Published: 05/30/2008


INPUT?s Federal IT Market Forecast, 2008?2013 illustrates that demand for vendor-furnished information systems and services by the U.S. federal government will increase from $71.9 billion in 2008 to $87.8 billion in 2013 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.9%.

Key Findings

This report analyzes the trends in the federal information technology (IT) market using the FY 2009 IT budget request recently released by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) coupled with INPUT?s in-depth knowledge and understanding of federal IT procurement and long-range IT plans to forecast spending trends over the next five years. When forecasting this market INPUT focuses on trends related to leadership, technology, acquisition processes, and regulations that will shape the size and direction of this marketplace. Key market forces currently shaping this market include:

  • Leadership transition
  • Fiscal constraints due to war spending and economic uncertainties
  • Systems consolidation and modernization
  • Information sharing and IT security
  • Improved IT management
  • Acquisition Reform

After a sustained period of relatively unbridled increases in federal IT expenditures, the market has entered a period fettered with uncertainty and complexity that has slowed the growth in IT spending to near historical lows. Even with these challenges, the federal government continues to look to technology to address many of its goals. INPUT expects this demand will continue to present significant opportunities for suppliers.

Critical Insight for Vendors

This report provides vendors and other interested parties with a detailed view of federal IT spending and a market forecast for the next five years, and is designed to enhance a vendor?s federal planning process with relevant, strategic analysis and market forecasts. The report provides recommendations which will guide IT vendors to maximize their market positioning messaging and agency relationships to best take advantage of federal business opportunities.

Using the federal government?s annual budget submissions as a starting point, INPUT draws upon its extensive expertise in the federal market to analyze and forecast federal spending across a broad range of business areas, service modes, and federal agencies and departments. INPUT also examines the political landscape, trends, and market drivers that will influence the course of federal IT spending over the next several years.

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