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SAM’S CLUB NAMES HBCU   ALUMNA AS NEW CEO   Rosalind Brewer Promoted to       President and CEOBentonville, Ark—As it appr...
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  1. 1. Black Family Technology Awareness Week February 2012 02.12 | Volume 37.02 bdpatoday BEYA: Philadelphia Hosts 2012 BEYA STEM Conference Featured Site opportunities, African Americans RedTa org have played a significant role in U.S. military history over the pastAnnual National BDPA Technology “Rise Above” 300 years. They were denied Conference and Career Expo military leadership roles and BALTIMORE, MARYLAND The Commemorative Air skilled training because many August 1-4, 2012 Force (CAF) Red Tail believed they lacked qualifications Squadron is an IRS 501(c)(3) for combat duty. Before 1940, not for profit organization African Americans were barred operating today as part of from flying for the U.S. military. the CAF. Civil rights organizations and Contributions donated to the CAF Red Tail the black press exerted pressure Squadron are used by the CAF for their that resulted in the formation of an all African- community education and aviation outreach American pursuit squadron based in Tuskegee, programs in efforts to educate and inspire Alabama, in 1941. They became known as the young people with the lessons and rich Tuskegee Airmen. heritage of the Tuskegee Airmen. The CAF’s mission is to preserve and share the Endorsement of CAF activities by original legacy of the Tuskegee Airman–Americas’ first Tuskegee Airmen, members of Tuskegee Black military pilots and crew members. Airmen, Inc. or their family members should The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Red Tail not be considered to be an endorsement by Squadron, and the RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. are not affiliated with the Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. Previously, in spite of adversity and limited Source: CAF Red Tail Squadron bt
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  3. 3. NBDPA Conference Call & Early Bird RegistrationNATIONAL BDPA CO-FOUNDEREarl A. Pace, Jr.NBDPA PRESIDENTMonique F. BerryNBDPA VICE PRESIDENTDr. Craig BrownNBDPA VICE PRESIDENTFINANCELoraine StewartNBDPA VICE PRESIDENTNORTH REGIONFrederick Smith, Jr.NBDPA VICE PRESIDENTSOUTH REGIONTeresa WilliamsNBDPA VICE PRESIDENTSTRATEGY & PLANNINGPamela SextonNBDPA VICE PRESIDENTMEMBERSHIP MANAGAMENTChad WhiteNBDPA VICE PRESIDENTMEMBERSHIP SERVICESAllison Aheart Haymore IT BRACKETOLOGY | Sponsor local BDPA Chapters, HSCC Teams, and ITSC Schools Our early bird registration campaign is underway and is now open for 2012 IT, Cyber, and STEMOUTSIDE DIRECTORS professionals and educators to attend the National BDPA Technology Conference, Career Expo, ITWilliam Flowers Showcase (ITSC,) and the National High School Computer Competition (HSCC) ChampionshipJesse Mathews round. NBDPA Conference Headquarters is the Hilton Baltimore, in Baltimore Maryland from August 1-4, 2012. During this year’s events, attendees are encouraged to discover newBDPA EDUCATION & technological advances across all industry segments and evaluate exciting career opportunitiesTECHNOLOGY FOUNDATION with new degrees, Industry certifications, or security clearances. For sponsorship, exhibitingR. Wayne Hicks opportunities, and pre-registration, visit Director BDPA, formerly known as Black Data Processing Associates, was founded in 1975 to promote professional growth and technical development to those in or entering information and communications technology (ICT) career fields and related industries. National BDPA (NBDPA) Chapters publish quarterly or monthly newsletters. For newsletter or web portal advertising rates, publication schedules, online calendars, and e- newsletters, contact regional or local BDPA Chapters by visiting or by calling 1.800.727.2372 (BDPA). bdpatoday (ISSN 1946-1429) is published by participating Local Chapters of NBDPA with their respective chapter Communications Committees, mailed to BDPA members, BDPA corporate sponsors and electronically delivered to BDPA Chapters and Chapter Interest Groups (CIGs) as a benefit of membership. First Class and Periodicals postage paid at Washington, D.C. and additional regional mailing offices. Unless otherwise noted by own copyright, art and graphics ©NBDPA, ©BDPA-DC, ©Corbis, ©Getty Images, and ©JupiterImagesTM. Cover graphics, photos and logos: BDPA-DC and bdpatoday. bdpatoday is available for immediate online publishing of ICT industry, chapter news, and community IT, Cyber, and STEM events. Forward advertisements, articles, calendar of events, or images with captions and credits to: Readers also may use NBDPA Groupsite calendars, enhanced by to review local events or visit Following us on NBDPA social media web sites does not constitute an endorsement. Contributor opinions are not necessarily those of NBDPA. bdpatoday Page 3
