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Preconditions for a general-purpose central bank digital currency

WASHINGTON —Money is a social and legal construct underpinned by trust. Conceptions of money have evolved and money has taken many forms over the years. In North America, pre-colonial trade … Continue reading Preconditions for a general-purpose central bank digital currency

The IBM-HBCU Quantum Center grows rapidly in size and scope

ARMONK, NY—When IBM launched the IBM-HBCU Quantum Center last September, our goal was to collaborate with historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in a way that would advance not only quantum information … Continue reading The IBM-HBCU Quantum Center grows rapidly in size and scope

Apple launches inaugural Entrepreneur Camp for Black Founders and Developers

CUPERTINO, CA—As part of Apple’s ongoing commitment to empower the Black community and dismantle barriers to opportunity, today the company is welcoming leaders and their teams from 13 app companies … Continue reading Apple launches inaugural Entrepreneur Camp for Black Founders and Developers

GM’s Gerald Johnson recognized as 2021’s Black Engineer of the Year

By : Lango Deen DETROIT, MI (U.S. Black Engineer) — The 2021 Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA), held Thursday, Feb. 11 through Saturday, Feb. 13, was an all-digital … Continue reading GM’s Gerald Johnson recognized as 2021’s Black Engineer of the Year

The U.S. Spent $2.2 Million on a Cybersecurity System That Wasn’t Implemented — and Might Have Stopped a Major Hack

ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. NEW YORK—As America struggles to assess the … Continue reading The U.S. Spent $2.2 Million on a Cybersecurity System That Wasn’t Implemented — and Might Have Stopped a Major Hack

New Defense Secretary Arrives at Pentagon, Convenes COVID Meeting

PENTAGON—Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III arrived at the Pentagon today and hit the ground running, greeting the senior staff and then immediately heading into meetings on combating the coronavirus. … Continue reading New Defense Secretary Arrives at Pentagon, Convenes COVID Meeting

President-elect Biden Announces Key Members of his White House Science Team

These diverse, deeply experienced scientists and experts will play a key role in shaping America’s future — and will prepare us to lead the world in the 21st century and … Continue reading President-elect Biden Announces Key Members of his White House Science Team

CES 2021 Opens with Innovation and Technologies for a Better Future

ARLINGTON, VA—The first-ever, all-digital CES® 2021, owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®, opened its full digital experience to audiences around the world. Following a day of exclusive, media-only press … Continue reading CES 2021 Opens with Innovation and Technologies for a Better Future

Top 25 Tech Stories from 2020

WASHINGTON ―The wait is finally over for the very end of 2020. The latest lists from Industry of top stories in tech, cyber, and STEM likely will loom much larger in … Continue reading Top 25 Tech Stories from 2020

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Bitcoin’s 2020 In Tech

by AARON VAN WIRDUM December 31, 2020 Seemingly undisturbed by 2020’s craziness, and largely unfazed by bitcoin’s wild price swings that concluded with new all-time highs in December, Bitcoin’s technical … Continue reading Bitcoin’s 2020 In Tech

H.O.P.E. Project DMV and BDPA-DC earn $300K Microsoft Community Skills Grant

WASHINGTON―The HOPE Project DMV (hopeprojectonline.com) in partnership with National BDPA’s Greater Washington, D.C. Chapter (bdpadc.org) was awarded a Microsoft community skills grant. Through this grant, they will receive funding, leadership development and tech enablement … Continue reading H.O.P.E. Project DMV and BDPA-DC earn $300K Microsoft Community Skills Grant

BDPA-DC Welcomes new Training Scholarships for HBCU Seniors and Graduates Earning Industry Certifications with HOPE Project Online

WASHINGTON—The H.O.P.E. Project DMV (HOPE) is accepting applications for next semester’s online STEM certification offering of its renowned and award winning community information technology (IT) training and workforce development  program. … Continue reading BDPA-DC Welcomes new Training Scholarships for HBCU Seniors and Graduates Earning Industry Certifications with HOPE Project Online