Tag Archives: USAID

USAID Searches for M&A Data Service

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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

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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

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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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House Panel: 11 Federal Agencies Show Progress in Latest FITARA Scorecard

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has issued the seventh iteration of its Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act scorecard, which shows that 11 agencies saw improvement in their letter grades. Thirteen federal agencies maintained their scores, according to the biannual scorecard released by the House panel.
 

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OMB Official Endorses Strategy to Promote Adoption of Evidence-Based Policymaking

An official at the Office of Management and Budget recently underscored the importance of equipping federal agencies with the ability to collect and leverage data when making decisions and formulating policy, FCW reported Thursday. Speaking at a recent Urban Institute event, Diana Epstein, head of the Evidence Team at the OMB, endorsed the use of learning agendas to promote the adoption of evidence-based policymaking, a strategy that several agencies, including the Department of Health and Human Services and the Small Business Administration, are already implementing.

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Erica Navarro Named USDA Budget, Program Analysis Director

Erica Navarro, who is presently serving as budget service director and deputy assistant secretary for management and planning at the Education Department, has been selected to become the next director of the Office of Budget and Program Analysis at the Agriculture Department. Navarro, who holds a master of business administration …

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Andrew Katsaros Named FTC Acting Inspector General

Andrew Katsaros, a government audit veteran and a certified public accountant, has joined the Federal Trade Commission as acting inspector general. He succeeds Roslyn Mazer, who stepped down as FTC IG after more than three years in the job, the commission said Friday. Katsaros previously served as assistant IG at the Commerce Department‘s Office …

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