Federal Software Products Market, 2011-2016

Published: September 13, 2011

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Deltek's Federal Software Products Market, 2011-2016 analyzes the trends in the federal software products market and the forces that will shape the direction of the segment over the next several years.

Deltek's Federal Software Products Market, 2011-2016 illustrates that demand for vendor-furnished software products by the U.S. government will increase from $10.1 billion in 2011 to $13.7 billion in 2016 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.3 percent.

Key Findings

This report examines the transformative catalysts impacting the software landscape within federal agencies, how these trends are impacting agencies' software portfolios and plans, their likely impact on federal software spending in the future as they fully mature and proliferate, and how vendors should respond to remain competitive and grow. The report analyzes the developments in the federal software market using the FY 2012 IT budget request coupled with Deltek’s surveying of technology thought leaders and in-depth knowledge of federal IT procurement and long-range plans to forecast spending over the next five years. When evaluating this market, Deltek focuses on trends in leadership, budgeting, government policy, technology, acquisition processes, and regulations that will shape its size and direction.

Key themes currently shaping this market include:

  • Escalating federal fiscal and political dynamics will pressure agency technology budgets;
  • Various governmentwide policies and priorities have direct implications for software deployments;
  • Infrastructure consolidation efforts are affecting the role and use of software through virtualization and standardization; and
  • Technology trends like cloud computing, cybersecurity and mobility are impacting software in new ways.
The software products market continues to be in transition, faced with several disruptive forces within and without that are creating competing pressures on the software that organizations use for customer-facing operations as well as for infrastructure and back-office support. What is emerging is a transformed environment where federal organizations buy and maintain software differently than in the past, including the types of software they select and why.

Critical Insight for Vendors

This report provides companies and other interested parties with a view of catalysts that are transforming the federal software landscape and a market forecast for the next five years. Designed to enhance a vendor’s federal planning process with relevant strategic analysis and market forecasts, the report provides recommendations to guide software vendors in analyzing how these trends may impact their business, with a view to ways to maximize their market positioning and agency relationships to best take advantage of federal business opportunities.

Deltek’s Federal Software Market 2011-2016 is delivered in PowerPoint presentation format. The report package includes an Executive Summary PowerPoint presentation summarizing the key finding and an Excel workbook with data for the various forecasts and other key findings.

  • Purpose of This Report
  • Scope
  • Methodology
  • Interview Demographics
  • Key Findings - Trends and Priorities
  • Federal Software Market Forecast
  • Budget & Policy Environment
  • Consolidation
  • Cloud Computing
  • Cybersecurity
  • Converged Infrastructure
  • Mobility
  • Total Contractor Addressable Software Market Forecast
  • Addressable Software Market Forecast by Buying Segment
    • Civilian, Defense, Intelligence
  • Addressable Software Market Forecast by Technology Segment
    • Application Software
    • Infrastructure Software
  • Impact of Disruptive Technologies on Federal IT Market
  • Technology Segment Analysis
    • Application Software
    • Infrastructure Software
  • Key Technology Areas' Impact on Agency Software Landscape
  • Influential Programs
    • Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD)
    • Army
    • Navy
    • Air Force
    • DHS
    • HHS
    • Veterans Affairs
    • Treasury
    • Transportation
    • Justice
    • Energy
    • NASA
    • Commerce
    • State
    • GSA


  • Conclusions
  • Recommendations
  • Terms and Definitions