Why Federal Compass | Federal Compass

Opportunity Tools & Market Intelligence

for Federal Contractors

Why Federal Compass

This is not your grandfather's market intelligence.

We find it amazing how much people will pay for the same report as everyone else. We have a much different approach.

Imagine a world where every report, every insight is tailored specifically to you, a more capable solution.

Federal Opportunities

A Complete Solution

Our product suite has you covered from strategic planning to opportunity identification to pipeline management and contract management.

Federal Opportunities

Federal Opportunities

With the largest opportunity database, we have you covered. Explore our database of pre-RFP opportunities and recompete leads. Learn more

Personalized Markets

Personalized Markets

Our market-centric platform adds context to every pursuit. Every opportunity, every report, tailored specifically to you. Learn more

Federal Opportunities

Award Research & Market Intelligence

Find gaps in the market, identify key competitors and teaming partners, evaluate performance, and analyze pathways to new business. *including prime and subcontract awards Learn more

If you do business with the Federal Government, you need Federal Compass.

Comparison How We Compare

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Forecast Opportunities
Recompete Opportunities
Incumbent Identification
Estimated Value / Procurement Timeline
Real-Time Alerts / Saved Search Notifications
Pipeline Management
Potential Players / Buyer Trends / Subcontracting Trends
100% U.S.-Based Analysts
Market Analysis
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Task Order Forecast
Contract, Task Order Awards
BPA, Purchase Order Awards
Government / Contractor / Contract Vehicle Assessments
Funding Account Assessments
Strategic Analysis
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Personalized Markets
Fine-Grained Competitive & Penetration Analysis
Federal Compass 360
Contracts & Grants Market Explorer
Trend & Outlier Explorer

Built By Industry Experts

Federal Compass was founded by two practitioners, Chad Ganske and Jim Sherwood, with over 30 years’ experience in developing opportunity tools and market intelligence solutions for government contractors. The founders represent a rare mix of experience, knowledge and passion.

Chad Ganske

Chad Ganske


Chad has worked in the federal market intelligence space for over 15 years. He began his career as an engineer at Silicon Valley-based Oracle Corp. After leaving Oracle, Chad joined INPUT, which later became GovWin. There, he oversaw all engineering activities for their market intelligence data platform, as well as the integration of Federal Sources, Centurion and Onvia platforms. Chad has a comprehensive understanding of the federal market intelligence industry and the technology needed to deliver its most compelling product.

Jim Sherwood

Jim Sherwood

Chief Product Officer/CPO

Jim has over 15 years of experience building and delivering market intelligence solutions for government contractors. He joined INPUT in 2004, where he was responsible for managing and modernizing their federal market intelligence products. Jim later worked for Wolf Den Associates, where he managed a strategic-focused market intelligence consulting practice. Jim’s experience with both subscription products and consulting engagements has given him unique insights into the complex and dynamic needs that exist in this market.


Federal Compass is an amazing platform for opportunity tracking, market research and contract forecasting. I’ve been using similar tools for many years, but Federal Compass’ daily alerts and intuitive website are a gamechanger, making it convenient for me to find the information that I need most.

—Aaron Kelley, President, UpSlope Advisors Inc.

We like that we're able to customize the system to enhance [the client’s] experience, capturing and presenting information utilizing the processes and terminology that they're used to. And all of this happens with a professional firm actively gauging the market, finding opportunities, and helping them to position themselves and ensure that their BD efforts result in the desired outcomes; usually contract awards.

—Stephen Kiernan, Principle & CEO, Fortis

Super easy to roll out to my team. We're able to see value from day one, and the market-based approach translates well to internal discussions.

—Market Intelligence Director, Top 10 Systems Integrator

As a solution architect and executive, Federal Compass allows me to quickly learn about opportunities while also verifying the “intel” that gets hurled at leadership every day.

—Executive, Mid-Size Health/IT Provider

If you do business with the Federal Government, you need Federal Compass.