"Richard is the #1 Defense Contracting guide in the Market" - Amazon Reviews

GovCon Accelerated! 

Hi, my name is Richard Howard. I'm a former gov procurement officer, & now I use that knowledge to help companies sell to the US government. 

We have two paths...


Done By You
Done For You

Trying to Sell To The US Government Is Overwhelming

If you don't have a plan...


1. You waste time chasing ideas that don’t move the needle

2. You guess instead of following a process

We've helped hundreds of companies develop a system to consistently win government contracts! 

Our system will work for you too.

Choose the Path That's Right For You

Path 1

I'm Just Starting My Business

If you're just starting a business and have no commercial sales, then DoD Contract Academy is the place for you to start!

In the Academy, we provide on-demand training that takes you from registering your business all the way through advanced sales techniques, so you can have a crystal clear process for winning government contracts.

The Academy also offers live group coaching and a place for you to ask questions and get the answers. 

Join The Academy

Path 2

I Have A Business & Strong Commercial Sales

If you have a business that's established and bringing in revenue already, then you were ready for our done for you program.

In this program we meet with you one on one to discuss your business and develop a strategy for selling to the government based on your unique offering.

We set up a sales process developed for you, and work with you on a weekly basis to take new leads, and turn them into closed contracts.  

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$13.5M in Government Contracts

"Richard took the time to educate our team about the various mechanisms for bidding on and funding government contracts... I highly recommend!"

Zach Huffman | SOFware LLC

$12.7M in Government Contracts

"DoD Contract Academy helped us identify and win a spot in the AFWERX Challenge showcase! I highly recommend Ricky to all companies looking to sell products, services or a new technology to the US military."

Ray Sefrhans


$9.5M in Government Contracts

 "As a company that has been in the federal space for 12+ years we needed to realign our growth goals. Ricky was able to look at our past performance, analyze our business, and build a targeted implementation plan. 

Claudean Ostrom

Director of Operations | L2 Cyber Solutions


DoD Contract Academy

The US military is required to buy 23% of their products and services from small businesses. They buy everything from food and office supplies to landscaping, legal services and high end technology.

If you are selling it odds are the DoD and other federal agencies are buying it, and get this...

Less than 1% of small businesses sell to the US Military!

This is a huge opportunity for small business owners and the Academy will help you to start consistently selling to the US military and other federal agencies.

The DoD Contract Academy is a perfect fit for small business owners that want to start consistently selling to the US military and significantly increase their annual revenue.


Certification Program 

If you're considering a profession in defense contracting or you are a business owner and would like your employees to be trained and certified in the process for selling to the US government then this is for you.

In order to achieve certification all students must complete program course materiel and pass written tests. Additionally, each student is required to create a business development plan and pipeline of opportunities that adheres to our step by step method.

Certification takes up to 3 months to complete. All graduates will receive our recommendation on LinkedIn, reference for resume/website and our Military Sales Certification.


Launch Your Defense Contracting Business.

Build A Pipeline Of Defense Contract Opportunities

Consistently Win 6-8 Figure Contracts

Get The Book!

When it comes to selling to the government, you need to do 3 things:


1. Find Leads.

2. Turn those leads into meetings.

3. Close Contracts


This is the only planner for winning government contracts.

Available for purchase now on Amazon!

Buy Now!

Ray Sefrhans


“DoD Contract Academy helped us identify and win a spot in the AFWERX Challenge Showcase! I highly recommend DoD Contract Academy to all companies looking to sell products, services or a new technology to the US military."

Arpit Malaviya


"Richard’s in depth knowledge of funding and various contracting mechanisms provides the ability to help shape acquisitions agreements from both the government & company sides of a deal and we highly recommend his services!”

Claudean Ostrom

Director of Operations | L2 Cyber Solutions

"As a company that has been in the federal space for 12+ years we needed to realign our growth goals. Richard was able to look at our past performance analyze our business and build a targeted implementation plan. Richard's experience gives us great confidence in the roadmap he developed for us."

Why work with us?

We have an unfair advantage.

As a former government procurement officer I've put companies on contract FOR the US government and understand exactly what the federal office you're selling to is looking for. 

We've personally sold millions of dollars in products and consulting TO the US government, so we understand how to set realistic sales goals AND achieve them.

We've advised and trained over 400 companies on selling to the government, across multiple industries. Our clients have won hundreds of millions in federal contracts and we know how important it is to implement a plan that works for your specific business. 

I want you to experience the thrill of winning government contracts and the stability they can provide for your business. 

Try one of our plans and see what a difference it can make having our team in your corner!

Join The Academy

DoD Contract Academy Teaches Our Framework For Consistent Defense Contract Success.

Below are just a sample of the many courses available on demand.

Get Access To All Of Our Courses

The DoD Buys Everything From Office Supplies & Construction Services to Cutting Edge Technology!

Less than 1% of small business 's sell to the US military despite the fact that over 23% of military spending is dedicated to small business contracts each year! 

In our free training we show you how to quickly determine how much the DoD spends each year on your product or service so you can decide if selling to the US Military is right for you.

Simply click below to request our free course!


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