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 Government Contracting Weekly is a television show dedicated to the winning of government contracts.

The show was in production from 2012 through early 2015. Government Contracting Weekly was created by AOC Key Solutions, a consulting firm that provides strategy, capture, and proposal services to government contractors. The program’s missions were to inform and help companies win government business and to foster communication between government and industry. It originally aired Sunday mornings on WUSA9. You can still watch full episodes here or visit You Tube.

Government Contracting Weekly episodes feature:

  • interviews with contractor executives, government officials, and government contracting experts
  • government market trends, upcoming big contract opportunities, government proposal best practices, and how to sell to various federal agencies.
  • how to win and retain government contracts

About The Host

Jim McCarthy, Host:

linkedinJim McCarthy is the host of Government Contracting Weekly and is also the Founder of AOC Key Solutions and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Keystone Solutions.

Mr. McCarthy’s career spans over 30 years of marketing strategy creation, proposal development, and oral presentation coaching to contractors seeking to expand their market share or to enter the government contracts market sector. As Principal Owner of AOC Key Solutions Inc., he has built an organization that over the last five years has played a part in winning an average of $9.2 billion per year in Federal contract awards for its clients.

He often serves as a strategic advisor and “capture coach” to senior executives and rising corporate superstars. In these capacities, Mr. McCarthy mentors and guides both large and small business clients on market leadership, capture management, and strategy development to pursue and win government contracts. He also frequently serves as a guest speaker on topics ranging from leadership to winning government contracts.

Staff & Contributors

Dr. Richard Nathan, Executive in Charge:

linkedin Dr. Nathan is the program manager for Government Contracting Weekly, former CEO of AOC Key Solutions. He currently serves as the COO of KeyStone Solutions. He oversees the selection…

of guests and topics, production content, and is the liaison for government and private sector guests. Dr. Nathan has nearly 40 years of program management, corporate management, and business and proposal development experience. He has led large management and operation (M&O) contracts valued at more than a billion dollars and managed service and technical contracts for DOE, DoD, DHS, NSA, EPA, and state government.

alanAllan Horlick, Executive Producer:

linkedin Broadcasting veteran Allan Horlick serves as the Executive Producer of Government Contracting Weekly. Mr. Horlick is the former General Manager…

of both WRC-TV and WUSA9-TV. He also served as the President of CNBC and NBC Europe based in London, and as the Director of Launch Operations for CNBC Asia based in Hong Kong.

Kristina-TanasichukKristina Tanasichuck, Contributing Editor:

linkedin Kristina Tanasichuk covers Homeland & National Security. She is founder and CEO of the Government & Services…

Technology Coalition, a non-profit, non-partisan organization representing small and mid-sized companies in homeland and national security. She has nearly 20 years of lobbying and advocacy experience on the Hill, on behalf of local government and non-profit associations and coalitions. Tanasichuk also serves as Executive Vice President of InfraGard National Capital Members Alliance, a public-private partnership with the FBI and is the president and founder of Women in Homeland Security, a professional development organization for women in the field of homeland security. She is a regular contributor to Government Contracting Weekly on the topics of homeland security and mentor-protégé relationships in government contracting.

mabrahamMark Abraham, Logistics Manager:

linkedin Mark Abraham is responsible for all show logistics including coordination with guests, working with the host to develop episode questions and themes connecting with…

potential guests, and providing overall support to the show program manager. In addition to his role on the show, Mr. Abraham is also a Vice President with AOC Key Solutions and specializes in third party performance assessments.

TimTim Deluca, Production Manager:

linkedin Tim Deluca has over 30 years of experience in shooting and editing video for broadcast and other applications, many of those years at WUSA9-TV…

He has worked on numerous special projects from documentary work to musical events. Mr. Deluca earned twenty eight Washington DC Emmys for excellence in photography, editing, sound, lighting and producing. In 2009 he launched his own production company, Lamplight Media.

val2Valeria Quinonez, Communications Director:

linkedin Valeria Quinonez manages website content, media relations, social media and all corporate marketing communications for Government…

Contracting Weekly and AOC Key Solutions.
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