  4. 4. Photo courtesy Wal-Mart 7 Photo courtesy World Wide Technology, Inc. 8 18 US Air Force Photo INDUSTRY NEWS 7 Wal-Mart names Rosalind Brewer, a Spelman College alumna, its new CEO of Sam’s Clubs COVER STORY 8 World Wide Technology, Inc. Chairman, David Steward, named Black Engineer of the Year Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA) and STEM 10 2012: BEYA Winners Technology leaders will convene February 16-18, 2012 at the Philadelphia Convention Center and Philadelphia Marriott Downtown in Philadelphia, PA to recognize their industry’s peers. Each will be acknowledged for career achievements and their efforts in strengthening STEM pipelines. 13 Donna Brazile to Keynote this Month’s National IT Executive Awards The ITSMF and HITEC 8th Annual IT Executive Achievement Awards Ceremony will be held in Washington, D.C. next month. The awards ceremony attracts approximately 500 corporate, government, and trade association executives with invited guests. 17 PUBLIC SECTOR FEATURE Government Relations: .gov 17 Upcoming ICT Industry Events NBDPA Event Calendar 18 Rising Stars: STEM-IC History in the Making IT and Engineering Professionals to support Asia-Pacific defense cooperation and cyber space domain 20 Great Moments in BDPA History – Continue the journey this August in Baltimore! Your National BDPA Technology Conference, Career Expo, IT Showcase, and National High School Computer Competition (HSCC) championship rounds begin August 1-4, 2012. BDPA Baltimore is our host chapter for National BDPA Conference events and scholarship awards. bdpatoday Page 4
  5. 5. President’s MessageDear Members, This is a very exciting time to be a member of NBDPA. As we continue to increase the value proposition foryou, we are focused on accomplishing three main goals in the coming year: • Helping YOU to set yourself up for success • Helping YOU to land and/or keep that new job or career assignment • Helping YOU to feel more secure and well-connected as an IT professional at the top of your gameOn February 18th, we kick off Career Triage© a live webinarseries. If your career is in the emergency room, you needCareer Triage©! This is a fast-paced/action-provoking 21stCentury look at how to revive a stalled career presented bycareer coach, Janice Coleman, President and CEO, JaniceColeman Corporation (formerly with Right Management, aworld leader in career transition services.) Career Triage©includes: • Resume Rescue © - Tips on strengthening your resume to market yourself more effectively • Interview Infusion © - Strategies on effective interviewing skills ©bdpatoday • Networking Nutrition © - Techniques on developing and (Left) Rear Admiral Gretchen Herbert, Commander, Navy leveraging relationships for job seekers Cyber Forces, with National BDPA President Monique F. Berry (right) during a 2011 Regional BDPA Conference. Next month we launch our Winter Regional Leadership Conference in Baltimore, Maryland with an executivereception for local and small businesses, secondary and post secondary educators, executives, government officialsand corporate sponsors. We encourage members to help introduce NBDPA and the National TechnologyConference to our host community BEFORE we arrive in Baltimore next August. Our goal is to garner support,sponsorships, and incentivize participation in local communities in an effort to have a very successful conferencewith local participation. The weekend continues with the National Board of Directors Meeting and LeadershipTraining Workshops. Members and chapter officers are invited to attend. Registration information will be posted onyour National BDPA calendar. NBDPA’s Hartford, Hampton Roads, Houston and Greater Birmingham chapters are now prepped and wellpositioned to return on-line this quarter. Vice President of Membership Management, Chad White and each of ourRegional Directors are diligently working with local leadership to assist when needed. February is Black History month and toward this end, BDPA Chapters across the country will conduct variousBlack Family Technology Awareness Week (BFTAW) activities from Sunday, February 12 through Sunday,February 19. Check your Chapter’s local calendar for related events near you. I will host a special BFTAW activitywith NBDPA’s Philadelphia Chapter during the 2012 Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA) STEM Conferenceon Saturday, February 19th at the Philadelphia Marriott. I look forward to NBDPA reaching greater heights in advancing African Americans in all information andcommunication technology (ICT) industries. I know that each and every one of you will do your share byvolunteering with local Chapters or at the National level, donating to our scholarship fund, and encouraging yourpeers to join this great organization. Please enjoy this issue and read my blog to discover more about NBDPA.Warm wishes,Monique F. Berry bdpatoday Page 6 www.bdpatoday.orgNational President
