10 Reasons to be Proud of Working in the Government Proposal World

Sep 29, 2017

We often hear negative representations of Government contractors, and these stories seem to garner alot of media attention. But what about the positive impact these companies have on our larger community? Now more than ever, for professionals in the government market, it's important to know that each day you come to work you are privileged to have the opportunity to do something great, difficult, unlikely, or nearly impossible to achieve.

Each time you pursue an opportunity, submit a proposal, or win a contract, you and your company make a vast difference. Once the contract begins, your company is able to provide a valuable service to the nation or to the community. If you can ever stop long enough to reflect, you know that the projects you pursue and eventually execute are intrinsically important.

As a professional devoted to business development, capture or proposal development in the government market, you help your company secure and win work. Once won, these contracts perform a valuable national service.

You Help Your Companies, and Your Companies Help Government:

  1. Alleviate poverty
  2. Combat terrorism
  3. Fight Crime
  4. Manage vast amounts of data
  5. Promote equality and human rights
  6. Clean up the environment
  7. Communicate globally
  8. Enhance national security
  9. Maintain health services
  10. Pursue peace

This is why we do what we do: it matters.  It is amazing to be able to have such an impact. Be proud.

This post was originally published April 1, 2015 and updated September 29, 2017. 

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Jim McCarthy

Written by Jim McCarthy

Jim McCarthy has 35+ years of GovCon experience and leadership—first on Capitol Hill, then as founder of AOC Key Solutions, a leading government contracting consulting firm which has helped clients win over $175 billion dollars in government contracts. He previously hosted the CBS/ WUSA9 television show Government Contracting Weekly and is a speaker at many government contracting industry events.

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