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)

JEDI DOD Project

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

Let’s Talk STEM

TOWSON, MD — The Fisher College of Science and Mathematics, home to a variety of programs especially designed for Towson University students studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and STEM education, hosted this semester’s … Continue reading Let’s Talk STEM

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

IBM elects Admiral Howard to its Board of Directors

CES 2019 unveils Industry’s latest transformative technologies

LAS VEGAS, NV — CES® 2019 opened this week, unveiling the latest transformative technologies that will redefine industries. LG Electronics President and CTO Dr. I.P. Park kicked off the first … Continue reading CES 2019 unveils Industry’s latest transformative technologies

Amazon Selects New York City and Northern Virginia for New Headquarters

Amazon Selects New York City and Northern Virginia for New Headquarters

Meet the Corps’ New CIO

PENTAGON — On 10 April 2018, the Defense Department announced U.S. Marine Corps Colonel Lorna M. Mahlock’s  nomination for appointment to the rank of Brigadier General.  Mahlock was serving as the … Continue reading Meet the Corps’ New CIO

President Elevates U.S. Cyber Command to Unified Combatant Command

WASHINGTON — At the direction of the president, the Defense Department today (18 AUG 17) initiated the process to elevate U.S. Cyber Command to a unified combatant command (UCC). “This new unified … Continue reading President Elevates U.S. Cyber Command to Unified Combatant Command