Podcasts

WT 360: Everfox hits the street with focus on government, critical infrastructure

Everfox's chief executive Sean Berg explains how this newly-named cyber company plans to carry out its strategy with the backing of TPG, which carved out the business from former parent Forcepoint.

WT 360: LMI's logistics heritage also informs its present and future

LMI's chief executive Doug Wagoner takes us behind the scenes of how the company shifted from being a nonprofit entity to a for-profit, plus how the company work with government agencies to solve their logistics problems.

WT 360: M&A is not only for the biggest players

Zach Hester, director of M&A strategy and deal generation at Bluestone Investment Partners, explains how small and mid-sized firms focused on organic growth have opportunities in a market where private equity plays a huge role.

WT 360: How GovCon's 'Rule of Two' is poised to grow in scope

Stephen Bacon of the law firm Rogers Joseph O'Donnell goes over the White House's push for agencies to expand their use of this golden rule of government contracting and what it means for small businesses.

WT 360: CMMC lessons from the voluntary assessment program

Derek Kernus explains how his company went through the Defense Department's assessment process for complying with the standards at the heart of CMMC, the rule that will lay out how contractors protect information on their systems.

WT 360: How the auto industry informs DMI's federal strategy

DMI's chief executive Rocky Thurston describes where the company is focusing its attention in the realm of digital transformation, drawing lessons from another industry known for wanting to go fast.

WT 360: How emerging tech drives change across the market and more mission focus

ACT-IAC's CEO David Wennergren describes how artificial intelligence, digital transformation, cybersecurity and the speed of change are all driving greater focus on the government's missions.

WT 360: A look inside GovCon's crystal ball for 2024

Stephanie Smith, RSM's GovCon guru and our first guest for 2024, lays out key themes and discussion points that are poised to shape the industry during this new year.

WT 360: The drivers of M&A in 2023 and what lies ahead

Jean Stack, co-lead of the investment bank Baird's government market practice, reviews what the merger-and-acquisition landscape looked like in 2023 and how it is shaping up for 2024.

WT 360: An initial glimpse at 2024's GovCon budget and policy landscape

David Berteau, CEO of the Professional Services Council, highlights key signposts for government contractors to watch with 2024 just around the corner. Those include upcoming federal funding deadlines and the emerging CMMC cyber standard poised to change the entire GovCon ecosystem.

WT 360: ASRC Federal's vision highlighted by supply chain, tech and talent

Jennifer Felix, chief executive of ASRC Federal, explains what drove the company to make two acquisitions that closed in quick succession and some of the market-wide technology accelerants it wants to be a leader in.

WT 360: A roadmap to knowing the customer's buyer profile

Brian Lindholm, founder and managing principal of FedSavvy Strategies, provides the steps for companies to gain greater understandings of how federal agencies buy is just as important as what they buy.

WT 360: All about AE Industrial Partners and its GovCon investing approach

Kirk Konert, a partner at AE Industrial Partners, joins the podcast to explain why AE Industrial Partners backs predominantly founder-led companies on a high-growth curve and what drives investor activity across the entire government market.

WT 360: How artificial intelligence can help make better proposals

Artificial intelligence is both a powerful tool and a new one that companies need to master, so proposal specialist Bruce Feldman is here to explain how AI can speed up the bid writing process and make it more efficient.

WT 360: All about how OTA contracts really work

Tim Greeff, founder and chief executive of NSTXL, explains the nonprofit’s role in Other Transaction Authority contracts and the inner workings of what takes place when federal agencies look to go outside the traditional acquisition lanes.

WT 360: Budget disconnects, opportunities define today's federal market landscape

John Caucis and James Wichert, public sector analysts at the market intelligence firm Technology Business Research, share their findings on how government contractors are working through the lack of regular budgets and the larger tech talent competition.

WT 360: RTX Ventures casts its net wide and far across an expanding tech ecosystem

Dan Ateya, president and managing director of RTX's venture capital division, explains how the aerospace-and-defense giant also is a scout for startup businesses and technologies that show promise for transforming the entire ecosystem.