Maintaining the Highest Level of Openness and Transparency in Government


Information About Recent Cybersecurity Incident with OPM

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) recently became aware of a cybersecurity incident affecting its systems and data that may have exposed the personal information of current and former Federal employees.

Beginning June 8 and continuing through June 19, 2015, OPM will be sending email and U.S. mail notifications to current and former Federal employees potentially impacted by the incident.  Email notices will be sent from  Standard letters will be sent to individuals for whom OPM does not have an email address.

The communication will contain information regarding services being provided at no cost to individuals impacted by the incident, including credit report access, credit monitoring, identity theft insurance, and recovery services. Additional information will be made available beginning at 8 a.m. CST on June 8, 2015 at


Transparency, Participation, and Collaboration

The three principles of transparency, participation, and collaboration form the cornerstone of an Open Government. 

Transparency promotes accountability by providing the public with information about what the Government is doing. 

Participation allows members of the public to contribute ideas and expertise so that their government can make policies with the benefit of information that is widely dispersed in society. 

Collaboration improves the effectiveness of Government by encouraging partnerships and cooperation within the Federal Government, across levels of government, and between the Government and private institutions.

Learn more about the Open Government Initiative here.


A USADF Strategic Priority

Maintaining the highest level of openness and transparency is a strategic priority for USADF. As an organization primarily dependent on U.S. taxpayer funds an open and transparent organization is the best approach.  USADF strives to make it simple for people to know more about Africa, what USADF is doing, and how taxpayer funds are being used to equip and empower marginalized communities across Africa.

USADF Open Government Initiatives

Online Grant and Project Information – All recent and active USADF project grants are now viewable online, in the map section of each country page . This information includes project locations, project photographs, project budgets, and specific project goals an objectives.

Social Media – USADF utilizes social media platforms such as YouTube and Twitter to make current program information readily available to the public. These source may be access from the from the right hand side of each web page.

Foreign Assistance Dashboard The USADF is proud to announce that its data is available to the public on the U.S. Foreign Assistance Dashboard. The Foreign Assistance Dashboard is an easy way to access information on foreign assistance investments for many U.S. government programs. USADF is only the second agency to provide all levels of data for the last five years: budget planning, obligation, spent, and transaction data. Click here to view USADF data.

Additional Online Information To increase accountability and promote informed participation by the public, USADF has expand access to more information, now available online for downloads in open formats.

- Congressional Budget Justifications:


- Recent Financial Audits:

  FY2008 0-ADF-09-002-C
  FY2009 0-ADF-10-002-C
  FY2010 0-ADF-11-002-C
  FY2011 0-ADF-12-003-C
  FY2012 0-ADF-13-003-C
  FY2013 0-ADF-14-002-C
  FY2014 0-ADF-15-002-C

- Recent Program Audits:

  FY2011 7-ADF-11-002-P
  FY2012 7-ADF-12-008-P


Annual Employee Survey Information :

  FY2012 FY 2012 AES Report
  FY2013 FY 2013 AES Report (excel)


FOIA Information To learn more about USADF FOIA policies and make a FOIA request click here...

2015 Chief FOIA Officer Report
2014 FOIA Annual Report (pdf)
2014 FOIA Annual Report (xml)
2014 Chief FOIA Officer Report
2013 FOIA Annual Report  
2013 FOIA Annual Report  (xml)
2013 Chief FOIA Officer Report
2012 Chief FOIA Officer Report
2012 FOIA Annual Report  
2012 FOIA Annual Report  (xml)
2011 FOIA Annual Report
2011 FOIA Annual Report  (xml)
2010 FOIA Annual Report

Comment on Open Government – You are invited to give feedback on the quality and importance of the information provided here and elsewhere on the USADF website.  What other type of information is important for you to know about? 

Click on the email link below to send USADF your comments and suggestions. Please put "Open Government" in the subject line of the email.  


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