Founded in 2017, The Pulse™ is a small, self-funded, women-owned, for-profit business located in the DMV region. The Pulse is GovCon is an advisory firm that focuses on providing actionable competitive intelligence tools, and services to empower Government Contractors.
The Pulse was founded to break down barriers across the Government Contacting ecosystem and bridge the fundamental gaps surrounding federal procurement through our writing, training, consulting, and unique membership platform. We serve as an accessible supplemental resource for large-,mid-, and small-sized Government Contractors, as well as the U.S. federal government, media, trade organizations, academia, and Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs), finding, translating, and analyzing complex federal procurement information and data to develop actionable solutions.
As a federal competitive intelligence and research advisory firm, we work with our clients and partners to tell the full U.S. federal procurement story. By putting the human element back into federal procurement data, we connect historical information to the current federal competitive landscape, the critical context for the Government Contracting Industrial Base and its stakeholders.
Ms. Amber Hart is the Co-Founder of The Pulse™. She received her Bachelor’s in Conflict Analysis and Resolution & Global Affairs from George Mason University (GMU). A skilled Federal Business Developer, Ms. Hart has 12+ years’ experience in all aspects of selling to the Federal Government. She is an active member of the Professional Services Council (PSC), the President of Women in Technology (WIT), and sits on the advisory board for the Center for Government Contracting at GMU. She brings critical knowledge and experience in navigating congressional and federal procurement data and sources, from legislation to appropriations and historical discretionary spending obligations, to The Pulse.
LISA SHEA MUNDT
Ms. Lisa Shea Mundt is the Co-Founder of The Pulse™. She has 12 years of experience in Federal Proposal Development and procurement trend analysis and reporting. She has touched more than 200 proposal efforts across a multitude of Government departments and agencies that vary in size and scope. In addition to her proposal abilities, Ms. Mundt is also a renowned training Facilitator experienced in training clients on Business Development, Capture Management, Proposal Management, and Orals Coaching. She is a frequently leveraged industry pundit and provides quotations, content, and speaking to trade publications and associations. Ms. Mundt is an avid writer who taught the introductory writing course to college freshmen at James Madison University. She maintains the business operations of The Pulse including Accounting, Legal, Payroll, Marketing, Healthcare, HR, and IT. Ms. Mundt uses her experience to help manage the strategic business direction of The Pulse and works closely with clients to empower their growth efforts.
AMANDA SWANSON GOFF
DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS
Ms. Amanda Goff joined The Pulse™ in 2022 as the Director of Research and Analysis. Amanda received her Bachelor’s in Linguistics from the University of Kansas (KU) and her Master of Public Policy from George Washington University (GWU). In May of 2024, she will graduate from Vanderbilt University with a Doctor of Education in Organizational Learning. She brings 6+ years of experience in project management, data analytics, and stakeholder engagement. Amanda is especially adept at using publicly-available federal spending data to inform policy work and identify key trends impacting the GovCon industry.
Ms. Haley Boulanger is a Research Analyst at The Pulse™. She received her Bachelor’s in Political Science with a concentration in National Security Studies from Virginia Tech (VT). As an undergraduate student, Ms. Boulanger conducted research on and for private and government entities, engaging with a wide range of topics relating to government operations. Ms. Boulanger has spearheaded The Pulse’s Federal Agency Spotlight articles and contributed to company publications and platform components since joining the team in 2021.