The Pulse of Government Contracting is a boutique federal market intelligence firm that specializes in GovCon storytelling.


What We Offer


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

The Pulse connects historical federal acquisition data to the current procurement landscape, delivering the critical context your organization needs to optimize your business development engine.


Want to see opportunities as they’re released? Want access to disseminated contract data?

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Consulting Services

Need services more specific to your company’s needs?

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We’re on a mission to change GovCon.

The Pulse – BD without the BS

Awards & Affiliations

Board Member of Women in Technology

Amber Hart

DCA Live’s 2019 Rising Stars of GovCon

Amber Hart & Lisa Shea Mundt

AFCEA Small Business Committee

Lisa Shea Mundt


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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Past Events

February 2020

WIT.Connect: The State of Technology in Healthcare

February 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join the Women In Technology (WIT) community as they discuss the implications of improvements in healthcare technology and service design…

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How to Protest Proof Your Proposal

February 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

How do I protest-proof my proposal? Short answer - you can’t. Although government agencies and their source selection boards work…

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March 2020

Closing the Deal: How to Win in Government Contracting Virtual Workshop

March 17 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Pulse will be making a cameo presentation via WEBINAR (from 3-4pm)  to discuss shredding your solicitation.

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POSTPONED – NVSBC DC Metro Chapter Event

March 18 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

2019 RECAP & 2020 FORECAST: NAVIGATING FED BIZ OPPS FOR VETERAN SB OWNERS! You can't know where you are going until…

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AFCEA Small Business Committee CMMC Webinar

March 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Half of the Pulse will be moderating! Register today and submit your questions here:

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Special Report: COVID-19 Federal Procurement & Government Contractor Usage in FY20

This afternoon, The Pulse released an initial summary report available exclusively to our Insider + SME members exploring how the Federal Government is so far utilizing the Government Contracting ecosystem to support the urgent COVID-19 requirements.

Pandemic Implications for Government Contractors: How the FAR Covers COVID-19

From the desk of Ryan Bradel, Partner at Ward & Berry PLLC, here is what government contractors should know while navigating the COVID-19 pandemic.

How to Protest Proof Your Federal Proposal: Part 1

How do I “protest proof” my federal proposal?  Short answer - you can’t. However, there are concepts and tactics Government Contractors can use to better arm themselves against a protest lost on compliance and technicalities. To find out what Protest Attorneys look for in acts against compliance, and how you can use this as armor and rationale in your next protest, The Pulse sat down with Elizabeth Jochum of Smith Pachter McWhorter

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