Intelligence Community IT Landscape, 2021 - 2023

Published: December 16, 2021

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Deltek's Intelligence Community IT Landscape, FY 2021 - 2023 report takes an in-depth look at the structure, policies, workforce, contracting, IT environment and historical spending driving the Intelligence Community's planned IT investments over the next three years.

The expanding national security threat landscape, increasing sophistication of adversaries, data proliferation and the rapid pace of technology advancement present new and difficult challenges for the Intelligence Community (IC). Mission demands continue to drive the IC’s demand for technology and resources to maintain information dominance, inform decisions and execute strategies.

Intelligence agencies continue to invest in IT solutions such as artificial intelligence, big data, cloud computing, data management modernization, and cybersecurity to create IT environments that support their increasingly complex national security missions. IC agencies are broadening their use of commercial data and capabilities – fueled by strategies to improve acquisition agility - while also fostering private sector partnerships to augment constrained resources. IC agencies are also leveraging IT to increase the effectiveness of intelligence analysts.

Informed by the IC’s plans and strategies to enhance intelligence superiority through the strategic power of data and technology, Deltek forecasts the IC contractor addressable IT market to remain strong, growing slightly from $10.5 billion in FY 2021 to $10.9 billion in FY 2023 at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 2.0%.

Key Findings:

  • Growing Threats - U.S. threat landscapes, such as space, cyber space, the Internet of Things, and insider threats, continue to grow while adversaries become more tech-savvy and sophisticated. IC demand for technology, tools and information to predict, monitor and combat adversary behavior will remain strong.
  • Stable Budgets - Intelligence agencies’ overall and IT budgets remain strong, however IC agencies continue to invest in tools to drive cost savings and efficiency, driving modest growth over the forecast period. Given the complexity of demands, IC agencies are focused on deploying technology and innovation to combat the growing and diverse threat landscape.  
  • Strategic Modernization - Technology modernization and innovation are major tenants of the interim National Security Strategy for DOD and the IC, specifically in the areas of cybersecurity, cutting-edge technology for the workforce, streamlined processes for acquiring technology, and fostering a culture of innovation.
  • IT Demand - IT priorities in the IC include data management, cloud computing, big data analytics, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, quantum technology, modeling and simulation, augmented and virtual reality, and partnerships to enable IC mission fulfillment.
  • Hiring Reform - The IC is working to reform personnel practices that currently hinder the acquisition of innovative and diverse talent, including broadening targeted hiring authorities, security clearance reform, and creating a STEM fellowship program. In the meantime, contractors may find opportunities to fill these workforce gaps. 

Critical Insight for Vendors

Deltek’s Intelligence Community IT Landscape, FY 2021 - 2023 report takes a strategic 3-year view of the market factors shaping federal procurement within the Intelligence Community.

This report will help federal IT contractors:

  • Understand the intelligence community’s IT trends, drivers and inhibitors.
  • Identify IT investment areas supporting the Intelligence Community (IC) and its various agencies’ missions and IT visions.
  • Understand policy and legislative initiatives affecting current and future information technology acquisitions.
  • Understand the impact of the IC’s acquisition and technology environment on federal contractors.
  • Learn about intelligence agency IT priorities and initiatives, and their influence on demand for IT services and commodities. 

Deltek's Intelligence Community IT Landscape, FY 2021 - 2023 report is delivered in PowerPoint® format, including a PowerPoint® Executive Briefing, and an Excel® data workbook.

  • Introduction
  • Market Drivers and Trends
  • Historical Spending
  • Market Forecast
  • Agency Analysis
  • Conclusions and Recommendations
  • Appendix