Steve Peacock's U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor,2003:weblog-94161205314098957 2011-05-14T12:14:32-04:00 Original reporting on little-known U.S. government funded foreign aid projects, so-called "drug war" initiatives, and overseas business subsidies. TypePad Recommended Site: The PMSC Observer,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e20154324e318b970c 2011-05-14T12:14:32-04:00 2011-05-14T22:26:20-04:00 For those readers interested in additional resources about government contracting, specifically in the realms of global security and law enforcement, I highly recommend familiarizing yourself with The PMSC Observer. Steve Peacock Five More Contractors to Get Piece of $10 Billion Global 'Civilian Police' Pie,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e201543245c56b970c 2011-05-12T23:41:02-04:00 2013-08-05T00:24:30-04:00 Five contractors this week secured another chunk of a $10 billion global law-enforcement project of the U.S. State Dept., which is deploying hired guns and consultants worldwide. Steve Peacock Feds to Unveil New Initiatives for Public Schools,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2014e88240861970d 2009-04-24T00:00:00-04:00 2009-04-24T00:00:00-04:00 An additional federal infusion of funding for public schools is slated for this summer, according to new contracting documents that The Peacock Report (TPR) located today. In two particular cases, however, the funds will not be invested in U.S. schools; on the contrary, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)... Steve Peacock U.S. to Infuse Tons of New Textbooks in Schools,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2014e8824081a970d 2009-01-16T00:00:00-05:00 2009-01-16T00:00:00-05:00 Over 128,000 brand-new math and science textbooks are being purchased by the federal government for nationwide distribution to schools -- nationwide, that is, in Tanzania. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is soliciting bids from textbook suppliers capable of delivering the textbooks and related teachers' guides to the Tanzanian... Steve Peacock Air Force Ups Ante For PR, InfoWar R & D,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2014e882407fd970d 2008-07-12T00:00:00-04:00 2008-07-12T00:00:00-04:00 The U.S. Air Force (USAF) continues to seek private-sector help in carrying out population "influence operations" and other forms of information warfare, according to a recently renewed call for research and development ideas on the topic. The Peacock Report (TPR) broke the story on the program in 2006, when it... Steve Peacock Details of U.S.-Funded Pakistan Media Plan Revealed,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2014e882407da970d 2008-06-21T00:00:00-04:00 2008-06-21T00:00:00-04:00 Details of a plan to blanket Pakistani media with U.S. government-supplied messages were discovered this past week, when the U.S. Agency for Internatonal Development (USAID) stepped up its search for a contractor capable of carrying out a propaganda mission on its behalf. USAID on Thursday (June 19) released a formal... Steve Peacock U.S. Information Blitz to Unfold in Pakistan,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2014e882407b9970d 2008-06-05T00:00:00-04:00 2008-06-05T00:00:00-04:00 An information blitz aimed at swaying Pakistani citizens' views on U.S. involvement in the region is about to unfold, The Peacock Report (TPR) has discovered. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) yesterday commenced its search for a contractor capable of carrying out the euphemistically titled "USAID/Pakistan Outreach Campaign," as... Steve Peacock USAID May Outsource Global Cash-Distribution Function,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2014e882407ad970d 2008-06-03T00:00:00-04:00 2008-06-03T00:00:00-04:00 The multi-billion dollar distribution of U.S.-based international aid grants might be handed over to private contractors, whom the federal government would hire to deliver the funds on its behalf. According to a "sources-sought" document that The Peacock Report (TPR) has located, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is assessing... Steve Peacock Washington Takes Action on High Gas Prices,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2014e8824079c970d 2008-05-28T00:00:00-04:00 2013-06-18T09:59:07-04:00 Rising fuel prices and truck-based shipping expenses are spelling trouble for U.S. policymakers, who now are exploring ways to strengthen, as an alternative, new highways, commercial railways and ports. Specifically, the federal government is taking action through an endeavor known as the "Sub-Saharan Africa Trade Corridor Transportation Initiative." Steve Peacock USAID To Stockpile Equipment for Humanitarian Relief Efforts,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2014e882406be970d 2007-09-14T00:00:00-04:00 2007-09-14T00:00:00-04:00 The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is embarking upon an ambitious program whose aim is to amass equipment that will more effectively prepare the agency for global crises. According to the following excerpt from a planning document dated Sept. 14 (today): The capacity of the United States Government (USG)... Steve Peacock