Lion’s Den

The Government Technology & Services Coalition is home to the Lion’s Den, a distinguished cadre of mid-sized company CEOs devoted to the homeland and national security market. Their success, the result of exceptional work for their clients and their outstanding business acumen has graduated them to “other than small” in the Federal market. This status creates new and difficult challenges for mid-sized companies now facing competition from billion dollar behemoths in the market. The Lion’s Den is focused on creating and supporting programs, policies and ventures to support the continuum of growth from small to mid-sized through partnership, advocacy and increased business opportunities.

Read the Lion’s Den Platform here.


The Lion’s Den Membership

The Government Technology & Services Coalition understands and recognizes the unique and difficult position of mid-sized companies in the homeland/national security market. Becoming an “entity other than small” presents challenges to growth, contract capture and expansion. To service these successful companies, the GTSC offers a special, high-level exchange among the CEOs of these leading edge organizations.

• Exclusive Educational Events focused on the unique market position of medium sized homeland/security companies
• In-depth review of growth, capital investment and exit strategies
• Access to the leaders of the h/s industry
• Peer-to-Peer Networking
• Best Practices from similar sized companies and from the largest companies in the Federal market space
• Meetings with h/s officials in “Chairman’s Briefs”

midtier superguyThe Lion’s Den Mid-Tier Awareness Initiative

After a number of interactions with contracting officers throughout DHS and component agencies, Lion’s Den members realized that an education and awareness campaign was necessary to help federal leaders understand the value of a mid-tier company.  To that end, in May 2015, GTSC launched the Mid-Tier campaign to bring attention to these successful companies and assure that small businesses that do well and grow still have a path after graduating from their size standard.

Learn more about the initiative here.