Competitor Analysis with a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Request

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests are a critical element of business development and capture. This is how you learn about a pursuit’s history and your competition. The problem is – FOIA requests are tricky:
They take forever to obtain – so someone needs to carefully track them and follow up relentlessly to get any results – sometimes taking months and rendering your requests useless for your capture effort.


Using White Papers and Point Papers to Gain More Federal Business

We’re continuing along with the question, “What should you have in your business developer’s toolkit?” In addition to a capability statement and unsolicited proposals, you should also have white papers and point papers. A white paper is a thorough report that presents a problem and proposed solution persuasively and with authority. A point paper is Read More

Using Unsolicited Proposals for Innovative Federal Solutions

Using Unsolicited Proposals for Innovative Federal Solutions

Every business developer needs a toolkit. Within that toolkit should be skills and collateral to further your company’s federal business development goals. For example, one asset should be an updated one-pager capability statement. While not standard in your toolkit, you should also be prepared to draft unsolicited proposals. We’ve come across some confusion among our Read More


Success leaves clues – using competitive analysis for your growth strategy

The beginning of the year is a good time to evaluate your company’s growth strategy. Are you headed in the right direction? Are you able to achieve your targeted booking goals and position yourself for success? Success leaves clues – sometimes it pays to emulate your competitors who have been able to achieve the level Read More