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The Trump Presidency Brings a New Era to the U.S. Federal IT Market

Published: 23 January 2017

ID: G00323735

Analyst(s): Katell Thielemann


In 2016, the U.S. elected its 45th president largely based on an economic growth and leadership change platform that will greatly impact agencies' policies, governance and spending priorities. Technology strategic planners must plan now to be successful post-transition.

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  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • The Trump administration's policy platforms are so different from the previous administration that technology strategic planners in the federal market will need to refresh their strategic plans
  • The unprecedented number of global business and military leaders nominated to key roles will demand a different governance model from prior policy and academia-heavy governments, which will greatly impact performance expectations and metrics for agencies and vendors alike
  • The new administration's aggressive first 100 days' legislative and executive agenda will quickly run into the reality of institutional checks and balances, so technology strategic planners will need to know who in the executive and legislative branches has the authority to impact what as priorities and realities settle

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