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

March 2020

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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April 2020

The Pulse Membership Portal: Public Demo

April 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Curious about The Pulse of Government Contracting's custom membership offerings? Let us walk you through all of our features +…

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May 2020

Women In Technology (WIT) Women Business Owners (WBO): Take Your Technology into the Future Panel

May 7 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

On May 7th, Amber Hart, Co-Founder of The Pulse of GovCon, will be speaking on a WIT WBO panel. Panelists…

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June 2020

Defense One Tech Summit 2020

June 18

The Pulse is excited to be apart of the upcoming Defense One Tech Summit! Come check us out in the…

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Leading Patriots: Entrepreneurship and New Ventures

June 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Amber Hart (Pulse Co-Founder) will be participating as a panelist during this virtual webinar. This webinar feature GMU Alumni that…

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July 2020

A Virtual Conversation with NG: Alliant 2 Small Business Vehicle

July 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join Mike Hettinger (Founding Principal, Hettinger Strategy Group LLC), Amber Hart (Co-Founder, The Pulse of GovCon), Stan Soloway (President &…

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August 2020

Virtual Training: GovCon 101 [Pt. 1]

August 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual Training: GovCon 101 Pt. 1

This virtual training is focused on encouraging undergraduate students to go into the field of federal Government Contracting by arming…

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Virtual Training: GovCon 101 [Pt. 2]

August 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This virtual training is focused on encouraging undergraduate students to go into the field of federal Government Contracting by arming…

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September 2020

Protest-Proof Your Proposal: Common Technical Proposal Issues (That Could Lose You the Award in a Protest)

September 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Pulse of GovCon team up with Elizabeth Jochum from Smith Pachter McWhorter to review lessons learned from recent bid…

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October 2020

Privia Virtual User Conference

October 15 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Pulse of GovCon is presenting at the Privia Virtual User Conference!

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