In advance of the Afghan Presidential election run-off scheduled for June 14, Larry Sampler, assistant to the USAID Administrator for Afghanistan and Pakistan join me on The Business of Government to explore how USAID has sought to promote stability and order in Afghanistan and what is USAID's three-fold transition strategy. The following is an excerpt of our discussion on The Business of Government Hour.
The Federal Acquisition Service takes a leadership
role in providing centralized
acquisition solutions while reducing
waste, increasing efficiency, lowering cost, and fostering
emerging sectors of the economy.
The U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA) relies on information
and technology to carry out its
mission—it depends on the availability
of and access to timely and
reliable information and on the technology
that makes it all happen.
As both a member of the U.S. intelligence community and a
Department of Defense (DOD) combat support agency, the
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) has sought to
produce timely, relevant, and accurate geospatial intelligence
(GEOINT) for government leaders in responding to and anticipating
the country’s most critical national security challenges.
For over 75 years, the U.S. Social Security Administration,
or SSA, has touched the lives of virtually every American,
whether it is after the loss of a loved one, at the onset of a
disability, or during the transition from work to retirement.
On this program, we introduce a select group of government leaders who offer their insights, outline successes, and tell us how they, in their own unique way, are making a difference in an era of fiscal austerity.
OMB released a new memo aimed at making the procurement system more transparent. It is now up to agencies and companies to act in ways that deliver better results based on greater openness and information exchange.