U.S. President's federal government IT budget 2015-2021, by department

In 2021, the United States federal government budget has allotted almost 53.36 billion dollars toward its 2021 civilian federal agency information technology budget. The 2021 budget figures do not include the portion of the budget allocated to the Department of Defense or other classified IT spending. As leadership and government priorities change, the IT budgets allocated to different departments tend to follow suit. The IT budget of the Department of Health and Human Services fell from nearly 14 billion in 2018 to less 6.4 billion in 2021.

U.S. government budget

The proposed U.S. budget for 2020 amounted to over 4.7 trillion dollars, making it one of the highest of all time. Huge shares of government expenditures go towards the Department of Health and Human Services as well as the Social Security Administration. Due in part to the country’s continually increasing budget, the government has run at a yearly deficit since 2002, with its 2020 deficit expected to amount to over a trillion dollars.

Cyber Security budget

One of the main facets of the U.S. government IT budget is spending related to cyber security. Over 18.78 billion U.S. dollars have been allocated towards cyber security in 2021. The Departments of Defense and Homeland Security have unsurprisingly had the highest cyber security budgets across all departments, given the sensitive nature of their work.

Federal government information technology (IT) budget in the United States from FY 2015 to FY 2021, by department

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Release date

February 2020


United States

Survey time period

FY 2015 to 2019

Supplementary notes

The U.S. federal fiscal year runs from 1 October to 30 September the following year. Updates to the state of actual and enacted budgets are not available for every year.
* DoD spending excludes classified spending. 2019 DoD IT spending data from FY 2020 Budget.
From FY2019 onwards, the estimated Federal IT excludes classified spending.

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