Steve Peacock's U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor,2003:weblog-94161205314098957 2012-12-24T11:31:02-05:00 Original reporting on little-known U.S. government funded foreign aid projects, so-called "drug war" initiatives, and overseas business subsidies. TypePad USAID Still Seeks Contractors for Syrian Operations,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2017d3f238ff7970c 2012-12-24T11:31:02-05:00 2012-12-24T12:15:31-05:00 Private contractors capable of helping the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) prepare for potential future actions in Syria still are being sought by the agency. Steve Peacock U.S. Seeks to Improve Municipal Emergency Communications -- in Turkey,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e20168eaebaf43970c 2012-04-30T02:24:48-04:00 2012-04-30T09:49:15-04:00 Significant steps have been taken since 9/11 to increase the interoperability of communications systems among emergency service providers; the U.S. government, however, is stepping up efforts to coordinate such efforts in one particular city: the Turkish city of Istanbul. Steve Peacock Spotlight On: U.S. Trade & Development Agency (USTDA),2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e20162ffefdc3e970d 2012-01-21T12:01:41-05:00 2012-01-21T12:01:41-05:00 USTDA, an independent White House agency, in recent weeks awarded several contracts and separately launched multiple initiatives in nations including Colombia, Kazakhstan, Nigeria, South Africa, Vietnam, and Turkey. Steve Peacock Air Force Fuel Supply and Storage to be Outsourced Around Globe,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2015437e5790c970c 2011-12-05T18:35:08-05:00 2011-12-05T18:35:08-05:00 The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) plans to outsource a chunk of its global fuel supply and storage services to industry, though the agency has not disclosed the exact magnitude of those future contracts, U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor has discovered. According to several presolicitation notices dated Dec. 5 and discovered... Steve Peacock U.S. Seeks New Means of Predicting Internet Growth Overseas, from Albania to Zimbabwe,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2015390378688970b 2011-07-27T17:23:19-04:00 2011-07-27T17:34:13-04:00 The U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) is looking for a contractor capable of developing a new analytical model to predict Internet usage and growth -- in thirty-two foreign nations, from "A" (Albania) to "Z" (Zimbabwe). Steve Peacock