Originally published: February 11, 2010
Last updated: November 29, 2010 - 11:34am
President Obama's budget request focuses on ways to cut information technology costs through consolidation and modernization efforts that will increase efficiency, according to a report released by IT research firm Government Insights.
"The presidential budget is a good gauge into where the federal government spending priorities are headed and which programs are favored," the report stated. "However, throw in the volatile nature of the current public mood and the pressure on a Congress up for election, and this could be a more interesting year than usual."
The fiscal 2011 budget submitted to Congress last week includes $79.4 billion in IT spending across all agencies, a slight decrease from the $80.8 billion budget in fiscal 2010. The proposed budget is a 1.2 percent increase from the White House's fiscal 2010 IT budget request of $78.4 million. According to the report, the fiscal 2011 budget request represents 7,463 IT programs and investments, many of which seek to decrease infrastructure costs.
- Budget request addresses some open government costs
- Federal IT spending to increase almost 4 percent in fiscal 2010
- Cybersecurity budget request is smaller, but adequate, says DHS official
- $50 Million Budget for Integrated E-Gov
- Cybersecurity tops priorities for DHS' research and development arm
- White House IT budget request lower in 2011
- What's In -- and Out -- of the 2011 Budget
- E-government fund could be cut, group warns
- Budget freeze could lead agencies to focus on IT projects that reduce costs
- Impending storm highlights telework at agencies
- Federal CIO begins selling huge IT consolidation plan
- Senate appropriators trim OMB's IT initiatives for 2011
- House cybersecurity overhaul included in Defense authorization bill
- Spending deal cuts proposed funds for R&D
- Show Me Your Budget, I'll tell You What You Value