Survey concludes declining federal IT spending over the next 5 years

A recently conducted survey suggests the possibility that total federal IT spending will be stagnant over the next 5 years.  This survey goes on to point out that new federal budgetary cuts and austerity legislation are partly to blame for the stagnation.  This news leads some to worry that the recent uptick in government contracting IT activity will be further strangled as a result, and may force a currently booming economic sector into a state of torpidity.  If these survey results hold true, it may severely impact private sector business relations with DOD agencies.  However, this necessity to stay at a familiar spending level may increase the amount of research and development that civilian agencies put in to finding technologies that “both cut costs, and improve operations” to deal with the current situation.  

3 Ways Federal Agencies Can Cut Budgets by 10% (Final - Part 3)

 3.     Federal Agencies can save 40% by buying Refurbished IT Products

When GSA issued Refresh #23 to the IT Schedule 70 on March 31st, 2009 it incorporated several changes including - The title and scope of SIN 132-8 was changed to Purchase of New Equipment to accommodate the addition of new SIN 132-9, Purchase of Used or Refurbished Equipment.

3 Ways Federal Agencies Can Cut Budgets by 10% (Part 2)

2.     Government needs to stay on course with closing 800 data centers by 2015

The Federal Government’s goal is to shut 40 percent of its computer data centers over the next four years by modernizing the way it uses computers to manage data and provide services to citizens.

3 Ways Federal Agencies Can Cut Budgets by 10% (Part 1)

On August 18th, 2011, President Obama asked government agencies to identify cuts of 5 and 10 percent in their 2013 budget proposals.

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