Podcasts

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.

WT 360: For Lockheed's ventures team, its investments are merely step one

Chris Moran, executive director and general manager of Lockheed Martin's venture capital arm, takes us behind the scenes of their work with startup technology companies after the investment and how that larger ecosystem really operates.

WT 360: People are at the center of all cyber dialogue

Dr. Sarbari Gupta, founder and chief executive of Electrosoft, joins to take the cybersecurity conversation away from just being about technology and instead centered around teams and talent.

WT 360: IBM's blueprint for making a bigger impact across public sector

Susan Wedge from IBM Consulting and Mark Johnson of IBM detail how what Big Blue does and what it wants to do for U.S. government agencies feeds into the corporation's larger vision.

WT 360: What 2023's economy means for GovCon

How government contractors are navigating inflation and higher interest rates tops the agenda for this conversation with Ruth Ann Clark of JPMorgan Chase Commercial Banking and Don Irwin of J.P. Morgan Private Bank.

WT 360: Deloitte's view of how tech implementation, integration and consulting go together

Deloitte's government and public services practice leader Jason Salzetti goes over how the firm looks to be at the center of those areas in its work with federal agencies.

WT 360: BAE sees teaming as foundational to its success

BAE Systems Inc. executive Peder Jungck joins to explain how his company uses its technology partnership network as a means to know where the market disruption is coming from.

WT 360: The tech and investment threads of Noblis 'Vision 2030'

Company No. 76 on our 2023 Top 100 rankings is both a newcomer and among a handful of nonprofit organizations on the Top 100. The latter status means the company takes a longer-term view of its strategy and investments, which Noblis' chief executive Mile Corrigan goes over in this episode.