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  1. 1. TECHNOLOGY ConferencesTECHNOLOGY ConferencesTeraGriid ’’11  FOSE 2011  NBDPA 2011TeraGr d 11  FOSE 2011  NBDPA 2011Chapter News | Regional Conference Reviews: — Page 6 July 2011HSCC Finalists Head to Chicago for National Title Issue 07.11 | Volume 36AME RI CA’S T OP J OB $ : CS-STEM & TECHNOLOGY — Page 7A ME RI CA ’S T OP J OB $FOSE 2011 | Government Technology Conference: — Page 15 NBDPA Regional Conferences & 3Q11 Technology Events Washington―During one of NBDPAs Regional Technology Conferences held June 17-18, 2011 in Washington, D.C., the host chapters Advance Program Briefing to Industry (APBI) panelists shared challenges, best practices, and corporate outlooks on what BDPA members can expect from various industry sectors relative to this year’s regional conference theme, "Information Dominance." Community Technology Summits & APBIs The bi-directional exchange of experiences and FOSE Logo © FOSE best practices also allowed visiting BDPA SEE EVENT DETAILS ON PAGE 15 chapters, members, and guests from industry to share ideas, concepts, and upcoming Cyber and CS-STEM events with regional community leaders. One of this years regional technology conferences included the annual BDPA Community Awards Luncheon at Photo © bdpatoday Michael White, Joint Educational Facilities (JEF) the Washington, D.C. Navy Yard, a multimedia reception and studio tour demonstrates software applications used to control robots hosted by one of BDPA’s media sponsors, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, and at the JEF/FIRST Robotics Robot Showcase during the BDPA Regional Conference at Bowie State University. an "Information Dominance" TECH Summit at Bowie State University. See APBI on page 13
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  4. 4. Government 2.0 BDPA Government Relations | Industry & Regional News • Operating information technology systems and tools that manage billions in student aid dollars. Federal Student Aid and Title IV Programs This is a complex, multifaceted mission that calls on a range of staff skills and demands coordination by all levels of Washington, D.C. – Federal Student Aid, an office of the U.S. management. Consequently, Federal Student Aid, a Department of Education, ensures that all eligible individuals Performance-Based Organization (PBO), emphasizes tangible can benefit from federally funded financial assistance for results and efficient performance, as well as the continuous education beyond high school. We consistently champion the improvement of the processes and systems that support our promise of postsecondary education to all Americans —and its mission. value to our society. Federal student aid programs are authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act (HEA) of Participation: 1965, as amended. They include federal grants, loans and work- study programs. Federal Student Aid plays a central and essential role in supporting postsecondary education by is being built by the U.S. Department of providing money for college to eligible students and families. We Education (DoED) in collaboration with students. This partner with postsecondary schools, financial institutions and interactive site is intended to be the primary go-to source for others to deliver services that help students and families who information and resources about planning, preparing and are paying for college. paying for postsecondary education (such as 2- or 4-year colleges and universities, as well as vocational or career schools). Today, Federal Student Aid performs a range of critical functions that include, among others: Most importantly, is intended to provide • Educating students and families on the process of inspiration and hope to all students, and encourage them to obtaining aid; consider and pursue a postsecondary education. • Processing millions of student financial aid applications each year; In building this site, the Education Department asks students • Disbursing billions of dollars in aid funds to students what information is most useful as they look ahead toward through schools; college and post-secondary education. Over time, • Enforcing financial aid rules and regulations; will continue to evolve, and viewers can help influence that • Servicing millions of student loan accounts, securing process by visiting the feedback page to submit questions, repayment from borrowers who have defaulted on suggestions and feedback. Source: bt their loans; andBDPA, formerly known as Black Data Processing Associates, was founded in 1975 to promoteprofessional growth and technical development for those in or