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This forecast team looks at the overall U.S. economic picture and develops a most likely scenario for federal discretionary spending, culminating in a defense topline forecast. It focuses on macroeconomic indicators, such as GDP growth, the federal deficit, debt/GDP ratio, and the interest rate environment. Its DoD Topline forecast is a ten-year forecast of defense budgets involving a top down look at the DoD budget by appropriation category (e.g. RDT&E, Procurement, O&M and Milpers). The forecast includes relevant information about current DoD activities such as defense strategy and planning, an estimate of the future force structure, an investment forecast, Supplemental spending, efficiency savings, and changing acquisition practices.
Federal IT Management & Budget
This team prepares an annual five-year budget forecast of the IT market for civil and defense sectors of the federal government, including an assessment of related plans, programs, and market topics that cover computers, telecommunication systems, and related products and services. The committee provides an overall analysis of the federal and IT budgets for various civil and defense agencies, looks at top-line dollars and trends, and then forecasts federal IT spending for the next five years. Included in this forecast is an assessment of the various agency Exhibit 53 submissions to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The effects of government administrative policies and procedures on the IT marketplace are determined in cooperation with government agencies, and a determination is made on essential facts and figures relating to the IT market.
This team prepares a forecast that analyzes the budgets, as well as trends and dynamics, related to defense mission-critical and embedded systems directly involved in C5ISR. The major submarkets that will be covered are: C5 (Command and Control, Communications, Computers, Cyber), ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance), and electronic warfare. Significant areas of investment through major program spending covered (unclassified portions are included).
This study team takes a qualitative look at the latest in federal technology trends and how they will offer future business opportunities. For example, the convergence of IT, mobility, the cyber threat, etc. They assess how technology is impacting the way the government does business, procures products and services, and is a key element of departmental planning. Additionally, this team assesses the government’s willingness to embrace technology as an enabler and change agent.
Teams will look at key civilian agencies/topics focused on providing in-depth information on program opportunities. Emphasis will be on strategic plans, procurements and programs, technologies, trends and drivers, co-agency initiatives/roles, and outside influences. Agencies presented at the conference typically focus on those that offer the most opportunity for industry (e.g. VA, HHS, MHS, Justice, Treasury, DOE, State, USDA). Agency teams will be formed as desired by the PSC members wishing to lead the teams.
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