Unlock Your GovCon Success: 12 Free News Sources Every Contractor Needs

Staying informed in the dynamic world of government contracting (GovCon) is crucial for success. The GovCon media offers a wealth of free information, keeping you updated on the latest news, issues, and trends. From defense technology to federal policies, these sources provide valuable insights to help you stay ahead of the curve. This article highlights 12 essential GovCon media outlets that every government contractor should follow. Bookmark these links and subscribe to their newsletters to stay well-informed.

12 Sources of Government Contracting News and Information

No.Name and LinkDescription
1Defense News https://www.defensenews.com/A global website and magazine about the politics, business, and technology of defense, serving senior military and industry decision-makers.
2ExecutiveBiz https://executivebiz.com/category/industry-news/Covers the government contracting sector from the executive perspective, focusing on political and business trends associated with contracting.
3ExecutiveGov https://executivegov.com/This website is dedicated to the news and headlines in the federal government, covering topics like Gov 2.0, cybersecurity policy, health IT, green IT, and national security.
4Federal News Network https://federalnewsnetwork.com/Addresses federal agency managers, policymakers, and contractors with breaking news, information, and analysis for those who support federal agency missions.
5Federal Times https://www.federaltimes.com/Provides news and information for federal managers, focusing on federal pay, benefits, and policy changes.
6GovBrew https://govbrew.co/A newsletter that delivers updates on news, industry updates, federal opportunities, merger and acquisition (M&A) activity, contract awards, and leadership updates in the GovCon sector.
7GovCIO Media & Research https://govciomedia.com/This site takes a multi-platform approach to today’s most pressing issues, using video, podcasts, events, articles, and special reports to keep federal IT decision-makers informed of technology’s impact on government.
8Government Executive https://www.govexec.com/Provides news, analysis, and insight regarding government operations, including contracting.
9iGovCon Wire https://www.govconwire.com/Informative, to-the-point stories of the most significant contract awards, top-level executive moves, M&A activities, and financial results of the sector’s most notable players.
10G2Xchange https://g2xchange.com/Provides information and competitive intelligence platforms that help federal workers, contractors, entrepreneurs, and other individuals and entities interested in federal contracting to make more informed decisions.
11Orange Slices https://orangeslices.ai/Offers information about government contract awards, highlights exceptional projects, and offers capabilities to facilitate teaming and conduct market intelligence.
12Washington Technology https://washingtontechnology.com/  Provides in-depth coverage of the government IT market, including contract awards and industry trends. This site is also the home of the Top 100 Federal Contracts, Fast 50, and M&A Round-Up Lists.

Additional Resources

In addition to the sources listed above, professional associations and firms supporting the government contracting industry often publish news and articles on their websites and social media platforms. For example, the Professional Services Council (PSC) publishes a Service Contractor magazine aimed at professionals across the federal services industry, including key members of Congress and agency leaders. These publications provide further insights and updates critical for staying informed in the GovCon sector.


Keeping up with the latest developments in government contracting is essential for maintaining a competitive edge. By regularly following these 12 media sources, you can stay informed about industry trends, policy changes, and key opportunities. Bookmark these websites and subscribe to their newsletters to ensure you receive timely updates and insights. Staying well-informed will help you navigate the complexities of the GovCon world and position your business for success.

By Brenda Crist, Vice President at Lohfeld Consulting Group, MPA, CPP APMP Fellow

Lohfeld Consulting Group has proven results specializing in helping companies create winning captures and proposals. As the premier capture and proposal services consulting firm focused exclusively on government markets, we provide expert assistance to government contractors in Capture Planning and Strategy, Proposal Management and Writing, Capture and Proposal Process and Infrastructure, and Training. In the last 3 years, we’ve supported over 550 proposals winning more than $170B for our clients—including the Top 10 government contractors. Lohfeld Consulting Group is your “go-to” capture and proposal source! Start winning by contacting us at www.lohfeldconsulting.com and join us on LinkedInFacebook, and YouTube(TM).

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