DOD Trends You’ll Hear at Summit

Lloyd McCoy

By Lloyd McCoy Jr., DOD Manager

immixGroup’s Third Annual Government IT Sales Summit is just over a month away and the timing for the budget briefings we’ll be delivering at the event couldn’t be better.

No doubt disruptive technologies and policy changes have been shifting agency priorities. How will those trends continue to guide how agencies spend their IT budgets? What kind of role will a new administration—be it Clinton or Trump—influence government tech priorities?

Our budget briefings, which kick off the Summit on the morning of Nov. 17, offer answers. We’ll cover how the Department of Defense and Civilian agencies, as well as state and local governments and educational institutions (SLED), will spend and prioritize their FY17 technology budgets. (Watch a video of the DOD briefing my colleague, Stephanie Meloni, and I did last year.)

Here’s a snapshot of some of the DOD trends we plan to share during our briefings next month:

  • Mobility is no longer a “new” trend for DOD. Now the focus is on speeding up adoption, extending the network into homes safely, leveraging mobility to make it easier to carry out the mission (telehealth is a perfect example), and implementing classified mobility in a way that makes sense.
  • Expect to see more tactical clouds as DOD makes progress on its cloud adoption.
  • We’ll see growth of non-traditional cyber for weapons systems, the Internet of Things, and critical infrastructure.
  • Expect to also see the evolution of multi-domain operations and integration of cyber across platforms and systems.
  • Anticipate an increase in autonomous systems and tools, allowing warfighters to focus on core missions
  • Another big DOD focus in FY17 will be on making sure capabilities in the base or station can also be used on remote battlefields.

Stay tuned for previews of our Civilian and SLED briefings in the coming weeks. And of course you’ll have to attend our briefings at Summit to hear more details. Sign up before early-bird discounts end next week.

About Lloyd McCoy Jr.
Lloyd McCoy is the manager of immixGroup’s Market Intelligence organization, leveraging market analysis and purchasing trends to help immixGroup suppliers and partners shorten their sales cycles. He has a M.S. in Strategic Intelligence from the National Intelligence University, a M.A. in Public Policy and a B.A. in Political Science, both from the University of Maryland. Prior to joining immixGroup, Lloyd was a senior analyst in the Intelligence Community for eight years, serving in a variety of senior analytic and project management positions in the U.S. and abroad.

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