The Company

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 business intelligence information, tools, and data 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 customized 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 boutique federal market intelligence and research consultancy firm, we work with our clients and partners to tell the full U.S. federal procurement story – from data trends to opportunity identification to personal linkages. By putting the human element back into federal procurement data, we connect historical data to the current federal competitive landscape to deliver the critical context to the Government Contracting Industrial Base and its stakeholders.

What Makes The Pulse Different?

We are rebuilding market intelligence, this time for the Government Contractor.

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The Team

AMBER HART

CO-OWNER/FOUNDER

Ms. Amber Hart is the Co-Founder of The Pulse of GovCon. 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.

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LISA SHEA MUNDT

CO-OWNER/FOUNDER

Ms. Lisa Shea Mundt is the Co-Founder of The Pulse of GovCon. She received both her Master’s and Bachelor’s in Writing, Rhetoric, and Technical Communication (WRTC) from James Madison University (JMU). Ms. Mundt has 12+ years in Federal Proposal Development and expertise regarding the overall Business Development Acquisition Lifecycle. Leveraging her experience, she is an instructor and presenter on conceptual topics as they relate to the Government Contracting industry. She is a member of the AFCEA Small Business Committee and a Chairperson of Women in Technology. 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.

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AMANDA SWANSON GOFF

DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS

Ms. Amanda Goff joined The Pulse of GovCon 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.

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HALEY BOULANGER

RESEARCH ANALYST

Ms. Haley Boulanger is a Research Analyst at The Pulse of GovCon. 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.

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