Unprecedented change doomed JEDI

The ongoing JEDI controversy comes to an end Since the process began in 2017, it was widely speculated that the approach used with the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract was too large and diverse to be fulfilled by a single vendor. The unprecedented global disruption brought on by COVID-19 during 2020 and 2021 quickly […]

Globally diversified government IT vendors buffered pandemic-related turbulence overseas with growth in U.S. federal sector

Overall government IT spending will take a significant hit from COVID-19; growth opportunities will eventually arise but on a longer-term horizon Public sector market growth drivers State and local governments in the U.S. as well as civilian agencies of international governments saw significant disruption to tax revenues and their ability to provide even basic levels […]

Local, state and international governments experienced more COVID-19 turbulence than U.S. federal agencies in 2Q20

State and local governments in the U.S. as well as civilian agencies of international governments saw significant disruption to tax revenues and their ability to provide even basic levels of citizen-facing services as a result of the pandemic. Employment services agencies, for example, were suddenly forced to operate at sharply lower levels, if at all, […]

Turning the corner from crisis response to client recovery and renovation: CY2Q20 federal IT COVID-19 roundup

The impact of COVID-19 on revenue, profitability and award activity was material but also erratic and inconsistent across vendors Federal IT vendors tracked in TBR’s Public Sector IT Services Benchmark generally reported at least some erosion of top-line growth or profitability in CY2Q20 that was directly or indirectly attributable to the pandemic. Many providers were […]

Federal IT moves past COVID-19

Despite the inevitable short-term impact of COVID-19 on federal technology outlays, IT infrastructure modernization will eventually return to the top of the list of federal IT spending priorities. The pandemic has disrupted award activity and contract delivery while creating resource deployment challenges at federal IT vendors and their agency clients. While the pandemic will cause […]

COVID-19 dealt only a glancing blow to federal IT, but market dynamics are still shifting

COVID-19 will accelerate a range of secular trends in federal IT Despite the inevitable short-term impact of COVID-19 on federal technology outlays, IT infrastructure modernization will eventually return to the top of the list of federal IT spending priorities, as will investments in cybersecurity, analytics, AI, big data, cloud and machine learning. The epidemic will […]

The federal IT market braces for impact

Uncertainty underpins the short- and long-term outlook for the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the federal IT space. Federal agencies and their IT contractors face disruptions across their supply chains, operations, procurement functions and fiscal management. Near-term turbulence is inevitable Defense majors Northrop Grumman and General Dynamics, on March 19 and March 23, respectively, […]