  6. 6. SAM’S CLUB NAMES HBCU ALUMNA AS NEW CEO Rosalind Brewer Promoted to President and CEOBentonville, Ark—As it approaches itsnew fiscal year, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.(NYSE: WMT) last month announced anumber of changes across thebusiness, drawing on a deep bench ofinternal talent."We are very intentional aboutdeveloping talent to meet the needs ofour rapidly growing businessworldwide," said Walmart Presidentand CEO Mike Duke. "The promotionswe are announcing today are clear Photo credit: © Walmartevidence that our succession and and retailer. She has strong strategic, around the community,” Brewer development programs analytical and operational skills and “We’re going to be bringing the firstwork, and that we have highly talented, has successfully managed a large and Walmart into the Atlanta Universitywell-rounded and experienced complex business. Ive also been (AU) Center, and it should open in thebusiness leaders ready to step into struck by Rozs servant leadership spring. That’s been a personal projectlarger roles when the opportunities when I have visited stores with her. of mine to build commerce around thearise." She always lets her team do the AU Center in a positive, constructive talking, with her focus being on how to way so that we have a plan.”Sams Club past President and CEO better support their needs."Brian Cornell, 52, recently informed Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. servesthe company that he and his wife Prior to Walmart, Brewer worked for customers and members more thanwould like to move back to the Kimberly-Clark, progressing through 200 million times per week at overNortheast for family reasons. various positions and eventually 10,000 retail units under 69 different becoming president of a key business banners in 28 countries. With FY11With his departure, Rosalind G. sector in 2004. She is a director of the sales of $419 billion, Walmart employsBrewer, 49, was promoted to president Lockheed Martin Corporation 2.2 million associates worldwide.and CEO of Sams Club, reporting to (NYSE:LMT) and currently serves as Walmart continues to be a leader inDuke, effective Feb. 1. Brewer, a 1984 Chair of the Board of Trustees at her sustainability, technology, corporateSpelman College graduate, was most alma mater Spelman College. She was philanthropy and employmentrecently president of the Walmart U.S. also selected one of the Most Powerful opportunity. Walmart is a global leadereast business unit, where she was Women in Business by Fortune in technology systems integratingresponsible for more than $100 billion Magazine in 2010 and 2011. stores and clubs, supply chains,in annual revenue, representing almost merchandising and enterprise1,600 stores and more than 500,000 Last semester, Brewer shared her platforms. btassociates. Brewer was also the first vision for Spelman which is to help the _______________________________________chairperson of the Walmart Presidents College so that all students develop Atlanta University (AU) Center member institutions include: Clark Atlanta University,Council of Global Women Leaders. and maintain a global mindset. Her Morehouse College, Morehouse School of second vision she has is an improved Medicine, and Spelman College. They share a"Roz came to us with an outstanding physical infrastructure. She hopes that common mission as members of thebackground in consumer packaged Spelman get to the point where it can Consortium to provide quality education for African Americans and other students ofgoods more than five years ago," said update its technology infrastructure diversity. For local IT, CS-STEM careers, orDuke. "During that time I have seen and then its physical plant. “We have to internship information, renew with or joinher develop into a talented merchant really focus on what’s going to happen BDPA’s Atlanta Chapter ► . bdpatoday Page 7
