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Deltek’s Deniece Peterson: Readiness, Cyber, ISR Among Top Contract Priorities at Pentagon; Health and Infrastructure Elsewhere

cash A new Deltek analysis of the president’s budget proposal found evolving agency priorities could impact how the government spends the up to $608 billion in fiscal year 2015 funds requested for government contracts, the Washington Post reported Sunday.

Deniece Peterson, director of federal industry analysis at Deltek, writes agencies will likely spend a larger percentage of available contract funds on operations and maintenance awards in a move to reign in costs.

The government plans to apply those savings toward new programs to provide opportunities for contractors, according to the report.

Peterson adds the Pentagon wants to sustain readiness, cybersecurity and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance programs while infrastructure and healthcare will remain key priorities among agencies.

Deltek research manager Ashley Bergander previously pointed to two maintenance contracts the Pentagon plans to kick off bidding for later this year.

Deltek also predicts that the government will award single-year information technology contracts in fiscal 2015, the report says.

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