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40-Year milestones marked by celebrations with Small Business, Academia, and Public Sector Executives

WASHINGTON, D.C. — BDPA Members, ICT Industry Mission-Partners, and Small Business executives visited Samsung’s Solutions Center during a 40th anniversary celebration and Holiday Soirée at 700 Penn in Washington, D.C. … Continue reading 40-Year milestones marked by celebrations with Small Business, Academia, and Public Sector Executives

Tech Titans honored during Washington’s 40th Anniversary Community & Technology Awards

    Industry Legends and ‘Hidden Figure$’ welcome America’s next generation of coders to community trade associations WASHINGTON (bdpatoday) – This year’s annual Community & Technology Awards gala, co-hosted by the … Continue reading Tech Titans honored during Washington’s 40th Anniversary Community & Technology Awards

Bowie State Cybersecurity Academy to Prepare Individuals for Tech Careers

New Academy to Train Highly Skilled Professionals to Fight Nation’s Cyber Threats BOWIE, MD – Individuals looking to prepare for a technology career focused on protecting the nation from cyber threats … Continue reading Bowie State Cybersecurity Academy to Prepare Individuals for Tech Careers

Samsung Opens World-Class Showcase for Government Solutions

WASHINGTON— Last quarter, Samsung Electronics America, Inc. announced that the company will be relocating its Washington, D.C. offices into a new multi-use, operational and interactive facility in the District’s iconic … Continue reading Samsung Opens World-Class Showcase for Government Solutions

Byte Back wins $1 million from TD to expand operations in Baltimore

Toronto, ON and Washington, D.C. (BDPA-DC) – TD announced this week Byte Back is one of 10 recipients to receive their inaugural TD Ready Challenge grants. Each recipient organization will receive CDN … Continue reading Byte Back wins $1 million from TD to expand operations in Baltimore

BITCON18: Blacks In Technology to host inaugural conference and Tech Fest

RICHFIELD, MN // BDPA Twin Cites // — National nonprofit organization, Blacks in Technology (BIT) will host their inaugural conference in the Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul area from October 11th-13th, 2018. … Continue reading BITCON18: Blacks In Technology to host inaugural conference and Tech Fest

Infor and #YesWeCode Announce GenOne Initiative

NEW YORK – Sep. 25, 2018 – Infor, a leading provider of industry-specific cloud applications, and #YesWeCode today announced the launch of GenOne, an Infor and #YesWeCode initiative to increase diversity of the tech workforce in … Continue reading Infor and #YesWeCode Announce GenOne Initiative

ALC ‘18 Transportation Braintrust promotes a stronger tech and multimodal workforce for U.S.

WASHINGTON //BDPA-DC// — The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) of 2018 featured a very dynamic session on transportation with significant technical and critical infrastructure overtones. This … Continue reading ALC ‘18 Transportation Braintrust promotes a stronger tech and multimodal workforce for U.S.

Tech juggernauts are returning to Capitol Hill for a new round of hearings

WASHINGTON — Now under attack by POTUS, meet the new wolves of ‘K Street’. Ahead of tech executives from Facebook, Google, and Twitter heading to more hearings in front of … Continue reading Tech juggernauts are returning to Capitol Hill for a new round of hearings