  7. 7. COVER STORY 2012 Black Engineer of the Year STEM Conference | Philadelphia, PA National Conference to address STEM CHALLENGE: Top Technology Leaders to be RecognizedBaltimore, MD—Workforce leaders in industry, education, government, andprofessionals and students in science, technology, engineering and math 2012 BEYA Winners(STEM) fields will meet in Philadelphia at the annual Black Engineer of the Source: Career Communications Group, Inc.Year (BEYA) STEM Conference to address the challenges of recruitmentand retention in STEM and promote opportunities in technical and scientificcareers. ► BLACK ENGINEER OF THE YEAR David StewardBEYA is the nation’s largest annual gathering of STEM professionals and Chairman of the Boardleaders committed to increasing the percentage of underrepresented World Wide Technology, Inc.communities in the technology workforce. The twenty-sixth annualconference is hosted by the Council of Engineering Deans of the Historically ► CAREER ACHIVEMENT - GOVERNMENTBlack Colleges and Universities, aerospace giant, Lockheed MartinCorporation, and US Black Engineer & Information Technology (USBE&IT)magazine. Henry Dulaney Chief of Engineering and Construction DivisionAccording to USBE&IT magazine Publisher and BEYA Chairman Tyrone U.S. Army Corps of EngineersTaborn, “The need for this initiative is more important than ever. Educationis key to American competitiveness, and our nation is falling behind. That’s William Makell, Jr.why leading military officers, U.S. government officials, and Fortune 500 Ethnic Policy Advisorexecutives have committed to addressing this crisis by attending and U.S. Coast Guardsupporting the national conference to strengthen the STEM pipeline.” ► CAREER ACHIEVEMENT - INDUSTRYTaborn also pointed out that, “Fewer young people are selecting STEMstudy paths as the global demand for technological workers increases. To Leo Mackay, Jr.keep engineering and scientific jobs in the United States, and ensure Vice President, Ethics and BusinessAmerica maintains her leadership, we need to inspire a new generation of ConductAmericans to pursue STEM careers. One way to do so is to spotlight Lockheed Martin Corporationsuccessful role models already in these fields.” Christopher T. Jones, Ph.D.The BEYA STEM Conference—which is scheduled this month, February Senior Vice President & General Manager Integrated Logistics and Modernization16-18, 2012 at the Philadelphia Convention Center and Philadelphia DivisionMarriott Downtown in Philadelphia, PA.—will recognize a number of Northrop Grumman Corporationtechnology leaders who will be acknowledged for their career achievementsand their efforts in strengthening the STEM pipeline. Among them is David ► COLLEGE-LEVEL PROMOTION OFL. Steward, the chairman and founder of World Wide Technology, Inc., EDUCATIONone of the largest African-American-owned technology businesses in theAmericas. Michael Burns Admission Minority OfficerAbout Black Engineer of the Year STEM Conference United States Military Academy U.S. ArmyThe annual BEYA STEM Conference is hosted by US Black Engineer &Information Technology magazine, the Council of Engineering Deans of the ► COMMUNITY SERVICEHistorically Black Colleges and Universities, and Lockheed MartinCorporation. This three-day national event brings together students, college Danielle Hillardadministrators, recruiters, engineering and IT professionals, scientists, and Project Managerhigh-level decision-makers from the corporate, government, and military The Johns Hopkins University Appliedcommunities, in an effort to broaden diversity in this countrys technical and Physics Laboratoryscientific workforce. bt See 2012 BEYA Winners, continued on page 10 bdpatoday Page 8
  8. 8. 2012 BEYA Winners | continued from page 8CORPORATE PROMOTION OF Melvin Greer Douglas AshEDUCATION Senior Fellow/Chief Strategist Cloud Vice President, IT Programs - ChiefYolanda Murphy Computing Information OfficerManager, Media Relations Lockheed Martin Corporation Lockheed Martin CorporationNorthrop Grumman Corporation Wayne E. BrownENTREPRENEURIAL LEADERSHIP PIONEER AWARD DirectorRobert Wallace James A. Bell The Boeing CompanyPresident/CEO/Founder Executive Vice President/CorporateBITHGroup Technologies, Inc. President and Chief Financial Officer Abe Bushra The Boeing Company Director, Threat Systems EngineeringGEM OUTSTANDING YOUNG ALUMNUS Missile Defense AgencyDiona Chenier PRESIDENTS AWARDMulti-disciplined Engineer Raynard Durham Hugh ButlerNorthrop Grumman Corporation Vehicle Line Executive Division Director, Business Management Chrysler Group LLC Navigation SystemsK-12 PROMOTION OF EDUCATION Northrop Grumman CorporationMary Marie Hamlett PROFESIIONAL ACHIEVEMENT –Physical Sciences Teacher GOVERNMENT Yvette BrettHalifax County School System Anthony P. Mitchell Senior Project Manager Commander/Officer in Charge, Iraq Area CH2M Hill OfficeLIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT U.S. Army Corps of EngineersKelvin Mason Kami CarterChief Information Officer ChemistGulfstream, A General Dynamics Company Stephanie Bush-Goddard Naval Air Systems Command Chief, Health Effects Branch U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Christine EarleMOST PROMISING ENGINEER– GOVERNMENT Civil/Structural