by CIO Staff

IT Highlights of Proposed U.S. 2007 Budget

Feb 08, 20062 mins

President Bush’s Administration asked Congress for $30.5 billion dollars for IT at the Department of Defense for FY 2007, Federal Computer Week reports. That’s $100 million more than was allotted for FY 2006.  Among the department’s IT priorities are expanding its global communications and emphasizing business transformation, FCW said.

IT spending at the Commerce Department would jump nearly seven percent in FY 2007 under the President’s proposed budget, with $1.68 million going towards IT expenditures, FCW reports. That’s roughly $11 million more than was budgeted in 2006.  Overall, the department’s budget of $6.14 billion is 4.2 percent less than the FY 2006 budget.

The Justice Department would get an additional $134 million dollars to improve the management, storage, sharing and security of its information, FCW reports. That funding would also increase the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) spending on IT, in order to improve its intelligence and information-sharing capabilities, FCW said.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) would receive $50 million for IT under the President’s proposed budget, FCW reports. That’s a million dollars less than Congress appropriated for FY 2006.  The NSF will upgrade its IT infrastructure and office automation in 2007, for which it has budgeted some $19.7 million for FY 2007.

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