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Welcome Remarks & Macroeconomic/DoD Topline
9:00 a.m. ET
Welcome Remarks: David Berteau, President and CEO, PSC
This forecast team looks at the overall global and U.S. economic picture and develops likely scenarios for federal discretionary spending, culminating in with focus on a defense topline forecast. To develop the forecast, the team uses various economic indicators from a variety of international and US-based sources. 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.
10:00 a.m. ET
10:10 a.m. ET
Federal IT Management & Budget
10:50 a.m. ET
This team prepares an annual five-year budget forecast of the IT market for civil and defense sectors of the federal government. 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.
11:35 a.m. ET
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 will be 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.
Customer Experience Team/Panel
12:45 p.m. ET
With today’s focus on improving government services, the Professional Services Council formed a Vision Forecast team to focus on citizen services and/or customer experience (CX). This team focuses on identifying the priorities and challenges agencies are having when improving services from the perspective of governance, strategy, performance measures, design thinking, culture, and customer research and understanding. Discussions are conducted with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), agency customer experience and digital services teams, and IT staff. Improving government services has been a focus for several Administrations and has been implemented through guidance in Section 280 of OMB Circular A-11. The 21st Century Integrated Digital Experience Act (IDEA) was also passed in December 2018 to focus federal agencies on improving digital experiences by improving websites, digitizing forms and electronic signatures.
Dept. of Health and Human Services
1:55 p.m. ET
The Department of Health and Human Services presentation will focus on providing information on agency initiatives. Emphasis will be on strategic plans, procurements and programs, technologies, trends and drivers, and outside influences.
4:10 p.m. ET
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