entering information, communications, ortechnology (ICT) oriented fields of interest and related industries. BDPA Chapters publish quarterly ormonthly newsletters. For newsletter or web portal advertising rates, publication schedules, onlinecalendars, and e-newsletters, contact regional or local BDPA offices by visiting or bycalling 1.800.727.2372 (BDPA). bdpatoday (ISSN 1946-1429) is published by participating LocalChapters of NBDPA with their respective chapter Communications Committees, mailed to BDPAmembers, BDPA corporate sponsors and electronically delivered to BDPA Chapters and Chapter InterestGroups (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 andlogos: FOSE, BDPA-DC and bdpatoday. bdpatoday is available for immediate publishing of ICT industry, National High School Computer Competitionchapter news, and community IT events. Forward corporate advertisements, articles, events, or images August 3-6, 2011—Chicago, ILto: Readers also may use BDPA Groupsites to review events. The appearance of 800.727.BDPA (2372) | www.bdpa.orgindustry sponsors and advertisements is neither an endorsement nor a product or service guarantee. bdpatoday Page 4
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  6. 6. BDPA Chapter News BDPA Community Relations | NBDPA, BETF, and Local Chapters Top-Seeds in Regional “Brackets” Emerge for the National High School Computer Competition Scholarship Round—Finalists Heading to Chicago for National HSCC TitleLeft photo (courtesy BPDA Cincinnati): HSCC finalists make oral presentations to industry judges featuring their teams’web applications and solutions during annual BDPA Midwest Regional HSCC events hosted by Cincinnati State TechnicalCollege. Center photo (courtesy BDPA-DC): Student participants of the Northeast BDPA Regional TechnologyConference had an opportunity to explore flight simulators during student workshops and the annual robot showcase.Right photo (courtesy BDPA Greater Columbia): Greater Columbia students (l-r) Gregg Taylor, Jr., Kenneth Williams,Juwan Cunningham (front) and Anthony Coleman prepare to deliver a formal presentation to Southeast Regional HSCCpanel of judges. HSCC Finalists Heading to Chicago Cyber Force Commander Keynotes Regional “Brackets” Set Stage for the National HSCC Industry Day at Northeast Regional Winners of the 2011 Midwest Regional HSCC Brackets: ”Information Dominance”: A Prevalent Theme for Industry st1 Place: Detroit BDPA HSCC Team Winners of the 2011 Northeast Regional HSCC Brackets: nd2 Place: Cincinnati BDPA HSCC Team st rd3 Place: Los Angeles BDPA HSCC Team 1 Place: BDPA-DC HSCC Team-I (Washington) nd 2 Place: BDPA-NJ HSCC Team-1 (New Jersey) rdBDPA Detroit TAC | Detroit, MI—NBDPA’s Midwest Regional 3 Place: BDPA-DC HSCC Team-2 (Baltimore)High School Computer Competition (HSCC) and IT Showcase(ITSC) was held at Cincinnati State Technical College on June 11, Washington, DC—NBDPA’s Washington, D.C. and Northern2011. Students from Cincinnati , Columbus , Detroit and Los Virginia chapters hosted BDPAs 2011 Annual Northeast RegionalAngeles Chapters gathered for an opportunity to compete in Conference in the nation’s capital. Their venue was a preludeoral exams, written tests, presentations and web-based for 2012 and 2013 National BDPA Technology Conferences whichdesign/programming projects. Conference participants were will be held in Baltimore and Washington, D.C. respectively.inspired by the opening remarks given by Cincinnati Statepresident ODell Owens and BDPA Cincinnati chapter president This year’s annual community Industry Day and CommunityWanda Gray. Two students from Detroit, Austin Little Awards Luncheon, Regional High School Computer Competition(University Academy HS) and Daniel Rothchild (Pioneer HS), (HSCC), IT Showcase (ITSC), and Advanced Program Briefing fordemonstrated excellence throughout the event to take home Industry (APBI) featured panelists and presenters who addressedthe gold medal for their first-place performance. The silver emerging industry trends, cyber security challenges, and currentmedal went to Cincinnati students: Hadiya Harrigan (Xavier HS), IT career and contract opportunities within their respectiveChristian Johnson (Mason HS) and Curtis Mimes (Taft HS). The industry sectors. Presentations were developed for general andbronze medal went to a team of three students that See Brackets on page 7 See Cyber on page 8 bdpatoday Page 6
