U.S. Senate confirms new Air Force Chief of Staff with a unanimous historic vote

WASHINGTON―General Charles Q. Brown, Jr. will become the first black service member to lead an American military branch after lawmakers on Tuesday voted to make him the Air Force’s 22nd … Continue reading U.S. Senate confirms new Air Force Chief of Staff with a unanimous historic vote

Captain Lucinda Cunningham, USCG Cyber Exec, Retires

WASHINGTON — The Commandant of the Coast Guard, Admiral Karl Schultz, presided over a retirement ceremony on Thursday, 21 May 2020, for Captain Lucinda Cunningham, United States Coast Guard. CAPT … Continue reading Captain Lucinda Cunningham, USCG Cyber Exec, Retires

A Miracle out of Mayhem: 51,000 parents and children in Detroit get laptops and free Internet access

DETROIT, MI (NAACP Detroit) – Today it was announced that 51,000 Detroit school children and their parents will have access to laptops and the internet. A few weeks ago, this … Continue reading A Miracle out of Mayhem: 51,000 parents and children in Detroit get laptops and free Internet access

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

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

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

Energy sector braces for ‘Black Swan’ Cyber Attacks and Power Grid outages

WASHINGTON — The North American Electric Reliability (NERC) hosted GridEx V this week. The annual Grid Security Exercise (GridEx) is an opportunity for utilities to demonstrate how they would respond … Continue reading Energy sector braces for ‘Black Swan’ Cyber Attacks and Power Grid outages

A Veterans Day Tribute

This special edition Veterans Day Weekend sizzle reel salutes BDPA’s Veterans with a few highlights of key milestones and marquee events featuring senior Pentagon officials, BDPA Veterans, and mission success … Continue reading A Veterans Day Tribute

Tech ‘Team Mom’ is 2019’s Member of the Year

2019 Member of The Year (BDPA-DC)

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Microsoft wins Pentagon’s $10 Billion JEDI contract

WASHINGTON — When the dust settles, FCW reports Microsoft could be the cloud provider of choice for the Pentagon for years to come. The Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract … Continue reading Microsoft wins Pentagon’s $10 Billion JEDI contract

Next Generation Digerati are no strangers to ‘Hidden Figure$​’​

Annual IT Summit in D.C. Broadens Tech-Inclusion and Community Outreach WASHINGTON — Helping Other People Excel. Now in its tenth year, H.O.P.E. Project DMV (HOPE) has successfully developed a proven approach … Continue reading Next Generation Digerati are no strangers to ‘Hidden Figure$​’​

Cyber Students attend Youth Conference of Network Defenders

COLUMBIA, MD — Student Members from National BDPA’s Baltimore, MD and Washington, D.C. Chapters attended a regional Youth Conference of Network Defenders (Y-CND) with other area students at DreamPort, a … Continue reading Cyber Students attend Youth Conference of Network Defenders