Homeland Security Committee

The AFCEA Homeland Security Committee provides an active focal point within AFCEA for encouraging the exchange of ideas and coordinating AFCEA’s homeland security-related activities.  


AFCEA’s Homeland Security Committee comprises volunteers from the public and private sectors who help ensure that collaboration, cooperation and communication take place throughout government agencies at all levels.  

What the Committee Does 

Identifying threats and alleviating risks are the first of many steps toward the goal of securing the homeland. The committee keeps the lines of communication open—from industry to law enforcement personnel to federal agency leaders—to ensure an ethical forum for the exchange of ideas. 

Committee members meet regularly to examine the latest threats to nations and discuss ideas for solutions.  

Each year, Homeland Security Committee members are involved in ensuring relevant topics are discussed at AFCEA events. In addition to determining the most crucial topics to discuss, they seek out the best experts to present a balanced view of the threats and the possible solutions. 

During monthly meetings, committee members offer ideas and expertise to provide AFCEA with the needed information to be relevant in a security-conscious environment.  

In addition, committee members make their expertise available to AFCEANs worldwide so other nations can address homeland defense issues in their countries. 

Committee Membership Details 

  • Charter
  • Membership List 
  • Membership Criteria 
    • To be considered for membership, a candidate:
      • Must be a nongovernment employee—i.e., does not work for any federal, state or local agency (military reservists and government contractors are eligible)
      • Must maintain an active membership (individual or corporate) with AFCEA International
      • Must commit to serve a three-year term under the guidelines of the committee charter and participate on selected subcommittees


Applications are accepted from May 1 to June 15 each year. 

Additional Resources

  • Homeland Security Community
    • Find events, news and updates in the Homeland Security area.
  • Homeland Security White Papers
    • The committee produces topical white papers that highlight critical issues and propose solutions. These are written by experts from within the committee and distributed to industry and government leaders.   
  • Homeland Security Directory 
  • Exemplar 
    •  U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) training with industry pilot program for GS-11 through GS-15 employees in the science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) fields at the National Protection and Programs Directorate and the Science and Technology Directorate. This program is a government initiative and not part of AFCEA. 
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