  7. 7. BDPA Chapter News BDPA Community Relations | NBDPA, BETF, and Local ChaptersMIDWEST Regional HSCC & IT Showcase Review AMERICA’S TOP JOB$ Cincinnati, Ohio | Saturday | June 11, 2011 recently listed “The Best Jobs in America 2011” and also posted their “Jobs Outlook” for 2011. Both are listed below to assist career planning and corporate researchBrackets from page 6 prior to attending this year’s National BDPA Technology Conference and Career Expo in Chicago, IL from August 3-6.participated via Skype from BDPA’s Los Angeles chapter: PoojaChebolu (California Academy of Math and Science), AkindeleDavies (California Academy of Math and Science) and August 2011 Job Outlook Best JOB$ in America 2011Robinson (Hamilton HS). Sales Software Engineer | avg. $87,140Cincinnati Bell chief information officer (CIO), Kevin Murray, Information Technology Mathematician | avg. $94,178visited the regional competition to personally observe the work Customer Service Actuary| avg. $87,204being done by the students. He noted that one of the highschool students on the Cincinnati team recently accepted a Engineering Statistician | avg. $73,208summer internship within the Cincinnati Bell information Technology Systems Analyst | avg. $77,153technology department. He is looking for an opportunity to Administrative Meteorologist | avg. $85,210create a collaborative experience in the coming weeks andmonths between BDPA, Cincinnati Bell, and Taft Information Business Development Biologist | avg. $74,238Technology High School. Marketing Historian | avg. $63,208 Research & Development Audiologist | avg. $63,144 Accounting & Finance Dental Hygienist |avg. $67,107 Chapter Announcements and Events BDPA New York (NY) th Wednesday, July 6 2011 Urban Network Summer Mixer | Professional Associations BDPA Chicago (IL) th Friday, July 15 BDPA Local Chapter Program Meeting BDPA Washington (DC) th st Tuesday, July 19 – 21 2011 FOSE | Federal, State, Local Government Technology Conference bdpatoday courtesy photo by BETF See page 15 for additional details and related events. BDPA Atlanta (GA) th The four Cincinnati-based students who participated in the IT Wednesday, July 20 2011 Showcase were (l-r): Jahaan Maiden (University of Cincinnati), Mixer | BDPA Chapter Summer networking event Li-Ara Jackson (Mason HS), Landon Jackson (Mason HS) and NBDPA & BDPA Chicago (IL) rd th Tariq Maiden (University of Cincinnati). These students gave Wednesday, August 3 – 6 2011 rd 33 Annual National BDPA Technology Conference & Career Expo detailed presentations on a variety of topics including: History NBDPA & BDPA Chicago (IL) and Current Uses of GPS, Virtual Reality in Second Life and th Saturday, August 6 2011 How Global Processing Units Have Changed the World. Annual BDPA Golf Classic; Annual National BDPA Awards BanquetThe annual Midwest BDPA Regional IT Showcase was a one day August 2011 Conference Edition Deadline *NEW Closing Dateevent concurrently held during the Midwest Regional HSCC th - Friday, July 15 2011 Advertising,Competition. Presentations, both paper and poster of advanced Events, and Local Chapter Conferencecomputing topics were prepared by high school and college news for August 2011.students. Research papers are published in the National BDPATechnology Conference Proceedings. bt Visit for your chapter’s latest announcements,Cliff Samuels, Jr., BDPA Detroit’s Technology and Automation event dates, times, locations, and directions.Committee (TAC) Director, contributed to this article. bdpatoday Page 7
  8. 8. BDPA Chapter News BDPA Community Relations | NBDPA, BETF, and Local Chapters MID ATLANTIC Regional Conference, HSCC & IT Showcase Review Washington, D.C. | Friday and Saturday | June 17-18, 2011Cyber from page 6professional audiences. This year’s Northeast BDPA RegionalTechnology Conference featured an annual Community AwardsLuncheon, Industry Day, and an IT Career/Multimedia HospitalityReception hosted by media sponsor SiriusXM Satellite Radio.Rear Admiral Gretchen S. Herbert, U.S. Navy, provided thekeynote address for Industry Day. Rear Admiral Herbertassumed command of Navy Cyber Forces last month. bdpatoday photo@ Dr. Lawrence Schuette, Director of Innovation for the Office of Naval Research (ONR), presents ONRs MMOWGLI software to an annual Community Awards luncheon audience for Industry Day. MMOWGLI, the Massive Multiplayer Online Wargame Leveraging the Internet, is an online game designed to crowdsource ideas and strategies which ultimately may provide insight to some of the Navys toughest problems. bdpatoday photo by Thurman Jones dc Rear Admiral Gretchen S. Herbert, Commander Navy Cyber Forces (left) shares a few moments with Ms. Monique Berry, National BDPA President-Elect, at Industry Day during annual Community Awards Luncheon ceremonies. bdpatoday photo courtesy PTTC Rear Admiral Michelle Howard, U.S. Navy (center) shares a few moments with local students