• Troops Out, Feds In

    Most people know about the troop surge in Iraq, but one federal agency is preparing for a civilian surge. That agency is the US Agency for International Development, or US-AID. Jeanne Pryor is Deputy Director…

  • Improving Operations: Multiagency Solutions

    On Tuesday we featured a conversation with Iraq Reconstruction Special Inspector General Stuart Bowen and Afghanistan Reconstruction Special IG Arnold Fields on lessons learned from rebuilding Iraq. The RAND Corporation is focused on this issue…

  • USAID wants additional vetting of contractors, grantees

    New system would include national security screenings.

  • Federal response to Haiti earthquake headed by USAID, Pentagon

    The Federal government has jumped into action after yesterday’s earthquake in Haiti. The lead agencies for Federal response are USAID, working through the State Department; and the Defense Department.

  • Inter-American Foundation (IAF): Promoting development in Latin America and the Caribbean

    Host Derrick T. Dortch explores the work of the Inter-American Foundation (IAF). March 12, 2010

  • Sabrina Segal Nomination

    Sabrina Segal, with the U.S. Agency for International Development, was nominated for a Causey Award for her development of a wiki to assist in the ethical decision making of her fellow attorneys.

  • Sabrina Segal, USAID

    Sabrina Segal is one of seven winners of Federal News Radio’s 2010 Causey Awards. Segal was nominated for developin a wiki to assist in the ethical decision making of her fellow attorneys.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.