Report: White House Set $5B Aside for Classified IT in Budget Proposal

DF-ST-87-06962President Barack Obama’s fiscal year 2014 budget proposal may have set aside at least $5.4 billion for classified information technology, FCW reported Friday.

Adam Mazmanian writes the federal IT dashboard posted on April 12 shows a $34.1 billion budget for defense infrastructure, or a little more than $5 billion short of Obama’s $39.6 billion budget request for defense IT spending.

A footnote to the document says the totals shown for the Defense Department are higher than those on the IT dashboard, which do not reflect classified information, according to the report.

Joel Willemssen, managing director of the Government Accountability Office‘s IT section, told a House committee last week that the government could be spending as high as $100 million on IT.

Willemssen said the classified items could include research-and-development, space  and intelligence projects, Manzmanian writes.

John Style, a Deltek analyst, told FCW spending on authentication and encryption systems could form another part of the classified IT budget.

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