and parents from Patriots Technology Training Center (PTTC). Rear Admiral Howard is Chief of Staff to the Director for Strategic Plans and Policy, J-5, on the Joint Staff at the Pentagon and was this years Regional BDPA Technology Conference Keynote Speaker. PTTC students bdpatoday photo@ attended Cisco Systems’ Mobility and Wireless Technology workshop, participated in the JEF/FIRST Robotics Showcase, and Mr. Gregory Gordon of Cisco Systems discusses wireless flight simulator exercises during Career Day. Bowie State architecture and securing mobile devices during one of BDPAs University hosted the Northeast BDPA Regional Technology Industry Day presentations. Conference, Regional HSCC, and Regional IT Showcase. bdpatoday Page 8
  9. 9. BDPA Chapter News BDPA Community Relations | NBDPA, BETF, and Local Chapters SOUTHEAST REGIONAL HSCC Review Columbia, South Carolina | Saturday | June 18, 2011Winners of the 2011 Southeast Regional HSCC Brackets: st1 Place: Atlanta BDPA HSCC Team nd2 Place: Raleigh | RTP HSCC Team (BDPA Triangle) rd3 Place: Greater Columbia BDPA HSCC Team th4 Place: Charlotte BDPA HSCC TeamGreater Columbia BDPA is Host to the 2011 Southeast RegionalHigh School Computer Competition (HSCC)Columbia, SC—The 2011 BDPA Southeastern Regional HighSchool Computer Competition (HSCC) was held on Saturday, June th18 , at IT-oLogy, a local sponsor of the event. Hosting the event bdpatoday courtesy photo by BDPA-GCwas the Greater Columbia BDPA chapter. Competing teams fromthe Atlanta, Triangle (Raleigh) and Charlotte BDPA chapters cameto Columbia to compete in the event which is the precursor to the The ATL!larger HSCC held annually at the National BDPA Technology Atlanta’s HSCC Team from BDPA, (l-r): Yuriko Ortiz, AllenConference and Career Fair. Warner, Yash Shirsath, Sunheng Taing, and Balikisu Najimudeen, captured first place and the 2011 SoutheastBDPA is an internationally recognized organization of IT Regional HSCC Gold Medal. BDPA Atlanta is the top seedprofessionals whose goals include preparing young people who headed to Chicago for the National Championship round.are interested in becoming the next generation of InformationTechnology Thought Leaders for the academic and professional Close to 40 students, representing 19 middle and high schoolsarenas. Its motto is “From the Classroom to the Boardroom”. from Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina plus over 30 instructors, chaperones, parents and spectators participated inEach year BDPA chapters across the country offer website and this year’s Southeast Regional HSCC. The competition consisteddatabase design classes to middle and high-school students. The of a written test, oral team round-robin test and a web/databaseduration of each chapter’s program varies; however, the Greater design problem – all timed. There were eight teams competingColumbia chapter holds classes from March through July of each this year (Greater Columbia had five) as chapters can enter asyear. In addition to technical subjects, students are also exposed many teams as they want at the regional level. btto soft skills training, current technology topics and speakers from Phyllis Coleman, President BDPA Greater Columbia, contributed to thisvarious professions. article.At the national level, BDPA hosts a computer competition at itsannual conference and each chapter is invited to bring a five-member team to compete. This 2011 National BDPA TechnologyConference will be held in Chicago, IL from August 3-6. Winnersat the national level are rewarded with scholarships and sponsor-donated items. The first-place winners of the 2010 competitioneach got a laptop from HP in addition to their scholarshipwinnings!For students who are not on competition teams, the BDPANational Technology Conference holds a Youth Technology Camp(YTC) where students attend seminars and hands-on workshopson technology, entrepreneurship and soft skills topics offered byleaders in their fields. The X-Box competition workshops arealways a favorite. bdpatoday Page 9
