Top IT Opportunities at DOJ

Tom O'KeefeDOJ_071316By Tomas O’Keefe, Consultant

The Department of Justice (DOJ) is involved in numerous projects to continue to refresh and update its IT portfolio, but there are three key technologies that DOJ continues to look toward: cloud, big data, and cybersecurity.

With an annual IT budget that has remained relatively flat at roughly $2.9 billion, DOJ is developing strategies to mitigate the cost of maintaining legacy systems. At the same, DOJ is reinventing itself and becoming a more modern, lean, and agile IT organization that can continue to deliver on its critical law enforcement and national security functions.

Joe Klimavicz, DOJ chief information officer, has long been a proponent of cloud technologies, and has begun to shape the department into one that looks toward the service-delivery method as a way to control costs, while still providing world-class services and support to all DOJ components.

Justice is also keenly aware of the importance of big data technologies and the pressure to make sure that the data is getting to the right agent in the field, at the right time. And while cybersecurity has been a long-stated DOJ priority, expect a renewed focus on insider threat mitigation and network monitoring tools through the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program.

These technologies will drive the future of IT purchasing at DOJ, and vendors would do well to highlight how their solutions can address challenges that DOJ may face, be it reducing a burdensome infrastructure footprint or helping the department develop scalable approaches to an ever-increasing amount of data.

My recent FY17 DOJ IT Sales Opportunities webinar went in-depth on all of these trends and more. ICYMI, listen to the on-demand recording.

About Tomas O'Keefe
Tom O'Keefe has over 10 years of market research experience as an Analyst and Consultant in the federal space. He also earned an MA in Political Science from George Mason University. He has covered both civilian and defense agencies and has presented to clients ranging from junior-level associates to executives from some of the largest Systems Integrators and contractors in the federal marketplace.

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