Cyber, Cloud Lead DOD Budget Priorities


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“The IT budget request is $37 billion, up about 1.5 percent from the previous year.

The initiatives driving DOD IT budgeting for fiscal 2016 and the foreseeable future are cybersecurity, cloud, infrastructure, and unified capabilities.

With the omnibus appropriations deal reached in late December, technology companies selling to the Defense Department can breathe a collective sigh of relief — the deal will allow for new program starts and many IT modernization initiatives.

With the Joint Information Environment (JIE) serving as the department’s vision for security, interoperability and enterprise services, effective messaging should continue to be focused on how tools and technologies fit within the JIE concept.

Let’s dive into some of the major priorities and initiatives we expect to see through the remainder of the fiscal year and into fiscal 2017.

Cybersecurity, Cloud,and Unified Capabilities

Across the entire DOD, cybersecurity remains…

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