Industry Mission Partners receive top Tech and Community Awards

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WASHINGTON (bdpatoday)—Industry mission partners received technology and

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community service awards on Saturday, November 19, 2016, from National BDPA’s Washington, D.C. Chapter (BDPA-DC). Recognition was provided for community involvement and direct support of cybersecurity workforce initiatives, information communications technology (ICT), gaming, and mobile application development programs for young adults across the National Capital Region and central Maryland.

Technology and Community Service Award Winners for 2016

  • 2016 BDPA-DC Lifetime Achievement Award:

Terry Halvorsen (right); Department of Defense (DoD), Chief Information Officer (CIO)

  • 2016 BDPA-DC Entrepreneur of the Year:
    Aaron Saunders; Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Clearly Innovative, Inc.
  • 2016 BDPA-DC Member of the Year:
    Thurman Jones (far right); Patriots Technology Training Center (PTTC)
  • 2016 Chapter President’s Awards:
    Instructor Staff: H.O.P.E. Project DMV; “Helping Other People Excel
    (L-R) Raymond Bell, Dean Cook, Michael Smith, and David Reid
  • Mission Partner of the Year:
     United States Air Force
    (L-R) Eric Bell, U.S. Department of the Air Force and Cadet Robinson, Howard University Air Force ROTC
  • Education Partner of the Year:
     Bowie State University – Dr. Daryl Stone (right) Professor, Computer Science, receives this year’s award for the University on behalf of his staff, teams, and BDPA Student Members.
    nicciw-aswThis year’s Industry Keynote and opening remarks were provided by Ms. Nicci Williams (left), Senior Business Development Manager, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) for National Security, Defense, and Federal Civilian communities. Ms. Williams is a BDPA Member and encouraged students to remain persistent and embrace new challenges, while leveraging the best available technologies to add value for their customers.  Photos © bdpatoday
Featured photo (top): Mr Terry Halvorsen, DoD CIO, congratulates 2014 National BDPA High School Computer Competition (HSCC) champions and scholarship winners from Washington, D.C. Led by Ms. Naomi Matthews, BDPA-DC’s HSCC Coordinator, BDPA-DC’s HSCC teams have captured eight consecutive Regional HSCC Championships on their way to National HSCC scholarship rounds.