State Department IT budget grows in budget request

Reflecting the growth of electronic diplomacy, the Bush administration's fiscal 2007 budget proposal calls for a $45 million increase in the State Department’s information technology budget.

The budget request released today seeks $890 million, up from $845 million in fiscal 2006, for State’s IT efforts.

It includes money for a wide range of programs to modernize the department’s systems and develop connectivity worldwide.

The request includes:

  • $287 million for centrally managing modernization, operations and maintenance of the department's office automation and support server infrastructure.

  • $39.7 million for a user-driven solution that will enable employees to connect with others in the foreign affairs community worldwide.

  • $14 million to replace the department's 20-year-old stand-alone logistics systems with modern technology and commercial products that support an integrated supply chain and re-engineered business processes.

  • $10.5 million for a joint financial management system with the U.S. Agency for International Development.

  • $3.4 million to redesign a database to manage allowances and benefits for all employees worldwide.

  • $400,000 for a project to upgrade the secretary of State's worldwide mobile communications from a simple telegram system to a fully transportable computer network.


  • People
    Federal CIO Suzette Kent

    Federal CIO Kent to exit in July

    During her tenure, Suzette Kent pushed on policies including Trusted Internet Connection, identity management and the creation of the Chief Data Officers Council

  • Defense
    Essye Miller, Director at Defense Information Management, speaks during the Breaking the Gender Barrier panel at the Air Space, Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Md., Sept. 19, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Chad Trujillo)

    Essye Miller: The exit interview

    Essye Miller, DOD's outgoing principal deputy CIO, talks about COVID, the state of the tech workforce and the hard conversations DOD has to have to prepare personnel for the future.

Stay Connected


Sign up for our newsletter.

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.