Federal Big Data Market, 2021-2023

Published: October 29, 2021

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Deltek's Federal Big Data Market, 2021-2023 report provides insight to key legislation, leadership, technology drivers and spending patterns shaping the federal big data marketplace.

For years, the federal government has moved towards effectively using data as a strategic asset in areas such as evidence-based decision-making. Key data-centric policies have set the wheels in motion for agencies to mature their data governances, infrastructures and workforce. The Biden Administration also remains committed to utilizing data and analytics in climate change, pandemic, economic recovery and social quality priorities. As agencies attempt to overcome challenges in producing a data-driven culture, standardizing, and unlocking data from siloed and legacy systems, investment in areas such as analysis support, analytics and big data systems and platforms will expand. Data proliferation, influenced by technologies such as exascale, artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies, will drive the need for augmented data management, storage, access and interoperability.

Deltek forecasts federal demand for contracted big data products and services will grow from $6.1 billion in FY 2021 to $7.5 billion in FY 2023 at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 11.4%.

Key Findings

  • Data-Centric Policies.Key policies such as the Evidence Act and Federal Data Strategy have set the foundation for data governance maturation across the federal government.
  • Chief Data Officers.Chief Data Officers and data management specialists are now commonplace across federal agencies, holding increased sway over data investments including advanced analytics and machine learning.
  • Common Agency Challenges.Agencies continue to face challenges with unstandardized data locked in legacy systems, and a lack in data-driven culture and skill sets.
  • Influence of Emerging Technologies.Growth in quantum, exascale, AI and machine learning technologies will increase data collection, use and dissemination among agencies, driving a need for effective data management, storage and access.
  • COVID-19 Impact.The COVID-19 pandemic is poised to have long-term implications on federal big data practices, particularly highlighting the need for solutions to make critical national data discoverable and interoperable.

Key Insight for Vendors

Deltek’s Federal Big Data Market, 2021-2023 report provides a three-year outlook of the market factors driving federal purchases of vendor-provided big data solutions and services.

The report provides:

  • Analysis of policies, leadership and technologies driving the federal big data market.
  • Understanding of federal spending trends on big data products and services.
  • Overall market forecasts and identification of opportunities for big data development.
  • Agency spending dashboards and forecasts for top departments using big data solutions.
  • Insight to help contractors evaluate the impact of trends on their business.

Deltek's Federal Big Data Market, 2021-2023 report is delivered in PowerPoint® format, including a PowerPoint® Executive Summary, and an Excel® data workbook.

Federal Big Data Market, 2021-2023


  • Report Purpose
  • Big Data Spending Methodology
  • Key Findings

Budget Environment

Market Drivers

Historical Spending

Market Forecast and Opportunities

Agency Analysis

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

Conclusions and Recommendations