Michael Hackmer, CEO and Founding Partner, Government Contractors

Michael Hackmer

Michael Hackmer is the CEO and Founding Partner of Government Contractors, and the Founder of Social Web Tactics, a digital marketing agency that specializes in marketing for government contractors, technology companies, and K-12 and higher education businesses and organizations.

Hackmer also is the CEO of Catoctin Education, Time To Brainstorm, YourTravel.Guide, and CBT Media.

Prior to starting his businesses, Hackmer managed SEO and content for Strayer University, and managed part of the new website deployment, as well as creation of the company's content portal, the Buzz Blog. Prior to Strayer, Hackmer was the Senior Community Manager for the GovWin govcon network. He also has worked as a marketing and project manager for CMAi, managing public sector marketing campaigns for companies such as HP.

Latest Articles

I was reading a post from Bill Brantley on GovLoop where he asks “What is the ‘it’ in Gov 2.0?”. I thought it was an interesting question, and I wanted to include here in GovWin.com. Much like “cloud computing” and other topics, people often do not have a clear explanation for what some of these new technologies and terms
#1 GovCon Story of 2010: The Suspension of GTSI Summary Though the cuts to Defense Department funding is a close second, the shock of GTSI’s suspension by the Small Business Administration from receiving new procurement work on October 1st reverberated through the government contracting space. Though the suspension lasted just a few weeks and has
DoD Funding Cuts Summary In 2010, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced his plan to cut 10 percent in spending on support contractors and overall spending cuts over 5 years totalling over $100 billion. The move has not been without controversy in the government contractor community, the military and among political leaders. For starters, Gates
WikiLeaks Summary The leaking of sensitive government documents and spread of content online has renewed some emphasis on security and increased some restrictions on what government employees can view online at work, what people can access and how easy data can be transported and shared. Why it matters to the GovCon space? Written by: Jeff White,
Insourcing vs. Outsourcing Summary The Obama administration has pushed over the last couple of years to increase insourcing or the hiring of direct government employees over contractors. In 2010, the debate over “insourcing vs. outsourcing” seemed to intensify, with contractors and groups expressing their displeasure, and the government trying to soften the impact of their
Two-Year Federal Pay Freeze Summary Though a recent development in 2010, the decision to freeze pay to all civilian federal employees, including those working at the Department of Defense (excluding military personnel), was an important and newsworthy development. Political leaders felt pressure from voters, many of whom are concerned about high unemployment and the growing
Industry Mergers and Acquisitions Summary As with any industry, the economy and changing forces in the government change the way companies do business and whether or not they stay in business. Mergers and acquisitions continued throughout 2010. The question is, what do these deals mean to the industry as a whole? Why it matters to
Changes to the Alaska Native Corporation (ANC) program Summary The Alaska Native Corporation program was created in 1971 to settle land claims and help improve life for native Alaskans. Spending on ANC contracts has gone from $506 million in 2000 to $5 billion in 2009. However, the ANC program has come under greater scrutiny in
HUBZone Preference Summary On September 27th, President Obama signed the Small Business Jobs and Credit Act. This new legislation means that businesses in Historically Underutilizied Business Zones (known as HUBZones) are on equal footing with all other small, disadvantaged business programs, including, but not limited to, those relating to Service-Disabled, Veteran Owned Small Businesses and
GWACs – Bigger Budgets and Small Acquisition Workforce Summary Government-wide acquisition contracts (GWACs) consolidate purchasing across a number of federal government agencies and encourage long-term vendor agreements with fewer vendors. GWACs have become commonplace vehicles for federal clients purchasing a vast array of products and services. GWACs sell information technology products and services to agencies.

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