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  11. 11. 2011 Enrollment Periods The new examination is scheduled to be released on August 31st, 2011. PMP Exam Changes | BDPA IT Institute This means that the last day to take the current Accepting reservations for next enrollment periods PMP exam is August 30th, 2011.Competitively priced for BDPA Members and BDPA Candidates who would like to take the currentCorporate Sponsors, courses that are scheduled for the version of the examination are advised to scheduleSpring and Fall terms are the PMP Exam Prep modules early, prior to our National BDPA Technologytaught by Gregory Brown, PMP. The course has been Conference if possible, to better ensure that theyupdated to align with the 4th edition of the PMBOK are able to obtain a test date before the update.Guide and awards all *35 PDUs* required to sit for the Gregory Brown,PMP Certification Exam. PMP, MCSE, MCSA, ITILKey Benefits of PMP Certification: Mr. Brown is a BDPA Member and an adjunct professor with Auburn University. Corporate Sponsors, BDPA Members, • Career advancement, progression and Student Members, and small businesses are encouraged to promotion from sponsoring contact the BDPA IT Institute Leadership by phone at 800.727.BDPA (2372) if you have questions or need further corporations/employers th assistance on or before August 30 , 2011. • Increased technology business acumen and leadership skills • Respect and prestige of being "certified" • Publication opportunities in field • Leadership, management and project management skill developmentIndustry UpdateThe Project Management Professional (PMP)®credential examination will be revised this year, basedon updates to the professional role of a PMP®credential holder recently found by PMI’s RoleDelineation Study (RDS).PMI conducts a role delineation study for the PMPcredential every five to seven years to ensure thecredential reflects contemporary practice, evolves to National BDPA Technology Conferencemeet current needs in the profession, and to comply &with the PMP’s credentials accreditation against theISO 17024 standard. Career ExpoExam ChangesProject managers pursuing the credential or preparing August 3-6, 2011for the exam in the upcoming year should be awarethat approximately 30 percent of the PMP exam will A Forum for IT Professionalschange.Specifically, the Professional and Social Responsibilitycontent area (Domain 6) will now be tested in everydomain rather than as a separate domain on theexamination. bdpatoday Page 11
  12. 12. APBI from Cover PageSmall Business & Infrastructure OpportunitiesPanelists on this year’s APBI presented industry challenges andsmall business engagement opportunities from industry. Mr. Carl E. Brown, Jr., Executive Director of the Center for Minority Business Development (CMBD) at Prince BDPA members and BDPA student members Georges Community College (PGCC) addressed unique IT, interested in IT careers in New York or Systems Engineering, Renewable Washington D.C. with SiriusXM Satellite Radio are Energy, and “Green” opportunities for entrepreneurs to partner with invited to review current openings available large construction firms on critical online. infrastructure and transportation programs. Mr. Brown has over 20 years experience in business Washington, D.C. — SIRIUS XM Radio is Americas satellite development, contract radio company delivering to subscribers commercial-free management, purchasing and music channels, premier sports, news, talk, entertainment, procurement. As Executive Carl E. Brown, Jr. and traffic and weather. Director of CMBD, Mr. Brown is Executive Director charged with accelerating the development of minority-owned SIRIUS XM Radio has content relationships with an array of businesses and expanding the personalities and artists, including Howard Stern, Martha minority entrepreneurial Stewart, Oprah Winfrey, Rosie ODonnell, Jamie Foxx, 2011 APBI Panelist community through a focus on Barbara Walters, Opie & Anthony, Bubba the Lovecapacity building and cultivating strong business leaders. CMBD is Sponge®, Bob Edwards, Chris "Mad Dog" Russo, Jimmythe only program of its kind in the Washington Metropolitan areawhere the road to minority contracting success starts on the Buffett, The Grateful Dead, Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan andcampus of a community college. Through his guidance and Tom Petty.leadership, Mr. Brown successfully led and graduated CMBD’s firstclass of minority-owned construction firms to compete for large SIRIUS XM Radio is the leader in sports programming asscale construction projects such as Maryland’s National Harbor. the Official Satellite Radio Partner of the NFL, MajorCarl Brown also is Executive Producer of CMBD’s television show, League Baseball®, NASCAR®, NBA, NHL®, and PGA TOUR®“Emerging Business Report” a 30-minute weekly TV show whichhighlights the challenges and success stories of minority business and major college sports.owners in the Washington Metropolitan area.Small Business & CS-STEM Programs with DoD/IC SIRIUS XM Radio has arrangements with every majorPanelists on this year’s APBI discussed unique Cyber Security and automaker. SIRIUS XM Radio products are available atInformation Assurance (IA) opportunities to industry within key