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

The 12th Annual AFCEA Central Maryland Race for Excellence 5K & Family Fun Run/Walk was held in April. This is one of the chapter's largest fundraisers designed to be an uplifting, family-oriented, community event benefiting the chapter's STEM Scholarship Fund. More than 1,000 participants gathered at the Leidos building in Columbia, Maryland, to embark on the 3.1-mile certified course and 1-mile family-friendly course. Led by Bob Mullen, chairman, the race committee organized an outstanding event and raised $100,000 for STEM Scholarships. A check was presented to Martin Barrett, immediate past chapter president. Despite a little wind, it was a great day for the event. Over 80 volunteers supported the run to provide an outstanding venue and safe course. More than 50 teams gathered on the grounds, with Leidos having the largest team and Omnyon winning the fastest team category-a repeat from 2018. The 1st place overall male winner of the 5K was Adam Lazrus, who finished with a time of 18:16. The 1st place overall female finisher was Kathryn Houser, who clocked a time of 21:25 and was a repeat winner from the 2018 race. Following the race, participants headed to a fantastic and fun after-party at Nottingham's Tavern for drinks, food, music and kids' festivities. The race organizers and chapter members would like to thank everyone who participated, provided sponsorships and contributed to making this event a success. The 2020 event takes place on 25 April. Come out and join the fun.
In May, members of the chapter community joined together with industry partners, community volunteers and the staff of Montgomery Country Club to participate in the 2019 AFCEA Central Maryland Spring Golf Outing, benefiting STEM Scholarships. The event raised over $35,000 and the participants enjoyed a beautiful round of golf. The chapter received a great response from the community and hosted both morning and afternoon sessions. Participants enjoyed contests, including "Closest to the Pin" and "Longest Drive," raffle prizes and a 50/50 money contest. By coming together, swinging a few golf clubs, and losing more golf balls than most would admit, the chapter was able to give back to the community and provide opportunities for future leaders in STEM. The chapter was very thankful to have the support and volunteer work of so many members of the community and is especially thankful for the support and generosity of Montgomery Country Club, various local businesses and the golfers themselves.
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Upcoming Events

10/16/2019Women In Intelligence Group (WIIG) Social
Leidos (6841 Benjamin Franklin Drive), Columbia, MD
10/17/2019AFCEA CMD Monthly Luncheon - October
Live! Hotel at Arundel Mills, Hanover, MD
10/23/2019Small Business Lunch & Learn: Resources, Training, Tax Credits
DreamPort, Columbia, MD
11/02/2019Bull & Oyster Roast
La Fontaine Bleue, Glen Burnie, MD
11/07/2019AFCEA CMD Monthly Luncheon - November
Live! Hotel at Arundel Mills, Hanover, MD
11/12/2019Technology Over Bagels with Cognilytica
Praxis Engineering, Annapolis Junction, MD
11/13/2019YAC Social: Gobble Til You Wobble
Nottingham's, Columbia, MD
11/14/2019WIIG Book Club: Girl, Stop Apologizing
ClearEdge IT, Jessup, MD
11/20/2019NAMAS 2019
Friedman Auditorium, Fort Meade, MD

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