The top 50 think tanks in America, as ranked by the University of Pennsylvania’s Go To Think Tank Index, received over $1 billion from U.S. government and defense contractors. The top recipients of this funding were the RAND Corporation, the Center for a New American Security, and the New America Foundation, according to analysis by the Center for International Policy.


I see the figure $1,029,100,000, but the website doesn't break it down per donor type, and defense contractors can be private organizations that have nothing to do with the government, so I was wondering how much money they received from the U.S. government including government agencies like the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Is this figure made public?

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This chart showing the sources of the RAND Corporation's revenues, from the RAND corporation's website, pretty much answers the question.

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