and, and at retailvertical and niche markets. Mr. Keith Scott is the FireEye Inc. locations nationwide, including Best Buy, RadioShack, Wal- Federal Account Manager Mart and independent retailers. for Special Programs. An experienced technology SIRIUS XM Radio also offers SIRIUS Backseat TV, the first professional with proven success in consultative and ever live in-vehicle rear seat entertainment featuring solution sales to Defense Nickelodeon, Disney Channel and Cartoon Network; XM and Fortune 500 accounts NavTraffic® service for GPS navigation systems delivers with CA, Concord real-time traffic information, including accidents and road Communications, Getronics, construction, for more than 80 North American markets. and J.G. Van Dyke & Associates. Having a very Keith Scott Immediate IT opportunities for BDPA members are wide range of operational Federal Account Manager experience in all aspects of available online at Members also may information technology and update their resumes with NBDPA at in advance systems security in defense, of upcoming career fair and open house announcements. 2011 APBI Panelist Telco, banking, insurance, healthcare and managed A BDPA Open House and an IT Career Invitational withservice provider industries, Mr. Scott shared an overview of short SiriusXM Satellite Radio featuring Washington, D.C. area ITand long-term requirements certified and cleared personnel shouldconsider pursuing in FY11 and FY12. positions was held last month. A similar event with BDPA New York is tentatively planned later this year. bt See APBI on page 14 bdpatoday Page 13
  13. 13. APBI from page 13FireEye is the leading provider of next-generation threat protection focused oncombating advanced malware, zero-dayand targeted APT attacks. FireEyessolutions supplement security defensessuch as traditional and next-generationfirewalls, IPS, antivirus and Web gateways,which cannot stop advanced malwarewhose technologies leave significantsecurity holes in the majority of corporatenetworks. FireEyes Malware ProtectionSystems feature both inbound andoutbound protection and a signature-lessanalysis engine which utilizes one of themost sophisticated virtual executionengines in the world to stop advancedthreats that attack over Web and email.Mr. Scott’s customers include enterprises bdpatoday photo by Thurman Jonesand mid-sized companies across PublicSector Federal and DoD/IC agencies. Attendees provide follow-up questions to Advance Program Briefing to Industry (APBI) panelists: (l-r) Captain Daniel Lakhani, U.S. Marine Corps; Rear AdmiralInnovation & Minority-Led Start-Ups Michelle Howard, U.S. Navy and 2011 BDPA Regional Technology ConferenceComcast Interactive Capital, Comcast’s Keynote Speaker; Lisa Harbour-Carter (seated), Comcast; and Keith Scott of FireEye.venture capital affiliate has announced Carl Brown, Center for Minority Business Development (CMBD) also served as onethat is has partnered with DreamIt of BDPAs 2011 distinguished APBI Panelists during the regional technologyVentures (“DreamIt”), the leading conference at Bowie State accelerator for entrepreneurs, Comcast Interactive Capital and DreamIt Advanced Planning Briefing for are now accepting applications and will select five minority-led startups to Interns (APBi) participate in DreamIt’s three-month accelerator program taking place in • NROTC (Naval Reserve Officer training Philadelphia this fall. For details on how Corps for Navy, Marine Corps, Nurse to submit an application for the Comcast Corps, and Cyber options) has a limited Minority Entrepreneur Accelerator number of scholarships available for Program, please visit their DreamIt students to attend Minority Serving website. The deadline for applications is Institution (MSI) schools, which th encompass Historically Black Colleges and July 8 , 2011 and the program will Lisa Harbour-Carter th Universities (HBCU), High Hispanic commence on September 9 , 2011. Enrollment (HHE) schools, and other Minority Institutions (MI). 