The Broadcasting Board of Governors, now called the U.S. Agency for Global Media, shelled out $1,393,249,355 in contracts from 1999 to 2018.
The Intermedia Survey Institute was the No. 1 contractor with a haul of $75,863,816. The company, known as InterMedia, describes itself as a “global research consultancy that partners with mission-driven organizations seeking to make an impact in people’s lives around the world.”
InterMedia’s website states:
We give clients the data and tools they need to help them understand, engage and positively impact the key groups and societies they care about. InterMedia offers a full range of research and analysis, consulting, and fieldwork management and training services to strengthen development initiatives, measure social investments and enhance consumer engagement. We go anywhere. Although best known for our ability to conduct research in challenging environments and developing countries, our reach is truly global.
Unnamed miscellaneous foreign contractors were in the No. 2 spot with $64,932,140 and Asia Satellite Telecommunication Company Limited, or AsiaSat, came in third with $45,663,105. AsiaSat is based in Hong Kong and touts itself as Asia’s “premier satellite operator.”