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DAI's Jean Gilson on working with gov on development

Jean Gilson is the senior vice president for strategy and marketing of DAI.

Thursday - 10/27/2011, 04:23pm EDT
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Thanksgiving: Whose heads will roll?

The Thanksgiving turkeys delivered to the White House may have a much happier holiday than many federal workers, who could be getting a very big dose of bad news, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Wednesday - 10/05/2011, 02:00am EDT

USAID leverages social media for famine awareness

Haley Van Dyck, USAID's director of digital strategy and engagement, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss the new project.

Friday - 09/23/2011, 10:31am EDT
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Report: Widespread waste, fraud in war spending

As much as $60 billion in U.S. funds has been lost to waste and fraud in Iraq and Afghanistan over the past decade through lax oversight of contractors, poor planning and payoffs to warlords and insurgents, an independent panel investigating U.S. wartime spending estimates.

Tuesday - 08/30/2011, 07:00pm EDT

GAO: Acquisition planning must include cost estimates, best practices

The top four civilian agencies can do a better job in the planning stages for service contracts, according to a new Government Accountability Office.

Tuesday - 08/09/2011, 05:07pm EDT

New federal CIO VanRoekel's goal is execution

President Obama today named Steven VanRoekel to replace Vivek Kundra as the federal chief information officer. VanRoekel said his experience at the FCC helped him understand the challenges of government, and the fact there are answers to the complex problems. VanRoekel's first day is Friday.

Thursday - 08/04/2011, 05:58am EDT

Agencies getting tougher on contractors?

Faced with increasingly tighter federal budgets, agency leaders are getting tougher on contract spending. The Office of Management and Budget announced in March that spending on federal contracting had actually declined for the first time in more than a decade. Also, earlier this month, OMB directed agencies to cut spending on service contracts by 15 percent.

Tuesday - 07/19/2011, 04:43pm EDT
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International development in Africa

Africare President Dr. Darius Mans joins host Derrick Dortch to talk about the work his organization is doing in Africa.
July 1, 2011

Friday - 07/01/2011, 10:16pm EDT
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Watchdogs: Agencies risking billions in war zones

Unless changes are made "the United States faces new waves of waste in Iraq and Afghanistan" according to the Commission on Wartime Contracting. USAID, the Departments of Defense and State are singled out in a new commission report for their inadequate planning.

Friday - 06/03/2011, 09:40am EDT
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NASA, USAID team up to solve worldwide problems

Will Schmitt, the open innovation advisor in the Office of Science and Technology at USAID, spoke to Federal News Radio about the collaborative effort.

Tuesday - 05/03/2011, 01:19pm EDT
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USAID works around FISMA to use iPads

"We are not DHS. We are not DoD," says Jerry Horton, chief information officer at USAID.

Thursday - 04/14/2011, 10:30am EDT

Fairfax Co. search and rescue team returning from Japan

The elite urban search rescue team from Fairfax County that was assisting in the efforts following the earthquake and tsunami and Japan will be returning to the United States early Sunday morning.

Saturday - 03/19/2011, 04:01pm EDT

Five-year pay freeze, more federal job cuts proposed

The Republican Study Committee introduced the Spending Reduction Act that would eliminate USAID and three other small agencies. It also would take spending back to 2006 levels in fiscal 2012. The legislation also would cut or reduce spending in 100 programs such as agency travel budgets and require the collection of unpaid taxes from federal employees.

Friday - 01/21/2011, 07:06am EST
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QDDR driving budgets, changes at State Department

Agency's policy head discusses the first-ever four-year review of the Department's operations, future budgets.

Wednesday - 01/05/2011, 03:47pm EST

State QDDR outlines new goals, strategy

What does the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review mean for the nation's defense, diplomacy and development strategy? Jon Allen and Cheryl Steele, senior associates at Booz Allen Hamilton, joined the Federal Drive this morning to discuss it.

Monday - 12/20/2010, 09:31am EST
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Sites boost transparency on government news, foreign projects

Gov 2.0 is boosting transparency on domestic government news as well as on projects abroad.

Friday - 09/24/2010, 02:52pm EDT

Pakistani flood aid efforts increase

USAID is the leading aid-giver

Monday - 08/23/2010, 10:31am EDT
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US AID Sets Out New Technology Strategy

Officials with USAID - the U.S. Agency for International Development - recently gathered many of the world's leading scientists and development thinkers, along with leaders of key federal science agencies, to help map out a new Science, Technology and Innovation strategy. More than 60 experts from around the world spent two days discussing issues and how technology might provide solutions. One of the specific goals will be bridging the divide between the interests of the public and private sectors. The conference was the first step in helping USAID to identify what agency leaders call "grand challenges" and explore how science, technology, and innovation can be used to solve them. USAID officials have now appointed the first science advisor the Agency has had in 19 years as well as established a new dedicated Science and Technology office.

Wednesday - 07/21/2010, 02:50pm EDT

Small businesses to play a big role at USAID

Small businesses will play an important role in the new procurement reform strategy at USAID. We get details from the Director of the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, Mauricio Vera

Wednesday - 06/09/2010, 11:08am EDT
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Causey Awards: Ethics wiki helps feds around the world

USAID's Sabrina Segal has created a Wikipedia-like way of sharing information about government ethics.

Monday - 05/24/2010, 04:10pm EDT
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