EngineerAdam Williams PROFESSIONAL: ACHIEVEMENT – Black & VeatchSenior Member Technical Staff INDUSTRYSandia National Laboratories Cameron Brooks, Ph.D. Yvonne Hodge Director, Government Healthcare Vice President & Chief Information Officer IBM Corporation Electronic SystemsCedric BazemoreProject Engineer Lockheed Martin CorporationU.S. Army Corps of Engineers Roderick M. McClean Vice President and Deputy, F-16/F-2/T-50 Jeff Josiah Programs Senior Electrical Engineer IIMOST PROMISING ENGINEER Lockheed Martin Corporation– INDUSTRY Raytheon CompanyTerrence SouthernSenior Engineer, Flexible Automation RESEARCH LEADERSHIP Cecil MillerPepsiCo Inc. Arthur Martin, Ph.D. Information Technology Director and Chief Corning Incorporated Information OfficerOnekki Christian Lockheed Martin CorporationPrincipal Systems Engineer STUDENT LEADERSHIPRaytheon Company - GRADUATE LEVEL Veradie Ore Candace Cooley Deputy Program Manager General Engineer NAVSEAOUTSTANDING TECHNICAL Missile Defense AgencyCONTRIBUTION – GOVERNMENTJon Goldsby, Ph.D. Willie SimmonsMaterials Research Engineer STUDENT LEADERSHIP Engineering ManagerNational Aeronautics and Space - UNDERGRADUATE LEVEL Northrop Grumman CorporationAdministration Desmond E. Edmonds Student Morgan State University Ben ThompsonWalter Reuben New Technology Insertion EngineerTest & Evaluation Manager TECHNICAL SALES AND MARKETING Fleet Resources Center, Naval AirNAVSEA Eugene L. Beckles Director, Phantom Works Richard WilliamsOUTSTANDING TECHNICAL The Boeing Company Senior Program ManagerCONTRIBUTION – INDUSTRY Lockheed Martin CorporationNegus Adefris, Ph.D. SPECIAL RECOGNITION HONOREESSenior Product Development Specialist Tikia Allen Kelvin Woods, Ph.D.3M Company General Engineer Technical Line Manager Missile Defense Agency The MITRE Corporation bdpatoday Page 10
  9. 9. Distinct Careers for Diverse ProfessionalsJPMorgan Chase embraces the diverse backgrounds and unique perspectives that every colleaguebrings to our organization.We’re looking for talented individuals to bring their insights to our many lines of business.A number of positions relative to your expertise as a guest or member of BDPA are available.Explore career opportunities at©2011 JPMorgan Chase & Co. All rights reserved. JPMorgan Chase is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer M/F/D/V
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  11. 11. Attend the 2012ITSMF & HITEC Symposiumand IT Executive AchievementAwards CeremonyVisioning the Future:From Foresight To Insight To Action! Premier Sponsors:
  12. 12. Reserve your place at the Symposium. Teleport ten years from today, and you will find a radically different IT landscape. Join us as we leap into the future to discuss emerging IT concepts and leadership trends.Symposium topics:Visioning the Future: From Foresight to Insight to ActionDr. Bob Johansen kicks off the symposium at the morning plenary session.Participants will learn how to unleash the power of:• Foresight – envisioning a future that is very different than today• Insight – understanding a complex global IT environment• Action – learning what tomorrow’s successful leaders need to do right nowDr. Bob Johansen is among the first social scientists to explore the impact of the Internet onorganizations. A ten-year forecaster, Bob works with top corporations to provoke thought and evoke action. Digital Natives: The Next Generation of Knowledge Workers As the Baby Boom generation moves toward retirement, “digital natives” will fill those slots and become the next wave of knowledge workers. When this group moves into positions of leadership, they will bring concepts, expectations and approaches to the workplace that are distinctly different than traditional models. Attend this panel discussion and learn how digital natives will innovate, collaborate and change work patterns in the near future. Examine how to develop organizationalprocesses that align with the culture of digital natives and discover why doing so is essential to enterprises that striveto gain a competitive edge.Leadership for an Uncertain WorldThe next ten years will require leaders to navigate within a world of volatility, uncertainty,complexity and ambiguity.Are you prepared for success in this environment? How can you improve your readiness?Come to this session and learn about the skills you will need to be a truly effective leaderin the next decade. Entrepreneurship: New World, New Opportunities The evolving business world opens up challenges and opportunities for tomorrow’s IT entrepreneurs. Using the FORESIGHT to INSIGHT to ACTION model, participants will be led, in a working session, to identify key emerging business trends and innovative approaches to building and sustaining business ventures.
