SLED Analysis Feature for August: Technology Trends and Cybersecurity Spending

Posted by Nick Schiffler on August 30, 2018

GovWin+Onvia’s research staff of more than 100 federal and state, local and education (SLED) market analysts provide in-depth research reports, timely articles, webinars, presentations, and consultations to help clients build business development plans and navigate the government market effectively.

In this month’s feature we highlight five recent pieces of unique analysis on the SLED marketplace. Included are brief looks at activity from the state legislative sessions in California and Texas, as well as a deep dive into the SLED IT spending market for the years 2019-24.

City Budgets in an Era of Increased Uncertainty

While cities take different measures to combat ever-tightening budget pressures, one thing is certain – they all face significant fiscal constraints, writes research analyst Brian Delmolino. City leaders will need to carefully consider their fiscal situations and determine spending policy accordingly.

“Many of the proposed solutions run counter to existing trends, but for cities to adapt successfully to the changing environment they will need to demonstrate flexibility and careful management of their fiscal policy space.”

The Market for SLED Information Technology in 2019-24

Chris Dixon, Sr. Manager of SLED Market Analysis, writes in this report that the SLED demand for IT systems and services is expected to jump from $108.7B in FY 2019 all the way to $134.4B in FY 2024. The report breaks down this growth by four major IT segments and 13 sub-segments.

“This report will help SLED IT contractors assess the SLED information technology (IT) market size, forecasts, and segmentation for purposes of business development (BD) strategic planning.”

Analysis of California’s 2018 Legislative Session

GovWin+Onvia continued its series of examinations of state legislation with a look at the 2018 California Legislative Session and what its results mean for government contractors. A number of pieces of legislation were found to be relevant, particularly for small businesses and IT providers.

“Some legislation addressed administrative functions pertaining to the procurement and management of information technology products and services… Another salient area in this session is that of elections and election security.”

Analysis of the 2018 Texas Legislative Session

Another examination of legislation was based on the most recent session of the Texas State Legislature. One notable law passed introduced changes to state government procurement processes and procedures, including the provision of additional oversight services and risk management.

“IT providers specifically may find some new processes or procedures in place, as well as specific trends to note, such as cloud computing and cybersecurity efforts.”

The Technologies That More Governments are Buying

A recent report released by GovWin+Onvia, the State and Local Procurement Snapshot for Q2 of 2018, highlighted an interview with Jennifer Saha, the National Director for Public Sector Councils at CompTIA. She spoke about some of the leading trends in SLED government technology in this blog.

“Security has evolved from being a new and emerging category of technology to an absolute necessity. Cybersecurity touches every part of technology, and since technology touches every part of government, it’s truly an enterprise-wide issue that we are seeing addressed in state budgets and expenditures.”

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