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This is the Sep 2012 edition of the BDPA Washington DC chapter newsletter - 'BDPAToday'. The September 2012 edition of features new Mobile Device updates from industry, Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) introduction, Cybersecurity legislative update, and 2013 Internship Forecasts for college bound students.


  • 1. SEPT EMB E R 2 01 209.12 | Volume 37.09Featured SiteCBCFiinc..orgCBCF nc orgInspiring Leaders, Building Generations th 35 Annual National BDPATechnology Conference Washington, DCThe and Career ExpoCongressional Black Caucus WASHINGTON, D.C. Foundation, Inc. (CBCF) is anonprofit, nonpartisan contributions, nor endorse or oppose aAugust 14-17, 2013public policy, research andcandidate.educational institute that Founded in 1976 and based in Washington, D.C., CBCF envisions a world in which the black community is free of all disparities and able to contribute fully to advancing the common good.aimstohelpimprovethe Its mission is to advance the global blacksocioeconomic circumstances of African community by developing leaders, informing policy and educating the public. It is achievingAmericans and other underserved that mission by:communities. Facilitating the exchange of ideas andIt is the policy of the Congressional information to address critical issuesBlack Caucus Foundation NOT toaffecting our communities.advocate or support either directly or Developingstrategic research andhistorical resources for the public.indirectly, the election or defeat of any Providing leadership development andcandidate for public or political office. scholarship opportunities.The CBCF does not donate or contribute Developing effective programs andwww.bdpa.orgto any candidates campaign, nor does itresearch to address social, economic andparticipate or engage in politicalhealth disparities. Pre-register and reserverooms by December 15, 2012fundraising events nor otherwise solicitSee CBCF, Inc. on page 7

2. 4Q12 IT Senior Management Symposium | November 8 10, 2012NATIONAL BDPA CO-FOUNDEREarl A. Pace, Jr.NATIONAL BDPA 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 MANAGEMENTChad WhiteNBDPA VICE PRESIDENTMEMBERSHIP SERVICESAllison Aheart HaymoreOUTSIDE DIRECTORSWilliam FlowersJesse MathewsBDPA EDUCATION &TECHNOLOGY FOUNDATIONR. Wayne HicksExecutive DirectorFOUNDING PUBLISHERPerry Carter 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. In its 37th year (Volume 37) 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 301.584.3135 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, ITSMF and JupiterImagesTM. Cover graphics, photos and logos: CBCF, Inc. and bdpatoday. bdpatoday is available for 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 may use NBDPA Groupsite calendars, enhanced by to review local events or visit Advertisements, announcements, OP-EDs, or following NBDPA on social media does not constitute an endorsement. Contributor opinions are not necessarily those of NBDPA or local BDPA Chapters. bdpatoday Page 3. 7Cybersecurity Bill Stalls on the Hill21Command & Control at FEMA: All Eyes on Isaac, lessons from Katrina 23Forecast | 2013 CO-OP/Internships PRESIDENTS MESSAGE62013 Conference Call! Industry Executives, Community Leaders, and Regional BDPA Chapter directorates invite new stakeholders to embrace stronger national partnerships with industry for 2013. COVER STORY Congressional Black Caucus Foundation | Annual Legislative Conference 7 Each September, thousands of elected officials and industry leaders, celebrities, media, emerging leaders and everyday Americans come to Washington, D.C., for the organizations Annual Legislative Conference (ALC). @bdpatoday Twitter hash-tags: #GovRel #TechandMedia #CBCF #ALC201213 2012 NBDPA Conference Winners, Chapter News, and Community Events NBDPA and ICT News and Community Events17 ICT INDUSTRY NEWS Product News and Trade Events ICT Industry News and Trade Events near BDPA Chapters19 Upcoming NBDPA and ICT Industry Events NBDPA and ICT Industry Events Calendar21 PUBLIC SECTOR Government Relations: Federal Emergency Management Agency U.S. Department of Homeland Security23 2013 INDUSTRY FORECAST | STUDENT MEMBER INTERNSHIPSbdpatodayPage 4. 