  13. 13. Future World of Education Our educational system is not delivering the diverse talent needed for today’s marketplace. So imagine how much worse that disparity will be in the future if we fail to make dramatic changes right now. Innovative thinking and a fresh look at technology in the classroom are key to preparingstudents for STEM-related professions, particularly those students coming from traditionally underserved/under-performing segments of the country. According to employment projections, jobs in the fastest growing industries willrequire technology-based skills. Learn how IT business leaders can better fill that pipeline by taking action today.Cisco: The CIO/CDO Intersection for Collaboration and InnovationIn November, 2010, Cisco and ITSMF pioneered a roundtable of Chief DiversityOfficers and Chief Information Officers with the objective of exploring a more collab-orative relationship between CIOs and CDOs to drive business value for companiesworldwide. That work is culminating in the publication of a jointly authored white paper.Join the conversation as we reveal the findings of this initiative and explore how IT willbe leveraged to facilitate a diverse, inclusive and collaborative work environment. Celebrate Achievement at the 8th Annual IT Executive Achievement Awards. Keynote Speaker We are honored to welcome keynote speaker, Donna Brazile, to the Awards Ceremony. Brazile is a university professor, columnist and the Democratic National Committee’s vice chair of voter registration and participation. She is the author of the best-selling book, Cooking with Grease: Stirring the Pots in American Politics, and can be seen as a political contributor on CNN and ABC, as well as This Week with Christiane Amanpour. Award Honorees Come pay tribute to industry leaders who have made extraordinary contributions to the advancement of information technology while simultaneously demonstrating proactive leadership in advancing diversity. Award Recipients • Linda Clement-Holmes, Chief Diversity Officer, Senior Vice President, Global Business Services, Procter and Gamble • Dr. Emma Garrison-Alexander, CIO, Transportation Security Administration (TSA), U.S. Department of Homeland Security • Dr. Clarence Nixon, Founder, Technology Laboratory and Professional Development Center For sponsorship or additional information visit
  14. 14. Schedule of Events (For full schedule details, visit the conference website)Symposium and IT Executive Acheivement AwardsFebruary 9 - 11, 2012Gaylord National Resort, Washington, DC Thursday, 2/9 Networking 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Networking Reception Friday, 2/10 Welcome 7:00 am – 8:00 am Continental Breakfast Friday, 2/10 Symposium Sessions 8:00 am – 11:30 am Morning Plenary Session: • Visioning the Future: From Foresight To Insight To Action Featured presenter: Dr. Bob Johansen, Distinguished Fellow, Institute for the Future 11:30 am – 1:00 pm Plenary Luncheon and Book Signing 1:00 pm – 3:45 pm Afternoon Sessions: • Digital Natives: The Next Generation of Knowledge Workers • Leadership for an Uncertain World • Entrepreneurship: New World, New Opportunities • Future World of Education 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Sponsors / VIP Reception 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm Ceremony Reception 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm 2012 ITSMF IT Executive Achievement Awards Ceremony 9:30 pm - 12:00 am Post-Ceremony Networking Reception Saturday, 2/11 General Session and Checkout 7:30 am – 8:30 am Continental Breakfast 8:30 am – 12:00 pm Symposium 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm ITSMF, HITEC, Management Academy & Protégé Alumni Checkout 7:00 pm – until ITSMF / HITEC Networking EventSuggested Dress Code: Business Attire (Symposium & Networking Reception); Black Tie/Formal (Awards Ceremony) For more information, please visit
  15. 15. GOV 2.0Upcoming BDPA & ICT Events► ITSMF/HITEC 8 Annual Symposium thand IT Executive Achievement AwardsFebruary 9-11, 2012Washington, D.C. From the smart electric power grid and electronic health records to atomic clocks, advanced nanomaterials, and computer chips,► 2012 Black Family Technology innumerable products and services rely in some way on technology,Awareness Week Activities measurement, and standards provided by the National Institute ofFebruary 12 - 18, 2012 Standards and Technology. Founded in 1901, NIST is a non-United States | All BDPA Regions regulatory federal agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce. NISTs mission is to promote U.S. innovation and industrial► 2012 Black Engineer of the Year competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, andAwards and STEM Conference technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve ourFebruary 16 - 18, 2012 quality of life.Philadelphia, PA NIST carries out its mission through the following programs:► NBDPA IT Leadership Conference, • the NIST Laboratories, conducting world-class research, often in close collaboration with industry, that advances the nations technologyChapter Summit, and Inaugural Reception infrastructure and helps U.S. companies continually improve products andMarch 16-17, 2012, services;Baltimore, MD • the Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership, a nationwide network of local centers offering technical and business assistance to► 22 nd Annual National Federal smaller manufacturers to help them create and retain jobs, increase profits,OSDBU Procurement Conference and save time and money; andApril 19, 2012, • the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, which promotes performance excellence among U.S. manufacturers, service companies,Washington, DC educational institutions, health care providers, and nonprofit organizations; conducts outreach programs; and manages the annual Malcolm Baldrige► FIRST Robotics National Quality Award which recognizes performance excellence andFRC Championship quality achievement;April 25-28, 2012, • From 2007 to 2011, NIST provided cost-shared grants through theSt. Louis, MO Technology Innovation Program, and between 1990 and 2007, it managed the Advanced Technology Program.► National BDPA TechnologyConference, Career Expo, IT Showcase, NISTs FY 2012 resources total $750.8 million from the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2012 (P.L. 112-55), withand HSCC Championship Rounds an estimated additional annual income of $62.7 million in service fees,August 1-4, 2012, and $128.9 million from other agencies.Baltimore, MDSource: NBDPA and BETF The agency operates in two locations: Gaithersburg, Md., So, what happened to IPv5? (headquarters—234-hectare/578-acre campus) and Boulder, CO, (84- hectare/208-acre campus). NIST employs about 2,900 scientists,Get published! If you are a student engineers, technicians, and support and administrative personnel. Also,member of BDPA and would like to NIST hosts about 2,600 associates and facility users from academia,research this topic further, send us a industry, and other government agencies. In addition, NIST partnersWhite Paper to:► by February with 1,400 manufacturing specialists and staff at about 370 MEP20, 2012. Subject line, put: IPnG. service locations around the country. bt Source: bdpatoday Page 17
  16. 16. STEM-IC|Intelligence + Cyber U.S. Navy photo by Rick Naystatt Fran White, left, a civil service employee at Space and Naval Warfare (SPAWAR) Systems Command, Systems Center Atlantic, and Clayton Bush, a Tactical Networks (PMW-160) contractor, work alongside warfighters such as U.S. Navy Information Systems Technician 2nd Class James Rago to test and troubleshoot video teleconference systems of a video information exchange system aboard the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), an aircraft carrier near San Diego, CA. PMW-160 and SPAWAR provide the U.S. Navy with network fabric and services used by multiple shipboard tactical and business application systems, and routinely install, maintain and train crewmembers in operational and maintenance procedures. New threats in the Asia-Pacific Region and enemies aggressively seeking asymmetric avenues of approach in the cyberspace domain have created unique and unprecedented opportunities for STEM-IC (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math— Intelligence/Cyber) careers across all sectors of industry. Local BDPA Chapters provide STEM career and pipeline programs, workshops, host National and Regional Technology conferences in direct support of these industry initiatives. DoD photo by Tech Sgt. Michael Holzworth, USAF U.S. Air Force photo U.S. Navy photoAbove (L-R) U.S. Navy Admiral Cecil Haney passes through ceremonial sideboys following a change of command ceremonyduring which he gained command of U.S. Pacific Fleet at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, in Honolulu, Hawaii last month.Admiral Haney, a panelist at a BDPA STEM workshop in 2010, is a Washington, D.C. native and US Naval Academygraduate. Lt. Gen. Ronnie Hawkins, US Air Force (center) received his third star in January and is the new Director, DefenseInformation Systems Agency (DISA) at Ft. Meade, Maryland. He was a BDPA 2010 keynote speaker and presenter inWashington, D.C. U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Gretchen Herbert (right) is Commander, Navy Cyber Forces. In June, 2011,Herbert assumed command of Navy Cyber Forces at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, Virginia Beach, Va.During one of BDPA’s 2011 Regional Conferences, Admiral Herbert was a keynote speaker and presenter last June and isscheduled to address middle school Cyber Competition teams later this month near Washington, D.C. bt bdpatoday Page 18
