Big Data, Mobility, and Cloud Technology Continue to Dominate IT Budgeting for Both Civilian and Defense Agencies Despite this year’s sequestration and government shutdown, both civilian and military federal agencies will see modest increases in IT spending, with big data, mobility, and cloud technology at the leading edge of agency spending.
Total discretionary spending in FY2014 will decrease with the passing of a Continuing Resolution (CR) slightly below caps set by the Budget Control Act, and overall procurement dollars will drop in coming years. Nonetheless, IT and software spending will actually increase, as agencies continue to rely on best value commercially available off-the -shelf (COTS) solutions for operational efficiencies.
These financial statistics and technology trends were unveiled at the 9th annual Federal IT Budget Briefing hosted by immixGroup (http://immixgroup.com/Home/) on
To view immixGroup’s Federal IT Budget Briefing on-demand Webinars visit www.immixgroup.com/FY14DOD or www.immixgroup.com/FY14Civilian.
The recently passed CR funds discretionary spending levels at
The need for federal agencies to maintain mission effectiveness and demonstrate improved return on investment are driving them to embrace new analytics tools and cloud technology to demonstrate cost savings. On the Defense side, the Joint Information Environment (JIE) is becoming a reality, and this is leading to
“Defense agencies are capturing enormous amounts of data that needs to be managed, tagged, stored, and accessed,” said
“As agencies continue to consolidate infrastructure and move toward enterprise services, cloud technology also will be a key area of defense spending, including virtualization, data center consolidation, network management, and application rationalization. Agencies also are addressing improved tactical communication, cost cutting, and a younger work force that expects more work from home privileges, so defense IT spending will emphasize mobile device security, information sharing, collaboration, C4/ISR, and mobility solutions,” Larkins said.
Most Popular Stories
- Paul Walker Fans Pay Respects
- Hispanics Seek to Grow School Board Members
- Bitcoin Used to Buy Tesla Car
- 'Knockout Game': Myth or Menace?
- Banks Fret as Volcker Vote Approaches
- Yellen Set to Become One of World's Most Powerful Women
- GM Stock Hits New High as U.S. Exit Nears
- GM Bailout Saved 1.2 Million U.S. Jobs, Report Says
- Slow Week Ahead of December FOMC Meeting
- 18 L.A. Sheriff's Deputies Face U.S. Charges