Information Technology Spending in the President's Budget Submission: In Brief [Updated April 27, 2022]   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the Introduction: "Over the past two decades, government spending on information technology has evolved from a minor component of the President's annual budget submission to a dedicated chapter. This evolution may reflect the increased importance of IT [information technology] systems to agencies' operations as well as the increased focus on IT policy issues by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the President. In recognition of IT's role in sustaining government operations and achieving policy goals, Congress has passed a series of measures that assign certain IT planning and management responsibilities to executive branch agencies, agency chief information officers (CIOs), and OMB. These actors may play significant roles in the budgeting, management, and funding of IT. This report discusses how congressional and executive branch actions have shaped the format and content of federal IT budgetary reporting, including aggregated reporting on IT spending that has been included in the President's budget submission. Drawing on this data, the report analyzes how aggregate federal IT spending, as reported by OMB, has changed over time in recent years. The report concludes by briefly analyzing budget data presented in the most recent presidential budget submission for FY2023."

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CRS Report for Congress, R46972
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