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We put the human element back into Government Contracting so that you can bid with intent.

The Pulse of GovCon serves as a force multiplier for the evolving Government Contractor by offering customized services, training, and a unique membership platform. We provide contextualized data at a lower cost, and apply a hands-on advisory approach to everything we do.


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Our platform supplements existing tools in the marketplace supporting your growth-critical priorities! 


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We are rebuilding market intelligence, this time for Government Contractors.

Offering the Government Contracting community BD without the BS.

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Success Story

“…The Pulse heavily assisted our client in the creation, management, and submission of the market research…”

The Pulse developed a targeted Federal business development plan in order to assist a Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) in not only identifying potential opportunities under their GSA Schedule, but enable them to win their first Federal Prime contract.

After finalizing the client’s targeted Federal business development plan – The Pulse worked with the client to put it into action. Through the application of this plan and the client’s parameters, we identified and alerted our client to a new market research opportunity. From that first identification, The Pulse heavily assisted our client in the creation, management, and submission of the market research – including identification and integration of a subcontractor/partner. We then assisted them with the following, official Request for Information (RFI) response, and finally the Request for Quote (RFQ) response. The client was downselected from the RFP process and invited to the final Orals presentation. The Pulse then provided tailored training to the client’s team (to include subcontractor and key personnel) in order to adequately prepare for their oral presentation – a first for our client and the subcontractor.


Our client was successful and was issued a contract award under a multiple-award BPA valued at $1M – not only growing their portfolio with the addition of a new Federal customer, but their first Federal Prime contract and first GSA Schedule purchase. To date, our client has been awarded more than three task orders (with seven pending award) due to their impressive response to customer needs.

Let The Pulse of GovCon supplement your existing internal federal business development workforce.

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March 2021

Building a Federal BD Pipeline: GovCon’s Most Important Collateral

March 4, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Federal opportunity pipelines are the life-blood of Government Contracting firms. This critical tool not only signifies an organization's plan for…

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May 2021

Doing Business with DHS

May 21, 2021 @ 8:15 am - 9:50 am
Virtual VA

This is a Washington Technology Power Breakfast Event. The Homeland Security Department has a broad mandate to protect the United…

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September 2021

The Evolving Opportunities and Challenges for Small Business Contractors

September 17, 2021 @ 8:15 am - 9:50 am

In the early days of the new Biden Administration there was a lot of talk around the importance of small…

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November 2021

GAIN 2021 – It’s All About Government Marketing

November 4, 2021

Key Considerations for B2G Marketing FIRESIDE CHAT Amber Hart, Co-Owner/Founder, The Pulse of GovCon Lisa Shea Mundt, Co-Owner/Founder, The Pulse…

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December 2021

GovCon: An Update From The Pulse

December 7, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Holiday Cheer & Prepping for the Rest of the GovCon Fiscal Year! Productive Pipelines: How do we get there? Every contract is…

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Accelerate(her) Resume Development Workshop

December 7, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Coaching on resume writing that not only shows what clients have done, but how well they did it. Join the…

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February 2022

Beyond SAM.Gov

February 22 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Don't miss this informative interactive discussion with these two highly experienced federal market experts.  Learn: What free data most contractors are…

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DISCover the Impact of Effective Communication

February 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Virginia Tech Research Center – Arlington 900 N Glebe Road Arlington, VA 22203, Virginia Tech Research Center - Arlington 900 N Glebe Road
Arlington, VA 22203
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What if you could tap into your greatest motivations and dramatically improve your relationships and accelerate your results? Accelerate(her) is…

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March 2022

Mapping Your Cyber Career

March 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) leads the national effort to understand, manage, and reduce risk to our cyber…

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July 2022

What Category Management Means for You

July 27 @ 11:00 am - 11:15 am

Join The Pulse of GovCon's Director of Research and Analysis, Amanda Swanson Goff, and Research Analyst, Haley Boulanger, as they…

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