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 Charlie Brown Mentorship Award was established in 2017 to recognize chapter members that exhibit exemplary mentorship and bridge the gap between government, military and industry. The chapter is honored to recognize a leader in the community that goes above and beyond to mentor individuals within AFCEA as well as individuals seeking career advice. Mr. Brian Cooper has been one of the most influential, innovative and dedicated members of AFCEA. His support began almost two decades ago when he pioneered the Young AFCEAN program (YAC) for the chapter in 2000. He served as chapter YAC president for five years, while serving as president of the YAC International Advisory Council and helping create the YAC bylaws and handbook. By 2007, Brian became the president of the chapter. From there he served in an influential role as the president of the board of directors for the chapter and also on the International Intelligence Committee where he organized the Intelligence Symposium events for two years. Today Brian serves on the board of directors, and he has just completed the year as president for the second time. He provided leadership and mentoring for the Aberdeen chapter during its startup, as well as championed multiple AFCEA endowments at community colleges and universities. Brian's leadership, dedication and support to AFCEA continue to be invaluable.
In December, the chapter participated in science fairs for Meade High School and Chesapeake High School. The chapter has supported Meade High School, Fort Meade, Maryland, science fairs for over a decade by providing volunteer judges and contributions toward student awards. This year, the chapter judges helped assess 140 projects. This was the chapter's first time supporting the science fair for Chesapeake High School, Pasadena, Maryland. It was a tremendous success and hopefully the start of a long-term partnership. The chapter would like to thank volunteers Jennifer Kielman, Nicholas Jackson, Mack McKinney, Ed Cummins, Tim Chafos, Marc Luces, John Garcia, Nigel Ploof, Mark Shadle, Jennifer Havermann and Jeremy Martin, who gave their precious time to motivate students to continue exploring STEM disciplines.
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Upcoming Events

03/27/2019FMA Rising Stars and Young AFCEANs Networking Event
Black Flag Brewing Co., Columbia, MD
03/28/2019AFCEA CMD Monthly Member Luncheon - March
Live! Hotel at Arundel Mills, Hanover, MD
04/04/2019WIIG In A Minute (WIAM): Candid Professional Discussions in a Small Group Setting
BrainTrust, Annapolis Junctoin, MD
04/09/2019Technology Over Bagels with Guidehouse
Praxis Engineering, Annapolis Junction, MD
04/10/2019YAC Social: April Showers Bring May Flowers!
Nottingham's, Columbia, MD
04/25/2019AFCEA CMD Monthly Member Luncheon - April
Live! Hotel at Arundel Mills, Hanover, MD
04/27/2019AFCEA CMD 5K and Fun Run
Leidos, Columbia, MD
04/27/2019Science Fair: Anne Arundel county Innovator's Research Expo
Old Mill Complex, Millersville, MD
05/02/2019Awards Night
BWI Airport Marriott, Linthicum Heights, MD

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