U.S. Agency for International Development

  • USAID engineering officer up for Sammies for Haiti recovery work

    In 2016 when Haiti was hit with a Category 4 hurricane, the devastation was widespread on an already impoverished nation. That’s where Ryan Shelby comes in.

  • Pentagon looking to fill AI ethicist role

    In today’s Federal Newscast, the Defense Department is looking to hire an ethicist who can guide defense agencies on the application of artificial intelligence.

  • How USAID got out of technical debt

    Jay Mahanand, the chief information officer at the U.S. Agency for International Development, said the plan is to launch an enterprise portfolio management program that USAID will deploy worldwide in the coming months.

  • OMB’s Morrison, DHS’s Maughan heading to new roles in government

    FEMA’s Adrian Gardner retires after 30 years and GSA’s Dan Twomey is leaving next week after spending the last four years in government as an industry expert.

  • Does TSA have a retention problem?

    In today’s Federal Newscast, A DHS IG report reveals that a quarter of the 8,000 TSA officers who left the agency in fiscal 2017, left within the first six months on the job.

  • USAID employee receives award for dedication to global resilience

    Gloria Steele has been called a visionary and a dreamer by people who’ve benefited from her work. In 2018, she’s won her third presidential rank award.

  • Why the push toward evidence-based policy doesn’t have to be scary for feds

    The Office of Management and Budget says some agencies have acknowledged the administration’s initiative to build evidence-based policy agendas with varying degrees of success. Agencies that have become leaders in this space are embracing employee feedback.

  • How USAID earned an ‘A’ on the FITARA scorecard

    A USAID official said the CIO’s office worked directly with GAO to understand the exact nature and intent behind each metric, and prioritized and accelerated updates to address previous gaps.

  • How USAID is connecting data from 85 countries

    Brandon Pusteojovsky, USAID’s chief data officer, said the agency is finalizing a new data library to create a central portal to collect, share and visualize information from around the world.