Federal Mobility Landscape, 2020

Published: August 29, 2019

Federal Market AnalysisMobility

Deltek’s Federal Mobility Landscape, 2020 report analyzes the policies, trends, challenges and technology enablers influencing the federal mobility environment.

Federal agencies continue to evolve their mobility strategies to meet the ever-increasing needs of a mobile workforce, and maximize the use of mobile solutions in critical areas such as national security and healthcare. Agencies’ migration to the Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) contract vehicle and increased use of the new Mobility Special Item Number (SIN) under GSA Schedule 70 help provide acquisition pathways to enhanced mobile services. Pending updates to mobile-related guidance and the President’s Management Agenda also serve as motivation for agencies revamping their enterprise mobility strategies. However, some agencies lack the proper guidance and solutions in mobile security, hindering the growth and development of enabling technologies such as 5G and modernization of service delivery platforms. Deltek deep dives into the initiatives, challenges and spending trends influencing federal agency mobile strategies.

Key Findings

  • Mobility Spending. Overall spending on enterprise mobility remained steady from FY 2016-2018 while individual agency spending fluctuates as mobile device and service plan refresh cycles come and go.
  • Policies and Guidance. The President’s Management Agenda includes key milestones for mobility, such as spurring a mobile cyber force and encouraging acquisition best practices. Updates to existing guidance such as NIST SP 800-124 are also poised to help advance agency abilities in navigating enterprise mobile security.
  • Mobile Acquisition. Acquisition pathways such as the new Mobility SIN under GSA Schedule 70 and the EIS vehicle will offer agencies modernized mobile service offerings.
  • Customer Demand. Federal customer demand for mobile friendly websites and mobile apps is growing, however agencies continue to grapple with meeting those expectations due to limitations in resources, legacy IT and lack of standardization.
  • Technology. Technologies such as Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN), the Internet of Things (IoT), cloud, 5G and artificial intelligence will be key drivers in agencies’ mobile capabilities progress. Mobile security remains a top barrier for such technologies, slowing federal investment as agencies work to develop proactive security strategies.
  • Critical Insight for Vendors

    Deltek's Federal Mobility Landscape, 2020 report analyzes federal agencies’ initiatives, capabilities and investment in a mobile-induced environment.

    The report provides:

  • Analysis of government-wide and agency-specific spending on mobile products and services.
  • Examination of the policies, enabling technologies and challenges shaping the federal mobile portfolio.
  • Agency-by-agency overview of spending on mobile equipment and services and top contractors and business size.
  • Recommendations to help contractors maximize opportunities within the federal mobility space.
  • Deltek's Federal Mobility Landscape, 2020 report is delivered in PowerPoint® format, including a PowerPoint® Executive Briefing, and an Excel® data workbook.

    Federal Mobility Landscape, 2020


  • Report Purpose
  • Scope
  • Methodology
  • Key Findings
  • Mobility Trends and Drivers

  • Federal Landscape
  • Enterprise Mobility Acquisition and Management
  • Mobile Enablers
  • Mobile Security
  • Mobility Spending Trends

    Agency Mobility Profiles

  • Air Force
  • Army
  • Defense
  • Navy
  • Health and Human Services
  • Homeland Security
  • Justice
  • NASA
  • Transportation
  • Veterans Affairs
  • Conclusions and Recommendations