Amid growing market uncertainty, decreasing defense expenditure, and rising competition, organizations within the defense industry are planning to increase focus on new products and services, expansion in the current market, and improving operational efficiency. Mergers and acquisitions are expected to increase within the defense industry with emerging markets such as India, Saudi Arabia, and China offering prominent growth opportunities. As organizations intend to increase use of technology, and locate lower cost sources of supply in H1 2016, procurement activities will increase on IT services and MRO activities. Consequently, procurement expenditure for defense organizations is projected to increase by an average of 7% over the next six months. Additionally, 46% of defense industry executives expect supplier prices to increase in the next six months and over one-third of defense industry executives highlighted limited or generalized deployment of e-procurement within their organizations.