The programming talent is in a short supply everywhere, more so in the government sector which can’t compete with Silicon Valley’s salaries. The government’s IT workforce is aging. These factors account for rise of citizen developers in the U.S. Government organizations. Citizen developers are stuffers who do not have a formal information technology (IT) education but can build IT applications with Low-Code/No-Code tools and integrate them with Federal government APIs.
The report estimates demand for Low-Code/No-Code software tools, platforms and services in the U.S. Government sector to grow exponentially in the next few years. There is a rush among top Federal IT contractors to develop in-house or acquire Low-Code/No-Code platforms meeting strict government requirements. The recent acquisition of no-code app development platform AppSheet by Google reflects this trend. There are about two dozens of startup companies developing Low-Code/No-Code platforms which will likely become the targets of acquisition, among them Zapier, Notion, Airtable, Webflow, Workato, Retool, Tonkean, Airkit, Glide, Voiceflow and Bubble.
Two platforms, representing two IT giants with a long history of rivalry over US Government contracts, are now competing for a piece of federal IT market – Amazon’s Honeycode, a newly released fully managed service that allows customers to quickly build powerful mobile and web applications with no programming required and Microsoft’s PowerApps, more established low-code development platform (on the market since 2017).
The report provides year-by-year forecasts for Low-Code/No-Code software tools, platforms and services for the following segments:
Federal, State and Local governments;
U.S. Federal Government agencies: defence, civilian, and intelligence;
By investment type – National Security Systems, Mission Area Support, Infrastructure & Office Automation Telecommunications, Enterprise Architecture and Planning, Grants to State and Local IT;
By functionality, high priority and ad hoc missions.
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