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STEM Conference honors Army CIO as 2020 Black Engineer of the Year

WASHINGTON — Lieutenant General Bruce T. Crawford, U.S. Army, who was sworn in as the Army Chief Information Officer (CIO) on Aug. 1. 2017, was awarded the Black Engineer of … Continue reading STEM Conference honors Army CIO as 2020 Black Engineer of the Year

Tuskegee Airman receives promotion to Brigadier General

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Celebrating a 100th birthday is monumental in itself, but for retired Col. Charles E. McGee, shortly after this celebration he would reach yet another milestone in his … Continue reading Tuskegee Airman receives promotion to Brigadier General

Blacks in Cybersecurity host Winter Summit 2020

ARLINGTON, VA — Building upon 2019’s inaugural year, this year’s convening of Blacks in Cybersecurity (BIC) Winter Summit 2020 at Marymount University provided an excellent venue with workshops for very … Continue reading Blacks in Cybersecurity host Winter Summit 2020

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HSCC Season Opens with HBCU Festival and Auto Show

WASHINGTON—This week, Industry welcomed the ‘Class of 2024’ to a new decade of unlimited opportunities to explore technical and innovative careers. The National Capital Region hosted the 18th annual HBCU … Continue reading HSCC Season Opens with HBCU Festival and Auto Show

NIST Releases Version 1.0 of Privacy Framework

Tool will help optimize beneficial uses of data while protecting individual privacy. WASHINGTON — Our data-driven society has a tricky balancing act to perform: building innovative products and services that … Continue reading NIST Releases Version 1.0 of Privacy Framework

CES 2020 Wraps: Ai and 5G Define the Future of Innovation

World’s largest tech event unveils innovation that will solve global problems LAS VEGAS — CES® 2020 wrapped today, following a week filled with over 20,000 product debuts unveiling the future … Continue reading CES 2020 Wraps: Ai and 5G Define the Future of Innovation

At BDPA: An annual tech ‘Trade Mission’ to CES

LAS VEGAS, NV — Commerce, our cultural and geopolitical interchange of relationships, solutions, and services, soon will embrace fifth generation (5G) wireless technologies. With 5G, data, processing, storage, and new … Continue reading At BDPA: An annual tech ‘Trade Mission’ to CES

CTA, HRS Unveil Recommendations for Managing Personal Health With Wearables at CES 2020

LAS VEGAS, NV — This week, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)® and Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) released a unique digital health paper recommending best practices for using wearable technology to manage … Continue reading CTA, HRS Unveil Recommendations for Managing Personal Health With Wearables at CES 2020

Implementing Diversity from the Top

LAS VEGAS, NV — Chief diversity officers (CDOs) from internationally-recognized brands in tech shared their best practices during CES® – the world’s largest and most influential tech event – for … Continue reading Implementing Diversity from the Top

Advisory Outlining New Data Privacy Rights Issued for California Consumers

SACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has issued an advisory for consumers highlighting their new rights as part of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), which went into in effect … Continue reading Advisory Outlining New Data Privacy Rights Issued for California Consumers

BDPA Memphis Welcomes new Computer Science Graduates to Industry

MEMPHIS, TN — BDPA Memphis Student Members graduated this week with Computer Science Degrees from the University of Memphis. Other BDPA Student Members not only graduated with Computer Science Degrees, … Continue reading BDPA Memphis Welcomes new Computer Science Graduates to Industry

Cisco Unveils Plan for Building Internet for the Next Decade of Digital Innovation

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Cisco today unveiled further details behind its technology strategy for building a new internet — one designed to push digital innovation beyond the performance, economic and power … Continue reading Cisco Unveils Plan for Building Internet for the Next Decade of Digital Innovation