Many IT programs would be cut under FY13 budget request

The president’s fiscal 2013 budget request to Congress, released Feb. 13, sets aside $78.9 billion for information technology spending during the coming fiscal year.

This amount does not account for the intelligence community, for IT embedded into weapons systems or satellites, or for IT spending that agencies don’t classify as IT for budget purposes. The real amount the government spends annually on IT is unknown, but some budget analysts have said it may be as much as 40 to 50 percent greater than the OMB number.

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Molly Walker

Among the highlights in this report:

  • NARA would be permitted to transfer up to an additional $18M (on top of it’s stated appropriation) to its electronic records archive budget;
  • HHS’s health IT arm, ONC, would get 58 percent more than it’s estimated to spend in FY13;
  • Commerce would fund the consolidated-agency Business.USA website;
  • NIST’s NSTIC program would see a boost in funding; and
  • the National Weather Service’s budget would be trimmed.