This edition of Fed Gov Today is sponsored by ACT-IAC.
The Space Force will celebrate its fourth anniversary this December. Assistant Secretary of Defense for Space Policy John Plumb says the Defense Department aims to “normalize space as an operational domain.” General David “DT” Thompson (USSF), Vice Chief of Space Operations, tells you how he sees the future of the Space Force, and why his appearance on the show isn’t the exit interview we both thought it would be.
“Task Force Lima” is the next step in the Defense Department’s use of generative artificial intelligence. The Department says the task force will assess, synchronize, and employ generative A-I capabilities across the department from inside the Chief Data and AI Office. Dave Wennergren, Chief Executive Officer of ACT-IAC and former Deputy CIO of the Defense Department and former Navy Department CIO, explains how Task Force Lima can get maximum traction inside the department.
The Department of Health and Human Services small business contracting goal for Fiscal 2023 is 22 per cent. The agency has goals for subcategories of small businesses for this fiscal year too. Shannon Jackson, Executive Director of the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization at HHS, tells you how the agency is doing this year, and how it will maintain momentum in future years.