Tag Archives: USAID

PSC to Host Forum to Address Industry Concerns With Afghanistan Drawdown; Stephanie Kostro Quoted

Stephanie Kostro

The Professional Services Council (PSC) has called on the Department of Defense (DOD) and other federal agencies to take part in an information-sharing forum on August 6th to improve communication and coordination between government and industry on contractor issues in relation to the military drawdown in Afghanistan.

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Justice Department Seizes Two Domain Names Used in Spearphishing Campaign; John Demers Quoted

USCG Cyber Strategic

The Department of Justice (DOJ) seized two domain names used in a spearphishing campaign on Friday in accordance with court orders issued in the Eastern District of Virginia as part of efforts to disrupt the threat actors’ malicious cyber activity. The campaign was the subject of a joint cybersecurity advisory issued by the FBI and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).

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House Presents Performance Enhancement Bill, Reviews Existing IT Laws; Jay Mahanand Quoted

Jay Mahanand

Rep. Gerald Connolly, D-Va., and Rep. Jody Hice, R-Ga., have introduced a bill that aims to involve key stakeholders and resources in federal performance planning. The two introduced the Performance Enhancement Reform Act during a biannual hearing last Friday. Connolly, who chairs the House's Subcommittee on Government Operations, administered this hearing to review the implementation of three existing technology laws. 

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FCC, USAID Sign Agreement on Int’l 5G Deployment; Ajit Pai Quoted

Ajit Pai

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) have signed an agreement to drive U.S. efforts to deploy 5G connectivity to developing countries. FCC noted that it also seeks to update its regulations on 5G connectivity to ensure competitiveness in U.S. communications services.

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USAID Searches for M&A Data Service


The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has launched a solicitation for a subscription-based database that stores content on mergers and acquisitions. USAID said Friday in a SAM notice it plans to award a potential five-year contract for a database that features M&A data from the year 2000 onwards and can accommodate near-real-time updates.

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USAID Unveils Five-Year Digital Strategy


The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has mapped out a plan to implement and ensure responsible use of digital platforms in humanitarian and development assistance programs.

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John Barsa Named Acting Administrator of USAID


John Barsa, assistant administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean, has been assigned to lead USAID as a whole on an acting basis, succeeding Mark Green. He brings experience in the government, having held roles with the Department of Homeland Security, NASA and the U.S. Army Reserves, the White House said Tuesday.

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