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Exascale Day

Exascale Day with BDPA!

It’s October 18th 2021.  Happy Exascale day! WASHINGTON—As we enter a new era in research and development (R&D) or modeling and simulation, exascale computing will rapidly transform our abilities to … Continue reading Exascale Day with BDPA!

Facebook Supports Climate and Clean Energy Provisions in the Budget Reconciliation Bill

MENLO PARK, CA—As elevated by the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report, science shows that the next decade will be the defining period for dramatic emissions reductions to limit … Continue reading Facebook Supports Climate and Clean Energy Provisions in the Budget Reconciliation Bill

BDPA Launches Google Cloud Academy

LARGO, MD (NBDPA) — From BDPA’s annual National Conferences, BDPA Tech & Career Talks, and other methods of engagement, networking, and mentorship, this new program will provide special offerings for … Continue reading BDPA Launches Google Cloud Academy

BDPA Mourns the passing of Henry E. Ford

HENRY E. FORDGarfield Heights, Ohio January 16, 1941 – September 8, 2021 GARFIELD HEIGHTS, OH (BDPA Cleveland)—During his 36 years employment and consulting with a world leader in the manufacture of earthmoving … Continue reading BDPA Mourns the passing of Henry E. Ford

Hewlett Packard Enterprise wins $2B HPE GreenLake contract with the National Security Agency

HOUSTON – September 1, 2021 – Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) today announced that it has been awarded a $2B contract, that will be leveraged over a 10 year period, with the … Continue reading Hewlett Packard Enterprise wins $2B HPE GreenLake contract with the National Security Agency

Blacks In Cybersecurity Makes History with Black Badge laden Capture The Flag Competition at DEF CON 29

LAS VEGAS, NV (BPRW) — Blacks in Cybersecurity known as “BIC” seeks to ignite a cultural change in the Black community through their Cybersecurity education and career pipeline initiatives. BIC … Continue reading Blacks In Cybersecurity Makes History with Black Badge laden Capture The Flag Competition at DEF CON 29

AFRL Small Business

Air Force program hosts event focusing on Historically Black Colleges

Second annual virtual event expected to draw even more attendees DAYTON, OH—The Air Force will host its second annual Air Force Historically Black Colleges & Universities/Minority Serving Institutions (AF HBCU/MSI) … Continue reading Air Force program hosts event focusing on Historically Black Colleges

BITCON21

Blacks In Technology hosts the definitive conference to inspire, educate, and showcase Black tech excellence… because 3% is not enough

CLEVES, OH—Blacks In Technology (BIT) will be hosting BITCON 2021, a virtual conference, from October 13-15. BITCON will feature a variety of technology disciplines from cryptocurrency to cybersecurity, targeting IT practitioners, … Continue reading Blacks In Technology hosts the definitive conference to inspire, educate, and showcase Black tech excellence… because 3% is not enough

BDPA Welcomes Northwestern Mutual

MILWAUKEE, WI—BDPA would like to welcome Northwestern Mutual as a Gold Sponsor! This partnership is an opportunity to work with Northwestern Mutual to discover new insights and to create new … Continue reading BDPA Welcomes Northwestern Mutual

CSAF delivers powerful message in new Air Force commercial

By Master Sgt. Chance Babin, Air Force Recruiting Service Public Affairs JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Air Force Chief of Staff General CQ Brown, Jr. delivers a powerful message about … Continue reading CSAF delivers powerful message in new Air Force commercial

The Pentagon

Future of the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure Cloud Contract

PENTAGON—Today, the Department of Defense (DoD) canceled the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) Cloud solicitation and initiated contract termination procedures. The Department has determined that, due to evolving requirements, increased … Continue reading Future of the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure Cloud Contract

Patriots Technology Training Center Celebrates its Silver Anniversary

Award-Winning Youth STEM Program across the National Capital Region Reaches a 25-Year Milestone! SEAT PLEASANT, MD—Patriots Technology Training Center (PTTC) of Seat Pleasant, Maryland celebrated its 25th Anniversary Friday evening, … Continue reading Patriots Technology Training Center Celebrates its Silver Anniversary