Our discussion with Ricky Howard continues with a dive into all of the government work resources for finding and landing a contract. We talk about sites like usaspending.gov. It is where one can see where the money goes. That provides an insight into what departments are a good starting point for your research. There is a lot of research and groundwork to do to win a contract. However, he provides resources to help you on that journey.

A Wealth Of Government Work Resources

While the government is a huge series of departments and all manner of divisions, it is not impossible to navigate. The government work resources we discuss help one narrow the focus to something that is manageable. Likewise, we get to see what sort of path is required to get us to winning that first contract and setting ourselves up for subsequent ones.

About Ricky

Richard Howard, Lt Col (Ret), is a leading authority on US federal government contracts. As a career military acquisitions officer, he oversaw $82B+ in DoD contracts and has advised & trained over 400 companies as a consultant. Richard is the CEO of DoD Contract, which guides, trains, and mentors small business owners and sales executives. They are guided through the sometimes complex and often misunderstood government sales process.
Richard hosts the “DoD Contract Academy” podcast and speaks extensively on the nuance of federal contracting strategy. For consultations on proposal writing, advisory/coaching services, or speaking engagements, please email him at [email protected].

Learn More

Reach out to Ricky at: https://www.dodcontract.com

They will help you win your 1st or 100th government contract. Check out the “done for you,” “done with you,” and “done by you” offerings at their site. Also, you can listen to their podcast. “The DoD Contract Academy” is available on all podcast platforms.

Also, listeners will be given a code to save 25% off online training that takes them step by step through the federal sales process.

Rob Broadhead

Rob is a founder of, and frequent contributor to, Develpreneur. This includes the Building Better Developers podcast. He is also a lifetime learner as a developer, designer, and manager of software solutions. Rob is the founder of RB Consulting and has managed to author a book about his family experiences and a few about becoming a better developer. In his free time, he stays busy raising five children (although they have grown into adults). When he has a chance to breathe, he is on the ice playing hockey to relax or working on his ballroom dance skills.

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