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May 10, 2023
It was terrific to see so many of you at PSC’s Annual Conference at the Greenbrier last month. We had a great time hearing from the current governor of West Virginia, and owner of the resort, Jim Justice, along with senior officials from almost the entire federal government, including DHS, FHA, GSA, NASA, VA – and that was just the first day! You see the highlights and read the Thought Leadership pieces here.
The very next week, we had an amazing turnout for our 4th CIDC on the Hill with 15 members participating in our April 25th event in the Rayburn House Office Building. Senior congressional staff as well as current and former officials from USAID stopped by to discuss the important work CIDC companies are doing around the globe. More information below.
Also below, details about last Friday’s Reverse Industry Day event at USAID as part of the M Bureau’s Global Summit. Five members of our Procurement Task Force presented their Burden Busting ideas to a room of 200 Contracting Officers.
Next week, Deputy USAID General Counsel Jun Jin will speak at our Monthly meeting to address issues of mutual importance. Please register below and be here in person next week.
PSC’s FedHealth Conference is May 24. Please click on the banner below for registration and agenda information.
Our “From the Field” stories this month highlight the work by URC using local organizations to combat malaria in Cambodia. IDG offers a story on their work in the Indo-Pacific region to implement an Open Radio Access Network (O-RAN) to promote economic growth. Please contact me to help us get the word out about the great work CIDC members are doing to make the world a better place.
Thursday, May 18; from 12 – 1 p.m.
In person at PSC or online – Please click on the link below to log in to your PSC account and register via PSC’s Events Page.
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From the Field
Soa Kimheng (top), a village focus point for malaria areas in Cambodia, gives an education session to mobile migrant workers about malaria prevention and healthcare-seeking behaviors. Photo credit: URC
Bringing Malaria Elimination in Cambodia, One Village at a Time
By: Doug Trapp, Senior Communications Specialist, URC
Cambodia is on track to achieve its goal of eliminating all forms of malaria by 2025, thanks to years of dedicated efforts by USAID, URC, the country’s health leadership, international partners, local organizations, and others. Credit also is due to dedicated Cambodians such as Soa Kimheng, 44, who is making a difference one village at a time through malaria education and prevention. Kimheng is one of 35 village focus points for malaria areas supported by the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) through the Cambodia Malaria Elimination Project 2 (CMEP2).
Advancing Open Radio Access Network Adoption in the Indo-Pacific Region
By: Afua Owusu, IDG Communications and Events Manager
International Development Group LLC is implementing the Open Radio Access Network (O-RAN) Activity—a buy-in activity under the USAID Indo-Pacific Opportunity Project (IPOP) mechanism. IPOP is a $34 million regional activity that is helping to strengthen the Indo-Pacific countries’ sustainable economic growth.
CIDC Participates in USAID Reverse Industry Day
On Friday, May 5, five members of the Procurement Task Force spent 45 mins presenting to some 150 Contracting Officers in the room who had gathered from all over the globe as part of the M Bureau’s 2023 Global Summit. The Reverse Industry Day moderator – Sandra Amis of TetraTech/MSI and panelists David Snelbecker of IDG, Betsy Bassan of Panagora Group, Evan Smith of Democracy International and Katie Henke of Cadmus, kept the audience in rapt attention as they detailed what is working in contracting and award management and what burdens need to be busted. You can find their recommendations listed in their presentation here. You can watch their presentation, and that from the NGO panel that preceded them, on video here.
May 17 - GSA Senior Advisor for Equity
PSC’s Contract Working Group will meet with Andrea O’Neal at 2:00 pm on May 17, at PSC to cover GSA's strategy and implementation of the Biden-Harris Administration’s equity-related policy priorities. Pls register for this meeting on our Events Calendar.
Debt Limit Information for PSC Members
On May 4, PSC President & CEO David Berteau issued memo to PSC companies on what they might expect and what to plan for as a potential “X-Date” for default approaches. Please click here to access this member-only communication.
PSC Seeking Comments on NIST Discussion Draft of CSF 2.0
On April 24, 2023, the National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST) released a Discussion Draft of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework 2.0 Core, which identifies potential Functions, Categories, and Subcategories (also called cybersecurity outcomes) of the CSF 2.0 Core. NIST published this document to increase transparency in the CSF 2.0 process, to encourage discussion, and to inform further development of the CSF 2.0 Draft. NIST welcomes feedback on this draft at any time; you can send your comments directly to email@example.com. PSC may also submit comments, please consider your input to Christian Larsen, PSC Senior Associate at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CIDC Takes The Hill
On Tuesday, April 25, more than 15 CIDC member firms participated in our 4th CIDC on the Hill. In addition to Congressional staff interested in foreign assistance, senior USAID officials stopped by to learn from them their latest programmatic activities. You can see all the photos on Flickr here. Thanks to the following members who were there:
Abt Associates, Amentum, Chemonics, Creative Associates, DAI, Democracy International, DT Global, Ecodit, IDG, Nathan, Nikol Global, Palladium, PMCG, Social Impact, TetraTech, URC
USAID GC Nominated for Dept of State
On April 25, the White House nominated Margaret Taylor – USAID’s current General Counsel – to fill the long-vacant GC slot at the Department of State. No new GC nominee for USAID has been announced.
Fast Company.com published an article by President and CEO Jamey Butcher “Invest in Emerging Economies to Protect Our Future”.
Now in its third year, Deloitte published its annual report Women @ Work: A Global Outlook
Palladium’s Global Head, Health Practice, Farley Cleghorn, MD, MPH, was awarded the University of the West Indies inaugural Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Global Health Research and Delivery.
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