AFCEA is the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association
Founded in 1946, AFCEA’s roots
trace back to the American Civil War. Today, AFCEA serves as
a bridge between government
requirements and industry capabilities, representing the top
government, industry, and military professionals in the fields
of information technology, communications, and intelligence.
AFCEA, a non-profit international association, is dedicated
to supporting global security by providing an ethical environment
that encourages a close cooperative relationship among civil
government agencies, the military and industry.
Learn more about who we are by reading the AFCEA bylaws.
- 31,000 members (20,000 individual members; 11,000 corporate associates)
- 1,592 corporate sponsors
AFCEA’s members, associates and sponsors and associates
are among the world’s leading designers, planners, manufacturers,
testers and users of systems, services and components for IT,
communications, and intelligence.
Located around the world, AFCEA’s 151 chapters give engineers,
programmers, managers, government officials and military personnel
continuing opportunities to exchange ideas. AFCEA chapters conduct
symposia and seminars in addition to other chapter activities.
SIGNAL is a monthly international news magazine serving the critical information needs of government, military and industry professionals active in the fields of command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR); information security; research and development; electronics; and homeland security. The Source Book, published in the January issue, contains the company profiles and contacts of AFCEA's corporate members. It is the who's who of C4ISR and homeland security organizations. The annual Security Directory, published in the February issue, focuses on security solutions and the organizations that provide them.
SIGNAL's companion online newsletter,SIGNAL Connections, is distributed the middle of each month. The e-newsletter bridges the gap between issues of SIGNAL by providing additional news and feature articles about the industry and the Association. SIGNAL's two print directories also have a searchable online format. The Source Book online is a continually updated version of the popular print Source Book, and the Security Directory online includes information about the AFCEA corporate member companies that provide goods and services specifically geared to the security market.
The AFCEA Educational Foundation is a
tax-exempt organization. It provides annual scholarships, fellowships
and awards to
students in the "hard" sciences attending the five
service academies, ROTC programs, graduate schools and other
educational institutions. The Foundation also sponsors awards
and prizes for academic excellence in military schools and
training institutions of all of the services.
AFCEA’s Professional Development Center is operated by
the Educational Foundation and offers classified and unclassified
courses for government, military and industry professionals in
IT, communications, and intelligence.
AFCEA conferences offer problem-solving
and networking opportunities through exhibits, technical panels,
and featured speakers.
Decision-makers from around the world attend AFCEA conferences
for hands-on demonstrations, question-and-answer sessions
and system solutions.
- TechNet International Convention
and Exposition, May, Washington, D.C.
- Western Conference and Exposition,
January-February, San Diego, CA
- TechNet Asia-Pacific Conference and Exposition,
November-December, Honolulu, HI
- Intelligence Symposia, April and October,
- TechNet Europe Symposium
and Exposition, October, Various European Locations