Top 25 Tech Stories from 2020

WASHINGTON ―The wait is finally over for the very end of 2020. The latest lists from Industry of top stories in tech, cyber, and STEM likely will loom much larger in … Continue reading Top 25 Tech Stories from 2020

STEM NOLA Receives Nearly $3M Department of Defense Grant to Expand STEM Education

Multimillion Dollar Grant Will Extend STEM Programs to U.S. Military Families, Low Income Students of Color And Underrepresented Communities NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ ― STEM NOLA has received a $2.79 million dollar grant … Continue reading STEM NOLA Receives Nearly $3M Department of Defense Grant to Expand STEM Education

General Brown formally installed as 22nd Air Force Chief of Staff

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. (AFNS)―proclaiming himself “proud, yet humbled,” General Charles Q. Brown, Jr. was officially installed August 6, 2020 as the Air Force’s 22nd Chief of Staff (CSAF), becoming … Continue reading General Brown formally installed as 22nd Air Force Chief of Staff

GM executive Telva McGruder promoted as automotive giant’s tech-inclusion missions rapidly evolve

DETROIT, MI (BDPA Detroit) ― General Motors Company (GM), welcomes Telva McGruder as their new Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer. In a recent statement, the global automotive corporation looks … Continue reading GM executive Telva McGruder promoted as automotive giant’s tech-inclusion missions rapidly evolve

Congress Hosts HBCU Leaders for Event on Education, R&D, and Prosperity

WASHINGTON — Representative Mark Walker (R-N.C.) hosted the fourth annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Fly-In event with U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.)  This annual Fly-In represented nearly 40 … Continue reading Congress Hosts HBCU Leaders for Event on Education, R&D, and Prosperity

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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$​’​

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

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

General Dynamics to Acquire CSRA for $9.6 Billion

FALLS CHURCH, VA — General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) and CSRA (NYSE: CSRA) announced February 12, 2018 they have entered into a definitive agreement under which General Dynamics will acquire all … Continue reading General Dynamics to Acquire CSRA for $9.6 Billion

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

DIA Director appointed new Deputy Commander for U.S. Cyber Command

PENTAGON — Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis announced that one of the president’s general officer assignment nominations on 19 JUNE 2017 is Marine Corps Lieutenant General Vincent R. Stewart for appointment … Continue reading DIA Director appointed new Deputy Commander for U.S. Cyber Command