2011 APBI Panelist “Diversity is a cornerstone of Comcast’s BDPA-DC Communications Committee culture and we are proud to have • Application deadlines for internship Comcast Interactive Capital partner with opportunities with BDPA Industry sponsorsto provide seed funding, training, DreamIt in this first investment from our for the Fall 2011 Semester and Fiscal Yearmentoring and other benefits to five $20 million fund focused on expanding 2012 (FY12) are approaching.minority-led startups through DreamIt’s opportunities for minorityaccelerator program. The partnership with entrepreneurs,” said Payne Brown, ViceDreamIt, entitled the Minority HSCC Alumni, IT Showcase Alumni, and all President of Strategic Initiatives at BDPA Student members majoring in Math,Entrepreneur Accelerator Program (MEAP), Comcast Corporation. “Minority groups Engineering, Computer Science, Chemistry,is Comcast Interactive Capital’s first are under-represented in startup or Physics with cumulative GPA’s 3.0 orinvestment initiative from the $20 million ventures and we believe supporting higher should update their studentfund created by Comcast as part of the minority entrepreneurs through the membership profiles and resumes atNBCUniversal transaction that is DreamIt accelerator is an effective way BDPA.ORG to receive updates direct fromcommitted to expanding opportunities for to provide them with greater industry and local BDPA chapters forminority entrepreneurs. opportunities.” bt immediate consideration. bt bdpatoday Page 14
  14. 14. Washington, D.C.–FOSE is the largest Salt Lake City, UT—The TeraGrid 2011 Conference will showcase the capabilities,and most comprehensive government achievements, and impact of the TeraGrid in research and education. The conference will alsoinformation technology event in the mark the beginning of the National Science Foundations eXtreme Digital Resources forcountry. Celebrating its 35th year, Science and Engineering program and will give scientists and engineers information on theFOSE has evolved along with resources and services to be provided through this successor to the to feature the newest andmost exciting integrated IT products This year, the TeraGrid 2011 conference will showcase the capabilities, achievements, andand services, as well as executive-level impact of the TeraGrid in research and education. The conference will also mark theeducation on the latest IT trends. Noother event delivers more than 10,000 beginning of the National Science Foundations (NSF) eXtreme Digital Resources for Sciencesenior-level IT decision makers from and Engineering program and will give scientists and engineers information on the resourcesfederal, state, local, and international and services to be provided through this successor to the TeraGrid.government converging to learn,network, share experiences, and Industry presentations and workshops for Joint Educational Facilities (JEF) and BDPA studentevaluate solutions from over 400 participation for 2011 follow:industry partners.FOSE is a forum for bridging ideas and • Science: Demonstrating the impact of the TeraGrid through scientific results or theinnovations between the public and emergence of new communities.private sector. Gain insight into • Technology: Presenting technology developments and capabilities that enableupcoming federal IT initiatives at the increased performance, capability, productivity, and/or reliability of TeraGridtwo-day conference dedicated tomeeting your missions unique users, applications, and resources.challenges. Discover the latest • Gateways: Highlighting either scientific successes from researchers using aproducts and services on the expo floor gateway or technology approaches to gateway design, development, and-- also featuring hands-on solutions enhancement.through expo theater demonstrations. • Training, Education, and Outreach (TEO): Representing innovative learning and workforce development applications of TeraGrid resources that help prepareThis year, the FOSE conference tracks current and future generations to advance scientific discovery.are aligned directly with the • Posters: Presenting new results or promising work in progress dealing with the usetechnology marketplaces found on theshow floor, delivering fast, simple of the TeraGrid for scientific research and/or the development of newaccess to the education, tools, technologies for scientific computing.technologies and strategies you need • Visualization Showcase: A digital gallery of the powerful, evocative imageryin each of the following areas: associated with the TeraGrids most exciting and compelling results. • Birds of a Feather (BOFs): Engaging attendees in exciting, informal, interactive sessions devoted to forward-looking topics. • Data Center & Network Technology • Tutorials: Providing participants with in-depth training to effectively use • Mobile & Wireless Technology TeraGrid/eXtreme Digital computing resources and services. • Cybersecurity Technology • Student Poster Contest: JEF and BDPA high school, undergraduate, and graduate students can demonstrate how they use computational science, including models, • Defense Innovations simulations, and visualizations, to solve science, engineering or mathematics • Small Business problems. • Student Programming Contest: Teams will tackle a variety of science and parallel computation problems.FOSE is technology for the missions of • Student Research Papers: JEF and BDPA undergraduate and graduate studentsgovernment. This year’s conference can describe their research.will be held July 19-21, 2011 at theWalter E. Washington ConventionCenter in Washington, D.C. bt The conference will be held July 18-21, 2011, at the Marriott Downtown in Salt Lake City. bt bdpatoday Page 15
