Jennifer Saha on Navigating Government Procurement and Technology

Jennifer Saha on Navigating Government Procurement and Technology

In this episode of SacTown Talks,  Jarhett Blonien welcomes Jennifer Saha, Founder and CEO of Golden Bridge Strategies. Jennifer shares her extensive background in government service and her transition to the private sector. She discusses her career journey from working in the Governor’s office under Schwarzenegger, to the challenges of managing large-scale procurements and IT modernization projects. Jennifer also talks about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on government procurement, the growing importance of cybersecurity, and the cautious adoption of generative AI in government operations. Additionally, she provides insights into the complexities of working with government contracts and offers advice for businesses looking to navigate this sector.

This episode was recorded on 6/13/24

June 18, 2024

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Exploring the Rich History and Daily Life at the California State Capitol with David Bowman

Exploring the Rich History and Daily Life at the California State Capitol with David Bowman

In this episode of SacTown Talks, host Jarhett speaks with the voice of the Assembly, David Bowman, about the intricacies and history of the California State Capitol. They discuss dining at the Capitol, changes in the legislature’s working environment, and the renovations of the Capitol building. David shares fascinating historical anecdotes, including the original locations of California’s capital, the construction of the Capitol building, and peculiar stories about the building’s artifacts and architecture. The episode also covers how seating arrangements are determined in the Assembly, interesting details about the Assembly and Senate chambers, notable visitors to the Capitol, and David’s personal involvement and experience in California politics.

This Episode was recorded on 5/15/24

June 18, 2024

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SacTown Talks is a podcast about California politics, policy and culture. We feature interviews with California political leaders, and analysis by experts and insiders focusing on the Capitol. Like, share, and subscribe to learn more!

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Resilience and Policy: The Journey of Assembly Member Isaac Bryan

Resilience and Policy: The Journey of Assembly Member Isaac Bryan

In this episode of SacTown Talks, we sit down with Assembly Member Isaac Bryan, discussing his unique background growing up in a foster care family, his journey through multiple states, and his eventual relocation to California. Bryan reflects on the influence of key life events, from getting cut from his high school basketball team to his academic and professional development, leading to his passion for public policy. The conversation delves into his legislative efforts, challenges in the foster care system, the realities of housing affordability in Los Angeles, and his role as the chair of the Natural Resources Committee. Bryan shares insights on his policy work, particularly on social justice, criminal justice reform, and environmental sustainability, while navigating the complexities of California’s political landscape.

June 18, 2024

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SacTown Talks is a podcast about California politics, policy and culture. We feature interviews with California political leaders, and analysis by experts and insiders focusing on the Capitol. Like, share, and subscribe to learn more!

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