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U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao to Deliver Keynote at CES 2020

Secretary Chao to discuss innovation and the safe integration of new technologies ARLINGTON, VA — The Consumer Technology Association (CTA)® announced U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao will deliver … Continue reading U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao to Deliver Keynote at CES 2020

Energy sector braces for ‘Black Swan’ Cyber Attacks and Power Grid outages

WASHINGTON — The North American Electric Reliability (NERC) hosted GridEx V this week. The annual Grid Security Exercise (GridEx) is an opportunity for utilities to demonstrate how they would respond … Continue reading Energy sector braces for ‘Black Swan’ Cyber Attacks and Power Grid outages

CES

CTA Announces Official Media Days Schedule for CES 2020

Arlington, VA, November 14, 2019 – The Consumer Technology Association (CTA)® today announced the  official lineup for CES® 2020 Media Days, featuring two days of exclusive news events from top exhibitors, CES Unveiled Las Vegas and a CTA … Continue reading CTA Announces Official Media Days Schedule for CES 2020

A Veterans Day Tribute

This special edition Veterans Day Weekend sizzle reel salutes BDPA’s Veterans with a few highlights of key milestones and marquee events featuring senior Pentagon officials, BDPA Veterans, and mission success … Continue reading A Veterans Day Tribute

Tech ‘Team Mom’ is 2019’s Member of the Year

2019 Member of The Year (BDPA-DC)

HOPE Awards at BDPA Gala

2019 Community Technology Awards

WASHINGTON — National BDPA’s Greater Washington, D.C. Chapter (BDPAdc.org) is hosting an evening of professional networking and Holiday Soirée with Tech Industry executives on Thursday, November 21, 2019, at Samsung … Continue reading 2019 Community Technology Awards

DST Fall Back

A Walk Through ‘CB’ Time – Ancient Calendars

The Celestial Body (‘CB’) — the Sun, a Moon, a planet, and stars — have provided us a reference for measuring the passage of time throughout our existence. Ancient civilizations … Continue reading A Walk Through ‘CB’ Time – Ancient Calendars

JEDI DOD Project

Microsoft wins Pentagon’s $10 Billion JEDI contract

WASHINGTON — When the dust settles, FCW reports Microsoft could be the cloud provider of choice for the Pentagon for years to come. The Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract … Continue reading Microsoft wins Pentagon’s $10 Billion JEDI contract

Amazon’s Future Engineer Program funds High School Computer Science Courses

Jeff Bezos visits Dunbar High School in Washington,D.C. Amazon launches Future Engineer Program

Next Generation Digerati are no strangers to ‘Hidden Figure$​’​

Annual IT Summit in D.C. Broadens Tech-Inclusion and Community Outreach WASHINGTON — Helping Other People Excel. Now in its tenth year, H.O.P.E. Project DMV (HOPE) has successfully developed a proven approach … Continue reading Next Generation Digerati are no strangers to ‘Hidden Figure$​’​

It’s Not a Pipeline Problem

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Your company struggles with finding diverse talent; it’s not a pipeline problem. It’s a buy-in, bias, branding and business case problem. Unconscious bias is like an … Continue reading It’s Not a Pipeline Problem

Black News Channel launches in America

BNC | Black News Channel