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IDC Government Insights: United States Federal Government IT Spending Guide

This United States Federal Government IT Spending Guide is a five-year forecast designed to help IT vendors understand federal government spending and technology preferences and procurement process and leverage potential IT opportunities. The focus is on determining the level of IT spending that's addressable by vendors seeking to sell to the government. This easy-to-use pivot table offers extensive details and five-year growth projections for nine categories of IT hardware, seven categories of software, and four categories of IT services spending at over 25 federal civilian agencies and the four main defense department services. This research service also provides IT vendors with deep domain analysis of U.S. government spending including specific market sizing, forecasts, and segmentation such as views by agency and DoD service.


The United States Federal Government IT Spending Guide research service offers segmented industry coverage and analysis to provide a perspective on IT spending within several sectors of the federal market. Analysts are also available to provide individualized advice to subscribers to assist them in making better-informed decisions on their go-to-market strategies and competitive positioning.

Topics Addressed

The United States Federal Government IT Spending Guide covers a broad range of customer segments, including:

  • Allocation of spending by agency
  • Details on the most lucrative areas to target
  • How vendors should best target the federal government
  • A deep dive into spending by federal agencies for IT hardware, software, and services

Key Questions Answered

Our research addresses the following issues that are critical to your success:

  1. How is the federal government, by agency, spending its IT dollars on:
  2. IT hardware (including high-end servers, midrange servers, networking equipment, peripherals [printers, MFPs, and smart handheld devices], personal computers, storage, volume servers, and other hardware)?
  3. IT software (including application development and deployment, applications [financial applications, human capital management and payroll, ERM, office suites, and other applications], and system infrastructure software)?
  4. IT services (including IT consulting, IT outsourcing, systems integration, and other IT services)?
  5. How does such spending fall across major technology categories and initiatives?
  6. How is spending shifting across hardware, software, and services, and is it the same across all agencies?
  7. How is the consolidation of agency systems affecting software licensing, and how is software spending shifting?

Who Should Subscribe

This United States Federal Government IT Spending Guide service provides guidance and insight on IT investment priorities within the federal sector. It is particularly useful for people who need to understand how much money is being spent on various types of hardware, software, and IT services by the federal government. The guide and interactive analyst access helps to identify and forecast emerging technologies and subsequent opportunities for technology solution providers and IT vendors.

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