Federal computer systems spending to reach $24 bln in 2009

INPUT states that computer system procurements (defined as hardware and associated software/maintenance services) are slated to reach $23 bln by fiscal year (FY) 2009, a 35% increase from FY 2004. This number consists of $10.3 bln spending in civilian agencies; $7.8 bln in defense agencies; and $4.9 bln related to the Legislative and Judicial branches, United States Postal Service, and intelligence community.