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Coast Guard Hosts BDPA Students in new "Green" High-Tech HQ Facility


Washington--BDPA Student Members visit U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters 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, HSCC participants, and chaperons. Discover more...


BDPA Students discover new career paths for information technology and cyber security with internships and scholarhips opportunities along the way. Photo credit BDPA-DC | bdpatoday © 2014

Vice Admiral Manson Brown, Deputy Commandant for Mission Support, with U.S. Coast Guard executives and BDPA Student Members.

Industry and BDPA Members Attend Sea-Air-Space Expo


Washington--The Navy League hosted its annual Sea-Air-Space Expo (SAS2014) at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, near Washington, D.C. Sea-Air-Space is now the largest maritime exposition in the U.S. and continues as an invaluable extension of maritime policy education and sea service support for mission partners. BDPA expands its support networks with industry stakeholders for BDPA Members and Student Members during these events. Discover more...


HBCU/MI Project Office (HPO) and Host Chapter BDPA Members discuss internships and subcontracting opportunities with industry. Photo credit BDPA-DC | bdpatoday © 2014

(L-R) Charlie Williams, L-3 Communications; Hank Valentine, HPO; and Ben Skyles, PROSource360.


2014 Black Engineer of the Year


Stephanie Hill (third from the right), Lockheed Martin Corporation's President, Information Systems & Global Solutions Civil Product Line, was honored February 8, 2014, during the 28th Annual BEYA STEM Global Competitiveness Conference awards gala by her peers from all industry sectors as 2014's Black Engineer of the Year.

(L-R) Dr. Tyrone Taborn, Jean Hamilton, Stephanie Hill and her husband, with General Dennis L. Via, U.S. Army, and his wife Linda.

Photo: ©Career Communications Group 2014


Go behind the scenes at BEYA and regional BDPA meetings in your February edition of bdpatoday.


BDPA Detroit was our Host Chapter for the 2014 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS)


Detroit--Last month during NAIAS and 2014 International CES, BDPA Members were introduced to new automotive technologies presented by BDPA corporate sponsors General Motors and Cisco Systems. For all things tech and digital, visit our featured photo galleries on bdpatoday to discover more...


The legendary Camaro Z/28 is back
for the 2014 model year.


photo ©GM 2014

Go behind the scenes at CES and regional autoshows with BDPA in the January edition of bdpatoday.

Local BDPA HSCC Teammates Demo Apps During Awards Gala


Washington--Every January, qualified BDPA Student Members in the National Capital area are selected to train and compete for local, regional and National High School Computer Competition (HSCC) teams. Discover more...


Finalists Present Apps to DONCIO

photo by BDPA-DC | bdpatoday © 2013

(L-R) BDPA HSCC Student Members Beleicia Bullock, 2013 HSCC Co-Captain; Michael Wood; Mr. Lou Shack, BDPA-DC HSCC Program Director; Jonathan Legrant and Jerod Neal prepare apps for presentations. Seated (L-R) Mr. Keith Scott, FireEye, BDPA-DC 2013 Member of the Year and Mr. Terry Halvorsen, Navy CIO and 2013 Industry Keynote Presenter look on.

BDPA Southern Minnesota Regains HSCC Crown!


Washington--BDPA High School Computer Competition (HSCC) Student Members on BDPA's Southern Minnesota HSCC team won scholarships from Johnson & Johnson and HP Envy Tablets from National BDPA Platinum Sponsors upon capturing first place during National BDPA High School Computer Competition (HSCC) scholarship rounds. Discover more...


2013 HSCC Champions from BDPA Southern Minnesota receive tablet PCs from HP and scholarships from Johnson & Johnson. BDPA SMN has won 7 out of the last 9 HSCC championships.

photo by Charlie Perkins | bdpa © 2013

Indianapolis to Host 36th Tech & Career Expo

BDPA-Indy to host 36th Conference in 2014 National BDPA has selected Indianapolis, IN to host their 36th Annual National BDPA Technology Conference and Career Expo, August 5-9, 2014. Visit bdpa.org to sponsor events, participate as a speaker, volunteer, or pre-register. Select here to review previous conferences.

Local BDPA Chapters and The Microsoft Store

New Partners Rockin' IT & Gaming


Tech Journalists Wanted

Join Local Communications Teams With Your BDPA Chapter

Explore Big Data, Cyber, & STEM


Eli Lilly and Company a new Platinum Sponsor



Lilly The world's 10th largest pharmaceutical company is not only committed to creating life-saving medicines, but Eli Lilly and Company (Lilly) is also dedicated to 21st century IT industry leaders like the National BDPA (NBDPA). Lilly recently confirmed its $100,000 Platinum Level Corporate sponsorship for the 2014 National BDPA Conference & Career Fair hosted by National BDPA's Indianapolis Chapter next August.

National BDPA's Indianapolis Chapter will co-host NBDPA's 36th National BDPA Technology Conference and Career Expo at the J.W. Marriott, August 5 - 9, 2014.


HSCC, Arriving!

BDPA Launches Ensign Stevenson

Ensign Raven Stevenson, US Navy, salutes Gunnery Sergeant Ryan Claunch, US Marine Corps, during NROTC Commissioning ceremonies at Duke University, Friday, May 10, 2013. Ensign Stevenson is the first HSCC alumna from National BDPA to receive a Navy Commission. Follow our Social Media channels for related success stories and testimonials.
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About Us

Co-Founder's Interview on PTTV

Founded in 1975, National BDPA (NBDPA) has partnered with industry and academia to support technical workforce requirements. NBDPA's Washington, D.C. Chapter was founded in 1978 by Norman Mays. It was the third NBDPA Chapter to receive its charter to help locally bridge digital divides and broaden opportunities for underserved communities in IT and related technical fields of interest. BDPA-DC will celebrate its 35th Anniversary in 2013.

BDPA Charters Huntsville

Alabama has a new BDPA Chapter

Francisco Nunez | BDPA Student Member and HSCC Alumni

National BDPA Board members Theresa Williams, South Region Vice President (second from left) and Curtis Jenkins, National Vice President of Membership Management (third from left) presented BDPA's Huntsville Chapter President Mirie Westbrook a new BDPA Chapter Charter Certificate. BDPA Huntsville plans to host several Regional BDPA Conferences with NASA, Army Materiel Command (AMC), and the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) for small busineses and HBCU/MIs.