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U.S. Small Businesses Have Banner Year Globally in 2016, Winning $553 Million, Most-Ever in Annual Contracts, USAID Tells SBAIC & Business Audience

Jul 25, 2017

Small Business Association for International Companies Hosts Reception following 10th Annual USAID Small Business Conference  (WASHINGTON) U.S. small businesses had their best year ever in 2016, by securing worldwide contracts totaling $553 million, according to the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID...

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Bixal’s ESW Trade Document Management System ‘Opens the Window’ to Quick, Paperless Free Trade in Barbados

Jun 13, 2017
Carla Briceno, Vice President, Bixal

International trade is essential to the economy of Barbados, whose imports totaled more than 45 percent of the country’s GDP in 2015. However, Barbados’ spot in the Global Competitiveness Index had fallen in recent years, due, in part, to inefficiencies in government processes. The country’s paper-based system for...

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PMCG Overcomes Systemic Challenges to Successfully Launch Improved Kabul Municipality Construction Permitting System

Jun 13, 2017
Zaza Broladze - PMCG Deputy CEO & Partner and Eka Ghvinjilia - PMCG Project Manager

Kabul, Afghanistan has successfully introduced a simpler and more efficient construction permitting system, thanks to an innovative re-engineered business process implemented by the Policy and Management Consulting Group, which was under contract to The World Bank/International Finance Corporation. In 2014, PMCG was...

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OmniSystems, Inc. Plays Key Role in Drafting Belize National Cyber Security Framework and Action Plan

Jun 13, 2017
Walter M. Batts, Director of International Affairs, OmniSystems, Inc.

Addressing what Belize Public Utilities Commission Chairman John Avery warned as an exponential increase in cyber attacks on electronic commerce, the private sector and government agencies, OmniSystems, Inc., a company specializing in information technology solutions and security, this April, helped draft Belize’s first...

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Famine Early Warning through Rapid Data Analysis: The FEWS NET Data Warehouse

Jun 13, 2017
Carla Murphy, Communications Director, Kimetrica

The need for speedy, robust, and authoritative data sharing to manage and coordinate humanitarian response could not be more evident. This February, the United Nations made its first declaration of famine in six years for parts of South Sudan. More than 100,000 face starvation and a million are on the brink of famine. In...

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Vermont’s Role in Foreign Affairs

Jun 13, 2017
Steve Schmida, SSG Advisors

Many Vermonters may not know about the important role Vermont plays in U.S. foreign affairs. In a recent article in the Burlington Free Press, Steve Schmida, founder and managing director of SSG Advisors, a local global solutions firm, writes about Vermont's growing contribution to foreign affairs programs and the need for...

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