Government Insights Provides Aggregated Mapping of FY09 US Government LOB Budget Spending ; New Guide Provides IT Vendors with Details on Spending Across All Agencies, Departments, Projects

FALLS CHURCH, VA – July 3, 2008 – Leading independent research and advisory firm, Government Insights, an IDC company, today announced the next-generation release of its Line of Business Government Guide, FY07-FY09 (Doc #GI212867). The Guide is designed to help IT vendors identify multiple government buyers and to understand how these buyers plan to target their IT spending across all sectors.

The newly revised Guide is built around a pivot table, that allows users to filter, sort, and analyze the allocation of 6,561 agency and department-level line of business (LoB) initiatives in multiple ways, such as how government organizations are requesting funding for cross-government and agency-specific projects. The Budget Guide also enables government managers to see and compare how other offices, agencies, and departments across the federal government are spending their technology dollars.

The Guide also provides real language explanations for all of the thousands of coded entries and aggregates these details in a way that allows them to be sorted by department, agency, project, Business Reference Model (BRM) business area, LoB type, sub-function, investment target category, and multiple other categories, such as projects by mission area, office automation and infrastructure projects, enterprise architecture and planning projects, grants management projects, and extramural/grants to states for some agencies. Subscribers can sort on any of these functions using the capabilities of a basic Excel pivot table and/or a spreadsheet with filters. Other enhancements to this next-generation version of the Budget Guide include: the incorporation of complete program descriptions from the 800-plus Exhibit 300 business cases; expanded and detailed program descriptions for all 3,000 Defense, Air Force, Army, and Navy programs; and the translation of the tens of thousands of acronyms used in all of the defense and civilian agency program descriptions.

"The Budget Guide provides subscribers with the ability to view and analyze the original government data (fiscal years 2007-2009) with effective mapping containing detailed text- and data-based extensions in pivot table or spreadsheet formats This allows the information to be sorted and filtered – 'sliced and diced' – in multiple ways," said Mark Kagan, research manager at Government Insights. "In addition, the Guide provides a benchmark for agencies to compare their budget allocations in areas such as security or information management or financial management, and may be customized for the specific needs of the offices of the CIO and CFO across any sector."

Government Insights will be hosting a complimentary Webcast demonstrating the capabilities of the Guide on August 6, 2008, at 1:00 pm Eastern. The event is open to all and registration is required. To arrange a one-on-one briefing with Mark Kagan, please contact Sarah Murray at 781-794-3214 or For more information on purchasing the Line of Business Government Guide, FY07-FY09, contact:

About Government Insights, an IDC Company

Government Insights, an IDC company, provides government organizations and IT vendors who serve them with research-based advisory and consulting services that enable government executives to maximize the value of their technology investments; minimize technology risk through accurate planning; benchmark themselves against industry peers; adopt industry best practices for organizational/technology alignment; make more informed technology decisions; and drive technology-enabled performance and innovation. Government Insights provides full coverage of the government value chain, with special emphasis on developing and employing strategies that leverage IT investments to maximize organizational performance. IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research and events company.