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AFCEA Small Business Committee

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About the Committee
The AFCEA Small Business Committee is a volunteer group made up of AFCEA corporate members (large and small) and government representatives. The committee helps shape the association's small business benefits, and it also provides an active focal point for the coordination of all AFCEA's small business programs.


Committee Purpose

The AFCEA Small Business Committee is a standing committee of the Association, chartered by and responsible to the Board of Directors of AFCEA International.

The purpose of the Committee is to enhance AFCEA's outreach to the small business community within the Information Technology (IT) sector, hereafter "the Community" in order to promote small business membership in AFCEA International.

Click here to see the full committee charter


Committee Awards

We are pleased to announce the inaugural year for two new AFCEA awards, the AFCEA Small Business of the Year Award and the AFCEA Small Business Person of the Year Award.  These awards, sponsored by the AFCEA Small Business Committee, are a special opportunity to recognize achievements from our talented and innovative small business community.  The awards will be presented at the annual AFCEA Awards Ceremony on June 23, 2014 at the Cyber Symposium in Baltimore, MD.  Criteria for the awards can be found at:

For information about the latest awards program or to submit a nomination, click here.

Committee Activities

If you are interested in participating in committee activities contact Dawn Falsinotti, Coordinator, Small Business Programs.

Click here for a list of current members
Click here for further information on Committee Activities


AFCEA Answers Radio Show - Small Business Episodes

AFCEA Answers is AFCEA's bi-weekly radio show airing on Friday, 2:05 pm EST on 1500 AM and AFCEA Answers provides a forum to promote government and industry dialogue. Government and industry guests will meet to address an issue (the weekly question) and provide specific solutions (the answers).


Points of Contact

Director, Corporate Member and Small Business Programs

Julie Lama

(703) 631-6174

Coordinator, Small Business Programs
Dawn Falsinotti
(703) 631-6190


Committee Co-Chair
Bill Hamilton
(703) 642-5153 ext. 105

Advantage Consulting

Committee Co-Chair
Mark Arnold
(301) 907-8789 x1430

Master Key Consulting


Committee Member Spotlight

Master Key Consulting
4915 Saint Elmo Avenue

Suite 500

Bethesda, MD  20814

Mark Arnold
Executive Vice President
(301) 907-8789 x1430

Founded in December 2000, Master Key Resources, LLC (dba Master Key Consulting) is a leading Information Technology, Management Consulting and Professional Services Company, supporting Federal clients.  The Bethesda, Maryland based consulting firm began with a handful of employees and a single $40,000 subcontract with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs (OJP).  Currently Master Key Consulting has over 130 employees in 11 states and the District of Columbia, and has been awarded government and commercial contracts now exceeding $100 million in total value.  Master Key Consulting’s Government Solutions Division specializes in IT Governance, IV & V, Program Management, Testing, and Business Process Analysis and Modeling.  Master Key possesses current experience supporting Federal grant making agencies with wide ranging and in-depth expertise in all aspects of grants management, policy and systems support.


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