Mitch Gorsen

Public Funding Advisor, Business Development Manager

US Public Sector Sales

Attorney/Government Relations/Funding Subject Matter Expert with 25+ years experience bringing the technology industry and governments together to conduct business and create policy. Specific expertise in state and local government relations and contracts with a focus on data communications, cybersecurity, and broadband. I am a state and local government contracts expert and government relations professional with a focus on information technology and healthcare. Specialties: Federal, State and local government grants, procurement and sales; contract management; Information Technology products, services, and solutions; cybersecurity (NIST, state requirements), agile software development, NaaS, IaaS, PaaS, business process outsourcing, Medicaid, and Health Information Systems.


January 22, 2024


BEAD Funding: Grants Now Available to States and Cisco Customers

3 min read

Did you know that over $42 billion is now available to state, local, and tribal governments to purchase broadband related equipment, all thanks to the BEAD funding program. Learn how Cisco's Public Funding Office can help get you started.

November 13, 2023


Broadband Funding for Community Anchor Institutions

3 min read

Community Anchor Institutions are gearing up to capture a share of $42 billion in federal BEAD grants to build access to gigabit-level broadband service. Find out how it works and how we can help. All in our latest Public Funding blog.

August 21, 2023


Cybersecurity Funding for State, Local, and Tribal Nations and Electric Utilities

3 min read

As our nation works to secure critical infrastructure, federal grants are now available for state and local governments, Tribal nations, and electric utilities. Get up to speed on all the details.

June 26, 2023


How to Leverage Multiple Funding Sources for Broadband

2 min read

With $100 billion in funding sources for broadband now available, understanding all your options can get complicated. Cisco's Public Funding Office can help you navigate the flood of opportunities. Learn how in our latest blog.