Special Operations conjure images of super-trained, nearly invincible soldiers, sailors, and airmen. Even the Marine Corps has a special operations unit.
Matthew Nims, acting director of the Office of Food for Peace at USAID, is a finalist in this year’s Service to America Medals program and he joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin for more.
Andrew Herscowitz, coordinator for Power Africa at the U.S. Agency for International Development, has spent the past five years putting together federal, other governmental and private sector resources to bring alternating current to Sub-Saharan Africa.
U.S. Army Africa is helping to bolster American interests there, without having a whole lot of soldiers to do it.
U.S. Ambassador to Uganda Scott DeLisi said the State Department’s Jonathan Gamdoni worked on the frontlines in coordinating efforts to counter The Lord’s Resistance Army.
Nearly a year ago, the White House promised it would help sub-Saharan Africa turn the lights on. More than two-thirds of people there live without electricity. The Power Africa initiative includes a dozen federal agencies, six African countries and corporate partners. Andy Herscowitz coordinates the effort on behalf of the United States Agency for International Development. He joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to discuss the initiative.
Haley Van Dyck, USAID’s director of digital strategy and engagement, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss the new project.