Improving Your Business Development Outcomes at VA

About Us

Federal Business, LLC is a business advisory and media company. We are driven to improve the business of government by providing all of its participants key insights that will enable them to wade through this market’s unique complexities.

  • Advisory Services. Our clients are provided insight and intelligence into the workings of Federal agencies that will lead to improving their effectiveness in pursuit of government opportunities. Our counselling covers the spectrum from developing strategies on business development and strategic communications to implementing tactics that lead to tangible outcomes.
  • Media. Our media division is initially focused on Veterans Affairs (VA), the largest civilian agency in the Federal government. Our website, the “Business of VA” ( and its associated blog is called FederalEyes provide unique insight that only come from former IT and communications executives of VA. Our goal is to provide all parties involved with government’s business with insight that will improve the efficiency of the procurement process.

The Federal Business Difference: Account Based – Account Focused

The Federal Business difference is FOCUS.  We focus on supporting your growth team – one Agency at a time. Our consultants’ depth of expertise in specific Agencies combined with our experience in the Federal acquisition lifecycle, is a unique value proposition to support business growth in the Federal market.


Founding Partners of Federal Business LLC


James Gfrerer

Federal Business, LLC

Commercial and Public Sector Executive with large scale IT and Cybersecurity experience, focused on delivering outcomes for Health, Financial Services and other lines of business.

Prior to being a founding partner in Federal Business LLC, Mr. Gfrerer was Assistant Secretary and Chief Information Officer at US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). In this role, he led the largest single centralized IT portfolio in the Federal Government of 8,000 IT professionals plus an additional 8,000 full-time contractors. While at VA, he implemented a Digital Transformation strategy of the nearly $6B portfolio which modernized the massive VA Enterprise.

Mr. Gfrerer’s background also includes being Executive Director at Ernst & Young and Senior Advisor at the Department of State for cyber and intelligence activities.


Bill James

Federal Business, LLC

Bill James has an extensive executive government and corporate track record in Information Technology (IT). His government experience covers leadership roles in Veterans Affairs (VA), US Air Force, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. In the private sector, Mr. James managed large federal organizations delivering enterprise solutions to Federal IT agencies. 

At VA, Mr. James served as the Office of Information and Technology (OIT) Deputy Assistant Secretary of Development and Operations (DevOps). In this role, he managed the one of OIT’s largest organizations, and a $3.3B budget that delivered mission-critical enterprise-wide IT products and services to end users at 2,300 facilities.


Steven Vito

Business of VA media

Mr. Vito’s background is heavily focused on media and strategic communications. His media experience includes leading the market entry of Government CIO Media, co-creating Government Matters TV, and president of Government Executive Media Group where he led the creation of NextGov. Mr. Vito also served as Executive Vice President of Sage Communications, a leading marketing/public relations firm in the government market.

While at Veterans Affairs (VA), Mr. Vito was Senior Advisor in Strategic Communication in the Office of Information and Technology (OIT). Mr. Vito led the effort to establish OIT’s first ever external-facing website, DigitalVA, and its newsletter, “Connections”. He also led a unique expedition – the convergence of 20 of VA’s most senior OIT executives with senior executives of 16 innovative technology firms in Silicon Valley.


Federal Business, LLC

8609 Westwood Center Drive
Suite 110
Vienna, VA 22182


Federal Business, LLC headquarters is strategically located in the Northern Virginia area of the National Capitol Region. Our Tysons location is between the Dulles Technology Corridor and the Nation’s capitol – Washington DC. We are located within walking distance of the Spring Hill Metrorail Station with convenient access to the Washington Beltway, other businesses, restaurants and shopping.

Federal Business News

Dec 24, 2021 – Federal Business, LLC opens new headquarters location. To meet the needs of Federal Business’ rapid growth of advisory and media services, the company has established a new headquarters location in the Tysons area of Northern Virginia. The company’s new location is between the Dulles Technology Corridor and the Nation’s capitol – Washington DC.  Located within walking distance of the Spring Hill Metrorail Station, the company enjoys convenient access to the Washington Beltway, other businesses, restaurants and shopping.

Aug 24, 2021 – Federal Business, LLC launched though a partnership of James Gfrerer, Steven Vito and Bill James. By joining their complementary experience, expertise and network of relationships, the three industry leaders created a “better together” advisory services and media products firm. Unique to the Federal market, the company was founded on the principal of taking an Account Based approach. Unlike other firms that offer “everything for everyone” in the Federal market, Federal Business offers focus and depth of expertise within a specific Federal Agency which aligns with the growth organizations within many business in the Federal market.

Join Us

Federal Business has opportunities for subject matter experts with deep understanding about the inner workings of Federal government agencies. Consulting offers an opportunity to help businesses better help the Agency or Department that you know intimately, while earning financial rewards for your insights.

For more information about becoming a member of our team, please contact Federal Business Partner, Bill James, at: