Founded in 2017, The Pulse™ is a small, self-funded, women-owned, for-profit business located in the DMV region.
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 organization, 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.
The founders of The Pulse of GovCon have worked in and around U.S. federal procurement for over a decade. Each worked on over 200 federal proposal efforts, and in 2020 alone supported 49 companies with their U.S. federal bid and growth consulting needs.
Since 2017, The Pulse has supported over 20 tailored research projects relevant to U.S. federal procurement and has developed and facilitated over 25 pieces of training focused on understanding the Government Contracting Industrial Complex.
A skilled Federal Business Developer, Ms. Amber Hart has over a decade of experience in all aspects of selling to the Federal Government. She brings critical knowledge and experience in navigating congressional and federal procurement data and sources, from legislation to appropriations and historical federal obligations. Her honesty and desire to invoke federal procurement change makes her a breath of fresh air in a convoluted and cumbersome industry. Ms. Hart received her Bachelor’s in Conflict Analysis and Resolution & Global Affairs from George Mason University (GMU) and is currently an active Board Member of Women in Technology (WIT) and GMU’s Center for Government Contracting (CGC) Advisory Board in the School of Business.
LISA SHEA MUNDT
Ms. Lisa Shea Mundt received both her Master’s and Bachelor’s in Writing, Rhetoric, and Technical Communication (WRTC) from James Madison University (JMU). As a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and CF APMP, she is a coveted Proposal Consultant who applies her ten years of federal procurement experience in the formulation of strategic, comprehensive, and compelling proposals for a wide array of Government Contractors. Ms. Mundt uses her experience to help manage the strategic direction of The Pulse. She is passionate about all methods of communications, and frequently leads industry-specific training, facilitates events, and engages in public speaking.