Federal Big Data Market, 2019-2024

Published: October 30, 2019

Federal Market AnalysisBig Data

Deltek's Federal Big Data Market, 2019-2024 provides insights into the major technology, policy and budgetary influences shaping the federal demand for big data solutions over the next five years.

The amount of data generated by the federal government continues to grow exponentially, driving a critical need to improve data collection, classification, management, analysis and sharing to maximize its value for evidence-based decision-making. This challenge, combined with new legislation and polices such as the Evidence Act and Federal Data Strategy, continues to pressure agencies to enhance their data governance practices and drive demand for big data solutions. The lack of internal expertise requires agency investment in contracted services for data management and analysis. Agencies are turning to software-based solutions as well, procuring advanced analytics for visualization, simulation, modeling and predictive capabilities, while pilot programs explore artificial intelligence and other automated solutions. National security, health care, cybersecurity and research and development priorities are also leading the push for interoperable, machine-readable and sharable data.

Deltek forecasts federal demand for contractor-supplied big data goods and services will grow from $2.9 billion in FY 2019 to $4.3 billion in FY 2024 at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 8.1%.

Key Findings

  • Legislation and Guidance. Recent data-centric legislation and policies, such as the Evidence Act and Federal Data Strategy, require agencies to establish Chief Data Officers, data-based action plans and stronger data management practices to exploit data for strategic use.
  • Research and Development. Spending on big R&D continues to lead the federal big data market. R&D will also prioritize greater use of emerging technologies that will influence the big data space.
  • Technology Enablers. Growth in the use of high performance computing and artificial intelligence, as well as expansions in cloud analytics and edge computing capabilities, will drive agency need for resources and tools to manage, process and maintain their data.
  • Big Data Spending. Federal customer demand for big data services and software is growing as agencies look to enhanced data management and data science capabilities. Despite growth in data consumption, big data hardware spending will slow due to low-cost infrastructure.
  • Lack of Expertise.The lack of a skilled workforce continues to plague agencies, opening the door for contractors to provide personnel trained in the use of big data solutions as well as training services for government employees.

    Critical Insight for Vendors

    Deltek's Federal Big Data Market, 2019-2024 report analyzes the trends and drivers and spending patterns leading to a growth in the federal big data market.

    The report provides:

  • Examination of the policies, key drivers and enabling technologies shaping the federal big data market.
  • Analysis of government-wide spending on big data products and services.
  • Forecasted contractor-addressable spending on big data goods and services.
  • Agency dashboards with spending on big data solutions and top initiatives.
  • Recommendations to help contractors maximize opportunities within the federal big data space.
  • Deltek's Federal Big Data Market, 2019-2024 report is delivered in PowerPoint® format, including a PowerPoint® Executive Briefing, and an Excel® data workbook.

    Federal Big Data Market, 2019-2024


  • Report Purpose
  • Methodology
  • Key Findings
  • Budget Environment

    Big Data Market Trends and Drivers

  • Policy and Legislation
  • Chief Data Officers
  • Research and Development
  • High Performance Computing
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Additional Technology Enablers
  • Big Data Spending Trends

    Deltek Big Data Market Forecast

    Agency Analysis

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