Last December, I laid out a strategic plan to create a more innovative, effective and efficient acquisition system to support the needs of a 21st century government. This roadmap was built around three core elements: (1) build stronger vendor relationships, (2) buy as one through category management, and (3) drive innovation. I’m pleased to report on our progress over the last three months.
The President and First Lady announced Let Girls Learn, a new whole-of-government initiative that will support adolescent girls around the world. Building on USAID education programs that reach more than a million adolescent girls every year, the initiative will both improve access to quality education and target the barriers that can keep adolescent girls out of school, including gender-based violence and child marriage.
A new report from the American Energy Innovation Council (AEIC) concludes that “public investments in energy RD&D are crucial.” We couldn’t agree more.
President Obama is changing a rule to allow employment authorization for the spouses of certain high-skill workers who are here on H-1B visas, as long as those workers have begun the process of applying for a green card.
The President’s 2016 Budget provides the necessary tools, technical assistance, and on-the-ground partnership to support investment in climate preparedness and resilience.
Explore where your tax dollars would go and to see what percentage of the Federal budget is dedicated to different program areas.