Foreign exchange program exposes Middle Eastern girls to computer coding
July 29, 2015
The State Department program, started in 2011, introduces nearly 30 teenage girls from the Middle East to Java programming and advanced computer coding.
David Stegon was a staff reporter for FedScoop and StateScoop from 2011-2014.
The Fairfax Chamber of Commerce announced the winners of its annual Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards.
Elliott Branch, U.S. Navy deputy assistant secretary for acquisition and procurement, and Alexander Mavroukakis, a contracting officer at the U.S. Department of Education Office of Federal Student Aid, were honored as "Public Sector Partner of the Year" during the ceremony.
“We should all be proud of what those honored tonight have achieved in helping our government colleagues efficiently and effectively meet their myriad missions at home and abroad. These partnerships will become all the more critical as we rise to meet the nation’s almost unprecedented budgetary and security challenges,” said Professional Services Council Chief Executive Officer Stan Soloway.