20132013 Conference Call By virtue of the authority vested in me as National Presidentof NBDPA and in accordance with the mandates of Article IX,Section 3 of the National By-Laws of the NBDPA; it is mydistinct pleasure to announce the call for assembly of the 2013Annual Delegates Meeting and anniversary celebrating our 35thNational BDPA Technology Conference.Our site for next years National BDPA Technology Conference shall be Washington, D.C.with BDPAs Washington, D.C. Chapter serving as our distinguished Host in honor of their 35th Anniversary. The Hilton Washington is the official headquarters hotel for our assembly, 35th Anniversary Events, Career Fair, Technology Expo, National High School Computer Competition (HSCC) scholarship round, National IT Showcase (ITSC) scholarship round, Youth Technology Conference (YTC,) and annual Golf Classic.Said National BDPA Technology Conference shall take place during the time period August 13th through August 17th, 2013with our formal Banquet and Gala on the evening of August 17th. The President of the United States will formally be invited as our distinguished guest of honor and keynote speaker.All BDPA Chapters, BDPA members, corporate sponsors, agencies, and stakeholders are hereby notified of the time and place for your 2013 National BDPA Technology Conference and Career Fair. Take full advantage of your annual memberships, discounts, and color sponsorships made available to your organization in this years portfolio. BDPA Chapters are directed to make appropriate plans to ensure their Executive Committees, Delegates, new members, student members, participating High School Computer Competition teams and IT Showcase teams have successfully made room reservations and pre-registered prior to the end next quarter. I look forward to our 35th Anniversary Reunion and ICT Industry outreach events next August in our Nations Capital! Monique F. Berry __________________ Monique F. Berry National President National BDPA 5. COVER STORYCBCF, Inc. continued from page 1Each year, CBCF undertakes significant public Cybersecurity Bill | General Backgrounderhealth, economic empowerment and scholarshipprograms that benefit thousands of people Washington, DCEarly lastacross the country. Its stellar fellowship andmonth, the U.S. Senate took upinternship programs are among the largest ofcomprehensive legislation totheir kind and, while enabling young AfricanaddresstheseriousAmericans to pursue careers in public policy andcybersecurity threat facing ournation. Politico reports thispublic service, have helped to diversify the rankslegislation at Presidentof officeholders and staff on Capitol Hill andBarack Obamas request through the federal and state governments.would impose massive federalregulation on the private sector.CBCFs influence extends to African-AmericanCyber legislation in the Senateintellectuals and others focused on policy andfailed to move forward prior tolegislative issues. Each September, thousands oftheir 2012 summer recesselected officials and industry leaders, celebrities,, emerging leaders and everydayAmericans come to Washington, D.C., for the The Cyber Threat: Every day U.S. businesses are targetedorganizations Annual Legislative Conferenceby nation-state actors like China and Russia for cyber(ALC). The conference features participation by exploitation and theft, resulting in huge losses of valuablethe Congressional Black Caucus and includes intellectual property and sensitive information. Thisdozens of policy forums, general sessions,rampant industrial espionage costs American jobs.exhibits, a job fair, book signings and vastnetworking opportunities. When these hackers steal intellectual property, theytake new, high-paying jobs right along with it.In addition, CBCF produces district-level forumsEstimates of loss from economic espionage are hard tothroughout the country to explore public policy make, but range up to $400 billion a year. Just asconcerns, promote public health and financial important, many of the same vulnerabilities used toempowerment and to solicit opinions and steal intellectual property can be used to attack therecommendations of citizens at the localcritical infrastructure we depend on every level. CBCF and our volunteers China is the worlds most active and persistentthrough the Congressional Black Caucus Spousesperpetrator of economic espionage. U.S. companiesalso sponsor an annual scholarship classic that have reported an onslaught of Chinese cyber intrusionsraises hundreds of thousands of dollars for that steal sensitive information like client lists, mergereducational and training opportunitiesand acquisition data, pricing information, and thefor college students. results of research and development efforts. Thisillegally-