The U.S. Spent $2.2 Million on a Cybersecurity System That Wasn’t Implemented — and Might Have Stopped a Major Hack

ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. NEW YORK—As America struggles to assess the damage from the devastating SolarWinds cyberattack discovered in December, ProPublica … Continue reading The U.S. Spent $2.2 Million on a Cybersecurity System That Wasn’t Implemented — and Might Have Stopped a Major Hack

Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee Investigation Reveals Digital Economy Highly Concentrated, Impacted By Monopoly Power

WASHINGTON—The House Judiciary Committee’s Antitrust Subcommittee released the findings of its more than 16-month long investigation into the state of competition in the digital economy, especially the challenges presented by the dominance of Apple, Amazon, Google, and Facebook and their … Continue reading Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee Investigation Reveals Digital Economy Highly Concentrated, Impacted By Monopoly Power

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40-Year milestones marked by celebrations with Small Business, Academia, and Public Sector Executives

WASHINGTON, D.C. — BDPA Members, ICT Industry Mission-Partners, and Small Business executives visited Samsung’s Solutions Center during a 40th anniversary celebration and Holiday Soirée at 700 Penn in Washington, D.C. This season’s theme, “Innovation Beyond 5G“, was coined to welcome … Continue reading 40-Year milestones marked by celebrations with Small Business, Academia, and Public Sector Executives

CBC TECH 2020 delegation visits Silicon Valley

WASHINGTON—Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Diversity Task Force Co-Chairs Representatives G. K. Butterfield (NC) and Barbara Lee (CA) welcomed Representative Maxine Waters (CA), Ranking Member of the Financial Services Committee and Representative Gregory Meeks (NY), also a member of the committee, … Continue reading CBC TECH 2020 delegation visits Silicon Valley

Tech Association announces Earth Day Summit

WASHINGTON, D.C. (bdpatoday.com) — BDPA of Greater Washington, D.C. (BDPA-DC), an information and communications technology (ICT) local trade association, announces an Earth Day themed technology and cyber career summit for College, Community College, Vocational Technology, and High School students to … Continue reading Tech Association announces Earth Day Summit

TECH & The Trump Presidency

Markets think a ‘Trillion-dollar’ technology and infrastructure stimulus may be imminent WASHINGTON (bdpatoday)—President-elect Trump’s victory signaled widespread uncertainty and discontent surrounding economic opportunities, something which CNBC states several technology executives recently suggested their technology eventually will help to address. For example, leaders … Continue reading TECH & The Trump Presidency

Congress confirms Carla Hayden as 14th Librarian of Congress

First woman and first African American to head Library of Congress WASHINGTON—On Wednesday, July 13, 2016, the U.S. Senate confirmed President Obama’s nominee for Librarian of Congress, Carla Hayden, by a vote of 74-18. Along with being the first woman … Continue reading Congress confirms Carla Hayden as 14th Librarian of Congress

Privacy vs. Security – Tech Giants and Feds Weigh In

Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft Back Apple in Court Fight Over Encryption SAN FRANCISCO, CA – RE/Code reports some of Apple’s fiercest technology rivals have sided with the Cupertino company in its court fight over encryption. A Who’s Who of the … Continue reading Privacy vs. Security – Tech Giants and Feds Weigh In

The Federal Government is hiring Innovation Specialists

So you want to join 18F? Mission 18F is a civic consultancy for the government, inside the government, working with agencies to rapidly deploy tools and services that are easy to use, cost efficient, and reusable. Their goal is to … Continue reading The Federal Government is hiring Innovation Specialists