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Charge disclosed in Cuban spying against US

Tags: State Department , Justice ,

Friday - 04/26/2013, 03:48pm EDT

Federal Drive Interviews -- March 8, 2013

National Border Patrol Council Vice President Shawn Moran says the CBP furlough plan could cut agents' pay by 40 percent. Francesca Grifo of the Union for Concerned Scientists talk about a new report on scientific integrity at federal agencies. Registered employee benefit consultant Ed Zurndorfer talks about what furloughed feds should do instead of taking money from their TSP funds. Priya Jaisinghani of USAID discusses the Mobile Solutions team which capitalizes on cell phones' popularity in developing countries.

Tags: Federal Drive , Priya Jaisinghani , Shawn Moran , Francesca Grifo , Ed Zurndorfer , CBP

Friday - 03/08/2013, 10:37am EST

Possible USAID bid rigging probed

The Justice Department is conducting an investigation into possible contract rigging by the general counsel at the government agency that distributes foreign aid.

Tags: Justice Department , Donald Steinberg

Friday - 01/25/2013, 09:02am EST

Federal Drive Interviews -- Dec. 6, 2012

Kathleen Frisbee talks about mobile efforts at the Veterans Health Administration. Richard Buangan of the State Department talks about an agency Twitter account that tweets off-message. Ticora Jones discusses new development labs built with seed money from USAID.

Tags: Kathleen Frisbee , Richard Buangan , Veterans Affairs , Veterans Health Administration , State Department , Twitter , social media , Ticora Jones , Federal Drive

Thursday - 12/06/2012, 09:43am EST

DoD, State implement only fraction of wartime contracting recommendations

A new Government Accountability Office report found that three main actors in contingency contracting the Defense and State Departments and the U.S. Agency for International Development will likely only implement a fraction of the recommendations set out by the Commission on Wartime Contracting. The agencies have either determined their existing policies already address the commission's concerns or they disagreed with the recommendation in the first place, GAO found.

Tags: GAO , DoD , State , contracting , contingency contracting , acquisition , Commission on Wartime Contracting , Jack Moore

Thursday - 08/02/2012, 07:27pm EDT

Small business contracting goal remains elusive

The Obama administration has pushed agencies to increase contracting opportunities with small business, most notably creating a governmentwide task force to share best practices. Yet the federal government on a whole has continued to miss its 23 percent small business contracting goal. Federal News Radio examines this issue as part of our special report, The Obama Impact: Evaluating the Last Four Years.

Tags: SBA , John Shoraka , OFPP , Joe Jordan , acquisition , contracting , set-asides , Mauricio Vera , Jeanette Brown , EPA , small business , Obama Impact , Jolie Lee

Thursday - 09/20/2012, 03:57am EDT
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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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