BDPA's mission is to bridge cybersecurity, information technology (IT) and telecommunications competency gaps in urban and underserved communities. Local chapter goals in the National Capital Region (NCR) are to provide technology and infocentric training programs with educational outreach services for professionals and youth in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area in direct support of technology inclusion (TECH-Inclusion) initiatives and next-generation workforce (NGWF) development.
Regional BDPA Chapters and BDPA Chapter Interest Groups also work with information communication and technology (ICT) industry partners to develop workforce pipelines in the greater Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Regional and local efforts directly support the President's CNCI (Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative), federal agency ICT staffing requirements, and public sector ICT pipelines. BDPA-DC is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.