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INPUT Forecasts Federal IT Spending to Surpass $93 Billion by FY11

FY06 to FY07 IT Spending Increases Represent Significant Slow-Down in Growth

RESTON, Va., March 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Federal government information technology (IT) spending will grow from $75 billion this fiscal year to $93 billion by fiscal year 2011 (FY11), according to initial findings from the five-year Federal IT Market Forecast released today by INPUT, the authority on government business. The IT spending request for FY07 increased only one half a percent over the FY06 enacted budget. This represents a significant slow- down in the pace of growth that has characterized this marketplace since 1999 and brings considerable changes in recent federal IT spending trends.

"The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has stressed the importance of performance and measurement to all federal agencies for their budget requests and use of funds," said James Krouse, acting director, federal market analysis for INPUT. "The introduction of several programs designed to review systems and program performance has resulted in efficiencies and cost-saving efforts.

The OMB's influence on agency spending and focus on performance and measurement are significant market drivers impacting IT spending. In efforts to achieve long term cost-cutting, federal agencies will focus spending on system consolidation and modernization with continued financial support of the Lines of Business (LoBs). Homeland security will get renewed focus, but on different priorities, with increased funding for natural disaster relief and preparation. The health IT market will also receive a boost with spending projected to increase steadily over the next five years.

Several IT market segments stand out with significant compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) predicted for FY06 to FY11. The CAGRs of the outsourcing and professional services markets are projected to be 5.9 percent and 4.5 percent, respectively. The Department of Homeland Security's focus on interoperable communications will drive spending in the communications market which will see a 5 percent CAGR.

"The federal government is acting more and more like a private sector business," said Krouse. "They are cutting costs, reviewing opportunities closely, and conducting cost-benefit analyses for their IT investments. This is a new era in government spending practices and these cost-saving measures will affect federal IT budgets and, therefore, vendor opportunities."

INPUT advises that while cost-saving measures and consolidations by the federal government are affecting agency budgets, vendors should be proactive in responding to OMB mandates. By understanding the role IT plays in agency business processes and emphasizing performance, security, and program management, vendors can demonstrate a marked advantage to an agency's mission.

INPUT's complete Federal IT Market Forecast is available to subscribers of INPUT's Federal Market Analysis program. For more information on the subscription program, visit federal.input.com or call 703-707-3500.


INPUT is the authority on government business. Established in 1974, INPUT helps companies develop federal, state, and local government business and helps public sector organizations achieve their objectives. Over 1,200 members, including small specialized companies, new entrants to the public sector, and the largest government contractors and agencies, rely on INPUT for the latest and most comprehensive procurement and market information, consulting, powerful sales management tools, and educational & networking events. For more information about INPUT, visit http://www.input.com/ or call 703-707-3500.

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