4 Initiatives Taking a Front Row Seat in Navy’s FY16 Budget

4 Initiatives Taking a Front Row Seat in Navy’s FY16 Navy Budget
Lloyd McCoy_65x85by Lloyd McCoy Jr., Consultant

The 2016 DOD Budget Request has arrived. If passed, it would be the biggest military base budget ever. So now what?

Before you hit the ground running, it’s important to remember that this is just a request. Congress and the administration still have to hash out any differences and agree on a budget. Also, while the possibility of sequestration is weighing heavy on everyone’s mind, I anticipate it will be kicked to the curb and both parties will settle on a compromise (not far off from the requested totals).

For those looking for opportunities within the Navy, expect an approximate 8% increase! This should be music to your ears, since IT programs are unlikely to shrink or go away in FY16.

The last several months, for example, we have witnessed the Navy openly embrace elements of the Joint Information Environment (JIE), a departure from the traditional isolated approach to DOD-wide initiatives. Expect for FY16 to see contracts and programs in the Navy centering on four main initiatives:

  1. Infrastructure consolidation
  2. Improving identity management
  3. Reducing their security footprint
  4. Standardizing enterprise services

Each of these are hallmark aspects of the JIE and pose significant challenges for the Navy, presenting opportunities for industry to lend their expertise.

To learn more about sales opportunities within the Navy, please view my on-demand Webinar that took place on Thursday, February 26th. I focus on the Navy’s alignment to the JIE, highlight key technology insertion points to grow your business within the DOD, and identify relevant sales opportunities. Click here to watch now.

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About Lloyd McCoy Jr.
Lloyd McCoy is the Department of Defense Consultant on the Market Intelligence team. Prior to working for immixGroup, he worked in the public sector as a senior analyst with the Defense Department. Lloyd primarily monitors and analyzes issues relating to the Navy/Marine Corps, Defense Health Agency, and the Defense Information Systems Agency

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