President’s FY 2020 Budget Request Includes $88B for IT Spending at Civilian Agencies, DoD

The Department of Defense and civilian agencies would receive $87.8 billion in combined funds for information technology spending under President Trump’s budget request for fiscal year 2020. Civilian agencies would get $51 billion in IT budget for fiscal 2020 and DoD would also receive $36.7 billion, according to supplemental budget information in the White House’s Analytical Perspectives report

The report says the president’s proposed FY 2020 budget includes funds for more than 7,600 IT investments at agencies supporting IT security, infrastructure and management, mission delivery and administrative services and mission support. The Department of Homeland Security would get $7.1 billion, or 14 percent, of the proposed total IT budget for civilian agencies.

The president’s budget would allocate $6.1 billion for IT programs at the Department of Veterans Affairs and $5.6 billion at the Department of Health and Human Services.

The State Department and NASA would respectively get $2.3 billion and $2.15 billion in IT funds, while the General Services Administration would receive $648 million for FY 2020, according to the report.

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