Project 38

PROJECT 38: Sagewind Capital's story and strategy as a GovCon investor

Private equity in the government market is a two-way street for companies and investors, the latter of which is the focus of this interview with Sagewind Capital's founding partner Steve Lefkowitz and managing partner Raj Kanodia.

PROJECT 38: CACI's DeEtte Gray offers her best advice to future women execs

DeEtte Gray, president of CACI International’s business and information technology solutions sector, shares with Editor Nick Wakeman her experiences as a female executive coming up through the ranks in the government contracting market and offers her best advice for the next generation of women leaders.

PROJECT 38: Why enterprise solutions demand a higher level of focus

CACI International's lead IT executive DeEtte Gray describes to Editor Nick Wakeman the focus companies must have to win business and deliver enterprise solutions in today's federal market.

PODCAST: Today's tech challenges are not just a government matter

Government agencies and commercial businesses are all dealing with today's technology stressors, a point World Wide Technology's public sector leader Bryan Thomas unpacks for this episode of Project 38 with our Ross Wilkers.

Considering AI as the means to the end solution

Part of finding business success in the vast world of artificial intelligence is using it as a means to the end, as SparkCognition’s government leader Logan Jones explains to our Ross Wilkers in this episode of Project 38.

PROJECT 38: A roadmap for avoiding common fallacies on what wins & loses

What really wins and loses in the government market? That simple question leads to other questions on commonly held beliefs and the fuller truths behind them. FedSavvy Strategies’ leader Brian Lindholm breaks them down with our Ross Wilkers in this Project 38 episode.

PROJECT 38: Verizon's new public sector leader pushes the 'indispensable partner' mantra

Maggie Hallbach was nearly 18 months into her time at Verizon’s federal unit when she was elevated to lead all of public sector. Her priorities since that promotion and network modernization trends across government are the focus of this Project 38 episode.

PROJECT 38: Why 2021 was a perfect storm for M&A

Multiple factors drove mergers and acquisitions to new heights. For this episode, Kate Troendle and Marc Marlin of the investment bank KippsDeSanto explain to Editor Nick Wakeman how that activity highlights the government market's growing maturity and sophistication.

PROJECT 38: How one mid-sized company acquires to transform itself

Gunnison Consulting has used acquisitions to transform itself and for this episode, CEO Gil Dussek shares that strategy and what's next on the company's agenda with our Editor Nick Wakeman.

PROJECT 38: Myths and truths of what drives company value

Old adages die hard in any market, including those on what drives company value in the federal market. RSM's lead government contracting guru Stephanie Johnson walks Senior Staff Writer Ross Wilkers through a myth-busting exercise and why organic growth is so hard.

PODCAST: How Booz Allen revved its M&A engine

Booz Allen Hamilton is no longer a stranger to making acquisitions. Chief Strategy Officer Matt Calderone explains why the company is indeed a buyer with two acquisitions last year and another in the works this year, but don't call them a consolidator.

PROJECT 38: Roadmaps for business success & solving the talent problem

Cracking the code of the federal market involves learning its unique fabric, finding what works in achieving business success and building the right team. This episode of Project 38 delves into lessons learned on all three fronts by Interactive Government Holdings' founder and CEO Mike Sanders, who says small businesses like his and larger companies face some of the same challenges.

PROJECT 38: The tech & talent megatrends poised to shape 2022

Predicting how the future will play out is impossible, but knowing what drivers and ideas will shape it is an important art. This episode of Project 38 featuring our Ross Wilkers and Deloitte's government practice leader Mike Canning runs through what the firm's clients and employees view as the megatrends to watch in technology and talent.

PROJECT 38: New Maximus Federal leader forges the path forward

Maximus Federal President Teresa Weipert shares her strategy and outlook for 2022 with Editor Nick Wakeman as the company leverages its recent acquisitions and technology expertise for customers.

PROJECT 38: Our pick of the episodes worth a second listen

We produced nearly 50 episodes of our podcast in 2021. Here is a sampling of those that will offer insights and lessons of equal value in 2022 as they were when first released.