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January 23, 2012

Mayor Vincent C. Gray and Microsoft to Launch Strategic Digital Alliance 

First-in-the-Nation Partnership Will Benefit District’s Residents with Skills Training, Educational Support and Capacity-Building for Small Businesses

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WHAT/WHO: Mayor Vincent C. Gray and Microsoft Vice President for U.S. Government Affairs Fred Humphries will announce the launch of the Digital Alliance, a first-in-the-nation strategic partnership between the D.C. government and Microsoft Corporation that will support job training, economic growth and education in the District. The announcement will come at Mayor Gray’s regular Biweekly Press Briefing

WHEN: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012

WHERE: John A. Wilson Building
Mayor’s Press Briefing Room (Room G-9)
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

BACKGROUND: Through the Digital Alliance, Microsoft is investing in the future of the District of Columbia. The strategic partnership will include job-training, educational and economic-development components and be administered through the Department of Employment Services, the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, the D.C. Public Schools and the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Education.