Federal Information Technology Market, 2011-2016

Published: June 30, 2011

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Deltek's Federal Information Technology Market Forecast, 2011-2016 analyzes the trends in the federal IT market and issues that will shape the size and direction of the government marketplace.

Deltek’s Federal Information Technology Market, 2011–2016 illustrates that demand for vendor-furnished information systems and services by the U.S. government will increase from $84.1 billion in 2011 to $91.3 billion in 2016 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 1.7%.

Key Findings

This report analyzes the trends in the federal information technology (IT) market using the FY 2012 IT budget request released by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) coupled with Deltek’s interviewing of technology thought leaders in this space and our in-depth knowledge of federal IT procurement and long-range IT plans to forecast spending trends over the next five years. When forecasting this market Deltek focuses on trends related to leadership, technology, acquisition processes, and regulations that shape the size and direction of this market. Key forces currently shaping this market include:

  • Growing federal deficits and competing priorities pressuring agency discretionary and IT budgets,
  • Technology cost-saving polices amidst a changing technology environment challenges IT programs,
  • Directives to increase contract performance, transparency, reporting, and accountability pressuring agency IT management,
  • Acquisition reform, increased protests, and centralized acquisitions morphing the contracting landscape, and
  • Human capital policies and challenges amplify obstacles to program success.

In a market fraught with uncertainty and complexity the federal government continues to look to IT to address its mission. Deltek expects this will continue to create demand for IT solutions, presenting significant supplier opportunities.

Critical Insight for Vendors

This report provides readers 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 request as a starting point, Deltek 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. Deltek also interviews government and industry thought leaders and examines the policy and economic landscape, trends, and market drivers that will influence the course of federal IT spending over the next several years.

Deltek’s Federal IT Market Forecast, 2011–2016 is delivered in PowerPoint. In addition, an Executive Summary presentation summarizing the key findings and an Excel workbook with data for the various forecasts and other key findings is included.

  • Purpose of This Report
  • Scope and Methodology
  • Future Forecasts
  • Budget Environment
  • Human Capital
  • Technology Priorities
  • Acquisition Reform
  • Total Addressable Market, FY2011-1016
  • Total Addressable Market by Buying Segment, FY2011-1016
    • Civilian, Defense, Intelligence
  • Total Addressable Market by Technology Segment, FY2011-1016
  • Technology Segment Analysis
    • Computer Hardware
    • Software
    • IT Services
    • Communication and Network Services
  • Department of the Navy
  • Department of Defense (OSD)
  • Department of the Army
  • Department of the Air Force
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Department of Health & Human Services
  • Department of Transportation
  • Department of Treasury
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Department of Justice
  • Other Agencies
    • Commerce
    • Agriculture
    • Energy
    • NASA
    • SSA
  • Conclusions -- INPUT's Take
  • Recommendations
  • Changes in Forecast Approach
  • Terms and Definitions