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Deltek’s Jennifer Sakole: Federal IT Spending on the Rise

IT SpendingJennifer Sakole, principal analyst for federal information services at Deltek, has noted a $1.6 billion increase in federal information technology spending in fiscal year 2014, up 2.4 percent from the previous year.

Sakole wrote in a Federal Times article published Monday that majority of the increase comes from the IT expenditures of the U.S. Air Force (up $800 million) and the departments of Health and Human Services (up more than $500 million) and Commerce (up nearly $400 million, an all-time high since FY 2010).

The Air Force’s space fence final development and production contract with Lockheed Martin accounted for nearly $442 million of the service’s IT spending in fiscal 2014 and the $140 million virtual data center project with Hewlett Packard took the major portion of HHS’ FY 2014 IT obligations, according to Sakole.

Deltek also found that IT spending on Schedule 70 climbed by about $300 million from fiscal 2013 to 2014 and on Alliant Full and Open by more than $700 million for the same period.

Sakole said spending on both STARS II and Alliant SB increased by $380 million and $250 million, respectively, from fiscal 2013 to 2014.

Governmentwide acquisition contracts reached $2.6 billion in fiscal 2014, she added.

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