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"Advancing Technical Careers From the Classroom to the Board Room"
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• Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC) participates in #STEM4US and #TECHWork events during Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) 2018 — #CBCFALC18 #TECH2020 #BDPA #MMTC

• S&P 500 adds a new sub-sector as DOW reaches new record high. After Friday's closing bell, close to $2.8 trillion in equities were reprogrammed into a newly created communications services sector. These new changes leave the tech sector looking different to investors.

...also trending on Twitter, Instagram, and other #bdpatoday social media channels via https://bdpatoday.com:

• New #iPhones from #Apple in stores now: iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max

• D.C. launches #AllHandsOnTech, today. Series of #techinclusion events modeled after #SXSW

• Boarding pass #biometrics introduced to international airline travelers

• Philadelphia to host ACT-IAC's Imagine Nation - ELC 2018 in October
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Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) 2018

CBC Transportation Braintrust
• The Future of Transportation
• General Motors (GM) promotes its new vision of Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions, and Zero Congestion
• Lyft's web-based Concierge ride-dispatch program allows greater access to new transportation services

Job Creation for Returning Citizens
• Vocational training now requires technical certifications
• HOPE Project DMV's success stories lauded among industry's best practices
• CompTIA training and certifications
#HOPEisReal
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National Hurricane Center (NHC) weather and computer models focus on Florence and Olivia. Plan ahead ...

• The Future of Manufacturing
The Manufacturing Institute projects that by the year 2025, some 2 million jobs within this industry will go unfilled. The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) said about 500,000 manufacturing jobs are currently open. New robots, IT, automation and e-commerce, improved supply chain efficiencies, and lack of skilled workers are squeezing the sector.

• Computer models have their eyes on named storms "Florence" and "Olivia"
As "OLIVIA" heads toward Hawaii, weather data forecasts, geospatial imagery, and the latest computer models show "FLORENCE" on a direct collision course with the east coast of the United States with projected Category 4 hurricane wind speeds north of 130 mph.
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• The NFL and Verizon team-up to launch a new digital strategy. Will the NFL's proven TV business model successfully replicate to our mobile devices?

• Tech giants such as Facebook, Google, and Twitter are heading back to Capitol Hill in Washington for a new round of hearings. What do they (Congress and Industry) want this time? One short answer: "Power." Discover more at bdpatoday.com

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• Yes, there still will be "robot-proof" "hands-on" jobs for several years to come (artists, barbers, therapists, and more)

• Microsoft to co-host first annual Pacific Northwest Summit in October for Black Women in Technology dedicated to innovation and collaboration

• Best Buy to host inaugural Blacks In Technology Conference in Minnesota in October

• Howard University to host inaugural Black #Blockchain Summit in September

• National BDPA's Washington, D.C. Chapter celebrates its 40th Anniversary in 2018. Awards gala invitations announced during annual legislative week receptions.
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• World's largest consumer products corporation, Proctor & Gamble (P&G) wants to trademark social media slang

• Micro-robots and RoboBees could revolutionize the way we manage crops, surveillance, and environmental monitoring

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• Senator John McCain, Chairman of the U.S. Senate's Committee on Armed Services, dies at age 81. The new Defense Bill, 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (#NDAA), was named in his honor.

• Microsoft to co-host first annual Pacific Northwest Summit in October for Black Women in Technology dedicated to innovation and collaboration

• Best Buy to host inaugural Blacks In Technology Conference in Minnesota in October

• Howard University to host inaugural Black #Blockchain Summit in September

• National BDPA's Washington, D.C. Chapter celebrates its 40th Anniversary in 2018. Awards gala invitations announced during annual legislative week receptions.
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• White House green lights $717 Billion Defense Bill; strengthens U.S. cyber postures across the defense industrial base (DIB) and related industry sectors

• National BDPA President Terry Morris meets Defense and Intelligence Community (DoD/IC) agencies during #BDPACON18

• BDPA celebrates its 40th annual national technology conference; Career Fair, IT Showcase, and coding competitions highlight run-of-show!

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#BDPA #HSCC #coders #scholarships #STEM #NDAA2019 #NDAA #defense #cyber #cybersecurity #ROTC #AirForce #AFROTC #AFCS #Pentagon #DOD #DODIC
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• BDPA St. Louis HSCC Team wins National Coding Title and new scholarships

• Latest National Urban League report highlights familiar gaps in STEM

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#BDPA #StLouis #HSCC #coders #scholarships #STEM #NationalUrbanLeague
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• The MARINES are looking for a few good CIOs!
Meet the Corps' newest CIO — Brigadier General Lorna Mahlock, USMC

• Back-to-School — Schoolwork, Apple's newest app for teachers, enables collaboration with students, projects, and assignments

Trending on https://bdpatoday.com and other #bdpatoday social media channels:

• Apple is the first American firm to reach a $1 trillion-dollar market cap after an impressive 2Q18 quarterly report

• Google Maps may re-brand your 'Hood with or without you; stay connected

• Crypotcurrency — A #bitcoin ETF may not be too far behind with Microsoft and Starbucks launching #Bakkt to serve an open and regulated digital asset ecosystem
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• Revenue for Pinterest in 2018 reportedly could top $1 billion as it approaches a possible IPO in 2019. bdpatoday has exceeded 15,000 monthly viewers ...

• FANG stocks fell this week as U.S. economy improves. Facebook's $119 billion loss is one of the largest one-day drop in the history of U.S. stock market. Laggards also included other tech companies representing related industry sectors faring the worst ...

• Trending this week on #bdpatoday multimedia channels:

→ Cloud security company Coronet looked at data from the 45 busiest U.S. airports over a five-month period giving each airport a threat index score based on device vulnerabilities and Wi-Fi network risks ...

#Pentagon issued a $10B request for proposals (RFP) for its massive #JEDI cloud contract: Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure ...

→ The House of Representatives approved fiscal year 2019's National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA 2019). The Pentagon will still need appropriators to pass related spending bills in order to fully implement NDAA's $717 billion authorizations for FY19.


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• Primarily serving Black millennial audiences, #Blavity raises $6.5 million of new Series A funding for #techandmedia investments; new office to open in #Atlanta

#BDPA's South Region set to host 40th Anniversary National BDPA Technology Conference, August 9-11, 2018 in New Orleans, LA. Join. Renew. Partner. Volunteer. Register today.
Visit → https://www.BDPA.org

• The White House issues a new Executive Order creating a National Council for the American Worker

• Trending on other #bdpatoday channels across Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn:

✓ Actor Will Smith has teamed up with Japanese soccer star Keisuke Honda to plan a $100 million venture fund called the Dreamers Fund.

✓ Whitney Griffith, an early member of Howard University's Blockchain Labs ( #HUBL ), won first place at the World Blockchain Hackathon in San Francisco

✓ Comcast dropped its bid for 21st Century Fox on Thursday, ceding the prize to Walt Disney. The battle for Sky continues
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