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Top Coders from the National Capital Region Earn Checkered Flag at Indy! 

Indianapolis, IN – August 9, 2014—Regional High School Computer Competition (HSCC) Champions from the National Capital Region, BDPA-DC, and BDPA NoVA competed with other top coders from across America during the National High School Computer Competition's scholarship rounds at the JW Marriott Indianapolis during the National BDPA (NBDPA) Technology Conference.

The nation’s top five HSCC teams for 2014 are Washington (DC), Greater Columbia (SC), Southern Minnesota (MN), Atlanta (GA), and Cincinnati (OH). National HSCC Scholarship rounds include information and communication technology (ICT) theory question and answer sessions with industry trivia or current events, application design, development, and test sessions upon receiving real-world desktop or mobile app requirements, followed by oral presentations with technical demonstrations to industry panels judges, sponsors, hiring managers, or technical recruiters.

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Regional stakeholders provide financial support, in-kind services, volunteers, keynote speakers, industry panelists, competition judges, and role models enabling local HSCC and IT Showcase teams embrace technology, travel to technology conferences such as BDPA14 in Indianapolis 
to compete for scholarships, and tour corporate technology centers and headquarters venues within the region.  

This year’s corporate engagements from industry and BDPA’s local mission partners include the following. BAE Systems, bdpatoday, Best Buy, Bowie State University, Cape Fear Productions, Capitol College, Concur, DC Chamber of Commerce, DC Courts, FireEye,, Honesty Gourmet, H.O.P.E. DMV, Howard University, HP, IHOP, Joint Educational Facilities (JEF), Lighthouse Limousines, Lindsay Cadillac, Lindsay Lexus, Maryland Cyber, Microsoft, Microsoft Store, Morton Media, National BDPA, National Naval Officers Association (NNOA), Northrop Grumman, Oracle, Patriots Technology Training Center (PTTC), Pepco, Prince Georges Community College (PGCC), Ross Technologies ,Inc. (RTGX), SiriusXM Satellite Radio, Splunk, United States Air Force, United States Coast Guard, United States Navy, YMCA of Metropolitan Washington and other Defense agencies.

National BDPA and BDPA Chapter cities across the United States celebrate NBDPA's 40th Anniversary in 2015. The District of Columbia and NBDPA's Washington, D.C. Chapter  will host an International Technology Conference & Career Expo at the Washington Hilton next year, August 18-23, 2015. 

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The mission of BDPA (formerly Black Data Processing Associates) is to bridge cybersecurity, information technology (IT) and telecommunications competency gaps in urban and underserved communities. Local chapter goals in the National Capital Region (NCR) are to provide technology and IT training programs with educational outreach services for professionals and youth in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area in direct support of technology inclusion (TECH-Inclusion) initiatives, next-generation workforce (NGWF) thrusts, and regional economic development.

Regional BDPA Chapters and BDPA Chapter Interest Groups (CIGs) also work with information communication and technology (ICT) industry partners to develop workforce pipelines in the National Capital Region (NCR). Regional and local efforts directly support the President's CNCI (Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative), federal agency ICT staffing requirements, and public sector ICT pipelines.

Founded in 1978, BDPA-DC is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

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Regional "Brackets" Set for 2014 HSCC 'Road to Indy'

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WASHINGTON--On Saturday morning, June 14, 2014, BDPA Student Members, Parents, Chaperons, and Industry Executives ventured out to Bowie State University for BDPA's 2014 Regional TECH Summit, IT Showcase, High School Computer Competition (HSCC), and APBI (Advance Program Briefing to Industry.) 

Every spring, BDPA Chapters co-host regional Industry Days, annual APBIs, and Industry forecasts, with HBCU/MIs, Government Agencies, and Industry stakeholders. Professional networking receptions and mixers launching 2014's Regional TECH Summit week were co-sponsored this year by SiriusXM Satellite Radio, Lindsay Cadillac, Lindsay Lexus, and The Microsoft Store.

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 edition features DOD's new Acting CIO, Mr. Terry Halvorsen. Articles include a public sector GPS Advance Program Briefing to Industry (APBI) from DARPA with related tech industry updates for state and local municipalities--big data, telematics, cloud computing, and license-plate recognition (LPR) as a service.

Local BDPA Chapters are now accepting industry news, career articles, events, new product advertising and the latest career advertisements for the September 2014 (Annual Legislative Conference) edition. Organization, agency, and corporate advertising rates  for web banners, television commercials, print and social media are available for BDPA Sponsors and ICT Industry stakeholders. 

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BDPA Students Conduct Tour of New Coast Guard Headquarters

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BDPA Student Members and Journalism Students recently conducted a tour of the new U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters (CGHQ) in Washington, D.C. with local BDPA Chapters and bdpatoday’s  Popular Technology TV (PTTV) crew. Vice Admiral Manson Brown , a District of Columbia native, provided keynote remarks to BDPA Student Members, High-School Computer Competition (HSCC) participants, and chaperons. VADM Brown is the U.S. Coast Guard’s Deputy Commandant for Mission Support.

Attendees were made aware of a new environmentally sustainable green roof design for the entire CGHQ complex facility currently represents one of the most ambitious green roofs ever constructed within the United States. Moreover, U.S. Coast Guard command, control communications, computers, information technology (C4IT) systems, electronic security systems, and audio/visual conference systems are seamlessly integrated into the new building’s design.

During the chapter’s Advance Planning Briefing for Interns (APBi) session, attendees quickly discovered qualified students may earn up to $3600 per month as a junior or senior in college with full U.S. Coast Guard scholarships while attending Historically Black Colleges or Universities (HBCU’s) and Minority Serving Institutions.    

Ms. Donna Walker-Ross, Coast Guard’s Office of Diversity & Inclusion and Ms. Carla Grantham of the Coast Guard’s Human Resources Liaison office, were event coordinators and Mistress of Ceremonies respectively.

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