Perspective: Department of Health and Human Services — A Detailed Look at IT Spending, Key Contracts, and Trends
This IDC Government Insights Perspective is intended to provide readers with a detailed look at the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS') many levels of information technology (IT) spending. This document covers how both mandatory and discretionary spending passes through the agency and what impact this process has on IT planning and spending.
We use the upcoming fiscal year, 2014, as the baseline for our discussions and look at how the budgeted money is spent on addressable markets (hardware, software, IT services) and non-addressable markets (staff salaries, datacenter operations, space and equipment rental, and more).
We take a look at how the IT spending breaks out by bureau within HHS, how the money is spent across old and new IT systems and projects, what the major IT investment areas are for the department, and where the IT investments fall from an enterprise architecture (EA) standpoint. We finish with a set of tables that highlight the top contractors for HHS IT services and business management services.