Amazon’s Future Engineer Program funds High School Computer Science Courses

Jeff Bezos visits Dunbar High School in Washington,D.C. Amazon launches Future Engineer Program

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$​’​

Teachers: Ready for a new school year with NOAA

WASHINGTON, D.C. — For the new school year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)  welcomes teachers and students back to school this fall. For those interested in bringing more … Continue reading Teachers: Ready for a new school year with NOAA

Johnson & Johnson executive to chair National BDPA’s Education and Technology Foundation

ATLANTA, GA—National BDPA’s Education and Technology Foundation (BETF) today named Larry Jones its new Chairman. Jones succeeds Earl A. Pace, Jr., Co-Founder of National BDPA. Jones, a Johnson & Johnson executive,  … Continue reading Johnson & Johnson executive to chair National BDPA’s Education and Technology Foundation

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

Coders discuss models and forecasts with NOAA during annual Earth Day Tech Summit

WASHINGTON—BDPA’s annual Earth Day Tech Summit, #CyberEarth19, was presented in Washington, D.C. to Industry, BDPA Members, Student Members, parents, and regional high school coding competition (HSCC) team leaders (cover photo) … Continue reading Coders discuss models and forecasts with NOAA during annual Earth Day Tech Summit

Experts: Collaboration Needed to Diversify Tech Workforce

by Dr. LaMont Jones WASHINGTON – America’s tech industry needs greater diversity, equity and inclusion, and achieving those goals depends in large part on the ability of educational institutions, governments, … Continue reading Experts: Collaboration Needed to Diversify Tech Workforce

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In Atlanta—BlackTech and entrepreneurs across the U.S. lead part of new migration South

ATLANTA—Today, African-Americans are reversing their great migrations, abandoning false promises from U.S. technology hubs in the West, Northwest, and Northeast to reclaim cities in the South. In an article released … Continue reading In Atlanta—BlackTech and entrepreneurs across the U.S. lead part of new migration South

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