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Market Trends: The Changing Role of DISA and Implications for Vendors

Published: 12 November 2014

ID: G00270221

Analyst(s): Katell Thielemann


As U.S. federal IT budgets are under pressure, the Defense Information Systems Agency is growing its role in the $31 billion Department of Defense IT budget. This document provides strategy leaders of technology and service providers an overview of changes underway and positioning recommendations.

Table Of Contents


Market Trend

  • The Department of Defense Is Re-evaluating the Role of DISA
  • Market Structure Trends and Implications for Vendors
    • Budget Trends
    • Mission Trends
    • Acquisition Trends
    • Technology Trends
  • Implications for Vendors
    • Revisit Your Sales and Marketing Footprint
    • Revisit Your Road Map for Contract Vehicle Alignment
    • Identify the Technology Areas That Will Remain in Demand Through DISA

Contrarian View

  • If DISA Cannot Deliver Convincingly on Cost, Schedule and Performance, or Current Leadership Support Waives, These Trends Change

Vendors to Watch

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