2010 was the peak of government discretionary spending. It was the last of a 10 year period where discretionary spending increased year over year.That growth was brought about by Sep 11 investment in Homeland security, the cost of the war in Iraq and Afghanistan and the Economic Stimulus that was intended to dig us out of the economic crisis that came about in 2009In 2011, we saw the first, though somewhat modest declineThe Deficit Reduction legislation dictated a level of discretionary funding for 2012, which is the $1.043T number presented here.The House and Senate committed to this level in the legislation so now they are just trying to figure out what cuts they make and where to get there
Agriculture – ($17.3B) proposes to cut by $2.7BCommerce, Justice and Science - $1B cut for Justice, $1.6B cut in NASA (a 10% reduction), $300m cut for CensusPTO authorized 25% increase underwritten by fee collectionsEnergy & Water – ($30B proposal)proposes a 14% ($160m) reduction in Interior primarily directed at the Bureau of Reclamation for water management for Western States.Energy about $850m half of which is in Energy Efficiency & Renewable EnergyHomeland Security – ($40.6B proposal) proposes to reduce funding to FEMA’s S&L grant program by $2.1B (citing that there is a $13B backlog) and add $1B to Disaster Relief Fund (funded by reductions in DOE)Labor/HHS/Education – 20% cut in budget authority for Labor generated primarily by a change in timing of funding for the Employment Training Admin (a $2.4b swing). HHS is basically flat (a $200m cut) and Education is a 3% cut.Transportation and HUD – 21% increase (or $3B) for Transportation largely due to recissions that carried over from 2011. Offset by $3B decrease in HUDState – significant reduction in Foreign Affairs budget (2-3B) and $3b cut in Diplomatic Consular Affairs
Deltek - federal IT spending
Appropriations Recap2012Kevin M. PlexicoVice President, FederalInformation Solutions
Discretionary Funding Trend,2004-2012 *Note: 2011 and 2012 Contract Spending are Deltek estimates Source: President’s Budget FY 2012, House Appropriations Committee, Deltek2 Copyright 2012 Deltek, Inc.