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Agency Background
An independent federal agency that's responsible for most non-military foreign aid from the U.S. government. It offers aid in support of U.S. foreign policy objectives while also supporting economic growth, agriculture and trade; health; democracy, conflict prevention, and humanitarian assistance for targeted countries.

The agency includes an Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance to give humanitarian relief in times of disaster.

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History

The organization can trace its roots to the Marshall Plan which helped with reconstruction of Europe after World War II. President John F. Kennedy signed the Foreign Assistance Act and created USAID by consolidating U.S. non-military foreign aid programs into a single agency

Current Climate

Major IT-related projects for 2009 for USAID.

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Leading Projects at AID- 2007
Steady State IT Infrastructure & Modernization Small/Other Infrastructure Joint Acquisition and Assistance Management System Small/Other Enterprise Architecture Small/Other Administrative Systems

IT Budget History

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
2009
$101 $127 $126 $106

$134 (Proposed)

$106 (Final)

$96 (Proposed)

$88 (Enacted)

$176 (Proposed)

Numbers = $millions. (Data from the Office of Management and Budget)

Note on 2007 & 2008: Most civilian agencies other that the Homeland Security Department have not had a full budget approved since FY2006. A continuing resolution has keep agency spending near 2006 levels.

Most Common Procurement Methods

Recenting postings from the Agency's procurement web board are shown below


Future

Advice

Related Links


Agency Profile
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U.S. Agency for International Development
Ronald Reagan Building
Washington, D.C. 20523-1000
202-712-0000

Web site


Mission:
Works on behalf of Americans to improve the lives of people throughout the world. The agency works in agriculture, democracy & governance, economic growth, the environment, education, health, global partnerships, and humanitarian assistance in more than 100 countries to provide a better future for all.



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