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Dr. Rajiv Shah projected to move from Agriculture to USAID

The current USDA Undersecretary is the White House choice to take over as head of the development agency.

Tags: Congress , management , State Department , Jamie Zimmerman , New America Foundation

Tuesday - 12/01/2009, 07:49pm EST

GSA to unveil database to track vendor misconduct

Agencies are struggling to properly use suspension and debarment processes. DHS, DoT and USAID are making major changes to how they oversee contractors after audits find shortcomings in each of their procedures. Lawmakers say they're concerned about contractors who are breaking the law receiving awards.

Tags: contracting , Elaine Duke , Drew Luten , Greg Woods , Richard Skinner , Calvin Scovel , Ed Towns , Donald Gambatesa , DHS , DoT , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , GSA , Suspension and debarment , contractor oversight , FAPIIS , PPIRS

Friday - 03/19/2010, 07:06am EDT

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.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , Congress , supercommittee , State , Foreign Service Office , susan johnson , American Foreign Service Association

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.

Tags: Haley Van Dyck , social media , Africa , Technology

Friday - 09/23/2011, 10:31am 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.

Tags: contracting , Acquisition , Jeff Zients , OMB , service contracting ,

Tuesday - 07/19/2011, 04:43pm EDT

Pakistani flood aid efforts increase

USAID is the leading aid-giver

Tags: Federal Drive , Pakistan floods , aid , relief

Monday - 08/23/2010, 10:31am EDT

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.

Tags: DorobekInsider , Causey Awards , Sabrina Segal , Web 2.0 , wiki , Gov 2.0

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

Troops Out, Feds In

Tags: mngt , Jeanne Pryor , surge , Iraq

Monday - 02/16/2009, 09:28am EST
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