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By CIOinsight

DoD IT Budget: Nearly $40 Billion Requested

$38.5 billion is the overall, 2012 fiscal year IT budget request for all Defense agencies combined, up from the $37.8 billion spent in 2010.

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90 percent of the increase in requested spending is related to Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) projects.

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Biggest spending categories (percent of budget requested):IT infrastructure (43%)Space-based battle programs (18%)Business systems (17%)

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Three essential goals for business systems:• Increase incremental capabilities in condensed timeframes.• Consolidate oversight requirements into one integrated structure.• Reduce documentation needs.

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$2.3 billion of the requested IT budget is for cyber capabilities/U.S. Cyber Command needs, including support for the Joint Operations Center.

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$2.1 billion is the estimated amount to be spent on cloud-computing in fiscal-year 2012. This accounts for 5% of the total budget request, according to federal estimates.

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$3.4 billion is being requested to help the Air Force increase IT efficiency by consolidating operations centers, reducing IT personnel and increasing energy efficiency.

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R&DArmy agencies seek R&D funding for command/control equipment and communications infrastructure.

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Navy agencies tightening their belts.Budget proposal includes $570 million in program cancellations and $460 million in contract savings.

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Service/Support Contracts10% every year for the next three years is the intended percentage of cost reduction for IT service-support contractors.

This article was originally published on 05-18-2011