3 Public Resources You Need to Prepare for Meeting With DOD

By Toné Mason, Senior Analyst

Abraham Lincoln once said, “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.”

Investing time in being prepared prior to meeting with a government contact is vital — especially if you are diving into new departments and agencies within the DOD. Here are 3 top public resources at your disposal – and they are free!

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Top CAPEX IT Investment Areas in DoD’s Fourth Estate for FY21

By Toné Mason, Senior Analyst

We have officially made it to FY21 and my final installment about the Department of Defense’s top FY21 CAPEX investment areas. There’s nothing better to finish the series with than the Fourth Estate, or DoD non-warfighting agencies.

According to the FY21 President’s Budget Request, these agencies are on track to see a boost in CAPEX funding this fiscal year of $2.2B! Here are the programs receiving the top dollars:

(1) Department of Defense Healthcare Management System Modernization – DHMSM

With an increase of 68% over FY20, the DHMSM program is expected to receive more than $460M. This program will receive the most CAPEX funding across the entire Department of Defense – including service components. Read more of this post

Changes Coming for IT at DOD Fourth Estate Agencies

Stephanie Meloni

By Stephanie Meloni, Market Intelligence Manager

The DOD CIO office continues to put a strong emphasis on moving as many IT functions as possible to an enterprise construct. This includes efforts like milCloud, JEDI, data and network consolidation.

A newer consolidation and standardization project that will be picking up steam this year is the Fourth Estate network consolidation. Fourth Estate agencies consist of 28 Pentagon agencies outside of the Service branches. Combined, these agencies are responsible for about a fifth of the DOD’s budget.

The FY19 NDAA initially requested budget cuts for the Fourth Estate, and a GAO report which came out last September requested some efficiency initiatives around consolidation for the Fourth Estate. As a result of these budget and efficiency recommendations, DOD plans to consolidate network and other IT functions.

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