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Senate Approves Gayle Smith as USAID Administrator

Gayle Smith, senior director at the National Security Council, has received Senate confirmation as the new administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development, the New York Times reported Monday. Ron Nixon writes the Senate voted 79 to 7 to confirm Smith as a successor to Rajiv Shah, who resigned from …

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Steven VanRoekel Departs USAID as Chief Innovation Officer

Steven VanRoekel, chief innovation officer of the U.S. Agency for International Development, has departed the agency, FedScoop reported Tuesday. Greg Otto writes VanRoekel began his public sector career in 2009 as managing director of the Federal Communications Commission, where he helped to reform various technical platforms. VanRoekel served as USAID’s …

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Rajiv Shah to Step Down as USAID Administrator in Mid-February

Rajiv Shah plans to leave the U.S. Agency for International Development in mid-February 2015 after five years of service as administrator. In an article published Wednesday on USAID’s website, Shah described the agency’s work to help reduce poverty and conflicts as well as promote economic development and national security programs …

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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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