A Deltek report estimates that the Department of Homeland Security‘s spending on information technology contracts will increase by a 2.5% compound annual growth rate to $7.4 billion in fiscal year 2021 from $6.5 billion in FY 2016.
Deltek analyst John Slye wrote in a blog post published Wednesday the research firm’s “Federal Information Technology Market, 2016-2021” report predicts DHS will increase expenditures on software, hardware and IT services through the forecast period.
The study also projected a “comparatively flat spending” on communications and network services.
“The high priority and diverse missions across DHS and its components continues to be a major demand driver and the nature of several of their component missions requires significant technological advancements to expand their capabilities and maximize their effectiveness,” stated Slye.
“Distributed missions and workforces continues to sustain the need for specific agency infrastructure with consistent investments in bureau IT infrastructure at components like [Customs Border and Protection], [Citizenship and Immigration Services] and [Transport Security Administration],” Slye added.