Deltek FY 2025 Federal Budget Request: Priorities and Opportunities

Published: March 21, 2024

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Deltek’s FY 2025 Federal Budget Request: Priorities and Opportunities examines the priorities, initiatives and information technology trends within the President’s FY 2025 budget request.

Deltek’s FY 2025 Federal Budget Request: Priorities and Opportunities analyzes the proposed program investments and policy directives within the Biden Administration’s $1.7T fiscal year (FY) 2025 discretionary budget request, which includes $849.8B in Defense and $899.6B in Civilian discretionary budgets. The request also includes a $76.8B Civilian Information Technology budget.

In its fourth annual budget request, the Biden Administration proposes increases to the discretionary budgets of many Executive Branch departments and agencies across both the Defense and Civilian sectors, while working within the challenges and limitations of submitting budgets while under continuing resolutions and adhering to congressionally mandated funding limitations. This report analyzes the full FY 2025 discretionary budget request to determine the impact of the proposed budget on the federal contracting community.

The FY 2025 budget supports the administration’s key policies, programs and agency reforms that drive its agenda around climate change, economic equity, public health, national infrastructure and national defense. The Biden Administration continues to emphasize IT modernization, cybersecurity and investments in key technologies as critical mission enablers, presenting potential contracting opportunities in systems modernization, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, data analytics, automation and cybersecurity.

Key Findings

  • Regulated Budget Parameters. The FY 2025 $1.7T discretionary budget request adheres to limits established in the Fiscal Responsibility Act, which requires targeted cuts.
  • Funding Administration Priorities. The budget request continues to drive the major priorities of the Biden Administration’s management agenda, such as public health, cybersecurity, climate change and technology advancement.
  • Advancing Innovation. Priorities to sustain U.S. technological leadership will drive significant R&D and technology innovation opportunities in artificial intelligence, high performance computing, quantum information systems, robotics, advanced communications technologies, biotechnology and cybersecurity.
  • Inflation Impacts. Although the DOD reflects growth, the increases in the DOD budget are not enough to offset rising costs caused by inflation.
  • Civilian IT Modernization. The $77B FY 2025 IT budget agenda for civilian agencies continues the focus on IT modernization, customer experience, data as a strategic asset, cloud computing, data analytics and cybersecurity.

Critical Insight for Vendors

This report delivers a comprehensive view of upcoming federal spending plans. Its purpose is to augment business development planning through strategic and tactical insight into the budget request.

The report provides:

  • Top FY 2025 Biden Administration discretionary budget priorities
  • Federal initiatives driving IT investment and acquisitions
  • Analysis of agency discretionary and IT budgets, priorities and initiatives
  • Departmental technology spending on Development, Enhancement and Modernization (DME) versus Operations and Maintenance (O&M) funding
  • Departmental analysis of IT budgets by cost towers and pools as structured by the Technology Business Management framework.

Deltek's FY 2025 Federal Budget Request: Priorities and Opportunities report is delivered in PowerPoint® format, including a PowerPoint® Executive Briefing, and an Excel® data workbook.

FY 2025 Federal Budget Request: Priorities and Opportunities

Table of Contents


Discretionary Budget Overview

IT Budget Overview

Agency Budget Requests

  • Air Force
  • Navy
  • Army
  • Defense Agencies
  • Veterans Affairs
  • Health and Human Services
  • Homeland Security
  • State/USAID
  • Energy
  • Justice
  • Agriculture
  • Transportation
  • NASA
  • Commerce
  • Treasury
  • Snapshots: Housing and Urban Development, Labor, Education, Interior, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Personnel Management, Small Business Administration, Social Security Administration, National Science Foundation, General Services Administration and the US Army Corps of Engineers

Conclusions and Recommendations