COVID-19: Global and U.S. Federal Spending — Where the Money Is Going

COVID-19: Global and U.S. Federal Spending — Where the Money Is Going

This IDC Market Perspective provides details on how the COVID-19 pandemic has changed IT and other government spending patterns. Worldwide, government IT spending is being affected by the long-term impact of COVID-19. While some types of spending are increasing, others are going down. The net impact will be some increased spending on hardware and a decline in government IT spending elsewhere. "In the United States where $3.8 trillion in spending has been approved to help fight the health and economic impact of the virus, only a trickle of that money will be spend on new government IT systems," said Shawn P. McCarthy, research director for IDC Government Insights. "But the societal impact of other spending is huge." This document shows multiple breakouts to show where the special funding is going in the United States.

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Executive Snapshot
New Market Developments and Dynamics
Forecasting the Impact of COVID-19 on Governments
How Government IT Spending Is Being Impacted by the COVID-19 Crisis
Worldwide Federal/Central Government
Worldwide Government IT Spending
Worldwide State/Regional/Local Government
U.S. Government IT Spending
U.S. Federal Government
U.S. State and Local Government
Details on the U.S. Government Special Spending Bills Prompted by the COVID-19 Pandemic
Background: Multiple Spending Acts Thus Far
One More Proposed Bill, The Heroes' Act Is Pending, But It's Stalled
The Bad News — Government IT Will Receive Just a Fraction of a Percentage
CARES Act Breakouts
The CARES Act IT Impact
Payments to Citizens/Workers
Helping Large Corporations Support Workers
Helping Small Businesses Stay in Business and Meet Worker Needs
Providing Support for State and Local Governments
Supporting the Front Lines — Funding for Hospitals and Public Health
Education Funding
Additional Social and Community
The Rest of the Spending Acts
Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act
The Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act
Advice for Government Agencies
Advice for Technology Providers
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