U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

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US CIO Steven Vanroekel Steps Down

Jack Moore | Nextgov.com | September 19, 2014

Federal Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel is unexpectedly departing his post at the White House today to join the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Ebola response team.  In his new role as USAID chief innovation officer, VanRoekel will be responsible for advising the agency on using technology and data in its response to the epidemic...

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USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah to Speak on Open Source Global Development

Press Release | University of California Berkeley | October 8, 2012

USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah will give a talk titled "An Open Source Approach to Global Development" at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, in Sibley Auditorium in the Bechtel Engineering Center on the north side of campus.

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USAID Chief Lauds Blum Center As Model In Search For Global Solutions

Kathleen Maclay | UC Berkeley News Center | October 11, 2012

The head of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) got a close up look Wednesday (Oct. 10) at a handful of student innovations to help fight global poverty, illness and strife during a visit to UC Berkeley’s Blum Center for Developing Economies. Read More »

USAID Establishes Its First Open Data Policy

Billy Mitchell | FedScoop | October 23, 2014

The U.S. Agency for International Development jumped on the open data wave last week, announcing its first-ever policy to share its data sets and tools with the public on a central repository...

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USAID Seeks Best Ways To Use Technology To Stop Atrocities

Press Release | IIP Digital, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Humanity United | February 19, 2013

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and its partner Humanity United have announced the first-round winners of the Tech Challenge for Atrocity Prevention, a technology competition enlisting problem solvers from around the world in support of the Obama administration’s effort to design new tools to prevent mass atrocities. Read More »

USAID Uses Data.gov for Crowdsourcing

Molly Bernhart Walker | FierceGovernment | July 3, 2012

The U.S. Agency for International Development turned to crowdsourcing to fill missing data gaps it uncovered while trying to map where its development credit authority loans were being issued. After considering several platforms, the agency found a surprising crowdsourcing solution in data.gov, said Stephanie Grosser, presidential management fellow at USAID, during a June 28 event, hosted by the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. Read More »

USAID’s Ebola Grand Challenge Gives The World A Voice In Innovation

Billy Mitchell | FedScoop | October 31, 2014

The fight against Ebola is one with global context — no nation or population is exempt from the disease or the responsibility to stop its spread. That’s why the U.S. Agency for International Development, instead of proposing its own set of solutions, has issued a grand challenge, crowdsourcing the innovation of people around the world to improve the tools, equipment, diagnostics and other measures to halt the contagion...

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VanRoekel Details Technology’s Role In Fighting The Ebola Crisis

Billy Mitchell | FedScoop | November 6, 2014

Technology is not the solution for Ebola.  That was part of the truth new U.S. Agency for International Development Chief Innovation Officer Steven VanRoekel spoke Thursday during his opening keynote at FedScoop’s FedTalks 2014...

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VanRoekel Talks Firsthand Of Ebola-Plagued West Africa

Billy Mitchell | FedScoop | December 3, 2014

Steven VanRoekel, about two months into his detail as chief innovation officer of the U.S. Agency for International Development and its battle against Ebola, recently spent seven days in Ebola-stricken Liberia. Despite painting a disastrous and bleak picture of a region crippled by the epidemic, VanRoekel did say, in some ways, things were beginning to return to normal...

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Why The Government Is Probably About To Go On A Spending Spree

Rebecca Carroll | Nextgov,com | July 7, 2014

Agencies didn’t always save the bulk of their spending for September, but that’s how it has worked out recently – and this year, the pattern is especially pronounced, according to an analysis by Deltek...

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