AFCEA Central Maryland Chapter (AFCEA-CMD) is a non-profit membership association dedicated to providing an ethical, interactive forum for sharing knowledge and building relationships across government, military, industry and academia.
Our Chapter focuses primarily on enabling the intelligence missions of today and tomorrow through education and investment in talented people. We accomplish our goal by promoting the continuing education of current IT professionals, and supporting the education of future leaders in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Each year, proceeds from our corporate sponsors and Chapter events enable us to award over $200,000 to qualified students and teachers through direct scholarship, endowment or grant.
The fastest growing and third largest chapter within AFCEA International, AFCEA-CMD includes over 1800 professionals working in and around the Fort George G. Meade area.
Chapter members Michael and Kathleen Berganski represented the AFCEA International Education Foundation at the Air Force ROTC Detachment 330 Awards Banquet in April at the University of Maryland. Col. David Morrissey, USAF, commander, Air Force ROTC Detachment 330, hosted the event. The keynote speaker himself, Maj. Gen. James Vechery, USAF, was an ROTC Detachment 330 graduate, class of 1988. Michael Berganski presented the AFCEA Honor Award to Cadet Ebone Baker. This award recognizes an individual for achievement in leadership and academics. Cadet Baker was selected by her professor of leadership and military studies at the University of Maryland, where she is a rising senior majoring in aerospace engineering.
The chapter’s Women In Intelligence Group (WIIG) held their annual program, WIIG In A Minute, in March. The event offered women in the intelligence community nearly 40 opportunities for roundtable mentoring discussions in business development and operations; engineering development and growth; executive leadership and strategy; program management; and recruiting. The event was sponsored and hosted by OPS Consulting in Hanover, Maryland. Distinguished women leaders included Margot Blackard, director of program development and strategy, Tensley Consulting; Katie Selbe, director of national cyber and intelligence solutions, Northrop Grumman; Tina Kuhn, president and CEO, CyberCore Technologies; Vicki Imre, program manager, Freedom Consulting; and Jennifer Drury, recruiting director cyber & SIGINT, ASRC Federal. The event focuses on career mentoring and fostering positive relationships in the community. One attendee shared, "This was the first WIIG event I've gone to and to say the least I think it was exactly what I needed—the motivation and encouragement to take the next step towards seeking an engineering career." The event is beneficial for both the attendees and the mentors, as one mentor remarked, "I will definitely participate in future events. The event format was productive and provided candid two-way dialogue. Questions the participants asked provided valuable insight into the industry at large."
|05/24/2017||WIIG Book Club: Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office by Lois P. Frankel|
Bagels & Grinds, 7791 Arundle Mills Pkwy., Hanover, MD
|06/10/2017||AFCEA CMD 5K and Fun Run|
Leidos, Columbia, MD