FY 2022 Federal Budget Request: Priorities and Opportunities

Published: June 09, 2021

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Deltek's FY 2022 Federal Budget Request: Priorities and Opportunities examines the priorities, initiatives and information technology trends within the President's FY 2022 budget request.

Note - This report was updated with the latest DOD IT Budget data on July 7, 2021.

Deltek’s FY 2022 Federal Budget Request: Priorities and Opportunities analyzes the proposed program investments and policy directives within the Biden Administration’s $1.5T discretionary budget request, which includes $715B in Defense and $827B in Civilian discretionary budgets and the $95.7B Information Technology budget.

Free of the sequestration caps set in the Budget Control Act of 2011, the first budget request submitted by the Biden Administration proposes large increases to the discretionary budgets of nearly all civilian agencies while flattening increases to Department of Defense spending. This report analyzes the full FY 2022 discretionary budget request to determine the impact of the proposed budget on the federal contracting community.

The FY 2022 budget supports key policies, programs and agency reforms consistent with administration priorities in public health, climate change, economic equity, national infrastructure and national defense. The Biden Administration strongly emphasizes IT modernization, cybersecurity and investments in key technologies as critical mission enablers, presenting potential opportunities in systems modernization, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, data analytics, automation and cybersecurity.

Key Findings

  • The FY 2022 budget request reflects the Biden Administration’s appetite for continued spending to fund key priority areas, including climate change, healthcare, equity in business, R&D and IT.
  • The FY 2022 budget request continues the federal focus on IT modernization, funding investments in cloud computing, data analytics, cybersecurity and AI.
  • Cybersecurity will continue to be among the highest of federal priorities government-wide, with nearly $2B in funding increases for civilian and defense cyber programs.
  • 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.
  • The Biden Administration’s clean energy vision is reflected in nearly every agency budget request, and will present numerous R&D and procurement opportunities, including the purchase of electric vehicles and related building management and charging infrastructure.

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 2022 Biden Administration 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 2022 Federal Budget Request: Priorities and Opportunities report is delivered in PowerPoint® format, including a PowerPoint® Executive Briefing, and an Excel® data workbook.

FY 2022 Federal Budget Request: Priorities and Opportunities


Discretionary Budget Overview

IT Budget Overview

Agency Budget Outlook

  • Air Force
  • Navy
  • Army
  • Defense Agencies
  • Veterans Affairs
  • Health and Human Services
  • Homeland Security
  • State/USAID
  • Energy
  • Justice
  • NASA
  • Agriculture
  • Transportation
  • Treasury
  • Commerce
  • 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, US Army Corps of Engineers, and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Conclusions and Recommendations