US DoD C4ISR, 2017–2022

This research service focuses on the US Department of Defense (DoD) command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR) budget spending. Included in this study are an analysis of research, development, test, and evaluation (RDT&E); procurement; operations and maintenance (O&M); and a variety of services. Contract activity for the 2017 DoD C4ISR is also included in the study. The DoD C4ISR 2018 budget consists of Army, Navy/Marine Corps, Air Force, and Joint Service spending plans, all of which are included. The base year for financial spending is 2016, and the market forecast is from 2017 to 2022. C4ISR spending for the fiscal year 2018 Department of Defense (DoD) budget request is the foundation of this research. The DoD request is notably higher than that of 2017 and may encounter opposition from both sides of the political aisle. The new research details the defense departments and agencies that offer the best opportunities for companies trying to enter the US defense market. The research includes market drivers and restraints that shed light on some budget numbers and the importance being placed on certain projects and programs. The research assists in understanding the government’s focus and the services it is likely to require in future.
Published: 5 Dec 2017

US DoD C4ISR, 2017–2022

Balancing Strategic and Tactical Capabilities

This research service focuses on the US Department of Defense (DoD) command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR) budget spending. Included in this study are an analysis of research, development, test, and evaluation (RDT&E); procurement; operations and maintenance (O&M); and a variety of services. Contract activity for the 2017 DoD C4ISR is also included in the study. The DoD C4ISR 2018 budget consists of Army, Navy/Marine Corps, Air Force, and Joint Service spending plans, all of which are included. The base year for financial spending is 2016, and the market forecast is from 2017 to 2022.

C4ISR spending for the fiscal year 2018 Department of Defense (DoD) budget request is the foundation of this research. The DoD request is notably higher than that of 2017 and may encounter opposition from both sides of the political aisle. The new research details the defense departments and agencies that offer the best opportunities for companies trying to enter the US defense market. The research includes market drivers and restraints that shed light on some budget numbers and the importance being placed on certain projects and programs. The research assists in understanding the government’s focus and the services it is likely to require in future.

Research Scope
This research service examines C4ISR spending requested for 2018. It will highlight some of the programs that offer the best opportunities for growth and penetration into the DoD C4ISR market. Years in this document refer to government fiscal years for the budget, and calendar years for contracts and competitive data.

This research service focuses on the United States Department of Defense (DoD) C4ISR budget spending categories, including research, development, testing, and evaluation (RDT&E); procurement; operations and maintenance (O&M); and services. The intent of this study is to indicate which segments of products and services the DoD has emphasized in the budget request so that firms can invest in these priority areas. Contract activity for the US DoD for 2016 is also included.

Over 1,000 companies received contracts from the DoD during 2016 for C4ISR research, products, and services; therefore, a list of “other” companies is not included with this research. The competitive analysis portion of this research focuses on the overall top ten companies for DoD C4ISR , and it highlights the top 5. The budget request is subject to variances and changes until Congress actually passes the bill enacting the budget.

Key Issues Addressed

  • How has the DoD C4ISR budget changed from 2017 to 2018?
  • In relation to the 2018 funding request, which DoD departments have the largest level of spending?
  • What are some of the programs for which DoD departments have requested funding?
  • Which companies are capturing the largest overall market share for the DoD C4ISR market?
  • Will DoD C4ISR spending rise or fall within the next 5 years?
  • What types of companies are obtaining the most contract value awarded for DoD C4ISR?

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