Pentagon’s 2019 IT budget appropriations target cyber, AI and new organizations

FedScoop: Fiscal 2019 is shaping up to be a banner year for the Department of Defense from an IT budgeting perspective. The department received appropriations before the budget deadline, with $46.4 billion dollars in IT funding – a 3 percent increase over last year. But while FY19 may be a high-spend year, it may be the peak for IT spending at DOD, when you consider the budget over the next five years. After this year, budgets are projected to flatten out as cost-cutting measures such as data center consolidation kick in.

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