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Know how to read a map? Industry prepares for April’s GPS Rollover event

WASHINGTON—The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a global public service provided by the U.S. government. On April 6, 2019, there will be an event affecting the electric transmission and distribution … Continue reading Know how to read a map? Industry prepares for April’s GPS Rollover event

FAA Statement on Boeing 737 Max

WASHINGTON—Federal Aviation Administration The FAA is ordering the temporary grounding of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft (PDF) operated by U.S. airlines or in U.S. territory. The agency made this decision as a result of … Continue reading FAA Statement on Boeing 737 Max

APL’s Chief of Intelligent Systems Weighs in on Artificial Intelligence

BALTIMORE, MD—As chief of the Intelligent Systems Center at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), in Laurel, Maryland, Ashley Llorens is at the nexus of efforts to develop a technology … Continue reading APL’s Chief of Intelligent Systems Weighs in on Artificial Intelligence

Senator Warren’s plan for “Platform Utilities” could down-size tech giants Amazon, Facebook, and Google

WASHINGTON — In her blog post written Friday of this week, “Here’s how we can break up Big Tech”, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), calls for breaking apart certain components of … Continue reading Senator Warren’s plan for “Platform Utilities” could down-size tech giants Amazon, Facebook, and Google

Comcast Buys AI-Based Cyber Tech Developer BluVector

PHILADELPHIA, PA—Comcast has purchased Arlington, Va.-based cybersecurity firm BluVector for an undisclosed sum. BluVector develops and provides platforms based on artificial intelligence and machine learning designed to help government agencies and companies detect … Continue reading Comcast Buys AI-Based Cyber Tech Developer BluVector

03.01.19 — 03.31.19 | Women’s History Month

Where are they now — who remembers BDPA’s young coder and 2009 High School Coding Competition (HSCC) alumna from South Carolina who won a full Naval ROTC Scholarship to Duke … Continue reading 03.01.19 — 03.31.19 | Women’s History Month

IBM elects Admiral Michelle J. Howard to its Board of Directors

IBM elects Admiral Howard to its Board of Directors

NIST Reports on Computer Systems Technology

WASHINGTON—The Information Technology Laboratory (ITL) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) promotes the U.S. economy and public welfare by providing technical leadership for the Nation’s measurement and … Continue reading NIST Reports on Computer Systems Technology

Accelerating America’s Leadership in Artificial Intelligence

“Continued American leadership in Artificial Intelligence is of paramount importance to maintaining the economic and national security of the United States.” President Donald J. Trump WHITE HOUSE (02.11.19) — In his … Continue reading Accelerating America’s Leadership in Artificial Intelligence

2019 Black Engineer of the Year Awards and Conference

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Career Communications Group (CCG), producer of the BEYA STEM Conference, an annual event hosted by CCG’s Black Engineer magazine, announced Anthony “Tony” Mitchell (right) as the 33rd Black Engineer … Continue reading 2019 Black Engineer of the Year Awards and Conference

02.01.19 — 02.28.19 | Black History Month

Where are they now — who remembers BDPA’s young coder and 2009 High School Coding Competition (HSCC) alumna from South Carolina who won a full Naval ROTC Scholarship to Duke … Continue reading 02.01.19 — 02.28.19 | Black History Month

What is Quantum Computing?

bdpatoday — According to IBM’s Think Academy, quantum computing has the potential to solve some of the world’s most complex problems. So how are quantum computers different from traditional computers and … Continue reading What is Quantum Computing?