Have you ever looked at an opportunity and thought, “There are so many possible competitors for this opportunity – where do I need to focus my energy to pick identify the real threats?” We come across this conundrum often when determining competitors for a Black Hat review. While it is possible to thoroughly examine all…
Success in the federal market isn’t what it used to be. Over the last 10 years, we’ve all witnessed an extraordinary amount of business opportunities. Those days are over. Now is the time that will separate the businesses with real value and real smarts from those that “got lucky.” Succeeding – not just surviving – will be achieved through well-developed strategies, thoughtful and thorough market research and analysis, effective competitive intelligence, creative communications, and, above all, a laser-like focus on what you do best
Headquartered in Vienna, VA, ActioNet is a woman-owned IT solutions provider founded in 1998 by founder, CEO and Chairman, Ashley Chen. The company offers cloud-based solutions, DevSecOps program management, IT managed services, cybersecurity, and Agile software engineering services to its customers in the federal government. ActioNet graduated from the 8(a) Small Business prog ram in…
Note this is a re-post from our same article in Washington Technology “When should we do a Black Hat review?” This is a question that we receive very often. It is a smart question with a simple answer. Remember the Goldilocks principle. The simple wisdom captured in the children’s story “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” has…
“Across multiple different businesses, I have come to FedSavvy Strategies to provide competitive analysis and Black Hat reviews. Their analysis work is consistently detailed and thoughtful saving my team time by unearthing and organizing relevant information. I’ve found their Black Hat sessions to be methodical to arrive at a detailed action plan. They take great care in fast, but thorough discussions followed by post-session analysis critical to inform my team and act based on results.”
Brian’s team at FedSavvy Strategies are experts in discovery and identification of competitive intelligence for government contractors. Their process kept our team focused and to develop a solid win strategy. Their Black Hat review created the foundation for the best proposal efforts I have experienced.
I’ve worked with the FedSavvy Strategies team on multiple large captures. They produce competitor analyses more thorough than I have ever seen. Their thoughtful execution of Black Hat reviews provided key insights to inform our capture strategies.
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As the head of business development for Integrity Management Services, I have relied on Brian’s knowledge and support in the areas of capture management, competitive intelligence, and development processes. I have bid on government contracts for the past 18 years with both Integrity Management Services and SafeGuard Services, and I can say without hesitation that he is as thorough and knowledgeable as any individual with whom I have ever worked. I consider his input indispensable.
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“The FedSavvy Strategies team provided professional, high energy support to our complex Black Hat requirements on a Billion Dollar DHS program. I was particularly pleased with the exceptional preparation and background research completed on the field of competitors in preparation for the event, and Brian’s facilitation services on the actual Black Hat were continuously productive throughout the session.”