Defense Foundation Europe Homeland Security Industry Intelligence SIGNAL Magazine    

     Member Login
Member ID Password
Forgot: Password | Member ID            
Join or renew today to connect with the premier network of thought leaders in the global security community.

Join/Renew Links:



Military City USA Radio Show
The Mentoring Continuum
Online Directories
Event Presentations
Engage with AFCEA
Small Business

AFCEA Small Business Events

About | Committee | Events


AFCEA hosts a variety of events designed specifically for our Small Business members. Matchmaking with government primes, networking receptions, and symposia are just a few examples of our events that take place at AFCEA Headquarters or in conjunction with other AFCEA International events.

Information about upcoming events and links to previous presentations:




Silver Sponsor

AFCEA is pleased to announce a unique training opportunity for small businesses that want to work with government agencies. This 4-hour session at the Rayburn House Office Building, Room B-339, is designed to improve the understanding of how Congress operates and to give participants the opportunity to engage Capitol Hill decision makers. This training will inform small businesess about the people, processes, tools and outcomes associated with legislative processes and equip them with the skills they need to engage elected officials and their staffs.

Sponsorships Available!
Contact Byron Bissessar -

Questions - (703) 631-6100

Past Events


AFCEA Small Business Matchmaking Symposium

Held in conjunction with the annual

Homeland Security Conference

March 10, 2015

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

Washington, DC


As part of the overall Homeland Security Conference, AFCEA will be holding a Matchmaking Symposium on Tuesday, March 10 for small businesses to have one-on-one discussions based on capabilities and requirements with large and mid-sized primes and Department of Homeland Security agency representatives. 


Registration for the Homeland Security Conference already includes Matchmaking Symposium fees on a first come first serve basis.  To participate, simply check the box marked for Matchmaking when you register for the conference, and we will reach out to you for more information. Please note this is a Corporate Member-only event; participants must be current AFCEA Corporate Members at the time of the Symposium.

For questions or more information on the symposium, please email Julie Lama.

AFCEA International


December 10, 2014 | 4:00 - 6:00 pm

Waterford at Fair Oaks

Join us as we celebrate the holidays, and network with government and industry representatives from large and small firms, as well as AFCEA Small Business Committee Members, AFCEA Board members and Executive Officers, and guest speakers.  Hear more about AFCEA Small Business Programs and enjoy the evening with your peers.


Join AFCEA International and The Chertoff Group

for a Luncheon Discussion on Emerging M&A Trends

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Guest Speakers will discuss Market Forecasts for Defense, Cyber, Intelligence, and Homeland Security, focusing on areas such as:

  • Convergence of services and product technology companies
  • Role of Private Equity
  • Best practices for successful exit strategies
  • Evaluating emerging technology solution providers as viable acquisition candidates
  • Creating successful opportunities in the cyber, intelligence, homeland security, and defense sectors
  • Current valuation environment

Featured Speakers:

Jason Kaufman, Principal and Head of Investment Banking, Chertoff Capital

 David Wodlinger, Principal, Arlington Capital Partners and Board Director, Novetta Solutions

Bryan Ware, CTO, Haystax Technology Corporation and Co-Founder, Digital Sandbox


Maggiano’s Little Italy

2001 International Drive

McLean, VA 22102

AFCEA Presents:

Insider Threat to Small and Medium Businesses

Thursday afternoon, June 5, 2014

AFCEA's recent Insider Threat conference was timely and truly relevant. The impact of the malicious insider to our national security is now known to all - but this conference helped illuminate what we as leaders can do about it.    ... Michael Madon, Red Owl



Cyber Threats & Vulnerabilities to Small & Mid-Sized Companies (Wright)

What to Know about the Insider Threat and How to Mitigate it (Theis)

Best Practices:  Holistic Approach to Insider Threats (Roberts) and

Counterintelligence and Supply Chain (Thomas)


Cyber Threats & Vulnerabilities to Small & Mid-Sized Companies

One of the biggest myths is that "I'm too small for cyber attackers to care about me."  This common misperception leads to tremendous vulnerabilities as companies do not understand implications for their intellectual property and/or their link to others as part of the larger supply chain.  Mr. Bill Wright will brief on Symantec's recently released 2014 report on cyber attacks, including the devastating facts on attacks on small- and medium-sized businesses.


What to Know about the Insider Threat and How to Mitigate it

Mr. Michael Theis, from the CERT Insider Threat Center at Carnegie Mellon University, will discuss the Center's current research aimed at establishing best practices to mitigate insider threats, including techniques for identifying insider threats and strategies for building a robust insider threat program.


Best Practices on Insider Threats & Supply Chain Security

Given the facts on these threats, this panel will discuss best practices from the perspective of both a medium-sized company, and from a large corporation that depends on small- and medium-sized companies in its supply chain.  Ms. Terry Roberts, Vice President for Cyber Engineering and Analysis from TASC, will talk about how they, as a medium-sized company, developed their insider threat program.  Mr. Doug Thomas, Head of Corporate Counterintelligence from Lockheed Martin, will talk about their award winning program and the need for companies to undertake appropriate insider threat policies to protect their entire supply chain.


Resources to Help Get Started

Several organizations have developed resources and materials to help small and medium businesses address these threats.  The final session will focus on some of the free resources available to secure your firm.

AFCEA International Headquarters

Sponsored by:





SIGNAL Magazine

Sign up for SIGNAL Connections

Connect with AFCEA

Like us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
Join our Group
Follow us on Google+
Follow our Company Page
See our Flickr Photos
Watch our Videos
Event Presentations

Share [Back to Top]

Fact Sheet
Board of Directors

Individual Membership
Corporate Membership Member Portal

List of Chapters
Find a Chapter
Student Chapter
Chapter Resources

Current Courses
Course Catalog Leadership Forum

Listing of Events

Press Releases
AFCEA in the News

SIGNAL Magazine
White Papers

Annual Awards
Available Scholarships
STEM Initiatives
The Armed Forces Communications
and Electronics Association

  © AFCEA International