  17. 17. Great Moments in BDPA History . Photo © bdpatoday Photo © NBDPARichmond, VA Raleigh, NCHSCC Alumnus Keynotes 20th Anniversary Event Navy Secretary Keynotes National Conference,While a student at Virginia State University, Dr. Carlos Buskey Presents Full Scholarship to HSCC Finalist(right) discovered BDPA Richmond (RMAC) during a National BDPA In 2009, Ms. Raven (Lisa) Stevenson (center), a National BDPAregional event hosted by BDPA RMAC at the same hotel where he High School Computer Competition (HSCC) finalist from NBDPAsworked part-time. Mr. Ruffin Bell (left), co-founder and Chapter Greater Columbia, SC Chapter, receives a full Naval ROTCPresident, along with Ms. Annette Yates (center) invited Dr. Buskey scholarship to attend Duke University. Also presenting to Ms.and his Computer Science classmates to the very next BDPA RMAC Stevenson above were (L-R) Ms. Denise Holland, 2009-2010meeting. Almost twenty years later, Dr. Buskey was NBDPA’s National BDPA President; the Honorable B. J. Penn, Assistant thkeynote speaker for BDPA Richmond Chapter’s 20 Anniversary in Secretary of the Navy; Lieutenant Dennis Holmes, US Navy; and2011. He is a Principal Consultant, Mainframe, Technical Sales, for Vice Admiral Harry Harris, Jr., US Navy. Midshipman StevensonCA Technologies and a distinguished HBCU graduate (VSU and currently is in her third year at Duke University.Bowie State University). Photo courtesy BETF Photo © bdpatodayMinneapolis-St. Paul, MN Baltimore, MDBDPA Twin Cities sets its SITES on Growth “BDPA Champion” Receives Presidential AwardBDPA Education and Technology Foundation (BETF) Clemson University School of Computing Professor,approves funding requests from BDPA Chapters such as Dr. Juan Gilbert, is one of nine people to receive the 2011BDPA Twin Cities (Minnesota) in support of NBDPA’s Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, MathematicsStudent Information Technology Education & Scholarship and Engineering Mentoring, the White House announced last(SITES) classes in local communities. The chapters SITES November. Dr. Gilbert (above right) and National BDPAprogram, shown above, has grown consistently over the past President Monique F. Berry, are BDPA Epsilon Awardfew years. winners and BEYA Modern Day Leaders, respectively. bdpatoday Page 20
  18. 18. Photo © NBDPA Photo © Mario Armstrong Media, LLC Photo courtesy CompTIA Rochester, MN Baltimore, MDChicago, IL HSCC World Champions! Emmy Award Winner In 2011, Southern Minnesota’s BDPA Chapter Former BDPA TV Host, MarioIT Hall of Fame and corporate stakeholders, IBM and the Mayo Armstrong, wins an Emmy in 2011 forCompTIA’s IT Hall of Fame Clinic, trained and co-sponsored another multi- Best TV Show Host. He and Executiverecognizes contributions of talented High School Computer Competition Producer Nicole Hunter (above)"game-changers" within IT (HSCC) Team capturing a National HSCC title and continue to deliver award-winningchannels and IT Bemley Scholarship Awards for an unprecedented programming and technologyinnovators. In 2011, National fifth consecutive year. Over 25 chapters from presentations to diverse television andBDPA’s Co-Founder, Earl A. around the country launch each HSCC season with radio audiences via internationalPace, Jr. was inducted into the some of the best student application developers in media outlets such CNBC, CNN, NPR,IT Hall of Fame. each region. and SiriusXM Radio. Photo © bdpatoday Photo © NBDPAWashington, D.C. Philadelphia, PARising Stars (See Page 18) Dignitaries’ ReceptionIn 2010, senior stakeholders from industry attended local In 2010, Admiral Gary Roughead, Chief of Naval Operations,BDPA Chapter regional technology conferences and became the first Service Chief to provide NBDPA’s Keynotecommunity workshops. Above (L-R), Maj. Gen. Ronnie address. Above (L-R), the CNO is flanked by Dr. Will Bundy,Hawkins, US Air Force (then Vice Director, DISA), Dr. U.S. Naval War College and BDPA IT Institute, and Earl A.Caesar Jackson (National Science Foundation), and RADM Pace, Jr., BDPA’s Co-Founder. Each year, National BDPACecil D. Haney, US Navy (then Director, Naval Warfare hosts receptions with industry executives and seniorIntegration Group), were distinguished guests and presenters government officials during the National BDPA Technologyduring an annual BDPA community awards banquet at the Conference. The City of Baltimore and NBDPA’s BaltimoreWashington Navy Yard. Chapter will co-host this year’s conference, August 1-4, 2012. For sponsorships, scholarships, internships, and technical career opportunities—join local chapters or renew memberships by visiting bdpatoday Page 21
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