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GAO: USAID Should Reverse Reimbursements Made without Legal Authority, Establish Reimbursement Policies

The Government Accountability Office has recommended the U.S. Agency for International Development to reverse reimbursements that were not made in accordance with the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2015. According to a report published Wednesday USAID made 271 reimbursements prior to the passing of the Act, and …

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Report: $1T Spending Bill Ready for President Obama’s Signature

A $1.1 trillion government-funding bill was approved by the Senate in a 56-40 vote Saturday and is now headed to the White House for a presidential signature, Reuters reported Sunday. President Barack Obama could sign the fiscal 2015 budget package before the government’s spending authority expires at midnight Wednesday, according …

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Steve VanRoekel: Technology Investments Key to Fight Against Ebola

USAID Chief Innovation Officer Steve VanRoekel said that government investments technology such as mobile communications and medical diagnostics could help bolster efforts to combat the spread of Ebola, FCW reported Wednesday. Adam Mazmanian reports that VanRoekel, who has been coordinating U.S. programs to help affected areas in West Africa, believes that technology tools can …

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USAID Examines Academia Concepts for Anti-Ebola Fight; Rajiv Shah Comments

The U.S. Agency for International Development is reviewing several prototypes submitted by Columbia University undergraduates that aim to help stop the spread of the Ebola virus in West Africa, the Washington Post reported Monday. Mohana Ravindranath writes the biomedical engineering students developed suits with internal cooling technologies for use by healthcare workers deployed in Ebola-stricken …

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Robert Cardillo: NGA to Federate Geospatial Content for Public Ebola Map Tool

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has unveiled a new public-facing website with a map that depicts the spread of Ebola by province in West Africa and locations of emergency treatment units in a push to help federal agencies and non-government organizations respond to the outbreak. NGA said Thursday that the unclassified geospatial intelligence platform, based on Esri’s …

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Steve VanRoekel Joins USAID, Will Coordinate Gov’t Ebola Response

Steven VanRoekel, formerly chief information officer for the federal government, will join the U.S. Agency for International Development and coordinate the government’s response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, Politico reported Friday. According to the story by Erin Mershon, VanRoekel’s last day at the Office of Management and Budget …

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