FY 2023 Federal Budget Request: Priorities and Opportunities

Published: April 04, 2022

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Deltek's FY 2023 Federal Budget Request: Priorities and Opportunities examines the priorities, initiatives and information technology trends within the President?s FY 2023 budget request.

NOTE: This report was published with limited IT budget data provided by the Department of Defense (DOD). In the event that DOD updates or releases additional information about their planned FY 2023 IT budget, this report may be updated to reflect the latest data. Please check this page periodically for updates.


Deltek's FY 2023 Federal Budget Request: Priorities and Opportunities analyzes the proposed program investments and policy directives within the Biden Administration?s $1.6T fiscal year (FY) 2023 discretionary budget request, which includes $773B in Defense and $851B in Civilian discretionary budgets. The request also includes a $64.1B Civilian Information Technology budget.


In its second annual budget request the Biden Administration proposes significant increases to the discretionary budgets of nearly every Executive Branch department and agency across both the Defense and Civilian sectors. Many departments are requesting double-digit increases compared to FY 2021. This report analyzes the full FY 2023 discretionary budget request to determine the impact of the proposed budget on the federal contracting community.

The FY 2023 budget supports the administration?s key policies, programs and agency reforms that drive its climate change, economic equity, public health, national infrastructure and national defense agenda. The Biden Administration continues to emphasize 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

  • Funding Administration Priorities. The FY 2023 budget request of $1.6T expands on the Biden Administration?s agenda to fund progress in key priority areas, such as public health, cybersecurity, climate change, equity in business, R&D and IT.
  • Boosting Defense Capabilities. The administration requests $773B for the Department of Defense, to boost funding for R&D, nuclear enterprise modernization, space capabilities, cybersecurity, and emerging technologies such as AI and 5G.
  • Modernizing Civilian IT. The FY 2023 IT budget agenda for civilian agencies continues the focus on IT modernization, EIS migration, cloud computing, data analytics, and cybersecurity.
  • Supporting Small Business. The budget emphasizes the push for equity for small businesses
    • Directed increase in SDB contract awards to 15% percent of total Federal contract spend by 2025
    • Increases in Small Business Administration lending authority
  • Promoting 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.
  • Fostering Climate Resiliency. The Biden Administration builds on the Infrastructure Investment and Job?s Act to drive its clean energy vision through investments in R&D, electric vehicle charging networks, and climate resiliency efforts.

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 2023 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 2023 Federal Budget Request: Priorities and Opportunities report is delivered in PowerPoint? format, including a PowerPoint? Executive Briefing, and an Excel? data workbook.

FY 2023 Federal Budget Request: Priorities and Opportunities

Table of Contents


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