Federal contract spending $7,090,506,634
Department of Defense spending $5,058,180,564

Nevada
Federal contract spending $1,495,329,490
Department of Defense spending $439,066,330
Department of Energy spending $882,632,350

Ohio
Federal contract spending $6,343,625,650
Department of Defense spending $4,636,529,378

Oklahoma
Federal contract spending $2,447,498,167
Department of Defense spending $1,524,327,079

Oregon
Federal contract spending $1,117,992,057
Department of Defense spending $529,633,676

Pennsylvania
Federal contract spending $8,535,121,852
Department of Defense spending $6,202,546,799

Rhode Island
Federal contract spending $498,228,867
Department of Defense spending $417,901,233

South Carolina
Federal contract spending $4,028,088,745
Department of Defense spending $1,598,530,434

South Dakota
Federal contract spending $386,209,042
Department of Defense spending $236,223,859

Tennessee
Federal contract spending $6,110,682,981
Department of Defense spending $2,117,271,6760
Department of Energy spending $2,970,967,986

Texas
Federal contract spending $27,278,123,764
Department of Defense spending $21,050,236,789
National Aeronautics And Space Administration spending $3,104,247,032

Utah
Federal contract spending $2,217,094,031
Department of Defense spending $1,877,902,998

Virginia
Federal contract spending $33,964,187,698
Department of Defense spending $23,382,043,596

Vermont
Federal contract spending $502,094,750
Department of Defense spending $452,361,872

Washington
Federal contract spending $6,654,129,493
Department of Defense spending $3,324,631,115

Wisconsin
Federal contract spending $2,363,849,675
Department of Defense spending $1,745,651,264

West Virginia
Federal contract spending $901,077,143
Department of Defense spending $279,594,841

Wyoming
Federal contract spending $239,604,471
Department of Defense spending $115,110,653

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