Government Matters (Full Show) – December 9, 2018

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Plan to elevate federal CIO passes in the House

Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX) details why the role of the federal CIO needs to expand, and why he believes the United States needs a national artificial intelligence strategy.

SBA initiative aimed at women-owned businesses in federal marketplace

Antonio Doss, district director of the Small Business Administration Washington Metropolitan Area District Office, and Ann Sullivan, chief advocate at Women Impacting Public Policy, discuss the ChallengeHER initiative, and why it’s important to encourage women-led businesses to work with the federal government.

The Federal Beat – December 9, 2018

Federal News Radio Reporter Nicole Ogrysko, FCW Cyber & Defense Reporter Lauren Williams, and Aaron Boyd, senior editor of NextGov, discuss this week’s top federal stories. Topics on this edition include the first Marine use of Other Transaction Authority, the Defense Department’s back-office cloud contract and the potential for a government shutdown.