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USAID plans to rebound from dramatic drop in cybersecurity scores

The U.S. Agency for International Development saw their FISMA scores drop to an F grade. Jerry Horton, USAID's chief information officer, said they will fix their shortcomings this year.
June 21, 2012

Tags: technology , Jerry Horton , cybersecurity , FISMA , cloud computing , Network upgrade , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Thursday - 06/21/2012, 09:20pm EDT
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USAID using big data to its advantage

Chief Information Officer Jerry Horton said his agency is now linking its procurement and financial systems, among others, to take advantage of the large amounts of data USAID produces.

Tags: big data , Jerry Horton , CIO , technology

Thursday - 06/21/2012, 12:42pm EDT

USAID crowdsources to clean up aid data

The United States Agency for International Development called on volunteers to clean up data with more accurate geolocation information. Over the weekend, USAID held a crowdsourcing event asking for volunteers from the public to help code and research information on 20,000 records.

Tags: Shadrock Roberts , technology , crowdsourcing , Federal Drive

Monday - 06/04/2012, 10:46am EDT
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USAID emphasizes strengthening local institutions

It's long been the tradition of the U.S. Agency for International Development to hire U.S. contractors and nongovernmental organizations. But USAID is not shifting its investments to local entities.

Tags: Mark Feierstein , international development , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 04/24/2012, 11:11am EDT
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NASA seeks innovations for space waste

NASA is looking for ways to re-purpose waste in space, and the space agency is turning to innovators to come up with some ideas.

Tags: Beth Beck , LAUNCH , State , NIKE , Green government , contest , Federal Drive , Jolie Lee

Tuesday - 04/10/2012, 08:57am EDT
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Bill aims to overhaul wartime contracting

New legislation aims to implement some recommendations of the Commission on Wartime Contracting. Includes provisions that would automatically suspend contractors accused of wrongdoing in overseas contingency scenarios.

Tags: DoD , Congress , Senate , Commission on Waretime Contracting , acquistion , industry , contingency contracting , State Department , Claire McCaskill , James Webb , suspension and debarment , Past performance , Professional Services Council , Stan Soloway , Frank Kendall , Jared Serbu

Friday - 03/02/2012, 05:09am EST
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USAID using childcare subsidy as another way to retain employees

The U.S. Agency for International Development has joined more than 30 other agencies in offering a childcare subsidy for lower-income employees. The program has been shown to help retain employees for relatively little money but many agencies still do not offer it, said Steve Bauer, executive director of the Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund, which is managing the USAID program.

Tags: pay and benefits , retention , workforce , Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund , Steve Bauer , Emily Kopp

Friday - 02/24/2012, 05:10am EST
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Van Dyck joins OMB to work on mobile, .gov reform efforts

Van Dyck comes to the E-Government and IT office to work as a policy analyst after working at the FCC and most recently USAID.

Tags: technology , people , OMB , FCC , Haley Van Dyck , Steven VanRoekel , Web 2.0 , social media , .gov reform , mobile , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 02/21/2012, 04:54pm EST

Signs of fraud in the workplace

Ken Bricker, a partner at Dixon, Hughes and Goodman, discusses some checks managers can put to prevent embezzlement.

Tags: Ken Bricker , Dixon, Hughes and Goodman , fraud , management , Federal Drive , Michael Hase ,

Monday - 12/12/2011, 12:26pm EST
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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.

Tags: Jean Gilson , DAI , Industry Chatter , industry , contracting , In Depth ,

Thursday - 10/27/2011, 04:23pm EDT
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