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 scholarships, endowments, and grants.

Chapter News

One of the chapter's goals is to educate and inspire the next generation of technical professionals. This summer the chapter started the Summer Intern Presentation Showcase (SIPS) to do just that. SIPS is an opportunity for summer interns from sponsors in the chapter to practice their presentation skills and demonstrate their technical prowess. The showcase gave interns the opportunity to present their summer projects in front of a diverse audience. Ten companies from the Central Maryland area sponsored 25 students to make technical presentations on the results of their summer projects at SIPS. In August the students received professional presentation coaching and made presentations to a panel of judges from the community in a competitive setting. More than 60 people were in the audience. The chapter distributed scholarship money as awards to the Best Presentation and the Best Technical Project. All of the presentations were excellent and the judges had their work cut out for them. The award for Best Presentation went to a group of students from ESI with "Alexa Sense" by Michael Chirico, Jake Gluck and Colin Mason. Best Technical Project went to Anna Blendermann from Nteligen. Her project was titled "Modular Filtration." Congratulations to all who participated. The chapter would like to thank Gary Rosen and Liz Donelan for their outstanding support of this event, as well as the lead sponsor, Engineering Solutions Inc. For more information about the SIPS event and to read about all of the great projects presented in 2017, a copy of the program can be found on the Central Maryland website.
In May, the chapter's Women In Intelligence Group (WIIG) book club met to discuss Dr. Lois Frankel's "Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office." The discussion centered on specific steps to achieving further success at work through astute networking, communication and mentorship. The WIIG book club has met since 2007 to address the challenges and issues women leaders face in the government, military and industry communities. The group is inspired through sharing career experiences and meets regularly to discuss books on business, career development and technology.
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Upcoming Events

10/26/2017AFCEA CMD Monthly Member Luncheon - October
Martin's Crosswinds, Greenbelt, MD
11/02/2017NSA Acquisition/Industry Partnership Exchange (NAIPE) 2017
Conference Center at the Maritime Institute, Linthicum, MD
11/04/2017Bull & Oyster Roast
La Fontaine Bleue, Glen Burnie, MD
11/08/2017YAC Social: Eat, Drink, and Be Thankful
Nottingham's, Columbia, MD
11/08/2017WIIG Speaker Series: Transitioning Between Government and Contractor
CACI, Annapolis Junction, MD
11/14/2017Technology Over Bagels with Micro Focus Government Solutions
Praxis Engineering, Annapolis Junction, MD
11/16/2017AFCEA CMD Monthly Member Luncheon - November
Martin's Crosswinds, Greenbelt, MD
12/12/2017Technology Over Bagels with Cisco
Praxis Engineering, Annapolis Junction, MD
12/13/2017YAC Social
Nottingham's, Columbia, MD
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