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Business Perspectives on United States Agency for International Development Reconstruction and Development Contracts in Afghanistan


Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, SD-342

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Member Statements


The purpose of the round table was to hear from companies involved in development and reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan through contracts with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The round table provided an opportunity to discuss the experience and challenges of operating in Afghanistan, including travel, logistics, security, compliance with the Synchronized Predeployment and Operational Tracker (SPOT) database, and planning for the increase in Armed Forces, civilian, and contractor personnel expected in the coming months. The round table also provided an opportunity to ask questions about USAID’s management and oversight. Additional information and materials relating to this hearing are available at


Panel 1

  • Mr.  Larry Walker
    The Louis Berger Group, Inc
  • Mr.  Bill Van Dyke
    Black and Veatch Federal Services Division
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  • Mr  Richard Dreiman
    Chemonics International, Inc
  • Mr.  Richard Owens
    Director of Community Stabilization
    International Relief and Development Inc.
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  • Mr.  James Boomgard
    President and CEO
    Development Alternatives, Inc.
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  • Mr.  Richard McCall
    Senior Vice President and Chair Council of Senior Advisors
    Creative Associates International
  • Mr.  Asif Shaikh
    International Resources Group
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  • Mr.  Patrick Bryski
    Deloitte LLP