Avascent Analytics is pleased to announce its latest update to the U.S. Federal Cyber Market Forecast Toolkit. Building on the existing beta version of the toolkit, the version published on May 30th has been substantially revised through internal consultation and feedback from industry professionals and subject matter experts. The newest iteration includes updates to spending values across the span of the entire model based on new budget materials, expanded segmentation, and a wider selection of underlying programs and sources. Existing users of the beta version will receive the latest update free of charge.
U.S. Federal Cyber Updates: Avascent has updated the U.S. Federal Cyber Market Forecast Toolkit to reflect the budget data provided in the Fiscal Year 2015 OMB IT Schedule 53, the Department of Defense’s IT-1 document, and the President’s overall Budget Request for the Department of Defense. Additionally, the underlying model informing the classified data section has been updated and refined to more accurately depict the dynamics of this opaque market space.
In addition to updating the existing beta functionality, the new product contains some exciting new features:
- Tactical/Enterprise tagging: The Cyber tool now distinguishes between cyber investment that is mobile and primarily used for communication between military forces, and more permanent network infrastructure connecting users within an organization to each other
- Embedded/Standalone: The product differentiates between programs that address themselves primarily to a cyber capability, and are therefore accessible to contractors who offer primarily cyber products and services, and those programs where the cyber component is embedded within a larger system; the latter category is accessible to contractors who have qualifications on that larger system in addition to offering cyber products and services
- Updates to the Classified Model: Avascent’s Cyber Market Forecast is driven in part by Avascent’s Intelligence Community (IC) Budget Estimate. This is a relatively detailed analysis of budget and addressable spending among various IC agencies. The revised Cyber tool has been refined to take into account Avascent’s 2015 update of the IC product.
The next complete iteration of the U.S. Federal Cyber Market Forecast Toolkit will likely be released in May 2015 (budget documentation permitting), though there may be smaller updates along the way. To find out more information about Avascent Analytics’ plans for the next year, please see the full 2014 calendar here.
The full release memo can be found here.