Federal IT Spending to Rise

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Even as enterprises look to finally pursue long-delayed computer and technology upgrades, the federal government is also examining its budget. IT budget requests are up by 7 percent over the 2010 enacted levels. Here's what's driving the increase.

Professional services, systems integrators, security professionals, health IT software companies and large-scale technology service providers all stand to benefit from information technology  spending in fiscal year 2011 and beyond, according to upcoming annual research on government spending.

The latest figures on IT budget requests for the federal government are $79.4 billion for fiscal year 2011, an increase of 7 percent over 2010 enacted levels, wrote Kevin Plexico, a senior vice president with Reston, Va.-based Input Research, in a recent analysis-view presentation on the federal market.

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