Where are the Silver Linings in the 2013 Federal IT Budget?

February 16, 2012

President Barack Obama's $3.8 trillion federal budget for 2013 includes $78.9 billion for IT. Depending how the numbers are crunched, that's a slight decrease of between 1 percent and 1.2 percent from the $79.8 billion allocated for IT in the 2012 budget.

Federal CIO Steven VanRoekel told reporters earlier this week that the administration remains determined to push IT innovation in a fiscally responsible way.

"Overall the budget adheres to the spending constraints that were set up by the Budget Control Act," said Alan Chvotkin, executive vice president and counsel at the Professional Services Council. 

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