IT grows in Defense 2003 budget request

The Department of Defense last week released initial details of its fiscal 2003 budget request for information technology and national security systems.

The details show the Defense Department will remain an aggressive implementer of information technology, according to analysis from Federal Sources Inc., a McLean, Va., IT market research and consulting firm specializing in the public sector technology market.

Overall, the Defense Department's fiscal 2003 budget for IT and national security systems is $26.4 billion, up nearly 12 percent over fiscal 2002. The Navy and Air Force would be the biggest beneficiaries: Navy funding would increase 16 percent, and Air Force funding would rise 13 percent.

Among the defense agencies, the Defense Information Systems Agency would receive $3.9 billion, or 42 percent of the $9.3 billion slated for defense agencies and Defense Department field activities. The Defense Logistics Agency would get a 25 percent increase in technology-related funding.

Reader Comments

Please post your comments here. Comments are moderated, so they may not appear immediately after submitting. We will not post comments that we consider abusive or off-topic.

Please type the letters/numbers you see above

What is your e-mail address?

My e-mail address is:

Do you have a password?

Forgot your password? Click here
close

Trending

  • VIDEO: Explore the 2019 M&A Trends

    Editor Nick Wakeman interviews Kevin DeSanto of the investment bank KippsDeSanto about the highlights of their annual M&A survey and trends driving acquisitions in the federal space. Read More

  • PROJECT 38 PODCAST

    In our latest Project 38 Podcast, editor Nick Wakeman and senior staff writer Ross Wilkers discuss the major news events so far in 2019 and what major trends are on the horizon. Read More

contracts DB

Washington Technology Daily

Sign up for our newsletter.

Terms and Privacy Policy consent

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.