  15. 15. Industry Outlook BDPA Corporate Relations | ICT and Green Industry SectorsITSMF to host 3Q11 Symposium with NBDPA technologies and strategies for IT professionals. As part of our collaboration and partnership, ITSMF will lead two workshopsChicago, IL— The ITSMF Board of Directors and Executive Office entitled "The Technologist Imperative: Regaining Globalwelcome you to Chicago, Illinois for the 3rd Quarter Symposium as Competitiveness Through Technology Innovation" and "Thewe partner with NBDPA during its 33rd National BDPA Technology Technologists Dilemma: Remaining Relevant in Todays ChangingConference in Chicago. This meetings agenda, NBDPA-supported Technology Industry."workshops and noted speakers, will provide an opportunity forexecutives to draw on the experiences and knowledge of their The conference will culminate with the BDPA Awards Gala wherepeers, share business best practices and expose participants to LaVerne H. Council, the Corporate Vice President and Chiefrelevant topics for IT industry leaders. During the NBDPA three-day Information Officer for Johnson & Johnson, will serve as the guest ofconference, African-American IT professionals share experiences honor and keynote speaker. We hope that you will join ITSMF andwith their peers, while attendees take part in the career fair, NBDPA for a robust Symposium and National Technologyexplore the technology expo displays and participate in a wide Conference, August 3-6, 2011 in the Windy City! Send any queries orarray of workshops and seminars reflecting leading-edge concerns to ITSMF via email, to: bt bdpatoday Page 16
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  19. 19. BE DO GOOD GOODSave the FEEL GOODdate! 17th Annualt h i ng am aj i g ® invention convention Take Flight…Imagine, explore, Soar! Kids Create Eco-Friendly Inventions in Largest Competition of its Kind Free opEn to thE Thursday, July 28, 2011 pubLIC The YMCA’s 17th Annual THINGAMAJIG® Invention Convention is an environmentally friendly competition where kids use recyclable materials to create inventions using their imaginations. THINGAMAJIG is a FREE full day of fun, excitement, hands-on science, technology, invention, physical challenges and a whole lot more. It’s a “learning carnival” of sorts where children have an opportunity to compete for prizes in the THINGAMAJIG Invention Challenges. Kids can get involved in a THINGAMAJIG Presidential Team Challenge, Physical Fitness Playground and Obstacle Course, Children’s Organic Garden, a Junkyard Fashion Show, YIDOL talent show and so much more!When: Thursday, July 28, 2011, 9:00am to 3:00pm For more information:Ages: Kids ages 5–14 1-800-473-YMCAWhere: The Show Place Arena Prince George’s Equestrian Center 14900 Pennsylvania Avenue Upper Marlboro, MD 20772 Or contact your local Y branch.WE buILd strong KIds, strong FamILIEs, strong CommunItIEs.the YmCa is a not-for-profit association. scholarships are available. all are donate to the Y, visit and click on “support.” YMCA of Metropolitan Washington
  20. 20. 2011 NAACP National Convention DIVERSITY CAREER FAIR Los Angeles LA Convention Center July 26th 12-6pm July 27th 10-4pm The NAACP National Convention Diversity Job Fair is an Official event of the NAACP National Convention. NAACP delegates from across the USA and professionals from across Southern California will attend the 2-day Career Fair. Recruit qualified candidates from industry specific pavilions. For employers who value diversity, the NAACP National Convention Diversity Career Fair is one of the nation’s premier diversity branding and recruiting events. This event is cosponsored by the NAACP JobFinder, the official job board of the NAACP.
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  23. 23. • National Career Fair & Technology Expo • Professional Development Workshops • National IT Showcase • High School Computer Competition HSCC National Championship Round National BDPA Technology Conference Photo credit: Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory ( Chicago  August 3-6, 2011   1.800.727.BDPA (2372) FIRST-CLASS MAIL AUTO U.S. POSTAGE PAID 611 Pennsylvania Avenue, S.E. WASHINGTON, DC PERMIT NO. 783 Suite #213 Washington, D.C. 20003-4303 bdpatoday Page 20